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OPEN GAME THREAD: Stanford @ Washington State

The Cougs look to make it four straight after getting another solid outing from starter Matt Way in the series opener against the Cardinal.  Way was able to go eight innings, giving up just one run while using only 96 pitches.

Wazzu was helped by the longball once again as junior Michael Weber and freshman Derek Jones both hit solo shots in the fourth.  Weber had another RBI to tie the game at 1-1 in the second with a sac fly.  I suppose if you HAVE to make an out, that is one of the better ways to do it.

Washington State sits a little more comfortably in second place after losses by third place UCLA, fourth place Oregon State, and fifth place USC.  If you go here you will see that the Cougs are currently projected to make it to postseason play by Baseball America (thanks to ptowncoug3012 for the link). 

The win gave WSU its most since the Pac 10 reunified.  It's safe to say Donnie's boys are playing as well as any Cougar baseball team has in a very long time.

The game today will air on Fox Sports Northwest at 1pm (hence the game thread).

Projected Starters:

WSU: RH-Chad Arnold (5-2, 5.07 ERA)

Stanford: LH-Brett Mooneyham (4-2, 4.07 ERA)

Thanks to for the stats and game information.