May 14, 2009
COUGARS VISIT CORVALLIS: Washington State travel to Oregon State for a key three-game Pacific-10 Conference series, May 15-17...Cougars (26-21, 14-7 Pac-10) are in second place in the Pac-10, two games ahead of Oregon State and Washington with six to play...games times are 5 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m., Saturday and 1 p.m., Sunday.
CATCH THE GAMES: All three games at Oregon State will be live on radio...KHTR 104.3 FM is home to all the action, Friday and Sunday...KQQQ 1150 will carry Saturday's game....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 STATE: The Beavers are 30-14, 12-9 in the Pacific-10...Ryan Ortiz leads OSU with a .367 batting average...team is batting .277 with and has a 3.80 ERA.
SERIES AGAINST THE BEAVERS: Washington State leads 220-188-2...Cougars won series in two their last three trips to Corvallis (2003 and 2007)...WSU won two of three in Pullman last season.
COUGARS FINISH IN THE NORTHWEST: Washington State's schedule calls for the the Cougars to stay in the Northwest for the last 12 regular season games...Washington State swept a three-game series against Oregon, May 9-11 and split a pair of contests with Portland, May 12-13 in Pullman...Cougars travel to Corvallis, Ore., for three games at Oregon State, May 17-19...Washington State plays its final regular season road game, May 19 at Gonzaga in a makeup of an April 28 rainout...Cougars conclude the regular season at home against Washington in a three-game series, May 22-24.
PACIFIC-10 RACE: With two weeks left in the regular season, four games separate the top five teams in the Pac-10 standings...Arizona State (16-5) hosts Oregon and UCLA...Washington State (14-7) travels to Oregon State and hosts Washington...UCLA (14-10) has just the series against Arizona State remaining...Oregon State (12-9) also plays at Stanford and Washington (12-9) has plays at Arizona.
LH-Matt Way (7-4, 2.16 ERA)-WSU
LH-Tanner Robles (1-1, 3.42 ERA)-OSU
RH-Chad Arnold (6-2, 4.82 ERA)-WSU
RH-Greg Peavey (3-3, 5.30 ERA)-OSU
LH-David Stilley (3-1, 3.09 ERA)-WSU
RH-Jorge Reyes (5-2, 3.80 ERA)-OSU
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.