As a transfer from a small-town junior college tucked away in Northern California to the bustling Emerald City, Husky senior Spencer Jones smoothly adjusted to life on Montlake last year. The pitcher made a swift impact for the Huskies through his first season, and is looking toward this year to build upon his past success and continue to improve his game.
Starting pitcher Will Ballowe struck out six batters and did not allow a hit in four innings of work, setting the tone for the Gold squad as they shutout the Purple team, 4-0, Monday at Husky Ballpark.
Team Gold took game one of the Purple and Gold World Series at Husky Ballpark Friday, beating the Purple squad 5-4. The Gold team put runs on the board early in the second inning, and added runs in the third and fifth. Combine with strong pitching, Gold was able to secure the win and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-four series.
For as far back as AJ Graffanino can remember, baseball has been in his blood. Graffanino, a freshman infielder for the Huskies from Peoria, Ariz., is the son of 13-year Major League Baseball veteran, Tony, so he has always naturally gravitated to the game.
On the eve of a huge football game between Washington and Oregon, the UW Baseball team was busy at work, steps away from the bustle of Husky Stadium. With the sun beating down on Husky Ballpark and temperatures reaching the 70's, the baseball team held Scout Day in front of 30-plus professional scouts. And all indications are that the group made a lasting impression on the gathering.