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Troy Rallings and the Huskies are pumped to head down to Corvallis.
No. 5 UW Set For Showdown Against No. 2 OSU
Release: 05/15/2014
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SEATTLE - Washington (37-11-1, 19-5 Pac-12) continues its quest for its first Pac-12 title since 1998 taking on first-place Oregon State (39-8, 20-4) in Corvallis, Ore. at sold-out Goss Stadium this weekend. The Beavers can clinch the Pac-12 title with a sweep, while Washington can even the Conference race by winning two out of three.

Something has to give this weekend. The Huskies bring an eight-game win streak down south, while the Beavers have won 12 straight.

UW is ranked fifth in three polls -- Baseball America, Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball -- and 11th in NCBWA and USA Today/Coaches polls. OSU is first in two polls, second in two polls and third in the other.

All three games this weekend will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with Jason Knapp and Kevin Stocker calling the action. Live scoring will also be available on GoHuskies.com and live tweets will be on UW_Baseball.

Friday, May 16
Washington at Oregon State
Goss Stadium, Corvallis, Ore.
4:00 p.m. PT • Pac-12 Network & live stats
RH Jared Fisher vs. TBA

Saturday, May 17
Washington at Oregon State
Goss Stadium, Corvallis, Ore.
4:00 p.m. PT • Pac-12 Network & live stats
RH Tyler Davis vs. TBA

Sunday, May 18
Washington at Oregon State
Goss Stadium, Corvallis, Ore.
3:00 p.m. PT • Pac-12 Network & live stats
RH Jeff Brigham vs. TBA

UW-OSU SERIES HISTORY:
The Huskies beat No. 5 Oregon State in two of three games in 2013, including a double-header sweep, in Seattle. OSU won the previous three series, each 2-1, with Lindsay Meggs at the helm for UW. Meggs is 5-8 in four years at UW, including a 3-2 nonconference loss earlier this year on Feb. 24. UW last won a series in Corvallis in 2004, winning 2 of 3. OSU has won the last four series at home, all 2-1. In the overall series, Oregon State leads the Huskies 230-185-1.

INTERESTING FACTS:
• UW has won all 10 three-games series they have played this season, including all eight Pac-12 series. Going back to 2013, the Huskies have won their last 14 three-game series and 12-straight Pac-12 series.
• The Huskies’ 19 wins in Conference action are the most since the north and the south merged to form the Pac-10 in 1999. The 19 wins are the most since 1997 when the Huskies were 20-4 in the Pac-10 North. UW’s high for Conference wins is 22 in 1993. The Dawgs have had 20 wins three other times in school history.
• UW has been REALLY good every other month. They were 4-4-1 in February, 16-1 in March, 9-6 in April and are 8-0 in May.
• Saturday's game two win over Bethune-Cookman was the 750th victory in Lindsay Meggs' career. He is 750-440-5 in 20 seasons as head coach of three programs.
• Washington leads the Pac-12 in several offensive categories, including batting average (.291), hits (470) and slugging percentage (.399) and are second in on-base pct (.376). As a pitching staff, they rank 3rd in the Pac-12 in ERA (3.31) and second with 15 saves. Defensively, the team’s fielding percentage of .981 leads the Conference and is 4th in the nation.
• It’s not a good idea to fall behind against the Huskies. When leading after the 1st inning, UW is 14-0. They have only lost once in 27 games in which they led after five innings. UW is 25-0 when leading after seven and 30-0 when leading after eight.
• 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
Brian Wolfe (.422), Mitsui (.381) and Austin Rei (.367) rank first, second and fifth, respectively, in batting average in Pac-12-only play. All three are also top-five in slugging and on-base percentages.
Braden Bishop leads the Pac-12 with 19 stolen bases in 20 attempts. His only caught stealing came when he overslid second base after initially reaching safely.
Trevor Mitsui has reached base safely in 43 of 45 games this season.
Andrew Ely leads the nation with 21 sac bunts. The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with 75 and are 2nd nationally.
Tyler Davis, a Golden Spikes, Gregg Olson watch list member and Dick Howser semifinalist, is tied for the Pac-12 lead with 10 wins and is trying to become the 4th Husky with 11 or more in a season.

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.    .322-2-26    Hitting .367 in Pac-12 play to rank 4th; thrown out 12 of 30 SB atts.
    1B/DH –    Branden Berry, RS-So.    .238-1-17    27 starts at 1B, 6 at DH, 2 RF; had 6 game hit streak, March 21-29
    2B –    Andrew Ely, Jr.    .324-2-31    Reached base last 11 games (16x38, .421); Pac-12 POW Mar. 17
    3B –    Alex Schmidt, Jr.    .239-5-26    Hitting .367 (11x30, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 8 RBI) over last 8 games
    SS –    Erik Forgione, Jr.    .255-0-20    Leads Pac-12 w/169 assists, 2nd 37 double plays; 22x54 RISP
    OF –    Braden Bishop, So.    .303-0-24    1st in Pac-12 with 19 SB’s, 5th with 39 runs; made SC#1 play March 31
    OF –    Robert Pehl, Jr.    .280-5-32    Has a RBI in 6-straight games, 7 of last 8; hit for cycle vs. SJ St.
    OF –    Brian Wolfe, Sr.    .382-4-32    Gregg Olson Award watch list; 2nd Pac12 in avg & slugging pct;
    DH/1B –    Trevor Mitsui, Jr.    .354-5-32    14x33 (.424), 12 runs, 10 RBI in May; reached base in 43 of 45 game
    RHP –    Jared Fisher, Jr.    5-3, 4.32    3-0, 1.91 ERA in last 5 starts; leads staff with 52 strikeouts
    RHP –    Tyler Davis, Jr.    10-1, 1.77    9-0, 1.62 ERA in last 11 starts; tied for P-12 wins lead, 3rd ERA
    RHP –    Jeff Brigham, Jr.    6-2, 3.04    Allowed 1 run or less in 8 starts; 10-5, 3.87 ERA in 48 career games

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