PULLMAN, Wash. - Ten years ago, FieldTurf was installed at Bailey-Brayton Field, making Washington State's home ballpark the first college baseball facility to use the surface.
Earlier this fall, the infield underwent a remodeling that included new logos and a FieldTurf mound. While other schools have an artificial surface mound, including North Dakota and Indiana, Washington State is believed to be the first school on the West
Coast to have one.
Both North Dakota (won over 60 percent) and Indiana (won over 70 percent) have enjoyed success at home since installing an artificial mound.
The Cougars open fall scrimmages, today and their 2014 season begins in February.