Russell Wilson Leaves Before Washington State Completes Comeback in Seattle


Apr 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws out the first pitch to Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies played an important opener (especially for WSU) on Friday night and Super Bowl champions Russell Wilson and Jermaine Kearse were there to see it. Except, they didn’t stay long enough to see the best part.

Being that Kearse is a former Husky, he naturally threw out the opening pitch while Wilson sat behind the plate to make the catch, much to the pleasure of the 1,500 capacity crowd. That momentum in the ballpark carried early for the seventh-ranked Huskies, but by the top of the seventh inning, the momentum was gone and so were the Seahawks’ stars.

That’s when the Cougs exploded for three runs to cap a five-run rally and take a 6-4 lead. Eventually, that was the all-important final score, helping the Cougs to move back to .500 in the Pac-12 at 8-8 on the season. Another huge game for the Cougs looms tonight in Seattle at 7:35 pm after the Crimson and Gray game airs this afternoon at 1:00 pm on Pac-12 Networks.

For more detail on the Cougar-rally, go HERE.