The Daily Evergreen

Cougars look for first sweep since April 2018

Junior outfielder Gianni Tomasi swings at the ball against Niagara on Sunday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Donovan Blas, Evergreen baseball reporter

March 9, 2020

WSU baseball got one game closer to a four-game sweep with a 10-4 victory over the Niagara University Purple Eagles on Saturday in Pullman.  The Cougars (8-6) had a big performance from the plate as they scored 10 runs and 12 hits.  “We’re just trying to hit line drives and groun...

WSU sweeps Purple Eagles in home opener

Senior left-handed pitcher AJ Block throws a pitch in game 3 against Niagara on Saturday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen sports reporter

March 9, 2020

The WSU baseball team closed the sweep of the Niagara University Purple Eagles in its 15-2 win Sunday afternoon in Pullman. Sophomore first baseman Kyle Manzardo led the way for the Cougars (9-6). He got on base five out of the six times he batted. He finished with two RBIs and five runs. ...

WSU takes game two

Junior infielder Jack Smith throws the ball to first to force an out during the second game of the series against Niagara on Friday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen sports reporter

March 7, 2020

The Cougars baseball team beat Niagara 6-3 to secure their second straight victory. On the mound for WSU (7-6) was sophomore pitcher Zane Mills. He pitched six innings and gave up two earned runs and four hits. He also totaled seven strikeouts and walked five batters.  For Niagara (5-6) soph...

Wrestling club will send 12 to national tournament

WSU club wrestlers practice on Feb. 24 in the Physical Education Building. The team’s coach won Northwest Conference Men’s Coach of the Year.

Luke Walker, Evergreen wrestling reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU club wrestlers qualified Sunday for a national wrestling tournament and their coach won Coach of the Year. On Sunday, 18 WSU wrestlers traveled to Aberdeen, Washington, to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Northwest Conference Championship. All wrestlers placed in the top...

Men’s basketball ends regular season against ASU

Junior Guard Isaac Bonton jukes a defender as he looks to hit a jump shot on Jan. 29 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU men’s basketball finishes its Arizona road trip and plays its final game of the regular season against the Arizona State University Sun Devils at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona. WSU (15-15, 6-11) comes off a 83-62 loss to the University of Arizona Wildcat...

Baseball team bags win in first game at Bailey-Brayton

Junior left-handed pitcher Tanner West pitches on Thursday evening at Bailey-Brayton Field.

DONOVAN BLAS, Evergreen baseball reporter

March 6, 2020

The Cougars won their first home game of the season in a dominating fashion, putting up a double digit 16-7 victory over the Niagara University Purple Eagles Thursday night. WSU (6-6) showed up to the plate recording 16 runs and 19 hits and every starter, except for the pitcher, got a hit against ...

Cougars struggle in loss to Wildcats

Sophomore Forward CJ Elleby looks for open teammate to pass to on Feb. 2 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU men’s basketball fell to the University of Arizona Wildcats 83-62 as the Wildcats scored 54 points in the second half alone Thursday night in Tucson, Arizona. The Cougars (15-15, 6-11) leading scorer was junior guard Isaac Bonton with 21 points, 10 of which came from the free throw line. Bonton ...

Cougars face Niagara in first baseball home series

Then-freshman right-handed pitcher Connor Barison pitches against Stanford on March 31 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

VASILI VARLAMOS, Evergreen baseball reporter

March 5, 2020

The WSU baseball team plays its first home series this season against the Niagara University Purple Eagles this weekend at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars (5-6) are coming off a series win against Rutgers University. Meanwhile Niagara (5-4) won its previous series against Cornell University. Soph...

Men’s basketball team seeks revenge in Tucson

Last time out, Arizona visited WSU in Pullman and overran the Cougars into a 66-49 defeat. This performance was WSU’s fewest points and rebounds in a game this season.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 5, 2020

WSU men’s basketball will visit the Arizona schools this week for its last two away games to finish its regular season schedule. WSU (15-14, 6-10) will make its first stop on its road trip against the University of Arizona Wildcats (19-10, 9-7) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Tucson, Arizona. WSU...

Unofficial mayor of Pullman bids farewell

Senior forward Jeff Pollard high-fives teamates as he returns to the bench during the game against OSU Jan. 18 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 4, 2020

Cougar veteran and local favorite senior forward Jeff Pollard finishes his fourth and final year at WSU in the end of the 2019-20 season. Before WSU, Pollard went to high school in Bountiful, Utah. He achieved back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior at Bountiful High School. Duri...

‘It’s nothing but love for Jervae’

Senior Guard Jervae Robinson attempts to get past Stanford defenders on Feb. 23 at Beasley Coliseum.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter

March 4, 2020

Senior guard Jervae Robinson finishes his collegiate basketball career with WSU this season as one of five returning Cougars from last year. Before WSU, Robinson played for Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado. He led the team in scoring during his freshman season with 14 points per game an...

Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings

Junior guard Isaac Bonton dribbles down the court against the University of Oregon Ducks on Jan. 16 at Beasley Coliseum. The WSU Cougars won the game 72-61.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen sports columnist

March 3, 2020

1.UCLA The Bruins have officially taken over as the hottest team in the Pac-12 by extending their winning streak to seven games. They started out their weekend by beating the previous hottest team in the conference: Arizona State. UCLA beat the Sun Devils in a back-and-forth affair in which no team led by...

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