COUGAR BASEBALL RETURNS TO PAC-12 ACTION
The Washington State (12-13, 3-3 Pac-12) baseball team hosts California (14-12, 3-3 Pac-12) in a three-game Pac-12 Conference series, April 4-6...game times are 6 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m., Saturday and noon, Sunday...Washington State is 273-260 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 California will have 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)
Saturday - Free Sunglasses to First 500 Greeks
Sunday - Baseball Bingo; $1 Hot Dogs and Pizza Slices; Kids Run the Bases
All Games - Free Coffee if First Pitch is Under 40 Degrees; Postgame Autographs
ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEARS
California is 14-12, 3-3 Pac-12...Golden Bears are 3-4 in road games and 7-4 away from Evans Diamond...tied with Washington State and Stanford for sixth place in the conference, two games back of Pac-12 leading Washington in the loss column...California is 10th in the Pac-12 in batting average (.238) and slugging percentage (.326) and last in on base percentage (.311)...Derek Campbell leads the Pac-12 with five home runs and California’s 11 bombs as a team is second in the conference...Devin Pearson is tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with six stolen bases...Brendan Farney leads the Golden Bears with 14 RBI despite playing in just 19 of California 26 games (all starts)...Kyle Porter is tied for fifth in the Pac-12 with four wins...Trevor Hildenberger is third in the conference with seven saves.
CALIFORNIA SERIES NOTES
The Golden Bears lead 47-33-1...California has won 14 of 25 meetings in Pullman...Golden Bears have won last three conference series, including two of three games in Berkeley last season...last time Washington State won a series was a three-game sweep in Pullman during the 2010 season.