Huskies Begin Road Stretch At Portland, Cal
April 13, 2010
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (17-13 overall, 3-3 in the Pac-10) begins a road-heavy stretch of games with four straight away from Seattle this week. First up is a trip to Portland on Wed., April 14 for a 3:00 p.m. non-conference game vs. Portland (20-8 overall, 5-1 in the WCC). Washington will give the ball to junior RHP Forrest Snow against the Pilots. From there, the Huskies head to Berkeley for a three-game set vs. the red-hot California Golden Bears (20-10, 6-3), who have won eight straight, including sweeps of Arizona and USC the last two weekends. All three games at Cal will air live on KKNW AM-1150 radio. Friday's first pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday's games both get underway at 1:00 p.m. The UW will start junior LHP Geoff Brown on Friday and sophomore RHP Andrew Kittredge on Saturday. Sunday's starter has yet to be determined. Following the Cal series, the Huskies host Portland on Tuesday, April 20 before heading south to face top-ranked Arizona State April 23-25 in a conference series in Tempe. Here's a look at this week's action:
Wed., April 14: UW at Portland, 3:00 p.m. - live stats at gohuskies.com
Fri., April 16: UW at Cal, 2:30 p.m. - RADIO: KKNW AM-1150/live stats at gohuskies.com
Sat., April 17: UW at Cal, 1:00 p.m. - RADIO: KKNW AM-1150/live stats at gohuskies.com
Sun., April 18: UW at Cal, 1:00 p.m. - RADIO: KKNW AM-1150/live stats at gohuskies.com
COACH MEGGS: Lindsay Meggs was named the Huskies' new head coach in July of 2009, just the third different UW head coach in 34 years. Meggs came to the UW after having spent the last three seasons at Indiana State and the 13 prior to that at Chico State, where he won NCAA Division II national championships in 1997 and 1999. He helped Chico to the D-II College World Series seven times and won the league eight times. At Indiana State, he was named Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 after guiding the Sycamores to a second-place finish, their highest since 1998. Meggs currently boasts a 632-320-4 record over 16-plus seasons as a four-year college head coach. He'd previously served as head coach at Long Beach City College and Oxnard College. Born in San Jose and a graduate of Saratoga (Calif.) High, Meggs played four seasons as the starting third baseman at UCLA. He was drafted by the Brewers in 1983, and then again by the Royals after his senior year in 1984. Meggs is joined by assistant coaches Dave Nakama, Greg Moore and Kevin Ticen.
SERIES HISTORY: Washington holds an 88-44-1 record all-time against Portland. Last season, the Huskies and Pilots played only twice, with no meetings at Joe Etzel Field. The Huskies beat Portland, 5-2, on an eighth-inning homer from Pierce Rankin in a game played at PGE Park in Portland. Later in the season, Jake Rife went 4-for-4 with a homer in a 6-5 win over the Pilots. California leads the all-time series against Washington, 32-28. Last season, the Huskies swept a three-game series in Seattle, winning by scores of 9-8, 6-2 and 7-2. In the first game, Kyle Conley belted two homers, including a grand slam, but the UW still needed to score two in the eighth to go back in front. In game two, Jason Erickson went eight innings for the win. And in the finale, Conley capped a hot weekend with two doubles among his three hits. The last time that UW traveled to Berkeley, in 2008, Cal won two out of the three games.
HUSKIES BACK AT SAFECO FIELD: Washington will return to Safeco Field for the fourth consecutive season this year when the Huskies host Stanford in a 6:30 p.m. game on Saturday, May 1. Earlier that day, at 12:10 p.m., the Mariners play host to the Texas Rangers at Safeco. Fans who show a ticket stub from the M's game can redeem it for a discounted $5 ticket to the Husky game. Last season, the Huskies played two games at Safeco. A crowd of 3,675 saw a 3-1 Oregon State win and there were 4,296 on hand for a 6-4 Arizona State victory later in the year. Three seasons ago, the Huskies beat No. 8 OSU, 6-2, in their first-ever game at Safeco. Attendance was 10,421, at the time a league record for a conference game. In 2008, 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.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
#11 Chase Anselment, Fr. C/OF: 2-for-4 with RBI in start Mar. 30 vs. SeattleU ... had a pinch-hit, 3-run triple to break a 4-4 tie in the 9th in Mar. 25 win at Dallas Baptist ... the following day at DBU, went 3-for-4 with a grand slam ... started both games at Oregon and first two at Long Beach at DH ... started 2 of 3 at DH vs. Fresno State ... 5-for-10 with two doubles in FSU series ... 2-for-3 with 3 RBI in first career start Feb. 20 vs. Missouri ... also scored winning run in 9th as pinch-runner Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga ... started all 97 games over four seasons at Meadowdale High ... Everett Herald's area player of the year following senior season in 2009.
#1 David Bentrott, Jr. SS: Has started 26 of last 28 at SS ... 3-for-5, 2 RBI Apr. 3 (game 1) vs. WSU ... 3-for-8 in 2 games at Gonzaga ... hit safely in all 3 at Dallas Baptist ... 2-for-3 with RBI Mar. 3 at Oregon ... started 74 of a possible 110 games at shortstop over the past two seasons ... started 33 of 55 last year, when he hit 5 homers ... helped Newport (R.I.) Gulls to the New England Collegiate Baseball League title during the summer.
#6 Andy Bethel, So. SS: Made 25 starts at shortstop last year, essentially splitting the job with Bentrott ... started Mar. 30 vs. SeattleU (1-for-3, RBI) ... started the first 2 games of the season at shortstop ... batted .265 and was a perfect 7-for-7 stealing bases as a freshman in 2009 ... played at Seattle Prep, just north of UW campus.
#2 Bradley Boyer, Sr. IF/OF: 9 in LF, 8 starts at 2B, 3 in RF, 1 at 3B and 1 at SS ... 3-for-9 with a double in 2 starts vs. Arizona ... 2-for-5 with 2 RBI Mar. 19 at CS Fullerton ... 4-for-5 last Mar. 5 at Long Beach and 2-for-5 on Mar. 7 ... had game-winning RBI with 2 out in the 9th Feb. 26 vs. Fresno State ... 3 RBI and a homer Feb. 27 vs. Fresno ... fifth-year senior returned after having missed last season due to Tommy John elbow surgery ... easily the Huskies' most experience player ... entered 2010 with 130 starts and 524 at bats.
#21 Caleb Brown, So. OF: Started 29 of 30 in CF ... 1-for-3 with 3 RBI in game 3 of WSU series ... 4-for-8, 2 RBI in 2 games at Gonzaga ... 4-for-11 with 2 doubles in Fullerton series ... 4-for-10 in BYU series ... 2nd homer of year Mar. 7 at LBSU ... 3-for-4 with 2 runs Mar. 3 at Oregon ... 4-for-12 in Fresno series ... a solid opening weekend ... 2-for-3 vs. NMSU; 2-for-4 vs. Missouri and 3-for-5 with 2 triples, a homer and 4 RBI vs. Gonzaga ... started 31 games, all in center field, as a freshman ... singled in first college at bat last Feb. 21 at Fresno State ... a two-time, first-team all-state selection in both baseball and football.
#3 Doug Cherry, Sr. 2B: Regular starter at 2B ... 4-for-5 with game-tying RBI in 9th Mar. 25 at Dallas Baptist ... 7-for-13 in DBU series ... started all 3 vs. Fullerton at 2B ... 4-for-6 in 2 starts at 2B in BYU series ... had 2-out, 2-run double as a pinch hitter in the 7th to cap a 7-run Husky rally in 11-9 win Mar. 5 at Long Beach State ... started at 2B Sat. vs. LBSU ... 2-for-4 in start Mar. 3 at Oregon ... started at 2B Feb. 28 vs. Fresno and drove in a run ... had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth in the Feb. 21 win over Gonzaga ... also started at 2B vs. Missouri ... started 28 games last season, one at DH and the rest at second base ... homered in the season opener last season, at Fresno State ... earned first-team all-league honors as a third baseman for the Corvallis (Ore.) Knights during the summer.
#28 Miles Kizer, Jr. C: Hit a grand slam Apr. 10 vs. Arizona ... oubled in start Apr. 7 at Gonzaga ... started 2 of 3 at BYU ... hit first HR in win Mar. 13 at BYU ... 2-for-4 as starting C Mar. 7 at LBSU ... started at C Mar. 3 at Oregon (1-for-4, double) ... started at C Feb. 28 vs. Fresno State ... started 2 of 3 in Tucson at C ... RBI double in the 9th vs. Gonzaga tied game at 9-9 ... NJCAA Division II first-team All-America last year at Glendale (Ariz.) CC ... lone JC player on the roster ... also played football at Glendale ... batted .390 with 14 doubles and a league-leading 52 RBI last season.
#22 Max Kwan, Sr. C: Started at DH Feb. 28 vs. Fresno State (0-for-1 with BB, run) ...had pinch-hit appearances vs. Missouri, DBU and Arizona ... returned to roster after having missed the 2009 season due to injury ... recovered in time to play summer ball for Kitsap (Wash.) ... last played a college game in 2007 ... began college career at Tulane, where he played in 2006.
#18 Jacob Lamb, Fr. 3B: 3-fo-r 9 with a double and 2 RBI in Arizona series ... 4-for-4 with a double April 3 (game 1) vs. WSU ... 2-for-4 in start Mar. 30 vs. SeattleU ... 2-for-4 with 3 RBI Mar. 26 at DBU and then 2-for-4 with 4 RBI the next day ... went 6-for-10 vs. CS Fullerton ... homered Mar. 20 vs. Titans ... 4-for-10 with 6 RBI in BYU series ... 3-for-4 with HR, 4 RBI in Mar. 13 win at BYU ... drove in 1 Mar. 2 at Oregon and was 2-for-3 with RBI Mar. 3 vs. Ducks ... 6-for-12 in Fresno State series ... Metro League MVP and first-team all-state player at Seattle's Bishop Blanchet High last season ... hit .412 as a junior and .429 as a senior ... selected by the Pirates in the 38th round of the 2009 draft.
#12 Brady McGuire, So. C: Saw first action of '10 season as pinch hitter Feb. 26 vs. Fresno State ... also pinch hit at BYU, vs. CSF and at SeattleU ... saw action 13 games, starting 6, as a freshman in 2009 ... all 6 starts were at C ... played summer ball for Moses Lake (Wash.) in the West Coast League ... two-time all-league at Kentridge High.
#10 Sean Meehan, So. OF: 1-for-4 in start in RF in Apr. 10 win over Arizona ... started both games at Gonzaga in RF ... 2 hits off the bench Mar. 20 and 2-for-4 Mar. 21 vs. CS Fullerton ... 2-for-4 in start in RF Mar. 11 at BYU ... 2 hits and an RBI Mar. 2 at Oregon ... started 2 of 3 in Tucson and 2 of 3 vs. Fresno State in RF ... redshirted the 2009 season due to injury ... had a strong freshman season in 2008, batting .323 with 4 HRs in 65 at bats and 17 starts.
#25 Eric Peterson, Fr. IF: Got a start at DH Apr. 11 vs. Arizona ... started at DH Mar. 23 at SeattleU ... started season opener at DH (1-for-4, singled in first UW at bat) ... appeared in 2 games vs. Fresno State ... named the 3A state co-player of the year and KingCo league's 3A MVP as a senior at Liberty High, alma mater of UW great Tim Lincecum ... led the KingCo with nine homers, 24 RBI, 25 runs and a 1.182 slugging average as a senior ... drafted by the Royals in the 28th round of the 2009 draft.
#33 Julien Pollard, Jr. OF/IF: Started all 3 in LF and as leadoff hitter at LBSU and also in 1st game at BYU ... first start, in LF, Mar. 3 at Oregon (1-for-4, 1 run) ... appeared off bench in 2 games in both weekends so far ... versatile player could see action in LF, 3B, 2B or DH ... lone switch hitter on the Husky roster ... started 41 games as a sophomore in 2009, 26 at third base, 1 in left and two at second ... also made 19 starts as a freshman ... drafted by Twins in 2007 draft.
#8 Pierce Rankin, Jr. C/OF/IF: Started 2 at C and 1 at DH vs. Arizona ... started both games at Gonzaga, 1 a C and 1 at DH ... homered and reached on game-winning error in the ninth in April 1 win over WSU ... 2-for-3 with HR and 3 RBI in Mar. 25 win at DBU ... also hit a 2-run HR Mar. 27 at DBU ... 2-for-3 with a 2-run HR Mar. 23 at SeattleU ... started 2 of 3 at C and 1 at RF vs. Fullerton ... 3 doubles in series ... started 1 each at C, DH and RF at BYU ... 2-for-4 with 2 RBI in Mar. 13 win at BYU ... 2 starts at C, 1 at DH in LBSU series ... started 2 at C, 1 in RF vs. Fresno State ... 3-for-3 with HR, 2 RBI Feb. 26 vs. Bulldogs and 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, 2B the next day ... started 1 game each at C, RF and DH in Tucson ... 2-run double broke 2-2 tie in win over New Mexico State ... 3-for-5 vs. Gonzaga ... UW's top returning hitter from 2009, batted .299 with six homers in 41 games last year ... made 23 starts at 2B, 12 at C, 3 at 3B, 2 at DH and 1 in LF last year ... began 2009 season as starting C, but injury kept him from behind the plate in second half of the season ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 in '09 ... played summer ball for the New Bedford (Mass.) Bay Sox, where he also pitched a little bit, during the summer ... grandson of two-time Rose Bowl MVP and college football hall of famer Bob Schloredt (UW '61).
#34 Aaron Russell, Sr. 3B./OF: Picked up 2 starts at 1B vs. Arizona ... ent 5-for-8 in 2 games at Gonzaga (2-for-4 Tue. and 3-for-4 Wed.) ... due to injury, didn't appear for UW until BYU trip, when he went 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI in 2 games ... 1-for-3 in start in LF Mar. 30 vs. SeattleU ... started 1 game vs. CSF at 3B and 1 at DBU at DH ... started Mar. 13 at 3B ... batted .262 last year ... had 2 HRs, including a grand slam in 13-12 win over UC Irvine last year ... as a sophomore in 2008, went 6-for-6 with five runs in first appearance of the season, at UC Riverside.
#32 Troy Scott, Jr. 1B: Started 28 of 30 at 1B ... solo homer Mar. 27 at DBU ... 2-run double Mar. 23 at SeattleU ... 4-for-9 in BYU series ... HR in Mar. 13 win at BYU ... 5-for-12 with 3 doubles and 5 RBI in LBSU series ... 4-for-12 in Fresno State series ... 2-for-3 vs. NM State ... started 102 of a possible 110 games during first two years at the UW ... batted .251 with 11 homers and 31 RBI last year, when he committed just one error ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2008 ... helped lead Newport (R.I.) to the NECBL title during summer of 2009 ... named all-league and batted .400 with 10 RBI in 8 playoff games for the Gulls ... 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 ... older brother, Ryan, played catcher at the UW.
#44 Andy Smith, Fr. OF: Started 2 of 3 in LF vs. Arizona ... first start as CF Mar. 30 vs. SeattleU ... went 2-for-4 in both starts Mar. 26-27. at Dallas Baptist ... had an RBI single off the bench Mar. 23 at SeattleU ... started season opener in LF ... started at DH Mar. 21 vs. Fullerton ... 2 starts in LF vs. Fresno State ... 1-for-4 in start in LF Tue. at Oregon ... scored 3 runs in 2 games vs. FSU ... played at North Kitsap HS under former Husky catcher Jeff Weible ... named league MVP after hitting .483 with 23 stolen bases as a senior ... spent junior season at Syracuse HS in Utah, but went to North Kitsap as a sophomore and senior..
#5 Brian Wolfe, Fr. OF: Injured a knee Apr. 3 vs. WSU and is out for the time being ... 2-for-5 with double Mar. 26 and 1-for-4 with triple Mar. 27 ... hit first HR Mar. 20 at CS Fullerton ... started in RF Mar. 13 at BYU ... started all 3 at LBSU and was 3-for-5 in first game ... 1-for-3 in first college start Feb. 27 vs. Fresno State ... had 2 pinch-hit appearances opening weekend in Tucson ... four-year letterman at Snohomish HS, where he teamed with Aaron West on 4A state title team in 2008 ... first-team all-state OF in 2009 ... also pitched in high school.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES (Sunday starter TBD):
WED. - Forrest Snow, Junior RHP: Pitched 2.0 innings in relief Apr. 9 vs. Arizona and then went 2.0 innings two days later vs. Cats ... got the win Apr. 6 at Gonzaga (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) ... retired the only batter he faced in the 12th inning April 3 vs. WSU ... earned a win Mar. 26 at Dallas Baptist (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) ... pitched 2.2 IP in relief twice vs. Fullertlon, including a 1-hit, 0-run, 4-K outing on Sat. ... pitched 0.2 in relief Mar. 12 at BYU ... got a no decision in start Mar. 5 at LBSU ... pitched a scoreless inning in relief Mar. 2 at Oregon ... worked a scoreless 9th inning for the win Feb. 26 vs. Fresno State ... pitched in 13 games last year, making 3 starts ... 4-1 with 34 Ks and 13 walks in 32.2 innings for the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska League last summer ... first player ever drafted out of Seattle's Lakeside School, going to the Mariners in the 2007 draft.
FRI. - Geoff Brown, Junior LHP: Took the loss in start Apr. 9 vs. Arizona (5.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) ... pitched 0.2 innings in UW win Wed. at Gonzaga ... got a second straight no decision despite a good start and a UW win April 1 vs. WSU (5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... got no decision in very good start Mar. 25 at Dallas Baptist (6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) ... made 2nd start of 2010 Mar. 21 vs. CS Fullerton (L, 5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... pitched 3.2 IP in relief Mar. 11 at BYU ... threw 3.1 IP Mar. 6 at LBSU, allowing 1 run (unearned) ... had 2 scoreless relief outings vs. Fresno State ... started Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga, working 3.0 IP (no decision) ... UW's most experienced returning pitcher coming into 2010 in terms of career innings (72.1) and appearances (51) ... has played for the Newport (R.I.) Gulls the last two summers, helping them to the title last summer and a runner-up finish in 2008 ... 5-0 with a 1.48 ERA during summer season this year ... drafted by Royals in 23rd round of 2007 draft.
SAT. - Andrew Kittredge, Soph. RHP: Earned the win Apr. 10 vs. Arizona (7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... got a ND in start Apr. 3 vs. WSU (5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) ... picked up a win and a save at Dallas Baptist ... worked 1.0 IP (2 H, 2 K) for save Mar. 25 and got win as starter Mar. 27 (5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) ... started Mar. 20 vs. CS Fullerton and took the loss ... picked up third victory in start Mar. 13 at BYU ... gave up 8 ER (6 of them in his last inning), but struck out 8 in 5.1 IP vs. Cougars ... had a good weekend at LBSU ... earned a save on Fri., pitching the ninth ... struck out 10 in 7.2 IP Sun. for the win (7.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K) ... suffered the loss despite good outing Feb. 28 vs. Fresno State (8.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) ... started and picked up the win opening day vs. New Mexico State (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 last season ... named NECBL all-league last summer, for the league champion Newport (R.I.) Gulls.
BULLPEN NOTES: Colton Bielaski (RS-Fr. RHP) worked 2.0 scoreless innings Apr. 9 vs. Arizona ... pitched in 2 of 3 games vs. CS Fullerton ... worked the final 1.2 innings of the Missouri game (3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 K) ... attended the UW last season, but didn't play baseball ... Adam Cimber (Fr. RHP) started and took the loss Apr. 11 vs. Arizona (4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) ... got the win in first start Apr. 3 vs. WSU (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) ... pitched 0.2 in relief Wed. at Gonzaga ... went 2.2 IP (3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) for 6th save vs. SeattleU on Mar. 30 ... worked final 3.2 IP Mar. 27 at DBU for 5th save ... pitched the final 2.0 in Mar. 23 win at SeattleU ... worked 2.2 scoreless IP Mar. 21 vs Fullerton ... picked up 4th save Mar. 13 at BYU ... pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in win Mar. 6 at LBSU and then got the save Mar. 8 (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K) ... earned 2nd save Mar. 3 at Oregon (1.2 IP) ... picked up a win and a save in opening weekend ... struck out only batter he faced on 3 pitches for save in opener vs. New Mexico State ... worked final 3.0 (2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K) for the win vs. Gonzaga (Feb. 22) ... pitched twice in relief vs. Fresno State ... 10-2 with a 1.02 ERA, 80 Ks and 10 walks over 75 innings as a HS senior ... Tacoma News-Tribune's area player of the year in 2009 ... Jacob Clem (Jr. RHP) worked 2.0 perfect innings to close out Apr. 10 win over Arizona, striking out the side in order in the 9th ... pitched the 9th Apr. 7 at Gonzaga ... went final 1.1 (1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K) Apr. 6 at Gonzaga for the save ... pitched in all 3 WSU games ... worked the final 2.1 in game three for the save ... got the win April 1 vs. WSU with 3.2 no-hit IP ... retired last 10 he faced to close out that game ... also pitched 0.1 innings in game two of WSU series ... threw 3.0 scoreless innings for the win Mar. 23 at SeattleU (3.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) ... threw in 2 of 3 vs. CS Fullerton ... pitched a total of 1.1 IP over 2 outings at LBSU without allowing a hit or a run ... allowed 1 run on 1 hit in 2.0 IP Mar. 3 at Oregon ... Mar. 3 at Oregon, pitched 3.0 innings, allowing no runs on 1 hit ... younger brother of former Husky standout Zach Clem ... Adrian Gomez (Jr. LHP) pitched an inning Apr. 11 vs. Arizona ... struck out 5 in 2.2 scoreless innings at Gonzaga Apr. 6 ... pitched in both ends of DH Apr. 3 vs. WSU ... allowed 1 R over 2.2 IP in game 1 and worked 0.2 scoreless in game 2 ... got the win with a 4.0-inning start Mar. 30 vs. SeattleU (4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... struck out only batter he faced for the win Mar. 25 at Dallas Baptist ... solid start Mar. 23 at SeattleU (4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K), but no decision ... started game 1 vs. Fullerton, but didn't figure in decision (4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K) ... worked the final 6.1 IP in relief Mar. 12 at BYU, allowing 1 run and fanning 5 ... got the win last Fri. at LBSU in relief (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K) ... gave up 1 ER in 5.1 IP of relief Feb. 26 vs. Fresno State ... appeared in 10 games, starting 4, last year ... returned to the UW after a two-year church mission in Mexico ... was married in December, 2008 ... Ben Guidos (Jr. LHP) earned win with excellent start Wed. at Gonzaga (6.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) ... pitched well, but took hard-luck loss Apr. 3 vs. WSU (3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... worked an inning Mar. 30 vs. SeattleU ... earned a save with 4.0 IP Mar. 26 at DBU ... took the loss as the starter Mar. 12 at BYU ... also started Mar. 6 at LSBU and suffered the loss (3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K) ... started and took the loss Mar. 2 at Oregon (5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... worked 3.0 IP Feb. 27 vs. Fresno State, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits ... was slated to start opening weekend in 2010, but game was cancelled due to rain ... worked 1.2 IP in relief vs. Missouri ... lefty entered junior season with 18 appearances during career, nine starts and nine relief outings ... went 7-0 with a 1.27 ERA during the summer, playing for the Corvallis (Ore.) Knights ... Brandon Rohde (So. LHP) worked a scoreless 9th Apr. 11 vs. Arizona ... pitched 1.1 IP in relief Mar. 20 vs. Fullerton ... worked 1.2 in relief Mar. 11 at BYU ... threw 2.1 IP in relief Mar. 5 at LBSU (no decision) ... worked 0.1 IP in relief (no runs) Mar. 3 at Oregon, picking up first college win ... first college start Feb. 27 vs. Fresno State (no decision: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief in Huskies' season-opening, 4-2 win over New Mexico State ... pitched in just one game (1.0 IP) last year, but should contend for many more innings this season.