Hello, Coug fans!
It’s been a busy week on the road for your favorite baseball team, the Washington State Cougars. On Wednesday they destroyed the state of Tarleton, this is the first time I personally hear of this college.
Our very own Kyle Russel continues to lead the hitters with a .394 batting average, which jumped after Tarleton State, where he had 2 runs and 2 hits.
Tarleton didn’t go down without a fight, as the Cougs did so in the ninth inning to win the game 9-8. Collin Montez has passed the last run, link below!
The Cougs participate in the Frisco College Baseball Classic – a tournament for D1 colleges at the start of the season. This year, the Cougs are joined by Texas A&M, Iowa, Wichita State and us. The tournament starts at 11 a.m. today! The Cougs are the second game left.
Our first matchup in the tournament is Texas A&M, today at 5am PT! In the last game against the Aggies, on March 14, 2010, the Cougs lost 5-6. Admittedly, we can’t draw much analysis from this given that the majority of our roster were elementary school students at that time.
A&M’s current team beat Houston Baptist on Tuesday 3-2. The Aggies are 6-2-0 and 4th in the SEC West.
After the Aggies, the Cougs take on the other WSU. In their last game, Wichita State lost to Oral Roberts 6-11. Wichita State had previously faced Iowa before the tournament, where they won 8-7.
And speaking of Iowa, the Cougs take on the Hawks in Game 5 of the tournament Sunday at 10 a.m.!
All in all, it looks like a fun weekend on deck for the Cougs! Speaking of fun weekends, I myself will be in Pullman today for the basketball game against Oregon, and my dear fellow Coug Center contributor/co-host, Craig’s bachelorette weekend. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and drinking lots of water! Go Cougs!