A team that had won nine games combined in the two years before the arrival of the general manager and coach has averaged 10 wins a year since. The Seahawks reached the past two Super Bowls and won the 2014 game.
The new middle linebackers on the UW defense don’t have the same name recognition as John Timu and Shaq Thompson — at least not yet — but Scott Lawyer and Azeem Victor are starting to build a connection that they hope will translate into similar production this fall.
Washington hit solo home runs in the eighth and ninth innings to force extra innings against No. 7 Arizona State on Sunday at Husky Ballpark, but the Sun Devils scored in the 10th to earn a 6-5 win and send a season-high crowd of 1,286 home disappointed.
Nelson Cruz homered twice, improving his MLB-best total to eight. He also singled through the left side with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning as the Mariners came from behind to defeat Texas 11-10 on Sunday at Safeco Field.