May 7, 2009
COUGARS FINISH HOMESTAND: Washington State rounds out an eight-game homestand with five-straight days of baseball at Bailey Brayton Field, May 9-13...Cougars (22-20, 11-7 Pac-10) host Oregon in a Pac-10 series, May 9-11 and Portland in a nonconference series, May 12-13...games times are 7 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday and noon, Monday against the Ducks, as well as 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and 2 p.m., Wednesday against the Pilots.
CATCH THE GAMES: All remaining games in WSU's current homestand will be live on radio...KHTR 104.3 FM is home to all the action, Saturday....Steve Grubbs provides the play-by-play which can also be heard at www.wsucougars.com...live stats are available at www.wsucougars.com.
ABOUT OREGON: The Ducks are 14-31, 4-14 in the Pac-10...Ducks are batting .234 as a team and have a 4.70 earned run average...Curt Raulinaitis is batting .298 and Erik Stavert has a 2.48 ERA.
SERIES AGAINST THE DUCKS: Washington State leads 140-112-1...teams have not played since 1981, the last season prior to 2009 that Oregon fielded a varsity team...first meeting was May 11, 1906 in Eugene and resulted in a 3-2 Ducks' victory.
ABOUT PORTLAND: The Pilots are 22-21...host Pepperdine in a three-game sereis, May 8-10...Portland owns a .298 batting average and a 5.13 earned run average...Riley Hendricks is batting .358 and Kyle Kraus has a 3.25 ERA.
SERIES AGAINST THE PILOTS: Washington State leads 66-35-1 in a series that dates to 1947...first meeting was a 14-9 Cougar win in Portland, April 25, 1947...Portland won the last match-up 16-9 in Portland, May 14, 2007...last time the Pilots were in Pullman was April 1-2, 2005 when the Cougars won two of three meeting in a Pac-10 North series.
RH-Erik Stavert (5-3, 2.48 ERA)-Oregon
LH-Matt Way (6-4, 2.04 ERA)-WSU
LH-Tyler Anderson (2-6, 5.43 ERA)-Oregon
RH-Chad Arnold (5-2, 5.10 ERA)-WSU
RH-Madison Boer (1-6, 5.16 ERA)-Oregon
LH-David Stilley (2-1, 3.10 ERA)-WSU
Tuesday and Wednesday are TBA for both Portland and Washington State.
CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS: In 2009, Washington State seeks its fourth-straight winning season, something the Cougars have not accomplished since 1994 when a 35-26 record capped a run of 37-consecutive campaigns with a mark above .500.