The Husky baseball team punched its ticket for the program’s first appearance in the College World Series yesterday, when the Dawgs rang in two runs in the 10th inning to beat CSU Fullerton 6-5. Washington will next play Mississippi State sometime after the College World Series begins Saturday.
It's just now sinking in! This @UW_Baseball has it all...chemistry, leadership, talent and a whole lot of love for each other. So happy for these guys and our coaches. #History https://t.co/pybrfdg2Dd— Jennifer Cohen (@JenniferCohenUW) June 11, 2018
Never been a time I can remember where the University of Washington has seen so much success in a calendar year. Relevant on the national stage in so many sports & like the @UW_WBB team two years ago making the Final Four, @UW_Baseball makes it’s 1st trip to Omaha!!! #BowDown pic.twitter.com/azYxwzlWTj— Brock Huard (@BrockESPN) June 11, 2018
In case you missed it last week, tight end Hunter Bryant recently made a social media post in which he alluded to a possible injury that could sideline him for at least part of the 2018 season. Such an outcome would be a terrible blow to the Huskies, as the freshman all-American would surely otherwise figure to become one of Jake Browning’s favorite targets this season.
Unsurprisingly, Paul Myerberg singles out Washington’s opener against Auburn in Atlanta as UW’s most important game of the season. He goes so far as to say that the Huskies will need “a jolt of national recognition” to secure a second College Football Playoff bid, and that there’s not a better chance for the Dawgs to get such a jolt beyond their week one opponent.
Matt Miller calls Washington’s left tackle “a lock” to be selected with one of the first 10 picks of the next NFL Draft, citing Adams’ prototypical size and exceptional athleticism. All of this, of course, comes with the assumption that Adams makes a full recovery from the torn ACL that ended his 2018 season.