UW Baseball Opens Fall Practice

Sept. 14, 2005

A total of 44 players turned out for the first day of the Washington baseball team's fall practice season today. The Huskies will work out during the fall a total of 19 practice days, including the annual seven-game 'Fall World Series,' a series of intrasquad games.

The 44 players that turned out included 24 returners from last season's team, one returner from the 2004 team (Brian Bauer, who did not play last season), and 19 newcomers, a group that includes 15 true freshmen, three junior college transfers and one four-year school transfer.

The Huskies, under 14th-year head coach Ken Knutson, opened the fall with practices Wednesday morning and again Wednesday afternoon. They'll practice twice a day most days until the fall quarter of classes begins on Sept. 28.

Following is the complete 2006 Washington baseball roster as it stands at the beginning of fall practice. Players could be added or subtracted at any time prior to the start of the season, next Feb. 10 at New Mexico State.

Name            Pos.  B/T  YR  Hometown (High School / Last College)Ryan Anderson    IF  R/R  SO  Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakin HS)Brian Bauer      IF  R/R  SR  Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS / San Diego State)Casey Bollinger   P  R/R RFR  Bothell, Wash. (Bothell HS)Bradley Boyer    IF  R/R  FR  Sumner, Wash. (Enumclaw HS)Michael Burgher  OF  R/R  SO  Lake Forest Park, Wash. (Shorecrest HS)Nick Burnham     OF  R/R  SR  Bellevue, Wash. (Eastside Catholic HS)Kyle Carson       P  L/L  SO  Longview, Wash. (Mark Morris HS)Tyler Cheney      P  L/L  FR  Richland, Wash. (Richland HS)Zach Clem        OF  R/R  SR  Burlington, Wash. (Burlington-Edison HS)Kyle Conley    P/OF  R/R  FR  Richland, Wash. (Richland HS)Danny Cox        IF  L/R  FR  Chehalis, Wash. (W.F. West HS)Elliott Cribby    P  R/R  SO  Redmond, Wash. (Lake Washington HS / Columbia Basin CC)Stewart Davis     C  L/R RFR  Spokane, Wash. (Central Valley HS)Joey Dunn         C  R/R  SO  Redmond, Wash. (Inglemoor HS)Jason Erickson    P  R/R  FR  Buckley, Wash. (White River HS)Jesse Ferguson   OF  L/R  JR  Redmond, Wash. (Redmond HS / Bellevue CC / Clemson Univ.)Adrian Gomez      P  L/L  FR  Battle Ground, Wash. (Prairie HS)Nick Hagadone     P  L/L  SO  Sumner, Wash. (Sumner HS)Matt Hague     OF/P  R/R  SO  Kent, Wash. (Kentwood HS)Mike Hague       IF  L/R  FR  Kent, Wash. (Kentwood HS)Nick Haughian     P  L/L  FR  Marysville, Wash. (Marysville-Pilchuck HS)Jeff James       1B  R/R  JR  Bellevue, Wash. (Newport HS / Bellevue CC)Brett Kaluza     OF  R/R  FR  Sammamish, Wash. (Skyline HS)Matt Kasser       P  R/R  SR  Issaquah, Wash. (Issaquah HS)Matt Lane         C  L/R  JR  Port Angeles, Wash. (Port Angeles HS)Andy Lentz    OF/IF  L/R  SO  Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS)Richie Lentz      P  R/R  SO  Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville HS)Kiel Lillibridge IF  R/R  SO  Everett, Wash. (Jackson HS)Tim Lincecum      P  L/R  JR  Renton, Wash. (Liberty HS)Brandon McKerney  P  R/R  SO  Edmonds, Wash. (Meadowdale HS)Matt Miller      OF  S/R  FR  Kirkland, Wash. (Redmond HS)Doug Montgomery   P  L/L  JR  Seattle, Wash. (Ballard HS / Shoreline CC)Bryce Mooney      P  R/R  FR  Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lake Oswego HS)D.J. Neyens       C  R/R  SR  Marysville, Wash. (Marysville-Pilchuck HS / Edmonds CC)Geoff Nichols     P  R/R  FR  Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)Eric Nicholson    C  R/R  FR  Sammamish, Wash. (Skyline HS)Kyle Parker       P  R/R  JR  Yakima, Wash. (West Valley HS)Trevor Peterson  1B  R/R  FR  Tukwila, Wash. (Seattle Christian HS)Andrew Powell     P  R/R  SO  Seattle, Wash. (Bishop Blanchet HS)Cory Rickard     OF  L/R  SR  Republic, Wash. (Republic HS / Spokane Falls CC)Jake Rife        OF  L/L  FR  Arlington, Wash. (Lakewood HS)Curt Rindal      1B  R/R  JR  Mount Vernon, Wash. (Mount Vernon HS)Josh Showers     IF  R/R  SR  Port Orchard, Wash. (South Kitsap HS)Matt Stevens  IF/OF  R/R  SO  Lake Stevens, Wash. (Lake Stevens HS)

Head Coach: Ken Knutson (Washington '81; 14th year as head coach; 22nd year overall)Associate Head Coach: Joe Ross (Wisconsin-River Falls '82; 14th year)Assistant Coach: Donny Harrel (Cal State Bakersfield '95; 2nd year)Assistant Coach: Tighe Dickinson (Alabama-Birmingham `99; 1st year)

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