Utah Valley State (5-13) at Washington State (12-9)
Location: Pullman, Washington
Date: March 18-20, 2005
Time: 4:00pm MST on Friday, 2:00pm MST on Saturday & 1:00pm MST on Sunday.
Live Audio: Listen to the game live online by clicking HERE
What's on Tap:
Utah Valley State will have a tough match up this weekend as they travel to Pullman, Washington for a four-game series against Washington State. Friday's game begins at 4:00pm MST, Saturday's double header begins at 2:00pm MST and the finale on Sunday begins at 1:00pm MST.
The Wolverines are struggling to get back on track and have lost seven in a row dating back to March 3rd in Lewiston, Idaho. Their last win came against this week's opponent, Washington State. The Wolverines won 6-4 in the opening round of the Banana Belt Tournament.
Utah Valley State lost its last three games of the tournament while the Cougars only loss was to the Wolverines as Washington State was named tournament champions. In the Utah Valley Washington State game, Jed Jensen and Beau Giles pitched the Wolverines to the victory. Jensen pitched the first seven innings of the game, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out six.
Last weekend in a three-game series against UC Davis, the Wolverines let game one get away from them after leading going into the bottom of the 7th. The Aggies scored four runs to reverse the deficit and take a two-run lead that held up and UC Davis won the game 7-5. The final two games of the series saw the UC Davis bats get hot while the Wolverines' bats went cold and the Aggies swept the series from Utah Valley.
>> Opening Day at Parkway Crossing Stadium is just days away as the Wolverines host Southern Utah March 24-26 in a four-game series.
>> The grand opening of Parkway Crossing Stadium is also Alumni Weekend.
For only $15, former Wolverine baseball players are invited to spend the weekend at the new ballpark, with tickets to each game and a BBQ on the berm prior to Friday's 6:00pm game. For more information and pricing for couples and families, go to wolverinesports.net/baseball.
>> Kory Drew leads in batting (.405) hits (30) and home runs (5)
>> Beau Giles is the team leader with a 3.46 ERA in 13 innings of work.
This weekend's games and many of the remaining games on the Wolverines' schedule can now be heard live on the Internet at www.wolverinesports.net. Any former Utah Valley State players interested in doing color commentary for a few innings during a home game at Parkway Crossing Stadium would be welcome to do so. If you are willing and able please contact Clint Burgi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nate Mathis at email@example.com.
After beautiful weather in Davis that saw 80 degrees and sun all weekend, Mother Nature may not cooperate as well in Pullman this weekend. The forecast calls for low to mid-50's on throughout the weekend with a chance for precipitation on Sunday.
Scouting the Opposition:
Washington State comes into the weekend having won six of its last eight games. They took two out of three from Northern Colorado last weekend in Pullman. The Cougars are now 12-9 on the year and following the series against the Wolverines, will begin PAC-10 play against Cal next weekend.
What's on Deck:
Following the weekend series with Washington State, the Wolverines don't have much time to relax as they play eight games in eight days beginning Tuesday the 22nd at BYU. Thursday the 24th will be the 1st game ever at Parkway Crossing Stadium, the new 2,500 seat stadium and the new home for the Wolverines. Utah Valley will host Southern Utah in a four-game series during the weekend.
Following the SUU series, the Wolverines will travel to Seattle to take on a tough Washington club on Monday and Tuesday the 28th and 29th. The team will then have nearly a week off before resuming its home schedule on Monday, April 4th against BYU at 7:00pm.