SPORT REPORT: UW baseball and softball season preview

If the Husky basketball season has you down in the dumps then perhaps it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming spring sports. The lineup includes this year’s highly talented baseball and softball teams, both of which have had high success rates over the past few years and plan to reach even higher in 2020. Baseball The Huskies face a tough task of replacing five position players who received significant playing time in the prior season, three of whom were taken in the 2019 MLB draft. They lost pitchers Jordan Jones and Josh Burgmann to the draft, as well. Combined, the two pitched 166 innings for the Huskies, leading the team in this category, as well as strikeouts. While replacing inning eaters such as Jones and Butgmann will be a tough task for head coach Lindsay Meggs, she thankfully has options heading into the season. The two pitchers expected to make up for the losses are junior Stevie Emanuels and sophomore David Rhodes. Emanuels had a stellar season as the team’s closer, posting a 2.35 ERA along with six saves. more

by The Tacoma Ledger Feb. 18, 2020 at 3:55pm