COUGAR BASEBALL HOSTS TEXAS STATE
The Washington State (2-7) baseball team returns to Bailey-Brayton Field for a three-game series, Friday-Sunday (March 7-9)...Cougars and Bobcats (9-2, play Valparaiso, Wednesday) tangle at 6 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m., Saturday and noon, Sunday...Washington State is 263-254 under Donnie Marbut, who is in his 10th season as head coach of the Washington State program and 11th overall in Pullman...Marbut is assisted by Gregg Swenson, Pat Waer and Michael Naughton.
COVERAGE OF THE COUGARS
The three-game series against Texas State will have live stats on www.wsucougars.com...all games will have live radio on 1150 AM...if the Cougar women’s basketball team has a game that conflicts with baseball, the baseball broadcast will move to 104.3 FM...live audio links are available on www.wsucougars.com...Cougar Baseball provides updates on Twitter on @Cougbaseball.
ABOUT THE BOBCATS
Texas State is 9-2 and host Valparaiso, Wednesday...Bobcats have played one road game, losing 4-3 to Rice...Tyler Peterson leads Texas State in batting average (.364) and home runs (3)...Garrett Mattlage has driven in a team-high 10 runs...Austen Williams is tops on the squad with a 1.86 ERA...Bobcats are batting .249 as a team with a 2.98 ERA.
TEXAS STATE SERIES NOTES
Washington State and Texas State are meeting on the diamond for the first time...Cougars are 0-1 in the Donnie Marbut era against teams from the Sun Belt Confernce (affiliation at time of game), losing to South Alabama in 2011...Washington State is 22-30 all-time against teams from The Lone Star State...last team from Texas to visit Pullman was Dallas Baptist, March 7-8, 2011 when the Patriots and Cougars split two games.