UW Baseball Closes Out Homestand

April 16, 2002

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COMING UP: The Washington baseball team (15-17-1 overall, 3-3/4th place in the Pac-10) closes out a nine-game homestand this week with four games at Husky Ballpark. Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m., the Dawgs play host to small-colege powerhouse Lewis-Clark State (24-10), currently ranked No. 7 in the NAIA. The game will air live on KKNW AM-1150 and on www.newschannel1150.com. Friday through Sunday, Washington plays host to No. 2 Stanford (25-8, 4-2 Pac-10) in a three-game conference series. Friday's series opener starts at 6:30 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday's game will begin at 1:00 p.m. None of the three will air on radio in Seattle, but Stanford's radio broadcast will air on www.gohuskies.com (courtesy of KSZU radio). Here's a rundown of this week's slate, with probable UW starters:

Tue., April 16 -- Lewis-Clark State at UW, 6:30 p.m. -- LHP Brian Carter (0-0, 0.96)
Fri., April 19 -- Stanford at UW, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Shawn Kohn (6-2, 3.13)
Sat., April 20 -- Stanford at UW, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (3-2, 6.07)
Sun., April 21 -- Stanford at UW, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson (1-1, 8.65)

SERIES HISTORY: No surprise that the series between UW and Lewis-Clark State is a tight one, with each team having won 14 of the 28 games played. The series has featured numerous close games in recent years, including both of last year's meetings. Last April 24, the Warriors nipped the UW, 5-4, with Mike Madrid driving in the tying run in the seventh. The following day, the Warriors got a two-out, pinch-hit homer in the top of the ninth from Jody Knowlton to take a 6-5 lead, but UW freshman catcher Ben Johnson belted his first career HR with two down and one on in the bottom of the ninth to win, 7-6. Stanford holds a 28-9 series advantage over the Huskies, though the UW beat the Cardinal, two games to one in 1997 and two games to none in 1998, in the Pac-10 Championship series. Last year, the Cardinal swept a three-game league series in Palo Alto.

COACH 'K': In nine seasons as the head coach of his alma mater, Ken Knutson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, four Pac-10 Northern Division titles, two second-place finishes and three NCAA Regionals. His career overall record stands at 329-224-1 (.595). With those 329 wins, he is the second-winningest coach in UW history, trailing only Bob MacDonald (422). Before becoming the Husky head man in 1993, Knutson served as the Husky pitching coach for eight seasons. In 1985, his UW pitching staff led the nation with a 2.80 ERA. Knutson holds a 159-71-1 (.690) record in home games. He is 140-100 (.583) in conference games. Knutson has coached 35 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in nine seasons, and has been named league caoch of the year three times. A 1981 All-Pac-10 left-handed pitcher at the UW, he is joined by assistant coaches Joe Ross, Travis Jewett, and Gregg Swenson and undergraduate assistants Daniel Jahn and Duggan Moran.

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

Pos.  Player, Year          Avg.-HR-RBI Notes C -- Aaron Hathaway, Fr.    .347-1-16  Started all 5 last week, went 11-for-22 (.500)      Ben Johnson, So.       .219-1-4   Started 2 of 3 in Missouri & ASU series      John Otness, So.       .370-1-11  Has hit safely in all 14 games he's started1B -- Kyle Larsen, Fr.       .337-3-21  .431 on-base despite usually hitting cleanup2B -- Greg Isaacson, So.     .321-0-9   Started 15 of last 17 at 2BSS -- Tila Reynolds, Jr.     .396-1-20  Has hit in 31 of 33 games, 3rd in Pac-10 in BA3B -- Michael Done, Sr.      .281-7-18  Has equalled last year's team-leading HR totalOF -- Tyler Davidson, Jr.    .311-5-21  8-for-22 (.364) in five games vs. UCI, WSUOF -- Jay Garthwaite, Jr.   .341-10-47  National Player of the Week three weeks agoOF -- Brandon Jacobson, Jr.  .259-1-9   Error-free thusfar as Husky LF or CFOF -- Steve Ramsey, So.      .263-2-10  As a PH in 2002: 5-for-9, one HR, five RBIOF -- Mike Wagner, So.       .286-1-9   11-for-27 (.407) in last 7 starts in LFDH -- Bryan Johnson, Jr.     .294-7-32  Hit HRs from both sides of the plate Sat.      Nick Batkoski, Fr.     .147-0-3   Started at second base Saturday vs. WSU

AMONG THE LEADERS: Several Husky players enter the week among the top of several various Pac-10 statistical rankings entering the week, mostly on the offensive side of things. Junior SS Tila Reynolds is third in the league in batting with his .395 average and also ranks in the top four in five other offensive categories: third in triples, second in steals, first in hit by pitch, fourth in on-base pct., and second in hits. Junior OF Jay Garthwaite leads the Pac-10 in RBI and is sixth in slugging, third in triples, fourth in total bases and fourth in home runs. Junior OF Tyler Davidson is eighth in steals and nineth in runs. The other three Huskies that rank in the hitting categories are sophomore 2B Greg Isaacson, who's seventh in sacrifice hits despite having played in only 14 games while senior 3B Michael Done is fourth in hit by pitches and eighth in home runs, along with junior DH/1B Bryan Johnson. Senior RHP Shawn Kohn is second in the league in called strikeouts, third in victories, seventh in opponent batting average and seventh in ERA while junior closer Tyler Shepple's four saves ranks third in the conference.

VETERAN SQUAD: After fielding rather youthful squads in each of the last two seasons, the 2002 Husky team is all grown up. Offensively, Washington returns players that made a total of 378 individual starts last year, 80.8 percent of the possible total of 468 (nine players times 52 games). Returning hitters accounted for 429 of last seasons' 531 total hits (also 80.8 percent) and 39 of the Huskies' 46 home runs (84.8 percent). On the mound, returning pitchers accounted for 359.2 of the Huskies' 455.2 innings pitched last year (78.9 percent) and started 44 of last season's 52 games (84.6 percent). In all, current members of the Washington baseball team had earned a total of 43 varsity letters and had started a total of 742 college games prior to the start of the 2002 season.

PRESEASON ACCOLADES: College baseball's preseason publications predicted a solid season for the 2002 Huskies. Baseball America ranked the Dawgs No. 24 in their preseason issue and counted the Huskies among the five Pac-10 teams it predicts will make it into the NCAA tournament. Shortstop Tila Reynolds was tabbed the preseason All-Pac-10 shortstop and was ranked the best defensive SS in the league. RHP Shawn Kohn was listed as the league's No. 1 control pitcher. Baseball America also listed Reynolds as the No. 48 junior prospect in the country and 1B Kyle Larsen as the nation's No. 42 freshman prospect. Neither Collegiate Baseball nor USA Today Baseball Weekly ranked the Huskies in the preseason, though the Huskies were among those receiving votes in USA Today's preseason coaches' poll (ranked No. 38, counting past the 25 ranked teams).

POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Fr. IF/DH: Started game two vs. WSU at second base, going 1-for-4 with a run ... started at third base in game two of UC Riverside series, going 1-for-4 with an RBI ... started Feb. 24 at Fresno State as the DH, going 1-for-2 ... started two games at DH at the tournament in Phoenix, going 1-for-6 ... started at second base in exhibition win over British Columbia, going 2-for-4 with a grand slam home run.

Tyler Davidson, Jr. OF: Started 32 of 33 in right field so far ... leads team with 36 runs scored and fourth with five homers ... nine steals is second on team ... two hits in the Friday and Sunday games vs. WSU ... 4-for-9 in two games vs. UC Irvine ... 2-for-5 with a run in April 6 loss at Missouri and 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBI the following day vs. the Tigers ... hit home runs in first two at bats of the season vs. Missouri ... finished that game 4-for-5 with two solo homers, two run-scoring singles and a stolen base ... 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs the following day vs. Northwestern ... Baseball America's No. 59 college prospect for the 2002 draft.

Michael Done, Sr. 3B: After starting the year at second base for the first 15 games, has returned to third, where he started the last two years ... second on the team with seven homers after leading the UW with seven last year ... 5-for-7 with a homer and four runs in last two WSU games ... 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs April 5 at Missouri ... 2-for-4 with a double and two walks April 7 at Missouri ... 2-for-6 with two RBI in Gonzaga series ... leads the team with 18 BBs ... walked only 28 times over last two seasons combined ... three-run homer in first inning of March 2 game vs. Utah ... led off the seventh Feb. 24 at Fresno with a solo homer to break a 7-7 tie ... 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBI in Fresno loss ... hit second and third homers in loss to Missouri on Feb. 27 ... went 3-for-5 in that game ... tabbed the Pac-10's top infield arm by Baseball America prior to last season ... drafted by Baltimore in the 40th round last June.

Jay Garthwaite, Jr. OF: Named Pac-10 Player of the Week two of the last five weeks ... named the NCBWA national player of the two weeks ago after going 11-for-22 with four homers and 16 RBI vs. WSU and ASU ... 16 RBI in the one week alone were more than all but one of his teammates has compiled all season to that point ... homered in the April 6 game at Missouri, his 10th of the year .. currently ranks fourth in UW history with 27 career homers ... also ranks ninth on the UW career RBI chart ... leads the Pac-10 with 47 RBI ... didn't drive in a run in three games vs. Washington State, but went 3-for-9 over the last two games vs. the Cougars ... earned first Pac-10 Player of the Week award after going 7-for-13 (.538) with five runs, seven RBI, three triples and two homers in BYU series ... twice fell a double short of the cycle in the series, hitting two triples to go with a homer and a single in game one ... continued the hot hitting at WSU, going 6-for-7 with two homers and seven RBI in two games ... three doubles and three RBI in five at bats Feb. 24 at Fresno ... 6-for-14 with seven RBI in FSU series ... led the team in RBI last season ... a 12th-round draft pick in 1999.

Aaron Hathaway, Fr. C: Has started 22 of 33 games behind the plate ... started all five games last week, catching every inning ... went 11-for-22 for the week ... first career HR Sat. vs. WSU ... two hits in each of the last two games vs. the Cougars ... 5-for-10 in the three-game series vs. WSU ... 0-for-3 with an RBI last time out April 6 in lone start Missouri ... 3-for-6 in UC Irvine series, starting both ... 5-for-5 with two doubles April 2 vs. Gonzaga and 2-for-4 on April 3... 3-for-4 in game one of UCR series, driving in two runs ... got first two steals and first two walks of his career in UCR series ... didn't allow a stolen base until the game at Portland Feb. 26 when the Pilots pulled a double steal of second and third and Hathaway dropped the ball on the exchange ... had a tremendous debut Feb. 15 vs. Northwestern, going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple ... also threw out a would-be basestealer and picked off a runner at first base in that game ... 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI Feb. 17 vs. Missouri ... also threw out a basestealer in that game.

Greg Isaacson, So. 2B: After not even appearing in a game all year, has started 16 of the last 18 games at second base ... had a great day Sunday vs. WSU, going 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI ... 2-for-4 with an RBI in last Tuesday's win over UC Irvine... despite lack of playing time, already ranks seventh in the Pac-10 with four sacrifice hits ... 2-for-3 with a run, a steal and an RBI April 5 at Missouri ... 3-for-9 with two doubles and four runs scored in two games at WSU ... 6-for-12 with three runs, two doubles and five RBI in the BYU series ... in first at bat of the year, belted a two-run, two-out double vs. BYU for his first career hit ... went 0-for-4 all of last season.

Brandon Jacobson, Jr. OF: Has started 18 of the UW's 33 games as leadoff hitter... UW is 12-6 when he starts ... 1-for-4 with three RBI and a double Sunday vs. WSU ... earned a walk in each of the games at Missouri despite starting only one ... 2-for-4 with two walks in win at Arizona State ... 3-for-5 with two runs in the March 5 win at Portland ... hit safely in all three of the Fresno State games ... has one of the UW's two outfield assists of the season so far as he threw out a Northwestern runner at the plate.

Ben Johnson, Soph. C: Has started 10 of 33 games behind the plate including two of three in each of the last two weekend series prior to the WSU series ... 2-for-3 with a walk and a steal last Friday at Missouri ... 2-for-4 with an RBI in win at Arizona State ... belted a solo homer in the ninth inning of the March 5 win at Portland ... 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double opening day ... has only allowed two stolen bases ... started 19 games at catcher as a freshman in 2001.

Bryan Johnson, Jr. 1B/DH: Second on the team with 32 runs batted in over 33 games ... has an RBI in 21 of his 31 games ... hit homers from both sides of the plate Saturday vs. WSU ... pinch-hit, two-run HR April 2 vs. Gonzaga gave UW 6-5 lead ... 2-for-4 with an RBI March 29 at ASU ... two-run homer March 1 vs. Utah ...two homers and three RBI at Portland Feb. 26 ... four RBI in the loss at Fresno State, driving in three with a bases-loaded double ... scored three runs in the Feb. 24 win at Fresno ... 2-for-3 Feb. 15 vs. Northwestern, driving in the winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the eighth ... solo HR in the second Feb. 16 vs. Northwestern proved the winning run in a 2-0 win.

Taylor Johnson, Fr. OF: Most recent start in game three of BYU series, when he walked twice and scored twice ... has come off the bench in two games since, March 26 at WSU and April 5 at Missouri ... started in center at Portland Feb. 26 and got a solo homer in the eighth for his first career hit ... singled as PH March 5 at Portland ... saw action in two games during the opening weekend in Phoenix, pinch running in game three and starting in center in game four ... also started exhibition vs. British Columbia, going 1-for-2 with three walks, two runs and two steals.

Kyle Larsen, Fr. 1B/DH: Started 15 of last 18 as first baseman ... a remarkable .431 on-base average thanks to 14 walks ... had an 11-game hitting streak broken Friday night vs. WSU ... 2-for-5 Sunday vs. WSU ... in two games at WSU earlier this year: 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, a homer and six RBI ... hit safely in all three ASU games ... hit HRs in back-to-back games March 2 & 3 vs. Utah, the first two of his career ... has hit safely in all but two of 16 games in which he's started ... saw action in three games opening weekend, starting at first base in the 8-7 win over Northwestern ... went 1-for-3 with a walk in that one ... singled and walked coming off the bench in the Feb. 17 loss to Missouri ... 2-for-5 with two singles in the exhibition win over British Columbia ... 14th round draft pick out of high school last June.

John Otness, Soph. C/3B: Is in the midst of moving to catcher after starting 11 games at third base ... played DH Saturday vs. WSU and hit first career HR ... has hit safely in all 14 games he's started this year ... started at DH last Tuesday vs. UC Irvine, going 2-for-3 with a two-run double ... two-run pinch-hit double April 7 at Missouri ... 1-for-4 with a double as DH in the April 3 Gonzaga game ... 3-for-8 over two games vs. UC Riverside ... 3-for-10 in Utah series and 2-for-5 at Portland March 5 ... started only once at Fresno State after taking a fastball in the head in the Feb. 22 win ... took two stitches behind his left ear but finished the game ... 2-for-4 with two RBI Feb. 26 at Portland ... 2-for-4 with two runs and a steal opening day vs. Missouri ... doubled to drive in second run of 2-0 win over Northwestern.

Steve Ramsey, Soph. OF/DH: Has started only two games in the last three weeks, but is usually the first-choice pinch hitter ... started April 7 at Missouri and went 0-for-3 with a run batted in ... played in all three games vs. BYU, starting once ... hit game-tying single in eighth inning of the 12-12 tie with BYU ... 5-for-9 with two-HBPs and a walk as a pinch hitter this season ... started two games vs. Utah, one at DH and one in left field ... 2-for-5 with a homer March 2 vs. Utah ... pinch hitter Feb. 24 at Fresno, driving in a run with a single to make it 9-7 in the eighth ... also singled as a pinch hitter Feb. 23 at Fresno ... solo home run as a PH led off the sixth inning in Missouri loss on Feb. 17.

Tila Reynolds, Jr. SS: Started the year on a 13-game hit streak, then had a 14-game streak snapped last Tuesday vs. UC Irvine ... has hit safely in 31 of 33 and has sat out only two innings all year ... has two hits in each of the last four games, going 6-for-11 in WSU series ... leads the Pac-10 with 14 HBPs, fourth most in UW history ... also third in the Pac-10 in batting (.396), fourth in on-base (.482), second in hits (57), third in triples (3), and second in stolen bases (14) ... also leads the team with 11 doubles ... has 19 multi-hit games in 33 starts this season ... played through a strained left thumb last weekend and was nearly scratched prior to Saturday's game ... nonetheless went 2-for-5 with two RBI ... 6-for-15 with two doubles and a triple in the Missouri series ...3-for-11 in two games vs. Gonzaga ... had a solid opening weekend, starting all four games at shorstop while going 6-for-15 (.400) a the plate ... named Baseball America's No. 53 college prospect and one of two players noted as 'Top Defensive Player.'

Tim Rice, Sr. C: Has played in three games this year, starting game three vs. BYU and coming off the bench March 1 and 2 vs. Utah ... transfer from Tacoma CC, where he played for current UW assistant coach Gregg Swenson.

Mike Wagner, Soph. OF: Started eight of last 11 at LF or DH ... RBI single Sat. vs. WSU ... 1-for-3 with two RBI April 5 at Missouri ... 5-for-8 with a triple in two Gonzaga games ... started Saturday at ASU and went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double ... started in left twice in BYU series, going 2-for-4 in game one ... hit a two-run double in Feb. 24 win at Fresno State ... 1-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and a walk opening day vs. Missouri.

TUESDAY -- Brian Carter, So. LHP: Set to make first start of the season and second of his career tonight vs. Lewis-Clark State ... finally allowed his first hit of the season in last Wednesday's UC Irvine game ... had a good outing, however, allowing four hits, but no runs or walks over 3.1 relief innings ... has allowed only one run in 9.1 relief innings ... hadn't pitched in a few weeks prior to that UCI game due to a minor back problem ... threw a total of two innings over two outings vs. UC Riverside ... threw three no-hit innings in the combined two-hit shutout of Northwestern Feb. 16 ... his one run allowed came March 2 vs. Utah.

FRIDAY -- Shawn Kohn, Sr. RHP: Having an outstanding season thusfar with a 6-2 record, a 3.13 ERA and a .243 opponent batting average ... hasn't gotten a win in last three starts, however ... threw nine innings, allowing four runs, in last Friday's 4-2 loss to WSU ... worked the first 10 innings of April 6 12-inning loss at Missouri, allowing three runs on nine hits ... after winning first six starts, took first loss March 30 at ASU ... worked six innings March 25 in a 7-3 win at Washington State ... in win over BYU, allowed eight runs (seven earned) over eight innings, but didn't walk a batter and fanned four ... threw a nine-inning CG to beat UC Riverside March 8 (9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks) ... threw seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, for the win March 1 vs. Utah ... tied a career high with 11 strikeouts ... career as a starter: 17 starts, 121.2 IP, 102 hits, 41 earned runs, 25 walks, 96 strikeouts, 10-3 record, 3.03 ERA ... had a no-hitter through five and one-third Feb. 22 at Fresno State ... finished with a three-hitter, allowing an eighth-inning solo home run in a 5-1 win ... struck out eight and walked one ... worked five innings, allowing three hits, no runs and no walks while fanning three opening day vs. Missouri ... led the 2001 Huskies in earned run average (2.57) and opponent average (.204) ... both of those marks were second in the Pac-10, trailing only national player of the year Mark Prior of USC ... first 40 appearances of his career came in relief before earning a start in midseason last year ... went on to lead the nation in ERA for a week during the middle of last season.

SATURDAY -- Sean White, Jr. RHP: Picked up third win of the year last time out, last Sat. vs. WSU, allowing four runs on 11 hits over 6.2 innings ... no decision April 7 at Missouri, working six innings and allowing seven runs ... got second win March 28 at ASU with six-inning outing ... allowed eight hits and eight runs (seven earned) and took advantage of big Husky comeback ... no decision March 16 vs. BYU after allowing six runs (only two earned) over 1.2 ... allowed three earned runs (six total) over six innings March 10 vs. UC Riverside in a loss ... took the loss March 3 vs. Utah, allowing five earned over 6.2 ... fanned six in that game ... no decision despite a second strong start Feb. 24 at Fresno ... allowed four hits and one earned while fanning three in five innings ... combined for a two-hit shutout of Northwestern in a 2-0 UW win ... no-hit the Wildcats through the first four and one-third ... finished having worked five innings, allowing one hit, no runs and two walks while striking out two for the win.

SUNDAY -- Clay Johnson, So. RHP: Has six starts and two relief outings ... threw first career complete game for first victory of the year April 9 vs. UC Irvine ... allowed four runs on nine hits and five strikeouts for the victory ... didn't walk a batter in that one ... came back on short rest to start Sunday vs. WSU and had to pitch in terrible weather ... no decision in a Husky win, throwing 5.2 innings and allowing seven runs on 10 hits ... only eight walks all season, compared to 25 strikeouts ... started April 3 vs. Gonzaga and allowed only two earned runs on three hits over six innings ... also started vs. Northwestern (Feb. 15), at Fresno State (Feb. 23 and vs. Utah (Mar. 2) ... only relief outing was March 16 vs. BYU ...

BULLPEN NOTES: Greg Colburn (Sr. RHP) has switched to a sidearm delivery ... since the change, he's thrown in six games, allowing four earned runs on six hits over 3.2 innings ... got the win Feb. 24 at Fresno State ... Josh Conover (RS-Fr. RHP) was solid in two relief innings last Wednesday vs. UC Irvine ... allowed a hit, no runs and no walks while striking out three in two innings ... nine Ks in 5.2 innings this year ... fanned two in a no-hit inning March 26 at WSU ... no runs allowed in 0.1 March 30 at ASU ... gave up first run April 2 vs. Gonzaga, his last outing ... threw a no-hit inning in the March 1 win over Utah, walking one and striking out two and had a no-hit inning to close out the March 14 win over BYU, fanning two again ... Zack Daniels (Sr. LHP) got the only batter he faced to fly out in April 3 game vs. Gonzaga ... also threw 0.1 scoreless April 7 at Missouri ... threw two innings in the season-opener vs. Missouri, allowing five runs (four earned) over two innings ... also threw in relief in Feb. 17 vs. Missouri ... David Dowling (Fr. LHP) got his first career win with 3.1 great innings Sunday vs. WSU ... allowed only a single, retiring 10 of 11 in relief ... also has made three starts ... struck out six in four innings in first career outing, Feb. 26 at Portland ... Will Fenton (Fr. RHP) earned his first start April 2 vs. Gonzaga ... allowed three runs on five hits over four innings in a no-decision ... worked three relief innings last Wednesday vs. UCI, allowing one run on two hits while striking out four ... six of seven earned runs he's allowed in relief came in one outing -- March 2 vs. Utah ... outside of that one outing, has thrown 9.2 innings of relief, allowing seven hits, three runs (all unearned) and five walks while striking out 10 ... got a win March 25 at WSU, throwing two shutout innings of relief, fanning four ... threw three relief innings in game two of ASU series, allowing one run (unearned) on three hits over three innings ... Scott Robertson (Jr. RHP) entered the April 2 game vs. Gonzaga with the bases loaded and no out and struck out the next three in order ... one unearned run over 2.0 innings last Friday at Missouri ... threw a no-hit inning in a combined four-hit shutout at Portland March 5 ... was excellent over 1.2 innings in Feb. 24 win at Fresno State ... allowed a single to his first batter then struck out the next three in order in the eighth ... picked up a win and a loss in the opening weekend ... got a popup and a strikeout with the go-ahead run at second base in the eighth inning Feb. 15 in the 8-7 win over Northwestern ... Tyler Shepple (Jr. RHP) suffered two tough-luck losses at Missouri despite allowing only one earned run over a total of three innings ... worked in both Gonzaga games (April 2-3), and didn't allow a run ... picked up his fourth save with 2.2 innings March 28 at ASU ... threw a season-high 67 pitches in that outing ... got third save Feb. 24 at Fresno State ... worked out of a bases-loaded jam with a groundout in the eighth before fanning two in a perfect ninth ... earned two saves in three outings in the opening weekend ... pitched a 1-2-3 ninth in the opener, but didn't get a save in a 10-6 win ... pitched a perfect ninth with two Ks for the save in game two's 8-7 win over Northwestern ... gave up a bloop single, but faced the minimum in the ninth thanks to a double play for a save in the 2-0 win over Northwestern Feb. 16, combining with White and Carter on a two-hitter,

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