March 2, 2011
COUGARS TRAVEL TO THE DESERT
The Washington State University baseball team takes on Oklahoma State (Friday, 3:05 p.m.), Minnesota (Saturday, 12:05 p.m.) and South Alabama (Sunday, 8:30 a.m.) at the Dairy Queen Classic in Tucson, Ariz...tournament originally scheduled for the Metrodome in Minneapolis, but the collapse of the stadium's roof last December necessitated the change of venue...Friday and Sunday games will be on NewsTalk 1150 AM/105.3 FM...Saturday will be on wsucougars.com...Craig Lawson calls the action.
WASHINGTON STATE RECEIVING VOTES
The Cougars are receiving votes in two of the four national polls this week, ESPN/USA Today and the National Collegiate Basebal Writers Association...Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball do not list a receiving votes section.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific, Visiting Team Listed First)
South Alabama vs. Minnesota (12:05 p.m.)
Washington State vs. Oklahoma State (3:05 p.m.)
Washington State vs. Minnesota (12:05 p.m.)
Oklahoma State vs. South Alabama (3:05 p.m.)
South Alabama vs. Washington State (8:30 a.m.)
Oklahoma State vs. Minnesota (11:30 a.m.)
COUGAR PITCHING MATCH-UPS
LH Adam Conley-WSU (2-0, 1.29 ERA, 18 K, 14 IP)
RH Brad Propst-Oklahoma State (2-0, 1.38 ERA, 8 K, 13 IP)
RH James Wise-WSU (2-0, 1.59 ERA, 12 K, 11 2/3 IP)
LH Phil Isaksson-Minnesota (0-0, 0.87 ERA, 5 K, 10 1/3 IP)
LH Spencer Jackson-WSU (0-1, 27.00 ERA, 1 K, 1 2/3 IP)
RH Dustin Crenshaw-South Alabama (0-0, 3.52 ERA, 10 K, 15 1/3 IP)
COUGARS AGAINST THE FIELD
Washington State is 1-4 all-time against Oklahoma State...teams have not met since 2001...Cougars are 2-0 against Minnesota winning a game in both the 1988 and 1999 seasons...first meeting with South Alabama.