Washington State baseball set to host Seattle U Wednesday night

Last weekend, Washington state baseball won its first series against Oregon in four years. This was also the WSU’s first series win against a top 10 team since 2016.

This week the Cougars have another Top 25 series up their sleeves, with UCLA slated to hit town this weekend. But before they focus on the Bruins on Friday, the Cougs don’t have to deal with Seattle U until tonight.

The cougs enter this game with a small throw. After the WSU had lost the opener against the Ducks in a blowout way on Friday, they returned the favor over the next two days. The team took an 11-1 win on Saturday and the bats stayed hot with an 11-1 win on Sunday.

Thanks in part to this offensive explosion, the Cougar Offensive is currently among the best in the Pac-12, both at hitting (.301-2) and doubles (89-2). Kyle Manzardo led the attack, scoring 46 RBI and 26 additional base hits while hitting .371. The All-American First Baseman took the lead 5: 9 in the WSU’s two away wins against Oregon with 7 RBI.

Seattle U, on the other hand, is going in the wrong direction. The Redhawks won at home after four games against Cal Baptist. Those four defeats extended the team’s losing streak to nine in a row.

Today’s game is a unique event for the Redhawks this season. Seattle U was in Pullman earlier this year and lost a series to WSU in early March. The three-game set was originally scheduled to take place in Seattle, but has been relocated to Pullman because of the forecast rain in the Emerald City. The two teams were also supposed to meet a week later during a multi-team event at UW, but those games have been canceled due to COVID-19 issues with the WSU.

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