Diamond Dawgs Return To Pac-10 Race Vs. USC

April 18, 2006

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THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (25-14 overall, 4-5 in Pac-10 play) returns to the conference race this weekend as the Dawgs travel to face No. 22 USC (22-16, 8-4). The Trojans currently sit atop the Pac-10 standings, in a percentage tie with both Arizona State and Oregon State (both are 6-3). Friday's game from Dedeaux Field begins at 6 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday, gametime is 1:00 p.m. All three games will air live in the Seattle area on KKNW AM-1150. Friday's series opener should pit Husky ace Tim Lincecum, the 2004 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, against USC's Ian Kennedy, who won that honor in 2005. Saturday, the Huskies are slated to start RHP Kyle Parker while Sunday's starting pitcher is yet to be determined. The following week, the Huskies return home to face Saint Martin's (April 25) and Arizona (April 28-30) in a three-game, Pac-10 series at Husky Ballpark. After the USC series, the Huskies will have played half of their league schedule with nine of the 12 remaining conference games at home.

Fri., April 21: UW at USC, 6:00 p.m. - live at gohuskies.com; KKNW-AM 1150 radio
Sat., April 22: UW at USC, 1:00 p.m. - live at gohuskies.com; KKNW-AM 1150 radio
Sun., April 23: UW at USC, 1:00 p.m. - live at gohuskies.com; KKNW-AM 1150 radio
Tue., April 25: Saint Martin's at UW, 6:30 p.m. - live audio & stats at gohuskies.com

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads the all-time series against the Huskies with 27 wins and 12 losses. However, since the Pac-10 merged its two division prior to the 1999 season, the UW has significantly narrowed the gap, going 10-11 in those seven seasons. Last year in a series at Husky Ballpark, the Trojans took two of three, winning 2-1 and 5-1 before falling 7-3 on Sunday. The previous season (2004) at Dedeaux Field, Washington won the first two before losing the third. In 2003, in Seattle, the Huskies posted their lone sweep of the Trojans, winning by scores of 26-2, 5-1 and 10-8. USC's only sweep over the UW in the modern era came in 2000 at Husky Ballpark.

COACH 'K': In 2004, Husky 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. Now in his 14th season 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 and six NCAA Regionals. His career record now stands at 486-309-2 (.611). Before becoming the head man in 1993, Knutson served as the UW pitching coach for eight seasons. In 1985, his staff led the NCAA with a 2.80 ERA. Knutson holds a 240-102-2 (.701) record in home games. He is 198-140 (.586) in Pac-10 games. He's coached 46 first-team All-Pac-10 selections and has been named league coach of the year three times. A 1981 All-Pac-10 pitcher at the UW, he is joined by assistants Joe Ross, Donny Harrel, Tighe Dickinson and undergrad assistant Mike Rundle.

PROBABLE STARTERS: Here's a look at the probable starters at each position, with 2006 stats and notes:

Pos. Player, Year         2006 Avg.-HR-RBI Notes C - Matt Lane, Jr.             .301-8-34  Has started 36 of 38 games, including 31 at catcher     Joey Dunn, So.              .200-0-5  Seven starts at catcher this season; UW is 6-1 those games1B - Curt Rindal, Jr.           .353-8-32  Has hit safely in 27 of last 28 games: 43-for-108 (.398)2B - Bradley Boyer, Fr. (SS/3B) .293-2-12  Started last two games at 3B; has also started at 2B, SS     Ryan Anderson, So.          .283-2-7  Had an 11-game hitting streak broken Tuesday at Portland3B - Matt Stevens, So.         .258-10-29  Hit for the cycle Feb. 18 at CSUN; 10 homers 2nd in Pac-10SS - Danny Cox, Fr.              .270-1-8  Stated 34 of 38 so far at SS; last 7 games: 11-for-29 (.379)OF - Zach Clem, Sr.            .294-15-35  15 homers leads Pac-10; 36 HRs ranks 2nd in UW historyOF - Matt Hague, So.            .395-5-36  Career .406 batting average; 6-for-8, 4 walks in BYU seriesOF - Brett Kaluza, Fr.           .200-0-8  Has started last five games in CF; 13 starts overallOF - Kyle Conley, Fr.           .257-4-14  11 starts in right field and seven as DH this seasonOF - Nick Burnham, Sr.           .182-0-3  Senior has started four games in center field this seasonDH - Jake Rife, Fr.              .250-1-8  Usually starts at DH vs. RHPs; 6 walks in last 6 gamesDH - Trevor Petersen, Fr.        .375-1-5  Has played in last six games; starts at DH vs. LHPs

NO-HITTER & THE CYCLE: Husky players have already pulled off two of the rarest feats in baseball this season as sophomore third baseman Matt Stevens hit for the cycle Feb. 18 and Tim Lincecum and Nick Hagadone combined for a no-hitter Mar. 12. Stevens went 5-for-6 with a single, a double, a triple and two home runs Feb. 18 at Cal State Northridge to become the first Husky to hit for the cycle since Jon Vander Griend in 1994. March 12 vs. Santa Clara, Lincecum threw six innings and Hagadone three in a 9-0 no-hitter over Santa Clara, the first no-hit game by the Huskies since April 3, 1985, when Bob Goucher and Pete Tjaarda combined for a rain-shortened, five-inning no-hitter over Seattle U. (10-0).

NO-HITTER UNCOVERS HISTORY: Both the Pac-10 Conference and UW baseball media guides have long listed only three no-hitters in Husky history, all during the 1950s. However, the incomplete statistical records for most years prior to the 1990s left plenty of room for other past no-no's that had been lost in history. Since Tim Lincecum and Nick Hagadone combined for their no-hitter March 12 vs. Santa Clara, the existence of four previously unacknowledged Husky no-hitters have come to light. First was March 22, 1969, when Gary Huson threw a seven-inning no-hitter in a 6-0 win over San Jose State in the Huskies' season-opener. On March 30, 1974, Steve Bazoski threw a seven-inning no-hitter in a 9-0 win at Portland. On April 14, 1978, Rick Anderson threw 10 innings of no-hit ball in a 0-0 tie vs. Oregon State. The game was suspended by darkness after 10 and went down in the books as a tie. Finally, on April 3, 1985, Bob Goucher (four innings) and Pete Tjaarda (one) combined for a rain-shortened, five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Seattle University.

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 33 of the 35 players on the preseason roster are from the state of Washington. The only non-Washingtonians on the team is are freshman pitchers Bryce Mooney (Lake Oswego, Ore.) and Geoff Nichols (Portland, Ore.). For those unfamiliar with Northwest geography, both Lake Oswego and Portland are within a few miles of the border with Washington. Of the 33 in-state players, 28 are from the western part of the state (west of the Cascades).

PRESEASON ACCOLADES: The preseason publications offered a mixed forecast for the 2006 Husky Baseball season, but that's not all bad. After all, the Pac-10 preseason coaches' poll, which selected the Dawgs to finish seventh in the conference, made the same prognositcation in 2003, when the Dawgs took third. In 2004, the preseason poll slotted the UW fifth, but the Huskies took second. The Huskies earned 10 points in the Sports Weekly/ESPN coaches' poll, good for a No. 37 ranking. Washington was ranked No. 38 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason top-40. Collegiate Baseball also selected Tim Lincecum a third-team preseason All-American. The NCBWA chose Lincecum as a second-team All-American, while Baseball American put him on the third time. Lincecum also made the Roger Clemens Award watch list. Baseball America, in its lengthy season preview, had a lot to say about the Huskies. Lincecum, along with the All-America recognition, was a preseason-All-Conference pick, the league's No. 9 2006 draft prospect in the Pac-10 and the No. 31 college draft prospect in the nation. Lincecum's breaking ball was also recognized as the best in both the conference and the nation. Fellow junior pitcher Kyle Parker was chosen as the No. 92 draft prospect in the nation while sophomore OF/P Matt Hague was tabbed a preseason All-Pac-10 first-teamer and the No. 39 sophomore player in the country. Finally, SS Danny Cox was listed as the nation's 42nd-best freshman.

POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Ryan Anderson, Sophomore IF:
Homered in start Apr. 9 at Arizona State ... broke 11-game hit streak Tue. at Portland ... 5-for-11 in BYU series ... tied April 1 game vs. UCLA with two-out single in bottom of the ninth ... started 4 of 6 games on Hawaii trip, going 6-for-18 (.333) at the plate ... went 6-for-11 with five runs during NMSU weekend ... hit first career homer opening day at NMSU.

Bradley Boyer, Freshman 2B: Saw first action at 3B Sun. at ASU (off the bench) and has started last two games at 3B ... 5-for-11 in UCLA series ... went 3-for-4 Mar. 28 at Portland as starting SS ... homered Mar. 7 vs. San Diego ... 3-for-5 with 2 RBI Mar. 10 vs. Santa Clara ... pinch-hit, two-out RBI triple in the ninth Mar. 4 at Hawaii broke a 7-7 tie in 8-7 win ... started two at Northridge at 2B, going 4-for-9 with HR and 4 RBI ... first college hit was HR Feb. 18 at CSUN ... tripled in next AB that game.

Michael Burgher, Sophomore OF: Has started nine games, all in center field ... had two-run single to tie the game at 3-3 in the fifth Feb. 10 at New Mexico State ... played 26 games, starting seven, as a freshman last year.

Nick Burnham, Senior OF: 1-for-3 in start Mar. 25 at Cal ... made two starts during Hawaii trip, in LF vs. HPU and in CF vs. Hawaii ... started Mar. 12 vs. Santa Clara, driving in a run in 3 at bats ... 2-for-4 with 2 runs, 1 RBI Mar. 1 at Hawaii Pacific ... 1-for-4 with an RBI in 8-7 over Hawaii on March 4.

Zach Clem, Senior OF: 15 homers lead the Pac-10 ... 36 career homers are second in Husky history, seven short of Ed Erickson's record of 42 ... hit three homers Apr. 4 vs. Portland, the fourth three-HR game in UW history ... 5-for-14 with HR in ASU series, earning Pac-10 Player of the Week ... 5-for-9, 6 RBI in BYU series ... hit 10th homer Mar. 28 at Portland ... 5-for-11 with two homers, five RBI in Cal series ... seventh homer was in Mar. 19 loss to Cal Poly ... belted sixth homer Feb. 24 vs. Gonzaga ... hit HRs Feb. 19 and 20 at Northridge, including a ninth-inning, two-run shot Feb. 20, which gave UW a 7-6 lead ... had a big weekend at New Mexico State, hitting three homers and driving in nine runs ... hit a grand slam and a three-run homer opening day (Feb. 11) ... provided the winning run with an RBI single Feb. 11 and the winning run with a solo homer Feb. 12 ... holds UW single-season and career records for hit by pitch with 24 and 47, respectively ... All-Pac-10 first-teamer in 2004 and an honorable mention selection last year.

Kyle Conley, Freshman OF: Has made 11 starts in RF and 7 at DH ... started last 9 of last 16 ... 4-for-12 in UCLA series ... homered and doubled in Mar. 20 win over Cal Poly ... in three games the previous week (vs. San Diego and Santa Clara): 6-for-9, 4 runs, 3 RBIs ... hit two homers Feb. 26 in win over Gonzaga, including one in the seventh that broke a 5-5 tie ... homered off bench Feb. 24 vs. Gonzaga ... started at DH Feb. 12 at NMSU ... first hit was a single Feb. 20 ... along with fellow freshman Tyler Cheney, led Richland High to the 4A state title last year.

Danny Cox, Freshman SS: Started 34 of 38 at shortstop ... last 7 games: 11-for-29 (.379) ... hit first Husky homer Apr. 13 vs. BYU ... 5-for-13, 3 RBI in ASU series ... went 4-for-10 in the NMSU series ... hit .438 with 28 RBI and 10 doubles as a senior at W.F. West High ... drafted by Minnesota in the 34th round of the 2005 draft.

Joey Dunn, Soph. C: 1-for-3 off bench Apr. 2 vs. UCLA ... 1-for-4 with an RBI in a start Mar. 22 vs. Puget Sound ... started 3 games on Hawaii trip ... tripled March 1 at Hawaii Pacific ... doubled in four ABs on Feb. 12 ... started 29 games last year, all at C ... due to an injury to Matt Lane, started 21 of the season's last 22 games, including 19 Pac-10 games.

Jesse Ferguson, Junior OF: Saw first action as PH Mar. 1 at Hawaii Pacific ... walked Mar. 19 vs. Cal Poly ... spent two years at Clemson after one at Bellevue (Wash.) CC ... helped Clemson to NCAA Super Regionals last year.

Matt Hague, Freshman OF/P/1B: Enters weekend with a .406 career average (110-for-271) ... 6-for-8 with 4 walks in BYU series ... 2-for-5 with 3-run homer Apr. 17 vs. Portland ... homered Apr. 4 vs. Portland ... 4-for-15, 3 2Bs, 1 HR in Arizona State series ... 4-for-10 in UCLA series ... hit second homer in Mar. 26 win at Cal ... 4-for-5 the following day ... 2-for-3, homer, 5 RBI Mar. 11 vs. Santa Clara ... went 9-for-19 with five walks, two steals and eight runs during Hawaii trip, making all-tournament team ... 5-for-13, 3 RBI in NMSU series; 5-13, 4 RBI at CSUN; 6-for-10 vs. Gonzaga ... moved into the starting lineup at midseason last year and caught fire, batting .419 with eight homers and 34 RBI in 124 at bats ... needed 138 at bats to qualify for the Pac-10 batting rankings ... preseason All-Pac-10 by Baseball America ... a second-team freshman All-America and honorable mention All-Pac-10 last year.

Jeff James, Junior 1B: Saw first game action in March 19 loss to Cal Poly ... originally attended Cal Baptist (redshirted) before two seasons at Bellevue (Wash.) CC ... grandson of former UW football coach Don James.

Brett Kaluza, Freshman OF: Has started the last 5 in CF ... 1-for-2, BB, 2 runs Apr. 15 vs. BYU ... 2-for-4 with 2 RBI Mar. 10 vs. Santa Clara ... started three games in Hawaii (3-for-12, 3 RBI) ... Feb. 19 at CSUN, drove in 1 of 2 UW runs in a 2-1 win ... Seattle Times' Eastside Athlete of the Year as senior ... state runner-up in football and baseball in '05.

Matt Lane, Junior C: Has started 31 of 38 at C ... hit seventh homer Mar. 28 at Portland and eighth Apr. 11 vs. the Pilots ... 1 of 4 Huskies with 30-plus RBI ... had a good week at Hawaii, going 10-for-24 with 10 RBI in six games (five starts) ... RBI double in win over #11 Arkansas ... two doubles, a triple and 3 RBI in win over Hawaii Pacific ... 3-for-5 with four RBI in Mar. 4 loss at Hawaii ... started 2 of 3 games at NMSU and all four at CSUN (3 at C, 1 at 1B) ... 4-for-15, 2 HRs, 8 RBI in CSUN series ... five RBI in 7-3 win at CSUN Feb. 17 ... solo homer in first AB of the season.

Andy Lentz, Soph. IF/OF: Has missed last four weeks with groin injury ... has seen action at 3B, CF, RF, 1B and DH ... hit a game-tying grand slam in the eighth March 20 vs. Cal Poly (UW won it in the 10th) ... hit a game-tying, three-run, pinch-hit homer in March 4 loss to Hawaii ... 5-for-8 with 6 runs, 1 double, 3 homers, 3 RBI, 2 steals in Gonzaga series, earning Pac-10 Player of the Week ... brother of UW P Richie Lentz and former third baseman Ryan Lentz.

Matt Miller, Freshman OF: Outfielder will redshirt this season ... drafted by Atlanta in 25th round in 2005 ... batted .450 with six homers, 21 RBI and 20 runs in 20 games as a senior at Redmond High.

D.J. Neyens, Senior C: Had a 2-run single Apr. 15 vs. BYU ... got first start of '06 Feb. 20 at CSUN ... played in 16 games with one start last year, going 3-for-8 at the plate ... played previous two seasons at nearby Edmonds CC.

Trevor Petersen, Freshman 1B: 2-for-4, 2 RBI in start Mon. at Portland ... started at DH April 1 vs. UCLA, Apr. 4 vs. Portland and Apr. 9 at ASU ... 3-for-4 with first homer Apr. 4 vs. Pilots ... first UW action was pinch-hit appearance Feb. 25 vs. Gonzaga ... started at 1B vs. Hawaii Pacific (2-for-3) ... state 1A co-MVP as a HS senior (.609 avg.).

Cory Rickard, Senior OF: Saw action off the bench Feb. 10 at NMSU and in 3 of 4 at CS Northridge ... doubled off bench Mar. 12 vs. Santa Clara ... 1-for-2 Mar. 19 vs. Cal Poly ... played in 21 games, starting 10, last season.

Jake Rife, Freshman OF: Has become regular DH vs. RHPs started all three vs. BYU, going 3-for-10 ... 2-for-6 with three walks in two starts at Cal ... 3-for-6, 3 RBI in 3 games two weeks ago (USD, Santa Clara) ... drove in game-winning run in ninth with a pinch-hit single Mar. 2 vs. UT-Arlington .... homered Feb. 24 vs. Gonzaga... 2A state MVP as a senior.

Curt Rindal, Junior 1B: Saw 21-game hit streak come to an end Apr. 7 at Arizona State ... has hit safely in 27 of last 28: 48-for-108 (.398), 13 doubles, 6 homers over those 28 ... after streak broken, went 5-for-10 with two doubles, two homers in last two ASU games ... 4-for-11, 3 doubles vs. BYU ... 2 homers, 3 RBI in UCLA series (5-for-12) ... drove in the winning run in the 10th March. 20 vs. Cal Poly with a bases-loaded, two-out single ... made all-tourney team at Hawaii, going 8-for-23 (.348) on the trip ... hit an 0-2 pitch for a two-out RBI single in the ninth to tie the Mar. 2 game vs. UT-Arlington ... four RBI in Feb. 24 win over Zags ... 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Feb. 11 win.

Matt Stevens, Soph. 3B: Second in Pac-10 with 10 home runs ... hit 10th homer in April 2 win over UCLA ... hit ninth homer March 19 vs. Cal Poly ... hit four homers over last two games of Santa Clara series, two in each game ... in four games that week: 7-for-14, 4 HRs, 11 RBI, earning second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor ... became first Husky since Jon Vander Griend (1994) to hit for the cycle Feb. 18 at CS Northridge ... went 5-for-6 with a single, double, triple, two home runs and four RBI in the game ... was 1-for-11 on the season prior to that breakout day ... also homered Feb. 20 at Northridge and Feb. 24 vs. Gonzaga ... Pac-10 Player of the Week (Feb. 21) ... 4-for-15 with 6 walks during Hawaii trip.

FRI. - Tim Lincecum, Junior RHP:
Has thrown 36.2 consecutive scoreless innings entering this weekend ... only third player in Pac-10 history to strike out 400 career batters (421, 28 short of Rik Currier's record of 449) ... with 129 Ks this year, has third straight 100-strikeout season and three of five in UW history ... has been named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball five times this year, and has made the College Baseball Foundation's weekly honor roll six times, more than any player ... beat BYU Apr. 13 with 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 Ks ... got the save Apr. 17 at Portland (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks) ... threw an 18-strikeout, two-hit shutout March 31 vs. UCLA ... Apr. 7 at ASU, threw second straight 2-hit shutout, fanning 12 ... has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for weeks in a row (first time that's happened since 1990 (Sean Rees, ASU)) ... threw the first six innings of a no-hitter Mar. 12 vs. Santa Clara ... in that game, walked 7, but fanned 11 for fourth win ... got the win Mar. 26 at Cal, throwing 8.0 shutout innings (5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K) ... over his last 50 innings, has allowed 14 hits and one earned run (0.18 ERA) ... suffered a tough-luck loss March 18 vs. Cal Poly, allowing only one earned run on three hits over 8.0 IP ... broke the UW career strikeouts record Feb. 17 at CS Northridge when he fanned a career-high-tying 15 in 6.0 IP ... got the win at CSUN, allowing one run on three hits ... won Feb. 24 vs. Gonzaga: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 13 Ks to earn second straight National Player of the Week honor ... got the win over #11 Arkansas Feb. 28: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 Ks, earning Most Outstanding Pitcher in Hawaii tournament ... currently 26-11 with a 2.83 ERA for his career ... in his career, has struck out 421 and allowed only 181 hits in 295.2 career innings ... already has the top two single-season strikeout totals in Husky history: 161 in 2004 and 131 last year ... also could break several other UW career marks this season as he ranks second in wins with 26 (record is 27), second in career starts with 45 (record is 49) and has taken over the top spot in career innings with 295.2 (record was 283.1) ... drafted by the Cubs in 2003 and by the Indians last season ... over the summer, led the Cape Cod League with a 0.69 ERA and a .104 opponent batting average ... All-Pac-10 first-team last year ... Pac-10 Pitcher and Freshman of the Year in 2004 ... Collegiate Baseball's Freshman of the Year in 2004 ... has the best breaking pitch in the nation, according to Baseball America's season preview.

SAT. - Kyle Parker, Junior RHP: Solid start Apr. 15 vs. BYU, when he allowed 2 hits and 0 runs over 5.0 for the win ... UW is 7-0 in his starts ... worked in relief twice at ASU, throwing 2.0 innings Apr. 8 (4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K) and 2.0 on Apr. 9 (0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K) ... threw 2.1 in relief Mar. 24 at Cal ... due to long rain delay, only threw 4.0 IP Mar. 10 vs. Santa Clara (4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 4 K), but left with the lead ... no decision in UW win over Cal Poly Mar. 20 ... no decision Mar. 2 vs. Texas Arlington (6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 1 K) ... won Feb. 25 vs. Gonzaga, allowing five runs on six hits over 5.2 IP ... won Feb. 11 at New Mexico State: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K ... named the nation's No. 92 college draft prospect by Baseball America magazine.

BULLPEN NOTES: Tyler Cheney (Fr. LHP) had a good outing but took the loss Apr. 14 vs. BYU (7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) ... ND Apr. 8 at ASU (4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 0 K) ... ND in good start April 1 vs. UCLA (8.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) ... hasn't walked a batter in 3 of last 4 starts ... tough-luck loss Mar. 25 at Cal, allowing only 2 runs on 7 hits and no walks over 6.2 IP ... threw 7.2 shutout innings for win at CSUN Feb. 19, allowing five hits and no walks with two Ks ... pitched well in first career start Feb. 12 at NMSU, but no decision: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K ... state 4A MVP and first-team all-state at 1B and P ... Elliott Cribby (So. RHP) is second the Pac-10 with eight saves ... got first UW start Apr. 17 at Portland and got he win (6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... earned a win Apr. 4 vs. Portland ... got a save Mar. 22 vs UPS and a win Mar. 20 vs. Cal Poly ... earned saves Mar. 10 and 11 vs. Santa Clara ... got two wins and a save during Hawaii trip (wins over UTA and Hawaii, save vs. Arkansas) ... earned fourth save Feb. 25 vs. Gonzaga ... got third save in 2-1 win Feb. 19 at CS Northridge ... earned a save with two no-hit innings Feb. 17 at CSUN ... Jason Erickson (Fr. RHP) threw a scoreless inning Feb. 24 vs. Gonzaga ... got the win at CSUN Feb. 18, allowing one unearned run over 2.2 IP ... drafted by the Reds in the 45th round in 2005 ... Adrian Gomez (Fr. RHP) threw a five-inning start Wed. vs. Puget Sound ... got first start March 1 at Hawaii, taking the loss (3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) ... saw first action Feb. 18 at CSUN (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 4 Ks) ... Nick Hagadone (So. LHP) threw 2.2 IP of relief in BYU series (2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K) ... got no decision Apr. 9 at ASU (4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) ... started April 2 vs. UCLA (4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) ... got first start Mar. 24 at Cal ... went only three innings in loss, largely due to a rain delay in the fourth (3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 2 K) ... threw three perfect innings in no-hitter Mar. 12 vs. Santa Clara for the save ... named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball for his part in the no-hitter ... notched saves vs. Texas-Arlington & Gonzaga ... drafted by Seattle in 2004 ... Nick Haughian (Fr. LHP) 1 IP each vs. BYU (Apr. 13) and Portland (Apr. 17) ... threw 2.0 IP Apr. 8 at ASU (1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K) ... threw 1.0 IP Feb. 25 vs. Gonzaga (3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K) ... got a save Feb. 18 at CSUN with 2.1 hitless IP, 3 Ks ... pitched twice at NMSU, combining for two innings of scoreless relief ... earned the save in 5-3 win at NMSU on Feb. 11 ... Matt Kasser (Sr. RHP) threw an inning of scoreless relief Mar. 24 at Cal ... got the win Feb. 26 vs. Gonzaga with 3.0 IP (3 H, 1 R, 0 ER) ... no decision Mar. 4 at Hawaii (3.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) ... started Feb. 20 at CSUN (no decision, 4.1 IP) ... pitched twice in relief at NMSU ... the lone senior on the UW pitching staff ... Richie Lentz (So. RHP) is back in the mix after nearly 14 months off due to an injury ... struck out the side in order in 1 IP Apr. 13 vs. BYU and fanned 2 of 3 batters in inning Apr. 15 vs. BYU ... saw first mound action in more than a year Apr. 4 vs. Portland (started, threw one IP, fanning two) ... threw only two innings last year before undergoing 'Tommy John' surgery ... one of the nation's hardest throwers prior to surgery ... 7 Ks in 3.0 IP ... Brandon McKerney (So. RHP) has made nine appearances, allowing only two hits over 6.0 IP ... solid Apr. 13 in 1.0 perfect IP (2 Ks) ... led the Huskies with 25 appearances as a freshman last season ... earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Bryce Mooney (Fr. RHP) worked 4.2 one-hit innings off relief for win April 2 vs. Cal (4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K) ... had a string of 10 straight innings of no-hit relief broken Mar. 28 at Portland ... worked 1.1 perfect relief IP Mar. 25 at Cal ... got the win Mar. 22 vs. UPS, throwing three perfect innings of relief, fanning six ... threw in three games in Hawaii ... threw one scoreless inning Feb. 24 vs. Gonzaga ... allowed one run in an inning Feb. 20 at CS Northridge ... got the win Feb. 12 at NMSU, fanning four in 1.2 innings ... Geoff Nichols (Fr. RHP) got a win in a start Mar. 1 at Hawaii Pacific (5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks) ... threw a scoreles inning Mar. 19 vs. Cal Poly ... saw his first action Feb. 20 at CS Northridge, facing one batter.

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