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Cougars Open Practice on the Diamond

Jan 24, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – With three weeks left until first pitch of the 2014 college baseball season, Washington State opened its spring practice at Bailey-Brayton Field, Friday.

The Cougars return 25 letterwinners from last season, including seven position players who started the majority of games in 2013 and a pitching staff that combined for 52 of 55 starts last season. Five-other position players made at least 13 starts a year ago.

Washington State travels to Cal State Fullerton, the top-ranked team in the preseason poll by Collegiate Baseball, for a season-opening three-game series, Feb. 14-16. The Cougars play their first series at home, Feb. 21-24, against Western Carolina.

Single-game tickets for the 27 games at Bailey-Brayton Field go on sale, Saturday, Jan. 25 on and by phone, Jan. 27 at 1-800-GO-COUGS.

Fans can watch video previews with Cougar coaches, beginning Jan. 28.

Jan. 28:  Pitchers (Assistant Coach Gregg Swenson)

Jan. 31:  Catchers (Assistant Coach Pat Waer)

Feb. 3:  Outfielders (Assistant Coach Michael Naughton)

Feb. 7:  Infielders (Head Coach Donnie Marbut)