SEATTLE -- Eight games against teams that appeared in the 2013 College World Series and the opening of new Husky Baseball Stadium March 21 against Arizona highlight the 2014 baseball schedule for Washington.
The Huskies will open the non-conference season in February with eight games on the road in a pair of tournaments before returning home for a four-game homestand vs. UC Davis at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium.
Washington heads to San Marcos, Texas for the Texas State Tournament and will initiate the 2014 campaign in a double-header Feb. 14 vs. Air Force and Michigan. They will play host Texas State Feb. 15 before wrapping up the tournament with a Feb. 16 game against Michigan.
The Huskies travel back to the southwest for the Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Tournament Feb. 21-24 in Surprise, Arizona. First up for Washington is a Friday night game against 2013 College World Series participant Indiana. The Huskies will then battle Nebraska on Saturday, followed by a Sunday game against Michigan State. Washington and Oregon State will remain in Arizona to play on Monday in a non-conference tilt.
Washington returns home for its first series of the season Feb. 28-March 2 against UC Davis. With Husky Ballpark under construction, UW and the Aggies will play four games at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium. The teams will play once Friday, a double header Saturday and close the series Sunday.
The Huskies wrap up their non-conference travel schedule up with a trip to the Bay Area for the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament, March 6-9. They will play Santa Clara March 6, followed by games at San Jose State (March 7), vs. Pacific at Santa Clara (March 8) and a final game against a yet-to-be-determined opponent March 9.
Pac-12 games get under way on March 14 with the Huskies visiting Arizona State for three games. They return home for a single game vs. Portland Tuesday, March 18 at a yet-to-be-determined location before ushering in the new era of Husky Ballpark with three games against 2012 NCAA Champion Arizona, March 21-23.
The opening game of Husky Ballpark against the Wildcats is scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. first pitch.
Cross-state rival Gonzaga visits for a quick two-game series Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26 before Washington hits the road for a three-game stand at USC, March 28-30.
Washington remains in Seattle for two weeks to start April. Rival Oregon heads up north for a three-game series April 4-6, followed by a midweek game at Seattle U Tuesday, April 8. The Huskies host Stanford April 11-13 before closing out their long stay in the Emerald City against Northern Colorado Monday, April 14.
The Dawgs hit the road for three games at California Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, April 19 and then return home for a Tuesday game against Seattle U.
The Apple Cup of baseball takes place the following weekend with Washington State getting its first glance at the new stadium April 25-27.
Washington plays cross-town Seattle U one last time Tuesday, April 29 before heading to Salt Lake City for a three-game tilt against Utah, May 2-4.
The Huskies play their final non-conference games of the regular season the following week, hosting Bethune Cookman Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10. It will provide the Huskies a reprieve of sorts as they finish their regular season with six games against 2013 College World Series participants Oregon State and UCLA.
The Huskies head to Corvallis for three games, May 16-18, before closing out the regular season against 2013 NCAA Champion UCLA. They will host the Bruins Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25.
The Pac-12 will announce their TV selections at a later date, which could cause some adjustments in game times.
For information on how to reserve season tickets, contact the Husky Ticket office at 206.543.2200.