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1997 Cougar Baseball Facts
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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Head Coach: Steve Farrington, Eastern Washington University 1974

WSU and Career Record: 54-65 (3rd year)

Assistants: Tom Chamberlain (OSU '77), Buzzy Verduzco (WSU '85),

1996 Record: 26-35 overall; 12-12 in Pacific-10 North/Third

1996 Post-season: None

Lettermen returning: 10

Returning starters from 1996:(3)
C Jason Hairston, R/R, 6-1, 212, Jr., 2V (BA/.271, R/33, H/51, 
	RBI/37, HR/8)
LHP Todd Belitz, L/L, 6-1, 215, Jr., 2V (ERA/5.60, W-L/6-3, G/15, 
	GS/14, IP/88.1, SO/64, BB/53)
OF Casey Kelley, L/R, 6-2, 222, So., 1V (BA/.247, R/12, H/21, 
	RBI/8, HR/1)

Other returning lettermen: (7) Pitchers -- Marcus Glaze, R/L, 6-3, 215, So., 1V (ERA/6.43, W-L/2-3, G/14, GS/3, IP/28.0, SO/17, BBB/22) Kyle Poffenroth, R/R, 6-4, 234, Jr., 2V (ERA/4.50, W-L/1-2, G/5, GS/4, IP/22.0, SO/10, BB/18) Dave Wheeler, R/R, 6-1, 185, So., 1V (ERA/.8.31, W-L/2-2, G/17, GS/2, IP/30.1, SO/18, BB/26)

Outfield -- Steve Gleason, L/L, 6-2, 207, So., 1V (BA/.196, R/17, H/10, RBI/6, HR/0, SB-A/4-5) Duane Stewart, R/R, 6-4, 193, Jr., 2V (BA/.220, R/9, H/13, RBI/7, HR/1, SB-A/5-5)

Infield -- Scott Randall, L/R, 5-9, 170, Jr., 1V (1996: BA/.000, R/4, H/0, RBI/0, HR/0, SB-A/1-2) Ole Vigeland, R/R, 6-2, 170, So., 1V (BA/.250, R/19, H/26, RBI/11, HR/0)

Catchers -- None

Top newcomers: (11) Steve Curran, 1B/DH, L/R, 6-5, 215, RS-FR, Bellevue (Bellevue HS) Burdette Greeny, RHP, R/R, 6-5, 215, RS-JR, Port Angeles (Port Angeles HS/Tacoma CC) Jesse Hoorelbeke, INF, R/R, 6-3, 240, FR, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (Coeur d'Alene HS) Les McTavish, RHP, R/R, 6-1, 165, FR, Slave Lake, Alberta (Michner HS) Todd Meldahl, LHP, L/L, 6-1, 185, Fr., Butte, Mont. (Butte HS) Justin Mentink, OF, R/R, 6-5, 220 RS-SR, Federal Way (Decatur HS/Highline CC/San Diego State) Wade Parrish, LHP, L/L, 6-1, 185, FR, Othello (Othello HS) Brad Philley, OF, R/R, 6-3, 205, FR, Puyallup (Rogers HS) Curtis Robinson, INF, R/R, 5-11, 180, RS-SR, Longview (R.A.Long HS/Lower Columbia/Pacific) Ryan Smith, C, R/R, 6-1, 185, FR, Port Orchard (South Kitsap HS) Shawn Stevenson, INF, S/R, 5-8, 135, FR, Everett (Cascade HS)

Starters lost: (11) 1B Jon Fischer, Sr., 1V (BA/.271, R/21, H/43, RBI/29, HR/2) 2B Randy Kaleikilo, Sr., 2V (BA/.257, R/27, H/54, RBI/43, HR/0) 3B Ty Solomon, Sr., 3V (BA/.330, R/25, H/34, RBI/16, HR/2, SB-A/3-4) SS Mike Wetmore, Jr., 3V (BA/.307, R/49, H/70, RBI/33, HR/7, SB-A/32-39) CF Rob Ryan, Sr., 4V (BA/.300, R/45, H/69, RBI/19, HR/3, SB-A/19-30) OF Jim Horner, Sr.. 4V (BA/.332, R/54, H/69, RBI/44, HR/9, SB-A/17-23) C/DH Josh Hamik, Sr., 4V (BA/.290, R/25, H/38, RBI/30, HR/5) LHP Robert Ramsay, Sr., 4V (ERA/3.93, W-L/2-7, G/14, GS/14, IP/94.0, SO/94, BB/60) LHP Heath McLellan, Sr., 1V (ERA/7.01, W-L/2-9, G/16, GS/11, IP/68.0, SO/18, BB/37) RHP/Relief Jered Fowler, Sr., 1V (ERA/0.69, W-L/1-0, G/12, GS/0, IP/13.0, SO/7, BB/7) C/1B/DH Jered Fowler (BA/.309, R/38, H/54, RBI/51, HR/10) RHP/Relief Wayne Vezzetti, Sr.,2V (ERA/6.93, W-L/2-2, G/23, GS/1, IP/37.2, SO/24, BB/21)

Other lettermen lost: (5) Mark Bowman, DH/1B, Sr., 1V (BA/.308, R/19, H/32, RBI/23, HR/3) Greg Muehlbauer, RHP, Sr., 1V (ERA/4.60, W-L/3-1, G/17, GS/0, IP/31.1, SO/20, BB/12) Darren Nordlund, OF, Jr., 1V (BA/.232, R/17, H/16, RBI/7, HR/0, SB-A/6-8) Ryan Post, Sr., RHP, Sr., 4V (ERA/6.40, W-L/2-3, G/13, GS/5, IP/32.1, SO/18, BB/17) Jon Zumwalt, RHP, R/R, So., 1V (ERA/5.53, W-L/2-1, G/14, GS/6, IP/40.2, SO/25, BB/27)

1997 Honors (Returnees in Bold) C Jason Hairston, R/R, 6-1, 212, Jr., 2V LHP Todd Belitz, L/L, 6-1, 215, Jr., 2V

Location:
Pullman, WA
99164-1610
Stadium:
Buck Bailey Field (3,500, lighted)
Sports Information Dept:
Rod Commons
Assistants:
Wes Werner, Linda Keck, Janay Leddy
Baseball Sports Information Dept:
Rod Commons
Official Name:
Washington State University
President:
Dr. Samuel H. Smith
Founded:
1890 (Land Grant University)
Enrollment:
19,500
Colors:
Crimson and Gray
Nickname:
Cougars/Cougs
Conference:
Pacific-10 - WSU is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference North Baseball League, along with Oregon State, Washington and Portland State.
Fight Song:
"The Fight Song," 1919, with words by Zella Melcher and music by Phyllis Sayles.
Alma Mater:
"Washington, My Washington," 1913, with words and music by J. DeForest Cline

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