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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Alan Shibley fouls a ball off the ground and straight into his helmet, April 26, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU baseball drops final game of the season 10-4 to ranked Oregon

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 21, 2024

In their final game in Crimson and Gray, seven senior Cougs got the chance to pitch one last time for WSU. For some, it was their last taste of organized competitive baseball, for others it was the...

Connor Wilford throwing a pitch in the snow against Rhode Island, March 2, in Pullman, Wash.

Oregon Ducks score seven in eighth inning to beat WSU 8-4

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 21, 2024

As the sun set, the hits began to fall, Friday at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon. The Cougs entered the eighth inning with a slim 2-1 lead after WSU starter Conner Wilford and Oregon starter Grayson Grinsell...

WSU pitcher Grant Taylor looks to throw a pitch at an NCAA Baseball Game against Santa Clara April 22, 2023. Pullman, Wash.

Taylor climbs Cougar record books, Kramer reaches base four times in WSU loss

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 17, 2024

Grant Taylor had perhaps his worst start of the season in his final WSU career start, but still found himself climbing the WSU record books. WSU baseball (21-30, 9-19 Pac-12) lost to No. 20 Oregon (35-16,...

Joseph Yesufu attempts a three-pointer against Idaho, Nov. 6, in Pullman, Wash.

Portal movement continues for WSU basketball

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor May 17, 2024

The college basketball transfer portal’s entrance closed at the start of May, but those already in the portal still need to find their destinations. As two more former Cougs have announced their destinations,...

Then-freshman infielder Kyle Manzardo waits for an incoming pitch, March 28, 2019.

Pro Cougs Tracker: Manzardo’s debut, roast of Tom Brady

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 15, 2024

Kyle Manzardo made his MLB debut, Jaylen Wells was finally invited to the NBA Combine, Isaac Jones knocked the sign off of a hoop at the NBA G League camp and former Patriots and Cougar quarterback Drew...

Kyle Russell lasers a ball toward the left side of the infield for a lineout, March 3, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougar baseball drops Senior Day rubber match to USC, 10-3

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 13, 2024

The Mothers of WSU baseball’s senior class threw out the ceremonial first pitches, senior Elias Farland shredded the National Anthem on the guitar and WSU recognized its 16-player senior class on a bright...

Connor Wilford exits the game in the 2nd inning against Stanford, May 20, in Pullman, Wash.

Bats, bullpen fail to back Wilford’s quality start

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 12, 2024

Following a season-best offensive performance in the opening game, WSU’s tout with the Trojans of USC, the bats were solid, but not resounding and Conner Wilford’s 6.0 inning, three-earned run performance...

Grant Taylor throws a arching curveball to a batter in the first inning of a WSU baseball game, March 3, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU offense pops off for 20 runs in blowout of USC

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor May 11, 2024

The left side of WSU’s infield had standout performances Friday, finishing a combined 8-for-11 at the plate and driving six combined runs in a 20-run outing overall for the offense.  WSU baseball...

Casen Taggart lines up his bat to take a crack at a waist-high fastball, April 26, in Pullman, Wash.

Portland scores four in fifth, beat WSU Tuesday

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor May 9, 2024

Seven different arms took the mound for the Cougs, giving up five runs, nine hits and walking seven different batters in a 5-3 loss to the Portland Pilots Tuesday.  WSU baseball (20-27, 8-16 Pac-12)...

Then-sophomore Kyle Manzardo attempts to tag Gonzaga runner.

Kyle Manzardo goes hitless in MLB debut

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen sports co-editor May 8, 2024

Kyle Manzardo, who played three seasons for the Cougs and was named an All-American as a junior, made his major league debut for the Cleveland Guardians Monday and was in the lineup again Tuesday. Batting...

Kevin Haynes gave up two runs over 3.0 innings against Seattle U in a Cougs win, March 20, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs drop rubber match to Beavs despite scoring six

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor May 5, 2024

In the deciding match of the Pac-2 Pullman series, Oregon State got a lead early and never looked back. Scoring four runs in the top of the first and scoring in five of the nine innings, OSU avenged their...

Casen Taggart lines up his bat to take a crack at a waist-high fastball, April 26, in Pullman, Wash.

Beavs nearly shock Cougs, WSU holds on for Saturday win

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor May 5, 2024

After falling short in their own comeback attempt Friday, WSU went into the top of the ninth inning, holding a 10-2 lead over their Pac-2 counterparts in the No. 6 Oregon State Beavers. With breathing...

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