COUGAR BASEBALL BEGINS PAC-12 PLAY ON THE ROAD
The Washington State (4-8) baseball team opens a road trip and the Pac-12 portion of its schedule at Arizona (9-9, host Air Force, Wednesday), Friday-Sunday (March 14-16)...games times are 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday with Sunday’s game scheduled for noon...Washington State is 265-255 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 at Arizona will have live stats on www.wsucougars.com, run by Arizona...all games will have live radio on KQQQ NewsTalk 1150 AM in Pullman and 104.7 FM in Moscow, Idaho...veteran announcer Steve Grubbs will call the action...live video streaming will be provided by Arizona on www.arizonawildcats.com...Cougar Baseball provides updates on Twitter on @Cougbaseball.
ABOUT THE WILDCATS
Arizona is 9-9 and hosts Air Force, Wednesday...Wildcats have played all 18 games this season at home...five Wildcats have started every game and each is hitting .338 or better led by Scott Kingery’s .422 average...as a team, Arizona is batting .311 with 40 stolen bases...Cody Hamlin has started five games on the mound and is 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA.
ARIZONA SERIES NOTES
The Wildcats lead 34-18...Arizona won two of three games in Pullman last season...Arizona captured two of three games in Tucson during 2012, its first season at Hi Corbett Field...last series win for the Cougars was a three-game sweep at home in 2009...last series win in Tucson was 2006 (2-1).
Nine of Washington State’s 12 games this season have been decided by a run or two, including a pair of extra-inning outings...Cougars have played seven-straight games decided by one run or two runs...Washington State is 2-3 in one-run games and 2-2 in two-run games.