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Block to return in senior season

Block to return in senior season

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

July 17, 2019

Instead of signing a contract with the Detroit Tigers, left-handed pitcher A. J. Block will return to WSU for his senior season, according to WSU Athletics. "I am incredibly excited to return to Washington State for my senior year. I have spoken with Coach [Brian] Green many times over the past month...

WSU hires head baseball coach

WSU hires head baseball coach

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 5, 2019

WSU announced Brian Green as the next head baseball coach for WSU on Tuesday afternoon. Green, 45, previously coached at his alma mater New Mexico State for five seasons. Under his leadership there, the Aggies ranked No.1 in their conference going into the 2019 Western Athletic Conference tournament...

OPINION: Cougs should look to Horton, Kinkade to lead program going forward

OPINION: Cougs should look to Horton, Kinkade to lead program going forward

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

May 29, 2019

WSU recently fired struggling head baseball coach Marty Lees. The Cougars finished in the bottom four of the Pac-12 all four years under Lees. What was once a proud baseball school, boasting powerful alumni such as John Olerud, has become the laughing stock of the conference. While the decision to...

Last chance for baseball to win a conference series

Last chance for baseball to win a conference series

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

May 22, 2019

WSU baseball wraps up its season against Arizona Wildcats this weekend at Bailey-Brayton Field two days after former Head Coach Marty Lees was fired. Associate Head Coach and Pitching Coach Dan Spencer will be an interim head coach for the weekend. The Cougars (11-39-1, 3-23-1) won the last game...

No leeway for Lees: baseball coach fired after four losing seasons

No leeway for Lees: baseball coach fired after four losing seasons

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

May 21, 2019

WSU released Head Baseball Coach Marty Lees Tuesday afternoon, said Director of Athletics Pat Chun. Lees coached baseball for four years with an overall record of 70-172-2 and 32-83-2 record in Pac-12 play. Lees was the 15th coach in WSU history. Chun told Lees he would be making a leadership change wit...

WSU on the road at Utah

WSU on the road at Utah

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2019

WSU baseball will face the Utah Utes at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City for a three-game series starting at 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday. Both teams are sitting at the bottom of the Pac-12 standings with Utah (12-32, 4-23) just ahead of WSU (10-37-1, 2-21-1). The Cougars have a chance to move out...

Baseball looks to extend win streak at home

Baseball looks to extend win streak at home

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2019

WSU’s baseball team will face off against No. 1 UCLA this weekend starting at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars (10-33-1, 2-18-1) will look to extend their two-game win streak against the Bruins (38-8, 16-5). To get a win, Head Coach Marty Lees said the team needs to score more ...

Cougs host Apple Cup on Friday

Cougs host Apple Cup on Friday

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

May 2, 2019

WSU baseball faces its in-state rival, the University of Washington Huskies, this weekend for a three-game Apple Cup series at home in Pullman. The Cougars (8-31-1, 1-16-1) are coming off being swept in three games from No. 2 Oregon State. Despite the losses, the Cougars gave the Beavers good competition,...

Cougars shut out by Beavers in series finale

Cougars shut out by Beavers in series finale

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2019

No. 2 Oregon State swept WSU baseball in a three-game series over the weekend after securing a 2-0 win in a low-scoring pitching battle on Sunday. WSU freshman right-handed pitcher Brandon White started and kept the Beavers’ bats quite early in the game. White pitched 4 1/3 innings for the Cougars...

OSU edges WSU by one run in extra innings

OSU edges WSU by one run in extra innings

ISAAC SEMMLER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2019

WSU baseball fought through 16 innings but ultimately dropped its third straight game with a 4-3 loss to No. 2 Oregon State on Saturday in Corvallis.  It was the second-longest game in terms of innings in WSU history. Junior left-handed pitcher AJ Block took the mound for the Cougars (8-30-1, 1...

Beavers crush Cougs in series opener

Beavers crush Cougs in series opener

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2019

WSU baseball was crushed 18-4 in its series opener against No. 2 Oregon State on Friday night in Corvallis. The Cougars (8-29-1, 1-14-1) started freshman left-handed pitcher Ky Bush. In the first inning, Bush threw a wild pitch and gave up a sacrifice fly to allow the Beavers (29-10-1, 15-4) to take...

Baseball looks to rebound against No. 2 Oregon State

Baseball looks to rebound against No. 2 Oregon State

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

April 25, 2019

WSU baseball makes its way to Corvallis, Oregon, to take on the No. 2-ranked Oregon State Beavers for a three-game series starting Friday. The Cougars (8-28-1, 1-13-1) are coming off of a series loss against USC, including a tie in the series finale. WSU also dealt with a loss against Gonzaga 8-5...

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