Three More UW Baseball Players Drafted
June 6, 2001
SEATTLE - Three University of Washington baseball players -- seniors Jeff Carlsen andMarc Rittenhouse and junior Michael Done -- were selected by Major League teams on thesecond day of the 2001 draft Wednesday. The draft ended Wednesday with the completionof 50 rounds. Tuesday, junior outfielder Andre Marshall was selected by Philadelphia inthe 13th round.
Carlsen, a 6-foot-7 right-handed pitcher from Poulsbo, Wash. (North Kitsap High), wasdrafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round, marking the third time that Carlsen hasbeen drafted. He was picked by Pittsburgh in the 24th round following his senior year ofhigh school and was Oakland's 42nd-round selection last season.
In his senior season, Carlsen struggled to recover from off-season shoulder surgery andnever regained the form he showed earlier in his career. Nonetheless, he completed his fouryears at UW with a the school record for starts (47) and innings pitched (283.1). He alsoranked second in career victories with 24 and third in strikeouts with 221.
Rittenhouse, a 5-foot-10 infielder from Bellevue, Wash. (Newport High), was a four-yearstarter for the Huskies at second base. He was selected in the 35th round by the FloridMarlins after never having been drafted previously.
Rittenhouse missed about half of the 2001 season after underoing surgery to repair aligament in his left thumb, but still batted .375 with seven doubles, two homers and 13runs batted in. He also played solid defense, making only five errors and fielding .966.
A leadoff hitter most of his career, Rittenhouse finished his Husky tenure ranked fifth inUW history in both career runs (163) and walks (109). Thanks mostly to 12 home runs in2000, he also ranks ninth on the Huskies' career home runs chart with 19.
Done, a 5-foot-11 third baseman from Littleton, Colo. (Arapahoe HS), was drafted by theBaltimore Orioles in the 40th round. Done, who tranferred to the UW after spending a seasonat Seward County CC in Kansas, had never previously been drafted.
Done was elected the team's MVP, top hitter and top fielder by his teammates after the2001 season, when he batted .342 with a team -high seven home runs and 36 runs battedin. He also led the team with 65 hits and was second with 15 doubles. Before the season,Done was selected by Baseball America to have the best infield arm in the Pac-10.