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A big baseball weekend for Cougs

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The Cougs were active this weekend across Major League Baseball and not for anyone playing.

Saturday at the Mariners game was WSU night which included Jake Dickert throwing out the first pitch.

It appears a good time was had by all ... if you exclude the score of the actual game.

Now, if you want to see a really good time, you can find Klay Thompson at the Dodger game on Sunday where he was cheering on his brother Trayce. And chugging beers.

Oh and if you were looking for some actual action on the field. Kyle Manzardo has you covered. He is currently playing for Tampa Bay’s High-A team, but that may not last long at the rate he is going. He homered on Friday night and capped the Cougar baseball weekend with this 3-run shot on Sunday.

He now has an OPS of 1.005 on the season with 14 home runs in 56 games. It likely won’t be long until he receives a promotion to Double-A.


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Washington State’s leaders are offering words of encouragement for Pac-12 supporters.

“Really, I’m very optimistic moving forward,” WSU president Kirk Schulz said Friday. “With every week that goes by, that sense of optimism probably increases.

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WSU went 6-3 in the Pac-12 in 2021 and blew out rival Washington to end the regular season.

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Don’t laugh. Heck, just this week we learned the longest continuous basketball rivalry west of the Mississippi is no longer in play. And if Washington State and Idaho, neighbors within walking distance of each other, can’t figure out a way to play one of their dozen or so nonconference basketball games against each other, for goodness sakes, then nothing is out of the question.


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For a team that went 11-9 in Pac-12 play and reached the NIT title game, the Cougars saw their roster take a massive hit.