Dawgs, Cardinal To Meet In Pac-10 Baseball Showdown
May 4, 2004
WHAT'S UP?: The Washington baseball team (26-14-1 overall, 10-5 in the Pac-10) hosts No. 1 Stanford (35-6, 10-2) in what might be the biggest series at Husky Ballpark since the 1998 Pac-10 Championship series that featured the same two teams. The Huskies, ranked No. 16 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 21 by Baseball America, sit a game and a half back of the top-ranked Cardinal in second place in the Pac-10 standings. The Dawgs are two games ahead of the rest of the Pac. Friday night, game time is 6:30 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday, first pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m. All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150 and Saturday's game will also be telecast live on Fox Sports Northwest. Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the Dawgs host Portland in a pair of 6:30 p.m. non-league games before traveling to USC the following weekend for the final road games of the year. Here's a look at this week, with probable UW starting pitchers:
Fri., May 7: Stanford at UW, 6:30 p.m. - RHP Kyle Parker (2-2, 3.98)
Sat., May 8: Stanford at UW, 1:00 p.m. - RHP Matt Kasser (2-0, 7.86)
Sun., May 9: Stanford at UW, 1:00 p.m. - RHP Tim Lincecum (5-1, 3.74)
SERIES HISTORY: Stanford holds a 31-11 series advantage over Washington. However, the Huskies have fared a little better in recent years as the Dawgs are 9-14 over the last seven seasons, dating back to the 1997 Pacific-10 Conference championship series, which the UW won, two games to one, in Palo Alto. The following year, Stanford took two of three in a regular-season series at Stanford, but Washington swept the Pac-10 championship series in Seattle, two games to none. After the Pac-10 merger prior to the 1999 season, the Cardinal took two of three in a series in Seattle. Stanford took all three in 2000 and 2001, with all six of those games at Sunken Diamond. The Dawgs took two of fhree in Seattle in 2002 and, last year, the Cardinal won two of three in Palo Alto. Washington won the opener, 5-3, but Stanford came back to take the next two, 10-6 and 12-11.
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 415-267-2 (.608). With 415 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 201-87-2 (.697) record in home games. He is 177-120 (.596) 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. .277-6-26 Sprained ankle Sat. at OSU; injury could limit action vs. Stan.1B -- Kyle Larsen, Jr. .362-9-38 Six RBI Saturday at Oregon State; 3 HR Apr. 25 vs. Arizona2B -- Greg Isaacson, Sr. .312-6-33 Reached base 13 times in OSU series, scoring eight timesSS -- Nick Batkoski, Jr. (OF) .337-1-26 Has started nine of last 10 at SS; 7-for-14, 5 RBI at OSU3B -- John Otness, Sr. .271-7-30 Started 38 of 41 at third base; only one error in 95 chancesOF -- Zach Clem, So. .387-10-32 Leads UW in average, homers, slugging, on-base, and HBPOF -- Brent Lillibridge, So. (SS) .318-8-27 Has stolen 13 straight since being caught in first attemptOF -- Ben Johnson, Sr. (C) .221-5-25 Hit homers from both sides of plate Mar. 23 at GonzagaOF -- Taylor Johnson, Jr. .240-4-18 Grand slam in fourth Sunday at OSU gave UW 6-1 leadOF -- Matt Tucker, RFr. (IF) .203-1-8 Has made 14 starts in RF and CF; also plays 2B and 3BDH -- Matt Lane, Fr. (C) .293-3-21 Started 22 of last 30 (21 as DH); 2-for-6, 6 BBs vs. ArizonaDH -- Tyler Mach, Fr. (3B) .260-4-14 4-for-8, 4 RBI in OSU series; HR off first college pitch faced
LAST WEEK: Washington took two of three in a tightly contested series last weekend in Corvallis. Oregon State won the opener, 7-3, thanks in large part to senior catcher Paul Richie, who went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three runs batted in. Jake Postlewait got his ninth win for the Beavers and Kyle Parker went six innings in the loss. Saturday, the Huskies and Beavers fought throughout before the UW, which entered the ninth trailing 14-13, exploded for 13 runs in the final frame to win, 26-14. OSU had fought back from deficits to tie or take a lead five times, including in the eighth, when the Beavers scored two to get the lead. Washington hammered 11 hits in the ninth, including home runs from Greg Isaacson, Taylor Johnson, Kyle Larsen and Tyler Mach. Isaacson reached base seven times and went 4-for-4 with five runs and five RBI. Larsen was 4-for-6 with six RBI and Brent Lillibridge finished 4-for-5 with five runs. Sunday, Taylor Johnson belted a fourth-inning grand slam to give Washington a 6-1 lead and the Huskies held on for an 8-5 win. Tim Lincecum struck out nine over five innings for the victory and Will Fenton, who earned the win on Saturday, picked up his sixth save. David Dowling allowed one run over three innings of relief.
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.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Junior SS/OF: Has emerged as the starter at shortstop, having started nine of the last 10 there ... 7-for-14 with five runs batted in at Oregon State ... had a big weekend at Georgia Tech, going 4-for-9 with a double, a homer and six RBI ... started at short on Apr. 18 at Tech and went 2-for-5 with six runs batted in (a three-run double and a three-run homer) ... started both games vs. OSU at shortstop, his first such starts this season ... 4-for-9 with two RBI and two doubles in OSU series ... didn't play in Cal or ASU series ... belted a pinch-hit, three-run double in the eighth inning of Mar. 6's 11-6 win over Mizzou ... broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run, two-out double in the ninth vs. Riverside ... two-run single in the seventh tied the Feb. 21 Gonzaga game ... UW went 16-3 in the 19 games he started last year.
Brian Bauer, Soph. IF: The Huskies' top backup at shortstop, can also play second and third base ... saw action at 3B Apr. 12 vs. Oregon State and at 2B Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech when he got an RBI after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded ... got first career start Mar. 23 at Gonzaga at 2B ... pinch hit single Mar. 12 vs. LMU ... 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 homer for the year ... a two-time 4A All-KingCo first-teamer at Woodinville High.
Nick Burnham, Soph. OF: Has started three games and played in 17 others ... started Apr. 17 at Georgia Tech (0-for-3) ... got second start Mar. 22 in CF at Gonzaga (1-for-4, RBI) ... played off the bench in all three Missouri games and two vs. LMU and WSU ... 1-for-2 with a stolen base in a start opening day.
Zach Clem, Soph. OF: Went 6-for-14 in Oregon State series ... become a ball magnet lately as he's been hit by 17 pitches in the last 26 games ... second in the Pac-10 with his 17 HBPs ... entered the week fifth in the Pac-10 with 10 homers, fourth with .662 slugging mark and fourth in batting at .387 ... currently on 12-game hit streak ... 4-for-12 in Arizona series ... 6-for-13 with two HRs and five RBI at Georgia Tech ... 5-for-8 with a double in two Oregon State games ... named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after a great series at Arizona State (Mar. 26-28) ... 6-for-12 with two doubles, two homers and nine RBI in the series in Tempe ... grand slam in seventh inning Mar. 28 at ASU gave the UW a 6-5 lead ... later that same game, drove in two with a ninth-inning single to break a 6-6 tie ... came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a homer, a double and three RBI Mar. 23 at Gonzaga ... homered in each of the three wins over Loyola Marymount ... 7-for-12 in the LMU series, with seven runs and six RBI ... 5-for-9 in Missouri series and his first career homer in Mar. 6 win over the Tigers ... 2-for-4 opening day at USD ... saw action in only four games last season.
Aaron Hathaway, Junior C: Went 2-for-3 Fri. at OSU, but injured ankle Sat. after going 1-for-3 with a double ... didn't play Sunday ... named Pac-10 player of the week after going 6-for-13 with four runs and four RBI vs. Arizona ... drove in winning run in ninth Apr. 24 vs. Arizona ... has started 32 of 41 games at catcher and another five in right field ... had a great game Apr. 13 vs. OSU, going 3-for-5 with three RBI, two runs and a homer ... drove in runs in the eighth (to cut OSU's lead to 3-2), the ninth (to tie it at 3-3) and 11th (to tie it at 4-4) ... has allowed only 11 steals while throwing out 13 and picking off five others ... 4-for-6 with a homer and two RBI Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... Mar. 13 vs. LMU, HR in eighth to break a 3-3 tie as UW won, 6-3 ... led off the 11th inning of the Feb. 21 win over Gonzaga (4-3) with a game-winning homer ... 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 entering the year, 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 ... named the top defensive catcher and top throwing catcher in the Pac-10 in Baseball America's season preview.
Greg Isaacson, Senior 2B: Reached base 13 times in Oregon State series ... May 1 at Oregon State, went 4-for-4 with a walk, two HBPs, five runs, five RBI and a homer and scored go-ahead run in the ninth ... scored three runs May 2 at OSU ... 6-for-10 with eight runs in OSU series ... won the Apr. 25 game vs. Arizona with walk-off, two-run homer in the 10th ... has started 39 of 41 at second base ... second in the Pac-10 with 14 steals and had stolen nine straight before being caught Apr. 4 at Cal ... 6-for-15 in Washingon State series ... 4-for-12 with three doubles in series at Cal ... hit a grand slam Mar. 21 at WSU ... eight RBIs in first WSU series ... 7-for-13 in Loyola Marymount series ... 3-for-5 with two-run HR in Mar. 12 win over LMU and 3-for-4 Mar. 14 against the Lions ... two-run double in the 10th Feb. 14 broke a 6-6 tie ... started 54 of 60 at 2B last season and made only 10 errors in 271 chances on the year (a .963 fielding percentage).
Ben Johnson, Senior OF/C: Has played LF, RF and C so far, starting 29 of 41 ... has 15 of last 16, mostly in right ... started all three vs. Arizona (1 at C, 2 in RF) and started all three at Georgia Tech (1 in RF and 2 at C) ... 3-for-13 in the Tech series, with two homers and five RBI ... 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI in only game at Cal ... homered from both sides of the plate Mar. 23 at Gonzaga, when he was 2-for-4 with four RBI ... 4-for-10 with 6 RBI in WSU series in Pullman ... 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 also now a regular in the OF ... drafted by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.
Taylor Johnson, Junior OF: Played in 11 of the last 14 games, but started only six ... 3-for-7 with two homers and six RBI at OSU ... grand slam May 2 at OSU ... 2-for-4 with a triple at Georgia Tech ... reached base four of nine times in Tempe ... homered in ninth Mar. 23 at Gonzaga ... 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, is now the usual starting CF ... started 26 games as a freshman and 45 last season.
Matt Lane, Freshman C: Has emerged as the Huskies' regular DH in games vs. RHPs ... stated 10 of last 13 at DH and pinch hit in two others ... three-run double in highlighted a six-run first inning last Fri. vs. Arizona ... 2-for-6 with six walks in Arizona series ... homer Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech opened the eight-run second ... 4-for-9 in two games in Atlanta ... started two of three at Cal, going 2-for-12 with a home run and five RBI ... started two of three at ASU (4-for-9 with two doubles) ... got first start at C Feb. 29 vs. OSU ... solo HR in the fourth broke a 3-3 tie Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga.
Kyle Larsen, Junior 1B: Went 4-for-14 with eight RBI in OSU series ... 4-for-6 with 6 RBI May 2 in Corvallis ... became third Husky ever to hit three homers in a game Apr. 25 vs. Arizona ... all three were solo shots to lead off an inning ... 5-for-12 in Arizona series ... six homers in Pac-10 play tied for league lead ... started all 41 so far at first ... 41-for-96 (.427), 26 RBI over last 25 games ... 3-for-5 with four RBI Apr. 10 vs. Washington State, when he was a single short of hitting for the cycle ... 7-for-10 in series at California ... two-out double drove in winning run in ninth Mar. 22 at Gonzaga and homered in Mar. 23 game at GU ... first-inning grand slam in Mar. 12 win over Loyola Marymount ... also homered the following day vs. the Lions ... 6-for-11 in LMU series ... named the top defensive first baseman in the Pac-10 by Baseball America ... has made only four errors in 1,349 career fielding chances ... went 621 chances before making his first career error ... Freshman All-American in 2002 after hitting .342 ... drafted by the Mets in the 14th round of the 2001 draft.
Brent Lillibridge, Soph. CF/SS: hit two homers Apr. 24 vs. Arizona, including one to lead off the game ... went 6-for-13 with five runs at Oregon State ... 4-for-5 with five runs in May 1 win at Corvallis ... had a solid weekend vs. Washington State (7-for-12, three doubles) ... 2-for-4 Apr. 17 at Georgia Tech and 0-for-2 with two walks Apr. 18. ... started both OSU games, Sun. at Tech, all three vs. Arizona and all three at OSU in center field ... has started 31 at SS and seven in CF ... had a strong weekend at Arizona State, going 5-for-16 with three doubles ... hit three homers in WSU series in Pullman (Mar. 19-21), including two on Mar. 19 ... five of eight HRs this year have led off games ... fourth in the Pac-10 with 13 steals and hasn't been caught in 13 straight tries ... had hit safely in 14 straight prior to the loss vs. Missouri ... came back after breaking streak, going 3-for-5 with two RBI Mar. 7 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 ... named All-Pac-10 and Freshman All-America after batting .388 with 13 homers last 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.
Tyler Mach, Freshman IF/OF: Started one (Sun.) at DH at OSU and hit in both of the others ... 4-for-8 with a double, a homer and four RBI in the series at OSU ... after not playing in WSU series, started both home games vs. OSU (one at 3B, one at DH) ... didn't start at Georgia Tech or vs. Arizona ... had a two-run single in the ninth of the comeback win over Arizona ... went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... homered on the first pitch of his first college at bat Feb. 14 at San Diego, starting at DH ... two-run homer in the Missouri tie ... has started 13 games at DH thusfar and three at third base.
John Otness, Senior 3B: Has started 38 of 41 at 3B ... 2-for-10, but had a double, a homer and five RBI in Arizona series ... homered Mar. 26 at ASU ... only one error in 95 fielding chances this season ... 3-for-6 with HR Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Mar. 7 vs. Missouri ... 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 ... HR in the first Feb. 14, when he went 4-for-6 ... captain after having served in that role last season ... named to the all-tourney team at the NCAA Regional last year.
Matt Tucker, RS-Freshman IF/OF: Has started only one of the UW's last 15 games, April 10 vs. Washington State (0-for-3) ... started two games at California ... started two games at Arizona State, going 2-for-7 with a double ... 4-for-12 in WSU series in Pullman, starting all three ... hit first career homer and had four RBI in Mar. 6 win over Missouri ... also played SS 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 ... 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. - Kyle Parker, Freshman RHP: Took the loss Apr. 30 at Oregon State, allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings, walking four and fanning two ... got a win with a five-inning start Apr. 23 vs. Arizona, allowing only one hit and one run while walking eight and fanning three ... opponents batting only .224 against him in Pac-10 play ... took loss Apr. 16 at Georgia Tech (5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 Ks) ... didn't allow a hit, but walked seven and gave up two runs over 3.2 IP in start Apr. 9 vs. WSU ... won first career start Apr. 3 at Cal, allowing two runs on seven hits with two walks and two Ks over 6.0 IP ... threw three no-hit frames in relief Feb. 27 vs. Sacramento State.
SAT. - Matt Kasser, Soph. RHP: No decision in UW's 26-14 win at OSU May 1, allowing eight runs (four earned) on nine hits over four innings ... no decision in a brief starting outing Apr. 24 vs. Arizona: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K ... had a very good start last Apr. 17 at Georgia Tech to get the win: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) ... no decision Apr. 10 vs. WSU, allowing six runs on four hits over 2.2 IP ... won first career start Apr. 4 at Cal: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 Ks ... allowed three runs and three walks in the first before settling down at Cal ... threw three shutout innings in the Mar. 12 win over LMU.
SUN. - Tim Lincecum, Freshman RHP: Second in the nation (behind Long Beach State's Jered Weaver) in strikeouts with 112... Pac-10 leader with 112 strikeouts and 44 called strikeouts and second in opposing batting average (.194) ... has allowed only nine doubles, no triples and two homers ... 112 Ks already second in UW single-season history ... got the win May 2 at Oregon State, allowing four runs (two ERs) on four hits and seven walks while fanning nine in five innings ... had toughest outing thusfar Apr. 25 vs. Arizona: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 7 Ks, but didn't get a decision .. got the win Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech with another gem, taking a no hitter in the sixth ... Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 Ks ... no decision in previous three starts: Apr. 8 vs. WSU (7.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 11 Ks), Apr. 13 vs. Oregon State (5.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 9 BB, 10 Ks), and Apr. 2 at Cal (5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 Ks) ... got third win Mar. 26 at ASU, going a season-high 7.0 IP ... allowed a run on six hits and struck out eight ... named National Player of the Week after striking out 15 in six innings Mar. 12 vs. Loyola Marymount ... got the win after holding the Lions hitless through the fifth ... vs. LMU: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 15 K ... got a win vs. Missouri after no decision in first three starts ... allowed only one unearned run on nine hits vs. Missouri Mar. 6 with 11 Ks and two BBs ... the Gatorade state player of the year for Washington last season after leading Liberty High to the 3A state title ... as a senior, had a 12-1 record and a 0.70 ERA while fanning 183 batters in 91.2 IP ... drafted by the Cubs in the 49th round of the 2003 draft.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Sr. LHP) easily leads the team with 20 appearances ... threw 5.1 relief innings in Husky win Apr. 24 vs. Arizona (5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... threw twice at Georgia Tech, allowing one ER over 3.0 IP total ... had two long relief outings the previous week: win Apr. 9 vs. WSU (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) and ND Apr. 13 vs. OSU (4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... threw a total of 8.1 IP over two outings at ASU ... threw two innings in Mar. 26 win and 6.1 in relief Mar. 28 ... got the win Mar. 23 at Gonzaga, allowing a run on two hits over 3.1 relief innings ... gave up first earned runs of the year in the 11-6 win over Missouri ... got the win Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga, throwing 3.2 perfect innings in an 11-inning UW win ... Josh Conover (Jr. RHP) struck out six in two innings (two hits, no runs) Apr. 6 at Portland ... started Mar. 22 at Gonzaga, but didn't get a decision, allowing five runs over 3.2 ... made nine relief apperances and five starts last season, going 4-0 with a 3.45 earned run average ... allowed only nine hits over 12.1 and compiled a 2.19 earned run average as a reliever in 2003 ... David Dowling (Jr. LHP) threw three innings in UW win May 2 at OSU, allowing one run on four hits ... worked four shutout innings for a save Apr. 23 vs. Arizona, allowing four hits, but no runs ... got the loss in relief Apr. 10 vs. WSU, allowing five runs (four ER) over 3.2 IP ... worked 3.1 relief innings Mar. 27 at Arizona State, allowing one earned run on two hits ... returned to the mound Mar. 22 at Gonzaga after five-week injury layoff ... threw 2.1 relief innings at GU, allowing no hits, runs or walks while fanning three ... last appeared Feb. 14 at USD, but threw only 0.1 innings ... Keaton Everitt (So. RHP) threw one inning of relief Apr. 8 vs. WSU in 9-1 loss (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) ... took the loss Mar. 27 at ASU (2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K) ... got third win last Mar. 20 at WSU, no small thanks to the UW scoring 14 in the first ... vs. WSU: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 3 Ks ... took the loss in third start, Feb. 29 vs. Oregon State ... 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 (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 Ks) ... Will Fenton (Jr. RHP) got the win in the UW's 26-14 win at Oregon State (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) ... got sixth save the next day, throwing a no-hit ninth ... got the win in relief both Apr. 24 and 25 vs. Arizona ... leads the league in conference wins with four ... threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning Apr. 17 at Georgia Tech ... took the loss Apr. 13 vs. Oregon State, allowing two runs (one earned) over 2.0 IP ... got the save Apr. 6 at Portland (struck out only batter he faced) and Apr. 4 at Cal, allowing on hit over 1.2 IP ... got the win with a very solid outing Mar. 28 at ASU ... allowed one hit and no runs over 1.1 as the UW won the game with two in the top of the ninth ... picked up the win Mar. 13 vs. Loyola Marymount, fanning four over two shutout innings ... saw his shutout streak of 43.1 IP broken in Feb. 28 loss at UC Riverside ... hadn't given up a run (earned or not) since May 26, 2002 ... got two saves in the weekend sweep of Gonzaga, throwing a total of three innings ... 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 ... named a preseason second-team All-American this year by Collegiate Baseball and collegebaseballinsider.com ... Jamie Hawkins (Jr. LHP) threw an inning in Apr. 25 win over Arizona, getting a double play and a strikeout ... has appeared in each of last three games ... threw two innings Mar. 27 at ASU, allowing one run ... got the win Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... gave up four runs to first four batters on a grand slam, but then retired nine of last 10 ... threw a1-2-3 ninth in Mar. 21 win at WSU ... threw an inning of relief in the Mar. 5 loss to Missouri ... Richie Lentz (Fr. RHP) appeared twice at Oregon State, throwing 1.2 no-hit innings (one BB, 2 Ks) Apr. 30 and a third of an inning May 1, when he struck out a batter with two down and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh ... threw an inning of relief Sun. at Georgia Tech ... started Apr. 12 vs. Oregon State and got the loss (3.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) ... threw four innings of one-hit relief for the win Apr. 6 at Portland, fanning five ... posted best outing Mar. 14 vs. Loyola Marymount, when he allowed three runs on four hits over 7.0 IP for the win ... took the loss Mar. 5 vs. Missouri (3 IP, 5 H, 6 R) ... 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, suffering the loss Feb. 13 at San Diego ... a 4A all-state outfielder and pitcher ... named the No. 38 freshman in the nation by Baseball America ... Jordan Ponzoha (Fr. RHP) worked 1.2 relief Apr. 25 vs. Arizona ... threw 1.2 innings of relief in the loss at Georgia Tech ... was solid in 5.2 relief innings Apr. 12 vs. OSU (5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) .. started Apr. 6 at Portland (two innings, three runs, no decision) ... got first start Mar. 23 at Gonzaga, but didn't get a decision ... allowed three runs on six hits over 3.2 IP.
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