Baseball Regular Season Hits Home Stretch
May 14, 2002
COMING UP: The Washington baseball team (11-7 in the Pac-10, 25-22-1 overall), winner of nine of its last 12 games, takes on Gonzaga in the final two non-league games of the season Tuesday in a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader before travelling to face Pac-10 foe Oregon State in a three-game series at Corvallis. The second-place Huskies, who picked up five votes in this week's USA Today coaches' poll, fell twice in three games at first-place USC last weekend, but remain in a second-placed tie with Stanford, two games behind USC, one ahead of Arizona State and two in front of Oregon State. Friday night's game time is 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, game time is 1:00 p.m. The second Gonzaga game is the only one of these that will air on radio (KKNW AM-1150), but the OSU broadcast of those games can be heard on www.osubeavers.com. Here's a rundown of this week's slate, with probable UW starting pitchers for the OSU games:
Tue., May 14 -- Gonzaga at UW (doubleheader), 3:00 p.m.
Fri., May 17 -- UW at Oregon State, 5:00 p.m. -- RHP Shawn Kohn (9-4, 3.10)
Sat., May 18 -- UW at Oregon State, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (4-2, 5.01)
Sun., May 19 -- UW at Oregon State, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson (2-1, 7.06)
Pac-10 GB OverallUSC 13-5 - 30-19Washington 11-7 2 25-22-1Stanford 11-7 2 35-14Arizona State 10-8 3 28-18Oregon State 9-9 4 30-18California 11-13 5 29-26UCLA 8-10 5 24-29Arizona 7-11 6 29-20Washington St. 4-14 9 19-29
SERIES HISTORY: The Huskies lead the all-time series vs. Gonzaga, 57-47, but lost two earlier meetings vs. the Zags this season. April 2, the Zags scored two in the ninth on a Jeff Culpepper single to win, 8-6 as the Huskies left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. The following day, the Zags got two in the seventh and three in the eighth to win, 7-5. Washington is 166-206-1 all-time against Oregon State after taking three of five games from the Beavers last year. The teams split two non-league games in Corvallis (W, 10-7 and L, 17-3) before the Dawgs took two of three in a Pac-10 series in Seattle. The Huskies won games one and three (11-4 and 3-1) and fell in game two, 9-1.
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 339-229-1 (.597). With those 339 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 165-74-1 (.688) record in home games. He is 148-104 (.587) 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. .339-2-23 Batting .368 over last 20 games (19 starts) Ben Johnson, So. .206-1-4 Got first start in 3 weeks Wed. vs. Portland John Otness, So. .342-2-14 Has hit safely in 19 of 20 starts in 20021B -- Kyle Larsen, Fr. .349-5-30 True freshman leads UW in batting average2B -- Greg Isaacson, So. .306-1-22 Has started 31 of last 33 at second base Nick Batkoski, Fr. .146-0-3 Doubled in start at shortstop last Wed.SS -- Tila Reynolds, Jr. .335-1-26 Missed first game of '02 last Wed. vs. Port.3B -- Michael Done, Sr. .275-8-24 28 walks equals total from two previous yearsOF -- Tyler Davidson, Jr. .321-10-35 1st Husky to hit 3 HRs in a game - Sat. at USCOF -- Jay Garthwaite, Jr. .311-13-55 One of 3 Huskies ever to hit 30 career HRsOF -- Brandon Jacobson, Jr. .259-1-10 Missed two weeks with wrist injury, but OK nowOF -- Taylor Johnson, Fr. .295-3-6 HR both last Tuesday & Wednesday vs. PortlandOF -- Steve Ramsey, So. .275-2-10 As a PH in 2002: 5-for-10, one HR, five RBIOF -- Mike Wagner, So. .275-2-14 5-for-8 with 2B and SB in vs. Gonzaga in '02DH -- Bryan Johnson, Jr. .266-7-33 HRs from both sides Apr. 13 vs. WSU
LAST WEEKEND: Washington travelled to USC and took one of three games from the first-place Trojans. USC ace Anthony Reyes led the Trojans to a 4-1 win Friday night, allowing a run on six hits and eight strikeouts in a season-high eight-innings. Kyle Larsen drove in the lone UW run as Shawn Kohn suffered the loss in a complete game. Saturday, Tyler Davidson became the first Husky on record ever to hit three home runs in a game in a 9-3 Washington win. Davidson homered to all three fields as Sean White worked eight and one-third for the victory. Sunday, the Huskies trailed 6-2, but rallied back to 6-6 before USC scored two in the eighth to win, 8-6. Michael Done and John Otness both homered for the Huskies while David Dowling threw five solid innings in relief of sore-armed starter Clay Johnson.
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 since hitting bottom, the Huskies have played so well that they're a solid threat to make the NCAA tournament. Those three losses were the last three of a seven-game losing streak and the Huskies have won 13 of 20 since then. In those 20 games, the Huskies' team ERA is a very respectable 4.48 and Husky pitchers have walked only 41 (opponents have walked 78) while striking out 109 in 181.0 innings of work. Defensively, the improvement is even more stark as the Huskies have committed only 15 errors over the 20 games, good for a very solid .981 fielding percentage. The UW's weekend starting trio of Shawn Kohn, Sean White and Clay Johnson have combined for 113.2 innings in 16 starts during that time, allowing 53 earned runs and only 23 walks, good for a 4.20 ERA.
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 nine games this year, mostly at DH ... 1-for-4 with a double as starting SS May 8 vs. Portland ... started 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: Became the first Husky on record to hit three home runs in a game Saturday at USC ... went 3-for-5 with five RBI and flied out to the warning track in the ninth ... three homers were to center, right and left field ... 22 career HRs are tied for eighth in UW history ... leads the team with his 49 runs scored ... has collected two or more hits in 13 of the last 22 games ... doubled in both Portland games ... had all three Husky hits in May 3 loss to UCLA, including a homer in the ninth ... 2-for-4 in May 5's 9-5 win over the Bruins ... drove in go-ahead run in the 11th inning April 28 at Cal, finishing 3-for-3 on the day ... had four SBs 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 ABs of the season ... Baseball America's No. 59 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 33 at third base ... 4-for-11 in USC series ... homered Sunday at USC, his eighth of the year ... 2-for-3 last Wed. vs. Portland ... 22 career homers are tied for eighth most in Washington history ... has hit exactly seven homers each season so far ... 12 HBPs this season is seventh most in UW history and fourth 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 ... 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 third in the Pac-10 in RBI, third in homers, eighth in triples and fifth in total bases ... led the Huskies in RBI with 46 last year and already has 55 this season ... however, went 12 games without an RBI before getting four May 5 vs. UCLA ... hit a three-run homer in that one and also had a sac fly ... homered again last Tuesday vs. Portland homered in Saturday's win at USC ... has hit safely in last seven 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 ... 30 career HRs are tied for second most in UW history ... also ranks No. 7 in UW career history with 137 RBI ... a 12th-round draft pick in 1999.
Aaron Hathaway, Fr. C: Has become a solid freshman All-America candidate ... has started 19 of the last 20 behind the plate ... has hit safely in 11 of last 13 and 16 of last 19 ... 5-for-13 in USC series, going 3-for-4 with two runs Saturday ... .356 average in league play is tops on the team ... 25-for-68 (.368) over the last 20 games ... went 7-for-9 in two games vs. Gonzaga earlier this year ... 3-for-12 in Cal series, but drove in the winning run in game one'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 ... second on the team with 10 RBI in Pac-10 games ... has the Huskies' only five-hit game this season, going 5-for-5 with two doubles April 2 vs. Gonzaga ... has thrown out 19-of-54 would-be basestealers this season, a solid .352 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 31 of 33 since then and has played very well ... had been hot before going 1-for-14 in the USC series ... has batted leadoff the last four games ... three RBI last Wednesday vs. Portland ... 4-for-11 with six RBI in three games vs. UCLA ... first career HR in May 5 win over the Bruins, a three-run bomb ... 4-for-10 with two RBI, two doubles and two steals in Cal series ... doubled and scored tying run in the ninth of April 27's 5-4 win ... 4-for-9 in series vs. Stanford ... 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 five errors in 149 chances and one in his last 16 games (87 chances) ... 0-for-4 all of last season.
Brandon Jacobson, Jr. OF: Missed Stanford and Cal series with a wrist injury but returned as pinch runner May 4 vs. UCLA ... had been starting in left field and at leadoff vs. righties ... has made 18 starts this year, all in left or center ... 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 WSU ... 3-for-5 March 5 at Portland.
Ben Johnson, Soph. C: Has started 10 games behind the plate this season ... after 15 games without any action, saw backup action last Tuesday and started Wedesday vs. Portland... 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 regular starter at either 1B or DH ... 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI vs. Gonzaga earlier in 2002 ... doubled and tripled Sunday at USC in start at 1B ... 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 March 5 at Portland ... has at least one RBI in 22 of 38 starts ... 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 11 of the Huskies' last 14 games ... 2-for-3 last Friday at USC ... homered in both games last week vs. Portland and went 4-for-9 in the two games ... 2-for-3 May 5 in lone UCLA start ... started all three in RF and leadoff vs. Cal, going 3-for-12 with two RBI and two 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: Started 30 of the last 35 games at 1B, but sat out Sunday at USC after taking a HBP on his right elbow ... leads the team in batting ... has yet to make an error in 353 chances at first base ... has a solid .439 on-base average, thanks to 20 walks ... 3-for-7 vs. USC over the weekend ... 5-for-6 with two doubles in two games vs. Portland ... 3-for-6 with four runs over last two UCLA games ... 3-for-5 in April 26's 2-0 win at Cal, including a solo HR in the ninth to make it 2-0 ... singled in the game-winner in the ninth inning of 5-4 win April 27 at Cal ... drove in the winning run in the 10th inning of the April 21, 4-3 win over Stanford... also hit a homer earlier in that game ... .333 hitter in 15 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. WSU... 3-for-6 with four RBI the following day ... 14th round draft pick out of high school last June.
John Otness, Soph. C/3B/DH: Is learning the catcher position, but has made several recent starts at DH and can still play third or second ... 3-for-8 in two DH starts at USC ... homered on Sunday vs. the Trojans ... made 11 starts at third base early in the year ... has a hit in 19 of 20 starts this season and once had an 11-game hit streak before breaking it in a pinch-hit role ... has hit safely in 21 of 23 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 six weeks, but is usually a first-choice pinch hitter ... doubled off the bench last Tuesday vs. Portlnad ... 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 had started every game at SS and had sat out only two innings all season before turning an ankle last Tuesday ... left that game and sat out Wed., but played all three at USC ... 2-for-4 with two RBI Sunday at USC after going hitless in first two ... had hitting streaks of 13 and 14 games this season ... April 27 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 the April 28, 11th-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 ... only two errors in 18 league games this season ... enters the week ranked third in the Pac-10 in steals, 10th in hits an third in triples ... 15 hit by pitches this year is third-most in single-season UW history and leads the Pac-10 ... 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 13 starts in left and five at DH ... 5-for-8 vs. Gonzaga this season ... singled in the game winner in the ninth May 4 vs. UCLA ... started at DH April 28 at Cal, going 3-for-5 with a two-run homers and three RBI ... 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.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
TUESDAY (Game 1) -- Jeff Petersen, So. RHP: Has made four starts and four relief appearances ... threw a 1-2-3 ninth to wrap up last Wednesday's win over Portland ... 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
TUESDAY (Game 2) -- Zack Daniels, Sr., LHP: Threw five innings (one run) for the win in his first start last Wednesday vs. Portland ... threw two shutout innings in his prior outing, 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
FRIDAY -- Shawn Kohn, Sr. RHP: Has suffered losses the last two times out, vs. UCLA and at USC ... ... in previous start threw a three-hit shutout to beat California April 26, 2-0 ... allowed two singles and a bloop double, walking one and fanning two in the win, his fifth CG of the year ...earned his first-ever Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor 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 ... third in the league in ERA (3.10) , seven in opponent BA (.246), third in innings (104.2), and first in called strikeouts (32) ... after winning first six starts, took first loss March 30 at ASU ... worked six innings March 25 in a 7-3 win at WSU ... 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: 21 starts, 164.1 IP, 134 hits, 53 earned runs, 29 walks, 106 strikeouts, 12-5 record, 2.90 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 ...62 career appearances are third in UW history, 158 career Ks are ninth 17 wins are eighth and 225.1 innings are nine.
SATURDAY -- Sean White, Jr. RHP: Went 8.1 strong innings for the win Sat. at USC (8.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K), his longest outing of the season ... no decision despite a good outing vs. UCLA ... 7 Ks, five hits, 3 ERs over 7.1 IP in that one ... no decision April 27 at Cal, despite allowing only two runs over 5.1 innings ... also ND 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 ... 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 10 starts and one relief outing ... worked only an inning Sunday at USC due to soreness ... threw second CG to beat UCLA May 5, allowing four runs while fanning six ... left with a 7-3 lead April 28 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 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 Ks 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 12 walks all season, compared to 37 strikeouts ... started April 3 vs. Gonzaga and allowed only two ERs on three hits over six innings.
BULLPEN NOTES: Brian Carter (So. LHP) got the last two outs of Saturday's win at USC ... got win April 28at 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), 3 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 ... 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 ... Josh Conover (RS-Fr. RHP) threw a one-hit inning last Tuesday vs. Portland ... 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 ... David Dowling (Fr. LHP) threw five relief innings Sunday at USC, allowing two earned runs and fanning five ... started and threw four shutout innings for the win last Tuesday vs. Portland ... got his first career win with 3.1 great innings April 14 vs. WSU, retiring 10 of 11 batters ... struck out six in four IP in first career outing, Feb. 26 at Portland ... also started vs. UC Riverside, at ASU and at Missouri ... Will Fenton (Fr. RHP) suffered the loss Sunday at USC, allowing two runs in 1.1 IP ... worked two shutout innings last Tuesday vs. Portland, allowing a single ... picked up the win May 4 vs. UCLA with 1.2 innings ... got the save April 27 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 ... six of 12 earned runs he's allowed in relief came in one outing -- March 2 vs. Utah ... outside of that one outing, has thrown 17.2 innings of relief, allowing 19 hits, nine runs (six earned) ... Trevor Gibson (So. RHP) got the win April 27 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 ... Scott Robertson (Jr. RHP) struck out two in an inning last Wednesday vs. Portland ... worked 1.2 scoreless relief innings May 3 vs. UCLA, allowing one hit and no walks ... entered the April 2 game vs. Gonzaga with the bases loaded and no out and struck out the next three in order ... 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) struck out two in the ninth inning of last Tuesday's 10-0 shutout of Portland ... ranks third in the Pac-10 with five saves ... got his fifth April 28 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.
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