The Washington State baseball team is off to an incredibly great start. This may be the year they can get back to the postseason, it’s definitely huge for them to be playing this good early. It’s still early but all is going well.
After losing Derek Jones and Taylor Ard, it seems like they just reloaded with some very solid talent. This isn’t a shock to anyone familiar with the baseball program, Donnie Marbut has built a very solid program here and it’s great to see the success they’re having right now.
The home-stand did end on a little bit of a sour note on a 5-3 loss to Cal State Northridge, but this is exactly what this team needed before they head out for some challenges on the road in the upcoming weeks. It’s no surprise to anyone who follows college baseball that the PAC-12 is the best conference in the entire country. Year after year, it’s extremely strong from top to bottom and everyone is fighting year in and year out.
The Cougs didn’t start out the year fast right away as they dropped two out of the first three. But that all changed in this home-stand where they had an impressive sweep over Eastern Michigan and almost got another sweep against Cal State. It may not be exactly what Coach Marbut wanted, as any coach wants to win every game of a series, especially at home, but he’s still pretty satisfied on how they played in the home-stand.
We didn’t play good defense today. We also made some mistakes running the bases and didn’t do enough at the plate. We feel pretty good about a 7-1 home-stand, but it’s not 8-0.
It’ll be very interesting to see how the Cougars hold up when they head on the road to face University of Texas at San Antonio this upcoming weekend.
Yale Rosen had a very impressive stat-line over the two game series, he batted .412 and connected on two home-runs. Maybe we should have seen it coming, this certainly comes at no surprise to Coach Marbut who had raved about Rosen all off-season. There was concern on whether or not they could replace the production of Ard and Jones, but that sure doesn’t seem to be the case with Yale Rosen stepping up, he already has four home-runs. The sophomore is sure living up to the hype he’s been getting over the summer.
Another player who had a solid performance was Shortstop Trace Tam Sing he had a pretty nice stat-line (.346/.469/.423).
The Cougs get ready for a road series against UTSA, beginning Friday night. It’s the beginning of a 7 game road trip.