Diamond Dawgs Host Pilots; Travel To Riverside
April 5, 2005
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (18-12 overall, 2-4 in the Pac-10) closes out its second seven-game homestand of the season tonight when Portland (11-17) visits Husky Ballpark for a 6:30 p.m. game, the second meeting between the two teams this year. The non-conference stretch continues this weekend when the Dawgs travel to face UC Riverside (12-15) Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All three games from Riverside Sports Complex will air live on KKNW AM-1150, with Steve Sandmeyer calling the action. The Huskies return home and return to Pac-10 play the following weekend when California visits Husky Ballpark April 15-17. Here's this week's schedule, with the UW's probable starters:
Tue., Apr. 5: Portland at UW, 6:30 p.m. PDT, audio at gohuskies.com - RHP Keaton Everitt (1-0, 2.38)
Fri., Apr. 8: UW at UC Riverside, 7:00 p.m. PDT, KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Tim Lincecum (4-4, 3.68)
Sat., Apr. 9: UW at UC Riverside, 6:00 p.m. PDT, KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Kyle Parker (4-4, 5.05)
Sun., Apr. 10: UW at UC Riverside, 1:00 p.m. PDT, KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Matt Kasser (3-2, 4.85)
SERIES HISTORY: Washington leads the all-time series against Portland, 75-39-1. The Pilots were a member of the Pac-10 Northern Division from 1982 to 1995. The Huskies have won 11 straight games against the Pilots, including an 8-1 win on March 8, 2005. In that game, the Huskies got two homers from Nick Batkoski and one each from Brent Lillibridge and Taylor Johnson. The Huskies are 6-9 all-time against UC Riverside. Last season, the Huskies lost, 9-8, to the Highlanders in a tournament at Riverside. The last time the two teams met in a weekend series, 2002 at Husky Ballpark, UCR won two out of three. The UW also played a four-game series at Riverside in 2001, winning three of four.
COACH 'K': Last season, Husky baseball coach Ken Knutson became the winningest baseball coach in the history of the program. That accomplishment is just one item on Knutson's impressive resume. In his 12-plus seasons at the helm of his alma mater's baseball team, Knutson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, four Pac-10 Northern Division titles, two other second-place finishes and six NCAA Regionals. His career overall record now stands at 446-285-2 (.610). Before becoming the Husky head man prior to the 1993 season, 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 221-92-2 (.705) record in home games. He is 184-128 (.590) in Pac-10 games. Knutson has coached 44 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 12 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, Donny Harrel, and Gregg Swenson.
PROBABLE STARTERS: Here's a look at the probable starters at each position, with stats and notes:
Pos. Player, Year Avg.-HR-RBI Notes C - Matt Lane, So. .261-3-20 Mar. 25 at Arizona: 2-for-5, 2 HRs, 7 RBI, grand slam Joey Dunn, Fr. .389-0-1 Started 7 games at C; 7-for-18 at the plate so far1B - Kyle Larsen, Sr. .314-5-25 4 homers, 17 RBI in 13 home games this season2B - Mike Rundle, Sr. .192-1-4 Has committed only 2 errors in 25 games, 96 chances Kiel Lillibridge, Fr. .750-1-5 Has started 2 games; 6-for-8 so far at the plateSS - Brent Lillibridge, Jr. .313-6-29 30 career HRs tied for 3rd in UW history3B - Nick Batkoski, Sr. .295-2-17 Has started 29 of 30 at 3B; only 3 Es in 72 chancesOF - Zach Clem, Jr. .330-4-18 Home games this year: 21-for-52 (.404), 4 HR, 16 RBIOF - Taylor Johnson, Sr. .327-6-26 Home games this year: 19-for-50 (.380), 3 HR, 16 RBIOF - Michael Burgher, Fr. .167-0-1 Has started 5 of the last 7 in CFOF - Andy Lentz, Fr. (2B) .163-1-1 Started 7 games at 2B, 3 in LF, 2 in CFOF - Cory Rickard, Jr. .143-1-1 5 starts as LF, CF and DH; 1st career HR Mar. 6DH - Curt Rindal, So. .253-1-9 Started 23 of 30 at DH; all-tournament at Texas A&M Matt Hague, Fr. .286-2-5 Hit 2 HRs in first start Mar. 26 at Arizona
BROADCASTS ON THE WEB AND RADIO: Live audio of all of Washington's games this year will be available either over the radio, on the internet or both. For information on how to listen to the games, go to gohuskies.com, and click on the audio/video link. Additionally, 20 regular season games will air live on KKNW 1150-AM. Those broadcasts will also be available via the internet. All three games this weekend at UC Riverside, as well as all three the following weekend vs. California, will air live on KKNW. Go to the baseball page at gohuskies.com and click on 'Radio Schedule' under Husky Hits for the complete KKNW schedule.
TOUGH SCHEDULE: Counting those in the 'others receiving votes' category, the preseason Sports Weekly/ESPN coaches' poll ranked 66 teams this season. Washington, which tied with Pac-10 foe Arizona for the No. 12 spot in that poll, will play a total of 31 games against teams that received votes in the preseason ranking. Those 31 games come against 11 different teams, including six conference opponents. The Huskies will play a total of 11 games against four teams ranked in the top 12 in the preseason poll - three each against No. 6 Stanford, No. 9 Arizona State and No. 12 Arizona, plus two at No. 10 Texas A&M. Baseball website boydsworld.com ranked the Huskies' schedule as the ninth-toughest in the nation.
NORTHWEST FLAVOR: As is usually the case, the Husky baseball roster is made up primarily of players from the state of Washington. This year, however, it's nearly unanimous as 35 of the 36 players on the team are from the state of Washington. The only non-Washingtonian on the team is senior second baseman Mike Rundle, from Bend, Oregon. However, Rundle, in his first season with the Huskies, played last season at Gonzaga, which is located in Spokane, Wash. Of the 35 in-state players, 29 are from the western part of the state (west of the Cascades).
HOME, SWEET HOME: After opening the 2005 season with 11 straight games away from home, the Huskies' return to the new FieldTurf surface at Husky Ballpark was evidently very comforting. The Huskies won all seven games of the first homestand of the season, beating St. Martin's 10-1, sweeping a three-game series from UC Santa Barbara (6-1, 6-5, 17-4), beating Portland 8-1 and closing with two wins over Pacific, 15-2 and 19-12. The Huskies then got their second seven-game homestand off to a good start with three wins over Utah Valley State, running their home record to 10-0 on the year. While the Huskies lost two of three at home to USC last weekend, they're still 11-2 at home so far. In those 13 games, the Huskies have batted .333 with 35 doubles and 25 home runs. By contrast, the Dawgs allowed opponents to hit only .202 with eight doubles and 14 homers. The UW pitching staff compiled a 3.08 team earned run average over the 13 games while opponents pitched at an 7.93 rate. Finally, the UW has made only five errors in 13 games on the new surface, good for a .990 fielding percentage.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Ryan Anderson, Freshman IF: Notched first career hit (a single) in Mar. 6 win over UCSB ... has played in five games ... walked and scored in Mar. 9 win over Pacific ... 1-for-1 with run, RBI, Mar. 28 vs. Utah Valley State.
Nick Batkoski, Senior 3B: Has started all but one game at third base ... has played 2B, 3B, SS, OF and DH during his career ... 4-for-13, 2 RBI in Arizona series ... hit two homers in win over Portland Mar. 8 ... hit .500 (6-for-12) in the series at UC Irvine, scoring three of the UW's six runs on the weekend ... 5-for-14 in Santa Clara series ... has made only three errors in 29 games this year ... named the Pac-10's top defensive third baseman by Baseball America.
Michael Burgher, Freshman OF: Has emerged as the starter in center due to Burnham's injury ... stated two of three vs. USC, going 1-for-7 with a run and a stolen base ... has played in 13 games total, going 3-for-18 with six runs scored ... started both ends of doubleheader vs. Utah Valley State Mar. 28 ... singled in two ABs vs. UCSB Mar. 6 ... had four ABs off bench at Arizona Mar. 26 and scored two runs despite going 0-for-4 ... drafted by the Dodgers in the 36th round of the 2004 draft.
Zach Clem, Junior OF: Had a solid series vs. USC, going 5-for-12 (.417) ... 5-for-15 at Arizona ... 2-for-3 earlier this year vs. Portland ... had a seven-game hit streak broken Mar. 18 at Cal Poly ... over those seven, was 14-for-28 (.500) with four doubles, four homers and 12 RBI ... the UW's starting left fielder saw only one pinch hit at UC Irvine due to a groin pull ... started all three at Santa Clara, two in LF, one at DH ... 3-for-11 with a double in Santa Clara series ... started 3 of 5 at Texas A&M tourney ... homered in back-to-back games Mar. 2 and Mar. 4, and hit two homers vs. Pacific on Mar. 10 when he was 4-for-6 with three RBI, a double and two homers ... after only three at bats as a freshman in 2003, became an everyday starter in left field last year and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors after batting .336 with a team-high 13 home runs ... played on the Aloha (Ore.) team that won the NBC World Series title over the summer.
Joey Dunn, Freshman C: One of three new catchers on the Husky rosters ... 1-for-3 with a double in start April 2 vs. USC ... 2-for-3 in start Mar. 28 vs. Utah Valley State ... started third game at Arizona (1-for-1) ... started game two at UC Irvine ... also played in game two (off the bench) of the Santa Clara series and got first career hit, a single ... singled Mar. 6 vs. UC Santa Barbara.
Matt Hague, Freshman P/IF/OF: After only one previous plate appearance, has started three of last seven at DH ... got first career start in batting order at DH Mar. 26 at Arizona and went 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBI ... only prior plate appearance off bench vs. Pacific Mar. 9, when he walked ... singled in two at bats vs. USC.
Taylor Johnson, Senior OF/P: Started all 30 so far ... hit a solo homer in previous Portland game ... had an eight-game hit streak broken Mar. 19 at Cal Poly ... over those eight, was 15-for-30, .500, 12 runs, 11 RBI ... has hit leadoff in last 19 games (UW is 14-5 in those) ... leads team with 11 stolen bases ... 4-for-12, 5 RBI in Utah Valley State series ... 4-for-12 with a homer and four RBI in Cal Poly series ... 4-for-12 with two homers, 5 RBI in Portland and Pacific games Mar. 8-10 ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week when he went 8-for-9 with five walks in three games vs. UC Santa Barbara ... reached base his first 12 plate appearances vs. UCSB ... went 7-for-15 (.467) in Santa Clara series with mulitple hits in each game ... homered and drove in two runs in the 3-2 win Feb. 28 at Santa Clara ... hit an eighth-inning solo shot on opening day at UC Irvine ... saw first mound action (1 inning) at Texas A&M Feb. 25 ... taken in 39th round of 2001 draft (Pittsburgh).
Matt Lane, Soph. C: Starts at catcher in 2005 after having backed up there last season ... 3-for-8 with a double in two starts vs. USC ... had a career day Mar. 26 at Arizona despite not even starting ... came on in the third as a pinch hitter and hit a grand slam and later hit a three-run homer, finishing 2-for-5 with seven RBI ... game-winning RBI single in ninth Mar. 29 vs. Utah Valley State ... 2-for-10 with a two-run triple in series at Cal Poly ... started six of seven during first homestand, going 9-for-22 (.409) at the plate ... 3-for-4 with homer, 3 RBI Mar. 10 vs. Pacific ... started two of three at UC Irvine and all three at Santa Clara ... 3-for-11 at Santa Clara ... made only one start behind the plate last year, but made 36 starts at DH ... hit .301 with six homers as a freshman ... was a member of the NBC World Series champion Aloha (Ore.) team over the summer.
Kyle Larsen, Senior 1B: In his fourth year as the everyday starting first baseman ... has made only six errors in 1,789 career chances ... 4-for-10, 3 doubles, homer, 4 RBI in Utah Valley State series ... 5-for-12 with two doubles, a homer, six runs and four RBI in Arizona series ... 5-for-12 in series in Cal Poly series ... 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Mar. 10 vs. Pacific ... big day March 6 vs. UCSB, when he went 3-for-5 with two homers (including a grand slam) and six RBI ... ranks fourth in UW history in hits (234), tied-fourth in RBI (157) and fifth in home runs (29) ... for the third straight year, named top defensive 1B in the Pac-10 by Baseball America ... also made Baseball America's all-Gold Glove team and was tabbed as the No. 14 senior prospect in the nation ... started all 60 last season, 59 of 60 in 2003, and 47 of 61 as a freshman ... drafted by the Mets in the 14th round of the 2001 draft.
Andy Lentz, Freshman OF/IF: Younger brother of UW sophomore P Richie Lentz and former third baseman Ryan Lentz ... started in CF Mar. 29 vs. Utah Valley State and went 3-for-4 with double and first career homer ... started in LF Mar. 19 at Cal Poly and had UW's only hit ... started in LF Feb. 13 at UC Irvine, going 0-for-3 with an HBP ... started last three games at Texas A&M tournament, all at second base and No. 1 in the batting order ... also started at 2B vs. St. Martin's and twice in three games vs. UC Santa Barbara ... four walks in lone start at Santa Clara.
Brent Lillibridge, Junior SS: Has earned first-team All-Pac-10 in each of his two previous seasons ... a preseason third-team All-American (Collegiate Baseball) ... preseason All-Pac-10 and the No. 36 junior in the nation by Baseball America ... has started all 30 at SS and has made only four errors ... 4-for-12 in USC series ... 5-for-11 (.455) vs. Utah Valley State ... last year vs. USC: 7-for-16, two doubles, three RBI ... during season's first homestand, went 12-for-27 (.444) with 15 runs, 11 RBI and four homers ... hit four HRs in three games in week vs. Portland and Pacific (Mar. 8-10), including a grand slam Mar. 9 vs. Pacific and two homers Mar. 10 vs. the Tigers ... 5-for-5 in March 6 win over UC Santa Barbara ... started all three at SS at UC Irvine, going 4-for-11 with a triple ... had another triple in the 13-2 win over Santa Clara, when he drove in five runs ... made all-tournament team at Texas A&M, going 5-for-15 with five RBI ... had a three-run double vs. Evansville and a two-run homer vs. San Diego ... .347 career average entering the season ranked sixth in UW history ... currently tied for third in UW history with 30 home runs ... started all 60 games last year at either SS or CF ... started in center for the U.S. National Team in 2003 ... all-tournament at the NCAA Regional the last two years ... .388 average in 2003 was No. 2 in the nation among freshmen and his .699 slugging mark was best among Division I frosh.
Kiel Lillibridge, Freshman IF: Went 1-for-2 in start vs. USC April 2 ... started at 2B in game two Mar. 28 vs. Utah Valley State and went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs, two RBI ... went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer off bench Mar. 9 vs. Pacific ... first career hit was an RBI single vs. St. Martin's Mar. 2 when he pinch hit for his brother.
D.J. Neyens, Junior C: Had first AB in loss at Texas A&M Feb. 25 ... first UW hit was a single vs. St. Martin's March 2 ... hit a solo home run in Mar. 9 win over Pacific and then had a single the following day ... played last two seasons at nearby Edmonds CC, helping Tritons to the NWAACC title his freshman year.
Cory Rickard, Junior OF: Started the season opener in LF (0-for-4) ... most recently started at DH in Mar. 25 loss at Arizona ... started Feb. 20 at Santa Clara ...1-for-2 in start Feb. 28 vs. San Diego ... started one vs. UCSB and hit first homer March 6 ... transfer from Spokane Falls CC.
Curt Rindal, Soph. 1B/DH: Has started 23 of 30 at DH ... 4-for-11 in USC series, starting all three ... hit first career homer Mar. 9 vs. Pacific ... at UC Irvine, went 4-for-11 with three of the UW's six RBI ... started two of three at Santa Clara (2-for-9) ... made all-tournament team at Texas A&M, going 5-for-15 in five starts ... got a medical redshirt season last year after dislocating his left elbow in a practice.
Mike Rundle, Senior 2B: Transfer from Gonzaga starts at second base ... has started 21 of 30 at second base ... in his last 18 games (13 starts), is 12-for-47 (.255) with 11 runs ... 4-for-13 with a double and thre runs in Arizona series ... 2-for-6 in two games vs. Pacific ... after missing five straight starts, got back in the order March 6 vs. UCSB and went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer ... hit .221 with an HR and 16 RBI last season at Gonzaga ... played previously at Citrus JC in Glendora, Calif., where he batted .390 as a freshman and .373 as a sophomore ... summer all-league first-teamer, playing for his hometown Bend Elks.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
TUE. - Keaton Everitt, Junior RHP: Was suberb in 5.2 relief innings Mar. 26 at Arizona ... got a win, allowing two runs on six hits ... struck out two in a perfect inning of relief Mar. 9 vs. Pacific ... got no decision in first action this year, a four-innings start in the UW's 3-0 loss to San Diego ... allowed two runs and no hits in that one ... only managed a third of an inning in Mar. 5 win over UCSB, allowing a run on three hits.
FRI. - Tim Lincecum, Sophomore RHP: A preseason All-American after having been named the Pac-10 Pitcher and Freshman of the Year in 2004 ... struck out 161 batters in 112.1 innings last year, breaking the school record for Ks ... also second in the NCAA in strikeouts, behind only Long Beach State's Jered Weaver ... Collegiate Baseball's National Freshman of the Year ... pitched well in 2-1 loss to USC April 1: 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 5 K ... took a loss Mar. 24 at Arizona, allowing six ERs over 5.1 innings ... picked up fourth straight win Mar. 18 at Cal Poly, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks over eight innings ... struck out nine ... beat Pacific for third straight win Mar. 9: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 14 SO ... struck out 10 over the first three innings of that game, including four Ks in the third inning ... 14 strikeouts was season high and one short of career best ... picked up second straight win Mar. 4 vs. UCSB, allowing no runs on only one hit over 6.0 innings ... struck out 11 vs. UCSB and took no-hitter into sixth inning ... brilliant in 1-0 win at Texas A&M Feb. 27, throwing a two-hit, complete-game (seven innings) shutout ... allowed only one walk while fanning eight and made all-tourney ... over his last four starts: 4-0, 1.29 ERA, 28 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 15 BB, 42 Ks ... No. 9 sophomore prospect in the nation and No. 35 college prospect for the 2005 draft by Baseball America ... named the national player of the week twice last year ... career-high 15 Ks came in a six-inning outing Mar. 12, 2004 vs. Loyola Marymount.
SAT. - Kyle Parker, Sophomore RHP: Suffered loss April 2 vs. USC: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 7 BB, 3 K ... went nine innings but didn't get decision in Mar. 25's 12-inning loss at Arizona ... was an out away from a win, but gave up tying runs in ninth ... Mar. 25 at AZ: 9.0 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K ... was on the wrong end of a one-hit shutout to take loss Mar. 19 at Cal Poly ... gave up four runs on eight hits over 6.0 IP in that loss ... got a win in relief Mar. 10 vs. Pacific as UW won in a slugfest, 19-12 ... allowed three runs on three htis over 3.2 innings in that one ... won two straight starts, beating St. Martin's Mar. 2 and UCSB Mar. 6 ... vs. St. Martin's, threw four perfect innings for a win (pre-determined four-inning start) ... didn't allow a base runner and fanned five vs. St. Martin's ... got Mar. 6 win over UC Santa Barbara, allowing two runs on four hits over 6.0 innings ... six shutout innings Feb. 20 vs. Santa Clara for first win ... allowed no runs on two hits over 6.0 in that one ... threw the UW's only complete game last year in a win over Ole Miss in the NCAA Oxford Regional last year ... led Aloha (Ore.) to the National Baseball Congress World Series championship over the summer ... threw a five-hit shutout in the championship game ... Baseball America named him the No. 2 prospect in his summer league and the No. 18 sophomore in the nation.
SUN. - Matt Kasser, Junior RHP: Beat USC with seven-inning outing April 4: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K ... no decision in start Mar. 26 at Arizona in UW win ... got the win Mar. 20 at Cal Poly, allowing three runs on only two hits over six innings ... threw seven solid innings for no decision Mar. 5 vs. UCSB (7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) ... left UCSB game with 5-2 lead ... no decision Mar. 10 vs. Pacific: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K ... suffered loss to Evansville on Feb. 27: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2BB, 2 K ... got a win Feb. 21 at Santa Clara: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks ... started Feb. 13 at UC Irvine, and took the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits, two walks and one K over 5.2 innings ... won the National Baseball Congress World Series title with the Aloha (Ore.) Knights.
BULLPEN NOTES: Josh Conover (Jr. RHP) is now the Huskies' primary closer and has great numbers to show for himself in that role ... has allowed only eight hits and two runs in 16.1 innings ... 13 appearances leads team ... four saves is fifth in the Pac-10 ... got a save with two perfect innings April 4 vs. USC ... pitched twice in Utah Valley State series, earning a save in the opener and combining for six innings of shutout relief (three hits, one walk, six Ks) ... got a save Mar. 20 at Cal Poly, entering the game in the ninth with two down and the tying run at third ... got a routine flyout to end the game ... fanned two in a scoreless inning to close out Mar. 10 win over Pacific ... didn't allow a run in first 5.0 innings over first five outings in 2005 ... got a save by getting the final out Feb. 21 at Santa Clara (3-2 win) ... David Dowling (Sr. LHP) threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief Apr. 1 vs. USC ... started and won in Mar. 28 game one vs. Utah Valley State ... went six and two-thirds, allowing one unearned run on three hits and no walks ... got a save Mar. 18 at Cal Poly, throwing a scoreless ninth ... allowed a run on four hits over six innings in a winning start Mar. 8 vs. Portland ... threw complete-game three-hitter to beat San Diego on Feb. 28, making all tournament at Texas A&M tourney ... got a save Mar. 4 vs. UCSB with three innings (2 hits, 1 run) ... pitched in 3-2 win at Santa Clara (Feb. 21) ... Nick Hagadone (Fr. LHP) earned a save with three innings of one-run relief Mar. 28 vs. Utah Valley State ... got first action in Mar. 2 win over St. Martin's ... gave up a leadoff homer, but then finished the rest of the inning hitless ... drafted by the Mariners in the 36th round of the 2004 draft ... Matt Hague (Fr. RHP) took tough loss Mar. 26 at Arizona, allowing a 12th-inning homer after retiring first six batters ... got two big outs with the bases loaded and one out in the Mar. 5 win over UCSB ... pitched twice at Texas A&M tourney and suffered the defeat in the 3-0 loss to San Diego ... plays third base and outfield besides pitching ... should see action as a late-innings reliever ... worked 2.2 scoreless in 5-2 loss at Santa Clara (Feb. 20) ... threw two innings of relief Feb. 12 (game two) at UC Irvine, allowing no hits or runs while striking out two and walking none ... Taylor Johnson (Sr. LHP) has been a starting OF for most of his career and starts in RF ... got lone inning thusfar in Feb. 25 loss at Texas A&M, allowing a single but facing the minimum ... walked in the tying run in the ninth Mar. 5 vs. UCSB, but scored the winning run in the bottom of that inning ... had never previously appeared on the mound ... Brandon McKerney (Fr. RHP) allowed one hit and no runs over 3.1 relief April 2 vs. USC ... got first career start Mar. 28 vs. Utah Valley State and earned a win with six innings of one-hit baseball (no runs, no walks, five Ks) ... has pitched in nine games, allowing 11 hits and six earned runs over 14.0 innings ... struck out two in an inning Mar. 9 vs. Pacific ... got a win Mar. 5 vs. UCSB, getting final out of top-ninth before UW won in the bottom.Emmanuel Pedroza (Jr. LHP) got first career appearance in a start Mar. 29 vs. Utah Valley State ... pitched well, but didn't get a decision, allowing two his and one run over 3.1 IP ... walked on to the UW team in 2004 in his third year in college.