A Look at the 2013 Baseball Recruiting Class


Husky baseball fans got their first look at the recruiting class of 2012 in action and now they can already see the class of 2013.
Seven players have already committed to don purple and gold next fall. One will be joining the Dawgs as a transfer while the rest will be graduating from high school.

The Huskies are continuing to have success recruiting outside the state. Four of the seven signees are California natives. Two more are high school students from Washington and the final player is a Washington native currently at Western Nevada College.
The only outfielder in this class is Braden Bishop who has already received recognition as a high school preseason All-American for the upcoming season.

Three infielders, Josh Cushing, Alex Schmidt, and Duncan Hendrickson, are also a part of this year’s class. Cushing is a utility infielder from California, and Schmidt is a third baseman who graduated from Kamiak High School and who will be transferring to the UW after his freshman year at Western Nevada.

Hendrickson, who may earn time behind the plate in addition to the corner infield, has been called by Coach Lindsay Meggs, “one of the most talented right-handed hitters in the state of Washington.” Hendrickson was also a teammate of current freshman Trevor Mitsui at Shorewood High School.

California native Austin Rei is the other catcher in the class and is expected to compete for innings immediately.

The class is rounded out by two left handed pitchers. These two pitchers, Matt Bower and

Will Ballowe, possess good size standing 6’5” and 6’2” respectively. They also bring much needed left handed pitching into the program as sophomore Jacob Coasts and junior offseason transfer Mac Acker are the only lefties currently on the Husky roster.

While this year’s recruiting class of 7 players is small compared to the 2012 class which featured more than 20 athletes, it added some great talent in critical areas. This successful recruiting class for coach Meggs is yet another indicator that the Husky baseball program is going in the right direction.