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Cougs playing baseball across the Northwest this summer

There are plenty of opportunities to root on Cougs the next couple of months

WSU’s Baillie Davis pitches against St. Mary’s
Washington State Photo Services/Dean Hare

WSU’s baseball season may have ended but for the players, another has just begun. Collegiate summer baseball is upon us and the Cougars have spread around the country for the next few months, with an abundance staying in the Northwest.

Over the next couple of months, 12 WSU student athletes will play in the West Coast League, which has teams all over Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

The season started the first week of June, and a few Cougs have made a positive first impression. Davis Baillie is pitching for the Bellingham Bells and has the fifth lowest ERA among qualified WCL players. Baillie has only allowed one run and 8 hits in 15 innings of work this summer.

Michael Newstrom has been a force on the mound for the Portland Pickles. Newstrom has a 1.20 ERA and 25 strikeouts in just 15 innings. Also on the Pickles if fellow Coug Brody Barnum, an outfielder who is hitting .286.

Infielder Jack Smith is playing north of the border for the Victoria HarbourCats and has hit the ball well so far. Smith is batting .273 with a pair of stolen bases. Pitcher Connor Nantkes has also made the move from Pullman to Victoria for the summer.

Also playing in the WCL from WSU is Isaac Mullins and Mason De La Cruz for Cowlitz, Corey Meyer for Wenatchee, Grant Delappe for Yakima Valley, and Robert Teel, Danny Sinatro, Bryce Moyle, and Nick Strange for Walla Walla.

There will be plenty of opportunities to watch some baseball and root on some Cougs across the Pacific Northwest this summer.

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