Diamond Dawgs Set For Big Series Against ASU
May 13, 2003
This Week: The Washington baseball team (35-15 overall and 10-8 in the Pac-10 Conference) enters the final two weeks of the regular season with two important home series. This Saturday through Monday (May 17-19), Arizona State visits Husky Ballpark for a three-game, Pac-10 series. Saturday and Sunday, game time is 1:00 p.m. and on Monday, first pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. The Huskies enter the week in sole possession of fourth place in the Pac-10 and probably need to win at least three of their final six games to earn a berth in the 64-team NCAA tournament. While the games won't air on radio in the Seattle area, the ASU broadcast will be available via a link from www.gohuskies.com. After the ASU series, Washington plays host to USC May 23-25 in the final weekend of the season. Here's a look at this weekend's games, with the Huskies' probable starting pitchers:
Sat., May 17: Arizona State at UW, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (6-4, 5.38)Sun., May 18: Arizona State at UW, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (5-4, 4.67)Mon., May 19: Arizona State at UW, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson (5-3, 5.17)
Series History: Washington is only 4-11 all-time against Arizona State, as the two teams only began playing one another in 1998, the last season of two-division play in the Pac-10. Three of Washington's four wins against ASU have come at Husky Ballpark as the UW is 3-6 at home and 1-5 on the road vs. the Sun Devils. Last season, the Huskies won one of three games in a series played at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Ariz. The UW won the opener, 14-11, largely thanks to an eight-run seventh inning. The Huskies had trailed 8-1 at one point in the game. Tila Reynolds was 3-for-5 in the game and Jay Garthwaite was 2-for-6 with five RBI and a homer. Sean White worked six innings for the win, despite allowing eight runs (seven earned). The UW led, 3-0, in game two, but lost 8-3, thanks to a four-run fourth from the Devils. David Dowling, making his second career start, suffered the loss. In game three, ASU out-slugged UW for a 13-6 win, pounding out 19 hits on the day. Andre Ethier and Jeff Larish each had three hits and three RBI for ASU.
Coach 'K': In nearly 11 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 382-250-1 (.604). With those 382 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 185-81-1 (.695) record in home games. He is 162-114 (.587) 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. .341-3-29 Only 14 SBs allowed in 39 games; No. 3 hitter in 17 of last 19 Ben Johnson, Jr. .139-1-5 Has started eight games at catcher; 3-run HR Mar. 26 at Port.1B -- Kyle Larsen, So. .262-8-38 Freshman All-America in '02; broke HR drought with 8th May 32B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr. .329-7-30 Batting .391 and fielding .990 (one error) in 21 home gamesSS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr. .394-3-33 13th-round draft pick; all three HRs have come in last 8 games3B -- John Otness, Jr. .306-5-29 Has started 45 of 50 at 3B; 14 doubles, 3 triples lead team Nick Batkoski, So. .365-3-15 3-for-5 with HR, 2B Sun. at UCLA; 5-for-10 (.500) as pinch hitterOF -- Mike Wagner, Jr. .303-11-38 Baseball America Summer All-Amer.; hit safely in last five gms.OF -- Taylor Johnson, So. .269-6-25 Has started 43 of 50 in right field; 4 OF assists lead teamOF -- Brent Lillibridge, Fr. .389-9-39 Batting .518 with nine doubles, 19 RBI in 19 home gamesOF -- Justin Drake, Jr. .323-2-12 Scored from first on errant pickoff throw in 11th Apr. 11 at AZOF -- Simi Reynolds, Fr. .294-0-2 Brother of UW SS Tila; 2-for-4 with double Mar. 16 vs. CSUNDH -- Chad Boudon, Jr. .292-19-47 19 homers ties UW season record; 1st in Pac-10, 4th in NCAA
Last Weekend: The Huskies took two of three games from UCLA last weekend. Friday, the Bruins held on for a 5-4 win behind seven strong innings from Casey Janssen. Sean White lasted only 2.1 innings in the loss. The UW scored two in the ninth, but couldn't draw even. Saturday, Brent Lillibridge belted two solo homers and Jeff Petersen and Will Fenton combined to hold UCLA to two runs on seven hits in a 3-2 win. Fenton threw 2.2 shutout innings, fanning five, for the save. Sunday, the UW built a 13-0 lead before allowing two runs with two outs in the ninth for a 13-2 win. Washington got five homers on the day, including two from junior third baseman John Otness and Clay Johnson threw six shutout innings. The UW also got homers from Tila Reynolds, Nick Batkoski and Mike Wagner. Batkoski was 3-for-4 with three RBI and Otness went 2-for-5 with four batted in.
Outstanding In The Field: Washington is its best year ever in terms of its defense. Through 50 games, the Huskies are fielding a Pac-10-leading .981 (third in NCAA Division I) and have made only 36 errors. Washington's school record for fielding percentage is .964, set in 1980 and tied in 1994. This year, the Huskies have played error-free in 31 of 50games so far while opponents have made at least one error in all but 11 games. Washington infielders have committed only 19 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. Over the last 40 games, opponents have stolen only 24 bases while being caught 19 times.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Soph. IF: Backs up at third, second, short and DH ... 19-for-52 so far ... has emerged as the starting DH vs. LHPs ... started twice vs. UCLA, going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Sunday ... 2-for-3 with a solo homer in start at 3B May 6 vs. Portland ... two homers and a double in last three games ... started at 3B Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 2) and hit first career HR in first inning ... 2-for-5 with three RBI in that game ... 1-for-2 as DH in first start Feb. 22 ... 5-for-10 as a pinch hitter.
Chad Boudon, RS-Junior OF/DH: Transferred to Washington after spending the last three years at the University of Hawaii ... tied the UW single-season HRs record with 19th May 6 vs. Portland ... hit three homers Apr. 25 vs. Cal, becoming only the second Husky ever to hit three in a game ... also set a modern UW record with eight RBI ... 19 homers are also good for first in the Pac-10 and are fourth in Division I ... in Pac-10 play, batting .319 with nine homers and 21 RBI ... nine homers in league play is second in the Pac-10, and .797 slugging pct. is third ... 21 Pac-10 RBIs ranks fourth ... hitless in nine at bats at UCLA ... two-run, two-out single in 7th broke 3-3 tie May 7 vs. Portland ... 18th homer May 3 at WSU, when he went 3-for-4 with a double ... homered at Kansas State, one of four UW homers in the fourth inning ... 11th homer was Apr. 11 at Arizona, tying the game at 3-3 in the eighth ... homered in the first two games at Stanford ... two homers Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... started each of the last 37 -- 22 at DH and 15 in LF ... in 2001 at Hawaii, played in 46 games, batting .223 with five homers, 25 RBI and 10 steals.
Justin Drake, RS-Junior OF: A fourth-year Husky outfielder ... 1-for-4 as a starter in LF May 7 vs. Portland ... earned a start Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game two) and went 1-for-3 with a solo homer ... got hit by a pitch and scored all the way from first on an errant pickoff in the 11th inning of Apr. 11 4-3 win at Arizona ... 2-for-3 Mar. 15 vs. CSUN, belting his first homer in nearly three years ... 2-for-5 with a triple Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... 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 39 of 50 games at catcher ... batted No. 3 in 17 of last 19 games ... hit safely in all three at UCLA, going 5-for-13 on the weekend ... 2-for-5, two RBI May 6 vs. Portland ... broke a seven-game hitting streak vs. L-C State ... had gone 14-for-29 (.483) during the streak ... 2-for-5 with a HR and three RBI Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 1) and then 2-for-3 with three RBI, a double and a triple Apr. 22 vs. the Vulcans ... HR Mar. 29 at Stanford ... first homer of the year in 8-1 win Mar. 9 vs. WSU ... has picked off eight baserunners, more than double anyone else in the Pac-10 (including pitchers) ... has allowed only 14 stolen bases while gunning down 14 would-be base stealers and has yet to commit an error this season ... turned in an outstanding freshman campaign, earning first-team Freshman All-America acclaim from Collegiate Baseball ... 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: Has started 44 of 50 at second base ... reached base eight times in two games last week vs. Portland .. 3-for-4 with a solo homer last Fri. at UCLA ... 3-for-3 with two walks May 7 vs. Portland ... 4-for-6 with a double, a homer and four RBI Apr. 29 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Apr. 27 vs. Cal ... 7-for-14 in Cal series ... over the last 28 games, has batted .377 (43-for-114) with eight doubles, six homers and 21 RBI ... in home games this year, has gone 27-for-69 (.391) with 16 RBI and only one error in 97 chances ... stole three bases in Hilo series ... 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Kansas State ... third home run of the year in April 4 win over the Beavers ... 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 ... only five errors in 214 chances so far (.977) ... 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.
Ben Johnson, Junior C: Has served as the Huskies' No. 2 catcher in each of the last two seasons ... doubled, scored and drove in a run in start May 3 at WSU ... 1-for-3 with an RBI double Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 2) ... started Apr. 12 at Arizona and Apr. 6 vs. Oregon State ... 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. Northridge ... started 19 games as a freshman and 12 in 2002 ... drafed by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.
Taylor Johnson, Soph. OF: Has started 44 of 50 games this season in right ... only played in one game at UCLA, going 0-for-3 with an HBP and a run ... 2-for-3 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 2-for-4 last Apr. 25 vs. Cal ... went 6-for-7 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Apr. 21 doubleheader vs. Hilo ... had a hit in seven straight ABs, dating back to previous game ... 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 ... homer and four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... batted .326 with a wood bat in league play last summer for Bend (Ore.).
Kyle Larsen, Soph. 1B: Went only 2-for-14 vs. UCLA, but drove in three runs ... broke nearly two-month long HR drought with eight homer May 3 at WSU ... 5-for-14 on the weekend vs. the Cougs ... two-run double May 7 vs. Portland ... 3-for-6 with two RBI in Apr. 25 win over Cal ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 1) ... sat out game two, his lone non-start of the year ... reached base six times in the Arizona series ... three hits and three RBI in OSU series ... 5-for-13 (.385) last year vs. ASU ... homered in three straight games (UCSB, Houston and first at LMU) ... 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 ... 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 621 error-free chances, made first career error Mar. 12 at Oregon State .... still has only one error in 903 career chances (.999).
Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: Spent much of last week as the No. 1 hitting freshman in the nation, though average dipped from high of.411 to .389 now... invited to the USA Baseball national team trials last week ... entered the week ranked fifth in the league in batting and sixth with .694 slugging percentage ... in Pac-10 games, is batting .390, ninth in the conference ... .727 slugging pct. in Pac-10 play is fourth in the league ... 11 doubles in Pac-10 play leads the league ... in 19 home games (15 starts), has batted .518 (29-for-56) with nine doubles and 19 RBI ... two solo homers in 3-2 win over UCLA Sat. ... 3-for-4 with a grand slam May 6 vs. Portland ... had a 13-game hit streak broken Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 1) ... streak was the longest of the year by a Husky ... over those 13: 24-for-53 (.453) with 15 runs, 17 RBI and six homers ... has led off the last 17 games for the Huskies, scoring a run in 13 of those ... over the last 31 games, has batted .421 (47-for-114) with 32 runs, 33 RBI and nine homers ... entered the UW as a SS, but has started 26 of last 27 in center field ... 3-for-4 with two homers, three runs, three RBI and a stolen base at Kansas State ... went 3-for-3 Apr. 12 at Arizona and, in his first game as leadoff hitter belted a homer in the first Apr. 13 ... hit a grand slam in Mar. 30 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 ... 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.
John Otness, Junior 3B: Washington's everyday starter at third base after winning a preseason battle for the starting job ... 3-for-5 with two homers, a double and four RBI in 13-2 win at UCLA Sun. ... 3-for-5 with two doubles Apr. 29 vs. L-C State ... has started 47 of 50 this year, two at DH and 45 at 3B ... 3-for-6 with a homer at Kansas State ... 4-for-12 with a homer and four RBI in OSU series ... hit first HR of the season in Mar. 26 win at Portland ... 5-for-12 in CSUN series ... 4-for-13 with two doubles and a triple in WSU series ... 3-for-5 Mar. 7 vs. WSU ... 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 ... pinch-hit double Sun. at UCLA ... pinch-hit, two-run homer Apr. 29 at L-C State ... started Apr. 21 vs. Hilo at 1B (game 2), going 4-for-4 with a double ... pinch hit double Apr. 22 vs. Hilo and thus a hit in five straight ABs ... got an RBI, pinch-hit single Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... started twice as DH so far ... 3-for-5 as pinch hitter this year ... was the UW's top PH last season, connecting for six pinch hits on the year.
Simi Reynolds, Freshman OF: Has started 10 games in center field ... singled off the bench Sun. at UCLA .. came off the bench twice vs. Hilo, singling in the Apr. 22 game ... also came off the bench twice vs. Cal ... 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 ... 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 ... homer and triple Sun. at UCLA ... all three homers have come in last eight games ... over the last 10 games: 14-for-43 (.326) with 14 RBI ... 5-for-13 (.385) last season vs. ASU ... 3-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBI May 6 vs. Portland ... hit first HR of the season May 2 at WSU, going 3-for-6 with 3 RBI in that game ... has started 49 of 50 at SS so far, sitting out Mar. 16 vs. WSU ... 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a walk last Apr. 15 at Kansas State ... only six errors in 189 chances so far (.968) ... 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 ... 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 ... led the tam with .347 average and with 19 stolen bases last year ... had hitting streaks of 13 and 14 games last season.
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 in Stanford series and again vs. OSU ... DH'd twice at Arizona and then returned to the outfield Apr. 13, when he went 2-for-4 ... 11 homers ranks ninth in the Pac-10 ... has hit safely in last five games and homered Sun. at UCLA ... 3-for-7 with that 10th homer May 2 at WSU ... 3-for-5 with a homer Apr. 25 vs. Cal ... 4-for-7 with two RBI in two games vs. Hilo ... three doubles in Apr. 22 game vs. UHH ... belted two homers in Mar. 30 loss at Stanford ... 2-for-6 with a homer and five RBI in Mar. 1 win over CSUN ... had two RBI on bases-loaded HBPs in Mar. 8 win over the Cougs ... 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: Broke two streaks with loss last Fri. at UCLA ... had won last eight Pac-10 decisions and had won last six overall this season ... lasted only 2.1 IP vs. UCLA, allowing three runs on five hits ... no decision May 2. at WSU, allowing seven runs on nine hits over six innings in a 9-8, 13-inning UW win ... seven solid innings for the win Apr. 25 vs. Cal, allowing three runs on four hits ... no decision in a seven-inning start Apr. 11 at Arizona, allowing eight hits and three runs ... .257 opponent batting average is sixth in the Pac-10 and six wins are eighth... three wins in Pac-10 play is second in the league ... won fifth straight start April 4 vs. OSU, allowing four runs over five innings ... got his fourth straight win Mar. 28 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 ... 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 loss opening day at Pepperdine ... 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K in a 1-0 loss to the Waves ... drafted by Montreal in the 35th round of the 2002 draft ... rated the No. 14 senior prospect in the nation this year by Baseball America.
SATURDAY: Jeff Petersen, Junior RHP: Very solid in win Sat. at UCLA: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K ... won May 3 at WSU, going six innings and allowing only three hits and three runs while striking out seven ... suffered the loss Apr. 26 vs. Cal, allowing five runs over five innings ... got a win in a four-inning start Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game one), allowing no runs on three hits ... took a loss Apr. 12 at Arizona, allowing six runs (four earned) in 5.0 IP ... worked 5.2 IP for the win Apr. 5 vs. OSU, allowing six runs on 10 hits ... left Mar. 29 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 ... named 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) ... 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 ... a 25th round pick by Baltimore in 2000 after leading Kentwood High to the 4A state title.
SUNDAY: Clay Johnson, Junior RHP: Threw six shutout innings in win Sun. at UCLA ... allowed five hits and fanned two ... suffered the loss May 4 at WSU, allowing six runs on six hits over five innings ... named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Apr. 28 after winning two games last week ... got a four-inning start and win Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game two), allowing no runs on three hits while fanning five ... threw six innings for the win Apr. 27 vs. Cal, allowing one run on six hits over six innings ... began the year as a weekend starter, but has served in the bullpen and as a midweek starter before returning to the weekend rotation vs. Cal ... started March 12 (no decision) at Oregon State ... outstanding in first start Feb. 9 vs. No. 11 Houston, getting the win ... vs. Houston: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K ... named to the NCAA Regional all-tourney team thanks to a great outing vs. Texas Tech ... beat the Red Raiders, allowing five hits and one run over seven and two-thirds.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Jr. LHP) got the win May 7 vs. Portland, working the final two innings ... two shutout innings Sun. at UCLA ... picked up the win May 2 at WSU, allowing no hits in the 12th and 13th for the victory ... worked four relief innings Apr. 26 vs. Cal, allowing one run on three hits while striking out seven ... threw twice vs. Arizona, going 1.1 scoreless in Apr. 11 win and then suffering the loss Apr. 13 in a 4.1-inning outing ... earned a save Apr. 4 vs. OSU, allowing only two hits and no runs over four innings ... got a start Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't figure in the decision, working four innings ... 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 ... Brian Carter (Jr. LHP) threw a scoreless ninth May 6 vs. Portland ... worked twice at WSU, allowing a run over 2.2 IP ... worked two no-hit innings in Apr. 21 game two win over Hilo ... allowed two runs in 3.0 IP Apr. 13 at Arizona in only outing of the weekend ... suffered first loss Apr. 6 vs. OSU, allowing two runs in two innings ... picked up his fifth save Mar. 26 at Stanford, throwing the final inning and a third ... 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 ... threw three no-hit innings of relief to combine on a two-hitter Mar. 9 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 ... Josh Conover (Soph. RHP) was on his way to a fifth win May 6 vs. Portland, but left game with a minor back strain with two down in the fifth ... got fourth win in as many starts Apr. 29 vs. L-C State, allowing three runs over six innings ... got third win Apr. 22 vs. Hilo, allowing no runs on four hits in four innings ... earned a win Apr. 15 at Kansas State, allowing four runs on five hits over 7.0 IP, walking one and fanning six ... 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 ... 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) threw three innings Fri. at UCLA, allowing two runs (1 ER) over 3.0 IP ... worked 2.1 relief IP for sixth win May 6 vs. Portland, facing the minimum ... threw 1.2 innings May 4 at WSU, striking out four while not allowing a hit ... appeared once at Arizona, allowing three runs in one-third of an inning ... 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) worked 2.2 innings Sat. at UCLA for seventh save, sixth-most in UW single-season history ... struck out five and allowed two hits in that one ... allowed three hits and no runs in 3.2 relief IP May 2 at WSU ... struck out the side in the ninth Apr. 29 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... worked one inning vs. Cal, closing the Apr. 27 win with a scoreless, no-hit inning ... was outstanding in 11-inning, 4-3 win over Arizona Apr. 11, working the final 3.2 for the win ... gave up one hit and struck out five ... struck out five in 2.1 IP Apr. 5 for save vs. OSU ... 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 11 hits, no runs and has fanned 39 in 24.2 innings this season ... got two saves in first WSU series, getting the final out in Mar. 7 11-8 win and working two innings (one hit, three Ks) in the 6-5 win the next day... 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 ... Jamie Hawkins (Soph. LHP) got no decision in first career start May 7 vs. Portland, allowing three runs over 4.1 IP ... threw one shutout inning Apr. 21 (game 2) vs. Hilo ...worked two innings at Kansas State, allowing a run on one hit ... struck out two in two innings Mar. 15 at Portland, allowing no runs on one hit in first outing of the year ... missed the early part of the season while recovering from an illness ... Matt Kasser (Fr. RHP) struck out four in 2.2 hitless relief innings Friday at UCLA ... has fanned 10 of the last 18 batters he's faced ... threw a scoreless inning Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 2) and then struck out the side in order in his one IP Tue. vs. Hilo ... 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 ... set a KingCo Conference (high school league) record with 25 career victories at Issaquah High ... Scott Robertson (Sr. RHP) worked 2.2 shutout innings Wed. vs. Portland, fanning three ... worked three innings for the save May 3 at WSU ... threw two perfect innings in Apr. 25 win over California ... 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 Ks ... had seven saves in 2001, the sixth-highest total in school history.
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