Huskies baseball surges into national rankings
Washington, after appearing in only Collegiate Baseball News’ rankings at 19th last week, is now ranked in every major college baseball poll.
Washington, after appearing in only Collegiate Baseball News’ rankings at 19th place last week, is now ranked in every major college baseball poll.
The Huskies made their biggest move in the Baseball America poll. They made the highest jump of all previous unranked teams, debuting at No. 14. The Huskies have not been ranked by Baseball America since May 1, 2006, and haven’t been ranked this high since reaching No. 12 on Feb. 14, 2005.
Collegiate Baseball has the Huskies ranked 11th this week — a jump of eight spots.
Washington made its season debuts in the Perfect Game College Top 25 at 18th, USA Today coaches poll at 22nd and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association at 24th.
The Huskies (20-5-1, 8-1 Pac-12) lead the conference by two games. Washington, which hosts Oregon beginning Friday, has a 10-game winning streak and is 17-1 over the past 18 games.
Washington outfielder/first baseman Brian Wolfe was named Pac-12 player of the week for the second consecutive week. Wolfe was 7 for 12 last week with two homers, six runs and 10 runs batted in.
The world championship caliber senior crews of Great Britain’s national team will face Washington during the 28th Windermere Cup on May 3 on Montlake Cut.
Washington seniors Victoria Hayward, Kaitlin Inglesby and Bryana Walker were selected in the National Pro Fastpitch draft. Walker was taken with the ninth overall pick by the Pennsylvania Rebellion, Inglesby with the 14th overall pick by the Akron Racers and Hayward with the 19th overall pick by the Rebellion.
Western Washington (325) was in 14th place after the first day of the Western New Mexico Invitational in Goodyear, Ariz.
Seattle University’s Kacie Sowell was named to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team.