Second-Place UW Baseball Hopes To Stay Hot
April 30, 2002
COMING UP: The Washington baseball team, which leapt into second place in the Pac-10 with a three-game sweep at California last weekend, will try to remain in the conference title race this weekend as UCLA (19-26 overall, 5-7 Pac-10) comes to Husky Ballpark for a three-game series. Washington, which got four points in this week's USA Today coaches' poll, is 20-19-1 overall and 8-4 in the league, a game and a half back of first-place USC (28-17, 11-4). The UW has won four in a row and eight of the last 12 after breaking a seven-game losing streak. Friday's opener vs. UCLA starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, game time is 1:00 p.m. Saturday's game will air live on Fox Sports Network and all three games will be carried live on KKNW AM-1150 (also at www.newschannel1150.com). Tuesday and Wednesday, Portland visits for two non-league games. Here's a rundown of this weekend's slate, with probable UW starting pitchers:
Fri., May 3 -- UCLA at UW, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Shawn Kohn (9-2, 2.53)
Sat., May 4 -- UCLA at UW, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (3-2, 5.47)
Sun., May 5 -- UCLA at UW, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson (1-1, 7.42)
SERIES HISTORY: UCLA holds a commanding 20-5 record in the all-time series against Washington. Each of the last two seasons, the Huskies have played their series vs. the Bruins in Los Angeles, winning one of three each year. In 1999, the last time the two teams played in Seattle, the Huskies swept the three games. Last year, the UW won the series opener, 3-0, as Shawn Kohn threw a four-hit shutout in a two-hour, one-minute game. The Bruins won game two, 4-2 and the finale, 11-3. The last time the teams played at Husky Ballpark, UCLA left fielder Bill Scott hit four home runs (two grand slams, a two-run homer and a solo shot) and drove in 11 in the third game of the series, but the Bruins still lost, 16-15. The UW scored three in the ninth of the first game of that series to win, 8-6 and took game two, 12-5.
COACH 'K': In nine seasons as the head coach of his alma mater, Ken Knutson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, four Pac-10 Northern Division titles, two second-place finishes and three NCAA Regionals. His career overall record stands at 334-226-1 (.596). With those 334 wins, he is the second-winningest coach in UW history, trailing only Bob MacDonald (422). Before becoming the Husky head man in 1993, Knutson served as the Husky pitching coach for eight seasons. In 1985, his UW pitching staff led the nation with a 2.80 ERA. Knutson holds a 161-73-1 (.687) record in home games. He is 145-101 (.589) in conference games. Knutson has coached 35 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in nine seasons, and has been named league caoch of the year three times. A 1981 All-Pac-10 left-handed pitcher at the UW, he is joined by assistant coaches Joe Ross, Travis Jewett, and Gregg Swenson and undergraduate assistants Daniel Jahn and Duggan Moran.
PROBABLE STARTERS: Here's a look at the probable starters at each position, with current stats and notes:
Pos. Player, Year Avg.-HR-RBI Notes C -- Aaron Hathaway, Fr. .347-2-23 Has played every inning of the last 12 at C Ben Johnson, So. .219-1-4 Started 2 of 3 in Missouri & ASU series John Otness, So. .356-1-11 Has hit in all 15 games he's started1B -- Kyle Larsen, Fr. .323-5-26 Game winning hit 4/21 vs. Stanford & 4/27 at Cal2B -- Greg Isaacson, So. .347-0-13 Only 4 errors in 124 chances; .364 BA in league Nick Batkoski, Fr. .147-0-3 Last started at 2B April 13 vs. WSUSS -- Tila Reynolds, Jr. .354-1-22 Has played all but two innings this season at SS3B -- Michael Done, Sr. .273-7-20 Has equalled last year's team-leading HR totalOF -- Tyler Davidson, Jr. .317-6-26 Broke 7-7 tie with a 2B in the 11th Sun. at CalOF -- Jay Garthwaite, Jr. .319-10-47 Ranks No. 4 in UW history in HR, No. 9 in RBIOF -- Brandon Jacobson, Jr. .259-1-9 Missed last two series with wrist injuryOF -- Taylor Johnson, Fr. .227-1-4 Has started 5 of last 6 in RF and leadoffOF -- Steve Ramsey, So. .256-2-10 As a PH in 2002: 5-for-10, one HR, five RBIOF -- Mike Wagner, So. .288-2-12 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and HR in lone start vs. CalDH -- Bryan Johnson, Jr. .273-7-32 Hit HRs from both sides Apr. 13 vs. WSU
LAST WEEKEND: Washington made a surge into second place in the Pac-10 Conference with its first league road sweep since the two divisions merged in 1999. The Huskies went to Berkeley and took all three from California, starting with a 2-0 shutout Friday. In that one, Shawn Kohn threw a three-hitter, throwing to only four batters over the minium and allowing only one runner to reach third base. A second-inning RBI fielder's choice from Aaron Hathaway and a ninth-inning solo homer from Kyle Larsen provided the runs. Saturday, the UW scored three with two outs in the ninth to win, 5-4. Tila Reynolds tied it with a two-run triple and Larsen singled up the middle to drive in Reynolds with the go-ahead score. Freshman Will Fenton struck out the final two batters in the ninth with the bases loaded to get the save. Sunday, the Huskies surrendered a 7-3 lead, but scored three in top of the 11th to win, 10-7. Tyler Davidson and Mike Wagner each had three hits and three RBI for the Huskies and each hit a home run. Davidson's double in the 11th broke the 7-7 tie and singles from Wagner and Michael Done drove in the last two. Brian Carter struck out the only batter he faced with a man on second in the 10th for the win and Tyler Shepple worked the 11th inning for his fifth save.
TURNING IT AROUND?: There is little debate that the Husky season hit its low point in an error-filled three-game sweep at Missouri April 5-7, but there's also evidence to suggest that the Huskies have played much, much better since that time. Those three losses were the last three of a seven-game losing streak and the Huskies have won eight of 12 since then. In those 12 games, the Huskies' team ERA is a very respectable 4.70 and Husky pitchers have walked only 21 while striking out 55 in 111.0 innings of work. Defensively, the improvement is even more stark as the Huskies have committed only eight errors over the 12 games, good for a very tremendous .984 fielding percentage. The UW's weekend starting trio of Shawn Kohn, Sean White and Clay Johnson have combined for 72.1 innings in 10 starts during that time, allowing 30 earned runs and only 13 walks, good for a 3.73 earned run average.
PRESEASON ACCOLADES: College baseball's preseason publications predicted a solid season for the 2002 Huskies. Baseball America ranked the Dawgs No. 24 in their preseason issue and counted the Huskies among the five Pac-10 teams it predicts will make it into the NCAA tournament. Shortstop Tila Reynolds was tabbed the preseason All-Pac-10 shortstop and was ranked the best defensive SS in the league. RHP Shawn Kohn was listed as the league's No. 1 control pitcher. Baseball America also listed Reynolds as the No. 48 junior prospect in the country and 1B Kyle Larsen as the nation's No. 42 freshman prospect. Neither Collegiate Baseball nor USA Today Baseball Weekly ranked the Huskies in the preseason, though the Huskies were among those receiving votes in USA Today's preseason coaches' poll (ranked No. 38, counting past the 25 ranked teams).
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Fr. IF/DH: Has started eight games this year, two at seocnd base, one at third base and five at DH ... last start was April 13 vs. WSU, when he went 1-for-4 as the second baseman ... first hit came in his second game, when he singled vs. Missouri Feb. 17 ... went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI double March. 16 vs. BYU.
Tyler Davidson, Jr. OF: Has started 33 games in right field and six in left ... leads the team with his 42 runs scored and is second with 10 stolen bases ... has collected two or more hits in nine of the last 14 games ... drove in go-ahead run in the 11th inning Sunday at Cal, finishing 3-for-3 on the day ... 6-for-13 on the weekend at Cal ...vs. Stanford, drove in the tying run in the eighth April 21... had four stolen bases in a game vs. BYU (March 14), the first time since 1995 (Joe Trippy) that a Husky had nabbed four sacks in one game ... opened the season with a 4-for-5, two-homer, four-RBI day vs. Missouri ... homered in first two at bats of the season ... 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Feb. 23 at Fresno State ... Baseball America's No. 59 preseason college prospect for the 2002 draft.
Michael Done, Sr. 3B: Began the year by starting the first 15 games at second base, but has started the last 25 at third base ... has played error-free at third for the last 14 games ... 21 career homers are 10th-most in Washington history ... has hit exactly seven homers each season so far ... 12 HBPs this season is seventh most in UW history and fourht in the Pac-10 this season ... 3-for-4 with a homer and a double April 13 vs. WSU and 2-for-3 the following day ... hit two homers while going 3-for-5 Feb. 17 vs. Missouri ... also had three hits March 2 vs. Utah and April 5 at Missouri ... tabbed the Pac-10's top infield arm by Baseball America prior to last season ... drafted by Baltimore in the 40th round last June.
Jay Garthwaite, Jr. OF: Has become the regular starter in center field after beginning the year playing primarily left field ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice this season ... named the NCBWA national player of the March 31 after going 11-for-22 with four homers and 16 RBI vs. WSU and ASU ... ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in RBI, sixth in homers, sixth in triples, seventh in total bases and eighth slugging ... led the team with 46 RBI last year and already has 47 in 2002 .. hasn't had an RBI, however, in his last 10 games ... had three doubles in a game Feb. 24 at Fresno State ... went 4-for-5 with two triples and a home run March 14 vs. BYU, falling a double short of the cycle ... 3-for-4 with a triple, a homer and five RBI two days later vs. the Cougars, wrapping up his first player of the week award ... had a stretch in which he homered in four straight and had eight homers over 12 games ... leads the UW with four outfield assists ... 27 career HRs is fourth most in UW history ... also ranks No. 9 in UW career history with 129 RBI ... a 12th-round draft pick in 1999.
Aaron Hathaway, Fr. C: Has become a solid freshman All-America candidate and one of the hottest Huskies of late ... has started the last 12 straight games behind the plate ... only 3-for-12 in Cal series, but drove in the winning run in Friday night's 2-0 win ... 6-for-11 with a homer, a double and six RBI in Stanford series ... had all four UW RBI in April 20 loss to the Cardinal and hit a solo homer to start an eighth-inning rally in April 21 win .. 5-for-10 in the previous weekend's league series vs. WSU ... first career homer April 13 vs. the Cougars ... 14-for-37 (.378) in 10 Pac-10 games ... also has a team-high 10 RBI in nine Pac-10 games ... has the Huskies' only five-hit game this season, going 5-for-5 with two doubles April 2 vs. Gonzaga ... has stolen four bases in the last eight games ... has thrown out 17-of-49 would-be basestealers this season, a solid .347 pct. ... had a tremendous debut Feb. 15 vs. Northwestern, going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple ... also threw out a would-be basestealer and picked off a runner at first base in that game ... 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI Feb. 17 vs. Missouri ... also threw out a basestealer in that game.
Greg Isaacson, So. 2B: Was a redshirt candidate for this season before moving into the starting lineup March 14 vs. BYU ... has started 23 of 25 since then and has played very well ... 4-for-10 with two RBI, two doubles and two steals in Cal series ... doubled and scored tying run in the ninth of Saturday's 5-4 win ... 4-for-9 with a run and an RBI in series vs. Stanford ... batting .368 (12-for-33) with nine walks and five steals, and has made only one error, in Pac-10 play ... first career hit was a two-run double March 14 vs. BYU ... went 3-for-4 the following day and 2-for-5 the day after that ... four doubles in his first five games ... 3-for-4 April 14 vs. WSU ... hasn't let his average dip below .300 all season ... only four errors in 123 chances and none in his last 11 games (62 chances) ... went 0-for-4 all of last season.
Brandon Jacobson, Jr. OF: Missed last two weekends' series with a wrist injury but could return any time ... had been starting in left field and at leadoff vs. righties ... has made 18 starts this year, all in left or center field ... seven for eight stealing bases ... in most recent start, April 14 vs. WSU, went 1-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in ... went 1-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored March 26 at Washington State ... 3-for-5 March 5 at Portland.
Ben Johnson, Soph. C: Has started 10 games behind the plate this season ... hasn't seen any action, however, over the last 12 games ... started two of three in the Missouri and Arizona State series ... 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI opening day vs. Missouri ... 2-for-4 March 28 at Arizona State ... also went 2-for-3 with a walk, a steal and an HBP April 5 at Missouri ... started 19 games at catcher as a freshman in 2001.
Bryan Johnson, Jr. 1B/DH: An everyday starter at either first base or DH ... can also play second or third base if need be ... 2-for-6 with three walks in two starts at DH vs. Cal ... a switch-hitter, he homered from both sides of the plate in the April 13 win over WSU, going 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs and three RBI ... also had a two homer game Feb. 26 at Portland ... second on the team with 32 runs batted in ... has at least one RBI in 21 of 35 starts ... started out the year hot ... after going 3-for-4 opening day, went 2-for-3 Feb. 15 vs. Northwestern, driving in the winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the eighth ... solo HR in the second Feb. 16 vs. Northwestern proved the winning run in a 2-0 win.
Taylor Johnson, Fr. OF: After not starting for a month, has started six of the Huskies' last seven games ... started all three in RF and leadoff vs. Cal, going 3-for-12 with two RBI and two outfield assists ... got a start April 16 vs. Lewis-Clark State (2-for-5 with a double) and then started in right field and in the leadoff spot in both of the wins over Stanford ... first career hit was a solo homer Feb. 26 at Portland ... singled as PH March 5 at Portland.
Kyle Larsen, Fr. 1B: Has emerged as a regular starter at first base ... has started 23 of the last 28 games ... has yet to make an error in 288 chances at first base ... has a solid .414 on-base average, thanks to 17 walks ... .516 slugging mark is third on the team ... 3-for-5 in Friday's 2-0 win at Cal, including a solo homer in the ninth to make it 2-0 ... singled in the game-winner in the ninth inning of Saturday's 5-4 win ... 3-for-7 (.429) in two starts vs. Stanford ... drove in the winning run in the 10th inning of the April 21, 4-3 win over the Cardinal ... also hit a homer earlier in that game ... .318 hitter in 10 league games this season ... hit first two career homers in back-to-back games March 2-3 vs. Utah ... 2-for-5 with a double and a homer March 25 vs. Washington State ... 3-for-6 with four RBI the following day vs. the Cougars ... 6-for-14 in three games at Missouri ... 14th round draft pick out of high school last June.
John Otness, Soph. C/3B: Is learning the catcher position, but has made several recent starts at DH and can still play third or second ... made 11 starts at third base early in the year ... started April 20 vs. Stanford at DH, going 1-for-5 .. didn't see any action at Cal ... has a hit in each of his 15 starts this season and once had an 11-game hit streak before breaking it in a pinch-hit role ... has hit safely in 17 of 18 games overall ... two RBI in three straight games prior to Stanford start ... first career homer April 13 vs. WSU ... started only once at Fresno State after taking a fastball in the head in the Feb. 22 win ... took two stitches behind his left ear but finished the game.
Steve Ramsey, Soph. OF/DH: Has started only two games in the last five weeks, but is usually a first-choice pinch hitter ... played in all three games vs. BYU, starting once ... hit game-tying single in eighth inning of the 12-12 tie with BYU ... 5-for-10 with two HBPs and a walk as a pinch hitter this season ... started two games vs. Utah, one at DH and one in left field ... 2-for-5 with a homer March 2 vs. Utah ... pinch hitter Feb. 24 at Fresno, driving in a run with a single to make it 9-7 in the eighth ... solo home run as a PH led off the sixth inning in Missouri loss on Feb. 17.
Tila Reynolds, Jr. SS: The Huskies' top hitter for most of the season has started every game at shortstop and has sat out only two innings all season ... leads the team in batting, hits, doubles, triples and steals ... average hasn't dipped below .345 all season ... has had hitting streaks of 13 and 14 games this season ... has hit safely in 34 of 40 games and has reached base in all but one ... Sat. at Cal, hit a two-run triple in the ninth to tie the game at 4-4, then scored the winning run on a Larsen single ... started Sunday's 11-inning rally with a single ... broke out of a mini-slump (two games) April 21 vs. Stanford, going 2-for-5 with singles in the UW's eighth- and 10th-inning rallies ... batting .314 with only one defensive error in 12 league games this season ... enters the week ranked No. 10 in the Pac-10 in on-base pct., seventh in hits, third in triples and third in stolen bases ... 15 hit by pitches this year is third-most in single-season UW history and leads the Pac-10 ... also sixth in UW history in career HBPs (26) ... named Baseball America's No. 53 college prospect and one of two players in the nation noted as 'Top Defensive Player.'
Mike Wagner, Soph. OF: After starting out the year at third base, where he made three starts, has moved to the outfield, where he plays left field, mostly against lefties ... has 10 starts in left and four at DH ... started at DH Sunday at Cal, going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI ... drove in the second run in the 11th inning Sunday ... after moving to OF, had a stretch of five games where he batted 9-for-16 (.563) with a double, a triple and a homer ... first homer of the year came March 30 at Arizona State in a Husky win ... 3-for-5 with a triple April 2 vs. Gonzaga.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
FRIDAY -- Shawn Kohn, Sr. RHP: Threw a three-hit shutout to beat California last weekend, 2-0 ... allowed two singles and a bloop double, walking one and fanning two in the win, his fifth CG of the year ... last season vs. UCLA, threw a four-hit shutout in the first game of the series to win, 3-0 ... earned his first-ever Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor two weeks ago after picking up two wins over No. 2 Stanford ... threw a six-hit CG April 19 in a 3-1 win and then pitched the final two innings April 21 in a 10-inning win ... for the weekend, allowed eight hits and no walks over 11 innings ... leads the Pac-10 with nine victories ... second in the league in ERA (2.53) , second in opponent BA (.226), third in innings (89), and second in called strikeouts (26) ... after winning first six starts, took first loss March 30 at ASU ... worked six innings March 25 in a 7-3 win at Washington State ... in win over BYU, allowed eight runs (seven earned) over eight innings, but didn't walk a batter and fanned four ... threw a nine-inning CG to beat UC Riverside March 8 (9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks) ... threw seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, for the win March 1 vs. Utah ... tied a career high with 11 strikeouts ... career as a starter: 19 starts, 139.2 IP, 113 hits, 42 earned runs, 26 walks, 100 strikeouts, 12-3 record, 2.71 ERA ... had a no-hitter through five and one-third Feb. 22 at Fresno State ... finished with a three-hitter in a 5-1 win ...led the 2001 Huskies in earned run average (2.57) and opponent average (.204) ... both of those marks were second in the Pac-10, trailing only national player of the year Mark Prior of USC ... 60 career appearances are third most in UW history, 150 career Ks are ninth 17 wins are eighth and 210 innings are 10th ... first 40 appearances of his career came in relief before earning a start in midseason last year ... went on to lead the nation in ERA for a week during the middle of last season.
SATURDAY -- Sean White, Jr. RHP: No decision Sat. at Cal, despite allowing only two runs over 5.1 innings ... also no decision in a solid start April 20 vs. Stanford, allowing two runs in six innings, leaving with a 4-2 lead ... picked up third win of the year April 13 vs. WSU, allowing four runs on 11 hits over 6.2 innings ... got second win March 28 at ASU with six-inning outing ... allowed three earned runs over six innings vs. UC Riverside in a loss ... took the loss March 3 vs. Utah, allowing five earned over 6.2 ... fanned six in that game ... no decision despite a second strong start Feb. 24 at Fresno ... allowed four hits and one earned while fanning three in five innings ... combined for a two-hit shutout of Northwestern in a 2-0 UW win ... no-hit the Wildcats through the first four and one-third ... finished having worked five innings, allowing one hit, no runs and two walks for the win.
SUNDAY -- Clay Johnson, So. RHP: Has eight starts and one relief outing ... left with a 7-3 lead Sun. at Cal, but got no decision as Cal sent it to extra innings ... at Cal: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K ... eight very good innings April 21 vs. Stanford, allowing three runs on five hits with one walk ... threw first career CG for first victory of the year April 9 vs. UC Irvine ... allowed four runs on nine hits and five strikeouts for the victory ... didn't walk a batter in that one ... came back on short rest to start April 14 vs. WSU and had to pitch in terrible weather ... no decision in a Husky win, throwing 5.2 innings and allowing seven runs on 10 hits ... only nine walks all season, compared to 28 strikeouts ... started April 3 vs. Gonzaga and allowed only two earned runs on three hits over six innings.
BULLPEN NOTES: Brian Carter (So. LHP) got win Sunday at Cal as he struck out the only batter he faced with a runner at second base in the 10th inning ... made first career start April 16 vs. L-C State, allowing only one run (unearned), three hits and no walks over 3.0 innings ... finally allowed his first hit of the season in last April 10 UC Irvine game ... had a good outing, however, allowing four hits, but no runs or walks over 3.1 relief innings ... has allowed only one run in 9.1 relief innings ... threw three no-hit innings in the combined two-hit shutout of Northwestern Feb. 16 ... Greg Colburn (Sr. RHP) has switched to a sidearm delivery ... since the change, he's thrown in six games, allowing four earned runs on six hits over 3.2 innings ... got the win Feb. 24 at Fresno State ... Josh Conover (RS-Fr. RHP) was solid in two relief innings April 10 vs. UC Irvine ... allowed a hit, no runs and no walks while striking out three in two innings ... nine Ks in 5.2 innings this year ... fanned two in a no-hit inning March 26 at WSU ... threw a no-hit inning in the March 1 win over Utah, walking one and striking out two and had a no-hit inning to close out the March 14 win over BYU, fanning two again ... Zack Daniels (Sr. LHP) threw two shutout innings April 16 vs. L-C State, walking none and fanning one ... got the only batter he faced to fly out in April 3 game vs. Gonzaga ... threw two innings in the season-opener vs. Missouri, allowing five runs (four earned) over two innings ... also threw in relief in Feb. 17 vs. Missouri ... David Dowling (Fr. LHP) got his first career win with 3.1 great innings April 14 vs. WSU ... allowed only a single, retiring 10 of 11 in relief ... also has made three starts ... struck out six in four innings in first career outing, Feb. 26 at Portland ... Will Fenton (Fr. RHP) got the save Sat. at Cal after fanning the last two batters of the game with the bases loaded ... worked 4.2 relief innings vs. Cal over two outings, allowing only one run ... earned his first start April 2 vs. Gonzaga ... allowed three runs on five hits over four innings in a no-decision ... has thrown 9.2 innings in Pac-10 play, allowing only two ERs whiel fanning nine (1.86 ERA) ... six of nine earned runs he's allowed in relief came in one outing -- March 2 vs. Utah ... outside of that one outing, has thrown 15 innings of relief, allowing 15 hits, five runs (two earned) and six walks while striking out 14 ... got a win March 25 at WSU, throwing two shutout innings of relief, fanning four ... Trevor Gibson (So. RHP) got the win Sat. at Cal, fanning one in 0.1 IP ... hadn't thrown since April 2 due to soreness ... struck out seven in three innings March 5 at Portland .. got a save with three innings March 25 vs. WSU ... Jeff Petersen (So. RHP) has made four starts and three relief appearances ... five innings in first start (March 5 at Portland), allowing no runs and three hits over five innings for a win ... threw only 2.2 frames in a start March 15 vs. BYU and only 1.2 in a start March 26 at WSU ... three scoreless relief innings Feb. 26 at Portland ... Scott Robertson (Jr. RHP) entered the April 2 game vs. Gonzaga with the bases loaded and no out and struck out the next three in order ... one unearned run over 2.0 innings last Friday at Missouri ... threw a no-hit inning in a combined four-hit shutout at Portland March 5 ... was excellent over 1.2 innings in Feb. 24 win at Fresno State ... allowed a single to his first batter then struck out the next three in order in the eighth ... picked up a win and a loss in the opening weekend ... got a popup and a strikeout with the go-ahead run at second base in the eighth inning Feb. 15 in the 8-7 win over Northwestern ... Tyler Shepple (Jr. RHP) is third in the Pac-10 with five save ... got his fifth Sunday at Cal, throwing a one-hit 11th ... picked up saves in three of his first five outings -- Feb. 15 and 16 vs. Northwestern and Feb. 24 at Fresno State ... also got a save March 28 at Arizona State ... suffered back-to-back, tough-luck losses at Missouri ... seven career saves are tied for seventh in Husky history.