Dawgs Continue Homestand vs. USC
April 29, 2009
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (18-23 overall, 7-8 in the Pac-10) continues its current nine-game homestand this weekend at USC (21-20 overall, 10-8 in the Pac-10) visits for a three-game series this Friday through Sunday at Husky Ballpark. The Huskies enter the weekend in sixth place in the Pac-10, one spot behind the fifth-place Trojans. Washington has swept California and Oregon in two of its last three Pac-10 series, but were swept by UCLA in between the two. The Huskies had a four-game winning streak snapped Tuesday when Lewis-Clark State beat them, 5-2, on a ninth-inning homer. Friday's series opener gets underway at 6:30 p.m. with Husky freshman RHP Aaron West taking the hill to face USC ace righty Brad Boxberger. Saturday's 2:00 p.m. game will see UW senior right-hander Jason Erickson go against Trojans freshman RHP Andrew Triggs. Finally, Sunday's 1:00 p.m. contest will feature a matchup of Husky freshman righty Andrew Kittredge against USC's right-handed Robert Stock. All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150 radio, also available online via gohuskies.com. Admission to Saturday's game is free, as a part of the annual UW Spring Fling, featuring the Windermere Cup/Opening Day regatta, a dual track meet vs. WSU and softball vs. Oregon. Here's a look at this weekend's baseball action:
Fri., May 1: USC at Washington, 6:30 p.m. - Radio: KKNW AM-1150
Sat., May 2: USC at Washington, 2:00 p.m. - Radio: KKNW AM-1150; Free Admission
Sun., May 3: USC at Washington, 1:00 p.m. - Radio: KKNW AM-1150
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 577-392-2 (.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 297-137-2 (.683) record in home games. He is 234-183 (.561) 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.
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 returned last Tuesday after three weeks out, Rasmussen is likely out for the year and Russell's prognosis is still undetermined.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
#1 David Bentrott, So. SS: Started 9 of last 10 at SS ... solo homer Apr. 26 at Oregon and Apr. 11 vs. Cal ... 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 at Tahoma High School.
#15 Andy Bethel, Fr. IF: Has started 20 of the last 33 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 14 in CF ... 4-for-5 Apr. 19 vs. Portland ... 2-for-4 with a triple Sun. at UCLA ... 3 SBs in Cal series ... 2-run HR Apr. 9 vs. Cal 2-for-2 with 4 runs and an RBI Apr. 7 at Gonzaga ... homered Mar. 27 at Stanford ... first start Mar. 7 at Nevada .... 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 14 of last 15 at 2B ... 2-for-3 Apr. 9 vs. California ... 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 ... drove in 2 runs with first-inning double in 6-3 win Apr. 26 at Oregon ... had five at bats off the bench Apr. 7 at Gonzaga, going 1-for-5 with a run ... has made three starts at DH.
#29 Kyle Conley, RS-Jr. OF: Started all 41 in RF ... 40 career homers ranks No. 3 in UW history, two shy of record (42, Ed Erickson, 1997-2000) ... solo homer Tue. vs. L-C State ... 3-run HR Apr. 24 at Oregon and 2-run HR Apr. 26 vs. Ducks ... 2-run HR Apr. 19 vs. Portland ... 3-for-3 with 2 HRs (including grand slam) and 5 RBI Apr. 9 vs. Cal ... 3-for-5 with two 2Bs Apr. 11 vs. Bears ... 8-for-11 in Cal series and 11-for-16 with 5 doubles, 3 HRs, 9 RBI, 8 runs and 8 walks the week of Apr. 6-11 ... 2-run HR Apr. 6 at Gonzaga ... intentionally walked 3 times Apr. 7 vs. Bulldogs ... 2-run homer Apr. 5 vs. ASU ... 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. ... first-team All-Pac-10 last year after batting .337 with 19 homers and 57 RBI ... 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 10 in LF ... 2-out, 2-run single in 9th beat Oregon, 2-0, on Apr. 25 ... 2-for-5 Apr. 19 vs. UP ... hit safely in all three vs. Cal ... 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: 1-for-4 with a double in start Sun. at UCLA ... started both games at Gonzaga (Apr. 6-7) at 3B, his first two starts ... had a hit in both games ... singled in first AB vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... spent last fall as a walkon QB on the UW football team ... standout baseball, football and basketball player at Renton.
#8 Kevin Komstadius, Fr. 1B: Pinch-hit single last Fri. at Oregon ... 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: Had UW's only hit in Apr. 18 loss at UCLA ... also started Tue. vs. Portland ... 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 ... 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 Oregon and vs. Cal at 3B ... eighth-innings SF drove in winning run Apr. 9 vs. Cal ... 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 ... returned to lineup with start at 2B Tue. vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 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 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 ... 2-for-4 with RBI vs. L-C State ... HR and four RBI Apr. 24 at Oregon ... 4-for-4 with HR Apr. 19 vs. Portland ... tripled to drive in Conley with tying run in 8th inning Apr. 9 vs. Cal ... 2B and HR Apr. 10 vs. Cal ... 3-run homer and 3-for-6 Apr. 7 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 ... could return this weekend ... 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 39 of 41 at 1B ... homered twice at Oregon, both solo HRs after Conley had gone deep ... homered Apr. 18 at UCLA .. .3 hits Apr. 5 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 22 starts behind the plate and 3 at DH ... started all three at Oregon and all 3 vs. Cal at catcher ... hit safely in all three vs. Bears ... 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:
FRI. - Aaron West, Freshman RHP: Earned win Apr. 24 at Oregon: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K ... no dec. at UCLA (4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) ... started Apr. 9 vs. Cal (no dec.: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) ... made first start April 3. 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 .. 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 ... went 7-0 with a 0.62 ERA for state-champion Snohomish High last year.
SAT. - Jason Erickson, Senior RHP: Threw a complete-game shutout to beat Oregon on Apr. 25 ... went all 9.0 IP, allowing 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB with 7 Ks ... only CG of the year by a Husky pitcher ... took loss Apr. 18 at UCLA (5.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) ... had perhaps the best starting outing of the year to date by a Husky Apr. 10 vs. Cal, earning a win (8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) ... worked 4.1 innings in relief Mar. 24 vs. UC Irvine ... took the loss Mar. 15 vs. USF: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 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 ...
SUN. - Andrew Kittredge, Freshman RHP: Beat Oregon on Apr. 26: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K ... took the loss Apr. 19 at UCLA (6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) ... went 4.2 in first start Apr. 11 vs. Cal (no dec.: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) ... 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 ... 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) ... 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) took the loss in relief vs. Lewis-Clark State ... worked an inning in Apr. 26 win at Oregon ... earned 3 wins in a stretch of 4 games, get the W Apr. 7 at Gonzaga and Apr. 9 and 11 vs. Cal ... pitched in all five games that week ... leads team with 20 appearances and 4 wins ... 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) earned first save with 3.0-inning outing Apr. 24 at Oregon ... 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 (L: 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) ... 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 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) worked 1.1 Sat. at UCLA ... 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) started (no dec.) in Apr. 19 win over Portland ... worked 3.2 scoreless innings, fanning 7 in UW win Apr. 9 vs. Cal ... took the loss in start last Apr. 4 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) ... 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) got first start Apr. 28 vs. L-C State (no dec.; 4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) ... worked 5.2 scoreless IP for win Apr. 19 vs. Portland ... 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) made first relief app. Apr. 18 at UCLA ... went 3.1 IP in start Apr. 5 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) earned save with one-inning, 3-K outing Apr. 26 at Oregon ... got the save with 1.1 IP Apr. 21 vs. Portland ... earned the save in games 1 and 3 vs. Cal, working a total of 3.0 scoreless innings ... took loss in relief Apr. 1. vs. Gonzaga ... 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) worked 3.1 hitless IP, fanning 5, vs. L-C State ... pitched 1.0 scoreless IP last Fri. at UCLA ... threw 0.2 in relief Mar. 31 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.