USA Baseball announced the appointment of Washington baseball assistant coach Tanner Swanson as a coach of the National Teams Identification Series (NTIS) Northwest Region 17-under, 16-under and 13-under teams. Swanson will coach the teams in the NTIS events in Cary, N.C. from Aug. 10-14, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28.
Earlier this week, Washington senior Troy Rallings was named the West's first team All-American reliever by the American Baseball Coaches Association. On Saturday, he beat out seven other relievers from the eight regions and was named the ABCA/Rawlings Division I First Team All-American relief pitcher to become the first Husky to ever earn first team honors from the nation's coaches.
Washington senior pitcher Troy Rallings was named to the 2016 D1Baseball All-America first team on Thursday. It is the third first team All-America honor he has received among the most highly regarded publications.
The eight ABCA/Rawlings All-Region teams were announced and Washington senior Troy Rallings was named to the west region's first team as a relief pitcher. The right-handed is now eligible for the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Team, which will be announced Saturday, June 18.
Three Huskies were named to the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Baseball All-Academic Second Team, including Josh Cushing, who was a first-team member last season. Joining Cushing on the list this year are seniors Spencer Jones and Duncan Hendrickson.
Two current Washington players, including Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Troy Rallings and All-Pac-12 selection Chris Baker, and four future Huskies were selected in the third day of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday. They join senior Spencer Jones, who was selected in the 10th round on Friday.
Washington senior pitcher Spencer Jones was the first Husky to be selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft when he was selected in the 10th round, 300th overall by the Tampa Bay Rays.
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America announced its 2016 District Players of the Year and Washington senior pitcher Troy Rallings was named the District IX Player of the Year.
Troy Rallings was named one of five finalists for the 2016 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year. Joining Rallings as finalists are NCAA saves leader Sam Donko of VCU, along with Shaun Anderson of Florida, Zack Burdi of Louisville and Bryan Garcia of Miami.
The postseason honors keep rolling in for Washington senior pitcher Troy Rallings as he was named a Baseball America First Team All-American. He is the first Husky to be named to the publication's first team since Tim Lincecum in 2006.
The Huskies mounted a furious rally for a second-straight night in NCAA Regional play, but on Sunday against No. 4 seed Xavier, they came up a little short, falling 7-5 to be eliminated from the Nashville Regional.
A day after a pair of late home runs cost the Washington baseball team at the Nashville Regional, sending them into the loser-out game, the Huskies hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning and a two-run blast in the eighth inning to rally from an 8-2 deficit and beat host Vanderbilt, 9-8, and keep their post-season alive.