In the second installment of three previews, GoHuskies.com takes a look at the Washington baseball team's infielders and outfielders.
Washington begins full-squad practices on Friday, Jan. 24 and starts the 2014 baseball season on Friday, Feb. 14 with a double-header against Air Force and Michigan at the Texas State Tournament. Coach Lindsay Meggs sat down with GoHuskies.com to talk about numerous subjects, including his team's progress since fall practice, what it's like to watch Husky Ballpark go up around him and the prospects for the upcoming season.
The Pac-12 Networks announced its 2014 television schedule for baseball and the Huskies are slated to appear at least 11 times on the network.
The Husky Baseball team culminated three days of competiton in as part of the Omaha Challenge on Tuesday in the Dempsey Center and when it was all said and done only one team could emerge victorious. The seven-man squad, the Rangers -- consisting of Brandon Choate, Erik Forgione, Alex Schmidt, Will Sparks, Jared Fisher, Alex Hardy and Tyler Davis -- won the tug-a-war over the Nighthawks to clinch bragging rights for the fall.
Washington Coach Lindsay Meggs inked six players to national letters of intent for the 2014-15 baseball season, he announced on Monday. Two players hail from in-state, three from California and one from Nevada.
Eight games against teams that appeared in the 2013 College World Series and the opening of new Husky Baseball Stadium on March 21 against Arizona highlight the 2014 baseball schedule for Washington.
The Purple team bounced back from a 10-6 loss against Gold that evened the Purple and Gold World Series at 2-2, to win 3-2 in a one-inning tiebreaker and claim the end-of-fall championship on Sunday at Everett's Memorial Stadium.
Washington Baseball's Purple team broke out with a 7-1 win over the Gold squad Thursday at Titon Stadium on the campus of Edmonds Community College to grab the 2-1 series advantage in the Huskies' end-of-fall Purple & Gold World Series.
Mitch Bevacqua hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to win the game for the Gold team, 5-4, and even the Purple & Gold World Series at one game apiece.
Second baseman Matt Jackson had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run, and starter Zach Wright allowed one hit over four innnings to lead the Purple squad to a 5-2 win in the first game of the Purple & Gold World Series.
Purple & Gold Fall World Series Starts Monday
The Diamond Dawgs are back on the field once again as autumn practices are underway in preparation for the first season in the brand new Husky Ballpark. Full-team practices, which commenced two weeks ago, have been taking place on the recently finished turf field that is part of the scheduled renovations.