WSU's Adam Nelubowich flashes the leather
Sunday's series finale between Cal and Washington State was a one-run, defensive struggle through the first eight innings. And while the Golden Bears would eventually pull off the 2-1 walk-off win, Cougars third baseman Adam Nelubowich put on a clinic with his glove on back-to-back plays in the bottom of the fifth inning.
It began with a ball off the bat of Cal's Jacob Wark. The pop-up drifted towards the stands on the third base side of Evans Diamond. Nelubowich ranged over and leapt up against a partially-padded concrete wall. After disappearing from sight for a moment, the redshirt junior emerged with the ball for the first out of the inning.
The very next batter in the Bears' lineup, Brian Celsi, hit another foul pop fly down the third base line. WSU's catcher Collin Slaybaugh tried to make the grab, but he bobbled it. Luckily, Nelubowich was there to save the day and snagged the ball just before it hit the grass for the second out of the inning.
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