WSU Closes Out Homestand Tuesday Hosting Portland
PORTLAND at WASHINGTON STATE
Pullman, Wash. | Bailey-Brayton Field
Tuesday, 1:05 p.m. | May 11, 2021
COUGARS CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND HOSTING PORTLAND
Washington State (23-19, 10-13 Pac-12) will close out its eight-game homestand with a nonconference Tuesday afternoon matchup against Portland. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.
Cougar baseball fans can follow all the season's action on the Washington State baseball official twitter page @wsucougarbsb, instagram page @wsucougarbsb and wsucougars.com. Links to live stats, webstreams and radio streams will be available on the baseball schedule page at wsucougars.com.
The Cougars will head to Los Angeles for a weekend series at USC.
LIMITED GUESTS ALLOWED AT BAILEY-BRAYTON
In accordance with Whitman County's change to Phase 2 of the State of Washington guidelines, Washington State Athletics home events will be without fans until further notice. A limited number of player/coach guests will be permitted in certain venues.
ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE
Washington State enters the week with a 23-19 overall record including a 10-13 mark in Pac-12 Conference play after dropping two of three from No. 16 UCLA in Pullman last weekend. The Cougars have won two straight conference series and two of their last three series. WSU enters the week is second in the league in hitting (.301) and doubles (96), and are led by preseason All-American junior first baseman Kyle Manzardo (17 2B, 11 HR, 54 RBI) who enters the week as the only player in the country with 17+ doubles, 10+ home runs and 50+ RBI. Two-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week Zane Mills leads the league in innings (71.0) and tied for fourth in strikeouts (74). Head coach Brian Green owns a 32-26 record in his second season at WSU.
Portland enters Tuesday's matchup with a 21-21 record including a 13-8 mark in West Coast Conference play after taking two of three from Pepperdine in Portland over the weekend. WSU leads the all-time series against the Pilots 75-28-1 and have won three straight meetings including a 6-4 decision back on March 17 in Portland. The Cougars are 31-12 against the Pilots in Pullman and will be hosting UP for the first time since 2011.