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Max Hartman hits a ball toward the sky against Cal, April 12, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU baseball, swimming join Mountain West

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor April 16, 2024

WSU baseball and swimming will join the Mountain West Conference as affiliate members beginning July 1, WSU and the MW announced Tuesday morning. Affiliate status allows NCAA schools to compete for...

The snow delays the first home game of the 2024 WSU baseball season, March 1, in Pullman, Wash.

Some highs, lots of lows, nonetheless WSU baseball controls its destiny

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

Cole Cramer found himself starting something, not once, but twice April 7 versus the Stanford Cardinal. Cramer scored both the tying and the winning run for the Cougars. Wazzu’s 9-7 extra-inning...

Duke Brotherton and Jacob Morrow meet on the mount after Brotherton allow the first man on base, March 3, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs allow 17 hits in 8-2 Sunday loss, get swept by Cal

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

Head coach Nathan Choate said that games are decided by one or two pitches. You just don’t know which pitches they are going to be. Unfortunately for WSU baseball, the most noteworthy pitch of the...

Crew Parke lightly tosses the ball over to first play to get an out during the first inning of a game against Cal, April 12, in Pullman, Wash.

Cal spoils Wilford’s quality start with 10-run ninth inning

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 13, 2024

For over 40 cumulative minutes, the umpire crew of Saturday’s WSU-Cal baseball game spent time in the replay booth and huddled amongst themselves to make sure they were making the right decision.  The...

Grant Taylor pitching against Cal, April 12, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs respond “too little, too late” drop series opener to Cal 4-3

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

Jack Weise stuck his glove in front of the ball, fell on the bag, caught it mid-fall, jumped up and threw to first to secure the double play. The modest Baily-Brayton Field crowd who remained after the...

The 2024 WSU baseball team, March 3, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs flushing recent failure; prep for Cal

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 12, 2024

After taking a tough loss Tuesday, WSU is back at Bailey-Brayton Field to take on Cal for a three-game weekend set. The Cougs are just 2-5 in their latest stretch and 1-4 against Pac-12 schools.  WSU...

Jacob Morrow timing up the pitcher on the on-deck circle, March 2, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs and Zags combine for 29 runs; WSU scores just 7

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 10, 2024

Gonzaga won the game in the first inning. Scoring 14 runs before recording their third out of the plate, 17 batters stepped into the box to face a collective of three different WSU arms. If the Bulldogs...

Cole Cramer barrels up the ball for one of his three hits in game one of the doubleheader against Rhode Island, March 2, in Pullman, Wash.

Lim nearly no hits Cougs; WSU loses series to Stanford

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 7, 2024

Max Hartman led off the ninth inning with a walk. Joey Kramer and Alan Shibley both struck out looking and with two outs, Casen Taggart reached on an error. With Hartman and Taggart on base, the Cougs...

Grant Taylor throwing a pitch in the only inning played Friday, March. 1, in Pullman, Wash.

Grant Taylor takes home two awards for Apple Cup performance

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 2, 2024

For his one-hit, 17-strikeout shutout against the Washington Huskies Thursday, Washington State right-handed pitcher Grant Taylor earned two weekly honors. From the Pac-12, he won the Pac-12 Pitcher of...

Chase Grillo dealing a pitch to a Rhode Island batter, March 3, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougs drop Apple Cup rubber match

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor March 31, 2024

Following the dominant Thursday night win, WSU baseball fell flat with two chances to secure a series win over their rivals on the road.  In Seattle Saturday night, WSU baseball (16-11, 6-6 Pac-12)...

Grant Taylor takes a second behind the mound prior to first pitch against Rhode Island, March 3, in Pullman, Wash.

Grant Taylor breaks program record, dominates UW lineup for nine innings

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor March 29, 2024

“I did?” WSU starting pitcher Grant Taylor said with a massive grin after learning he had broken the Cougs program record for strikeouts in a game. “That’s so exciting.”  Taylor overtook...

A baseball rests on the turf awaiting for first pitch, March 20, in Pullman, Wash.

Baseball’s win streak snapped at five games

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor March 27, 2024

After a sweep of their five-game home stand, Portland snapped the Cougs win streak in a one-run game where 80% of the runs were scored in the first three innings.  WSU baseball (15-9, 5-4 Pac-12) lost...

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