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Release: 03/03/2010
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March 3, 2010

Coach Marbut Podcast Interview

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THIS WEEK
The Washington State University baseball team hosts Utah in a four-game series, March 5-7...teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m., Friday, followed by a single game, Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.).

PROBABLE PITCHERS
Friday, March 5
Utah (RH Jordan Whatcott, 1-1, 6.55 ERA)/WSU (RH Chad Arnold, 1-0, 6.30 ERA)
Utah (RH Andrew Wilding, 1-0, 0.77 ERA)/WSU (LH Spencer Jackson, 1-0, 1.80 ERA)

Saturday, March 6
Utah (LH Bryn Card, 1-0, 1.04 ERA)/WSU (RH James Wise, 1-0, 5.40 ERA)

Sunday, March 7
Utah (LH Rick Anton, 1-1, 6.97 ERA)/WSU (LH Rusty Shellhorn, 0-0, 4.50 ERA)

FOLLOW THE COUGARS ONLINE
Live stats (free) as well as live audio (fee applies) of the radio broadcasts will be available online at wsucougars.com.

THE SERIES
Washington State leads 9-2...teams split two games last season in Salt Lake City, April 21-22 with the Cougars winning 13-8 and losing 9-1.

FAST START
Washington State is 6-0 for the first time since 1988 when it won nine straight to open the year, finished with a school record 52 wins and advanced to the NCAA West I Regional.

GOOD DEFENSE
Washington State has committed two errors through the first-six games...last season, the Cougars had made five errors in six games and finished with 65 miscues in 57 outings.

BIG INNINGS
Washington State has batted around five times this season...Cougars have scored three or more runs in 11 innings...last season, WSU had the same number of "big" innings through 16 games...Cougars have scored in 54.0 percent (27-for-50) of their offensive frames.

COUGAR COMEBACKS
Washington State has come from behind to win three times in 2010...under sixth-year head coach Donnie Marbut, the Cougars have come from behind for 72 of their 153 victories.

TWO-OUT RALLIES
Washington State has scored 28 of its 66 (42.4 percent) runs after two outs...a baker's dozen Cougars have driven in a run with two outs...Derek Jones leads the way with four, two-out RBI.

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