UW Baseball Adds Two Signees For 2002

June 4, 2001

SEATTLE - University of Washington baseball coach Ken Knutson announced today that the universityhas received National Letters of Intent from two more high school seniors - Keaton Everittand Mike Ridgway - bringing the 2002 incoming class to nine members, all from the stateof Washington.

Everitt is a 6-foot-7 right-handed pitcher from Kirkland's Juanita High School. A latedeveloper, Everitt has been had his fastball clocked in the low 90s and made All-KingCohonorable mention despite missing part of the year due to injury.

'Keaton is a big right-hander with a lot of potential,' Knutson said. 'He came on late andhasn't pitched that much, but he throws 90 miles and hour. Plus, he's an outstandingstudent.'

Ridgway, a 6-foot-2 left-handed pitcher from Port Angeles High in Port Angeles, Wash.,was an all-league pick. 'Mike had an excellent senior season,' Knutson said. 'He's atalented lefty that really has a chance to help us next year.'

The two latest recruits join seven others from the state of Washington (six high schoolseniors and one junior college freshman) that signed letters of intent last fall. They are:RHP Will Fenton (Kingston/North Kitsap HS), C/IF Aaron Hathaway(Vancouver/Columbia River HS), OF Taylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview HS), IFDustin Knight (Kent/Treasure Valley (Ore.) CC), 1B Kyle Larsen (Redmond/EastlakeHS), RHP Chris McCoy (Kelso/Kelso HS), and RHP Ty Taubenheim (Lynden/LyndenHS). The eight prospects will enroll next fall and play their first season at the UW in 2002.

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