NCAA Berth On The Line In Baseball Series Vs. USC
May 21, 2003
This Week: The Washington baseball team (37-16 overall and 12-9 in the Pac-10 Conference) enters the final week of the regular season in fourth place in the Pac-10 Conference, one game behind Arizona and Arizona State, which are both tied for second. This weekend, fifth-place USC (28-25, 11-10) comes to Husky Ballpark looking to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament, which begins May 30. Friday night's opener vs. USC is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, game time is 1:00 p.m. None of the games will air in Seattle on radio, though the USC broadcast can be heard over the internet via a link from www.gohuskies.com. Monday, May 26, the NCAA will announce the 64-team field for the NCAA tournament. The 16 four-team regionals will be played May 30-June 2 at 16 sites. The 16 regional winners will be paired off for eight best-of-three Super Regionals (June 6-8) and the eight Super Regional winners will advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., June 13-23. Here's a look at this weekend's games, with probable starters:
Fri., May 23: USC at Washington, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (6-4, 5.38)Sat., May 24: USC at Washington, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (5-4, 4.67)Sun., May 25: USC at Washington, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson (5-3, 5.17)
NCAA Tournament: The 64-team field for the NCAA tournament will be announced next Monday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. PDT on ESPN2. The Husky players and coaches will gather at the Don James Center in Husky Stadium to watch the show. Press are more than welcome to attend. Historically, teams with over-.500 records in the Pac-10 earn tournament berths. The UW needs at least one win this weekend vs. USC to finish over .500 in the conference.
Series History: USC holds a commanding 24-5 advantage over Washington in the all-time series, though the teams hadn't played each other very frequently until the last six or seven years. The Huskies didn't post their first win over USC until the 1996 Pac-10 playoffs, when the Trojans took two of three to win the overall Pac-10 title. In 2001 in Seattle, the Huskies won two of three in their first-ever series win over the Trojans. Last year in L.A., the Trojans won two of three, winning games one (4-1) and three (8-6). In the middle game, a 9-3 UW win, Tyler Davidson became the first Husky on record to hit three homers. Coach Ken Knutson is 5-10 all-time vs. the Trojans.
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 384-251-1 (.605). With those 384 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 187-82-1 (.694) record in home games. He is 164-115 (.588) 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. .331-3-29 Only 15 SBs allowed in 42 games; No. 3 hitter in 20 of last 22 Ben Johnson, Jr. .139-1-5 Has started eight games at catcher; 3-run HR Mar. 26 at Port.1B -- Kyle Larsen, So. .264-8-38 Freshman All-America in '02; .429 last season vs. USC2B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr. .317-7-30 Batting .354 and fielding .983 (two errors) in 24 home gamesSS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr. .297-3-34 13th-round draft pick; all three HRs have come in last 11 games3B -- John Otness, Jr. .298-5-29 Has started 48 of 53 at 3B; 16 doubles, 3 triples lead team Nick Batkoski, So. .339-3-16 Has become regular DH vs. LHP; 3-for-5 with HR, 2B May 11 at UCLAOF -- Mike Wagner, Jr. .306-14-43 Baseball America Summer All-Amer.; 3 homers in ASU seriesOF -- Taylor Johnson, So. .264-6-25 Has started 44 of 53 in right field; 4 OF assists lead teamOF -- Brent Lillibridge, Fr. .390-11-42 Batting .500 with nine doubles, 22 RBI in 22 home gamesOF -- Justin Drake, Jr. .323-2-12 Scored from first on errant pickoff throw in 11th Apr. 11 at AZDH -- Chad Boudon, Jr. .297-21-50 21 homers are UW record, tied for 1st in Pac-10, third in NCAA
Last Weekend: In a crucial series last weekend at Husky Ballpark, the Huskies took two of three games from No. 3 Arizona State. Saturday, the Huskies won, 5-1, behind excellent pitching from starter Sean White and reliever Trent Baysinger, as well as two homers from junior Mike Wagner. White went six innings, allowing one run on five hits, and Baysinger got the save with three one-hit innings, fanning five. Sunday, ASU's vaunted offense got on track as the Devils knocked 12 hits in an 11-3 win. Jeff Petersen suffered the loss and all the of the Huskies' runs came on homers from Wagner and Brent Lillibridge. Monday, the Huskies took the series with a tight, 6-4 win. Junior Chad Boudon hit his 20th and 21st homers of the season to break the UW record. His first tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth and opened the gates for two more runs that inning on a single from Nick Batkoski. Lillibridge added a solo homer and Boudon hit another while closer Will Fenton kept his spotless ERA in tact with two and one-third innings of relief, fanning five. Clay Johnson surrendered 12 hits, but allowed only four runs over six-plus innings, for the victory.
Outstanding In The Field: Washington is having its best year ever in terms of its defense. Through 53 games, the Huskies are fielding a Pac-10-leading .980 (second in NCAA Division I) and have made only 40 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 32 of 53 games while opponents have made at least one error in all but 12 games. Washington infielders have committed only 22 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 43 games, opponents have stolen only 25 bases while being caught 22 times.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Soph. IF: Backs up at third, second, short and DH ... has emerged as the starting DH vs. LHPs ... started twice vs. ASU, breaking a 2-2 tie in the fourth Monday with a two-run single ... started twice vs. UCLA, going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI May 11 ... 2-for-3 with a solo homer in start at 3B May 6 vs. Portland ... 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 ... 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 ... broke the UW single-season homers record with his 20th and 21st Monday vs. ASU ... record-breaking 20th HR tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth ... 21 homers are tied for first in the Pac-10 and are third in the nation ... tied the 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 ... 11 homers in league play are most in the Pac-10, and .797 slugging pct. is third ... 24 Pac-10 RBIs ranks fifth... 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 40 -- 23 at DH and 17 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 ... 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 42 of 53 games at catcher ... batted No. 3 in 20 of last 22 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 15 stolen bases while gunning down 17 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 47 of 53 at second base ... reached base eight times in two games in two-game series vs. Portland .. 3-for-4 with a solo homer May 9 at UCLA ... 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 31 games, has batted .355 (44-for-124) with eight doubles, six homers and 21 RBI ... in home games this year, has gone 28-for-79 (.354) with 16 RBI and only two errors in 115 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 six errors in 232 chances so far (.974) ... 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 45 of 53 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 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: Batted 4-for-7 in last two ASU games ... 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 ... 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 two errors in 930 career chances (.998).
Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: One of the nation's top freshmen hitters with his .390 batting average ... top average on the team and fourth in the Pac-10 ... also ranks third in the league with .714 slugging pct. and 10th with 11 homers ... invited to the USA Baseball national team trials in June ... in Pac-10 games, is batting .391, eighth in the conference ... .759 slugging pct. in Pac-10 play is fourth in the league ... 11 doubles in Pac-10 play is second and seven homers are fifth ... in 22 home games (18 starts), has batted .500 (33-for-66) with nine doubles and 22 RBI ... 4-for-10 with two homers, three RBI and four runs in ASU series ... two solo homers in 3-2 win over UCLA May 10 ... 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 20 games for the Huskies, scoring a run in 16 of those ... has three homers to lead off games ... over the last 34 games, has batted .411 (51-for-124) with 36 runs, 36 RBI and 11 homers ... entered the UW as a SS, but has started 29 of last 30 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.
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 May 11 ... 3-for-5 with two doubles Apr. 29 vs. L-C State ... has started 50 of 53 this year, two at DH and 48 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 May 11 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-6 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 May 11 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 ... 4-for-11 in ASU series .... homer and triple May 11 at UCLA ... all three homers have come in last 11 games ... over the last 13 games: 18-for-54 (.333) with 15 RBI ... 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 52 of 53 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 seven errors in 204 chances so far (.966) ... 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 ... 14 homers ranks sixth in the Pac-10 and ninth on the UW single-season list ... eight homers in Pac-10 play rank fourth ... belted three homers in ASU series ... had two in May 17 win and another in May 18 loss ... four homers in last four games ... 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 ... 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: Outstanding in May 17 win over No. 3 ASU, allowing one run on five hits over 6.0 IP ... broke two streaks with loss May 9 at UCLA ... had won last eight Pac-10 decisions and had won last six overall ... lasted only 2.1 IP vs. UCLA, allowing three runs on five hits ... seven innings for the win Apr. 25 vs. Cal, allowing three runs on four hits ... .262 opponent batting average is ninth in the Pac-10 and seven wins are sixth... four 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 ERs over 6.0 IP... suffered the tough loss opening day at Pepperdine (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K) ... drafted by Montreal in the 35th round of the 2002 draft ... rated the No. 14 senior prospect in the nation by Baseball America.
SATURDAY: Jeff Petersen, Junior RHP: Suffered loss Sun. vs. ASU with shortest outing (3.1 IP) in nearly two months ... only three of seven runs allowed vs. ASU were earned ... 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 ... 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.
SUNDAY: Clay Johnson, Junior RHP: Got third win in four Pac-10 starts Mon. vs. ASU, scattering 12 hits for four runs over six innings ... threw six shutout innings in win May 11 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 in a 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 OSU ... 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 (five hits and one run over 7.2).
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Jr. LHP) ranks fourth in the Pac-10 with 3.27 ERA in Pac-10 games ... also ranks fifth with .224 opponent average in league play ... has allowed only 13 ERs and 37 hits in 40.2 IP as a reliever (2.88 ERA) ... threw three one-hit innings for save May 17 vs. ASU ... 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 ... Brian Carter (Jr. LHP) worked 0.2 scorless IP May 19 vs. ASU ... threw a scoreless ninth May 6 vs. Portland ... five saves are sixth in the Pac-10 ... worked two no-hit innings in Apr. 21 game two win over Hilo ... 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) worked 2.1 perfect innings May 18 vs. Arizona State, fanning four ... no runs allowed in 5.1 Pac-10 innings ... 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 May 9 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 ... 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 Mar. 8 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 ... 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) is having an incredible season, having not yet alloweed a run in 27 innings ... has allowed only 14 hits and has fanned 44 ... eight saves tied for Pac-10 lead and fifth in UW history ... got eighth Mon. vs. ASU, allowing three hits, but fanning five over 2.1 ... left four runners in scoring position in that one ... worked 2.2 innings May 10 at UCLA for seventh save ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 1-2-3 ninth for the save Feb. 14 at Loyola Marymount ... Jamie Hawkins (Soph. LHP) threw 0.1 IP (one hit, no runs) May 18 vs. ASU in first Pac-10 action ... 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 May 9 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 seventh-highest total in school history.
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