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Cougars score in ninth to beat No. 1 Sun Devils

PULLMAN – It would seem when you play the top-ranked college baseball team in the nation, a team that’s won 27 of its first 28 games, you would need to …


College baseball: Cougs face devilish task

Things don’t get any easier for Washington State University this weekend. The Cougars opened Pac-10 play last week, losing two of three to rival Washington, then traveled to Salt Lake …


College baseball: Whitworth hits its stride

When Dan Ramsay took over as Whitworth University’s baseball coach last year, he was basically the same age as some of his players. That wouldn’t do. So he now has …


Vucinich’s glove rescues Cougars

PULLMAN – In the college baseball hierarchy, the weekend series, whether they be league games or not, are the glamour contests. The mid-week games? They’re usually a place to test …


Zags use trip to iron out kinks

Spring break road trips are supposed to take college students to exotic locales, which is exactly what’s happening to the members of the Gonzaga University baseball team. Of course, you …


Utes send WSU to first defeat

Utah avoided a sweep and sent Washington State to its first loss of the season with a 5-1 non-league baseball victory Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman. Rick Anton pitched …


Washington State off to impressive start

The start itself is impressive, but how Washington State University began the 2010 baseball season is even more so. The Cougars returned from Lubbock, Texas, with a 6-0 record, their …


Cougars pound Seattle

Washington State scored its most runs in 11 years in a 23-0 win over Seattle University on Sunday in Pullman. Fifteen Cougars collected hits and five pitchers combined on the …


It’s ‘Play ball!’ for area colleges

Late winter, when a young man’s fancy turns to … baseball? It seems to be the case, as the local Division I college baseball season opens this weekend, with Washington …


Zags, Cougs eager to play baseball

Unlike the past two years, the weather is cooperating as the Inland Northwest’s college baseball teams begin preparations for the 2010 season. “Hopefully it will continue, knock on wood,” said …


LSU wins 6th CWS crown

OMAHA, Neb. – LSU, which two years ago wasn’t good enough to qualify for its conference tournament, is the best team in college baseball again. The Tigers won their sixth …


Moldenhauer powers Texas

OMAHA, Neb. – Freshman Taylor Jungmann limited LSU to five hits in his first complete game, and Russell Moldenhauer hit his record-tying fourth home run of the College World Series …


Virginia sends Fullerton home

OMAHA, Neb. – Virginia eliminated second-seeded Cal State Fullerton from the College World Series, beating another ace by chasing Daniel Renken in a 7-5 victory Monday. The Cavaliers (49-14-1) won …


Rout labeled ‘a fluke’

Veteran Florida State coach Mike Martin thought he’d just about seen it all during his long baseball career. Well, not quite.


Bullpen struggles cost Cougars against Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. — The Norman Regional ended the way it began for Washington State. With a rocky outing from its bullpen.


Bulldogs fall to Utah, reflect on season

FULLERTON, Calif. – There was disappointment over the end of a season and sorrow over failing to be one of the last two teams standing in the Fullerton Regional. Yet …


WSU pen blows lead

NORMAN, Okla. – Washington State ace Matt Way came through with a pitching performance to remember in the opening game of the NCAA baseball tournament’s Norman Regional. Unfortunately for WSU, …


Friday men, Way and Fields, provide instant lift

They are talented, tough-minded and, in most cases, battle-tested. They arrive each workday knowing their challenge is monstrous and their margin for error minuscule. They are the “Friday Night Guys” …


Catchers took different paths from Hudson’s Bay to D-I success

The happy residue of both Gonzaga and Washington State picking this as their year to return to the NCAA baseball tournament after an extended hiatus is probability taking a beating …


Zags to face Georgia Southern

Knowing they were already one of the 64 teams in the 2009 NCAA Division I baseball championship field took much of the suspense out of Monday morning’s television viewing for …


Cougars have a familiar foe

PULLMAN – When you haven’t even been on the road to Omaha for 19 years, it doesn’t really matter where the first stop is. But when the Washington State University …


Texas awarded No. 1 seed

The University of Texas was selected Monday as the top seed for the 64-team NCAA Division I baseball tournament. The Longhorns (41-13-1), who won the Big 12 tournament for the …


Blanchette: Cougars, Bulldogs baseball models of resiliency

The publicity photo you never see is the one snapped in April with the baseball diamonds at either Gonzaga or Washington State freshly blanketed in white after an out-of-left-field snowstorm. …


Arizona deals UW a blow

Arizona scored five runs in the first and held on to beat Washington 9-5 on Monday in Pac-10 baseball at Jerry Kindall Field in Tucson, Ariz., and damage the Huskies’ …


Cougars rally to edge Beavers

Jay Ponciano’s RBI single in the ninth inning capped Washington State’s rally from a four-run deficit in the Cougars’ 7-6 win over No. 25 Oregon State on Sunday in Corvallis, …


Rugged baseball schedules pay off now

Gonzaga University’s Mark Machtolf and Washington State’s Donnie Marbut both had reasons for concern when their teams’ college baseball schedules were finalized over the winter – especially with the way …


Roundup: Cougars get past USC, in second place in Pac-10

Shea Vucinich homered and drove in three runs as Washington State beat USC 6-4 on Sunday in Los Angeles for a 2-1 win in the Pac-10 baseball series. The Cougars …


College roundup: Lagreid leads Cougs past Utah

Washington State won its fourth consecutive baseball game, scoring six times in the seventh inning Tuesday in a 13-8 non-conference win over Utah in Salt Lake City. Senior Greg Lagreid …


Gonzaga, WSU baseball rivalry still relevant

There was a time in the 1980s and early ’90s when the Gonzaga-Washington State baseball rivalry was as intense, entertaining and meaningful as any in the Pacific Northwest. The schools …


Zags bag Toreros

Gonzaga University put itself in position Thursday night to continue a positive West Coast Conference baseball trend. Or start an even better one, perhaps.