COUGARS WRAP UP HOMESTAND
Washington State baseball completes an eight-game homestand with a four-game series against Cal State Northridge...meetings are scheduled to take place at Bailey-Brayton Field, Thursday, Feb. 28 (6 p.m.), Friday, March 1 (6 p.m.), Saturday, March 2 (2 p.m.) and Sunday, March 3 (noon)...Cougars are 5-2 this season and 243-217 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 BIG WEST CONFERENCE
Washington State is 10-5 against members of the Big West Conference under Donnie Marbut, including 2-1 against Cal State Northridge.
WASHINGTON STATE PITCHING PROBABLES
LH Joe Pistorese (2 G, 2 GS, 0-1, 0.00 ERA, 11 2/3 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 6 K)
ABOUT CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE
The Matadors are 4-3, including 1-1 on the road...away games were at USC and sandwiched around a loss at home to the Trojans.
Washington State leads the Pac-12 in home runs (8), total bases (119) and slugging percentage (.482) through Feb. 25...redshirt-freshman third baseman Nick Tanielu leads the conference in hits (14), doubles (4), total bases (25) and slugging percentage (.833, tied).
Sophomore left-hander Joe Pistorese leads the Pac-12 with a 0.00 ERA...has not given up an earned run in 11 2/3 innings (two starts)...Kellen Camus, who earned two wins and a save in the Cougars' four-game sweep of Eastern Michigan, Feb. 23-24, is tied for the conference lead with five appearances.
Washington State relievers have combined to post a 4-0 record, three saves, a 2.60 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings...bullpen has held opponents to a .186 batting average and six-different relievers have yet to yield an earned run.