The Cougars scored two runs in the ninth and two more in the 10th win in finale of season-opening four-game series.

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Washington State rallied with two runs in the ninth inning and scored two more in the 10th inning to beat Texas State 9-8 in 10 innings in the finale of a season-opening four-game baseball series in San Marcos, Texas, on Monday.

Down four runs to start the seventh inning, the Cougars scored twice in the seventh and two more in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. In the 10th, Stefan Van Horn hit a homer. Jack Strunc followed with a double and scored on Derek Chapman’s sacrifice fly.

In the bottom of the 10th, Texas State opened with a double and RBI single. The Bobcats loaded the bases, but sophomore left-hander Scotty Sunitsch struck out the final two hitters, both looking.


• Seattle University sophomore left-hander Tarik Skubal has been selected as one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.

Skubal set the Seattle U game record for strikeouts with 13 in seven innings against Saint Mary’s College on Sunday, allowing just three hits and one walk.

• Highlighted by Alivia Brown’s top-25 finish, the Washington State women’s golf team finished 15th at the Westbrook Spring Invitational at the Westbrook Village Golf Course in Peoria, Ariz.

WSU shot 5-over par (293) in the final round to bring its three-round total to 887 (+23). No. 23 Oregon (-10, 854) took home the team title. Brown tied for 23rd at 1-over 217.

Ross Humphries has been hired as Ballard’s new football coach. Humphries graduated from Ballard in 2003.

He served the last six seasons as assistant coach at Bishop Blanchet. Before that, Humphries coached at Mount Rainier, West Seattle and Ballard.