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Home-Opening Baseball Doubleheader Pushed Back to Sunday

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. (Mar. 1) -- The baseball doubleheader between Central Washington University and Whitworth University, originally scheduled to be played this Saturday (Mar. 3), will now be played on Sunday (Mar. 4) at noon, CWU head coach Desi Storey announced Thursday.

The non-conference doubleheader is being pushed back a day to give Storey and the Wildcats extra time to dry out the CWU Baseball Field in preparation for the team's 2012 home openers.

CWU played its first 10 games of the season away from home. The Wildcats enter this weekend's series with a 2-8 record, while Whitworth, which competes as a member of the NCAA Division III, has a 6-3-1 record on the year.

Central Washington is expected to send senior left-hander Brandon Rohde (Gig Harbor, Wash.; 1-1, 4.61 ERA) and senior right-hander Kyle Long (Edmonds, Wash./Edmonds-Woodway HS; 0-2, 9.00 ERA) to the mound against the Pirates.
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