March 22, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Fresh off an 11-day road trip, the Washington State baseball team returns to Bailey-Brayton Field and opens a five-game homestand against Gonzaga, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting is the first of four scheduled games between the Cougars (11-5) and Bulldogs (8-11) this season. Both teams participated in the NCAA postseason in 2009.
Washington State is 5-1 at home this season. Following the game with Gonzaga, the Cougars will play four games in Pullman against Cal State Bakersfield, Friday-Sunday. Game times are 5:30 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday for a doubleheader and noon, Sunday.
Cougar freshman Travis Cook, a right-hander, will make his first start of the season on the mound, Tuesday. Gonzaga's starter has yet to be announced.
Six Cougars are batting over .300, led by freshman Brett Jacobs, who is hitting .439. WSU's pitching staff is averaging nearly seven strikeouts a game.