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Cougars Set for Tony Gwynn Classic, Host Seven Home Series in 2023

Nov 3, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash. (November 3, 2023) – Washington State Baseball's 2023 schedule features a trip to the Tony Gwynn Classic in San Diego and seven home series at Bailey-Brayton Field, head coach Brian Green announced Thursday.

Season ticket and RV Tailgate information will be announced at a later date.

"We are excited to announce the 2023 schedule to our fans and Cougar Baseball Supporters!" Green said. "To our fans in Pullman, we have dramatically improved our home schedule with six more home contests than last season and we look forward to seeing our fans, which broke a season-ticket record last year, and jamming the RV lots for continued tailgating at Bailey-Brayton! Go Cougs!"

The Cougars open the 2023 season with a pair of road trips beginning with a three-game series against UC Riverside (Feb. 17-19) at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, the spring training home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. WSU will be hosting their third series in Peoria in the last four seasons after taking two of three from Rutgers in 2020 and three of four from Long Island last season.

"We would like to give a special thanks to the Mariners for continuing our partnership in Arizona as we open our season at the Mariners Spring Training Complex, which we will continue to make an annual event to open our season in Peoria," Green said.

The final weekend of February will see the Cougars compete in the prestigious Tony Gwynn Classic in San Diego (Feb. 24-27), facing UC Irvine, San Diego State, UC San Diego and UNLV. Game times and locations will be announced at a later date (games are played around the San Diego area).

Washington State opens its home schedule week three with a three-game series against Southern Indiana (March 3-5) and a midweek home matchup against Seattle U (April 12) before heading to Corvallis to start Pac-12 Conference play at Oregon State (March 10-12). Following a midweek home matchup against San Francisco (March 15), WSU welcomes in Oregon for weekend series (March 17-19) after taking two of three in Eugene last season.

The Cougars close the month of March with a weekend series at USC before returning home for a five-game homestand. WSU hosts Linfield University out of Oregon March 29, followed by a weekend series against UCLA (April 1-3) and closes the homestand April 3 against BYU. The second weekend April will see Washington State head to Arizona State (April 6-8) after sweeping the Sun Devils for the first time in program history last season in Pullman.

In mid-April, WSU will host six of their next seven games beginning with a weekend series against Arizona (April 14-16) after taking two of three from the ninth-ranked Wildcats in Tucson last season. The following week, WSU is set to face Gonzaga (April 18) in Spokane before wrapping up the homestand with a three-game nonconference home series against Santa Clara (April 21-23). Washington State closes out April with a four-game road trip to Utah beginning with a Wednesday meeting at Utah Valley (April 26) followed by a weekend series against the Utes (April 28-30).

During the first week of May, the Cougars will host matchups against a pair of rivals, facing Gonzaga (May 2) and Washington (May 5-7) for The Boeing Apple Cup Series. WSU will close out its 2023 road slate with a trip to Northern California for a weekend series at California (May 12-14).
Washington State will close out the regular season hosting defending Pac-12 champion and College World Series participant Stanford (May-18-20) at Bailey-Brayton Field.

The Pac-12 Conference Tournament returns of the second season hosted in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. The NCAA Regional round is set for June 2-4, Super Regionals are slated for June 9-11 and the Men's College World Series is scheduled for June 17-26.