Oct. 3, 2000
The Washington baseball team's latest class of players has been ranked as the 29th best college baseball recruiting class in the nation, according to this week's issue of Collegiate Baseball magazine.
Washington's class was one of five Pac-10 recruiting classes to make the top 30. Arizona State's class was ranked No. 3, Stanford's was No. 6, USC had the No. 22 class and Arizona made No. 23.
The Huskies' 14-man class includes three players that were selected in last June's amateur draft: catcher Ben Johnson (Bellevue (Wash.) High School), first baseman Steve Ramsey (Redmond, Wash./Eastlake High School) and pitcher Jeff Petersen (Covington, Wash./ Kentwood High School). All 14 newcomers are from the state of Washington.
The Huskies close out their fall practice season this Saturday when they play their final intra-squad game of the season. They open the 2001 season next February at a tournament in Phoenix, Ariz.