After opening Pac-12 play on the road against No. 6 USC, Washington State's baseball team won't get much of a break in its second conference series. The Cougars will be back on the road this weekend, this time in Corvallis to face No. 25 Oregon State.
WSU managed to pick up a game against USC but still lost the series 2-1. Oregon State is also coming off a losing series as they dropped two of three to No. 12 Arizona State. This could be an important series for the Cougars as winning at least two of the three games would help avoid an early season hole. The schedule isn't an easy one as following this series, WSU will host No. 9 UCLA in Pullman. California is next up on the conference schedule and the Bears are currently No. 24 in the collegiate baseball rankings. Knocking off ranked teams is never easy, but WSU will have to pull some upsets if it's going to be on track for the postseason after the first few Pac-12 series.
Two of the three games against the Beavers will be on Pac-12 Networks, including Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.
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