Meet The New UW Baseball Signees: Robert Daugherty
Dec. 26, 2012
SEATTLE - Over the coming weeks, we'll be introducing Husky Baseball fans to the class of 2013 - those high-school seniors who signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at the UW next fall and play on the 2014 Husky team.
The sixth of our 10 signees is Robert Daugherty, a pitcher from Pioneer High in Woodland, Calif. A first-team all-league selection as a sophomore and junior, he struck out 51 batters in 38.2 innings, holding opponents to a .152 average, while batting .341 with 23 RBI and 30 runs.
"Robert is a left-hander who can throw three pitches for strikes, can hold runners, and is mature enough to pitch out of the pen as a freshman," UW head coach Lindsay Meggs said. "While Robert is coming to the UW to be a starter, he is versatile enough to be used at both ends of the game. Robert is going to be a good Husky, he loves to work and he knows how to win."
Here's a look at Robert:
UW Baseball: What is your pre-game superstition if you have any?
Answer: I don't really have one, other than getting dressed in the same order every time. I was always taught at a young age to "Look good, feel good, play good."
UW Baseball: What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Answer: Either a Subway sandwich or something small like a protein bar.
UW Baseball: Favorite pre-game music?
Answer: I enjoy listening to country to relax me when I'm feeling nervous, or rap to get me pumped up when I'm feeling a little flat.
UW Baseball: What is your guilty pleasure TV show?
Answer: That 70's Show, because it can make me laugh.
UW Baseball: If you weren't playing baseball you would....
Answer: I always have to be active, so I would probably be playing some other sport.
UW Baseball: What is your favorite quote or saying?
Answer: "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical" -Yogi Berra
UW Baseball: Who are you most looking forward to playing with at the UW?
Answer: I don't have any one particular player in mind, but rather all the other pitchers in my class. I hope we can compete with each other and make each other better.
UW Baseball: If you could trade places with one person in professional sports for a day who would it be and why?
Answer: Jon Lester. He plays at Fenway and is a part of one of the most historically rich franchises.
UW Baseball: Do you play any other sports in HS? If so, what?
Answer: Freshmen & sophomore years football and basketball; Junior year basketball; Senior year, just baseball.
UW Baseball: Have you always been a pitcher?
Answer: I've played many positions, but primarily pitcher, first base, and outfield all of my life.
UW Baseball: When did you start thinking about playing in college?
Answer: Freshman year of high school.
UW Baseball: What are your personal goals this season and in your career at UW?
Answer: To improve as an individual, get all-league honors, and win defensive or offensive MVP.
UW Baseball: Why UW Baseball?
Answer: Great coaches and facilities. It's Pac-12, and there's an awesome atmosphere to the whole school.
UW Baseball: What is your best memory of Baseball at any level?
Answer: As a 13-year old, my team and I went to Cooperstown, New York, for a tournament. We had made it to the championship game and I was the starting pitcher. I threw a complete game in the pouring rain and when I struck out the last batter to win the game everybody on my team rushed out to the mound to celebrate.
UW Baseball: What are some of the strengths of your game that you will bring to the UW?
Answer: Mental toughness, and I am willing to fill any role the coaches need me to fill.
UW Baseball: Have you thought much about what you want to major in?
Answer: Possibly business, but still undecided.
UW Baseball: Away from the field and the classroom, what are some of your hobbies, or what do you like to watch?
Answer: Play pick-up basketball games with friends and watch Netflix.