UW's Hiatus At An End As Dawgs Face UP, OSU
May 9, 2005
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (27-17 overall, 7-8 in the Pac-10 Conference), well-rested after taking nine days off since a weekend sweep at Washington State April 29-May 1, returns to action this week. First up, the Dawgs travel to face Portland (14-32) Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field. Game time is 3:00 p.m. Then, the UW returns to Husky Ballpark to open a seven-game homestand, playing host to No. 3 Oregon State (36-8, 14-4 in the Pac-10) in a three-game series. Live audio of the Portland game will be available via gohuskies.com, while all three OSU games will air live on KKNW AM-1150. Here's a look at this week's games, with probable Husky starting pitchers:
Tue., May 10: UW at Portland, 3:00 p.m., audio at gohuskies.com - RHP Tim Lincecum (6-5, 3.29)
Fri., May 13: OSU at UW, 6:30 p.m., KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Tim Lincecum (6-5, 3.29)
Sat., May 14: OSU at UW, 1:00 p.m., KKNW AM-1150 - RHP Kyle Parker (7-5, 5.27)
Sun., May 15: OSU at UW, 1:00 p.m., KKNW AM-1150 - starter TBD
SERIES HISTORY: Washington is 76-39-1 all-time against Portland, a former member of the Pac-10's Northern Division (1982-95). The Huskies have won 13 straight against the Pilots, including three wins this year (8-1 and 18-7 in home games and 15-7 at Portland on April 19). Husky coach Ken Knutson is 40-11 all-time against Portland. Oregon State leads the overall series against Washington, 212-174-1. Last year, the Beavers won four of six meetings against the UW, winning 13-8 in a game at Riverside in the early season, a pair of non-conference games (7-4 and 6-4) in Seattle before the Huskies won two of three in the Pac-10 series in Corvallis. The Huskies lost the opener of that series, 7-3, before winning 26-14 and 8-5 to take that series. In that 26-14 win, the Huskies entered the ninth inning trailing 14-13 before erupting for 13 runs for the win. Knutson is 40-32 against Oregon State.
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 455-290-2 (.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 224-93-2 (.705) record in home games. He is 189-132 (.589) 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. .245-0-6 Has started last 12 in place of injured Matt Lane1B - Kyle Larsen, Sr. .287-7-33 Tied for UW's career RBI record with 166; 1 more to break2B - Mike Rundle, Sr. .245-2-12 3-for-7 (.429) in three games this season vs. UP Kiel Lillibridge, Fr. .444-1-7 Has started 7 games; 12-for-27 so far at the plateSS - Brent Lillibridge, Jr. .351-7-38 21-game hit streak: 34-for-84 (.405), 23 runs, 11 doubles3B - Nick Batkoski, Sr. .314-3-28 This season vs. UP: 7-for-12, 3 doubles, 3 HR, 7 RBIOF - Zach Clem, Jr. .357-8-38 Last year vs. OSU: 12-for-24 (.500) in six gamesOF - Taylor Johnson, Sr. .340-7-38 7-for-13, 2 doubles, 5 RBI in WSU seriesOF - Matt Hague, Fr. .418-7-25 This year vs. UP: 7-for-11 (.636), 3 2Bs, 3 HR, 8 RBIOF - Michael Burgher, Fr. .200-0-2 Seven starts in CF; 11 runs on six hits, seven walksOF - Andy Lentz, Fr. (2B) .208-1-4 Has started 7 games at 2B, 3 in LF, 2 in CFOF - Cory Rickard, Jr. .244-2-4 Started 5 of last 12; four hits April 9 at UCRDH - Curt Rindal, So. .320-5-25 Pac-10 Player of the Week after 12 RBI in WSU series
WEB & RADIO BROADCASTS: 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 vs. Oregon 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 last week (this week not yet updated), the Huskies ranked No. 13in the nation in home runs per game and No. 5 in fielding (39 errors tied for second-least among the leaders). The UW also leads the Pac-10 in homers with 56 and is second in fielding, behind NCAA leader Stanford. 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 missed four games (April 15-19) due to a relativel minor hamstring injury, but returned two weeks ago. Starting catcher Matt Lane has been out since injuring a knee April 8 at UC Riverside. He could possibly return this week if all goes well. Center fielder Nick Burnham missed the four weeks with a knee injury that needed surgery, but returned to action at WSU. 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) could be out for the rest of the year. Sophomore Richie Lentz slated as the Huskies' closer, had elbow surgery earlier this month after having thrown in only one game this season. He's out for the year. Finally, reserve infielder Josh Showers has been out nearly all 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, Apr. 10 at UCR and Apr. 30 at WSU ... 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 ... 7-for-12, three homers, seven RBI vs. Portland this season ... has played 2B, 3B, SS, OF and DH during his career ... has gone 19-for-54 (.352) over the last 14 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: 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.
Nick Burnham, Junior OF: Returned to action in WSU series after a month off due to knee injury ... has started 19 games in CF ... 3-for-10 in series at Cal Poly ... started two of three at Santa Clara, going 4-for-9 with a double and three RBI ... started all five at Texas A&M tourney ... four steals in four tries ... started on opening day last year, but made only two more starts during the season ... played in 24 games in 2004.
Zach Clem, Junior OF: Went 4-for-4 May 1 at Washington State ... 6-for-11 in WSU series, including two homers and seven RBI ... great weekend at Stanford, going 7-for-12 (.583) with a homer and three RBI ... over his last six games: 13-for-23 (.565) with three homers and 10 RBI ... 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 ... 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 12 behind the plate ... 5-for-11 with three doubles in series at Washington State ... 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 OF/P: After only one previous plate appearance, has started 17 of last 21 at DH or RF and has been on fire ... 29-for-65 (.446) with nine doubles and 21 RBI over the last 14 games ... 6-for-15 (.400) in WSU series ... homered in Apr. 24 loss at Stanford ... 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 (walk) ... has also made 13 appearances as a relief pitcher.
Taylor Johnson, Senior OF: Started first 34 games of the season, but missed Cal series and Apr. 19 Portland game due to a hamstring pull ... has started last six after return ... 7-for-13 in WSU series ... 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 24 games (UW is 17-7 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 11 errors in 1,936 career chances ... with a solo homer April 19 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 (251), 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 44 at SS and has made only five errors ... currently on a 21-game hitting streak: 34-for-84 (.405), 23 runs, 12 RBI ... 7-for-12 in WSU series ... 5-for-11 with three doubles in Cal 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: Started two of three at Stanford, going 4-for-8 with three RBI ... 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) ... hit two-run homer off bench May 1 at Washington State ... 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 one vs. UCSB and hit first homer March 6.
Curt Rindal, Soph. 1B/DH: Named Pac-10 Player of the Week May 2 after big weekend at WSU: 8-fro-15, three homers, 12 RBI ... has started 33 of 44 at DH ... over last 11 games: 18-for-41 (.439) ... 3-for-5 with homer Apr. 19 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 in `04 after dislocating left elbow in practice.
Mike Rundle, Senior 2B: Transfer from Gonzaga starts at second base ... has started 30 of 44 at second base ... solid weekend at WSU in two starts: 4-for-9, triple, homer, 4 RBI ... in his last 30 games (22 starts), is 24-for-80 (.300) with 20 runs ... 4-for-13 with a double and three 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. & 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 ... Collegiate Baseball's National Freshman of the Year ... over last five starts, has allowed 17 hits and nine ERs over 35.1 innings (4-0, 2.29) ... no decision last time out, Apr. 29 at WSU, alloiwing five runs on three hits and 10 walks in 4.0 IP ... took a loss in second straight CG Apr. 22 at Stanford (2-1 loss): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K ... 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 ... 14 strikeouts was season high and one short of career best ... 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 ... career-high 15 Ks came in a six-inning outing Mar. 12, 2004 vs. Loyola Marymount.
SAT. - Kyle Parker, Sophomore RHP: Got the win Apr. 30 at WSU, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings ... gave up 8 runs (7 earned) over 4.0 IP in loss at Stanford Apr. 23 ... allowed 2 runs on 8 hits over 7.2 IP to beat Cal April 16 ... had season-high 7 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 ... 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. 18 sophomore prospect in the nation.
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 12 hits and three runs in 23.1 innings ... threw two no-hit innings of relief May 1 at Washington State ... 18 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) threw five no-hit innings of relief for win Apr. 29 at WSU ... walked only one and faced one over the minimum in that victory ... worked 6.1 IP in relief Apr. 24 at Stanford ... 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 ... Keaton Everitt (Jr. RHP) worked three innings of relief Apr. 30 at WSU for a save, allowing a run on three hits ... 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 ... 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) ... Matt Kasser (Jr. RHP) missed a start for first time this season May 1 at WSU due to minor injury ... could return this weekend ... took loss Apr. 24 at Stanford, allowing two runs in 1.1 IP ... 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 ... won the National Baseball Congress World Series title with the Aloha (Ore.) Knights.Brandon McKerney (Fr. RHP) earned a win with a seven-inning start May 1 at WSU (7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 Ks) ... that start was second of his career and first in Pac-10 play ... threw 4.0 solid relief innings (1 ER) Apr. 23 at Stanford ... worked 1.2 scoreless 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) retired only batter he faced Apr. 24 at Stanford ... 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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