COUGAR BASEBALL OPENS SEVEN-GAME HOMESTAND
After a nine-game road trip, the Washington State (9-12) baseball team opens a seven-game homestand with a four-game series against San Jose State (7-18), Thursday-Sunday (March 27-30)...game times are 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m., Saturday and noon, Sunday...Washington State is 270-259 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 San Jose State will have live stats and a live video stream on www.wsucougars.com...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...Cougar Baseball provides updates on Twitter on @Cougbaseball.
Friday - Faculty/Staff Tickets ($2); Family Fun Pack ($20)
Sunday - Baseball Bingo
All Games - Free Coffee if First Pitch is Under 40 Degrees
ABOUT THE SPARTANS
San Jose State is 7-18...Spartans are 2-6 on the road...Brett Bautista leads the team with a .318 batting average...Matt Lopez has driven in a team-high 16 runs...Matt Carroll has collected three of the team’s five home runs...Kalei Contrades owns a team-best 2.54 ERA in 28 1/3 innings...Spartans are batting .249 with a 5.42 ERA and .972 fielding percentage.
SAN JOSE STATE SERIES NOTES
Washington State leads 14-8, including a 4-2 mark under Donnie Marbut when San Jose State was in the Western Athletic Conference...last meeting took place in Pullman, April 26-28, 2008 with the Cougars winning two out of three...only games in the series not played in California...Washington State is 11-7 at San Jose State and 1-0 on a neutral field (Sacramento State).