First-Place Dawgs Host UCLA
May 20, 2004
WHAT'S UP?: The Washington baseball team (33-16-1 overall, 14-7 in the Pac-10) enters its final weekend of Pac-10 play in first place in the conference standings, a half-game ahead of No. 1-ranked Stanford (40-10, 12-6). The Cardinal control their own destiny as they have six games remaining (all at home vs. USC and Arizona State), meaning that the Huskies have a magic number of four to win at least a share of the title (if the UW and Stanford tie, Washington gets the Pac-10's automatic berth having beaten Stanford two of three). A combination of Husky wins and Cardinal losses totalling four would give the Huskies a share of the title. This weekend, the Dawgs (ranked No. 13 by Collegiate Baseball, No. 14 by Baseball America and No. 21 in the Sports Weekly/ESPN coaches' poll) close out the league slate vs. third-place UCLA (29-25, 10-8). Washington's next win will be the 423rd of head coach Ken Knutson's career, making him the winningest coach in UW baseball history. Next weekend, the Dawgs finish the regular season with a three-game, non-conference series against UC Irvine at Husky Ballpark. Here's a look at this weekend's games, with UW's probable starting pitchers:
Fri., May 14: UW vs. UCLA, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Kyle Parker (2-2, 4.36)
Sat., May 15: UW vs. UCLA, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Matt Kasser (3-0, 6.65)
Sun., May 16: UW vs. UCLA, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Tim Lincecum (8-2, 3.67)
SERIES HISTORY: Washington is 9-22 all-time against UCLA, though in games played at Husky Ballpark, the Dawgs are 5-1 against the Bruins. Last year, the Huskies took two of three in a series at Jackie Robinson Stadium in L.A. In the opener, the Huskies scored two in the ninth, but lost, 5-4. Greg Isaacson homered for the Huskies. In the second game, Brent Lillibridge went deep twice as the Huskies edged the Bruins, 3-2. In the Sunday game, Washington belted five homers, including two from John Otness, as the Huskies scored in seven of the nine innings for a 13-4 victory. Otness was 3-for-5 with four RBI and Nick Batkoski went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a home run. Husky head coach Ken Knutson is 8-10 all-time against the Bruins.
COACH 'K': Now in his 12th season in charge of the Washington baseball team, Ken Knutson has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments. Knutson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, four Pac-10 Northern Division titles, two other second-place finishes and five NCAA Regional berths. His career overall record now stands at 422-269-2 (.610). With 422 wins, he is tied as the winningest coach in UW history, alongside his former coach, Bob MacDonald (422-322-7). 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 206-88-2 (.699) record in home games. He is 181-122 (.597) in Pac-10 games. Knutson has coached 40 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 11 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 Scott Robertson.
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, Jr. .296-7-31 4-for-10 last weekend at USC; 5-for-13 last year at UCLA1B -- Kyle Larsen, Jr. .346-10-44 .997 career fielding percentage; 2nd in Pac-10-only HRs (7)2B -- Greg Isaacson, Sr. .306-6-39 19 stolen bases ranks second in Pac-10; 3-for-6, 3 RBI last Fri.SS -- Nick Batkoski, Jr. (OF) .323-2-33 Since entering starting lineup (Apr. 17): 25-for-75 (.333), 20 RBI3B -- John Otness, Sr. .325-9-46 Over the last seven games: 18-for-29 (.621) 16 RBI, 12 runsOF -- Zach Clem, So. .358-12-42 Leads UW in average, homers, slugging, on-base, and HBPOF -- Brent Lillibridge, So. (SS) .319-9-34 Has stolen 16 straight since being caught in first attemptOF -- Taylor Johnson, Jr. .278-5-26 Over his last 14 games: 16-for-39 (.410), 3 2Bs, 3 HRsOF -- Ben Johnson, Sr. (C) .226-7-27 Hit homers from both sides of plate Mar. 23 at GonzagaOF -- Matt Tucker, RFr. (IF) .210-2-9 Has made 14 starts in RF and CF; also plays 2B and 3BDH -- Matt Lane, Fr. (C) .295-4-24 Started 27 of last 39 (26 as DH); 3-for-8, HR, 3 RBI at USCDH -- Tyler Mach, Fr. (3B) .228-4-15 1-for-4, RBI vs. LCSC; hit a homer off first college pitch faced
LAST WEEK: After winning a pair of contest against Portland (20-4 and 5-1) May 11 and 12, the Huskies traveled to USC, where they won two of three against the Trojans. Last Friday, USC scored six runs in the first inning, but the Huskies held the Trojans scoreless the rest of the way and won, 8-6, in 10 innings. Greg Isaacson hit a two-run double in the ninth to tie it and a single from Taylor Johnson drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th. Saturday, Zach Clem led the way, going 3-for-5 with four RBI and a homer as the Huskies rolled to a 13-4 win. Matt Kasser allowed only two earned runs over 7.2 innings for the victory. Sunday, USC scored four in the first, but the Huskies came back to take an 8-4 lead, thanks in part to a home run from Taylor Johnson before USC stormed back for a 10-8 win. Tuesday at Husky Ballpark, the Dawgs snapped NAIA power Lewis-Clark State's 22-game winning streak, beating the Warriors, 8-4.
THE PAC-10 TITLE SCENARIO: Washington enters its last weekend of Pac-10 play in first place at 14-7 in conference play, a half-game ahead of second-place Stanford (12-6) and two and a half ahead of third-place UCLA and Arizona State (10-8). The Huskies have played three more Pac-10 games than each of those teams. Stanford plays USC this weekend and ASU the next. UCLA has the Huskies this weekend at Oregon State May 28-30. So, in order to win at least a share of the Pac-10 Conference championship (the UW wins a tie-breaker vs. Stanford), the UW has a magic number of four -- a total of UW wins and Stanford losses. If the Huskies were to win all three vs. UCLA, they would need one loss from Stanford over its last six games. If the UW goes 2-for-3 vs. the Bruins, they would need two Pac-10 losses from the Cardinal. A one-win weekend would mean that Huskies would need Stanford to lose three and would also allow the Bruins and Sun Devils to sneak into the race, depending on Stanford's results.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Junior SS/OF: Has emerged as the starter at shortstop, having started 18 of the last 19there ... 5-for-15 in USC series ... 3-for-7, HR last year at UCLA ... 4-for-13 with 3 RBI in Stanford series ... drove in winning run with single in the 10th May 7 vs. Stanford ... homered the following day ... 7-for-14 with five runs batted in at Oregon State ... had a big weekend at Georgia Tech, going 4-for-9 with a double, a homer and six RBI ... Apr. 18 at Tech, went 2-for-5 with six RBI (a three-run double and a three-run homer) ... 4-for-9 with two RBI and two doubles in home OSU series ... belted a pinch-hit, three-run double in the eighth inning of Mar. 6's 11-6 win over Mizzou ... broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run, two-out double in the ninth vs. Riverside ... two-run single in the seventh tied the Feb. 21 Gonzaga game.
Brian Bauer, Soph. IF: The Huskies' top backup at shortstop, can also play second and third base ... 1-for-2 off the bench May 11 vs. Portland ... saw action at 3B Apr. 12 vs. Oregon State and at 2B Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech when he got an RBI after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded ... got first career start Mar. 23 at Gonzaga at 2B ... pinch hit single Mar. 12 vs. LMU ... redshirted the 2002 season at San Diego State before transferring to UW last year.
Nick Burnham, Soph. OF: 1-for-3 off the bench May 11 vs. Portland ... has started three games and played in 19 others ... started Apr. 17 at Georgia Tech (0-for-3) ... got second start Mar. 22 in CF at Gonzaga (1-for-4, RBI) ... played off the bench in all three Missouri games and two vs. LMU and WSU ... 1-for-2 with a stolen base in a start opening day.
Zach Clem, Soph. OF: 6-for-16 with two homers and six RBI in USC series ... only 1-for-12 vs. Stanford after he went 6-for-14 at Oregon State ... leads Pac-10 with 20 HBPs, a UW record ... entered the week fourth in the Pac-10 with 12 homers and fifth with .629 slugging mark ... had a 13-game hit broken streak May 8 vs. Stanford ... 4-for-12 in Arizona series ... 6-for-13 with two HRs and five RBI at Georgia Tech ... 5-for-8 with a double in two Oregon State games ... named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after a great series at Arizona State (Mar. 26-28) ... 6-for-12 with two doubles, two homers and nine RBI in the series in Tempe ... grand slam in seventh inning Mar. 28 at ASU gave the UW a 6-5 lead ... later that same game, drove in two with a ninth-inning single to break a 6-6 tie ... came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a homer, a double and three RBI Mar. 23 at Gonzaga ... homered in each of the three wins over Loyola Marymount ... 7-for-12 in the LMU series, with seven runs and six RBI ... 5-for-9 in Missouri series and his first career HR in Mar. 6 win over the Tigers ... 2-for-4 opening day at USD ... saw action in only four games in 2003.
Aaron Hathaway, Junior C: Went 4-for-6 over last two USC games ... 3-for-4, HR May 11 vs. Portland ... despite a sprained ankle, started two of three vs. Stanford, going 2-for-6 with two walks ... went 2-for-3 Apr. 30 at OSU, but injured ankle May 1 after going 1-for-3 with a double ... didn't play May 2 ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 6-for-13 with four runs and four RBI vs. Arizona ... drove in winning run in ninth Apr. 24 vs. Arizona ... has started 39 of 50 games at catcher and another five in right field ... had a great game Apr. 13 vs. OSU, going 3-for-5 with three RBI, two runs and a homer ... drove in runs in the eighth (to cut OSU's lead to 3-2), the ninth (to tie it at 3-3) and 11th (to tie it at 4-4) ... has allowed only 16 steals while throwing out 17 and picking off six others ... 4-for-6 with a homer and two RBI Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... Mar. 13 vs. LMU, HR in eighth to break a 3-3 tie as UW won, 6-3 ... led off the 11th inning of the Feb. 21 win over Gonzaga (4-3) with a game-winning homer ... two-run triple in 10th inning Feb. 14 at San Diego ... named a preseason, third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... has been the Huskies' starting catcher each of the last two seasons ... a career .328 hitter entering the year, he's even better known for his defense ... picked off nine baserunners in 2003, triple the next highest total in the Pac-10 ... allowed only 17 stolen bases all last season while starting 49 games behind the plate ... has made NCAA Regional all-tournament teams in each of his first two seasons ... named the top defensive catcher and top throwing catcher in the Pac-10 in Baseball America's season preview.
Greg Isaacson, Senior 2B: Went 3-for-6 with three RBI last Fri. at USC, driving in two with a double in the ninth to tie the game at 6-6 ... May 11 vs. Portland: 3-for-5 with four runs and two RBI ... 2-for-10 vs. Stanford, but also stole three bases in May 8 loss ... reached base 13 times in Oregon State series ... May 1 at Oregon State, went 4-for-4 with a walk, two HBPs, five runs, five RBI and a homer and scored go-ahead run in the ninth ... scored three runs May 2 at OSU ... 6-for-10 with eight runs in OSU series ... won the Apr. 25 game vs. Arizona with walk-off, two-run homer in the 10th ... has started 44 of 46 at second base ... second in the Pac-10 with 19 steals and had stolen nine straight before being caught Apr. 4 at Cal ... 6-for-15 in Washingon State series ... 4-for-12 with three doubles in series at Cal ... hit a grand slam Mar. 21 at WSU ... eight RBIs in first WSU series ... 7-for-13 in Loyola Marymount series ... 3-for-5 with two-run HR in Mar. 12 win over LMU and 3-for-4 Mar. 14 against the Lions ... two-run double in the 10th Feb. 14 broke a 6-6 tie.
Ben Johnson, Senior OF/C: Homered in both Portland games last week (May 11-12) ... has played LF, RF and C so far, starting 31 of 50 ... has started 17 of last 25, mostly in right ... started all three vs. Arizona (1 at C, 2 in RF) and started all three at Georgia Tech (1 in RF and 2 at C) ... 3-for-13 in the Tech series, with two homers and five RBI ... 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI in only game at Cal ... homered from both sides of the plate Mar. 23 at Gonzaga, when he was 2-for-4 with four RBI ... 4-for-10 with 6 RBI in series at WSU ... solo HR Feb. 27 broke 2-2 tie in 4-2 win over Sacramento State ... served as No. 2 catcher the last three seasons ... drafted by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.
Taylor Johnson, Junior OF: Drove in winning run in the 10th last Fri. at USC ... has been hot recently, going 16-for-39 with three doubles, three HRs and 15 RBI in last 14 he's played, raising his average from .212 to .278 ... 5-for-7, three doubles May 11-12 vs. Portland ... started all three vs. Stanford (3-for-9) ... 3-for-7 with two homers and six RBI at OSU ... grand slam May 2 at OSU ... 2-for-4 with a triple at Georgia Tech ... homered in ninth Mar. 23 at Gonzaga ... had a good opening weekend vs. Gonzaga ... provided game-winning RBI in Feb. 21 win, singling to drive in Lillibridge in the eighth ... two-run HR Feb. 23 in 3-0 win ... started 26 games as a freshman and 45 last season.
Matt Lane, Freshman C: Has emerged as the UW's regular DH vs. RHPs ... stated 15 of last 22 at DH and pinch hit in two others ... 3-for-8 with a homer and three RBI in USC series .. 3-for-9 vs. Stanford .. three-run double in highlighted a six-run first inning Apr. 23. vs. Arizona ... 2-for-6 with six walks in Arizona series ... HR Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech opened the eight-run second ... 4-for-9 in two games in Atlanta ... started two of three at ASU (4-for-9 with two doubles) ... got first start at C Feb. 29 vs. OSU ... solo HR in the fourth broke a 3-3 tie Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga.
Kyle Larsen, Junior 1B: 3-for-14 with three runs at USC ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI May 11 vs. Portland ... tied May 7 game vs. Stanford with a solo homer in the sixth (UW won, 3-2, in 10) ... went 4-for-14 with eight RBI in OSU series ... 4-for-6 with 6 RBI May 2 in Corvallis ... became third Husky ever to hit three homers in a game Apr. 25 vs. Arizona ... all three were solo shots to lead off an inning ... 5-for-12 in Arizona series ... seven homers in Pac-10 play is second in the league ... started all 50 at first ... 3-for-5 with four RBI Apr. 10 vs. WSU, when he was a single short of hitting for the cycle ... 7-for-10 in series at Cal ... two-out double drove in winning run in ninth Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... first-inning grand slam in Mar. 12 win over Loyola Marymount ... 6-for-11 in LMU series ... named the top defensive 1B in the Pac-10 by Baseball America ... has made only four errors in 1,421 career fielding chances ... went 621 chances before making his first error ... Freshman All-American in 2002 after hitting .342 ... drafted by the Mets in the 14th round of the 2001 draft.
Brent Lillibridge, Soph. CF/SS: Went 7-for-16 in USC series ... 4-for-6 on Sat. ... eight-game hit streak ... 2-for-5 with four runs, 4 BBs and 2 SBs vs. Portland ... hit first pitch of the first inning out in May 9 win over Stanford ... hit two homers Apr. 24 vs. Arizona, including one to lead off the game ... went 6-for-13 with five runs at Oregon State ... 4-for-5 with five runs in May 1 win at Corvallis ... had a solid weekend vs. Washington State (7-for-12, three doubles) ... has started 32 at SS and 18 in CF ... had a strong weekend at Arizona State, going 5-for-16 with three doubles ... hit three homers in WSU series in Pullman (Mar. 19-21), including two on Mar. 19 ... six of nine HRs this year have led off games ... third in the Pac-10 with 16 steals and hasn't been caught in 16 straight tries ... had hit safely in 14 straight prior to the loss vs. Missouri ... came back after breaking streak, going 3-for-5 with two RBI Mar. 7 vs. Mizzou ... HR in the season's first at bat to lead off Feb. 13 at San Diego and hit the first pitch of Feb. 15 game out for a homer ... named All-Pac-10 and Freshman All-America after batting .388 with 13 homers last year ... started in CF for the U.S. National Team last summer ... .388 average last year was No. 2 in the nation among freshmen and his .699 slugging was best among Division I frosh ... made all-tournament team at NCAA Regional ... Baseball America tabbed him with the best infield arm in the Pac-10 and listed him as the No. 17 sophomore in the country ... named third-team preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball.
Tyler Mach, Freshman IF/OF: Started Sun. at USC and Tue. vs. Lewis-Clark State (1-for-4, RBI) ... 4-for-8 with a double, a homer and four RBI in the series at OSU ... after not playing in WSU series, started both home games vs. OSU (one at 3B, one at DH) ... didn't start at Georgia Tech or vs. Arizona ... went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... homered on the first pitch of his first college at bat Feb. 14 at San Diego, starting at DH ... two-run homer in the Missouri tie ... has started 14 games at DH thusfar and three at third base.
John Otness, Senior 3B: Has started 47 of 50 at 3B ... 7-for-16 in USC series and 2-for-4 with three RBI vs. Lewis-Clark State ... over his last seven games: 18-for-29 (.621) with 16 RBI and 12 runs ... 4-for-6 with a homer and five RBI May 11 vs. Portland and 6-for-9 with seven RBI in series ... 5-for-12 (.417) in Stanford series ... two-run homer in second inning of May 9 win ... only three errors in 114 fielding chances this season ... 3-for-6 with HR Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... 2-for-4 with a double and a homer Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga ... at San Diego, went 6-for-16 (.375) with a homer and four RBI ... HR in the first Feb. 14, when he went 4-for-6 ... captain after having served in that role last season.
Matt Tucker, RS-Freshman IF/OF: Has started only one of the UW's last 24 games, April 10 vs. Washington State (0-for-3) ... had an eventful outing off the bench May 15 at USC, homering in only AB, making two spectacular catches in right and throwing out a runner at the plate ... started two games at Arizona State, going 2-for-7 with a double ... 4-for-12 in WSU series in Pullman, starting all three ... hit first career homer and had four RBI in Mar. 6 win over Missouri ... sat out his last season due to surgery on his left shoulder ... recovered in time to play summer ball, batting .288 ... older brother, Michael Done, was UW's starting third baseman for three seasons (2000-02).
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
FRI. -- Kyle Parker, Freshman RHP: No decision last Fri. at USC after allowing six in the first and then holding the Trojans scoreless the rest of the way through five (UW won, 8-6) ... no decision despite one of his best outings May 7 vs. No. 1 Stanford ... left the game with a 2-2 tie after eight innings, the longest outing of the year by a Husky: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 Ks ... took the loss Apr. 30 at Oregon State, allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings, walking four and fanning two ... got a win with a five-inning start Apr. 23 vs. Arizona, allowing only one hit and one run while walking eight and fanning three ... 3.45 ERA in league play ranks third ... took loss Apr. 16 at Georgia Tech (5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 Ks) ... didn't allow a hit, but walked seven and gave up two runs over 3.2 IP in start Apr. 9 vs. WSU ... won first career start Apr. 3 at Cal, allowing two runs on seven hits with two walks and two Ks over 6.0 IP.
SAT. -- Matt Kasser, Soph. RHP: Got win at USC May 15 in longest career outing: 7.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 2 K ... no decision in loss May 8 vs. Stanford: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2Ks ... no decision in UW's 26-14 win at OSU May 1, allowing eight runs (four earned) on nine hits over four innings ... no decision in a brief starting outing Apr. 24 vs. Arizona: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K ... had a very good start last Apr. 17 at Georgia Tech to get the win: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) ... no decision Apr. 10 vs. WSU, allowing six runs on four hits over 2.2 IP ... won first career start Apr. 4 at Cal: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 Ks.
SUN. -- Tim Lincecum, Freshman RHP: Second in the nation (behind Long Beach State's Jered Weaver) in strikeouts with 13.3 per nine innings ... Pac-10 leader with 134 strikeouts and 51 called strikeouts and second in opposing batting average (.210) ... 134 Ks is already a school record ... got win last Fri. at USC (one inning of relief) and the loss Sun. (5.0 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) ... named Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week after getting two wins over No. 1 Stanford ... threw final two innings May 7 in UW's 3-2, 10-inning win and then fanned 13 over eight innings May 9 ... May 9 vs. Stan.: 8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 13 K ... got the win May 2 at Oregon State, allowing four runs (two ERs) on four hits and seven walks while fanning nine in five innings ... toughest outing thusfar Apr. 25 vs. Arizona: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 7 Ks, but didn't get a decision .. got the win Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech with another gem, taking a no hitter in the sixth ... Apr. 18 at Georgia Tech: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 Ks ... no decision in previous three starts: Apr. 8 vs. WSU (7.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 11 Ks), Apr. 13 vs. OSU (5.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 9 BB, 10 Ks), and Apr. 2 at Cal (5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 Ks) ... got third win Mar. 26 at ASU, going 7.0 IP ... allowed a run on six hits and struck out eight ... named National Player of the Week after striking out 15 in six innings Mar. 12 vs. Loyola Marymount ... vs. LMU: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 15 K ... allowed only one unearned run on nine hits vs. Missouri Mar. 6 with 11 Ks and two BBs ... the Gatorade state player of the year for Washington last season after leading Liberty High to the 3A state title ... as a senior, had a 12-1 record and a 0.70 ERA while fanning 183 in 91.2 IP ... drafted by the Cubs in the 49th round of 2003 draft.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Sr. LHP) threw twice at USC, combining to allow only one run on five hits over 5.1 IP ... leads the team with 24 appearances ... threw 1.2 scoreless innings May 11 vs. Portland ... threw 5.1 relief innings in Husky win Apr. 24 vs. Arizona (5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... threw twice at Georgia Tech, allowing one ER over 3.0 IP total ... had two long relief outings the previous week: win Apr. 9 vs. WSU (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) and ND Apr. 13 vs. OSU (4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... threw a total of 8.1 relief IP over two outings at ASU ... got the win Mar. 23 at Gonzaga, allowing a run on two hits over 3.1 relief innings ... gave up first earned runs of the year in the 11-6 win over Missouri ... got the win Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga, throwing 3.2 perfect innings in an 11-inning UW win ... Josh Conover (Jr. RHP) earned first save May 12 vs. Portland, throwing three innings (1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 Ks) ... struck out six in two innings (two hits, no runs) Apr. 6 at Portland ... started Mar. 22 at Gonzaga, but didn't get a decision, allowing five runs over 3.2 ... made nine relief apperances and five starts last season, going 4-0 with a 3.45 earned run average ... David Dowling (Jr. LHP) threw three innings in UW win May 2 at OSU, allowing one run on four hits ... worked four shutout innings for a save Apr. 23 vs. Arizona, allowing four hits, but no runs ... got the loss in relief Apr. 10 vs. WSU, allowing five runs (four ER) over 3.2 IP ... worked 3.1 relief innings Mar. 27 at Arizona State, allowing one earned run on two hits ... returned to the mound Mar. 22 at Gonzaga after five-week injury layoff ... threw 2.1 relief innings at GU, allowing no hits, runs or walks while fanning three ... Keaton Everitt (So. RHP) got win in start Tue. vs. Lewis-Clark State (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) ... started May 11 vs. Portland and got the win (5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... threw one inning of relief Apr. 8 vs. WSU in 9-1 loss (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) ... took the loss Mar. 27 at ASU (2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K) ... got third win last Mar. 20 at WSU, no small thanks to the UW scoring 14 in the first ... took the loss in third start, Feb. 29 vs. Oregon State ... Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga, allowed only one hit and no runs over seven innings for the win, combining on a two-hit shutout ... picked up the win in his first career start Feb. 15, at San Diego (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 Ks) ... Will Fenton (Jr. RHP) pitched twice at USC, getting a save last Fri. when he fanned two in the 10th inning ... threw the ninth in May 9 win vs. No. 1 Stanford ... got the win in the UW's 26-14 win at Oregon State (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) ... got sixth save the next day, throwing a no-hit ninth ... got the win in relief both Apr. 24 and 25 vs. Arizona ... seven saves are second in the Pac-10 ... got the save Apr. 6 at Portland (struck out only batter he faced) and Apr. 4 at Cal, allowing on hit over 1.2 IP ... got the win with a very solid outing Mar. 28 at ASU ... allowed one hit and no runs over 1.1 as the UW won the game with two in the top of the ninth ... picked up the win Mar. 13 vs. Loyola Marymount, fanning four over two shutout innings ... saw his shutout streak of 43.1 IP broken in Feb. 28 loss at UC Riverside ... hadn't given up a run (earned or not) since May 26, 2002 ... got two saves in the weekend sweep of Gonzaga, throwing a total of three innings ... a third-third All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 pick last year after leading the Pac-10 with 12 saves and finishing the season without having allowed a single run (earned or not) in 32.1 innings ... named the No. 39 junior prospect in the nation by Baseball America, which also listed both his fastball and breaking pitch as the best in the Pac-10 ... Jamie Hawkins (Jr. LHP) worked three innings (one run, two hits) of relief Wed. vs. Portland ... threw an inning in Apr. 25 win over Arizona, getting a double play and a strikeout ... has appeared in each of last three games ... threw two innings Mar. 27 at ASU, allowing one run ... got the win Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... threw a 1-2-3 ninth in Mar. 21 win at WSU ... Richie Lentz (Fr. RHP) got the save Tue. vs. Lewis-Clark State, with a three-inning outing ... worked 1.1 IP in May 8 loss to Stanford, allowing one hit and fanning one ... appeared twice at Oregon State, throwing 1.2 no-hit innings (one BB, 2 Ks) Apr. 30 and a third of an inning May 1, when he struck out a batter with two down and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh ... started Apr. 12 vs. Oregon State and got the loss (3.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) ... threw four innings of one-hit relief for the win Apr. 6 at Portland, fanning five ... posted best outing Mar. 14 vs. Loyola Marymount, when he allowed three runs on four hits over 7.0 IP for the win ... earned first win Feb. 27 vs. Sacramento State, fanning eight in 5.0 IP ... allowed two runs on three hits in that one ... became the first freshman ever under coach Knutson to start opening day, suffering the loss Feb. 13 at San Diego ... named the No. 38 freshman in the nation by Baseball America ... Jordan Ponzoha (Fr. RHP) started and threw three one-hit, shutout innings for the win May 12 vs. Portland ... worked 1.2 relief Apr. 25 vs. Arizona ... was solid in 5.2 relief innings Apr. 12 vs. OSU (5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) .. started Apr. 6 at Portland (two innings, three runs, no decision) ... got first start Mar. 23 at Gonzaga, but didn't get a decision.
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