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An eight-game homestand started with an offensive bang.

WSU Athletic Communications

The season is still in the early stages, but it's already been an interesting year for the WSU baseball team. Like they have in recent seasons, the Cougars began the year with a lengthy stint on the road. It was an up-and-down stretch for WSU with the Cougars coming out of it with a 4-4 record.

The Cougars finally held their home opener and did so in style with a 11-3 win against UC Riverside on Thursday. WSU racked up 14 hits during the win including three by Ian Sagdal who finished with five RBI. There were contributions up and down the lineup and even a dinger from Wes Hatten.

While the offense was the main course, starter Sean Hatnett was solid as well. He allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. He gave up a run in the first but settled down for a solid effort. With the win WSU improves to 5-4 on the season. The Cougars will play their next seven games in Pullman, including three more against UC Riverside. A nice homestand would put WSU in solid position heading into the start of Pac-12 play.

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Baseball:

WSU Opens Homestand with Win over UC Riverside - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Ian Sagdal drove in five runs and Wes Hatten added his first career home run as Washington State defeated UC Riverside in the home-opener Thursday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Women's basketball:

PULLMAN, Wash.: UCLA women hold off Washington State 74-69 | WSU Cougars | The Bellingham Herald
Nirra Fields led a balanced attack with 14 points, Corinne Costa made two free throws with five seconds left and UCLA women held Washington State scoreless for almost six minutes down the stretch Thursday night for a 74-69 win.