Washington hit three home runs to back six shutout innings from its starter, David Rhodes, as the Huskies topped USC, 7-1, Friday afternoon at Husky Ballpark. The win improved the Huskies to 12-5 on the season and 3-1 in Pac-12 play, while USC fell to 8-12, 2-2.
The Washington Huskies (11-5, 2-1 Pac-12) successfully opened Pac-12 play in Eugene, Ore., by taking two of three against the Ducks and will try to keep their momentum rolling against the USC Trojans (8-11, 2-1) at Husky Ballpark this weekend. The Dawgs and Trojans both went 2-1 in Pac-12 play last week, so this weekend will be key in establishing a pecking order in the conference.
Taking the family to Husky Ballpark to watch Washington play rivals any college baseball experience around the nation. Not only are the Huskies excelling on the field -- since Husky Ballpark opened in 2014, UW has the second-best winning percentage of all teams in the Conference -- but there is fun to be had by fans of all ages at one of the most beautiful settings to enjoy college baseball.
Washington pitchers combined to strikeout 13 Oregon hitters, but Ducks' centerfielder Jonny DeLuca singled with the bases-loaded in the 10th inning to break a scoreless deadlock and give his team a 1-0 win over the Huskies Sunday at PK Park in Eugene.
The Huskies had a historic win over the Ducks Saturday night that also might go down as a statement win. Washington beat Oregon, 19-3, Saturday at PK Park in Eugene to clinch the Pac-12 opening, three-game series and earn the school's 900th win in Conference play dating back to 1916.
Washington used a five-run sixth inning to jump-start its offense and freshman starter David Rhodes threw six outstanding innings to lift the Huskies to a Pac-12 opening, 9-3, win over Oregon in Eugene.