This Week In Cougar Athletics History
May 12, 1962
The Cougars conducted a “game-type” conditions spring scrimmage in Pullman, which produced six touchdowns, five coming by the way of the air.
The first-unit defense, dubbed “The Red Raiders” by coach Jim Sutherland, was stout against the run, keeping WSU’s No. 1 offensive unit, named “Big Red,” under wraps at the scrimmage’s onset. However, with the run option taken away, quarterback Dave Mathieson went to the air and the scoring barrage began.
May 17, 2002
The Cougars scored three runs in the ninth inning and Zach Fisher shut down Arizona in the bottom half of the inning, and WSU fought back for a 6-5 win over the Wildcats at Sancet Field.
Eddie Bonine went the first eight innings for WSU to pick up the win, scattering 11 hits while striking out nine and walking just two. Fisher struck out one in the bottom of the ninth and gave up one single to record his third save of the year.
Down 5-3 heading to the ninth, Wes Falkenborg opened the final inning with a single and Derek Bruce followed to begin the WSU rally. Steve Mortimer then doubled to centerfield that brought both Cougar runners home, tying the game.
Tyson Boston followed with his third hit of the game and the Cougars' fourth consecutive hit of the ninth, with Mortimer moving to third. After Bruce Jacobsen struck out pinch hitting for Jon Baeder, reliever Wes Zlotoff uncorked a wild pitch to score Mortimer with what proved to be the winning run.
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