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Hot Cougar Action: WSU baseball wins again

It's been a rough year for WSU athletics, but at least the baseball team is currently on a hot streak.

J.D. Leckenby picked up another save.
J.D. Leckenby picked up another save.
WSU Athletic Communications

While the the football and basketball programs struggled this season, the baseball team is off to a solid start. The Cougars knocked off Cal State Northridge on Thursday and have now won six straight games.

The wins haven't come against the toughest competition and a few of the games have been close, but at least they are winning. A few of the early season games have been high scoring, but Thursday's contest went a different route. Behind a solid start from Joe Pistorese, the Cougars knocked off Cal State Northridge 2-1. Pistorese allowed one run over 6-1/3 innings, helping the Cougars extend their winning streak.

Donnie Marbut's team will go for a seventh straight win today.


Cougar Baseball Wins Sixth Straight Game - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Trace Tam Sing snapped a 1-1 tie with a RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning and Washington State defeated visiting Cal State Northridge 2-1 in nonconference baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field, Thursday.

Women's basketball:

The women's basketball team lost to No. 6 Cal on Thursday, despite playing the Bears close in the first half. Lia Galdeira once again led the way for the Cougars and set the WSU freshman record for scoring in the process.


Galdeira Sets Freshman Scoring Record as No. 6 Cal Holds Off Cougars - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State's freshman guard Lia Galdeira scored 18 points and broke the school-record for points in a season by a freshman in the Cougars 73-60 defeat to No. 6 University of California at Beasley Coliseum Thursday.

#6 Cal 73, WSU 60: Bears Bomb Cougars - California Golden Blogs
On a day that saw six teams in ranked inside the top fourteen lose, the Bears weathered an early Wazzu push before running away with the game in the 2nd half.

Cold shooting in second half hurts Washington State women | Cougars | The Seattle Times
PULLMAN — Washington State put together a strong first half against No. 6 California, but the Cougars lost their shooting touch and the game in the second half.

Men's basketball:

The men's basketball team has the week off as they prepare to face Washington on Sunday. The athletic department released the weekly release in advance of the game.


WSU Closes Out Pac-12 Road Slate at Washington - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU CONCLUDES PAC-12 ROAD SLATE AT WASHINGTON SUNDAY: Washington State University men's basketball (11-17, 2-13) closes out its Pac-12 road schedule as it travels across the state to Seattle to take on Washington (15-13, 7-8), Sunday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m. at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.


Jeff Tuel may not have been invited to the combine, but he is taking every opportunity possible to impress scouts. Tuel has played in a couple of all-star games and will now throw at two pro days. In addition to WSU's pro day, Tuel will also workout at Eastern's pro day the day before.


2013 NFL Draft: WSU's Jeff Tuel to throw at back-to-back Pro Days - CBSSports
He's doing whatever he can to make sure scouts see him perform, however, electing to participate not only in his own Pro Day March 7 on the Pullman, Wash., campus but also passing a day earlier at Eastern Washington's campus.