Washington Baseball will be well represented in the Pacific Northwest and around the country as summer league baseball kicks into full swing. Nine returning players and eight newcomers will be playing summer ball at various locations.
Two current Husky Baseball players and one future Dawg were drafted on Wednesday in the final day of the MLB Draft to bring the total to four current and three future Huskies selected in the three-day draft.
Austin Rei, a junior catcher, was the first Husky player selected in the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft, going 81st overall in the third round to the Boston Red Sox. About 17 minutes later, Braden Bishop was selected 13 picks later by the Seattle Mariners, 94th overall in the third round.
Washington sophomore Josh Cushing was named to the Pac-12's All-Academic First Team Commissioner Larry Scott announced Thursday.
Washington freshman Noah Bremer was named to Louisville Slugger's Freshman All-American as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
The Husky Baseball team has signed four junior college transfers for next season, head coach Lindsay Meggs announced Tuesday. The four position players – Francis Christy, Alex Galgano, MJ Hubbs and Gage Matuszak – each hail from different states. They will join a group of newcomers that includes 14 previously signed high school seniors.
The Pac-12 Conference has named Washington pitcher Tyler Davis as the 2015 Pac-12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award has been established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
The Pac-12 Conference announced its All-Conference team Wednesday and two Huskies – Tyler Davis and Braden Bishop – were named to the squad. Bishop also was named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.
Austin Rei hit a solo home run in the eighth inning for the only run of the game as Washington held Utah to two hits in a 1-0 victory Sunday at Husky Ballpark.
Washington scored three runs early in the game and held for a 3-2 win over Utah Saturday night at Husky Ballpark. The win guarantees the Huskies (28-25, 13-16 Pac-12) both a series victory and a winning season.
The Washington bats came alive after a 27-inning slumber, and the bullpen made a 6-2 lead stick as the Huskies rallied to beat Utah in the opener of a three-game series Friday night at Husky Ballpark.
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