This was the first test the Cougars would have before having to play a tough Arizona State team and this trip didn’t do the Cougs any favors. It looked promising after the first game, which they won 6-3, but then lost three consecutive games this past weekend. They ended up losing the final two in some very close games including the final one ending in extra innings. The plus side out of this for the WSU Baseball team is that they’ve already been tested on the road more than once prior to the series vs UTSA.
The Cougars season had looked promising early on, but they may be in trouble if they struggle vs ASU come this weekend. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle playing with all the PAC-12 schools. Teams that tend to struggle a lot won’t do well in this conference due to the fact that from top to bottom no conference is even comparable to the PAC-12 which has been known to put out top talent.
The Cougs are definitely going to see some adversity real quick if things don’t go their way against the Sun Devils. It’s going to help them in the long run to face adversity now rather than late in the season when they should be on their way back to the College World Series. The Cougs definitely have the talent to contend in the conference, but the question is do they have enough experience?
I guess we’re going to find out sooner rather than later.