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UW Ushers In May With Three Games At Utah
Release: 05/01/2014
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SEATTLE - After going 9-6 in April, Washington (29-11-1, 16-5) ushers in May with a three-game series at Utah (13-25, 3-15) this weekend.

The Huskies have won all seven Pac-12 series they have played to date and currently have a half-game advantage over Oregon State in the Conference standings, although the Beavers are ahead of the Huskies by .016 percentage points.

UW is ranked seventh in three polls this week: Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game, while they are 13th in two other polls: USA Today/Coaches and NCBWA.

There is no TV or radio coverage of Husky Baseball this week, but all three games will be streamed online via www.utahutes.com. Live scoring will also be available on GoHuskies.com and live tweets will be on UW_Baseball.

THIS WEEKEND . . .
Friday, May 2
Washington at Utah
Smith’s Ballpark, Salt Lake City, Utah
11:00 a.m. PT • live stats & video
RH Jared Fisher vs. RH Mitch Watrous

Saturday, May 3
Washington at Utah
Smith’s Ballpark, Salt Lake City, Utah
11:00 a.m. PT • live stats & video
RH Tyler Davis vs. RH Zach Adams

Saturday, May 4
Washington at Utah
Smith’s Ballpark, Salt Lake City, Utah
11:00 a.m. PT • live stats & video
RH Jeff Brigham vs. RH Dalton Carroll

UW-UTAH SERIES HISTORY:
Since Utah joined the Pac-12 Conference in 2012, the Huskies are 4-2 against the Utes, winning 2-of-3 in Salt Lake City (2012) and Seattle (2013). Last year, Utah won the first game of the series before the Huskies came back to win the final two games. Utah leads the Huskies in the overall series 6-5. The Utes were 4-1 against UW before joining the conference, winning 2-of-3 in 2002 and single games in 1995 and 1974.

INTERESTING FACTS:
• After going 16-1 in March, the most wins in any month in team history, the Huskies cooled down a little bit with a 9-6 record in April. As a team they hit .253 for the month, but if you take away Brian Wolfe’s averaged of .457, the Dawgs collectively hit .230. The pitching staff posted a 3.09 ERA in April.
• The Huskies are tyring to reach 30 wins for just the second time in Lindsay Meggs’ five years as head coach. If Washington can win on May 2 vs. Utah, they will match the 2003 season when they acheived the 30-win plateau on the exact same date. That year, Washington went on to go 42-18 and play in the NCAA Regionals.
• Washington own the Conference’s best slugging percentage mark (.392) and are second in batting average (.284) and on-base perecentage (.371). As a pitching staff, they rank fourth in the Pac-12 in ERA (3.15) and fifth in opposing batting average (.250), while the team’s fielding percentage of .980 leads the Conference and is ninth in the nation.
• It’s not a good idea to fall behind against the Huskies. They have only lost once in 23 games in which they led after five innings. UW is 21-0 when leading after seven and 24-0 when leading after eight. The bullpen has played a big role in the late-game heroics with a13-3 record and 2.69 ERA in 150.2 innings. UW is tied for the Pac-12 lead with 14 saves.
• After not having won Pac-12 Player of the Week honors since May, 2009, the Huskies took home Conference weekly honors in four straight weeks March 17-April 7. Andrew Ely took home honors on the 17th and Brian Wolfe won on the 24th and 31st. It’s the first time UW position players have won consecutive honors since 2006. Tyler Davis got into the action April 7.

SPOTLIGHTED HUSKIES
Tyler Davis hopes to be the 14th player in UW history with 10 wins. He is tied for the Pac-12 lead with 9.
Trevor Mitsui has reached base safely in 36 of 37 games this season.
Brian Wolfe is 2nd in the Pac-12 in batting avg (.403) and slugging pct (.580). The last Husky to hit over .400 in  a season was Nick Stefonik (.407) in 1998.
Andrew Ely is 2nd nationally with 17 sac bunts. The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with 66 and are 2nd nationally.
• Davis has won each of his last six starts. He is 6-0 with a 1.60 ERA during that stretch allowing 28 hits, 7 runs, 7 walks and 20 strikeouts in 39.1 innings.

POSSIBLE STARTERS:  
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.    .293-2-20    Started all 21 Pac-12 games at catcher; thrown out 11 of 23 SB atts.
    1B/DH –    Branden Berry, RS-So.    .223-0-13    26 starts at 1B, 6 at DH; had 6 game hit streak, March 21-29
    2B –    Andrew Ely, Jr.    .313-2-24    Had 19 game hit streak March 1-April 6; Pac-12 POW Mar. 17
    3B –    Alex Schmidt, Jr.    .209-3-18    Has started 36 games at 3B; tied for 10th in Pac-12 with 3 homers
    SS –    Erik Forgione, Jr.    .254-0-17    3rd in Pac-12 w/128 assists, 2nd 30 double plays, .970 fielding%
    OF –    Braden Bishop, So.    .303-0-19    2nd in Pac-12 with 14 SB’s, T6th with 30 runs; made SC#1 play March 31
    OF –    Robert Pehl, Jr.    .299-4-24    T4th Pac-12 4 HR, T4th 12 2B’s, 8th .468 slg%; hit for cycle vs. SJ St.
    OF –    Brian Wolfe, Sr.    .403-4-28    Hit .457 in April; 2x-Pac-12 POW; 2nd Pac-12 in hitting and slg%
    DH/1B –    Trevor Mitsui, Jr.    .336-3-22    Reached safely in 36 of 37 games; hit .315 in April; 11 HBP ranks 6th
    RHP –    Jared Fisher, Jr.    3-3, 4.70    Was 1-1, 3.42 ERA in April; leads staff with 67.0 innings pitched
    RHP –    Tyler Davis, Jr.    9-1, 1.52    Has won each of his last 6 starts; tied for P12 lead wins, 2nd ERA.
    RHP –    Jeff Brigham, Jr.    5-2, 2.49    Allowed 1 run or less in 7 starts; 9-5, 3.70 ERA in 44 career games

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