Seattle Mariners 

UW’s Chris Baker the perfect example

There are a lot of good players on the 2016 Washington Huskies baseball team. They’re in first place in the Pac-12 after a 3-1 series win over a very strong St. Mary’s team, and with more than a half-season sample available, the roster has to have a lot of talent or the losses would have caught up to them by now. Not all college teams, even good ones, have future first-round draft picks, including eventual National Champions. But the one thing good college programs have is fundamentally sound players that…

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Seattle Mariners 

Washington Huskies threaten Pac-12

No, the Dawgs at Montlake did not walk up to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and caution the entire conference. But the university’s baseball team is a legitimate threat in the conference after winning two of three over UCLA this past weekend. The 5-4 victory Sunday at Husky Ballpark pushed the Huskies into second place in the Pac-12, tied with California with a 9-6 and a game and a half ahead of Stanford and Oregon. The Dawgs now are 19-12 on the season and have series wins over Oregon and Arizona…

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Seattle Mariners 

Washington Huskies 2016 Preview

I’ve long been a believer that the most underrated, under-appreciated sport is college baseball. Part of the reason for it is the lack of exposure, relative to football and basketball. That’s starting to change. More games are on television than ever before, and in the Seattle area, the Washington Huskies have built a successful program after some dry years prior to the hiring of head coach Lindsay Meggs. Huskies Roster | Schedule | Coaches | Tickets | Radio The Huskies begin their season Friday at Baylor, a quality Big 12…

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Seattle Mariners 

Scouting Notes: Stanford’s Blandino, UW’s Brigham

Two weekends ago, I had the chance to take in a game between Stanford and Washington. I went on a Sunday, so I got to see the Huskies best prospect, Jeff Brigham, take on the Cardinal and potential first rounder Alex Blandino. Each player has obvious talent, and I jotted down a few notes about both over the course of the game. Jeff Brigham Washington’s Jeff Brigham didn’t stand out when I saw him last season, but he looks like a different guy in 2014. He attacks hitters with a fastball that sits…

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Seattle Mariners 

2014 Pac-12 Preview

In the history of college baseball, no conference has won more championships than the Pacific-12. But for a while there, it seemed like college baseball’s most storied conference was in decline. The SEC and ACC had emerged as the premier conferences in the game while the Pac-12 lagged behind. But then Arizona and UCLA rattled off back-to-back national championships, proving that the Pac-12 is both alive and well. Neither team were national seeds or favorites to win it all, but their style of play proved to be conducive to winning…

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