Cougar Baseball Opens Season at Bailey-Brayton Field

Feb. 19, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - Fresh off its first NCAA postseason appearance in nearly two decades, the Washington State University baseball teams opens its 2010 campaign, Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

The Cougars will host Seattle in a two-game series. The teams will meet Saturday at noon and with first pitch scheduled for the same time Sunday.

Right-handed redshirt-junior Chad Arnold (8-3, 4.39 earned run average in 2009) will take the mound for the Cougars in the opener. Seattle will send righty Arlo Evasick to the hill opposite Arnold. Sunday's pitchers are a pair of southpaws. Redshirt-sophomore David Stilley (3-3, 4.63 ERA) will take the ball for WSU while Connor Spink gets the nod for the Redhawks. Washington State leads the all-time series between the schools 9-5. All 14 games took place from 1952-84.

The Cougars were 32-25 in 2009 and finished second in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 19-8 mark. The conference wins tied a school record WSU established a school record with 21 wins at Bailey-Brayton Field.

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