This week in baseball: UW drops three of four in Arizona

The Washington baseball team was unable to continue its success from opening weekend, as they dropped three out of four games in Surprise, Ariz. last weekend.

The Washington baseball team was unable to continue its success from last weekend, dropping 2-of-3 games at the Big 10 vs. Pac-12 tournament over the weekend in Surprise, Ariz. The Huskies finished the trip with a loss to the Oregon State Beavers on Monday. They are now 3-4-1 on the season.

Weekend Recap

Game 1: No.17 Indiana 8, Washington 2- The Hoosiers jumped on the Huskies early, scoring three runs in the first inning off UW starter Jared Fisher. Indiana finished with 15 hits on the night, including a three-run home run by Kyle Schwarber that killed any hopes of a comeback. Junior Alex Schmidt led the Huskies offensively finishing 3-for-4 with three singles.

Game 2: Nebraska 13, Washington 3- The Cornhuskers scored 11 runs the in first two innings and cruised to a victory on Saturday. UW starter Zach Wright struck out the first batter of the game before things went down hill. Senior Dae Young Kim threw three innings of scoreless relief, giving up just two hits. Sophomore Braden Bishop and junior Robert Pehl each had two hits for the Huskies.

Game 3: Washington 4, Michigan State 1- Junior Jeff Brigham pitched seven innings, giving up just one run on two hits to lead the Huskies to their only victory of the weekend. The Federal Way native struck out just one batter but retired the Spartans in order five times. Robert Pehl gave the the UW its first lead of the weekend in the first inning with a solo home run over the left field wall. Pehl and Junior Trevor Mitsui led the Huskies with two hits apiece.

Game 4: Oregon State 3, Washington 2- The Huskies took a 1-0 lead in the third inning Monday but were unable to hold off PAC-12 rival Oregon State. The Beavers rallied with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead. The Huskies comeback in the top of the 9th was ended with two runners left stranded. Junior Andrew Ely led the Huskies with two hits. Tyler Davis took the loss, giving up three runs in 4-2/3 innings.

Top Performers

Junior Jeff Brigham gave the Huskies their only victory of the weekend, pitching seven innings of one run ball to improve to 2-0 on the young season. MLB scouts were reported to be at the game to see Brigham, who has a fastball that runs in the mid-90's.

Through eight games junior Trevor Mitsui leads the Huskies with 10 hits and a .357 average. He is tied for the team lead in RBI's with six and has hit two doubles and one home run.

Coming Up

The Huskies will return home to play a four game series against UC Davis at Cheney Stadium beginning Friday. Fridays game will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a double header Saturday, with games beginning at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The series will conclude Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.

Rank Team Record Prev
1 Virginia Cavaliers 6-1 1
2 Florida St. Seminoles 6-0 4
3 South Carolina Gamecocks 7-0 5
4 Oregon St. Beavers 5-2 2
5 Cal State Fullerton Titans 4-3 3
6 N.C. State Wolfpack 5-1 6
7 LSU Tigers 7-0 8
8 Vanderbilt Commodores 7-0 9
9 Oregon Ducks 7-0 11
10 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns 7-1 14
11 Clemson Tigers 5-1 13
12 Rice Owls 6-2 15
13 Cal Poly Mustangs 6-1 22
14 Miami Hurricanes 4-3 16
15 Texas Longhorns 5-3 18
16 TCU Horned Frogs 6-1 19
17 Indiana Hoosiers 2-5 10
18 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 4-4 7
19 UCLA Bruins 4-3 12
20 Louisville Cardinals 5-2 20
21 Alabama Crimson Tide 4-2 21
22 UNC Tar Heels 3-3 21
23 Texas A&M Aggies 6-1 24
24 Arkansas Razorbacks 6-0 25
25 Florida Gators 3-2 23

Leave your thoughts and predictions in the comments section below. And let us know if your headed to Tacoma to watch the Diamond Dawgs this weekend. Follow Erik on Twitter!

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