Husky Baseball Hosts Golden Bears

April 8, 2009

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THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (11-19 overall, 1-5 in the Pac-10) returns to Pac-10 Conference action this week as California visits Husky Ballpark for a three-game series Thursday through Saturday. All of the Pac-10 series this week will be played Thursday through Saturday due to Easter on Sunday. Washington split a two-game series at Gonzaga this past Monday and Tuesday in Spokane, falling 7-3 in the first game and winning 14-7 in the second. The Huskies, who have lost three starters (C/IF Pierce Rankin, 3B Aaron Russell, DH Ty Rasmussen) to injury in the last week or so, will host the Golden Bears (15-14, 3-6) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The first game will air live on KKNW AM-1150 and there will be live video coverage of games two and three at gohuskies.com. Washington will send freshman right-hander Aaron West to the mound to start Friday's game. On Saturday, senior RHP Jason Erickson will go for the Dawgs and Andrew Kittredge, a freshman RHP, will make his first collegiate start on Saturday. After the Cal series, the Huskies have an unusually long time off before traveling to face UCLA in a three-game series the following Friday through Sunday (April 17-19). The next midweek game is Tuesday, April 21, vs. Portland. Here's a look at this weekend's action:

Thu., April 9: Cal at UW, 6:30 p.m. - Radio: KKNW AM-1150
Fri., April 10: Cal at UW, 6:30 p.m. - live video at gohuskies.com
Sat., April 11: Cal at UW, 1:00 p.m. - live video at gohuskies.com

COACH 'K': In 2004, Husky baseball coach Ken Knutson became the winningest baseball coach in the history of the program. In 2007, he became only the 17th coach in Pac-10 history to reach 500 career wins. Last year, he became the winningest coach in any sport in UW history. Those are just a few of the many accomplishments on Knutson's impressive resume. In his 16-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 and six NCAA Regionals. His career record now stands at 570-388-2 (.595). 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 293-136-2 (.682) record in home games. He is 228-180 (.559) in Pac-10 games. He's coached 55 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 16 seasons, 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, Tighe Dickinson, Kevin Miller and Josh Scofield.

HUSKIES BACK AT SAFECO FIELD: Washington will return to Safeco Field for the third consecutive season this year. However, this time, the Dawgs will play two games at the home of the Seattle Mariners. The UW played Arizona State April 3 at Safeco, and will play Oregon State there on May 8. The OSU game starts at 6:30 p.m. and is the first game of a three-game Pac-10 series. Two seasons ago, the Huskies beat No. 8 OSU, 6-2, in their first-ever game at Safeco. Attendance was 10,421, still a league record for a conference game. Last year, the Huskies edged Arizona, 1-0, on a two-hit, 15-strikeout shutout by Nick Haughian as 5,187 fans watched on. Tickets are $8 and UW students are admitted free.

SQUAD BREAKDOWN: UW's 35-man roster, like most college baseball rosters, is a bit on the young side this year. Among the 35 players, there are six seniors, six juniors, 11 sophomores and 12 freshmen, meaning that 23 of 35 (66 percent) players are freshmen or sophomores. The squad includes 23 returners and 12 newcomers (all of them freshmen). The UW's returning players have competed in a total of 909 games. Thirteen different veteran position players have combined for 1,951 career at bats while returning pitchers have made 81 career starts and pitched 643.2 innings in a UW uniform.

ANOTHER TOUGH SCHEDULE: Each year, Washington boasts one of the toughest schedules in the season, if only by virtue of playing the rigorous Pac-10 Conference. According to well-regarded college baseball website, boydsworld.com, the Huskies have the fourth-toughest schedule in the country, behind three other Pac-10 teams: UCLA, Stanford and California. The Huskies, of course, face the nine other Pac-10 teams (Oregon returns to Division I baseball this year). Three Pac-10 teams (Stanford, Arizona State and UCLA) were ranked in both the Baseball America and USA Today coaches' preseason polls. Oregon State was No. 25 in the BA ranking and also received votes in the coaches' poll, as did Arizona, UCLA and California. Additionally, the Huskies open the season at defending College World Series champion Fresno State, also a ranked team. Lastly, the Dawgs play host to a tough UC Irvine program in non-conference play.

WASHINGTON'S TEAM: The Husky baseball roster has always been dominated by in-state players, as most college baseball rosters are. The squad consistently has about 90 percent of players from the state of Washington. For the second straight season, however, this year's squad consists entirely of student-athletes who played their high school ball in Washington. Not surprisingly, the majority of the team comes from western Washington as 29 of the 35 come from west of the Cascade Mountains. Thirteen players come from King County, the county in which the UW is located, and 27 of 30 come from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, which, essentially, form the Seattle metropolitan area.

TRAINING ROOM: Washington lost two veteran players for the season due to Tommy John elbow surgery. Starting second baseman Bradley Boyer and catcher Max Kwan should return in 2010, but aren't on the roster in 2009, thanks to new NCAA roster limits. Additionally, possible starting OF Sean Meehan and possible weekend starter Cam Nobles have yet to play this year due to off-season injuries. More recently, the Huskies have lost C/IF Pierce Rankin, 3B Aaron Russell and DH Ty Rasmussen. Rankin and Rasmussen are certainly long-term while Russell could be out for an extended period.

POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
#1 David Bentrott, So. SS:
Started Mon. at Gonzaga at SS ... 2-for-4 in win Mar. 28 at Stanford ... 1-for-3 the next day ... solo homer in start at SS Mar. 25 vs. UC Irvine ... started all 3 at Fresno and 3 of 4 in Minn. ... 2-for-5 vs. UWW; 2-for-3 with solo HR vs. Hawai'i ... started 40 games at shortstop as a freshman in 2008 ... first-team all-league during summer ball, playing for Bend (Ore.) ... all-state shortstop, running back and punter in high school.

#15 Andy Bethel, Fr. IF: Has started 18 of the last 22 at SS ... 2-for-4 with double, HR Mar. 13 vs. USF ... 3 RBI on Mar. 14 ... 3-for-5 with 2B Mar. 8 at Nevada ... 3 RBI in start Mar. 6 at Nevada ... 2-for-4 with a 3B and an RBI the next day ... started last Wed. vs. Oregon and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI ... made first start Sun. vs. UCSB ... first game was off bench vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... batted .500 as a senior at Seattle Prep ... 3A all-state first-team selection.

#21 Caleb Brown, Fr. OF: Started last 3 in CF ... 2-for-2 with 4 runs and an RBI Tue. at Gonzaga ... homered Mar. 27 at Stanford ... first start Mar. 7 at Nevada .... 4 starts in all ... singled in first AB ... 4A first-team all-state as a junior and senior at Central Kitsap HS ... hit .507 as a senior ... drafted by the Red Sox in the 42nd round in 2008 ... unanimous all-state tight end.

#3 Doug Cherry, Jr. IF: Started last 4 at 2B ... 3-for-6 with 3-run HR, 2 doubles and 5 RBI Tue. at Gonzaga ... missed two-plus weeks with with ankle injury ... returned vs. Stanford ... started 2 at Stanford ... grand slam in the 9th Mar. 6 at Nevada ... 9th-inning, 2-out HR Feb. 20 tied game at 4-4 ... 3-for-6 with 4 RBI Feb. 21 at Fresno ... as limited at the start of last year with an injury ... fighting for starting spot at second base in 2009 ... started 11 games last season, second-team all-league during summer, playing for Corvallis (Ore.).

#24 Jacob Clem, So. 1B: Primarily a reliever, but could seem more time now due to injuries ... had five at bats off the bench Tue. at Gonzaga, going 1-for-5 with a run ... has made one start at DH.

#29 Kyle Conley, RS-Jr. OF: Started all 29 in RF ... 2-run HR Mon. at Gonzaga ... intentionally walked 3 times Tue. vs. Bulldogs ... 2-run homer last Sun. vs. ASU ... Pac-10 co-leader in home runs with 111 (tied with ASU's Carlos Ramirez) ... 2-run homer in 9th broke 7-7 tie in 9-7 win at Stanford on Mar. 28 ... 3-for-8 with HR, 6 RBI in two games vs. UC Irvine ... 5-for-14 in Rose City tournament ... Pac-10 Player of the Week for Mar. 10 ... 3 HR and all 7 Husky RBIs in Mar. 8 win at Nevada (3-for-3, 7 RBI) ... broke 2-2 tie with HR in 8th Mar. 6 at Nevada (3-for-5) ... 3-for-7 in two-game series vs. Oregon ... 2-for-5 with HR vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... solo HR vs. Minn. ... 6-for-12 in Fresno State series ... 3-for-4 opening day ... 2-for-4 with HR in Feb. 21 win ... first-team All-Pac-10 last year after batting .337 with 19 homers and 57 RBI ... second in the Pac-10 in slugging and fourth in HRs in 2008 ... drafted by the Dodgers in the 16th round of 2008 draft ... during summer, hit league-leading 8 HRs in regular season and then five more in six playoff games for the Newport (R.I.) Gulls ... along with Tyler Cheney, led Richland High to the 4A state title in 2005.

#37 Brendan Gardner-Young, So. OF: Started 23 in CF and 1 in LF ... 2-for-5 Tue. vs. Gonzaga ... reached base 7-of-11 in two games vs. UCI .. 5-for-17 at Rose City Invitational ... 2-for-3 with 2 runs vs. Oregon Mar. 4 ... 2-for-4 with 3 runs and 3 RBI vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... 3-for-5 and drove in tying run in 8th vs. Minnesota ... played in 15 games, starting one, last season ... second-team all-state at P and OF as a HS senior, when he was a Collegiate Baseball honorable mention All-American.

#28 Justin Gunn, Fr. IF/RHP: Started both games at Gonzaga at 3B, his first two starts ... had a hit in both games ... singled in first AB vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... also played vs. UCSB ... spent last fall as a walkon quarterback on the UW football team ... standout baseball, football and basketball player at Renton.

#8 Kevin Komstadius, Fr. 1B: Pinch hit in all 3 at Stanford ... started at DH Mar. 31 vs. Gonzaga ... pinch-hit single Wed. vs. UC Irvine ... started Mar. 15 vs. USF and got 1 of 2 UW hits in the game ... started at 1B vs. UCSB ... earned 2A state player of the year as HS senior ... drafted by Pirates in 29th round ... father Kirk played JC baseball with Ken Knutson and was an All-American at Lewis-Clark State.

#4 Brady McGuire, Fr. C: Started 1 vs. Gonzaga and 1 vs. ASU at C ... first hit was a double in a start Mar. 25 vs Irvine ... first start Sun. vs. Oregon ... first action vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... didn't fully participate in fall ball due to injury, but is back and ready for the spring ... 4-year letterman and 2-time all-leaguer at Kentridge High.

#33 Julien Pollard, So. IF/OF: Has started at 3B, 2B and LF ... started all 3 at Stanford in LF ... 3-for-10 vs. Irvine ... 5-for-12 in 3 starts last weekend ... 1st-inning RBI double gave UW lead Sun. vs. Oregon ... started both Oregon games, one at 3B, one at 2B ... 3-for-7 in series ... 1-for-5 with 2-run HR vs. Minnesota ... has started in LF and at 3B ... started 2 at Fresno in LF ... 4-for-11 in Fresno series ... second-team All-Jayhawk League during the summer, when he batted .340 for the Liberal (Kan.), which was managed by former big-league manager Mike Hargrove.

#12 Pierce Rankin, So. C/IF: Broke finger in pregame Apr. 6 at Gonzaga and is out for the time being ... started 27 of first 28 games, at C, 2B, 3B, LF and DH ... 17-game hitting streak broken Mar. 22 vs. Oregon ... hit HRs in 3 straight games at Portland tournament: vs. Hawai'i, Oregon and Portland ... 8th-inning HR vs. Portland broke tie and led to win ... 3-for-5 with 2B, 3B Mar. 8 at Nevada ... homer in Mar. 6 win at Nevada ... solo HR vs. Hawai'i in Minneapolis... two-time team MVP at Shorecrest, where he played for former Husky Alan Bruns ... grandson of two-time Rose Bowl MVP and college football hall of famer Bob Schloredt (UW '61).

#25 Ty Rasmussen, RS-Jr. OF: Leg injury has likely ended his season ... 13 starts at DH ... HR Mar. 24 vs. UCI ... 2-run HR vs. Oregon on Mar. 21 ... 2-for-4 with HR and 2B Mar. 7 at Nevada ... hit .308 with 10 homers as a redshirt freshman in 2007 ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2007 ... redshirted the 2006 season at Louisiana-Lafayette.

#6 Jake Rife, Sr. OF: Regular starter at either LF or DH ... 3-run homer and 3-for-6 Tue. at Gonzaga ... ... started all 4 at Rose City Invitational (6-for-16, 5 RBI) ... 5-for-14 in 3 starts in LF vs. USF ... 1-for-2 with 2 BBs Tue. vs. Oregon and 1-for-4 on Wed. ... started all 4 last weekend ... 4-for-4 vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... started 1 in LF, 1 at DH at Fresno ... 2-run 3B Feb. 21 ... probably the fastest player on the team ... played summer ball for Liberal (Kan.), playing for longtime big-league player and manager Mike Hargrove ... 2A state MVP as a high school senior.

#43 Aaron Russell, Jr. IF: Currently out due to injury ... possible date return undetermined ... made 17 starts at 3B ... started all three at Stanford ... 3-run double in Mar. 28 win vs. Cardinal ... 5-for-9 with 8 RBI in UC Irvine series ... 2 HRs (solo, grand slam), double and 6 RBI in Wed. win ... missed USF series due to injury ... went 6-for-10 in UP tournament ... had a hit in six straight ABs ... started 25 games last season, including seven at 3B ... a career. 348 hitter in 112 at bats ... had a 6-for-6 game last season at UC Riverside, in his first game of the season.

#18 Cody Ryckman, Fr. C: Got first start Mar. 15 vs. USF ... played twice off bench at Minn. tourney ... 3-time team captain at White River High ... first-team All-SPSL catcher as a senior in 2008.

#32 Troy Scott, So. 1B: Started 28 of 30 at 1B ... 3 hits Sunday vs. Arizona State ... 3 hits in Mar. 28 win at Stanford ... 3-run homer, 4 RBI total in Mar. 24 loss vs. UC Irvine ... 3-for-4 with HR Mar. 4 vs. Oregon ... 3-for-4 with grand slam and 5 RBI vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... started 49 games at first base last season ... seven homers and 36 RBI last year ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2008 ... during summer ball, led the Alaska League in both doubles and runs batted in ... batted .600 with 9 homers, 27 runs and 17 steals as a high school senior at Auburn High ... league MVP and Rawlings All-American ... taken by Twins in 2007 draft.

#44 Brett Wilcox, Sr. C: Starting catcher has made 13 starts behind the plate and 3 at DH ... two-run homer in start Mar. 31 vs. Gonzaga ... 2-for-4 in start at C Mar. 7 at Nevada ... 1-for-5 as starting C Mar. 4 vs. Oregon ... 2 starts at C, 1 at DH at Minn. ... 2-for-3 vs. UCSB ... 1 start at C, 2 at DH at Fresno ... 4-for-12 in FSU series ... lefty hitter started 12 in 2007 and 28 last season ... joined the UW team at midseason in 2007, transferring from Belleuve CC .. a .324 career hitter in 136 at bats entering the season ... KingCo 4A Most Valuable Player as a senior at Bothell High.

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
THU. - Aaron West, Freshman RHP:
Made first start last Fri. vs. ASU at Safeco Field (no dec.; 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) ... earned win with 4.0 innings of 2-hit, 0-run relief Mar. 28 at Stanford .. worked an ining Tue. vs. UCI ... had great weekend in Portland: 2.0 scoreless IP (4 K) vs. Hawai'i and 2.1 scoreless IP for save Mar. 22 vs. Oregon ... threw the ninth in the Mar. 4 win over Oregon ... went 7-0 with a 0.62 ERA for state-champion Snohomish High last year ... threw a two-hitter in the title game to beat Kentlake at Safeco Field.

FRI. - Jason Erickson, Senior RHP: Threw 3.1 in relief Sat. vs. ASU ... worked 4.1 innings in relief Mar. 24 vs. UC Irvine ... suffered loss in relief Mar. 21 vs. Oregon ... took the loss Mar. 15 vs. USF: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K ... no dec. in win at Nevada Mar. 8: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K ... took the loss Mar. 1 vs. UCSB (4.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... no dec. in start Feb. 22 at Fresno State: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K ... during the summer, went 7-1 with a 2.56 ERA and an Alaska League-leading 42 strikeouts for the Mat-Su Miners ... named Mat-Su's team MVP and earned first-team all-league ...

SAT. - Andrew Kittredge, Freshman RHP: Will be making first start ... pitched in relief in 2 games vs. ASU, going a total of 6.2 IP without allowing an earned run ... worked 2.1 perfect innings, fanning 5, Mar. 31 vs. Gonzaga ... struck out only batter he faced for save Mar. 28 at Stanford ... picked up first save in Mar. 25 win over UC Irvine ... suffered the loss to Anteaters on Tue. ... worked 3.0 scoreless IP in relief for win Mar. 21 vs. Portland (2 H, 1 BB, 3 K) ... suffered the loss in relief Mar. 13 vs. USF (2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R) ... threw 2.2 IP of hitless relief in Mar. 7 loss at Nevada ... worked a scoreless 8th vs. Nevada Mar. 6 ... pitched 4.0 shutout innings of relief, striking out 5, vs. Minnesota ... pitched in two games at Fresno State, fanning six in 2.1 IP ... was a three-time all-league pick at Spokane's Ferris High ... league MVP and 4A all-state as a senior ... drafted by the Mariners in 2008 ...

BULLPEN NOTES: Geoff Brown (So. LHP) suffered the loss in relief last Fri. vs. ASU ... worked 1.1 Mon. at Gonzaga and then eanred the win wiht 2.0 IP Tue. vs. Zags ... worked worked in 2 games at Stanford, allowing only 1 run over 3.2 IP ... suffered loss in relief Mar. 20 vs. Hawai'i ... took the loss in 13-inning loss Mar. 14 to USF, throwing 1.0 innings ... also worked 0.2 the day before ... picked up a win in relief Mar. 8 at Nevada: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K ... Tyler Cheney (Sr. LHP) didn't get a dec. in start Apr. 7 at Gonzaga (3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K) ... started Mar. 29 at Stanford and took loss (2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K) ... started and won Mar. 22 vs. Oregon (6.2 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) ... got no decision Mar. 14 vs. USF: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K ... suffered the loss Mar. 7 at Nevada despite good outing (6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) ... no decision in start Feb. 28 vs. Minnesota (3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... got the win Feb. 21 at Fresno State: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K ... high-school classmate of fellow Husky Kyle Conley ... state's 4A MVP after leading Richland High to state title his senior year ... Jacob Clem (RS-So. RHP) pitched in the Sat. game vs. ASU ... pitched twice at Stanford ... pitched briefly (0.1 IP) Mar. 13 vs. USF ... pitched an inning of no-hit relief in Mar. 7 win at Nevada ... worked a scoreless 8th Mar. 4 vs. Oregon ... also threw a scoreless 8th inning, fanning 2, vs. UCSB ... redshirted the 2007 season and then pitched in only 3 games last year before a season-ending injury ... has also played at DH ... younger brother of former Husky Zach Clem ... Paul Dickey (Sr. RHP) pitched an 1.2 last Sat. vs. ASU and an inning Tue. at Gonzaga ... worked 0.2 IP in Mar. 25 win over UCI ... threw a scoreless 9th Mar. 6 at Nevada ... transferred to UW after two-year career at Lower Columbia CC ... has been drafted twice, by the Rockies in 2006 and the Pirates in 2005 ... Adrian Gomez (So. LHP) took the loss in start Mon. at Gonzaga (4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) ... pitched 1.2 innings of shutout relief Tue. vs. Gonzaga ... got no dec. in start Mar. 25 vs. UC Irvine (4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... started Mar. 20 vs. Hawai'i, but no decision: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K ... got the win in start Mar. 3 vs. Oregon (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) ... returned to the UW after a two-year church mission in Mexico ... married in December ... prior to this year last pitched in a game in 2006 ... in 2006, went 1-1 with a 4.45 ERA over 8 appearances, including 3 starts ... Ben Guidos (So. LHP) took the loss in start last Sat. vs. ASU ... got no dec. in start Mar. 28 at Stanford (4.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) ... also no dec. in start Mar. 21 vs. Oregon (5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... pitched 1.2 innings in 13-inning loss Mar. 14 vs. USF ... earned win with a great start Mar. 4 vs. Oregon (6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K) ... worked 3.1 IP of relief vs. Hawai'i in first appearance this year ... allowed 2 R on 3 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks in that one ... sat out 2007 season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery ... 3A state player of the year in 2006 at Highline HS Seth Haehl (Fr. RHP) has pitched in 4 of the last 5 games ... threw 3.2 innings of relief Mar. 29 at Stanford, allowing only 1 ER ... threw 3.1 IP of relief for the win Mar. 25 vs. UC Irvine ... threw 1.2 scoreless IP Mar. 20 vs. Hawai'i ... worked a perfect inning vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... earned all-league and team MVP at Eastmont High last year ... 1.25 ERA and a .443 batting average as a senior ... Jorden Merry (Sr. RHP) went 3.1 IP in start Sun. vs. ASU, taking loss ... started Mar. 31 vs. Gonzaga (no dec.: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) ... went 2.2 in start (no dec.) Mar. 24 vs. UC Irvine ... got no decision Mar. 13 vs. USF: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K ... got the win Mar. 6 at Nevada (7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) ... no dec. despite good start vs. Hawai'i Feb. 27: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K ... solid start Feb. 20 at Fresno, but no dec.: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K ... first-team All-Pac-10 last season ... came to UW after one season at Lower Columbia CC in Kelso, Wash ... Brian Pearl (Jr. RHP) worked 1.0 scoreless IP last Sun. vs. ASU and Tue. at Gonzaga ... took loss in relief Tue. vs. Gonzaga, thanks in part to 2 errors (5 R, 1 ER) ... suffered loss in start last Fri. at Stanford (3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) ... got no dec. despite solid outing in first college start Mar. 21 vs. Portland (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) ... threw 4.2 scoreless IP in 13-inning loss to USF Mar. 14 ... earned save #2 Mar. 8 at Nevada with 1.1 IP ... got a save Mar. 3 vs. Oregon (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R) ... threw 2.0 for loss vs. Minn. despite not allowing an earned run ... pitched twice at Fresno State ... 1.0 IP, 2 K Feb. 22 vs. Fresno .. had been a regular 3B during his UW career ... relieved in 10 games last year, going 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and two saves ... pitched in 2 games in 2007 ... Brandon Rohde (Fr. LHP) threw an inning vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... went 6-1 as a senior at Gig Harbor High last year ... team MVP and all-league ... limited in the fall due to injury ... Forrest Snow (Fr. RHP) threw 0.2 in relief Mon. at Gonzaga (no hits or runs) ... pitched in 2 games in tourney in Portland ... threw 4.0 IP in Mar. 15 vs. vs. USF ... worked two innings in Mar. 3 win over Oregon ... started vs. Wis.-Whitewater, getting the win (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 Ks) ... worked 3.0 IP of hitless relief Feb. 21 at Fresno State ... was a two-time All-Metro pitcher at Seattle's Lakeside School ... first player ever drafted out of Lakeside, as the Mariners took him in 2007.

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