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WSU Drops Nonconference Matchup at BYU

Mar 29, 2022

PROVO, Utah (March 29, 2022) – Washington State closed an eight-game road stretch dropping a 9-3 nonconference matchup at BYU Tuesday afternoon.
The Cougars (9-15) received two-hit games from Elijah Hainline and Jacob McKeon while Jack Smith doubled. BYU (13-9) used a three-run second inning and a five-run third inning to earn the win.
In the second, BYU turned three walks into a 3-0 lead with a groundout and two-run double down the right field line. In the third, a couple Cougar miscues led to a big inning as five BYU runs scored with four being unearned.
In the fifth, WSU put runners on the corners following a double form Jacob McKeon and single through the left side by Elijah Hainline but a groundball double play ended the threat.
In the seventh, Smith doubled to left field and two batters later, Hainline poked a single through the right side to drive in a run.
In the ninth, WSU plated two runs on a bases loaded passed ball and a RBI-sacrifice fly from  Kodie Kolden.
Freshman Drake Anderson singled through the right side in the 8th to record his 1st career hit
Kodie Kolden had a pinch-hit sacrifice fly, snapping his 29-game on-base streak
WSU returns to Pullman to host a weekend series against Utah beginning Friday.