Washington baseball is having quite season. After ripping off five wins in their last six to close the season - two of those three wins coming against the #1 Stanford Cardinal, the Dawgs were hopeful that a tournament invite would be forthcoming.
Projected by D1baseball.com as one of the “last five in”, Husky fans were hopeful. Yesterday, their hopes became reality as the Dawgs got the call the had been waiting for. They were going to get on the road to Omaha.
The unranked Huskies (30-23 / 20-10) open up their post-season this Friday against the #22 UConn Huskies. They are playing in the Conway Regional in South Carolina.
UCONN is coming off a loss to East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. Their record overall is 35-20 with an impressive 21-10 record against out-of-conference opponents.
The UCONN Huskies are going to be a challenge for the Dawgs. They are led by Isaac Feldstein, a power hitting outfielder from Palo Alto, and sophomore Mason Feole, a strikeout whiz starting pitcher. Overall, the UCONN Huskies are a well-balanced team that can beat you with offense or with pitching on any given night.
The Washington Huskies will go into the Conway Regional on a hot streak. Their series victory over the top-ranked Cardinal to close the season put an exclamation point on what was a tremendous effort to make it into the post season.
For his efforts in that series, UW infielder Levi Jordan was named PAC 12 Player of the Week. Jordan went 6-11 over the series with two home runs and six RBIs. His output helped UW outscore the Cardinal by a margin of 16-8 over the three game series and propelled the Huskies into the post-season tournament.
The baseball regionals format is a “double elimination” style tournament. It will run from Friday to Monday. The Huskies share a bracket with #22 UCONN, LIU-Brooklyn and #20 Coastal Carolina.
Games will be broadcast by ESPN and should be available on the WatchESPN streaming app. Keep an eye on our daily Dots for more information as it becomes available.