BSB: Cougs drop Game 2 at Cal, look to salvage series finale today

Scott Hood, Publisher
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Washington State suffered a 7-2 defeat to California Saturday as the Golden Bears scored six runs in the seventh inning at Evans Diamond.

WSU (14-10, 1-4 Pac-12) took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning before California (11-13, 3-5 Pac-12) scored once in the sixth and six in the seventh to take the second game of the series.

In the seventh, the Bears took advantage of two walks, two hit by pitches and three hits in the inning to take the lead.

The Cougars received a solid starting pitching performance from junior Ryan Walker who struck out three, allowed two earned runs on five hits in six innings.

WSU backed Walker with a pair of RBI doubles in the fifth inning. James Rudkin singled to right field and Blake Clanton doubled to center to score Rudkin and Andres Alvarez later doubled in Clanton for a 2-0 lead.

Walker didn't allow a baserunner past second before Cal scored in the sixth and later erupted for six in the seventh.

Rudkin tallied two hits, extending his on-base streak to 21 games, and Justin Harrer also recorded two hits. The series finale is Sunday at

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