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HCA: Cougar baseball heads North to take on Gonzaga

The Cougs haven’t beaten Gonaga on the road since 2014.

WSU Athletic Communications

The Washington State baseball team will head North to Spokane today to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs at 6:00 p.m. After taking the first of three against the Zags 4-3 on April 3rd, the Cougs will look to earn their first win in Spokane since 2014.

The Cougars are coming off of a three game series against California last weekend. The Bears took the first two games of the series 13-6 and 6-3 before the series finale where the Cougs were able to pull off a 4-3 win in the 10th inning.

This has been a month of “first in a long time” moments for the Cougs as they beat Gonzaga for the first time at home since 2015 a few weeks ago. On April 8th, pitcher Scotty Sunitsch threw the first solo 9-inning no-hitter since 1976.

Freshman lefty Michael Newstrom (1-1, 3.52 ERA) looks to continue their “first in a long time” luck this month as he takes the mound against Junior right-hander Taylor Davis (1-3, 4.91 ERA) for the Zags. Both Newstrom and Davis have appeared in 11 games each this season and while Newstrom has yet to start, Davis has started twice this season.

After Gonzaga, the Cougs will host Santa Clara for a three game series this weekend before heading to Seattle next week to take on Seattle U before a three game series with Washington to finish the month out.

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Football:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
The Washington State University Athletic Department once again is hosting a week-long series of events known as the Crimson and Gray Week leading up to the annual Crimson and Gray Game, Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium.

Baseball:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Washington State heads to Spokane for a Tuesday night matchup against Gonzaga. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. on SWX. The Cougars won the season's first meeting, 4-3 in Pullman April 3.

Basketball:

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Thompson has never been the most media-hungry athlete in the NBA, but when he talks about his days in Pullman, he is almost Magic Johnson effusive. He came to love it there and it shows in how he speaks about the place in Theo’s wide-ranging interview.

Swimming:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Lauren Burckel signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Washington State swimming team next season, head coach Tom Jager announced Monday.

Track:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Wadhwani began running when he was eight-years-old, coached by his father, Vid Wadhwani. Growing up in Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada, he ran for the Golden Ears Athletic Track and Field Club.