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Ray Hattenburg
Ray Hattenburg

Spokane, Wash.

High School:
Mead High '95

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195





All-America Candidate


GENERAL: Earned three varsity letters for coach Dave Vaughn as a shortstop...also three letters in football and two in basketball...three-time all-league baseball selection... JUNIOR: Baseball team won GSL all-league pick in both baseball and team second in GSL standings...SENIOR: Selected to the all-league first team in baseball and to the All-GSL second team in football...received the Chad Weaver Academic Award, the highest academic award the school offers.


FRESHMAN (1995-96): Enrolled in August...redshirt season.

RS-FRESHMAN (1996-97): Outfield/infield...ended the season playing in a team-high 54 games...his 41 starts was fourth most...hit .339, third best on the team...third in runs scored, 39, fourth in doubles, 9, third in hits, 58, second in walks, 23, third in on-base percentage at .421...started the season in the infield, then started regular outfield duty late in March...often moved from the outfield to second or third late in the game...also led the team in away games at .376...19 multiple-hit games... three times against Gonzaga he had a pair of doubles...went 9-for-19 against Gonzaga in four games, collecting at least two hits in each’s how he hit against Pac-10 North opponents: OSU .273 (9/33), PSU .296 (8/27), Washington .345 (10/29)...his monthly hitting averages: February .385 (10/26), March .360 (9/25), April .333 (30/90), May .300 (9/30).

RS-SOPHOMORE (1997-98): Started the season as the Cougs starting left fielder, but was sidelined early after spraining his ankle in the first series of the year in San Diego…rebounded to start 27 games, all coming in left field…at the plate hit .279 with 29 hits, 26 runs scored, 10 doubles, and 20 RBI…hit .350 against lefties and .234 against righties…hit .400 with runners on base opposed to .143 with the bases empty…was clutch with runners in scoring position, hitting .519…in games that WSU won, Hattenburg hit .362…away from Bailey Field, he was second on the team in batting with a .378 average…had two doubles in a game twice (Oregon State and Portland State)…longest hitting streak of the season was three games, and ended the season with hits in his last two games…his first career home run as a Coug came March 22 against Pac-10 foe Oregon State…added his second home run in the ninth inning of a late-season game against Oregon State in Corvallis…was 6-for-11 in a mid-season series against Portland's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ASU (DNP), CAL .000 (0/5), OSU .238 (5/21), Washington .133 (2/15)...his monthly hitting averages: February .500 (5/10), March .269 (7/26), April .255 (13/51), May .235 (4/17).

RS-JUNIOR (1998-99): Had a breakthrough year on the diamond in 1999 with one of the best individual performances in Cougar baseball history… Hattenburg hit .398 (88x221) in 53 games, which was second best in the Pac-10… his on-field accomplishments earned him first-team, all-Pac-10 recognition… with a 3.04 GPA in construction management, he swept the Pac-10 awards by being named to the all-academic team… in addition to his post-season awards from the Pac-10, Hattenburg was named an honorable mention All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association… his .398 average also ranked fourth on the all-time for a single season in 104 years of Cougar baseball… as a switch-hitter he connected for a .364 average from the right side of the plate, and hit an amazing .417 against lefties… his seven home runs more than tripled his previous career total of two, and his 20 doubles also led the 1999 squad… he also led the team with 26 multiple-hit games, as did his 17 games with more than one RBI… his 12-game hitting streak from Apr. 9-28 topped the squad in 1999… as a utility player, he started 25 games at first base, nine at third base, 17 in left field, and two in right field… had back-to-back four-hit games against New Mexico State, Feb. 14-15… had his first multiple home run game of his career Mar. 13 at Cal… had a season-high four-RBI game vs. Arizona State Apr. 10, and again vs. Arizona on Apr. 18… both games were four-hit affairs… finished the season strong going 6-for-11 in his last two games vs. Washington to boost his average to its ending mark of .398… in the season finale May 22 he tied a school record with three doubles against the Huskies, and notched his sixth, four-hit game of the season… started games at third base, first base, right field and left field… here's how he hit against Pac-10 (.426, 40x94) opponents: ARIZ .538 (7/13), ASU .533 (8/15), CAL .500 (12/24), OSU .278 (5/18), STAN .182 (2/11), UCLA .545 (6/11), USC .500 (6/12), Washington .429 (12/28)...his monthly hitting averages: February .319 (15/47), March .459 (28/61), April .377 (26/69), May .432 (19/44).

WSU CAREER: With his .398 batting average in 1999, he etched his name into the record books with the fourth best average in WSU history… his 88 hits ranked him fifth all-time… for his career he ranks 10th all-time with 91 strikeouts and 10th with a .353 career batting average.. he needs 39 runs to break into the top 10 in WSU’s record books… Hattenburg has started a game at every position but shortstop, pitcher and catcher in his WSU career… one of the nine Cougars on the 2000 squad who have three or more years of experience in the Cougar baseball program.


Ray Edward Hattenburg...born 10-06-76 at Spokane...parents Melvin and Lois Hattenburg...two brothers, Scot and Marc...enjoys hunting and reading Louis L’Amour novels...named an all-academic achiever by Eagle Hardware…Team Care representative…got married to his wife Sarah on July 31, 1999 in Spokane… attends part of his week of school in Spokane for his construction management major… nearing a degree in construction management.

1997     54/41 .339 171  39  58  17  9  2  0 23 36  6-10   5  70 25  7  .931
1998     36/27 .279 104  26  29  20 10  1  2 12 17   1-1   1  37  1  1  .974
1999     53-53 .398 221  41  88  59 20  1  7 26 38   6-9   5 266 40  8  .975
Career 143-121 .353 496 106 175  96 39  4  9 61 91 13-20  11 373 66 16  .965
Washington State Cougars Baseball