Oscar Areliz

After a promising start on Friday, the Matadors dropped their last two games of the series against the Washington State Cougars and now have an overall season record of 8-6.

After a 5-3 comeback victory on Friday and a tough 10-12 loss on Saturday, the Matadors struggled to connect with the ball on Sunday, managing just three hits and one run in a 1-6 loss to the Cougars.

Edwin Quirarte had the start on Sunday, allowing no runs in his first four innings. But Quirarte struggled in the fifth, giving up five hits and five runs, four of which were earned.

In the second game, it looked like the Cougars were going to have a big day, comfortably winning 12-4 after six innings. The Matadors offense woke up and managed to score six runs, but it was not enough to overcome the Cougars’ eight run lead.

Timely hitting helped the Matadors improve to eight wins for the season on Friday. The game was tied 3-3 after six innings, but the Matadors managed to score runs in the seventh and eighth inning to lead 5-3. The team managed to maintain the score and escape with a victory.

The Matadors faced Rikkyo University yesterday in an exhibition. The team resumes season play this Friday against Oklahoma State at the Matador Field at 2:00 p.m.