Feb. 20, 2013
COUGARS HIT THE ROAD TO OPEN 2013 SEASON
Washington State baseball begins an eight-game homestand with a four-game series against Eastern Michigan...meetings will take place at Bailey-Brayton Field, Friday, Feb. 22 (2 p.m.), Saturday, Feb. 23 (noon, doubleheader) and Sunday, Feb. 24 (noon)...Eastern Michigan and Washington State have not met on the diamond...Cougars are 1-2 this season and 239-217 under Donnie Marbut, who is in his ninth season as the head coach of the WSU program and 10th overall in Pullman...Marbut is assisted by Gregg Swenson, Pat Waer, Michael Naughton and Scott Parrish.
Live stats are available (free) on www.wsucougars.com...postgame recaps, interviews and box scores will be posted on www.wsucougars.com.
COUGARS AGAINST THE MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Washington State is 4-2 all-time against current members of the Mid-American Conference...Cougars are 4-1 against Kent State and 0-1 against Miami (Ohio)...all but one of the victories over Kent State came in the Donnie Marbut era.
WASHINGTON STATE PITCHING PROBABLES
RH SO Tanner Chleborad (1 G, 1 GS, 0-1, 11.12 ERA, 5 2/3 IP, 10 H, 0 BB, 2 K)
Saturday (Game 1)
LH SO Joe Pistorese (1 G, 1 GS, 0-1, 0.00 ERA, 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K)
Saturday (Game 2)
RH RS-SO Scott Simon
(1 G, 1 GS, 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 4 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K)
RH SR Kyle Swannack (1 G, 0 GS, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K)
ABOUT EASTERN MICHIGAN
The Eagles are racking up frequent flyer miles after traveling to Buies Creek, N.C., last weekend...Eastern Michigan split two games with the Camels, losing 8-2 and winning 10-6, Feb. 15.
Six freshmen, two redshirt-freshmen and sophomore each made their collegiate debuts for Washington State in the Cougars' series at Western Carolina, Feb. 15-17...Nick Tanielu, a redshirt-freshman, is tied for the team lead with a .429 batting average (6-for-14).
Eight relievers combined for 11 appearances in the season-opening series at Western Carolina, Feb. 15-17...Cougar bullpen has combined for 11 1/3 innings pitched, a 2.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts...senior right-hander Kyle Swannack earned a victory in relief, Feb. 17.
Washington State leads the Pac-12 with four home runs through Feb. 18...Jason Monda, Adam Nelubowich, Ben Roberts and Yale Rosen each went deep for the Cougars.