The Cougar baseball team had an up and down season this year, with an especially disappointing final month after they were in prime position to make some noise at the end of March, but a win over Washington to end the season is always a great way to finish. There won’t be any post-season for the Cougs, due to a 28-28 finish by a team that was supposed to be better but will be returning and bringing in some good talent to add to the mix. CougCenter had this breakdown of the returning players for 2013:
WSU will lose a fair amount offensively, but still returns a core group of experienced players and a few highly touted redshirt freshman. The pitching staff will have plenty of experience next season as practically everyone returns including all four starters. A postseason berth will likely be the expectation again going into next season.
Any time you return all of your starting pitching staff, you should be in really good shape. Couple that with incoming pitcher Matt Bower and a large class that includes some highly touted hitters of both the redshirt and true freshman variety, and you got a ball club that should be revved up and ready to compete in 2013, where coach Donnie Marbut’s group will surely be expected to get back to the post season.