April 2, 2009
HOMESTAND: The Washington State University baseball team (10-12, 2-1 Pac-10) begins a five-game homestand, Friday, April 3...Cougars hosts Pac-10 opponent UCLA in a three-game series, April 3-5 before BYU visits for a two-game nonconference series, April 6-7...game times are 5:30 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m., Saturday, noon, Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Monday and 5:30 p.m., Tuesday.
CATCH THE GAMES: All five games of the homestand will be broadcast on the radio...KQQQ 1150 AM carries the action for the UCLA series and KHTR 104.3 FM will have the BYU series...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 UCLA: The Bruins are 10-15 overall, 4-2 in the Pac-10...UCLA is batting .275 and has a 4.73 ERA...Casey Haerther is batting .356 and Trevor Bauer has a 2.08 ERA.
SERIES AGAINST UCLA: The Bruins lead the all-time series 35-15, including a 14-6 advantage in Pullman...first meeting was April 15, 1967 when UCLA swept a doubleheader 11-5 and 6-3, including a win over future big leaguer Greg Garrett in the opener...first WSU win came 10-6 in game two of a doubleheader at UCLA, April 29, 1968...first meeting in Pullman was an 8-0 Cougar victory courtesy of future MLB hurler Rick Austin's shutout.
ABOUT BYU: The Cougars are 15-10...play three-games series at Western Carolina, April 3-4...team batting .306 with 4.70 ERA...Kent Walton is hitting .423 and Marc Oslund has a 2.05 ERA.
SERIES AGAINST THE COUGARS: Washington State leads 21-15, including 5-0 under Donnie Marbut...WSU won two games in Provo, Utah last season, 13-7, May 6 and 12-5, May 7.
RH-Gerritt Cole-UCLA (2-2, 3.52 ERA)
LH-Matt Way-WSU (3-2, 1.58 ERA)
RH-Charles Brewer-UCLA (1-2, 4.55 ERA)
RH-Chad Arnold-WSU (2-1, 4.34 ERA)
RH-Trevor Bauer (3-3, 2.06 ERA)
RH-Jared Prince-WSU (1-2, 3.62 ERA)
Monday and Tuesday starters are TBA for both BYU 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.