May 13, 2010
The Washington State University baseball team (26-17, 9-9 Pac-10) takes a four-game winning streak to Stanford (26-18, 10-8) for a three-game series with the Cardinal, Friday-Sunday (May 14-16)...game times are 6 p.m. (Friday), 2 p.m. (Saturday), 1 p.m. (Sunday).
FOLLOW THE COUGARS
Live stats (free) and live audio (fee applies) will be available for all three games at wsucougars.com...Steve Grubbs will call the action for the internet as well as local radio (Hit Radio 104.3 FM)...Friday's game will be televised by FOX Sports Net on a tape delayed basis...FSN Northwest will air the game at 11 a.m., Saturday.
SERIES WITH STANFORD
The Cardinal leads 34-19...Stanford won two out of three games in Pullman last season and at home in 2008 after dropping the opener in each series...Washington State took the final two games at home in 2007 and the first two games at Stanford in 2006 to post consecutive series victories.
ABOUT THE CARDINAL
Stanford is nationally-ranked in two of the four major polls...ranked 25th by Baseball America and 26th by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association...receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll...Cardinal is batting .289 as a team led by Jonathan Kaskow at .382 in 38 games, 32 starts...four other regulars are batting over .300...Stanford has a 4.95 earned run average...Jordan Pries, Saturday's starter, has a team-best 3.44 ERA.
Washington State has 16 come-from-behind victories this season...five times, the Cougars have trailed twice in the same game and won...twice, the Cougars have trailed three seperate times in the same game and won...WSU overcame a five-run deficit in back-to-back games (May 8-9) to win for the first time since May 7, 1987 when it accomplished the feat in both games of a doubleheader sweep against Gonzaga...Cougars have five wins in their last at bat in 2010...WSU has 85 come-from-behind wins in the Donnie Marbut era.
COUGARS RECORD MILESTONE VICTORY
Washington State has 26 wins this season and 2,503 in school history...Cougars became the 10th school in NCAA history to record 2,500 wins with a 13-10 victory over California, May 8...list includes Fordham, Texas, USC, Michigan, Arizona State, Stanford, Arizona, Florida State and Clemson.