This Week In Cougar Athletics History
May 21 & 22, 1948
The Cougars clinched at least a share of the Pacific Coast Northern Division baseball title by shutting out Idaho, 12-0, in Pullman.
Pitcher Dick Stiles threw a three-hit gem while the Washington State College offense did its part by pounding out 15 hits, led by a four-hit effort from Bobby McGuire.
WSC left little doubt as to the outcome, scoring four runs in the first inning as a result of a walk, wild pitch, an error, and three doubles, all to left field, by McGuire, Jerry Williams, and Tiz Miller.
Track & Field
Washington State College rolled to the Pacific Coast Conference Northern Division title at Dornblaser Field in Missoula, Mont.
The Cougars scored 63 points to capture the crown, easily outdistancing second place Washington’s 28 points.
The WSC mile relay quartet of Clem Eischen, Dick Keniston, Austin Whelihan, and Joe Nebolon clocked a Northern Division record time of 3:17.2. The mark eclipsed the previous standard of 3:17.3 set in 1940.
Eischen and teammate Dick Paeth finished in a dead heat for first place in the mile as the pair turned in a division record time of 4:23.1 equaling the mark that was first set in 1928.
May 23, 2003
Buoyed by a final round 2-over-par 74, Washington State sophomore Kim Welch finished fifth at the NCAA Women's Division I Golf Championships at the Kampen Golf Course of the Birck Boilermaker Complex in West Lafayette, Ind.
As a result of her top five effort at the national championships, Welch earned All-America accolades, the first WSU player to garner such an honor.
“Washington State has had only half a dozen All-Pac-10 players; we certainly never had an All-American,” WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said. “Kim is helping us raise our program to another level. It's fun to see. It's exciting for her and exciting for us too."
Welch, who was in sole possession of second place at the end of two rounds, finished the tournament at 11-over-par 299, two shots shy of USC's Mikaela Parmlid's tournament best score of 9-over 287.
Beginning her final round at 8:40 a.m., on the 10th hole under overcast skies, Welch posted consecutive birdies on Nos. 13 and 14 to move to 7-over. The Sacramento, Calif. native recorded five consecutive bogeys at the mid-point of her round but rebounded with birdies on Nos. 4 and 6 before ending her day with a bogey on No. 9.
"I think I played okay except for the middle portion of the round,” Welch said. “I bogeyed five holes in a row so I had to fight back from that with seven holes to play."
Maria Kostina tallied her second consecutive round in the 70s with a 79 in the final 18 holes. Jay-Lee Longbottom (80), Stephanie Parsley (81) and Ashleigh Gilhuly (88) completed the Cougar contingent.
As a team, WSU posted a score of 1,288 to finish 23rd, three shots ahead of Wisconsin.
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