April 17, 2008
THIS WEEK: Washington State travels to Arizona for a three-game Pacific-10 Conference series in Tucson, Ariz...Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sanchet Stadium will be the site for games, Friday, April 18-Sunday April 20...teams play Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (6 p.m.) and Sunday (noon).
WSU ON THE INTERNET: For the latest information about Cougar baseball, log onto the official site of WSU Athletics, www.wsucougars.com...live stats are provided for all Cougar home games and the majority of WSU road games...all Cougar games in Pullman will be available via live video streaming for Cougar All-Access subscribers.
COUGARS ON THE RADIO: The remaining games of the 2008 Washington State baseball season will be broadcast on KQQQ 1150 AM...longtime broadcaster Steve Grubbs provides the play-by-play for the fourth season.
ABOUT ARIZONA: The Wildcats are 22-11, 3-6 in the Pacific-10 Conference...tied with Washington State, three games back of conference leaders Arizona State and Stanford...ranked 22nd in the current National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll and receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today poll...swept two-game series, April 15-16, at New Mexico by scores of 10-6 and 4-2...have won seven straight, all out of conference...streak includes two wins at San Diego State, April 8-9, and a three-game sweep of Indiana State at home, April 11-13...Wildcats lost two out of three in each of their three conference series this season, at USC (March 20-22), vs. UCLA (March 28-30) and at Washington (April 4-6)...own 11-3 mark at home in 2008...Arizona entered the week batting .293 as a team with a 3.77 earned run average.
SERIES AGAINST THE WILDCATS: Arizona leads 22-13 in series that dates back to 1975...Washington State won the first meeting 3-1 in Riverside, Calif., March 26, 1975...Wildcats own 9-7 advantage in Tucson...since the Pacific-10 Conference reunified in 1999, Cougars have won seven of 12 road games in the series...Washington State won two out of three in 2000, 2002 and 2006 while Arizona took two out of three in 2004...Cougars have won the last two series overall (2006 in Tucson adn 2007 in Pullman)...last season, Arizona won the series opener 3-1...Washington State responded to win 4-3 and 5-3 over the 12th-ranked Wildcats...in the opener, Arizona hit two home runs and scored three times off Wayne Daman, Jr. in the seventh inning to erase a 1-0 deficit...Mike Gilbert drove in three runs to help the Cougars pull even in the series...WSU took the rubber match with two runs in the eighth to break a 3-3 tie and make a winner out of Ross Humes in relief.