UW Baseball Set To Host OSU In Pac-10 Series
April 3, 2003
This Week: The Washington baseball team (19-9 overall, 1-2 in the Pac-10) returns to Husky Ballpark this weekend for a three-game series vs. Oregon State at Husky Ballpark. The UW won a pair of non-Pac-10 games at OSU March 11-12, winning both by a 9-5 score. UW, which lost two of three in a tight series last weekend at Stanford, fell out of two major polls this week, but is only two spots out of the Sports Weekly/ESPN Top 25. Washington, despite the two losses last weekend, has nonetheless won 15 of its last 18 games. The Huskies' game Tuesday vs. UBC (an exhibition) was rained out. OSU's radio broadcasts of this weekend's series will air live over the internet via gohuskies.com. Next week, the Huskies take to the road for a three-game weekend series at Arizona (April 11-13) before two non-conference games at Kansas State (April 15-16). Here's a look at this weekend's games at Oregon State, with probable starting pitchers:
Fri., April 4: UW vs. Oregon State, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (4-3, 4.56)Sat., April 5: UW vs. Oregon State, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (1-2, 3.89)Sun., April 6: UW vs. Oregon State, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Trevor Gibson (3-0, 2.95)
Series History: Other than Washington State, the Huskies have faced Oregon State more times than any other team. The Beavers hold the series advantage with a 207-170-1 record against the Huskies. Husky coach Ken Knutson is 36-27 against OSU in his 10-plus seasons at the UW, including a pair of non-conference, 9-5 wins in Corvallis March 11 and 12 of this season. Last year, the Dawgs and Beavs faced one another only three times in a three-game Pac-10 series in Corvallis. Washington won two of three. In the opener, Shawn Kohn went the distance in a 6-5 win, getting a popout with two on in the ninth to end the game. Tila Reynolds had three hits for the Huskies. In the second game, the UW got two homers from Michael Done and a homer and a double each from Aaron Hathaway and Tyler Davidson in a 13-3 win. Sean White threw 7.2 innings for the win. OSU salvaged the split on Sunday with a 5-3 win. Mark McLemore went 6.2 innings, fanning seven, for the victory and Seth Pietsch capped a three-run Beaver first with a two-run homer.
Coach 'K': In 10-plus 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 four NCAA Regionals. His career overall record stands at 366-244-1 (.600). With those 366 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 175-78-1 (.691) record in home games. He is 153-108 (.586) in conference games. Knutson has coached 37 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 10 seasons, and has been named league coach of the year three times. A 1981 All-Pac-10 left-handed pitcher at the UW, he is joined by assistants Joe Ross, Travis Jewett, and Gregg Swenson and undergrad assistant Jeremiah Porter.
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, So. .337-2-12 Freshman All-America in 2002; four pickoffs leads Pac-10 Ben Johnson, Jr. .125-1-3 Has started three games at catcher; 3-run HR Mar. 26 at Port.1B -- Kyle Larsen, So. .269-7-19 Freshman All-America in '02; seven homers tops 2002 total2B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr. .277-2-12 8th-inn. grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU; GW RBI in 9th Feb. 14 at LMUSS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr. .324-0-14 13th-round draft pick; leads UW with 36 hits and seven SBs3B -- John Otness, Jr. .354-1-10 Has started 25 of 28 at 3B and 1 at DH; 11-for-21 last week Nick Batkoski, So. .375-0-5 Three starts at 2B this year; 3 RBI in earlier game at OSUOF -- Mike Wagner, Jr. .289-8-22 Baseball America Summer All-Amer.; two HRs Sun. at Stan.OF -- Taylor Johnson, So. .263-5-17 In earlier two-game series at OSU: 5-for-10, HR, 4 runsOF -- Simi Reynolds, Fr. .286-0-2 Brother of UW SS Tila; 2-for-4 with double Mar. 16 vs. CSUNOF -- Justin Drake, Jr. .333-1-10 Hit first homer in three years Mar. 15 vs. CSUN; 14 starts in OFOF -- Brent Lillibridge, Fr. .315-2-16 Has started at 2B, 3B, SS, CF; grand slam Sunday at StanfordDH -- Chad Boudon, Jr. .322-9-23 Transfer from Hawaii; all nine homers have come in last 18 gm.
Last Weekend: In a series of three hotly contested games, Washington lost two of three at Stanford last weekend in the UW's first weekend of Pac-10 Conference play. In Friday's 5-3 win, senior starter Sean White worked seven and one-third innings, allowing one run, for his fourth straight win and Brian Carter picked up his fifth save. The UW took a 5-1 lead into the ninth, the last two runs coming on a ninth-inning homer from Chad Boudon, and Stanford scored twice in the bottom of the ninth. Saturday, the UW had a 4-2 lead through six, but Stanford got two in the seventh and sixth in the eighth. Washington put two runs on the board in the ninth and had the bases loaded with no outs, but the rally fell short as Stanford won, 10-6. Boudon and catcher Aaron Hathaway homered. Sunday, both team scored four runs in the first of a slugfest. Down 10-7, the Huskies took a lead on a seventh-inning grand slam from freshman Brent Lillibridge, who also made two outstanding catches in center field, but Stanford slugger Carlos Quentin belted a two-run, walkoff homer in the ninth to give Stanford a 12-11 victory.
Outstanding In The Field: Washington is having one of its best years ever in terms of its defense. Through 28 games, the Huskies are fielding a Pac-10-leading .977 and have made only 24 errors. The Huskies have played error-free in 18 of 28 games so far and Washington infielder have committed only 13 errors all season. By way of comparison, South Carolina led the NCAA with a .975 fielding percentage last season. Also, opponents have been very wary when it comes to trying to steal bases vs. the UW. Stanford, for instance, entered last weekend's series having stolen more than a base a game and having attempted more than two per game, but didn't have an attempt in the three-game series. Opponents have stolen only three bases in the last 11 games.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Soph. IF: Expected to get some time at third base, but also backs up at second, short and DH ... 9-for-24 so far ... didnt' get any action in Stanford series ... 2-for-6 with three RBI vs. Oregon State in earlier two-game series ... RBI double as PH Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... 1-for-2 as DH in first start Feb. 22 ... 5-for-9 as a pinch hitter ... as a freshman, started five at DH, two at SS, two at second and one at third ... played summer ball for Aloha (Ore.) in the Pacific International League, hitting .323.
Chad Boudon, RS-Junior OF/DH: Transferred to Washington after spending the last three years at the University of Hawaii ... nine homers are tied for third in the Pac-10 ... all nine HRs in last 19 games ... homered in the frist two games at Stanford ... over five games last week: 9-for-19 with three HR and eight RBI ... two-run homer in the first inning Mar. 26 at Portland ... two homers Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... homered Sat. at UC Irvine ... RBI single in first Husky AB ... HR in Mar. 11 win at Oregon State and went 2-for-4 with five runs and four HBPs in OSU series Mar. 11-12 ... reached base six times in OSU series ... started each of the last 19 -- 14 at DH and five in LF ... 2-run HR and two RBI Mar. 8 vs. WSU ... 3-for-5 with an HR Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... started two of three at LMU, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI Feb. 14 ... in 2001, played in 46 games, batting .223 with five homers, 25 RBI and 10 steals ... three-time all-district pick at Shorewood High School, just north of Seattle.
Justin Drake, RS-Junior OF: A fourth-year Husky outfielder ... didn't play in Stanford series ... 2-for-3 Mar. 15 vs. CSUN, belting his first home run in nearly three years ... 2-for-5 with a triple Mar. 14 vs. the Matadors ... started two of three vs. Gonzaga, one in Lancaster and one vs. WSU ... 2-for-3 with an RBI double Mar. 9 vs. WSU ... started vs. UCSB and Houston opening weekend, going 6-for-8 with three RBI ... hadn't had a hit in nearly two years ... had been injury-plagued the last couple of seasons, playing in only eight games last year and in nine in 2001, when he was granted a medical redshirt season ... as a freshman in 2000, started 20 games, primarily as a center fielder.
Aaron Hathaway, Soph. C: Has started 22 of 28 games at catcher ... in five games last week (four at C, on at DH), 6-for-17 (.353) with eight RBI ... HR Sat. at Stanford ... three-run double Mar. 26 at Portland ... 3-for-4 Mar. 14 and 2-for-4 Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... first homer of the year in 8-1 win Mar. 9 vs. WSU ... WSU didn't steal a base in six tries against him ... has picked off four baserunners ... has allowed only eight stolen bases while gunning down nine would-be base stealers ... turned in an outstanding freshman campaign, earning first-team Freshman All-America acclaim from Collegiate Baseball ... started 48 games at catcher in 2002, including 31 of the last 33 ... hit safely in 16 of the last 20 and 21 of the last 26 regular season games last year ... in the UW's second-half turnaround last year, hit .302 while allowing only four passed balls and 10 stolen bases over the last 32 games, mostly against Pac-10 competition ... played so well defensively in the NCAA Houston Regional at Rice that he made the all-tournament team despite going 1-for-17.
Greg Isaacson, Junior 2B: 3-for-12 with two walks and an HBP last weekend at Stanford ... went 3-for-6 with a homer and two doubles Mar. 26 at Portland ... belted a grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU, breaking a 5-5 tie and capping a six-run eighth inning ... only his second career HR ... three hits Mar. 23 at UCI ... had only two hits in WSU series, but walked five times and scored five runs ... only three errors in 91 chances so far ... had game-winning RBI single in the ninth Feb. 14 at LMU ... a walk-on who played in only four games as a freshman and didn't play at all the first 15 games of last year ... started 44 of the last 46, however ... batted .333 with a wood bat over the summer for Bend (Ore.)
Ben Johnson, Junior C: Has served as the Huskies' No. 2 catcher in each of the last two seasons ... first hit of the year was a three-run homer Mar. 26 at Portland ... started in that one and also started Feb. 15 at Loyola and Mar. 16 vs. CS Northridge ... a switch-hitter ... started 19 games as a freshman and 12 last year ... missed most of the fall practice season with a medical condition, but is fully recovered now ... drafed by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.
Taylor Johnson, Soph. OF: Has started 27 of 28 games this season in right ... hit fifth homer of the year in Mar. 16 win over CSUN ... two homers in final two ABs in Mar. 7 win over Washington State ... followed that with a homer in his first at bat at Oregon State ... four hits in the Mar. 11 win at OSU ... 5-for-10 with four runs in OSU series March 11-12 ... 3-for-12 with six RBIs in WSU series ... 4-for-10 at Lancaster tournament... homer and four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... had a hit in each of the three games at Loyola Marymount ... started 21 of the last 33 in right to end last year ... Huskies went 15-6 in those 21 games ...batted .326 with a wood bat in league play last summer for the Bend (Ore.) Elks.
Kyle Larsen, Soph. 1B: Seven homers third on the team and seventh in the Pac-10 ... homered in three straight games (UCSB, Houston and first at LMU) ... seven homers beats 2002 total of five already ... 3-for-3 with four runs and a two-run homer Mar. 7 vs. WSU ... 5-for-6 with homer, double, four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... led off the ninth vs. UCSB with a homer to tie the game at 5-5 ... two-run HR in the first inning vs. Houston, a 4-1 win ... 2-for-4 with a double and HR Feb. 14 at LMU ... 2-for-4 Feb. 16 vs. the Lions ... 4-for-11 with a homer and a double in Gonzaga series... named a first-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after a strong first season at UW ... finished with the second-best average on the team (.342) after having spent much of the year as the Huskies' top hitter ... after 621 career error-free chances, made first career error Mar. 12 at Oregon State ... when hitting as the No. 3 hitter last year, batted .436 (24-for-55) in 14 games ... Huskies were 10-4 in those games.
Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: Had an outstanding fall, and despite the return of fourth-year starting shortstop Tila Reynolds, is getting lots of game action as a freshman ... has started seven of last eight in center field ... in five games last week, went 7-for-21 with nine RBI ... hit a grand slam in Sunday's 12-11 loss at Stanford ... that GS gave the UW an 11-10 lead in the seventh ... also made two spectacular leaping catches in that game ... first career homer in Mar. 26 win at Portland ... drove in a run in Mar. 23 3-1 win at UC Irvine ... lone start of CSUN weekend was at 2B on Sat., going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI ... has started at 2B, SS, 3B and CF ... started two of three vs. WSU, going 3-for-6 with four runs ... started once at third and once at second opening weekend and again at 2B Feb. 16 at Loyola ... only AB vs. Gonzaga resulted in a double ... drove in the game-winning run with a single in the ninth vs. UCSB ... a three-year team captain at Jackson High in Everett ... led Jackson to a 31-5 league record over his last two seasons ... career .420 hitter in high school.
John Otness, Freshman 3B: Washington's everyday starter at third base after winning a preseason battle for the starting job ... has started 26 of 28 this year, one at DH and 25 at 3B ... in five games last week, went 11-for-21 (.524) with six runs, three doubles and four RBI ... hit first HR of the season in Mar. 26 win at Portland ... 5-for-12 in CSUN series ... 2-for-4 Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't play March 12 ... 4-for-13 with two doubles and a triple in WSU series ... 3-for-5 Mar. 7 vs. WSU ... three hits in win over SDSU ... Huskies were 13-7 with him at DH in 2002 ... hit in 26 of 32 starts overall last year ... went 6-for-16 in the NCAA regional last year and reached on a two-strike HBP one batter before Jay Garthwaite's two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth beat Rice, 7-6, to force a second championship game.
Steve Ramsey, Junior OF/1B: Serves as a left-handed option at DH and a top left-handed bat off the bench ... got an RBI, pinch-hit single Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... started twice as DH so far ... one of the team's top natural power hitters ... was probably the UW's top pinch hitter last season, connecting for six pinch hits on the year.
Simi Reynolds, Freshman OF: One of three regulars in center field ... younger brother of Husky senior SS Tila as well as Oregon State second baseman Kerisi ... Mar. 16 vs. CSUN: 2-for-4 with a double ... three hits, three runs Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... started Feb. 15 at LMU, when he went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI ... spent the fall as a walkon cornerback on the football team, but red-shirted the year ... one of the most decorated athletes in recent Washington high school history ... led Skyline to three straight league titles in baseball and three straight top-five finishes in the state ... led summer baseball teams to three top-three national finishes over the last four years ... helped football team to state championship as a junior and a third-place finish as a senior ... earned the 2002 Athletes for a Better World 'Spirit of ABW' award after co-founding 'Athletes for Kids' ... one of several community service awards he's received.
Tila Reynolds, Senior SS: Returned for his senior year despite being drafted by the Brewers in the 13th round of the 2002 draft ... fourth straight season as the Husky starter at shortstop ... started 27 of 28 at SS so far, sitting out Mar. 16 vs. WSU ... has emerged as the Huskies' regular leadoff hitter ... 3-for-9 in the series at Portland ... only Husky with more than one RBI in UCI series; he had two ... only Husky to hit safely in all three at UCI ... 4-for-7 in two WSU games ... four errors in 100 chances so far (.960) ... prior to Mar. 11 at OSU, had hit in nine straight games, going 18-for-36 (.500) during the streak ... 3-for-6 with a single, a double and a triple in Mar. 1 win over Northridge ... 2-for-5 in win over San Diego State ... 3-for-4 Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga and 6-for-10 in the three-game series ... 2-for-5 with 2 RBI Feb. 14 at LMU ... younger brother, Simi, is a freshman CF ... named the No. 9 senior prospect in the U.S. by Baseball America ... named to the NCAA Regional all-tournament team last year ... often the Huskies' No. 2hitter last year, batting .403 (60-for-149) when hitting in that spot last season ... led the tam with .347 average and with 19 stolen bases last year ... had hitting streaks of 13 and 14 games last season.
Jefferson Thiel, RS-Junior C: Returns to duty after missing last season due to surgery ... had 'Tommy John' surgery just prior to last season ... started vs. UCSB, once vs. Gonzaga and against San Diego State ... had been the Husky starter at catcher the previous two years (2000-2001), earning USA Today freshman All-America honors in 2000 ... had been hitting .415 (17-for-41) on the year in 2001 before the injury first came up.
Mike Wagner, Junior OF: Formerly a third baseman for the Huskies, moved to left field at mid-season last year and had started all 20 (19 in LF, 1 in RF) before spraining left ankle prior to the Mar. 21 game at Irvine ... missed all three games at UCI and both games at Portland, but returned as the DH last weekend at Stanford ... belted two homers in Sunday's loss at Stanford ... 4-for-12 in Stanford series ... eight homers ranks sixth in the Pac-10 ... homered Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and hit in all three in that series ... Mar. 16, went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases ... 2-for-6 with a homer and five RBI in Mar. 1 win over CSUN ... solo homer in Mar. 7 win over WSU ... had two RBI on bases-loaded HBPs in Mar. 8 win over the Cougs ... 2-for-4 in win over SDSU ... 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga ... 6-for-12 in the three-game series vs. the Zags ... homered Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at Loyola ... has yet to be caught stealing in 11 career attempts ... named a Baseball America Summer All-American this fall after a great summer with North Adams (Mass.) ... was the league MVP after leading the league in batting, slugging, on-base, hits and runs.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
FRIDAY -- Sean White, Senior RHP: Got his fourth straight win last Friday at Stanford, working 7.1 innings (9 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K) ... threw seven shutout innings at UC Irvine in a 2-0 win Mar. 21, allowing four hits and a walk while fanning seven ... fourth in the Pac-10 in opponent batting average (.243) and sixth in strikeouts (40) ... over his last three starts, is 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA ... over the last three: 27.1 IP, 21 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 28 K ... took a perfect game into the seventh Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and finished with a 7-inning win (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) ... got first win Mar. 7 vs. WSU, fanning seven and allowing two earned over six innnings ... suffered the tough-luck loss opening day (Feb. 7) at Pepperdine ... 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K in a 1-0 loss to the Waves ... gave up six runs in 3.1 at Loyola Feb. 14 in a no-decision ... took the loss Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga in a 4.2-inning outing ... took loss in 5-0 defeat to USD ... drafted by Montreal in the 35th round of the 2002 draft ... expected to be a much higher draft pick, but rumors of shoulder injury dropped him ... rated the No. 14 senior prospect in the nation this year by Baseball America.
SATURDAY -- Jeff Petersen, Junior RHP: Left last Saturday's game at Stanford with a 4-2 lead in the sixth, but got no decision as the Cardinal came back ... vs. Stanford: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 Ks ... Nnamed the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and the Pac-10 pitcher of the week after throwing a one-hit CG shutout Mar. 15 vs. CS Northridge ... faced only three over the minimum and had only one runner get past first base ... in that win: 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K ... took a loss at UC Irvine Mar. 22 (3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... over his last four starts: 28.3 IP, 25 H, 16 R, 8 ER, 12 BB, 27 K (2.54 ERA) ... eighth in the Pac-10 in opponent batting average (.257) and ninth in ERA (3.89) ... Mar. 8 vs. WSU: no decision (5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) ... no decision despite allowing four unearned runs and fanning a career-high 10 Ks Mar. 2 vs. San Diego State ... started Feb. 8 vs. UCSB, but didn't figure in the decision after going only 2.2 ... no-hit Loyola Marymount through first three IP Feb. 16, but got knocked out in the fourth, allowing four runs to take the loss ... a 25th round pick by Baltimore in 2000 after leading Kentwood High to the 4A state title.
SUNDAY -- Trevor Gibson, Junior RHP: Projected to start this year, but missed the first few weeks of the season due to minor injury ... after three wins in three starts, got a no decision in Sunday's 121-11 loss at Stanford ... easily his roughest start, as he allowed three hits and four runs over three innings ... still, as a starter, has gone 19.2 IP, allowing only nine hits and six runs while fanning 17 ... prior to Stanford, had won all three starts and had a 1.08 ERA as a starter ... worked 5.2 IP in Mar. 23 win at UC Irvine, allowing only one hit (5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 6 K) ... combined on a shutout Mar. 16 vs. CS Northridge, allowing three hits and one walk while fanning four in five innings ... got a win in first career start May 9 vs. WSU, allowing only two hits and fanning seven over six innings of work ... made two brief relief appearances in his comeback ... hadn't ever started prior to this season.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Jr. LHP) worked an inning at Portland Mar. 26 and two-thirds at Stanford Mar. 29 ... threw two 0.1-inning outings at Irvine, not allowing a hit ... has allowed only four runs in 12.2 relief innings this year ... got a start Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't figure in the decision, working four innings ... worked 1.2 in Mar. 7 win over WSU, allowing one run on two hits ... got the win Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga, allowing no runs on two hits over three and one-third ... got the save Feb. 9 vs. No. 11 Houston with 1.1 innings ... struck out two in that one ... 4.1 scoreless relief Feb. 16 at Loyola Marymount ... Brian Carter (Jr. LHP) picked up his fifth save last Fri. at Stanford, throwing the final inning and a third ... threw a no-hit ninth Mar. 26 at Portland ... prior to his outing at Stanford, had allowed no hits over eight innings while fanning nine ... combined with White on a 2-0 shutout Mar. 21 at UC Irvine, throwing two no-hit innings for his fourth save ... got third save Mar. 11 at OSU, getting out of a bases-loaded, no-outs jam without allowing a run in the ninth ... struck out two and then got a groundout to end that one ... threw three no-hit innings of relief to combine on a two-hitter Sunday vs. Washington State, earning a save ... came in vs. USD with bases loaded an no outs and got a 1-2-3 double play and a K to get out of it ... got first career save getting the final two outs with runners at first and third vs. UCSB Feb. 8 ... Josh Conover (So. RHP) pitched twice at Stanford, combining to work 2.2 shutout innings ... started Mar. 25 at Portland, earning a win in his first career start ... allowed six hits and one run while fanning five in 5.0 innings for the win ... threw two scoreless innings Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... came on with the bases loaded and one out Mar. 11 at OSU, and got a strikeout and a flyout to get out of the jam ... David Dowling (Soph. LHP) is fifth in the Pac-10 with five wins ... took both losses at Stanford, both in relief ... didn't allow an earned run in a 4.2-inning outing Mar. 22 at UCI ... got a save Mar. 16 vs. CS Northridge, combining with Gibson on a shutout ... fanned four and in four IP ... got a fifth relief victory Mar. 11 at Oregon State, allowing a run and fanning six over 3.1 innings ... picked up a fourth relief win Saturday vs. WSU, allowing one run on two hits over an inning and one-third ... got third long-relief win of the season Mar. 1 vs. CSUN, going six and one-third, the longest outing by a UW pitcher this year (start or relief) ... got the win in relief Feb. 8 vs. UCSB, working 5.2 innings (5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) ... got a similar win Feb. 14 at Loyola Marymount, allowing three runs and fanning six in four and two-thirds in a 10-9 UW win ... Will Fenton (Soph. RHP) didn't pitch for nearly two weeks before getting a save Mar. 23 at UC Irvine, fanning the final three batters of the game ... has allowed only three hits, no runs and has fanned 16 in 10.1 innings this season ... got two saves in WSU series, getting the final out in Friday's 11-8 win and working two innings (one hit, three Ks) in the 6-5 win Saturday ... struck out five and gave up one hit over 2.2 to get win vs. SDSU ... got second save Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga, coming on with no outs and two on in the ninth and retiring the next three in order without allowing a run ... threw 2.0 innings vs. Pepperdine Feb. 7, allowing a hit and no runs while striking out two ... 1-2-3 ninth for the save Feb. 14 at Loyola Marymount ... in the Huskies' win at Rice last year in the regionals, threw three and one-third no-hit innings of relief for the win, as the UW got a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for the victory ... Matt Kasser (Fr. RHP) struck out two in one inning of relief Mar. 25 at Portland... got a win with a 0.2-inning relief appearance Mar. 12 at Oregon State ... threw 1.1 innings Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga ... set a KingCo Conference (high school league) record with 25 career victories at Issaquah High ... won a state title as a sophomore ... Scott Robertson (Sr. RHP) got a save Mar. 12 at Oregon State, throwing four one-hit innings (0 runs, 4 Ks) ... fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth in the loss to USD ... threw 1.2 IP vs. Houston Feb. 9, allowing one hit and no runs with two strikeouts ... entered the year with 36 career relief appearances and no starts during his career ... had seven saves in 2001, the sixth-highest total in school history.
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