This Week In Cougar Athletics History
March 26, 1971
Washington State swept a doubleheader from Eastern Washington to improve its record to 10-1. The Cougars took the first game 5-0 and followed that up with an 8-4 victory in the nightcap. Both games were at Lewiston, Idaho.
However, the WSU victories ended up being a sidebar to what took place during each game.
In the first contest, Larry Angell pitched a perfect game, registering the first no-hitter by a Cougar since 1969 and the first perfect game since 1968. In the seven-inning game, Angell cut down 21 batters without allowing a ball out of the infield; in the process, Angell struck out 11, and allowed one pop fly to first along with nine ground outs. Angell threw 95 pitches, with just 23 balls, and went to a three-ball count on one batter.
In the night cap, Bobby Waits took his turn in the spotlight by stealing four bases in the Cougars’ win. For the day, Waits stole five bases to increase his season total to 12. Waits would go on to register a then NCAA record 59 stolen bases during the 1971 season.
March 29, 2002
Freshman Kim Welch fired a final round 70 to capture the Oregon Duck Invitational by three strokes at the par-72 5,975 yard Mallard Creek Golf Course in Lebanon, Ore.
Welch entered the final round tied for second, trailing second round leader Susannah Laing of San Francisco by three strokes, but Welch overcame the deficit with her final round effort.
Welch steadily improved throughout the tournament, posting rounds of 74-72-70 for an even-par total of 216, three shots ahead of Washington's Lindsey Morgan. The final round 70 tied for the tournament-low round in the 82-player field.
The victory, which was the second of the season for Welch, garnered the Sacramento, Calif., native national recognition as she was named College Player of Week by Golfworld in the magazine's April 5 issue.
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