The Washington Baseball coaches assembled one of the country's finest and deepest recruiting classes earlier this month, earning a ranking of 19th in the nation by baseball publication Perfect Game. Among the 17-player class are eight outstanding pitchers and one of the nation's top catchers, forming a solid battery that will lay the foundation for the Huskies' future.
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.