University of Washington baseball coach Lindsay Meggs and his staff have compiled a roster of 35 athletes, with 19 of those players coming from Washington state, and finally broke through last week in a come-from-behind 6-5 win over Cal State Fullerton to advance to the College World Series.
The Huskies play Mississippi State at 5 p.m. Saturday. The game will be shown in ESPN.
Two of those include Lucas Knowles, a 2016 South Kitsap graduate, and Nick Roberts, a 2017 Central Kitsap product. Knowles also played basketball and golf at South.
— Washington Baseball (@UW_Baseball) May 28, 2017
Knowles missed last season after having Tommy John surgery. Knowles pitched the Wolves to the 4A state title in 2015 against Newport.
In 13 starts for the Huskies this season, including eight from the bullpen, Knowles is 6-5 with a 3.89 earned run average, 88 innings pitched, has struck out 64 and walked 21.
“Knowing that I’ve put that work in, the defense behind me has put that work in, really helps to solidify your confidence and makes you feel ready for those moments.”
— Washington Baseball (@UW_Baseball) June 12, 2018
While at Central Kitsap, Roberts was named All-South Sound Conference first team and was the state’s 24th-ranked prospect, according to Baseball Northwest.
Roberts, an infielder, has had three starts in 20 games for the Huskies. In 19 at-bats, Roberts has three hits, two RBIs and walked three times. Defensively, Roberts has a fielding percentage of .972, with one error on 15 putouts, 20 assists, and seven double plays.
Catch Nick Roberts and Michael Petrie as they take over our Instagram on the #RoadToOmaha.
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— Washington Baseball (@UW_Baseball) June 13, 2018