Cougar Baseball Fall Schedule Announced

Aug. 20, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University baseball team will open its fall practice schedule Sunday, Sept. 2, Cougar Head Coach Donnie Marbut announced, Monday.

The Cougars are coming off a 28-26 mark, their second straight winning season under Marbut. WSU's 64 wins in the last two campaigns are the most in consecutive years since 1993-94 (69).

Captains Steve Kost (LHP, Bellevue), Jim Murphy (1B, Kirkland) and Simi Reynolds (OF, Renton) head the list of 28 returnees. They will be joined by 12 freshmen.

Kost posted two wins and a save in 27 appearances last season and did not give up an earned in 12 of his final 14 appearances. Murphy fielded .996 last season, the highest mark by a Cougar infielder in school history (records are incomplete prior to 1970). Reynolds led WSU in 2007 with a .347 batting average and made 26 starts.

The highlights of the fall schedule include Cougar Alumni Weekend Oct. 5-7 and the Crimson and Gray World Series. The best-of-five World Series will begin Oct. 5 with games 2-5 scheduled for Oct. 8-11.

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