COUGARS VISIT DUCKS
The Washington State (17-16, 7-5 Pac-12) baseball team visits Oregon (28-10, 7-5) for a three-game Pac-12 series, April 17-19...game times are 6 p.m. (Thursday), 6 p.m. (Friday), 2 p.m. (Saturday)...Cougars are 278-263 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 three-game series with Oregon will have a live video stream on www.wsucougars.com operated by Oregon...live stats will be available on www.wsucougars.com operated by Oregon...all games will have live radio on KQQQ NewsTalk 1150 AM in Pullman and 104.7 FM in Moscow, Idaho and audio is available on www.wsucougars.com...veteran announcer Steve Grubbs will call the action...Cougar Baseball provides updates on Twitter on @Cougbaseball.
ABOUT THE DUCKS
Oregon is 28-10, 7-5 in Pac-12...Ducks are tied for four place in the conference standings with UCLA and Washington State...trio trails Arizona State (9-6) by a half game, Oregon State (11-4) by two and half games and Washington (12-3) by three and a half games...Ducks are ranked 10th in the Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA polls, 11th by ESPN/USA Today and 23rd by Baseball America...Ducks are No. 28 in the NCAA RPI...Oregon is 15-5 at PK Park in 2014...Ducks lead the conference in runs (234), doubles (77) and hit by pitch (62), offensively...on the mound, Oregon is tops in the Pac-12 in batting average against (.217) and strikeouts (.308)...Tyler Baumgartner leads the Pac-12 with 16 doubles...Aaron Payne has been hit by a pitch a league-leading 19 times...Jeff Gold’s eight wins are a conference best.
OREGON SERIES NOTES
The Cougars lead 148-119-1, including 65-64-1 in Eugene...first meetings were in 1906 with Oregon winning 3-2, May 11 and Washington State winning 3-2, May 12...Ducks swept three games in Pullman last season...Cougars won two of three in Eugene during the 2012 season...Washington State holds an 8-7 advantage since Oregon brought baseball back in 2009 (first season since 1981)...Ducks won 13 straight games in the series, 1911-21...Cougars captured 11 consecutive victories, 1921-23...Washington State won 14 straight games, 1975-77...Cougars triumphed in 17 consecutive meetings, 1979-2010.