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BASEBALL: Marbut has multiple sparkplugs

DONNIE MARBUT

TRADITIONALLY, LOCKER ROOMS are overflowing with clichés. Perhaps none is more ingratiating to members of the media than that timeless classic, "It was a total team win." Thankfully, no one seems to recall anyone on the Washington State baseball team serving that one up this season. If, however, it does sneak out, even the media would have to give the Cougars a pass.

Washington State's late-season surge to presumably clinch a second straight NCAA tournament berth has been sparked by an usually large number of players. On any given day, a new hero takes center stage. Chad Arnold (5-2, 3.40 ERA) has been a rock all season as the No. 1 starting pitcher. The Cougars weren't going anywhere, however, until junior James Wise (3-1, 4.24) and sophomore Adam...

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