Washington junior pitcher Tyler Davis is among 12 finalists for the Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports, announced Friday. The honor is given to college baseball's breakout player of the year. The award is presented to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.
With the 129th overall pick on Friday, Washington junior right-handed pitcher Jeff Brigham was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Washington Baseball coach Lindsay Meggs has received a letter of intent from right-handed pitcher Toby Dunlap to join the team for the 2014-15 school year.
Unleashed: Proud, "Absolute Class" Huskies Wow The South
Relievers Will Ballowe and Alex Nesbitt are tremendous in emergency outings, but the Huskies come up a key hit late short of advancing to their first-ever NCAA super regional. UW ends its remarkable year 41-17-1, its best season in 11 years.
Junior pitcher Jeff Brigham was named First-Team Pac-12 All-Academic, while juniors Andrew Ely and Robert Pehl were named to the second team. Braden Bishop and Erik Forgione were honorable mention.
Behind Andrew Ely, Robert Pehl and Trevor Dunlap, the Huskies take the first of three must-win games over the next 24 hours. Next up: Ole Miss again, Monday at noon in the championship round of the NCAA Oxford regional.
Brigham Gritty But Huskies Beaten By Ole Miss 2-1
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The junior red-head mows through Georgia Tech with eight strikeouts and just four hits allowed in his first career complete game. Braden Bishop reaches base all five times he bats. And timely two-out RBI send the Huskies into Sunday's "1-0 game" of the Oxford regional against host Ole Miss at 1 p.m. Pacific time.
The Huskies (39-15-1) will try again Saturday at 11 a.m. Seattle time to play Georgia Tech (36-25) in the opener of the Oxford regional, after a weird and ultimately washed-out day at Ole Miss. "It's the frickin' playoffs. ... We're going to be ready."
Washington and Georgia Tech's first round match up was postponed Friday and has been re-scheduled for 11:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. local) for Saturday. Host Mississippi and Jacksonville State has been scheduled for 3:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. local.