Currently on the outside of the NCAA baseball tournament and hoping to get in, Washington made great strides toward a potential at-large bid by taking two of three games from UCLA over the weekend. That moved the Huskies into a tie for third place with the Bruins in the Pac-12 at 15-9.
It was an overall team effort but senior Joe Wainhouse’s performance stood out above all others on Washington, so much so he was named Pac-12 Player of the Week.
Joe Wainhouse shined for @UW_Baseball over the weekend.
He went yard three times in the UCLA series including a two-run walk-off home run to lead the Dawgs to victory.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) May 14, 2018
Wainhouse was 7-of-14 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI during the series, hitting a pair of home runs in Saturday’s 13-6 victory and then launching a walk-off two-run homer in the 11th inning of Sunday’s 6-4 win.
VIDEO: Joe Wainhouse with a no-doubter for the walk-off home run and series win. pic.twitter.com/IqtDsPfZdj
— Washington Baseball (@UW_Baseball) May 14, 2018
For the season, Wainhouse is hitting .313 with 11 homers and 43 RBI. Washington (25-21) sits No. 66 in the latest RPI rankings, up 12 spots from a week ago.