Andre Mercurio’s one-out RBI single in the top of the 11th inning Thursday sparked visiting San Jose State (10-27) to a 7-5 win over Washington State (18-18) to open a four-game nonconference baseball series.
Mercurio singled home Michael Breen, who opened the 11th off Ian Hamilton (0-2) with a single to right field. Mercurio later advanced to third base on a passed ball and scored on Corey Olivet’s sacrifice fly to center.
Turtle Kuhaulua (1-2) struck out the side in the Cougars’ 11th. He worked six innings of four-hit relief, striking out 11 and walking two.
The Cougars forced extra innings on Cooper Elliott’s two-out, pinch-hit double to right-center to score J.J. Hancock.
WSU led 2-0 after Brennon Kaleiwahea’s two-out, two-run single in the third.
Two long streaks came to an end as Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho split a nonconference doubleheader at Coeur d’Alene.
CCS (26-3-1) won the opener 14-8 to end NIC’s 15-game winning streak. The Cardinals (25-2) rebounded for a 10-5 second-game victory, erasing the Sasquatch’s nine-game streak.
The doubleheader was originally scheduled for Tuesday.
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