BASEBALL: Cougs in the pros

FOR ALL THE doubters who questioned Shea Vucinich's decision to bypass his senior year at Washington State to turn pro after batting just .262 this year, the early returns are in. And Vucinich is hitting both for average and power.
July 8, 2010

Moos, Marbut to talk extension

DONNIE MARBUT SPEAKS glowingly about the future of Washington State baseball, and Bill Moos says he's determined to make certain Marbut is part of that future. Moos, WSU's athletic director, said Thursday he plans to discuss a new contract with Marbut "in the next two or three weeks." Marbut has one year left on a three-year contract.
June 10, 2010


WASHINGTON STATE, seemingly on the brink of elimination hours earlier, stared tourney nemesis -- and home-town favorite -- Arkansas in the eye Sunday evening and didn't blink. The result as a wild, 10-7 victory that forces a rematch Monday for the Fayetteville regional title.
June 6, 2010

Insights from Cougs' bizarre loss to Hogs

NORMAN, Okla. -- It is tempting, of course, to blame Washington State's incredible collapse -- or, depending on your perspective, Arkansas' incredible rally -- on post-season pedigree. The Razorbacks are playing in the NCAA baseball regionals for the eighth consecutive year. The Cougars are playing in regionals for the first time in 19 years. Experience won out in the end, right?
May 29, 2009

Cougs have it all: they're good and lucky

PULLMAN -- It has been said that it is better to be lucky than good. If so, it is even better to be lucky AND good. Case in point: The Washington State baseball team. The Cougars came from behind to win for the 16th time Sunday, and a lethal mix of skill and luck ultimately led to victory for the umpteenth time.
May 24, 2009

Seeing is believing with Cougar baseballers

CORVALLIS -- You know Donnie Marbut wanted to say it. Wanted to scream it. Wanted to tell it to everyone in the world. Instead, Washington State's normally brash baseball coach put a zip lock on his normally talkative lips and stopped just short of saying Sunday's heart-stopping 7-6 win at Oregon State clinched WSU's first NCAA regionals berth in 19 years.
May 17, 2009