The Huskies, finished 35-26 last season with a 20-10 record in the Pac-12. UW, under coach Lindsay Meggs for the 10th year in a row, opens the season Friday at UC Irvine.

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Washington, after its thrilling ride to its first appearance in the College World Series in 2018, was listed as fifth in a preseason poll of Pac-12 baseball coaches heading into the 2019 season.

The Huskies, finished 35-26 last season with a 20-10 record in the Pac-12. UW, under coach Lindsay Meggs for the 10th year in a row, opens the season Friday at UC Irvine.

UCLA was the pick to win the Pac-12. The Bruins have won 38 or more games in five of the past eight seasons, and last won the Pac-12 crown in 2015. Stanford, the Pac-12 winner last season, was selected second with Oregon State third and Arizona fourth.

Washington State was selected 10th.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Brandon Clarke, who had 44 points in two games on 68 percent shooting for Gonzaga, was named the player of the week in the West Coast Conference. The redshirt junior also had 22 rebounds, eight blocks, four assists and three steals in the two victories for the Zags.

• Seattle Pacific’s Coleman Wooten was named the player of the week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference after 34 points and 22 rebounds for the Falcons in a pair of road victories. The senior forward connected on 15 of 20 from the field.

WHL

• The Seattle Thunderbirds signed Brendan Williamson to a contract after his rights were acquired from Everett. Williamson currently has 12 goals and 28 assists in 29 games with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds.

COLLEGE GOLF

• Washington State’s men are in fourth place and Seattle University is fifth as play was halted in the second round of the UC Irvine Invitational in Newport Beach, Calif. The Cougars were at 12 over and the Redhawks completed both rounds and had a 305-288—593 total, 17 over. Jack Rahon of Seattle U was tied for eighth with a 76-69—145, 1 over. WSU’s Daniel Kolar was tied for 12th at 2 over.

• Gonzaga’s women were tied for fifth at 16 over as play was called in the second round of the Battle at the Rock in Riverside, Calif. Quynn Duong was tied for sixth at 1 over.