This Week In Cougar Athletics History
April 2, 1976
WSU "walked" its way to two wins during the second day of the Best of the West Tournament in Tempe, Ariz.
Coming off defeats to Arizona State and Grand Canyon in the tournament’s first day, the Cougars rebounded to defeat BYU 11-4 and UNLV 5-2.
In the win over BYU, WSU pounded out 14 hits with Bill Simpson claiming three of the base knocks. Simpson scored three times and drove in four runs as well. Greg Herrick added two hits and three stolen bases to the WSU effort.
WSU pitcher Eric Wilkins went the distance to earn the win despite allowing 12 walks.
However, walks would help the Cougars in their second game of the day against UNLV. Despite not having a hit or receiving the assistance of an error, the Cougars scored four runs in the first inning.
How? Because the Cougars were the beneficiary of nine (yes, nine) walks in that opening inning.
In fact, the Cougars did not have a hit until the sixth inning, but when they did get a hit, they made it count. Up 4-2 with two outs in the sixth, Del Sandberg’s triple off the top of the right-center field wall scored Tom Tveit, who had walked, to give the Cougars a 5-2 advantage. The game would be called in the seventh inning due to darkness.
April 7, 2001
Under a day better suited for football, Washington State University took advantage of poor weather conditions to defeat cross-state and Pac-10 rival Washington in a track and field dual meet at Mooberry Track on the WSU campus.
With temperatures in the mid-30s and amid the snow and wind, the Cougar men blasted the Huskies 111 - 52 while the WSU women took the commanding 114.5 - 43.5 win over UW.
Among the Cougars' many highlights was All-American Whitney Evans, who reached NCAA PQ standards with her winning high jump of 1.80m/5-10 3/4, a full inch above her season-best clearance.
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