John Naff went 3 for 3 and had a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning and the Huskies added an unearned run in the ninth as 25th-ranked Washington rallied to beat California, 4-2, in the first game of a three-game series Friday night at Evans Field in Berkeley, Calif.
The 25th-ranked Huskies (23-14, 9-6 Pac-12) resume conference action this week against California (23-14, 9-9) after playing six-straight non-conference games. Washington has won four-straight (also, 6-of-8 and 8-of-11) and find themselves tied for first in the Pac-12 standings with Utah at 9-6.
Washington senior Troy Rallings was one of 40 players named to the Midseason Watch List for the 12th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award.
Joey Morgan has been a catcher for as long as he can remember. He started as a 5-year-old, working with his older brother, Brandon, who was 10.
Joey Morgan broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth with a RBI single and three Husky pitchers combined to strike out 12 Seattle University hitters as Washington won, 3-1, on Tuesday at Husky Ballpark.
After splitting the first two games, Washington and Seattle University will play onTuesday at 5 p.m. to settle its three-game season series. The Huskies (22-14) won the first game, 12-4, on April 13 at Husky Ballpark and the Redhawks (25-14) won at Bannerwood Park, 3-2, last Tuesday.
Three Washington pitchers combined to shutout St. Mary's, 3-0, Sunday at Husky Ballpark, giving the Huskies wins in three-out-of-four games over the Gaels.
Washington scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back as they beat St. Mary's, 6-1, in the second game of a doubleheader sweep Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
Chris Baker hit a two-run home run in the second inning that ended up holding up as Husky freshman pitcher Joe DeMers kept St. Mary's (22-13) at bay and led Washington (20-14) to a 3-1 win in the first game of a double header Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
MJ Hubbs connected for his fourth home run of the season, but the Huskies (19-14) couldn't overcome a 5-0 deficit to St. Mary's and lost 5-3 Friday night at Husky Ballpark in the opening game of a four-game series.
Washington senior Troy Rallings has been named to the 2016 National Pitcher of the Year Watch List as announced this week by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Huskies will take a week off from playing against Pac-12 competition as they host St. Mary's for four games at Husky Ballpark, starting Friday, April 22 running through Sunday, April 24.