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WSU baseball takes on Cal

Today at 7!

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Good morning, Coug fans! Today our Washington State Cougars begin their stretch against Cal, who is currently sitting on an 18-17 overall, 5-7 Pac 12 record.

Cal has some strong players- Nathan Manning averages .413 up at bat, and scored his first home run this season against Oregon State. However, the team themselves wound up getting swept by Oregon State, every rose has its thorn.

Darren Baker leads Cal in times at bat, a whopping 143, and he has the most runs and hits, 28 and 46 respectively.

Dylan Beavers leads the team in home runs- 10 this season, and the highest RBI at 32. I would say it’s not out of pocket to hope he’s had an off day today.

Sean Sullivan and Paulshawn Pasqualotto are two stand out players with similar sounding first names, in a sense. Pasqualotto has the highest wins and losses, so he’s a toss up. Sullivan has started the most games, but has the second highest loss count (right under his buddy Pasqualotto).

Another wild card pitcher is Josh White- who leads the team in strikeouts and has an earned run average of 1.17.

Overall, I’m assuming baseball is susceptible to Cal bullshit, so I offer nothing but support! The game tips off at 7 tonight, and airs on Pac 12 Washington. I hope everyone has a great weekend, I know some of us were hoping to be up there for the spring football scrimmage game, myself included, but I keep telling myself that the further away things get, the more special they’ll feel when we’re all able to safely gather again. There is light at the end of the tunnel! Stay healthy my friends.

Links!

Pac-12 stock report: WSU keeps Pat Chun, UW football takes a hit with loss of ZTF | The Seattle Times
Jon Wilner takes stock of recent events in the Pac-12, including what losing edge rusher Zion Tupuola-Fetui means for the Huskies and why Pat Chun staying on as WSU's AD...

Travell Harris was a major asset for Washington State in 2020, but the receiver promises 'I'm just getting started' | Washington State University | nbcrightnow.com
PULLMAN – He made two streaking runs from his slot receiver position that resulted in 28- and 29-yard touchdowns in the season opener at Oregon State, then sent the Beavers

A Grip on Sports: This weekend's most important local sporting event is only available via streaming as the future is now | The Spokesman-Review
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For those of you who love to putter in the garden, rain predicted for Saturdays can ruin your outlook. I get that. Been there. But for others, such things are a convenient excuse for avoiding getting dirt stains all over your hands. And for plopping in a chair for a day of sports on TV. For those of you who feel that way, sorry. This Saturday’s rain won’t be accompanied by the best of the sports world.

Pac-12 basketball: Coaching diversity vanishes into all-white lineup
For decades, the Pac-12 was as diverse as any league. But today, it's the only power conference without a Black head coach.