COUGAR BASEBALL SET FOR HOME OPENER
The Washington State (1-3) baseball team begins its 2014 home slate with a four-game series against Western Carolina (2-2), Feb. 21-24...games times are 6 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m., Saturday, noon, Sunday and 6 p.m., Monday...Washington State is 262-250 under Donnie Marbut, who is in his 10th season as head coach of the Washington State program and 11th overall in Pullman...Marbut is assisted by Gregg Swenson, Pat Waer and Michael Naughton.
COVERAGE OF THE COUGARS
The four-game series with the Western Carolina will have live stats on www.wsucougars.com...games Saturday and Monday will be available via live stream at www.wsucougars.com.
ABOUT THE CATAMOUNTS
Western Carolina is 2-2, including 2-1 on the road...Catamounts opened season with a victory at nationally-ranked Mississippi State before dropping the final two games of the series with the Bulldogs...blanked Winthrop in home opener...Luke Gragg leads Western Carolina with a .429 batting average...Catamounts batting .260 as a team...Jeremy Null pitched eight shutout innings at Mississippi State and earned the victory.
SERIES WITH THE CATAMOUNTS
Western Carolina leads 2-1...first meeting in Pullman...Catamounts won two of three games at home in 2013 to open the season...Jason Monda and Nick Tanielu each collected six hits in the series last season.