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Top Dawgs Await
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/10/2014
Stanford (11-14, 3-6 Pac-12)
at Washington (22-6-1, 10-2 Pac-12)
Friday, April11 • 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 • 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 • 4 p.m.
Seattle • Husky Ballpark

• Friday: Brett Hanewich (1-2, 2.75) vs. Jared Fisher (2-3, 5.73)
• Saturday: Cal Quantrill (3-2, 2.60) vs. Tyler Davis (6-1, 1.16)
• Sunday: TBA vs. Jeff Brigham (4-0, 1.77) 

STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford travels to Seattle for a three-game set against Pac-12 leader Washington starting Friday night at Husky Ballpark. The Saturday and Sunday games will be aired live on Pac-12 Networks.

The Cardinal is coming off a momentum-building 7-6 win over UC Davis on Tuesday. Stanford rallied for three runs with two outs in the eighth inning for its first come-from-behind victory in the fifth inning or later.

Dominic Jose led the comeback with a two-RBI double, before Brant Whiting came through with the eventual game-winning hit. Jose finished the day 3-4 in a breakout performance.

Stanford’s pitching staff uncharacteristically struggled against the Aggies, issuing nine walks and three hit batters. The Cardinal had previously relied on its pitchers, who enter the UW series with a 3.16 team ERA.

Freshmen have started all 25 games for the Cardinal in 2014 and two more are expected to start the Friday and Saturday games against the Huskies. Brett Hanewich will go Friday and Cal Quantrill, who owns a sub-1.00 ERA in Pac-12 play, gets the ball on Saturday. Sunday’s starter has yet to be announced.

The Cardinal arms will need to be sharp, as Washington enters the weekend as one of the Pac-12’s hottest team. The Huskies took two of three from Oregon last weekend and swept USC and Arizona the two series prior. Washington, which sits one game up on Oregon State in the conference standings, also beat Arizona State two of three on the road.

Both Andrew Ely (.373) and Brian Wolfe (.370) lead Washington in hitting. Each has over 20 RBI, along with Robert Pehl, and Wolfe has hit a team-best four homers. The Huskies’ .289 team batting average ranks third in the Pac-12.

Friday’s game will be broadcast through, Saturday will be on all six Pac-12 Networks and Sunday will be on Pac-12 Bay Area and Pac-12 Washington.


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