Baseball - Archives 2016
The Washington Baseball coaches assembled one of the country's finest and deepest recruiting classes earlier this month, earning a ranking of 19th in the nation by baseball publication Perfect Game. Among the 17-player class are eight outstanding pitchers and one of the nation's top catchers, forming a solid battery that will lay the foundation for the Huskies' future.
Seventeen student-athletes signed letters of intent to play baseball for the Huskies, 10 of which are products from the state of Washington, as announced by head coach Lindsay Meggs.
As a transfer from a small-town junior college tucked away in Northern California to the bustling Emerald City, Husky senior Spencer Jones smoothly adjusted to life on Montlake last year. The pitcher made a swift impact for the Huskies through his first season, and is looking toward this year to build upon his past success and continue to improve his game.
Starting pitcher Will Ballowe struck out six batters and did not allow a hit in four innings of work, setting the tone for the Gold squad as they shutout the Purple team, 4-0, Monday at Husky Ballpark.
Despite a late rally from Team Purple, the Gold Squad was able to hold onto their lead, securing a 6-4 win. Gold improves to 2-0 in the Purple and Gold World Series.
Team Gold took game one of the Purple and Gold World Series at Husky Ballpark Friday, beating the Purple squad 5-4. The Gold team put runs on the board early in the second inning, and added runs in the third and fifth. Combine with strong pitching, Gold was able to secure the win and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-four series.
For as far back as AJ Graffanino can remember, baseball has been in his blood. Graffanino, a freshman infielder for the Huskies from Peoria, Ariz., is the son of 13-year Major League Baseball veteran, Tony, so he has always naturally gravitated to the game.
On the eve of a huge football game between Washington and Oregon, the UW Baseball team was busy at work, steps away from the bustle of Husky Stadium. With the sun beating down on Husky Ballpark and temperatures reaching the 70's, the baseball team held Scout Day in front of 30-plus professional scouts. And all indications are that the group made a lasting impression on the gathering.
For the first time in school history, Washington's group of newcomers for the upcoming 2016 season is ranked among Baseball America's Top-25 Recruiting Rankings, landing 15th on the list. According to national writer Teddy Cahill, the group of newcomers assembled by Coach Lindsay Meggs and his staff is third overall in the Pac-12 Conference.
For as long as Husky freshman Joe DeMers can remember, he has always loved baseball. And for as long as anyone who has ever seen DeMers play baseball can remember, the right-handed pitcher from Martinez, Calif. has always stood out in the sport, both literally and figuratively.
The Husky Baseball team released its 2016 schedule and it features a strong non-conference schedule along with 30 games against Pac-12 foes.
The first day of fall ball started Monday for the UW Baseball team on a sun-soaked field at Husky Ballpark. With a nip of autumn in the air, a mix of veteran and rookie Husky hopefuls – all with aspirations of reaching Omaha, Neb. in June to compete in the College World Series – took the field for the first time as a team.