COUGAR BASEBALL BACK ON THE ROAD
The Washington State (1-5) baseball team travels to Southern California for the second time in three weeks...Cougars are scheduled to play a four-game series at Cal State Northridge, Feb. 27-March 2...games times are set for 2 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday...Washington State is 262-252 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 at Cal State Northridge will have live stats on www.wsucougars.com operated by Cal State Northridge...all games will have live radio on 1150 AM/104.7 FM...live audio links are avaible on www.wsucougars.com...Cougar Baseball provides updates on Twitter on @Cougbaseball.
ABOUT THE MATADORS
Cal State Northridge is 4-4, including a 2-2 mark at home...Chester Pak leads the team with a .300 batting average and six RBI...Alexis Mercado has the only home run for the Matadors...Shay Maltese has a team-best 1.04 ERA over four relief appearances (8 2/3 innings)...Cal State Northridge is batting .246 as a team with a 2.88 ERA.
SERIES WITH CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
Washington State leads 14-9...Cougars are 9-5 in Northridge...first meeting was a 10-2 Washington State victory, Feb. 6, 1995 in a game that featured a dozen future pros, including five big leaguers...Ken Cameron and Mike Kinkade each homered for the Cougars with Cameron driving in four...last season, Washington State won three of four meetings in Pullman...Trace Tam Sing snapped a 1-1 tie with an RBI-single in the seventh inning of the opener (2-1 Cougar win)...Yale Rosen had three hits, including a homer in an 8-2 victory...Adam Nelubowich homered and drove home three in a 7-4 win...Matadors made a five-run third inning stand up in a 5-3 triumph to avoid a sweep...Sean Hartnett picked up a win in relief in each of the first two games and Tanner Chleborad went 6 1/3 innings of his start to win game three.