The Cougars ended their home-stand on a sour note by losing to Gonzaga for the 2nd time this season. WSU’s record now stands at 16-11 and they will face Gonzaga one final time April 16th, in Spokane. This isn’t turning out to be a favorable match-up for the Cougs and Coach Marbut isn’t very pleased about his team’s performance. This is what he had to say in the post-game
"“I wish I knew how to get our guys motivated every night,” Washington State Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. “I do not feel like we have given Gonzaga our best game.”"
The first comment definitely shows that this team is extremely young by not being able to finish out on these long home-stands and even road trips. This is definitely a learning opportunity for this team which they will need to bounce back very quickly when they go on the road to face Utah on Friday.
This wasn’t a good game for this baseball team at all. The Cougars struggled offensively until the 6th inning where they tacked on two runs. That was all they could do unfortunately, and the Zags came back by scoring a run in the 8th which ended the scoring for both teams. This upcoming road-trip will be key if the Cougars want to stay in the race for a postseason bid as they have struggled as of late which is expected when you play in this type of conference where you face the best every night almost.
The Cougars will look to bounce back on Friday when they face the University of Utah to start their road-trip.