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Dawgs Hit The Road, Face Portland Tuesday In Stumptown

Dawgs Hit The Road, Face Portland Tuesday In Stumptown


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SEATTLE – With its home schedule officially in the rearview, Washington hits the road for the final four games of the regular season, beginning with a Tuesday midweek tilt at Portland.
 
First pitch at Joe Etzel Field is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT, streaming on ESPN+. Links to live coverage are available at GoHuskies.com.

DAWG BITES

• Washington returns to the road to close the regular season, taking on Portland Tuesday before heading to Berkeley for a three-game series at Cal Thursday through Saturday.

 

• Tuesday’s meeting with the Pilots will be the final midweek of the season for the Huskies.

 

• Junior Sawyer Parkin is expected to make his first career start Tuesday.

 

• Washington has won four straight over Portland, including an 11-2 victory in Seattle earlier this year.

 

• Washington finished out its home schedule with a 2-1 series defeat to No. 23 Oregon this past weekend.

 

• The Huskies finished the season 12-10 at Husky Ballpark.

 

• Washington is now 5-7 against ranked opponents this season.

 

• Washington will enter the final weekend of the season in ninth place in the Pac-12, currently holding onto the last spot in the 2024 Pac-12 Tournament.

 

• UW has trailed at some point in 12 of its 19 wins.

 

Sam DeCarlo own’s Washington’s longest active hitting streak at eight games.

• The Huskies lead the Pac-12 with a .979 team fielding percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VS. PORTLAND

Including an 11-2 win in Seattle earlier this season, Washington has won four straight matchups over Portland and eight of the last 11 meetings between the two sides. Overall, Washington leads the all-time series over their former Pac-10 North rival at 103-52-1, including 40-32 in Stumptown.

THAT’S OFFENSIVE

Few players in the country are on a hot streak comparable to AJ Guerrero. Over the last eight games, the Fife, Washington, native has racked up 19 hits with 18 RBIs and nine runs scored, batting .543 with a .914 slugging percentage.

During Washington’s road series at Arizona State, Guerrero batted .625, posting 13 RBIs. The junior blasted four home runs over the final two games of the series, slugging 1.375 for the weekend. Guerrero’s eight RBIs in Sunday’s series finale were the most by a Husky since Brian Wolfe also drove in eight at USC in 2014.

G-MONEY

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