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WSU baseball begins Apple Cup series with UW

Baseball crosses the state to Seattle with high hopes.

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Good morning, Coug fans!

I hope everyone is enjoying the start to a hectic March Madness season and NIT season! How’s your bracket looking? Too soon to tell?

Not only is it a crazy time across the country for basketball, it’s a crazy time across the state for your Washington State Cougars in baseball, which takes on the enemy, ehrm, the University of Washington Huskies this weekend in the Boeing Apple Cup series.

The first of the games begins today at 6:05 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network, with Saturday’s game at 5:05 p.m. and Sunday’s at 12:05 p.m., each on Pac-12 Washington. All three games can be found on Pac-12.com (with a cable subscription).

It’s looking like the Cougs will start Grant Taylor tonight against the Huskies, who had 7 strikeouts against Oregon State and a six shutout innings against Long Island University.

The Huskies host, and currently enter the game with a 9-8 overall record, 1-2 in conference. The Cougs have the upper hand in the series, taking down the Dawgs 246-198 overall. However, the Cougs don’t have the best luck in Seattle, losing the past few games.

Additionally, UW is currently on a three-game losing streak, losing 2 out of 3 games to Utah, and to University of Portland (purple on purple, more than a crime of fashion).

For starting pitchers, we could be seeing Jared Engman, a sophomore from Kent. Engman hit his season high of 7 strikeouts against UC San Diego, and his season low of 2 hits allowed against Yale.

Calvin Kirchoff is also listed, who had 5 strikeouts and no hits against Riverside.

While the Cougs and the Huskies have similar statistics, we differ in PCT- the Cougs having a leg up with .562 compared to .529. I think this series is going to be pretty interesting to watch, especially given the Huskies current homefield advantage. Let’s see where it takes us, it’s always a beautiful day to beat the Huskies!

Links

WSU Heads to Seattle For Boeing Apple Cup Series - Washington State University Athletics
All three games this weekend will be on the Pac-12 Networks.

Cougs look to break the Mustangs in round two of the NIT - Washington State University Athletics
at (1) SMU (24-8) | Tue., March 15 | 8 pm | Beasley Coliseum

Friday Match at Gonzaga Awaits Cougars - Washington State University Athletics
Gonzaga match is scheduled for Noon Friday in Spokane.

Cougs Open Outdoor Track and Field Season This Weekend - Washington State University Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State track and field team kicks off the 2022 outdoor season this weekend. WSU will be splitting up the squad for the first week

K-State Wildcats vs. WSU Cougars: NCAA Tournament TV, time | Charlotte Observer
Kansas State women’s basketball team and star Ayoka Lee will play Washington State Cougars in March Madness opener. Here is TV info and a preview of the game.

Kansas State vs. Washington State Women’s Basketball Preview
Here is everything you need to know in our Kansas State vs. Washington State NCAA Women’s Tournament preview.

WSU-Kansas State: How to watch Saturday's NCAA Tournament game | krem.com
The Washington State women's basketball team faces Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Here's how to watch.

Women's NCAA tournament 2022 - What to watch for in the first round
"As good a season as Washington State has had, I'm not sure if they can stop Kansas State if center Ayoka Lee really gets going."

WSU Heads to Seattle For Boeing Apple Cup Series - Washington State University Athletics
All three games this weekend will be on the Pac-12 Networks.