With the help of mother nature Washington State's baseball team will start its four game home series against Utah Valley, Friday at 3 p.m. The two teams were scheduled to play Thursday, but the snow/rain storm that rolled through the Palouse persuaded officials to postpone the matchup.
The Cougs (6-4) are receiving votes in the most recent NCBWA top-25 poll. They will look to continue their momentum after sweeping Stephen F. Austin last weekend. That series was highlighted by the combined no-hitter thrown in the series finale Sunday. The sweep was also the program's first since 2015.
Utah Valley is off to a rough start this season, only winning three of their first 11 games. The Cougars will seek revenge this season as last year the Wolverines won three out of four games in Pullman.
Ryan Walker, Damon Jones and Cody Anderson have started a game in each of the Cougs' three series this season and are all slated to go again this weekend. Head Coach Marty Lees also penciled in freshman lefthander A.J. Block for his first start this season.
Block has pitched two innings in two relief appearances in his young Cougar career, striking out three while shutting out the opposition. While Lees did release the probable pitchers for each game, I imagine that is subject to change after the postponement.
Friday will only have one game, as was originally planned, but there will now be a doubleheader Saturday. The time for the doubleheader is yet to be decided, but the series finale will start Sunday at noon. On the bright side, it currently looks like the weather will cooperate somewhat this weekend.
All of the games this weekend will be played at Bailey-Brayton Field and you can also watch online through Pac12.com.
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