May 26, 2009
COUGARS IN THE POSTSEASON
The Washington State University baseball team received an at-large bid to the 2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship...Cougars are 31-23 overall and finished second in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 19-8 mark...the 19 Pac-10 wins tied a school record for conference victories set in 1990 (Pac-10 North Division)...Cougars are the fifth Pac-10 team in history to lose their first three games and advance to the NCAA postseason...Washington State is the No. 3 seed in the Norman, Okla., Regional and will play No. 2 seed Arkansas (34-22) in their first game, Friday, May 29 at 1 p.m. Central/11 a.m. Pacific...left-hander Matt Way (8-4, 2.49 ERA) will start for the Cougars against Arkansas left-hander Dallas Keuchel (7-3, 4.14 ERA)...WSU-Arkansas is rematch of the season-opening three-game series for both schools in Fayetteville, Ark.
NORMAN REGIONAL SCHEDULE (All times Pacific)
Friday, May 29
Game 1-No. 3 seed Washington State (31-23) vs. No. 2 seed Arkansas (34-22)-11 a.m.
Game 2-No. 4 seed Wichita State (30-25) vs. No. 1 seed Oklahoma (41-18)-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 30
Game 3-Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2-11 a.m.
Game 4-Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 31
Game 5-Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4-11 a.m.
Game 6-Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4-5 p.m.
Monday, June 1 (if Game 5 and Game 6 winner are the same team)
Game 7-Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6-5 p.m.
NORMAN REGIONAL RADIO SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific)
Friday, May 29 vs. Arkansas-11 a.m. (KQQQ 1150 AM and KXLX 700 AM)
Saturday, May 30-11 a.m. (KQQQ 1150 AM and KXLX 700 AM)
Saturday, May 30-5 p.m. (KHTR 104.3 FM and KXLX 700 AM)
Sunday, May 31-11 a.m. (KHTR 104.3 FM and KXLX 700 AM)
Sunday, May 31-5 p.m. (KHTR 104.3 FM and KXLX 700 AM)
Monday, June 1-11 a.m. (KHTR 104.3 FM and KXLX 700 AM)
Steve Grubbs provides the play-by-play which can also be heard at www.wsucougars.com...live stats and video streaming are available at www.wsucougars.com.
FOLLOW THE COUGARS ONLINE
Washington State will depart Pullman, Wednesday, May 27 for Oklahoma City (approximately a half hour drive from Norman, Okla.)...Cougar Associate Head Coach Travis Jewett will be contributing to a daily blog on www.wsucougars.com...family, friends, alumni, supporters, and fans of the program can follow WSU's postseason journey.