Diamond Dawgs Travel To Face Stanford
April 21, 2005
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (24-14 overall, 4-5 in the Pac-10), a 15-7 winner at Portland on Tuesday, continues a long road stretch this weekend when the Huskies travel to Palo Alto to face No. 24 Stanford (21-14, 4-5) in a three-game, Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond. Friday's game, which will air on Fox Sports Net Monday at noon, begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, gametime is 1:00 p.m. All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150 as well as over the internet via gohuskies.com. After an exhibition game next Tuesday, April 26, vs. British Columbia, the Huskies return to the road for three games at Washington State, April 29-May 1. The UW's next home game (other than UBC) isn't until May 13 vs. Oregon State. Here's a look at this weekend's action, with probable UW starting pitchers:
Fri., Apr. 22: UW at Stanford, 6:30 p.m. PDT, KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Tim Lincecum (6-4, 2.94)
Sat., Apr. 23: UW at Stanford, 1:00 p.m. PDT, KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Kyle Parker (6-4, 4.50)
Sun., Apr. 24: UWat Stanford, 1:00 p.m. PDT, KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Matt Kasser (3-3, 5.36)
SERIES HISTORY: Stanford leads the all-time series against Washington, 32-14. The Huskies are 5-4 against the Cardinal over the last three seasons and 11 of their 14 wins in the series have come since 1997. Last season, the Huskies took two of three from the No. 1-ranked Cardinal in a three-game series at Husky Ballpark. In the opener, Nick Batkoski blooped a bases-loaded single in the 10th for a 3-2 Husky win. The following day, Stanford's Jed Lowrie hit three doubles and starter Jeff Gilmore threw seven strong innings in a 7-2 Cardinal victory. On Sunday, Husky starter Tim Lincecum, who earned the win in game one with two innings of relief, struck out 13 batters over eight innings as the UW cruised to a 9-2 win. Brent Lillibridge and John Otness both homered for the Huskies.
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 452-287-2 (.611). 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 224-93-2 (.705) record in home games. He is 186-129 (.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 - Joey Dunn, Fr. .222-0-4 Has started last 6 in place of injured Matt Lane1B - Kyle Larsen, Sr. .288-7-33 Tied for UW's career RBI record with 1662B - Mike Rundle, Sr. .232-1-8 5-for-15 (.333) over last 4 games (Cal and Portland) Kiel Lillibridge, Fr. .500-1-5 Has started 4 games; 8-for-16 so far at the plateSS - Brent Lillibridge, Jr. .333-7-36 31 career HRs good for third in Uw history3B - Nick Batkoski, Sr. .331-3-25 Started 37 of 38 at 3B; last 8 games: 14-for-31 (.452)OF - Zach Clem, Jr. .317-5-28 2-for-5 with 2-run homer Tuesday at PortlandOF - Taylor Johnson, Sr. .328-7-33 Hasn't started last 4 w/ injury; should return this weekendOF - Michael Burgher, Fr. .207-0-1 Seven starts in CF; 10 runs on 6 hits, 5 walksOF - Matt Hague, Fr. (DH) .462-5-18 Only one AB prior to Mar. 26; 20-for-38 (.526) over last 8OF - Andy Lentz, Fr. (2B) .196-1-4 Has started 7 games at 2B, 3 in LF, 2 in CFOF - Cory Rickard, Jr. .233-1-2 Started 5 of last 6; 4 hits April 9 at UC RiversideDH - Curt Rindal, So. .295-2-13 Started 27 of 38 at DH; 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI Tue. at Port.
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 Stanford, as well as all three the following weekend at Washington State, will air live on KKNW. Go to the baseball page at gohuskies.com and click on 'Radio Schedule' under Husky Hits for the 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 during the preseason. That same website currently lists the UW schedule as 13th-toughest.
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).
HOMERS AND DEFENSE: Over the last several years, Washington has become a fixture in the NCAA rankings in two team categories: home runs (per game) and fielding. Entering this week, the Huskies ranked No. 29 in the nation in home runs per game (a ranking likely helped with six homers Tuesday at Portland) and No. 4 in fielding (at .979, virtually tied with No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 Nebraska). Last year, the UW ranked sixth in the nation in home runs (87 in 60 games) and 25th in fielding percentage (.972). Two seasons ago, in 2003, the Huskies were second in the nation in homers (96 in 60 games) and third in the country in fielding (.978).
INJURY BUG: More so than any season in recent years, the Huskies have been hit by the injury bug in 2005. So far, five regular players have missed time due to injuries, with three of them requiring surgery. Senior Taylor Johnson has missed the last four games due to a relativel minor hamstring injury, but should return this weekend. Starting catcher Matt Lane has been out since injuring a knee April 8 at UC Riverside. The team hopes to get him back next week if all goes well. Center fielder Nick Burnham has missed the last three weeks with a knee injury that needed surgery, but could return soon. Freshman Matt Stevens, who had begun to work his way into a semi-regular spot in the outfield and DH, broke a bone in his hand (requiring surgery) and will likely miss several more weeks. Finally, sophomore Richie Lentz slated as the Huskies' closer, had elbow surgery last week after having thrown in only one game this season. He's out for the year. Finally, reserve infielder Josh Showers has been out most of the season with a back injury.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Ryan Anderson, Freshman IF: First career hit (a single) in Mar. 6 win over UCSB ... singled off the bench Apr. 5 vs. Portland and Sun. at UCR ... 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 ... has gone 14-for-31 (.452) over the last eight games ... 4-for-4 with two doubles and a homer Apr. 5 vs. Portland ... 6-for-10 with five runs, four RBI at UC Riverside ... 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 ... named Pac-10's top defensive 3B by Baseball America.
Michael Burgher, Freshman OF: Has emerged as a semi-regular starter in center due to Nick Burnham's knee injury ... 1-for-2 in start April 19 at Portland ... 1-for-3 with 3 runs vs. Portland Apr. 5 ... stated two of three vs. USC, going 1-for-7 with a run and a stolen base ... has played in 21 games total, going 6-for-29 with nine 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: 2-for-5 with a two-run homer April 19 at Portland ... 3-for-4 with three doubles and five RBI Apr. 9 at UC Riverside ... solid series vs. USC, going 5-for-12 (.417) ... 5-for-15 at Arizona ... 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 ... missed some games early due to groin injury ... 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 last year and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors after batting .336 with a team-high 13 HRs... played on the Aloha (Ore.) team that won the NBC World Series over the summer.
Joey Dunn, Freshman C: One of three new catchers on the Husky rosters ... has been starting in place of injured Matt Lane ... has started last six behind the plate ... 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. UCSB.
Matt Hague, Freshman P/OF: After only one previous plate appearance, has started 11 of last 15 at DH or RF and has been on fire ... 20-for-38 (.526) with seven doubles and 13 RBI over the last eight games ... 6-for-13 in Cal series ... 3-for-5 with a grand slam, a solo homer and five RBI April 19 at Portland ... 7-for-14 in UC Riverside series ... Apr. 5 vs. Portland: 4-for-6, three runs, three RBI, three doubles and a homer ... 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 ... has also made 11 appearances as a relief pitcher.
Taylor Johnson, Senior OF/P: Started first 34 games of the season, but only action over last four games has been two pinch-hit appearances due to a hamstring pull ... singled off the bench April 17 vs. Cal and hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer April 19 at Portland ... walked four times Apr. 5 vs. Portland ... 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 23 games (UW is 17-6 in those) ... leads team with 12 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.
Kyle Larsen, Senior 1B: In his fourth year as the everyday starting first baseman ... has made only nine errors in 1,872 career chances ... with a solo homer Tuesday at Portland, tied the UW career record of 166 runs batted in (Kevin Miller, 1996-98) ... 2-for-6 with a grand slam and six RBI Apr. 5 vs. Portland ... 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 (243), tied-first in RBI (166) tied-third in home runs (31), and fourth in doubles (44) ... 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 ... 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 ... two-run single in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings April 17 vs. California ... 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 38 at SS and has made only four errors ... currently on a 15-game hitting streak: 23-for-60 (.383), 13 runs, 10 RBI ... 5-for-11 with three doubles in Cal series ... 4-for-12 in USC series ... 5-for-12 with six RBI in UC Riverside series ... hit a grand slam in Apr. 9 win at UCR ... 5-for-11 (.455) vs. Utah Valley State ... 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 third in UW history with 31 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 2-for-4 Apr. 5 vs. Portland ... 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 HR off bench Mar. 9 vs. Pacific ... first career hit was an RBI single vs. St. Martin's, pinch hitting 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) ... started all three vs. Cal (3-for-11) ... started two in CF at UC Riverside ... 4-for-6 April 9 at UCR ... 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.
Curt Rindal, Soph. 1B/DH: Has started 27 of 38 at DH ... over last five games: 7-for-14 (.500) ... 3-for-5 with homer Tue. at Portland ... 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 ... redshirt season in `04 after dislocating his left elbow in a practice.
Mike Rundle, Senior 2B: Transfer from Gonzaga starts at second base ... has started 27 of 38 at second base ... in his last 26 games (19 starts), is 20-for-69 (.290) with 17 runs ... has a hit in last four games (5-for-15) ... 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:
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 ... over last three starts, has allowed 10 hits and three runs over 23.1 innings ... threw a one-hit complete game to beat Cal April 15, earing Pac-10 Player of the Week: 9.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 Ks ... seven shutout innings in 9-0 win Apr. 8 at UC Riverside (4 hits, 7 walks, 7 Ks) ... 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 ... career-high 15 Ks came in a six-inning outing Mar. 12, 2004 vs. Loyola Marymount.
SAT. - Kyle Parker, Sophomore RHP: Allowed 2 runs on 8 hits over 7.2 IP to beat Cal April 16 ... had season-high seven Ks in Cal win ... won Apr. 9 at UC Riverside, allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on eight hits over 6.0 IP ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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: No decision April 17 vs. Cal (4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R) ... took a loss Apr. 10 at UC Riverside ... 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 3 runs on only 2 hits over 6 innings ... threw 7 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 ... 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 10 hits and three runs in 21.1 innings ... 16 appearances leads team ... got fifth save April. 16 vs. Cal ... 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) moved to 5-0 with win April. 19 at Portland: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 K ... got fourth win Apr. 5 vs. Portland, in relief ... 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) ... Keaton Everitt (Jr. RHP) threw 3.0 scoreless innings Apr. 17 vs. Cal ... started Apr. 5 vs. Portland, but didn't get a decision, allowing three runs in three and two-thirds ... 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 ... 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) threw one no-hit inning April 19 at Portland and 2 shutout innings Apr. 9 at UCR ... struck out 3 in the ninth Apr. 5 vs. Portland ... 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 ... worked 2.2 scoreless in 5-2 loss at Santa Clara (Feb. 20) ... Taylor Johnson (Sr. LHP) has been a starting OF for most of his career and starts in RF ... in Feb. 25 loss at Texas A&M, allowed a single but facing the minimum in one inning ... 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) worked 1.2 scoreless frames Apr. 19 at Portland ... threw final two innings of 9-0 win at UC Riverside Apr. 8 ... 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) threw an inning Apr. 5 and Apr. 19 vs. Portland ... 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.
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