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ASU Baseball: Sun Devils walked off again

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Another tough extra innings

Brady Vernon/House of Sparky

Another night in Pullman, another tough one for the Arizona State Sun Devils.

For the second straight night, the Sun Devils (12-14, 4-4 Pac-12) fell on an extra innings walk-off hit at the hands of the Washington State Cougars, losing 4-3 in Pullman Friday.

ASU took another early lead, as freshman first baseman Spencer Torkelson did what he does best: take guys deep.

Torkelson mashed his 13th home run of the season over the wall in right-center field.

Immediately after, though, the Sun Devils saw their lead disappear.

Sophomore Alec Marsh took the hill to start it out for the Sun Devils and did not receive a warm welcome from the homestanding Cougars.

With a runner on third base and two men out, senior left fielder Blake Clanton tripled, scoring the run. He was chased home by junior left fielder Wyatt Segle to give Wazzu a 2-1 lead.

The teams traded runs again in the sixth inning when sophomore first baseman Lyle Lin singled home junior center fielder Gage Canning in the top half before senior right fielder JJ Hancock did the same for

ASU wouldn’t go down without a fight.

In the top of the eighth inning, sophomore right fielder Hunter Bishop unleashed a no-doubter over the wall in right field to tie the game at 3-3, a score that would hold into extra innings.

After junior Connor Higgins walked the first batter of the 11th inning, ASU turned to redshirt freshman Zane Strand for his third appearance of the season.

Three batters later, the game was over.

Strand allowed a single to sophomore center fielder Danny Sinatro that scored the game-winning run, giving Washington State a series win over the Sun Devils.

The teams will wrap up the series Saturday afternoon in Pullman at noon on Pac-12 Networks.