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BASEBALL: 2010 Cougs are all about heart

MICHAEL WEBER

A CASUAL OBSERVER would notice nothing extraordinary about the 2010 Washington State baseball season. A conference record of 11-10. A 28-18 record overall. Middle of the pack in Pac-10 batting, pitching and fielding statistics. Few players among the conference leaders in individual statistics. Ah, but numbers alone tell us nothing about heart.

When the Cougars exploded for seven runs in the top of the ninth inning Sunday at Stanford, it marked WSU's 17th come-from-behind win, and the sixth in the final at bat. "They're just tough kids," coach Donnie Marbut said Tuesday. "They just have a never-say-die attitude. I hope that's something we stress around here. We like to think that we recruit tough kids. "We always tell them...

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