Feb. 23, 2012
COUGARS FACE MAVERICKS AT HIGH NOON
The Washington State baseball teams opens its 2012 home slate with a four-game series against Nebraska Omaha...series takes place, Feb. 24-26 with a doubleheader, Friday and single games, Saturday and Sunday...first pitch scheduled for noon each day.
TEAMS AT A GLANCE
For the second-straight week, Washington State will meet a school on the baseball diamond it has not competed against before...Cougars are 211-189 under Donnie Marbut, who is in his eighth season as the head coach of the Washington State program and ninth overall in Pullman...Bob Herold is in his 13th year at Nebraska Omaha and has 409-career victories...Mavericks are in their first year of NCAA Division I play after previous stints in NAIA and NCAA Division II.
Live stats for the series are available (free) on www.wsucougars.com...all four games will have audio available (fee applies) on www.wsucougars.com...locally, NewsTalk 1150 AM and 105.3 FM will carry the games live on radio...Steve Grubbs will provide the play-by-play...pregame show begins 15 minutes before first pitch each day.
The official website of Washington State University Athletics has baseball gameday information at www.wsucougars.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/gameday.html.
Tickets to home baseball games can be purchased by calling 1-800-GO-COUGS or by visiting wsucougars.com...also available at the WSU Athletic Ticket Office, located behind the east end zone of Martin Stadium, on the plaza just off Stadium Way, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m...prices are $6 (adults), $3 (ages 2-18 and 60+), $3 (students and students' guest, both free with sports pass) or $15 (family plan, two adults/two youth)...Friday's game against Nebraska Omaha is Faculty/Staff Frugal Friday ($2 tickets) and the family plan is available for $20 (includes four hot dogs and four sodas)...Sunday, admission is $2 for fans who show a ticket stub from Saturday's men's basketball game.
WASHINGTON STATE WEBCASTS
Beginning with March 20 against Gonzaga, all of Washington State's home games are scheduled to have a live webcast which can be viewed on www.wsucougars.com.
INSIDE COUGAR BASEBALL VIDEOS
Washington State baseball fans can follow Cougar Baseball throughout the season on www.wsucougars.com...a video section which can be accessed by logging onto the baseball front page and clicking the Inside Cougar Baseball button...page contains features on the program and student-athletes and a weekly Donnie Marbut press conference...during home games, postgame interviews will be posted on the page...in addition, a recap with highlights at the end of weekend series at Bailey-Brayton Field will be available.
COUGAR BASEBALL SHOW
Join Cougar Head Baseball Coach Donnie Marbut for the Cougar Baseball Show at South Fork Public House in Pullman...show hosted by radio veteran Steve Grubbs, who also serves as primary play-by-play man for Cougar baseball...show scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. is on Hit Radio 104.3 FM...email questions for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org...remaining show dates are Feb. 27, March 5 and 19, April 2, 9, 16 and 30 and May 21.