Cougar Baseball Hosts Oregon State

May 2, 2008

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THIS WEEK: Washington State hosts Oregon State in a three-game Pacific-10 Conference series at Bailey-Brayton Field, May times are 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday, and noon, Monday.

WSU ON THE INTERNET: For the latest information about Cougar baseball, log onto the official site of WSU Athletics, stats are provided for all Cougar home games and the majority of WSU road games...all Cougar games in Pullman will be available via live video streaming for Cougar All-Access subscribers.

COUGARS ON THE RADIO: The remaining games of the 2008 Washington State baseball season will be broadcast on KQQQ 1150 AM...longtime broadcaster Steve Grubbs provides the play-by-play for the fourth season.

SERIES WITH THE BEAVERS: Washington State leads 218-186-2...series dates back to 1910 when Oregon State swept four games...Beavers won the inaugural meeting 5-4 in Pullman, April 27, 1910...Cougars have played the Beavers on the diamond more than any other school in WSU history...schools have played in each year since the end of World War II...Cougars hold 118-65-2 advantage in games played in addition to Pullman and Corvallis, schools have met in Lewiston, Idaho; Los Angeles; Tempe, Ariz.; Riverside, Calif.; Fresno, Calif.; Portland' Richland; Spokane; Yakima; and Pasco...last season, Washington State won two out of three in Corvallis over No. 15 Oregon State...Cougars broke a seven-game losing streak to the Beavers with a 5-4 victory in the opener, May 11...Simi Reynolds had three hits, Scott Suttmeier hit a two-run home run, and Ross Humes set the WSU single-season save record with his 12th of the year...Oregon State broke up a close game with a five-run seventh and evened the series with an 11-5 win, May 12...Paul Gran and Reynolds each had three hits...Cougars captured the rubber game of the series, May 13 with a 5-3 victory behind eight innings of one-run ball from Jayson Miller.

ABOUT THE BEAVERS: Oregon State is 20-16 overall, 8-7 in the Pacific-10 Conference...ranked 23rd by Baseball America, and 25th by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Collegiate Baseball...receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today poll...Beavers are two games back of conference co-leaders Arizona State and Stanford, in sole possession of third place...Oregon State lost 11-6, Tuesday and 4-2, Wednesday at Gonzaga...Beavers are 8-8 on the road this season...Oregon State is batting .302 and has a 5.14 earned run Pac-10 games, the Beavers are batting .276 with a 4.43 ERA.

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