After coming off of a 2-1 series loss against 18th ranked Oregon State, the Washington State baseball team is looking to get back on track today against UNLV for the start of a two-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 this afternoon and can be seen on the Rebels athletics website.
The Cougars earned their 11th win of the season on Friday in the series opener against the Beavers in a 5-2 victory. They could not keep up with the Beavers the rest of the weekend as they dropped the second game of the three game series 10-3. On Sunday, with a chance to take the series, the Beavers hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning breaking an 8-8 tie. The Cougars could not get another runner on base in the ninth and went down 1-2-3 to end the game.
The Rebels (7-3) have not played in a week due to a three-game series against San Jose State being postponed this past weekend. In their last game, the Rebels put an end to then ranked #11 Arizona State’s nine-game winning streak with a 10-9 victory behind Jack-Thomas Wold’s bat as he put up three RBI’s, two hits, and two runs scored.
The Cougars are scheduled to have sophomore Grant Taylor on the bump with freshman Josh Sharman on the other side for the Rebels. Taylor has three appearances on the season and has pitched 3.1 innings with 3 strikeouts. Sharman is 0-1 on the season with a 2.37 ERA and has 5 strikeouts in his 19 innings pitched. The starters for Wednesday’s game have yet to be announced.
The Cougs and the Rebels will finish their two game mid-week series tomorrow with another 12:05 first pitch that can also be seen on the Rebels athletics website.
Washington State continues its 12-day road trip with a two-game set at UNLV Tuesday and Wednesday.