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1998 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: 67-107 (4th year)

ASSISTANTS: Buzzy Verduzco (WSU '85), Russ Swan

1997 RECORD: 13-42 overall; 7-17 in Pacific-10 North/Third

1997 POST-SEASON: None

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 23

RETURNING STARTERS FROM 1996: (11)

1B Jesse Hoorelbeke, R/R, 6-3, 240, So., 1V (BA/.279, R/17, H/34, RBI/27, HR/6)

2B Scott Randall, L/R, 5-9, 170, Sr., 2V (BA/.337, R/47, H/58, RBI/22, HR/1, SB-A/17-22)

SS Shawn Stevenson, S/R, 5-8, 135, So., 1V (BA/.345, R/41, H/70, RBI/26, HR/2, SB-A/8-13)

OF Casey Kelley, L/R, 6-2, 222, Jr., 2V (BA/.331, R/32, H/49, RBI/36, HR/12)

OF Steve Gleason, L/L, 6-0, 207, Jr., 2V (BA/.286, R/16, H/32, RBI/20, HR/1, SB-A/12-18)

OF Ray Hattenburg, S/R, 6-1, 185, So., 1V (BA/.339, R/39, H/58, RBI/17, HR/0, SB-A/6-10)

DH Steve Curran, L/R, 6-5, 240, So., 1V (BA/.350, R/30, H/57, RBI/42, HR/5)

RHP Dave Wheeler, R/R, 6-1, 180, Jr., 2V (ERA/7.66, W-L/3-7,G/20, GS/8, IP/69.1, SO/42, BB/45)

LHP Todd Meldahl, L/L, 6-1, 185, So., 1V (ERA/8.36, W-L/2-5,G/17, GS/8, IP/61.1, SO/45, BB/35)

LHP Wade Parrish, L/L, 6-1, 185, So., 1V (ERA/9.00, W-L/1-7,G/15, GS/8, IP/61.0, SO/41, BB/30)

RHP Burdette Greeny, R/R, 6-6, 220, Sr., 1V (ERA/9.00, W-L/1-5,G/12, GS/10, IP/41.0, SO/31, BB/27)

OTHER RETURNING LETTERMEN: (12)

Pitchers -- Marcus Glaze, R/L, 6-3, 225, Jr., 2V (ERA/8.39, W-L/0-2, G/19, GS/1, IP/24.2, SO/15, BB/19)

Kyle Poffenroth, R/R, 6-4, 235, Jr., 3V (ERA/10.38, W-L/0-2, G/8, GS/2, IP/17.1, SO/12, BB/13)

Les McTavish, R/R, 6-1, 165, So., 1V (ERA/12.74, W-L/1-3, G/16, GS/4, IP/41.2, SO/22, BB/44)

Shane Rice, R/R, 6-0, 175, Jr., 1V (ERA/10.13, W-L/0-2, G/9, GS/1, IP/16.0, SO/11, BB/22)

Outfield -- Duane Stewart, R/R, 6-4, 193, Sr., 3V (BA/.195, R/15, H/17, RBI/23, HR/7, SB-A/5-5)

Justin Mentink, R/R, 6-5, 233, Sr., 1V (BA/.234, R/24, H/25, RBI/14, HR/6)

Brad Philley, R/R, 6-3, 205, So., 1V (BA/.333, R/11, H/16, RBI/7, HR/2, SB-A/2-3)

Infield -- Ole Vigeland, R/R, 6-2, 175, Jr., 2V (BA/.250, R/11, H/23, RBI/8, HR/1, SB-A/4-6)

Zach Bode, R/R, 5-11, 174, So., 1V (BA/.188, R/3, H/3, RBI/2, HR/0)

Greg Mitchell, L/R, 6-2, 215, Sr., 1V (BA/.300, R/18, H/33, RBI/26, HR/3)

Catchers -- Ryan Smith, R/R, 6-1, 185, So., 1V (BA/.224, R/10, H/15, RBI/9, HR/2, SB-A/2-4)

Nason Beckett, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr., 1V (BA/.000, R/0, H/0, RBI/0, HR/0)

TOP NEWCOMERS: (17)

Ryan Calabrese, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 160, FR, Mukilteo (Kamiak HS)

Aaron Cozzens, OF/RHP, R/R, 6-2, 190, RS-JR, Kirkland (Juanita HS/Bellevue CC)

Zach Davidson, OF, S/R, 5-9, 160, FR, Vancouver (Mt. View HS)

Dusty Edler, OF, R/R, 6-2, 205, RS-JR, Yakima (Eisenhower/Yakima Valley CC)

Jamaal Gaines, RHP, R/R, 6-1, 175, JR, Antioch, CA (Emery HS/Laney College)

Billy Graffis, 1B, L/L, 6-2, 185, FR, Oakesdale (Oakesdale HS)

Jason Grove, LHP/OF, R/R, 6-1, 190, FR, Walla Walla (Walla Walla HS)

Robin Guiver, RHP, R/R, 6-2, 175, JR, Felton, CA (San Lorenzo Valley HS/Cabrillo HS)

Jon Parrish, INF, R/R, 6-0, 172, RS-JR, Colfax (Colfax/Blue Mountain CC)

Andy Potter, RHP, R/R, 6-6, 220, FR, Coeur d Alene, ID (Lake City HS)

Mark Rindy, C/OF, R/R, 6-2, 205, JR, Olympia (Timberline HS/Lower Columbia CC)

Boyd Robertson, INF, R/R, 5-7, 165, RS-JR, Richland (Richland HS/Columbia Basin CC)

Jeff Scherer, C, R/R, 5-8, 185, JR, Kennewick (Kamiakin HS/Walla Walla CC)

Nick Schuerman, C, R/R, 6-0, 190, RS-FR, Rockford (Freeman HS)

Beau Seil, OF, R/R, 6-5, 194, FR, Boise, ID (Borah HS)

Justin Stolmeier, C, R/R, 6-3, 210, FR, Bothell (Inglemoor HS)

Jeremy Van deVeer, RHP, 6-0, 175, FR, Big Timber, MT (Sweet Grass HS)

STARTERS LOST: (3)

C Jason Hairston, Jr., 3V (BA/.276, R/30, H/42, RBI/31, HR/10, SB-A/5-8)

LHP Todd Belitz, Jr, 3V (ERA/11.59, W-L/2-8, G/13, GS/13, IP/66.0, SO/65, BB/41)

3B Curtis Robinson, Sr., 1V (BA/.280, R/23, H/42, RBI/19, HR/1, SB-A/4-4)

OTHER LETTERMEN LOST: (2)

Nick Pappas, LHP, Jr., 1V, (ERA/10.99, W-L/0-1, G/16, GS/0, IP/28.2, SO/11, BB/17)

Mike Schneider, LHP, Jr., 1V (ERA/8.10, W-L/3-0, G/15, GS/0, IP/23.1, SO/20, BB/10)

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LOCATION: Pullman, WA
99164-1610

STADIUM: Buck Bailey Field
(3,500, lighted)

SID: Rod Commons

ASSISTANTS: Wes Werner, Linda Keck, Janay Leddy

BASEBALL ADDRESS: 208 Perham, Pullman, WA 99164-1610

NAME: Washington State University

PRESIDENT: Dr. Samuel H. Smith

FOUNDED: 1890 (Land Grant University)

ENROLLMENT: 20,500

COLORS: Crimson and Gray

NICKNAME: Cougars/Cougs

CONFERENCE: Pacific-10 - WSU is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball League, along with Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Washington.

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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