PULLMAN, Wash. Matt Argyropoulos walk-off in the bottom of the ninth won the game and the series for Washington State in a back-and-forth thriller that ended in favor of the Cougars, 8-7, on Sunday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field.
The Ducks (29-26-1, 8-16) entered the bottom of the ninth nursing a one-run, 7-6, lead with Madison Boer (3-6) on the hill. The right-hander had Washington State down to its last out with pinch runner Kyle Johnson at third, but Adam Nelubowich drove a two-out double off the wall in right to score the game-tying run. With Nelubowich at second, Argyropoulos recorded his first hit of the day hammering a walk-off hit into deep center field.
Boer was credited with the loss, allowing two runs on four hits in two and 2/3 innings on the hill while striking out three.
Washington States Anthony Drobnik (2-2) was credited with the win, tossing the final one and 2/3 innings, and shutting out Oregon on one hit while striking out three.
Oregons Danny Pulfer appeared to win the game for the Ducks in the top of the eighth, with a two-run double to left that scored Kyle Garlick and pinch runner Dylan Gavin. For Pulfer it was his team-leading 15th double of the season, setting a new Oregon single-season record.