Dawgs Travel To Westwood To Face No. 11 UCLA
March 13, 2013
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team opens Pac-12 Conference play this weekend with a three-game series at UCLA. The Bruins enter the weekend ranked No. 11 in the latest Baseball America Top 25. Game times at Jackie Robinson Stadium are 6:00 p.m. PT on Friday, 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Washington will send junior right-hander Nick Palewicz to the mound to start Friday night's game. Another junior righty, Austin Voth, will start on Saturday. Sunday's UW starting pitcher has yet to be determined.
Fans can follow live stats of all three games and can also access, thanks to UCLA, live audio. Click on the links on this page for either or both.
QUICK HITS: Washington's Austin Voth currently ranks No. 2 in the Pac-12 Conference in both total strikeouts (34) and called strikeouts (12) ... the official, announced attendance for last Saturday's game at LSU was 11,483, the largest attendance ever for a game involving the Huskies. Only twice before had the UW played in front of a crowd of 10,000 or more (1997 NCAA Regionals at Mississippi State and a game vs. Oregon State at Safeco Field in 2007) ... the official attendance for all three games at LSU was more than 10,000 ... senior Joe Meggs has the Huskies' longest current hitting streak, with six games in a row ... classmate Jayce Ray has reached base in 11 in a row.
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: Washington will play Portland next Tuesday, March 19, in a rescheduled game (the Huskies and Pilots were rained out March 12). After that, the Huskies remain at home to face USC in a three-game series March 22-24 before embarking on an 11-game road stretch.
HOME GAMES ON VIDEO: Washington fans can watch live video broadcast of all Husky HOME games this season (other than those games that will air on Pac-12 Networks television). There is no cost for this service and you can find the links via the UW baseball schedule page, or on future game and series previews like this one.
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.