Dawgs Close Out Homestand Tuesday Vs. SeattleU
March 4, 2013
THIS WEEK: Washington closes out its current four-game homestand Tuesday, March 5, when SeattleU visits for a 5:00 p.m. game at Husky Ballpark. Washington sophomore righthander Jared Fisher will get the start for the Dawgs in the first of four total meetings against the Redhawks this season.
Following the SeattleU game, the Huskies make their first-ever, regular-season trip to an SEC school as Washington heads to Baton Rouge to face No. 8 LSU in a three-game series at Alex Box Stadium.
Fans can watch live video broadcasts of all Husky home games this season (other than the May 25 game vs. Arizona State, which will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks) and follow live Gametracker stats, both at no cost, on gohuskies.com. The best way to find the links is here on this page on via the baseball schedule page (click on the game you're trying to watch and links will appear on the right-hand side of the page).
HISTORY WITH THE REDHAWKS: Washington and SeattleU faced one another three times last season, two at Husky Ballpark and one at Bannerwood. The Huskies won two of the three, with the Redhawks winning the first meeting (Feb. 22), 5-1. Washington went on to win 6-0 on April 17 at Husky Ballpark and 5-4 at Bannerwood on May 22. Washington leads the all-time series, 68-47.
TEAM BREAKDOWN: Washington's 2013 roster includes 13 players who had an at bat for the UW last season and eight pitchers who made at least one appearance on the mound (that total does not include Jeff Brigham and Joshua Fredendall, who will miss this season due to injury but should return in 2014). Those 13 returning position players accounted for 1,256 at bats (69.1 percent of the UW's total of 1,818 last season) and for 346 of the Huskies' 518 hits (66.8 percent). On the mound, returning pitchers made a total of 24 starts in 55 games last season (43.6 percent) and accounted for 251.3 of the 485.0 innings pitched (51.8 percent). Returning pitchers combined for a 20-11 won-lost record in 2012.
ANOTHER STRONG SCHEDULE: Well-known college baseball website BoydsWorld.com released its strength of schedule numbers for the coming baseball season and, as usual, Washington's ranked very high. In fact, the 2013 Husky baseball schedule ranks as the third-hardest in the nation, behind only USC and California. Of course, the top nine on the list are all Pac-12 programs with only Washington State (24th) and Arizona (49th) ranking outside of the top nine. The rankings list all 298 Division I programs.
NEXT UP: After the LSU trip, the Huskies return to Seattle for one game, March 12 vs. Portland, before returning to the road for the start of the Pac-12 Conference season. The Dawgs begin league play March 15-17 at UCLA. The following weekend, the Huskies are back in Seattle to face USC in a three-game series before heading out for three straight weekends on the road.
GAME PREVIEWS: GoHuskies.com has done away with the old, traditional "weekly notes" for many sports this academic year, so for the coming baseball season, this will be the manner in which each week's games will be previewed. The hope is that, with all of the links provided (particularly to the team's roster and bios, which will be regularly updated throughout the season, including updated career statistics), that fans will have much more information at their fingertips via this page than they ever had via old-style notes. If you have any thoughts on other links or information that might be included, please click on the "feedback" link at the very bottom of this page and let us know.