Diamond Dawgs Close Homestand With Lions
March 10, 2004
WHAT'S UP?: The Washington baseball team (7-4-1 after finishing last weekend's series vs. Missouri with a win, a loss and a tie) closes out a six-game homestand this weekend with a three-game series against Loyola Marymount (11-4) at Husky Ballpark. Friday night's first game begins at 6:30 and Saturday and Sunday, gametime is 1:00 p.m. The Huskies, unranked but receiving votes in the coaches poll this week, hit the road following the LMU series. Washington will play Washington State in a non-conference series in Pullman (moved from Pasco) before heading to Gonzaga for a pair of games. After that, it's two straight Pac-10 road series, at Arizona State and California. A single game at Portland April 6 closes out the long trip before the UW plays WSU in a Pac-10 series April 8-10. Here's a look a this weekend's games:
Fri., March 12: UW vs. Loyola Marymount, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Tim Lincecum (1-0, 3.27)
Sat., March 13: UW vs. Loyola Marymount, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Keaton Everitt (2-1, 4.26)
Sun., March 14: UW vs. Loyola Marymount, 12:00 noon -- RHP Richie Lentz (1-2, 7.41)
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Washington's three-game, non-conference series vs. Washington State, March 19 through March 21, will be played at WSU's Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman. The series, which doesn't count in the Pac-10 standings, was originally to be played in Pasco, Wash., but has been moved to the Cougars' home field.
SERIES HISTORY: Surprisingly enough, prior to last season's three-game series in Los Angeles, the Huskies had never faced Loyola Marymount. The Lions won that series, two games to one. Before last season, LMU was the only member of the eight-team West Coast Conference that the UW hadn't played. Last year, the Huskies won the series opener as a two-out RBI single from Greg Isaacson in the top of the ninth proved the winning run in a 10-9 victory. In the second game, LMU starter Vince Cordova held the UW to one run on four hits over seven innings as the Lions evened the series with a 5-3 victory. Sunday, Loyola won the series, scoring four runs in the fourth inning for a 4-3 win.
COACH 'K': Now in his 12th season in charge of the Washington baseball team, Ken Knutson has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments. Knutson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, four Pac-10 Northern Division titles, two other second-place finishes and five NCAA Regional berths. His career overall record now stands at 396-257-2 (.606). With 396 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 194-83-2 (.699) record in home games. He is 167-115 (.592) in Pac-10 games. Knutson has coached 40 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 11 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 Scott Robertson.
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, Jr. .234-1-7 Preseason 3rd-team All-American; started 1st 8 games at C Matt Lane, Fr. (DH) .267-1-4 Started all 3 vs. Missouri -- 2 at DH and 1 at C1B -- Kyle Larsen, Jr. .262-0-3 3 errors in 1,100 career chances; started 59 of 60 in 20032B -- Greg Isaacson, Sr. .302-1-7 Had ninth-inning GW hit vs. LMU in series opener last yearSS -- Brent Lillibridge, So. .417-2-9 14-game hit streak broken Fri.; leads UW in slugging, OBA3B -- John Otness, Sr. .347-3-10 Has started all 12 at 3B so far; 3 HRs, 10 RBI lead teamOF -- Taylor Johnson, Jr. .220-1-6 Only OF to start all 12; 2-run homer in 3-0 win vs. Gonz.OF -- Ben Johnson, Sr. (C) .182-1-3 Switch-hitter moves to OF after 3 years as backup COF -- Nick Batkoski, Jr. (IF).292-0-9 Has played DH, RF, LF, SS and 1B so far this seasonOF -- Zach Clem, So. .364-1-4 Currently on 7-game hit streak: 9-for-22 (.409)OF -- Matt Tucker, RFr. (IF) .200-1-4 Started last 2 vs. Missouri in RF; 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI Sat.OF -- Nick Burnham, So. .333-0-0 Started opening day at USD and went 1-for-2 with a stealDH -- Tyler Mach, Fr. (3B) .226-2-4 7 starts as DH so far; HR in first college at bat
LAST WEEK: Washington and Missouri pulled the rare feat of tying a three-game series last weekend as the Huskies and Tigers each one a game and tied the third, due to a time limit necessitated by Mizzou's travel plans. Missouri routed the UW in the opener, 16-2, with the Dawgs scoring lone runs in the first and ninth innings, the latter on freshman James Allan's first career homer (in his second AB). Saturday, the UW rolled to an 11-6 win, giving up four in the ninth to make it close. Zach Clem and Matt Tucker each hit their first career homer in the win and freshman starter Tim Lincecum allowed only one (unearned) run while striking out 11 in six innings. Sunday, the UW trailed 6-3, but scored a run in the eighth and two in the ninth before settling for a 6-6 tie after 10 innings.
SQUAD BREAKDOWN: Washington's 36-man roster is pretty well balanced for a college baseball roster. The team includes five seniors, nine juniors, 10 sophomores and 12 freshmen (including two redshirts). Twenty-five players are returners while 11 are new (10 of those 11 are true freshmen). Entering the season, UW's returning players had competed in a total of 906 games, and had combined for 2,340 career at bats and 357 and one-third career innings pitched.
TOUGH SCHEDULE: Counting those in the 'others receiving votes' category, the preseason Sports Weekly/ESPN coaches' poll ranked 57 teams this season. Washington, which picked up 68 points to rank the equivalent of 27th in that poll, will play a total of 19 games against teams that received votes in the preseason ranking. Those 19 games come against seven different teams, including four conference opponents. The Huskies will play a total of nine games against three teams ranked in the top 10 in the preseason poll -- three each against No. 4 Stanford, No. 7 Georgia Tech and No. 10 Arizona State. Also as regards the schedule, the Huskies will play 39 home games this season (plus an exhibition vs. the University of British Columbia) and 27 on the road. Seventeen of the Huskies' first 27 games will be played on the road while 20 of their final 29 will come at home.
NORTHWEST FLAVOR: As is usually the case, the Husky baseball roster is made up primarily of players from the state of Washington. In fact, 32 of the 36 players on the preseason roster are from the state of Washington, and another, Trent Baysinger, grew up in the city of Moscow, Idaho, just a mile or so from the Washington border. Aside from Washington and Idaho, only two other states are represented on the Husky roster as two players come from the state of Colorado -- RS-freshman Matt Tucker and sophomore Devin Warner -- and other from Oregon, freshman James Allan.
PRESEASON ACCOLADES: Perhaps more than in any other season since the 1999 merger of the Pac-10's two divisions, the preseason publications have a lot of good things to say about the 2004 Husky baseball team. The Huskies were ranked no lower than 35th in the various preseason polls: No. 23 in Collegiate Baseball, No. 27 in the ESPN/Sports Weekly coaches' poll, No. 35 in Baseball America and No. 18 in the NCBWA (baseball writers) poll. Baseball America, in its extensive preview edition, tabbed the UW for a sixth-place finish, but included the Dawgs in its postseason projections. The Huskies were represented by Will Fenton on the preseason All-Pac-10 team while Fenton was also named the No. 9 Pac-10 prospect for the 2004 draft. Junior 1B Kyle Larsen was No. 10 on that list while freshman RHP Tim Lincecum was named the No. 5 newcomer in the league. Additionally, Fenton was tabbed for the best fastball and the best breaking ball in the league while junior C Aaron Hathaway earned best defensive catcher and best arm for a catcher. Sophomore SS Brent Lillibridge was named best infield arm in the league and Larsen was named best defensive 1B.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Junior OF/ IF: Last weekend vs. Missouri alone, saw action at right field, shortstop and first base ... belted a pinch-hit, three-run double in the eighth inning of Saturday's 11-6 win over Mizzou ... started two of three at Riverside, going 4-for-9 with four RBI ... broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run, two-out double in the ninth vs. UCR ... his two-run single in the seventh tied the Feb. 21 Gonzaga game at 3-3 ... started 10 of the last 13 last season at DH ... UW went 16-3 in the 19 games he started last year ... started three of four in the NCAA Regional last year.
Brian Bauer, Soph. IF: The Huskies' top backup at shortstop, can also play second and third base ... saw action off the bench in two Missouri games (0-for-1 total) ... only other action this year came Feb. 15 at USD (0-for-1) ... redshirted the 2002 season as a freshman at San Diego State before transferring to UW last year ... saw action in six games last year and went 2-for-4 with a home run for the year ... hit a two-run homer vs. Portland last May 6 ... a two-time 4A All-KingCo first-team selection at Woodinville High, the alma mater of current Husky freshman Richie Lentz.
Nick Burnham, Soph. OF: Played off the bench in all three Missouri games and singled in only at bat of the weekend ... 1-for-2 with a stolen base in a start opening day ... appeared in four games as a freshman last year, getting three at bats ... hit .489 with 21 steals and nine triples as a senior at Eastside Catholic in 2002, when he was the league MVP.
Zach Clem, Soph. OF: Started two vs. Missouri and played in all three ... 5-for-9 on the weekend and his first career homer in Saturday's win over the Tigers ... currently riding a seven-game hit streak (9-for-22, .409) ... started season's first five games, one at DH and four in LF ... 2-for-4 opening day at USD ... came to UW as a third baseman, but moved to catcher last year ... will serve as a left fielder and DH this year ... saw action in four games last season.
Aaron Hathaway, Junior C: Started first eight games at catcher before getting a rest vs. OSU ... has started 10 of 12 behind the plate ... 2-for-5 with RBI and a double in loss to UC Riverside ... led off the 11th inning of the Feb. 21 win over Gonzaga (4-3) with a game-winning homer ... 6-for-14 in Gonzaga series ... two-run triple in 10th inning Feb. 14 at San Diego ... named a preseason, third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... has been the Huskies' starting catcher each of the last two seasons ... a career .328 hitter, he's even better known for his defense ... picked off nine baserunners in 2003, triple the next highest total in the Pac-10 ... allowed only 17 stolen bases all last season while starting 49 games behind the plate ... has made NCAA Regional all-tournament teams in each of his first two seasons ... emerged as the UW's No. 3 hitter the second half of last season, batting third in 27 of the Huskies' last 29 games ... named the top defensive catcher and top throwing catcher in the Pac-10 in Baseball America's season preview edition.
Greg Isaacson, Senior 2B: Started all 12 so far ... hit safely in all three vs. Missouri, including 3-for-5 with two runs and two steals in the 6-6 tie ... solo homer Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga ... two-run double in the 10th Feb. 14 broke a 6-6 tie ... two RBI doubles in Feb. 15 win at San Diego ... started 54 of 60 at 2B last season and made only 10 errors in 271 chances on the year (a .963 fielding percentage) ... nine home runs were fourth on the team last season ... eight of his nine homers came in the season's last 38 games, during which he batted .329 (50-for-152) ... top game at the plate came in the Huskies' historic 26-2 win over USC, when he hit two homers, including a grand slam, and drove in six.
Nick Jiles, Freshman OF: Hit a solo home run in first college at bat Feb. 15 at San Diego ... 0-for-2 off bench in first Missouri game ... enters his first season at the UW as a backup outfielder and profiles as a center fielder ... two-time All-Big-9 pick at Davis High in Yakima ... twin brother, NaCoubi, plays baseball at Yakima Valley CC.
Ben Johnson, Senior OF/C: Has played LF, RF and C so far, starting eight of 12 ... 5-for-12 in Riverside tournament ... solo HR Feb. 27 broke 2-2 tie in 4-2 win over Sacramento State ... has served as the Huskies' No. 2 catcher in each of the last three seasons but earned a spot as the Huskies' starting right fielder entering his senior season ... has also started in left ... a switch-hitter ... saw action in a total of 22 games last season and was error-free in 104 fielding chances ... drafted by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.
Taylor Johnson, Junior OF: Has started all 12 in center field ... 2-for-4 with two runs in win over Missouri .. 2-for-4 with an RBI double in win over Sacramento State (Feb. 27) ... had a good weekend vs. Gonzaga ... provided game-winning RBI in Feb. 21 win, singling to drive in Lillibridge in the eighth ... two-run HR Feb. 23 in 3-0 win ... after spending much of the last two seasons as the starter in right field, entered his junior season as the starting center fielder ... started 26 games as a freshman and 45 last season ... top day last season came in a double-header sweep of Hawaii-Hilo, when he went 6-for-7 with a grand slam and five RBI.
Brett Kilborn, Freshman OF: Reserve outfielder who was a three-time All-Metro League pick at Ballard High in Seattle ... pinch hit in Feb. 15 win at San Diego and drove in a run with a single ... also pinch hit Mar. 5 vs. Missouri.
Matt Lane, Freshman C: Got first start behind the plate Feb. 29 vs. Oregon State ... went 1-for-2 with two HBPs and an RBI and also threw out a would-be basestealer ... started all three in cleanup spot (two as DH) vs. Missouri ... solo homer in the fourth broke a 3-3 tie Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga.
Kyle Larsen, Junior 1B: Started all 12so far at first base ... has hit safely in nine of 12 games this year ... 2-for-4 with two runs in win over Missouri ... named the top defensive first baseman in the Pac-10 by Baseball America ... has made only three errors in 1,100 career fielding chances ... went 621 chances before making his first career error ... hit seven of his eight homers last year in the season's first 16 games ... after struggling some at the plate last year and finishing with a .274 average, rebounded to hit .286 with a wood bat in the pitching-dominated Cape Cod League ... Freshman All-American in 2002 after hitting .342 ... drafted by the Mets in the 14th round of the 2001 draft.
Brent Lillibridge, Soph. SS: Got the season started in style batting .462 (6-for-13) in the series at San Diego ... followed that by going 6-for-12 in Gonzaga series ... 5-for-12 with six runs in UCR tourney ... had hit safely in 14 straight prior to last Friday vs. Missouri ... during 14-game hit streak: 26-for-58 (.448) with 18 runs, 12 RBI and four homers ... came back after breaking streak, going 3-for-5 with two RBI Sat. vs. Mizzou ... HR in the season's first at bat to lead off Feb. 13 at San Diego and hit the first pitch of Feb. 15 game out for a homer ... has reached base 26 times in 12 games ... posted one of the best freshman seasons in the nation last year and possibly the best premiere season in Husky history ... named first-team All-Pac-10 and first-team Freshman All-America after batting .388 with 13 homers last year ... played center nearly all of last season, but moves back to his natural spot (shortstop) this year ... started in CF for the U.S. National Team last summer ... .388 average last year was No. 2 in the nation among freshmen and his .699 slugging mark was best among Division I frosh ... named to the all-tournament team at NCAA Regional ... in Pac-10 games last season: 39-for-99 (.394) and slugged .758 with 12 doubles, eight homers, 26 runs and 21 RBI ... Baseball America tabbed him with the best infield arm in the Pac-10 and listed him as the No. 17 sophomore player in the country ... named third-team preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball and a whonorable mention All-America selection by collegebaseballinsider.com.
Tyler Mach, Freshman IF/OF: Homered on the first pitch of his first college at bat Feb. 14 at San Diego, starting at DH ... 1-for-3 with two RBI that game ... two-run homer in Sunday's tie with Missouri ... has started seven games at DH thusfar ... 2-for-4 in Feb. 22 win over Gonzaga ... backs up at third base ... could also see some action in the outfield ... batted over .400 in each of three seasons at Kentlake High ... three-time All-South Puget Sound League.
John Otness, Senior 3B: Has started all 12 at 3B and had hit safely in nine straight prior to Mar. 6 game vs. Missouri ... went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Mar. 7 vs. Missouri ... has hit in 10 of last 11 ... 4-for-9 in two starts vs. Missouri in 2002 ... 2-for-4 with a double and a homer Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga ... at San Diego, went 6-for-16 (.375) with a homer and four RBI ... homered in the first Feb. 14, when he went 4-for-6 ... 2-for-6 with three RBI Feb. 15 at USD ... team captain after having served in that role last season as well ... started 55 games at third last year and two others at DH ... made only seven errors in 145 chances in 2003 ... shared the team lead with 16 doubles and also led with four triples in 2003 ... named to the all-tourney team at the NCAA Regional at Long Beach ... enters the season with a .308 career batting average ... team's most experienced player with 134 career games and 468 career at bats.
Matt Tucker, RS-Freshman IF/OF: Started twice in RF vs. Missouri ... hit first career homer and had four RBI in Mar. 6 win over Missouri ... also played shortstop part of Mar. 7 game and second base Mar. 5 ... got first start as right fielder vs. UC Riverside ... appeared as PH in all three games at San Diego ... struck out first time and then walked and scored the next two as a pinch hitter ... sat out his last season due to surgery on his left shoulder ... recovered in time to play summer ball, batting .288 ... older brother, Michael Done, was UW's starting third baseman for three seasons (2000-02).
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
FRI. -- Tim Lincecum, Freshman RHP: Finally got a win after no decision in first three starts ... allowed only one unearned run on nine hits in win over Missouri Mar. 6 ... struck out 11 and walked only two in six innings in that one ... struck out the side in order in the first, all on called third strikes .. no decision despite good outing Feb. 28 at UC Riverside ... vs. UCR: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K ... Feb. 22 vs. Gonzaga, didn't allow a hit in first four innings, but didn't figure in the decision as UW won in 11 ... Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 7 Ks ... started Feb. 14, at San Diego, but again didn't figure in the decision as the UW won in 10 ... at USD: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 Ks ... the Gatorade state player of the year for Washington last season after an unbelievable senior year ... led Liberty High to the 3A state title and was the state's 3A MVP and first-team all-state pitcher ... as a senior, posted a 12-1 record and a 0.70 earned run average while striking out 183 batters in 91.2 innings ... drafted by the Cubs in the 49th round of the 2003 draft ... tabbed the No. 17 freshman in the nation by Baseball America.
SAT. -- Keaton Everitt, Soph. RHP: Had been stellar in first two starts , going 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA and having allowed only three hits allowed in 12 innings ... took the loss, however, Feb. 29 vs. Oregon State, and also lasted only 3.2 in 6-6 tie with Missouri ... Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga, allowed only one hit and no runs over seven innings for the win, combining on a two-hit shutout ... picked up the win in his first career start Feb. 15, at San Diego ... allowed only two hits and one run over five innings, walking three and fanning two ... entered that start with only three career college innings ... didn't pitch until late in his high school career, then sat out first year at UW due to injury ...
SUN. -- Richie Lentz, Freshman RHP: Took the loss last Fri. vs. Missouri, allowing six runs on five hits over three innings ... earned first win Feb. 27 vs. Sacramento State, fanning eight in five innings ... allowed two runs on three hits in that one ... became the first freshman ever under coach Knutson to start opening day ... suffered the loss Feb. 13 at San Diego ... allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four in four-plus innings ... no decision Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga (5.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) ... a 4A all-state outfielder and pitcher at Woodinville High ... named the No. 38 freshman in the nation by Baseball America ... younger brother of former Husky starting third baseman Ryan Lentz and son of Mike Lentz, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1975 draft.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Sr. LHP) gave up first earned runs of the year in the 11-6 win over Missouri ... retired five of first six he faced in that one before allowing five runs over three innings ... threw twice at Riverside tournament (2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R vs. OSU and a 1-2-3 eighth inning (two Ks) vs. UC Riverside) ... got the win Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga, throwing 3.2 perfect innings in an 11-inning UW win ... threw three innings Feb. 13 at USD, allowing two unearned runs ... last year: 2-1 with a 3.16 ERA in 25.2 innings of work against Pac-10 competition ... .234 opponent batting average (Pac-10 only) was third in the conference in 2003 ... Josh Conover (Jr. RHP) allowed four runs in one inning in Sunday's loss to Oregon tate ... made a solid relief appearance at USD Feb. 14, allowing one unearned run on three hits and no walks over three innings ... made nine relief apperances and five starts last season, going 4-0 with a 3.45 earned run average ... all four victories came in starting assignments ... allowed only nine hits over 12.1 and compiled a 2.19 earned run average as a reliever ... David Dowling (Jr. LHP) appeared Feb. 14 at USD, but threw only 0.1 innings ... served as the Huskies' long relief specialist last year, making 19 appearances, 18 in relief ... posted a 7-2 record and worked 56.1 innings ... made lone start of the season in an elimination game vs. Minnesota in the NCAA Regionals ... threw six and one-third innings in that game, allowing an unearned runs on six hits for the win ... Will Fenton (Jr. RHP) didn't allow a hit, but gave up a run on a wild pitch, in 3.2 IP in Mar. 7 tie vs. Missouri ... saw his shutout streak of 43.1 IP broken in Feb. 28 loss at UC Riverside ... gave up four runs in 0.1 IP to take the loss ... hadn't given up a run (earned or not) since May 26, 2002 ... threw a perfect ninth for third save Feb. 27 vs. Sacramento State ... got two saves in the weekend sweep of Gonzaga, throwing a total of three innings (two hits, no runs, no walks, three Ks) ... got the win Feb. 14 at USD with two scoreless innings of relief ... a third-third All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 pick last year after leading the Pac-10 with 12 saves and finishing the season without having allowed a single run (earned or not) in 32.1 innings ... named the No. 39 junior prospect in the nation by Baseball America, which also listed both his fastball and breaking pitch as the best in the Pac-10 ... a Baseball America preseason All-Pac-10 pick ... named a preseason second-team All-American this year by Collegiate Baseball and collegebaseballinsider.com ... Jamie Hawkins (Jr. LHP) emerged during the fall and spring practice as a top reliever for the Huskies and should see an increase in innings ... threw an inning of relief in the Mar. 5 loss to Missouri ... health problems limited his action in 2003, when he pitched in only five games, with one start ... Matt Kasser (So. RHP) threw three relief innings in Mar. 5 loss to Missouir ... threw an inning Feb. 29 vs. OSU, allowing a run on three hits ... worked 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in Feb. 21 win over Gonzaga ... threw a 1-2-3 ninth Feb.13 at USD ... saw action in nine games (all in relief) as a true freshman in 2003 ... all nine runs allowed in 2003 came over two outings while the other seven were shutout appearances ... over those seven scoreless outings, allowed only three hits and no runs over 10.0 innings, striking out 15 ... had 10 strikeouts over 18 batters faced at one point ... Kyle Parker (Fr. RHP) worked 2.1 relief innings in Mar. 7 tie vs. Missouri, allowing five hits and two runs with now walks and three Ks ... prior to that outing, had yet to allow a hit or a run in first five innings of relief ... threw three no-hit frames in relief last Feb. 27 vs. Sacramento State ... threw an inning in the Feb. 22 two-hit shutout of Gonzaga ... also threw one no-hit inning at USD Feb. 15 ... alongside current UW teammate Tim Lincecum, was one of two 3A all-state first-team pitchers ... 0.98 ERA with 135 Ks in 72 innings as a senior at Yakima's West Valley HS ... Jordan Ponzoha (Fr. RHP) is another member of the strong group of freshman pitchers ... saw first career action in Mar. 5 loss to Missouri, allowing one run while fanning four in two innings of work ... a second-team 3A all-state pitcher ... 8-1 with a 1.54 ERA his senior year at Tumwater High ... Joel Villalobos (Jr. LHP) faced only one batter in the Missouri series, coming on with two on and no out ... fanned that one batter ... got the win in relief Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga, throwing two innings and allowing one hit ... worked two perfect innings of relief Feb. 15 at San Diego in first UW action ... after missing last season due to an arm injury (non-surgical), returned as a top reliever and possible starter ... came to the UW from Bellevue CC ... was Bellevue's top hitter his freshman year and made all-league and all-region as an outfielder ... then as a sophomore, went 6-0 with a 1.40 ERA to make all-league and all-region as a pitcher.