Regular Season To End With Trip To UCLA
May 24, 2005
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (30-22 overall, 9-12 in the Pac-10 Conference) travels to face UCLA (15-37, 4-17 Pac-10) in the final weekend of the regular season this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Westwood. The Huskies, who took two of three games from then-No. 17 Arizona State last weekend, would need to sweep the UCLA series to finish .500 (12-12) in conference play. That, combined with other favorable results, could put the Huskies in contention for a berth in the NCAA tournament, the field for which will be announced Monday, May 30, at 8:30 a.m. PDT on ESPN. Should the Huskies earn an NCAA berth, they would begin play the following Friday, June 3. Live audio and statistics for all three UW-UCLA games will be available on the internet at gohuskies.com. Here's a look at this weekend's series at UCLA, with probable starting Husky pitchers (NOTE: Saturday's game time has been changed to 2:00 p.m. It was originallly 6:00 p.m.):
Fri., May 27: UW at UCLA, 7:00 p.m., - RHP Tim Lincecum (7-6, 3.33)
Sat., May 28: UW at UCLA, 2:00 p.m., - LHP David Dowling (6-1, 4.24)
Sun., May 29: UW at UCLA, 1:00 p.m., - RHP Kyle Parker (7-7, 5.14)
SERIES HISTORY: UCLA leads the all-time series against Washington with 24 wins and 10 losses in the 34 all-time meetings. However, prior to the 1999 merger of the Pac-10's two divisions, the Huskies had gone 0-16 all-time against the Bruins. Since then, the Huskies have gone 10-8 against UCLA, 4-5 in games at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Last season, the Bruins won two of three games against the UW at Husky Ballpark. UCLA won games one (3-1) and three (4-3) while the Huskies won the second game, 7-2. The last time the Huskies visited Westwood, in 2003, the Huskies won two of three, losing the opener before winning the final two games of the weekend.
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 13 seasons (including 2005) 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 458-295-2 (.608). 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 227-97-2 (.699) record in home games. He is 191-136 (.584) 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. .222-0-7 Has started 18 of last 19 in place of injured Matt Lane1B - Kyle Larsen, Sr. .296-8-35 Broke UW career RBI record (now 168) with homer May 172B - Mike Rundle, Sr. .220-2-13 Has started 37 of the Huskies' 52 games at second base Kiel Lillibridge, Fr. .433-1-7 Has started seven games; 13-for-30 so far at the plateSS - Brent Lillibridge, Jr. .327-8-41 21-game hitting streak broken May 10 at Portland3B - Nick Batkoski, Sr. .296-5-36 Hit game-tying homers in 9th May 15 (OSU), May 21 (ASU)OF - Zach Clem, Jr. .341-8-42 Leads Huskies in homers (tied), runs batted in and HBPOF - Taylor Johnson, Sr. .310-8-40 14 stolen bases leads UW; shares homers leads as wellOF - Matt Hague, Fr. .394-7-26 UW's leader in Pac-10 play with four homers, 17 RBIOF - Michael Burgher, Fr. .200-0-2 Seven starts in center field; 11 runs on six hits, seven walksOF - Andy Lentz, Fr. (2B) .196-1-4 Has started eight games at 2B, three in LF, two in CFOF - Cory Rickard, Jr. .244-2-4 Four hits April 9 at UC Riverside; 10 starts in OF this seasonDH - Curt Rindal, So. .295-6-27 Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after WSU series Matt Lane, So. .241-3-24 Returned from injury as DH May 15.; 2 starts vs. ASU
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. All remaining games will air on the internet only. However, if the Huskies make the NCAA tournament, all postseason games would be carried on KKNW AM-1150.
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 led the nation in fielding (at .978) and were No. 20 in home runs, a 1.19 per game. The Huskies were also No. 4 in the NCAA in double plays with 1.25 per game. The UW, of course, also leads the Pac-10 in all three of those categories. Last year, the UW ranked sixth in home runs (87 in 60 games) and 25th in fielding (.972). In 2003, the Huskies were second in the nation in homers (96 in 60 games) and third 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 was out since injuring a knee April 8 at UC Riverside and returned to limited duty vs. Oregon State. Center fielder Nick Burnham missed 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) is 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 ... has played 2B, 3B, SS, OF and DH during his career ... hit a two-out solo homer in the ninth May 15 vs. OSU to force extra innings ... less than a week later, hit a three-run homer in the ninth to tie the May 21 game with ASU at 3-3 ... 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 ... 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: 3-for-4 last Fri in win over ASU ... 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 ... 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 ... started 18 of last 19 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 25 of last 29 at DH or RF and has been on fire ... 6-for-11 in ASU series ... 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 14 after return ... 7-for-13 in WSU series ... homered Apr. 19 vs. Portland and May 17 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 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 28 games (UW is 20-8 in those) ... leads team with 14 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.
Matt Lane, Soph. DH/C: Hurt his knee Apr. 8 at UC Riverside and didn't return until May 14 vs. OSU ... started at DH May 15 vs. OSU ... missed a total of 14 games due to the injury ... started twice at DH vs. ASU 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 ... 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 ... made only one start behind the plate last year, but made 36 starts at DH ... hit .301 with six homers as a freshman ... 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 played in 222 career games, most in UW history and is tied on UW career at bats list with 832 ... has made only 11 errors in 2,017 career chances ... broke UW career RBI record vs. Lewis-Clark State with two-run homer ... now has 168 career RBI ... second on UW career hits list with 259, five short of Jeb Best's record of 264 ... 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 ... tied for third in home runs (32), fifth in doubles (44), tied-fourth in walks (111), second in hit by pitch (37), 10th in runs (150) on the UW career lists ... 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 ... 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 ... stated at 2B May 15 vs. OSU ... 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 last three games at Texas A&M tournament, all at second base and No. 1 in the batting order ... 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 52 at SS and has made only six errors ... snapped a 21-game hitting streak May 10 at Portland ... was 34-for-84 (.405), 23 runs, 12 RBI in that streak ... hit two-out, two-run homer in ninth to beat ASU, 5-3, May 21 ... currently has 49 doubles, one short of UW record of 50 (Tila Reynolds) ... also tied for third in career homers with 32, sixth in runs (166) and eighth in hits (214) ... 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 ... 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 ... had a 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 ... 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 ... got first start May 22 vs. Arizona State, going 0-for-1 with two walks ... 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-for-15, three homers, 12 RBI ... followed that with 1-for-2 and a two-run HR May 10 at Portland ... has started 37 of 52 at DH and one at 1B ... 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 ... 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 37 of 52 at second base ... solid weekend at WSU in two starts: 4-for-9, triple, homer, 4 RBI ... 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.
POSSIBLE 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 ... Collegiate Baseball's National Freshman of the Year ... over last eight starts, has allowed 30 hits and 16 ERs over 53.1 innings (5-1, 2.70) ... threw complete game for the win last Fri. vs. ASU, fanning 13 ... took loss May 13 vs. Oregon State, allowing 3 ER over 7.0 IP, fanning 9 ... no decision 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) ... 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. - David Dowling, Senior LHP: Threw very well in a no decisions May 21 vs. Arizona State and May 15 vs. Oregon State ... vs. ASU, allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in 7.0 IP ... vs. OSU, worked career-high 9.0 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits ... took the loss May 10 at Portland (5 ERs over 1.2 IP) ... threw 5.0 no-hit innings of relief for win Apr. 29 at WSU ... 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 ... allowed a run on four hits over six innings in a winning start Mar. 8 vs. Portland ... threw 3-hit CG to beat San Diego Feb. 28, making all-tourney at Texas A&M.
SUN. - Kyle Parker, Sophomore RHP: Took tough loss Sun. vs. ASU: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R ... got the win Apr. 30 at WSU, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings ... took loss May 14 vs. OSU: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R ... threw two scoreless innings May 10 at Portland ... 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 ... 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 5-hit shutout in the title game.
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 15 hits and three runs in 24.2 innings ... took loss in 10-inning loss to Oregon State May 15 ... 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) ... 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) got a win Tue. vs. Lewis-Clark State, allowing only one run on four hits over seven innings, striking out a season-high seven ... threw 2.2 no-hit innings of relief May 14 vs. Oregon State ... 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 ... 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) was the only reliever used in ASU series, throwing four innings over two two-inning outings ... allowed only one hit and no runs in those two and got the win May 21 ... 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 twice out of bullpen vs. OSU ... 4.0 solid relief innings (1 ER) Apr. 23 at Stanford ... 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) ... 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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