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Several Streaks On The Line For UW At USC
Release: 03/27/2014
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SEATTLE - The red-hot Huskies will try to stay streaking this week on the road against USC. Washington (17-5-1) has won seven-straight games and is 14-1 over its last 15 contests. They are tied for first in the Pac-12 with Oregon and UCLA after starting Conference play 5-1.

Standing in the way of UW extending its season-high equaling win streak are the Trojans (13-10, 3-3). The teams will play a three-game set at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles.

The road has been kind for UW as they boast a 6-1 record on non-neutral away turf.

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USC leads the all-time series 35-28, but the Huskies have a 7-5 advantage under the direction of Lindsay Meggs. The Huskies are 5-1 against the Trojans over the last two seasons, including winning 2 of 3 last season in Seattle and sweeping the series last time they visited Los Angeles. Looking back over the last 5 series down in LA dating back to 2004, the Huskies have come away series winners four times. During that span the Huskies are 11-4 at Dedeaux Field.

• The Huskies are ranked 19th by College Baseball News and are the equivalent of 31st in the USA Today/Coaches’ Poll.
• The Huskies' 14-1 stretch is one of their best in the school's history. UW has had a couple of 15-1 stretches in their history in 2003 and 1997, plus another good stretch in 1997 in which they went 16-1. In 1997 and 2003 the Huskies would go onto the NCAA Regionals. The best streak in team history was in 1985 when they started the year 17-1. They did not go to the NCAA's in 1985.
• UW owns the 5th inning this season. They have scored 24 runs in that inning (their most in any inning) and only allowed their opponents to score 3 runs in 5th (the least).
• It’s not a good idea to fall behind against the Huskies. They are undefeated when leading after the fourth inning. In fact their only defeat all season when they led after ANY inning was when they carried a 1-0 lead through three innings against Oregon St. on Feb. 24, lost the lead in the 4th and lost the game 3-2.
• The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with 11 home runs thru the first 23 games; they hit 10 in 56 games last season.
• After not having won Pac-12 Player of the Week honors since May, 2009, the Huskies took home Conference weekly honors in back-to-back weeks March 17 and March 24. Andrew Ely took home honors on the 17th and Brian Wolfe won on the 24th. It’s the first time UW position players have won consecutive honors since 2006.

Andrew Ely currently has a 13-game hitting streak. He is 18x45 (.400) during that stretch.
Trevor Mitsui has reached base safely in all 19 games he has played.
• During UW’s current 14-1 stretch, Braden Bishop is hitting .418 (23x55, 16 runs, 6 stolen bases) to raise his season average from .214 to .349.
Austin Rei leads UW with a .421 average in Pac-12 play.
Jeff Brigham has allowed 1 or fewer runs in each of his 6 starts this year.
• In his last start, Tyler Davis allowed a walk snapping a streak of 28.1 innings without allowing a free pass.
• WIth 75 appearances, Zach Wright ranks third all-time in UW history. He needs 5 more to tie for 2nd all-time.

Here’s a look at the possible starters at each position, with 2014 stats and notes:
    Pos.    Player, Year    2014 Avg.-HR-RBI    Notes
    C –    Austin Rei, So.    .300-0-8    Team-hi .421 avg (8x19) in Pac-12 play, career-hi 4 RBI Mar. 21
    1B/DH –    Branden Berry, RS-So.    .263-0-11    13 starts at 1B, 6 at DH, 4-game hit streak (6x16); RS 2013
    2B –    Andrew Ely, Jr.    .354-2-14    Current 13-game hit streak, .447 (17x38) avg during that span;
    3B –    Alex Schmidt, Jr.    .238-3-11    T-2nd Pac-12 with 3 HRs; equaled season-hi 3 H, 2 R vs. Portland
    SS –    Erik Forgione, Jr.    .228-0-13    Third on team with 13 RBI; 21 starts at shortstop, 118 career gms
    OF –    Braden Bishop, So.    .349-0-12    Hitting .418 (23x55, 3 2B, 8 RBI, 16 runs, 6 SB) over last 15 games
    OF –    Robert Pehl, Jr.    .287-3-17    T-2nd Pac-12 lead w/3 HR’s, 9 doubles; hit for cycle vs. SJ State
    OF –    Brian Wolfe, Sr.    .339-2-12    Pac-12 POW last week (.563, 9x16, 4 RBI); career-hi 4 hits vs. Port.
    DH/1B –    Trevor Mitsui, Jr.    .338-1-9    Reached safely in all 19 G’s played; season hi 3 hits Sat. vs. AZ
    RHP –    Jared Fisher, Jr.    1-2, 6.43    Leads team with 35.0 IP & 29 strikeouts; 29 K’s ranks 9th in Pac-12
    RHP –    Tyler Davis, Jr.    4-1, 1.36    Thrown minimum 6.0 IP last 3 starts, 1 ER, 8 K, 1 walk, 2 wins
    RHP –    Jeff Brigham, Jr.    4-0, 1.06    Allowed 1 run or less in all 6 starts; .197 batting avg. against

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