COUGARS AND HUSKIES TANGLE IN SEATTLE
The Washington State (17-20, 7-8 Pac-12) baseball team visits Washington (27-9-1, 14-4 Pac-12) for a three-game Pac-12 series, April 25-27...game times are 7:05 p.m. (Friday), 7:35 p.m. (Saturday), 2:05 p.m. (Sunday)...Cougars are 278-267 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 Washington will have live stats will be available on www.wsucougars.com operated by Washington...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...Friday and Saturday will be televised by Pac-12 Washington with Sunday’s game on Pac-12 Networks.
ABOUT THE HUSKIES
Washington is 27-9-1, 14-4 in Pac-12...Huskies lead the Pac-12 conference standings, 1 1/2 games in front of second place Oregon State (11-4)...Washington is ranked in all four major polls...highest ranking is fifth by Collegiate Baseball...Huskies are seventh in the Baseball America poll, ninth in the ESPN/USA Today rankings and No. 11 according to the NCWBA...Huskies are No. 15 in the NCAA RPI...Washington State is 13-2 at Husky Ballpark...Huskies lead the conference in batting average (.288), home runs (17) and slugging percentage (.397)...Washington is tied withe Washington State with leadue-leading 42 double plays turned defensively...Brian Wolfe is tops in the Pac-12 leader in slugging percentage (.590), ranks second in batting average (.400) and OPS (1.061) and is fourth in on base percentage (.471).
WASHINGTON SERIES NOTES
The Cougars lead 234-188...Huskies hold 109-99 advantage in Seattle...Washington swept three games in Pasco last season...Huskies took two of the three games in 2012, the last meeting in Seattle...teams split four games in 2011 with Washington State winning two of three conference games at home and dropping a nonconference meeting in Pasco...last season series victory for the Cougars was a three-game sweep in Pullman during 2009...last Washington State series win in Seattle was 2004 when the Cougars won two of three...Cougars also won two of three games in Pullman that season.