April 26, 2012
COUGARS HOST SUN DEVILS
The Washington State University baseball team (21-16, 7-7 Pac-12) opens a six-game homestand, Friday, April 27 hosting No. 23 Arizona State (24-16, 9-9 Pac-12)...game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and is part of Bobo Brayton Day at Bailey-Brayton Field...pregame ceremony will honor Brayton...evening concludes with postgame fireworks...three-game series includes a 2 p.m., Saturday contest and a noon, Sunday meeting.
Live stats are available (free) on www.wsucougars.com...games against Seattle will have audio (fee applies) on www.wsucougars.com...locally, NewsTalk 1150 AM (Pullman) and 105.3 FM (Moscow) will carry the games live on radio with Steve Grubbs calling the action on radio and the internet...pregame show begins 20 minutes before first pitch each day.
WASHINGTON STATE WEBCASTS
The remaining Washington State's home baseball games will have a live webcast (fee applies) which can be viewed on www.wsucougars.com.
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).
ALONG CAME JONES
Cougar senior outfielder Derek Jones ranks in the top 10 on several Washington State career lists...here is a look at the numbers.
Home Runs 41 (First)
Hit By Pitch 33 (T-fifth)
Total Bases 389 (Sixth)
RBI 157 (Eighth)
At Bats 722 (Ninth)
Runs 156 (10th)
HOT HITTING ARD
Redshirt-junior first baseman Taylor Ard is currently riding a 17-game hitting streak...Ard is batting .394 (28-for-71) with five doubles, four home runs and 20 RBI during the streak.
Washington State has turned 50 double plays this season to lead the Pac-12 and ranked among the nation's leaders...Cougars have recorded at least one double play in 14-straight games.