Baseball Homestand Gets Going vs. Hawaii-Hilo

April 21, 2003

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This Week: The Washington baseball team (23-12 overall and 4-5 in the Pac-10 Conference) returns to Husky Ballpark, where it will play 15 of the season's final 21 games, for a seven-game homestand. The home stretch begins with a two-day, three-game series vs. Hawaii-Hilo (8-30) April 21 and 22. Monday's doubleheader begins at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday's series finale starts at 6:30. Then, Pac-10 rival California (23-19, 8-7) visits Seattle for a three-game conference series Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. Friday's opener starts at 6:30 p.m. while the next two games both start at 1:00 p.m. Friday's game will air on tape delay on Fox Sports Net, airing Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 1 p.m. The homestand concludes next Tuesday, April 29, when NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State makes its annual visit for a 6:30 p.m. game. After that, the UW travels to Washington State for a three-game league series in Pullman May 2-4. Here's a look at this week's games.

Monday, April 21: UW vs. Hawaii-Hilo (doubleheader), 2:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 22: UW vs. Hawaii-Hilo, 6:30 p.m.Friday, April 25: UW vs. Californa, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (5-3, 4.78) -- Fox Sports TVSaturday, April 26: UW vs. California, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (2-3, 4.86)Sunday, April 27: UW vs. California, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Trevor Gibson (3-0, 4.13)

Series History: Washington is 5-1 all-time vs. Hawaii-Hilo, with all of the six previous meetings taking place in Hilo. In 2001, Washington took three of four, winning by scores of 9-0, 10-7 and 11-9 while losing, 6-5. In 1997, the Huskies stopped in Hilo for a pair of games before taking part in a week-long tournament at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Washington won those two games, 17-8 and 4-2, belting six home runs in the first game. Washington is only 15-23 all-time vs. California, but won all three games in Berkeley last season (4-3, 2-0, 5-4). Coach Ken Knutson is 7-8 all-time against the Golden Bears.

Coach 'K': In 10-plus 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 four NCAA Regionals. His career overall record stands at 370-247-1 (.600). With those 370 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 177-79-1 (.691) record in home games. He is 156-111 (.584) in conference games. Knutson has coached 37 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 10 seasons, and has been named league coach of the year three times. A 1981 All-Pac-10 left-handed pitcher at the UW, he is joined by assistants Joe Ross, Travis Jewett, and Gregg Swenson and undergrad assistant Jeremiah Porter.

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, So.    .311-2-16  Freshman All-America in 2002; only eight SBs allowed in 26 g.      Ben Johnson, Jr.       .083-1-3   Has started five games at catcher; 3-run HR Mar. 26 at Port.1B -- Kyle Larsen, So.       .260-7-23  Freshman All-America in '02; seven homers tops 2002 total2B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr.     .301-4-20  8th-inn. grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU; GW RBI in 9th Feb. 14 at LMUSS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr.     .296-0-17  13th-round draft pick; leads UW with eight stolen bases3B -- John Otness, Jr.       .346-3-17  Has started 32 of 35 at 3B and 1 at DH; 11 doubles leads UW      Nick Batkoski, So.     .355-0-7   Three starts at 2B this year; 5-for-9 (.556) as pinch hitterOF -- Mike Wagner, Jr.       .286-8-26  Baseball America Summer All-Amer.; two HRs Mar. 30 at Stan.OF -- Taylor Johnson, So.    .248-5-18  Has started 33 of 35 in right field; three OF assists, no EsOF -- Brent Lillibridge, Fr. .398-6-23  Freshman is UW's top hitter; on 13-game hitting streak (.453)OF -- Justin Drake, Jr.      .327-1-10  Scored from first on errant pickoff throw in 11th Apr. 11 at AZOF -- Simi Reynolds, Fr.     .286-0-2   Brother of UW SS Tila; 2-for-4 with double Mar. 16 vs. CSUNDH -- Chad Boudon, Jr.      .313-12-28  Transfer from Hawaii; 12 homers good for third in Pac-10

Last Week: Washington won one of three games in a Pac-10 series at Arizona. Friday night, the Huskies won, 4-3, in 11 innings. Justin Drake, who had entered as a pinch runner in the ninth, was hit by a pitch in the 11th and scored all the way from first on an errant pickoff throw. Closer Will Fenton kept his 0.00 ERA in tact, earning the win with three and two-thirds scoreless innings. A two-run homer from Chad Boudon tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth. Saturday, the Wildcats cruised to a 13-4 win as starter Jeff Petersen suffered the loss. Washington led 2-0, but gave the lead back after only an inning. Sunday, the Dawgs scored four in the top of the first, but never posted another run in a 9-4 loss. Brent Lillibridge extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a leadoff homer in the second pitch of the game. UW starter Trevor Gibson, however, didn't make it out of the first and the Wildcats took only until the third to take a lead. The Huskies then travelled to Kansas State for two scheduled games (the second was rained out). The Huskies hit four homers -- back-to-back shots for Lillibridge and Greg Isaacson and again by Boudon and John Otness -- in a six-run fourth and won, 14-5. Josh Conover went seven innings for the win in his second career start.

Outstanding In The Field: Washington is having probably its best years ever in terms of its defense. Through 35 games, the Huskies are fielding a Pac-10-leading .978 and have made only 29 errors. The Huskies have played error-free in 22 of 35 games so far while opponents have made at least one error in all but nine games. Washington infielders have committed only 16 errors all season. By way of comparison, South Carolina led the NCAA with a .975 fielding percentage last season. Also, opponents have been very wary when it comes to trying to steal bases vs. the UW. Over the last 24 games, opponents have stolen only 10 bases while being caught 12 times.

POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Soph. IF:
Expected to get some time at third base, but also backs up at second, short and DH ... 11-for-31so far ... started Sunday at Arizona at DH, belted a two-run single in the first inning ... got a second straight start at DH at Kansas State, going 1-for-3 with a walk ... 2-for-6 with three RBI vs. Oregon State in earlier two-game series ... RBI double as PH Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... 1-for-2 as DH in first start Feb. 22 ... 5-for-9 as a pinch hitter ... as a freshman, started five at DH, two at SS, two at second and one at third ... played summer ball for Aloha (Ore.) in the Pacific International League, hitting .323.

Chad Boudon, RS-Junior OF/DH: Transferred to Washington after spending the last three years at the University of Hawaii ... 12 homers are good for third in the Pac-10 ... all 12 HRs in last 26 games ... homered at Kansas State, one of four UW homers in the fourth inning ... 11th homer was Friday at Arizona, tying the game at 3-3 in the eighth ... hit 10th HR in April 6 loss to Oregon State ... homered in the first two games at Stanford ... two-run homer in the first inning Mar. 26 at Portland ... two homers Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... homered Mar. 22 at UC Irvine ... HR in Mar. 11 win at Oregon State and went 2-for-4 with five runs and four HBPs in OSU series Mar. 11-12 ... started each of the last 25 -- 14 at DH and 11 in LF ... 2-run HR and two RBI Mar. 8 vs. WSU ... 3-for-5 with an HR Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... started two of three at LMU, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI Feb. 14 ... in 2001, played in 46 games, batting .223 with five homers, 25 RBI and 10 steals ... three-time all-district pick at Shorewood High School, just north of Seattle.

Justin Drake, RS-Junior OF: A fourth-year Husky outfielder ... got hit by a pitch and scored all the way from first on an errant pickoff in the 11th inning of last Friday's 4-3 win at Arizona ... didn't play in Stanford series and only saw action as PR vs. OSU ... 2-for-3 Mar. 15 vs. CSUN, belting his first homer in nearly three years ... 2-for-5 with a triple Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... started two of three vs. Gonzaga, one in Lancaster and one vs. WSU ... 2-for-3 with an RBI double Mar. 9 vs. WSU ... started vs. UCSB and Houston opening weekend, going 6-for-8 with three RBI ... hadn't had a hit in nearly two years ... had been injury-plagued the last couple of seasons, playing in only eight games last year and in nine in 2001, when he was granted a medical redshirt season ... as a freshman in 2000, started 20 games, primarily as a center fielder.

Aaron Hathaway, Soph. C: Has started 27 of 35 games at catcher ... batted No. 3 in all three at Arizona and at K-State, including as the DH Sat. in Tucson 1-for-4 with an RBI double at Kansas State ... HR Mar. 29 at Stanford ... three-run double Mar. 26 at Portland ... 3-for-4 Mar. 14 and 2-for-4 Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... first homer of the year in 8-1 win Mar. 9 vs. WSU ... WSU didn't steal a base in six tries against him ... has picked off five baserunners, tops in the Pac-10 (including pitchers) ... has allowed only eight stolen bases while gunning down 11 would-be base stealers ... turned in an outstanding freshman campaign, earning first-team Freshman All-America acclaim from Collegiate Baseball ... started 48 games at catcher in 2002, including 31 of the last 33 ... hit safely in 16 of the last 20 and 21 of the last 26 regular season games last year ... in the UW's second-half turnaround last year, hit .302 while allowing only four passed balls and 10 stolen bases over the last 32 games, mostly against Pac-10 competition ... played so well defensively in the NCAA Houston Regional at Rice that he made the all-tournament team despite going 1-for-17.

Greg Isaacson, Junior 2B: Has started 29 of 35 at second base ... 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Kansas State ... went 5-for-12 (.417) with five runs, five RBI and two steals in OSU series ... hit third home runs of the year in April 4 win over the Beavers ... 3-for-12 with two walks and an HBP in series at Stanford ... went 3-for-6 with a homer and two doubles Mar. 26 at Portland ... belted a grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU, breaking a 5-5 tie and capping a six-run eighth inning ... only his second career HR ... three hits Mar. 23 at UCI ... had only two hits in WSU series, but walked five times and scored five runs ... only five errors in 137 chances so far ... had game-winning RBI single in the ninth Feb. 14 at LMU ... a walk-on who played in only four games as a freshman and didn't play at all the first 15 games of last year ... started 44 of the last 46, however ... batted .333 with a wood bat over the summer for Bend (Ore.)

Ben Johnson, Junior C: Has served as the Huskies' No. 2 catcher in each of the last two seasons ... started Sat. at Arizona and Apr. 6 vs. Oregon State, when he threw out only would-be basestealer ... first hit of the year was a three-run homer Mar. 26 at Portland ... started in that one and also started Feb. 15 at Loyola and Mar. 16 vs. CS Northridge ... a switch-hitter ... started 19 games as a freshman and 12 last year ... missed most of the fall practice season with a medical condition, but is fully recovered now ... drafed by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.

Taylor Johnson, Soph. OF: Has started 33 of 35 games this season in right ... 1-for-4 with two runs at Kansas State ... hit fifth homer of the year in Mar. 16 win over CSUN ... two homers in final two ABs in Mar. 7 win over Washington State ... followed that with a homer in his first at bat at Oregon State ... four hits in the Mar. 11 win at OSU ... 5-for-10 with four runs in OSU series March 11-12 ... 3-for-12 with six RBIs in WSU series ... 4-for-10 at Lancaster tournament... homer and four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... had a hit in each of the three games at Loyola Marymount ... started 21 of the last 33 in right to end last year ... Huskies went 15-6 in those 21 games ...batted .326 with a wood bat in league play last summer for the Bend (Ore.) Elks.

Kyle Larsen, Soph. 1B: Went 0-for-3 at Kansas State, but walked twice, scored twice and was hit by a pitch ... reached base six times in the Arizona series ... three hits and three RBI in OSU series ... seven homers third on the team and in the top 10 in the Pac-10 ... homered in three straight games (UCSB, Houston and first at LMU) ... seven homers beats 2002 total of five already ... 3-for-3 with four runs and a two-run homer Mar. 7 vs. WSU ... 5-for-6 with homer, double, four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... led off the ninth vs. UCSB with a homer to tie the game at 5-5 ... two-run HR in the first inning vs. Houston, a 4-1 win ... 2-for-4 with a double and HR Feb. 14 at LMU ... 2-for-4 Feb. 16 vs. the Lions ... 4-for-11 with a homer and a double in Gonzaga series... a first-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after a strong first season at UW ... finished with the second-best average on the team (.342) after having spent much of the year as the Huskies' top hitter ... after 621 career error-free chances, made first career error Mar. 12 at Oregon State.

Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: Currently on a 13-game hitting streak, the longest of the year by a Husky ... over those 13: 24-for-53 (.453) with 15 runs, 17 RBI and six homers ... entered the UW as an infielder, but has started 14 of last 15 in center field ... the team's leading hitter with his .398 average ... 3-for-4 with two homers, three runs, three RBI and a stolen base last Tuesday at Kansas State ... went 3-for-3 Sat. at Arizona and, in his first game as leadoff hitter belted a homer in the first on Sunday ... in OSU series: 7-for-12 (.583) with a homer and three RBI .... in five games the previous week, went 7-for-21 with nine RBI ... hit a grand slam in Mar. 30 loss at Stanford ... that GS gave the UW an 11-10 lead in the seventh ... also made two spectacular leaping catches in that game ... first career homer in Mar. 26 win at Portland ... lone start of CSUN weekend was at 2B on Sat., going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI ... has started at 2B, SS, 3B and CF ... started two of three vs. WSU, going 3-for-6 with four runs ... started once at third and once at second opening weekend and again at 2B Feb. 16 at Loyola ... only AB vs. Gonzaga resulted in a double ... drove in the game-winning run with a single in the ninth vs. UCSB ... a three-year team captain at Jackson High in Everett ... led Jackson to a 31-5 league record over his last two seasons ... career .420 hitter in high school.

John Otness, Freshman 3B: Washington's everyday starter at third base after winning a preseason battle for the starting job ... has started 33 of 35 this year, one at DH and 32 at 3B ... 3-for-6 with a homer last Tue. at Kansas State ... RBI double Friday at Arizona and RBI triple Saturday ... 4-for-12 with a homer and four RBI in OSU series ... in five games the previous week, went 11-for-21 (.524) with six runs, three doubles and four RBI ... hit first HR of the season in Mar. 26 win at Portland ... 5-for-12 in CSUN series ... 2-for-4 Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't play March 12 ... 4-for-13 with two doubles and a triple in WSU series ... 3-for-5 Mar. 7 vs. WSU ... three hits in win over SDSU ... Huskies were 13-7 with him at DH in 2002 ... hit in 26 of 32 starts overall last year ... went 6-for-16 in the NCAA regional last year and reached on a two-strike HBP one batter before Jay Garthwaite's two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth beat Rice, 7-6, to force a second championship game.

Steve Ramsey, Junior OF/1B: Serves as a left-handed option at DH and a top left-handed bat off the bench ... got an RBI, pinch-hit single Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... started twice as DH so far ... one of the team's top natural power hitters ... was probably the UW's top pinch hitter last season, connecting for six pinch hits on the year.

Simi Reynolds, Freshman OF: Has started 10 games in center field ... younger brother of Husky senior SS Tila as well as Oregon State second baseman Kerisi ... Mar. 16 vs. CSUN: 2-for-4 with a double ... three hits, three runs Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... started Feb. 15 at LMU, when he went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI ... spent the fall as a walkon cornerback on the football team, but red-shirted the year ... one of the most decorated athletes in recent Washington high school history ... led Skyline to three straight league titles in baseball and three straight top-five finishes in the state ... led summer baseball teams to three top-three national finishes over the last four years ... helped football team to state championship as a junior and a third-place finish as a senior ... earned the 2002 Athletes for a Better World 'Spirit of ABW' award after co-founding 'Athletes for Kids' ... one of several community service awards he's received.

Tila Reynolds, Senior SS: Returned for his senior year despite being drafted by the Brewers in the 13th round of the 2002 draft ... fourth straight season as the Husky starter at shortstop ... started 34 of 35 at SS so far, sitting out Mar. 16 vs. WSU ... 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a walk last Tue. at Kansas State ... 3-for-9 in the series at Portland ... only Husky with more than one RBI in UCI series; he had two ... only Husky to hit safely in all three at UCI ... 4-for-7 in two WSU games ... five errors in 127 chances so far (.961) ... prior to Mar. 11 at OSU, had hit in nine straight games, going 18-for-36 (.500) during the streak ... 3-for-6 with a single, a double and a triple in Mar. 1 win over Northridge ... 2-for-5 in win over San Diego State ... 3-for-4 Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga and 6-for-10 in the three-game series ... 2-for-5 with 2 RBI Feb. 14 at LMU ... younger brother, Simi, is a freshman CF ... named the No. 9 senior prospect in the U.S. by Baseball America ... named to the NCAA Regional all-tournament team last year ... often the Huskies' No. 2hitter last year, batting .403 (60-for-149) when hitting in that spot last season ... led the tam with .347 average and with 19 stolen bases last year ... had hitting streaks of 13 and 14 games last season.

Mike Wagner, Junior OF: Formerly a third baseman for the Huskies, moved to left field at mid-season last year and had started all 20 (19 in LF, 1 in RF) before spraining left ankle prior to the Mar. 21 game at Irvine ... missed all three games at UCI and both games at Portland, but returned as the DH in Stanford series and again vs. Oregon State ... DH'd twice at Arizona and then returned to the outfield Sunday, when he went 2-for-4 ... pinch hit single at Kansas State ... belted two homers in Mar. 30 loss at Stanford ... 4-for-12 in Stanford series ... homered Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and hit in all three in that series ... Mar. 16, went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases ... 2-for-6 with a homer and five RBI in Mar. 1 win over CSUN ... solo homer in Mar. 7 win over WSU ... had two RBI on bases-loaded HBPs in Mar. 8 win over the Cougs ... 2-for-4 in win over SDSU ... 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga ... 6-for-12 in the three-game series vs. the Zags ... homered Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at Loyola ... has yet to be caught stealing in 11 career attempts ... named a Baseball America Summer All-American this fall after a great summer with North Adams (Mass.) ... was the league MVP after leading the league in batting, slugging, on-base, hits and runs.

Sean White, Senior RHP:
No decision in a seven-inning start Apr. 11 at Arizona, allowing eight hits and three runs ... still has won last seven decisions in Pac-10 play and has won five straight decisions this season (against all opponents) ... won fifth straight start April 4 vs. OSU, allowing four runs over five innings ... got his fourth straight win Mar. 28 at Stanford, working 7.1 innings (9 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K) ... threw seven shutout innings at UC Irvine in a 2-0 win Mar. 21, allowing four hits and a walk while fanning seven ... over his last six starts, is 5-0 with a 2.75 ERA ... over the last six: 39.1 IP, 34 H, 14 R, 12 ER, 12 BB, 33 K ... took a perfect game into the seventh Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and finished with a 7-inning win (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) ... got first win Mar. 7 vs. WSU, fanning seven and allowing two earned over six innnings ... suffered the tough-luck loss opening day (Feb. 7) at Pepperdine ... 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K in a 1-0 loss to the Waves ... drafted by Montreal in the 35th round of the 2002 draft ... expected to be a much higher draft pick, but rumors of shoulder injury dropped him ... rated the No. 14 senior prospect in the nation this year by Baseball America.

Jeff Petersen, Junior RHP: Took a loss Apr. 12 at Arizona, allowing six runs (four earned) in 5.0 IP ... worked 5.2 IP for the win Apr. 5 vs. OSU, allowing six runs on 10 hits ... left Mar. 29 game at Stanford with a 4-2 lead in the sixth, but got no decision as the Cardinal came back ... vs. Stanford: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 Ks ... named the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and the Pac-10 pitcher of the week after throwing a one-hit CG shutout Mar. 15 vs. CS Northridge ... faced only three over the minimum and had only one runner get past first base ... in that win: 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K ... took a loss at UC Irvine Mar. 22 (3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... over his last four starts: 28.3 IP, 25 H, 16 R, 8 ER, 12 BB, 27 K (2.54 ERA) ... eighth in the Pac-10 in opponent batting average (.257) and ninth in ERA (3.89) ... Mar. 8 vs. WSU: no decision (5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) ... no decision despite allowing four unearned runs and fanning a career-high 10 Ks Mar. 2 vs. San Diego State ... started Feb. 8 vs. UCSB, but didn't figure in the decision after going only 2.2 ... no-hit Loyola Marymount through first three IP Feb. 16, but got knocked out in the fourth, allowing four runs to take the loss ... a 25th round pick by Baltimore in 2000 after leading Kentwood High to the 4A state title.

Trevor Gibson, Junior RHP: Projected to start this year, but missed the first few weeks of the season due to minor injury ... after three wins in three starts, got a no decision Apr. 13 vs. OSU (6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K) and also in Mar. 30 12-11 loss at Stanford ... easily his roughest start to that point, as he allowed three hits and four runs over three innings ... last only two-thirds of an inning Apr. 13 at Arizona, allowing two runs, but didn't take the loss ... still, as a starter, has gone 26.2 IP, allowing only 15 hits and 12 runs while fanning 23 ... prior to Stanford, had won all three starts and had a 1.08 ERA as a starter ... worked 5.2 IP in Mar. 23 win at UC Irvine, allowing only one hit (5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 6 K) ... combined on a shutout Mar. 16 vs. CS Northridge, allowing three hits and one walk while fanning four in five innings ... got a win in first career start May 9 vs. WSU, allowing only two hits and fanning seven over six innings of work ... hadn't ever started prior to this season.

Clay Johnson, Junior RHP: Began the year as a weekend starter, but will serve in the bullpen and in midweek for the time being ... started March 12 (no decision) at Oregon State ... outstanding in first start Feb. 9 vs. No. 11 Houston, getting the win ... vs. Houston: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K ... took loss Feb. 15 at LMU and Feb. 22 vs. Gonzaga ... threw first career complete game in a win over UC Irvine last season ... named to the NCAA Regional all-tourney team thanks to a great outing vs. Texas Tech ... beat the Red Raiders, allowing five hits and one run over seven and two-thirds ... won the National Baseball Congress World Series last summer as a member of the Fairbanks (Alaska) Goldpanners ... 3-2 with a 3.06 ERA for the Goldpanners.

BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Jr. LHP) threw twice vs. Arizona, going 1.1 scoreless in Friday's win and then suffering the loss Sunday in a 4.1-inning outing ... earned a save Apr. 4 vs. OSU, allowing only two hits and no runs over four innings ... also threw 0.2 innings Apr. 6 vs. OSU ... has allowed only four runs in 17.1 relief innings this year ... got a start Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't figure in the decision, working four innings ... got the win Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga, allowing no runs on two hits over three and one-third ... got the save Feb. 9 vs. No. 11 Houston with 1.1 innings ... struck out two in that one ... Brian Carter (Jr. LHP) allowed two runs in 3.0 IP Sun. at Arizona in only outing of the weekend ... suffered first loss Apr. 6 vs. OSU, allowing two runs in two innings ... picked up his fifth save last Fri. at Stanford, throwing the final inning and a third ... prior to his outing at Stanford, had allowed no hits over eight innings while fanning nine ... combined with White on a 2-0 shutout Mar. 21 at UC Irvine, throwing two no-hit innings for his fourth save ... got third save Mar. 11 at OSU, getting out of a bases-loaded, no-outs jam without allowing a run in the ninth ... threw three no-hit innings of relief to combine on a two-hitter Mar. 9 vs. Washington State, earning a save ... came in vs. USD with bases loaded an no outs and got a 1-2-3 double play and a K to get out of it ... got first career save getting the final two outs with runners at first and third vs. UCSB Feb. 8 ... Josh Conover (Soph. RHP) earned a win in his second start Apr. 15 at Kansas State, allowing four runs on five hits over 7.0 IP, walking one and fanning six ... worked only one-third of an inning Sat. at Arizona, walking one and getting a groundout ... pitched twice at Stanford, combining to work 2.2 shutout innings ... started Mar. 25 at Portland, earning a win in his first career start ... allowed six hits and one run while fanning five in 5.0 innings for the win ... threw two scoreless innings Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... came on with the bases loaded and one out Mar. 11 at OSU, and got a strikeout and a flyout to get out of the jam ...

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