UW Falls in Season Finale to Cougars
PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington Huskies wrapped up their 2021 campaign on Saturday afternoon, falling by a score of 9-1 to the Washington State Cougars in the Boeing Apple Cup Series.
The Cougars would score two runs in the first inning, which would ultimately be enough for the rest of the game, as the Husky lineup struggled to drive home runners on base.
Getting the start for UW was Adam Bloebaum, who joined Logan Gerling and Tyson Guerrero as Husky pitchers that have made at least 10 starts this season. He would last 3.1 innings, giving up 3 runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out two.
Stu Flesland III relieved Bloebaum to get the next four outs before Gabe Smith got the last out in the bottom of the fifth.
Will Simpson, returning to the lineup this series after missing five games with a hamstring injury, got UW back in the game when he demolished a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.
WSU would keep the pressure on, however, scoring 3 more runs in each the bottom of the sixth and seventh to make it a 9-1 game. While the Huskies had eight hits and drew four walks in the game, they struggled to drive any of those baserunners in, stranding 10 and grounding into two double plays.
Saturday afternoon marked the end of the 2021 season, which saw Washington finish with a 20-30 overall record and 6-21 mark in the Pac-12.