WSU Baseball: Cougs Drop First Game To Utah 4-7


It isn’t looking very good for the Washington State Baseball team right now in terms of trying to get back to the post-season once again. This was a chance for the Cougars to get back on track and start a winning streak, which most fans were optimistic about. This wasn’t as bad of a performance as they had the other day against Gonzaga but they collapsed late in the game after having a 4-3 lead. The Utes came back and started to head it up and as they did that. The Cougars had no answer and just couldn’t score at all after they began trailing.

Donnie Marbut had something to say about his team’s performance after the game

"“We got off to a good start and then stop playing,” Cougar Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. “I wish I had an explanation for our club right now, but I don’t. It’s my fault.”"

The Cougars were definitely in position to score but they couldn’t get the job done when they had runners in scoring position as they put a runner on in every inning from the third through the eighth, including the lead-off hitter three times, and pushed three runners to third without adding to their lead. This team has got to start winning now or their chances of making the postseason are going to be extremely hard to happen with game by game slipping away from them.

The Cougars will attempt to rebound on Saturday when they face Utah again in their 2nd game with them of a 3 game series.  Adam Nelubowich recorded two assists in right field becoming the first Cougars in eight seasons to have at least seven outfield assists.