ASU Baseball: Sun Devils fall in 11th against Washington State

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 23: Travis Buck
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 23: Travis Buck /

In a game that featured 11 different pitchers and an extra two innings, it was Washington State who won the second straight game against ASU baseball 4-3 in 11 innings.

The game featured two strong starting pitching performances for both teams with southpaw Connor Higgins taking the loss in the 11th inning of the game.

ASU jumped out of the gates early on with freshman Spencer Torkelson adding on to his record-setting home run total with his 13th home run on the year to put the Sun Devils ahead in the first.

In the bottom of the inning, it was sophomore right-handed pitcher Alec Marsh who took the mound for ASU. Marsh struggled early on allowing an RBI triple and an RBI single to back-to-back batters to allow Washington State to take the lead 2-1.

Marsh would settle down for the Sun Devils and would get more run support from Gage Canning who reached on a single and was later knocked in on an RBI single from catcher Lyle Lin.

The 2-2 tie would only last until the bottom of the inning as Washington State got to Marsh once again knocking in another run and sending Marsh out of the game in favor of freshman Brady Corrigan.

ASU would get back on the board to tie up the game in the top of the eighth inning behind a solo home run from sophomore Hunter Bishop. The score would remain tied throughout the bottom of the ninth inning leading to extra innings.

In the bottom of the eleventh Washington State came through with a walk-off single after a leadoff walk and a hit by pitch to start the half inning.

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The loss puts the Sun Devils at 12-13 on the year and 4-3 in conference play as they will finish their series in Pullman Saturday afternoon against Washington State.