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Cougar baseball knocks off No. 12 California

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The Cougars snapped their losing streak in impressive fashion.

WSU Athletic Communicaitons

It's been a rough two weeks for the Washington State baseball team, but the Cougars were able to get back in the win column on Thursday and did so by knocking off the No. 12 team in the country.

WSU had lost nine straight games headed into the start of their series with the California Bears. Playing on the road against yet another top team didn't seem like a good recipe to stop that slide. But, WSU -- behind a solid pitching performance -- was able to do just that. Sean Hartnett started the game and the bullpen turned in a solid effort to limit the Bears to just two runs on four hits. WSU's offense wasn't great, but a big home run by Cameron Frost gave WSU a 4-0 lead and the Cougars held on for the win.

For the first time since it's opening series against USC, the Cougars have a chance to take a series from a Pac-12 opponent. They will have two chances to win the series against Cal, beginning with Game 2 of the series on Friday.

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Baseball:

Pitching Propels Cougars to Win at No. 12 Cal - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Cameron Frost connect on a two-run home run and the Cougar pitching staff limited the Golden Bears to four hits as Washington State defeated No. 12 California, 4-2, in the Pac-12 series opener Friday night at Evans Diamond.

Football:

WSU safeties in cram course under Alex Grinch - Spokesman.com - April 2, 2015
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the Washington State campus once again is awash in the familiar sounds of spring.

Cougars WR Vince Mayle, QB Connor Halliday impress at WSU Pro Day - Seattle PI Sports Blog
With the beginning of April comes the final push for college football’s top prospects to impress NFL scouts at their Pro Days. Two Washington State Cougars attempted to do so Wednesday.

Soccer:

WSU soccer coach search proceeding - Spokesman.com - April 2, 2015
Washington State University is moving “quickly but thoroughly” to hire a new women’s soccer coach, a senior athletic department official said this week.