Dawgs And Devils To Clash This Weekend

March 26, 2007

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THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (14-9 overall, 3-0 in Pac-10 play) returns home to Seattle after five straight road games last week. The Huskies had their nine-game winning streak snapped last week at Gonzaga, but have still won 12 of their last 13 games. This weekend, the Huskies play host to Arizona State (21-8, 2-1) in a three-game series at Husky Ballpark. The Sun Devils, who play Arizona in a non-conference game Tuesday, are ranked No. 16 in this week's Baseball America top 25 and have eight of their last nine. As for starting pitching, the Huskies will send sophomore LHP Nick Haughian to the mound for Friday's 6:30 p.m. game. Saturday at 2:00 p.m., sophomore RHP Jorden Merry will start for the Diamond Dawgs and the series concludes with a 1:00 p.m. game on Sunday, when sophomore LHP Tyler Cheney will start. The Huskies' return to the road the following week for a Thursday-through-Saturday series at UCLA April 5-7. Here's a look at this weekend's games:

Fri., March 30: ASU at UW, 6:30 p.m. PDT - live radio: KKNW AM-1150
Sat., March 31: ASU at UW, 2:00 p.m. PDT - live radio: KKNW AM-1150
Sun., April 1: ASU at UW, 1:00 p.m. PDT - live radio: KKNW AM-1150

SERIES HISTORY: The Huskies and Sun Devils only started playing one another in 1998. Since that time, the two teams have met for a three-game series each season. Arizona State lead the all-time series with 16 wins to the Huskies' 11. In games played at Husky Ballpark, the Diamond Dawgs are 7-8 against Arizona State. Last season, in Tempe, the UW won the opening game, 8-0, as UW ace Tim Lincecum threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout, striking out 12. ASU, however, won the next two. In game two, ASU scored six in the seventh en route to a 12-7 win. In the finale, J.J. Sferra's RBI single in the 11th gave the Devils an 8-7 win. The last time that Arizona State visited Seattle, The UW took two of three, winning the first two (6-4 and 5-3) before ASU won game three, 2-1.

COACH 'K': In 2004, Husky baseball coach Ken Knutson became the winningest baseball coach in the history of the program. That accomplishment is just one item on Knutson's impressive resume. In his 14-plus seasons at the helm of his alma mater's baseball team, Knutson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, four Pac-10 Northern Division titles and six NCAA Regionals. He recently became the 17th Pac-10 coach to reach 500 wins and his career record now stands at 511-329-2 (.608). Before becoming the head man in 1993, Knutson served as the UW pitching coach for eight seasons. In 1985, his staff led the NCAA with a 2.80 ERA. Knutson holds a 255-112-2 (.694) record in home games. He is 208-149 (.583) in Pac-10 games. He's coached 50 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 14 seasons, and has been named league coach of the year three times. A 1981 All-Pac-10 pitcher at the UW, he is joined by assistants Joe Ross, Donny Harrel, Tighe Dickinson and undergrad assistant Jeff James.

PROBABLE STARTERS: Here's a look at the probable starters at each position, with 2007 stats and notes:

Pos. Player, Year        Avg.-HR-RBI Notes C - Joey Dunn, Jr.        .187-2-7  Has caught all but 8 innings for the UW this year1B - Curt Rindal, Sr.     .337-5-20  Lone Sr. on roster; `06 vs. ASU: 5-for-13, 2 2Bs, 2 HRs2B - Bradley Boyer, So.   .390-2-10  In 5 games last week: 12-for-24 (.500), 2 doubles, HR3B - Matt Hague, Jr.      .295-1-13  Last season vs. ASU: 3 2Bs, HR in 15 at batsSS - Brian Pearl, Fr.     .262-2-16  10 of 16 hits this season for extra bases     Danny Cox, So.        .244-1-5  Started Sunday at WSU: 2B, 3B, 2 RBI in 5 ABsOF - Michael Burgher, So.  .325-0-5  Over last 12: 11-for-26 (.423), 9 walks, 5 stealsOF - Kyle Conley, So.      .240-0-5  Injured left shoulder has limited action in recent weeksOF - Brett Kaluza, So.     .333-0-3  During UW's last 13 games: 5-for-13 (.385), 3 RBIOF - Andy Lentz, So.       .338-1-5  In his last 11 games: 17-for-46 (.370) 11 runsOF - Jake Rife, Fr.        .289-0-5  Over his last 11 games: 12-for-33 (.264), 4 2BsOF - Matt Stevens, Jr.     .081-0-2  Currently limited by elbow inj.; 17 HRs in `06DH - Ty Rasmussen, RS-Fr. .284-3-11  Entered Mar. 24 game at WSU in 6th and went 3-for-3, 4 RBI     Joey Lind, Fr.        .385-0-2  Started last 2 games at WSU: 4-for-6, 2 RBI

KNUTSON PASSES #500: Husky head coach Ken Knutson is already the winningest baseball coach in UW history, but he reached another milestone on March 5. Knutson, who enters the week with a career record of 511-329-2, won his 500th career game on March 5 vs. Southern Utah. Entering this season, only 16 Pac-10 coaches had ever reached 500 career victories, a group than includes legends like USC's Rod Dedeaux, Arizona's Jerry Kindall and Jim Brock and Bobby Winkles of Arizona State. Knutson took over at his alma mater prior to the 1993 season and is in his 15th year in charge. Only Stanford's Mark Marquess has more seniority or more wins among current Pac-10 coaches.

OVER THE LAST 13: During its last 13 games (12 wins, one loss), the Washington baseball team has put together some very good statistics, not surprisingly. As a team, the Huskies have batted .323 over the last eight games while holding opponents to a .227 average. UW pitchers have combined for a 2.47 earned run average, allowing only 97 hits in 120.0 innings. The Huskies have 32 doubles, six triples and 12 homers during the streak while opponents have collected only 18 total extra base hits. UW has stolen 17 bases in 20 attempts while giving up only 11 in 17 tries. And, defensively, the Huskies have made just 13 errors, good for a .975 fielding mark over the streak.

HUSKIES AT SAFECO FIELD: Washington's home game against Oregon State on Friday, May 4, will be played at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. The Huskies and Beavers will square off in the first game of a three-game Pac-10 series at 7:30 p.m. that night, and the game will air live on FSN television. Tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors and all UW home game ticket policies will apply (i.e., family plan, group tickets are available and UW students and Olympic Sports Pass holders will be admitted free). Washington last played on a big-league field in 1997, when the Huskies playing a tournament at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Huskies also used to host a tournament in the Kingdome, the Mariners' former home, and played an exhibition vs. the Mariners in the Kingdome in 1986.

TOUGH SCHEDULE: Counting those in the 'others receiving votes' category, the preseason Sports Weekly/ESPN coaches' poll ranked 55 teams this season. Washington will play at least 24 games against teams that received votes in the preseason ranking. Those 24 games come against eight different teams, including six conference opponents. The Huskies will play a total of 12 games against four teams ranked in the top 25 in the preseason poll - three each against No. 14 Arizona State, No. 15 Oregon State, No. 21 UCLA and No. 25 Stanford. Well-respected baseball web site boydsworld.com ranks the Huskies' schedule as the 22nd-toughest in the nation (among 291 Division I programs), which is in the middle of the Pac-10 (fifth, to be precise). All nine Pac-10 teams' schedules rank in the top 30, according to boydsworld.com.

NORTHWEST FLAVOR: As is usually the case, the Husky baseball roster is made up primarily of players from the state of Washington. This year, 34 of the 37 players on the current roster are from the state of Washington. The only non-Washingtonians on the team is are sophomore pitchers Bryce Mooney (Lake Oswego, Ore.), Geoff Nichols (Portland, Ore.) and freshman infielder Travis Nishioka (Honolulu, Hawaii). For those unfamiliar with Northwest geography, both Lake Oswego and Portland are within a few miles of the border with Washington. Of the 34 in-state players, 31 are from the western part of the state (west of the Cascades) and 17 are from King County, where the UW is located.

POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
#10 Bryce Anderson, Fr. C:
Hit safely in lone AB at Port. (Mar. 20) and Gonzaga (Mar. 21) ... saw first action as PH Feb. 27 vs. Portland ... has caught in five games ... captain as an IF at Redmond HS last season.

#2 Bradley Boyer, So. IF: Started 19 at 2B, 1 at 3B ... last week: 12-for-24 ... over last seven games: 15-for-34 ... 2-run HR in 11th won WSU game Mar. 23 ... 3-for-9 in CSUN series ... 4-for-13 (.308) with 2 2Bs, 2 RBI in Pacific series ... 3-for-5 with 2B, 3B Mar. 5 vs. UC Irvine ... first HR Mar. 6 vs. Southern Utah ... started 2 of 3 at ECU Invitational (1 at 2B, 1 at 3B), going 5-for-7 with 4 doubles, 2 runs, 1 RBI ... started 2 of 3 at Cal Poly (1-for-6 for series) ... started 37 games last year at 2B, SS and 3B ... first career hit was a solo HR at CS Northridge last season.

#4 Michael Burgher, Jr. OF: Started 12 of last 16 in CF ... 6-for-12 in WSU series ... over last 12 games: 11-for-26 (.423), 9 walks, 5 steals ... 3-for-3 with a BB, SB and a run Mar. 9 vs. Pacific ... started in CF vs. ECU (1-for-5) ... played in 26 games last season, starting 12, all in center field ... UW went 8-4 in his starts last season.

#3 Doug Cherry, Fr. IF: RBI double in first AB Mar. 3 vs. UC Irvine ... 3 at bats in 5 games last week ... captained Inglemoor HS last year ... named to his summer team's (Taylor Baseball) all-time team at shortstop.

#29 Kyle Conley, So. OF: Started 13 of first 15 games, but has been limited recently by left shoulder injury ... only 5 ABs in last 8 games ... 2-for-3 with double in 8-0 win over Pacific ... hit safely in the season's first 7 games ... 2-for-3 with RBI 2B Mar. 6 vs. Southern Utah ... 3-for-10 at ECU Invitational ... 4-for-10 in Cal Poly series ... hit .268 with four HRs and 16 RBI in 82 at bats in '06... along with Tyler Cheney, led Richland High to the 4A state title in 2005.

#28 Danny Cox, So. SS: Has started 10 at SS and 1 at 2B ... 2-for-5, 2B, 3B and game-winning run in Mar. 25 win at WSU ... had a 7-game hit streak Feb. 17-Mar. 3 ... solo homer vs. Duke ... as a freshman, started 52 of the Huskies' 61 games at SS ... only 4 errors in 102 chances in Pac-10 play last year ... drafted by Twins in the 34th round in 2005.

#18 Joey Dunn, Jr. C: Has caught all but 7 innings of the season so far ... 2-for-5, 2 RBI in Mar. 24 win over WSU ... solo homer in 6-5 win over Pacific March 10 ... error-free so far in '07 ... 3-for-5 Feb. 27 vs. Portland ... 3-for-11 at ECU tourney ... started 29 games behind the plate as a freshman in 2005 and 10 more last season ... UW went 9-1 with Dunn as starter behind the plate last season ... started 19 of UW's 24 Pac-10 games as a freshman.

#1 Matt Hague, Jr. 3B: Starter at 3B after playing OF last 2 years ... 4-for-14 in WSU series ... 3-for-10, 3 BBs, 3 SBs in CSUN series ... 4-for-8 in March 10 doubleheader sweep of Pacific ... 2-for-4 with 3-run HR Mar. 5 vs. SUU ... entered junior season with .394 batting average in 350 career at bats, good for the top career BA in school history ... first-team All-Pac-10 last year ... preseason third-team All-America from Collegiate Baseball.

#7 Brett Kaluza, So. OF: 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI in start Mar. 18. vs. CSUN ... started 2 vs. Pacific (in LF and CF) ... 2-for-6 vs. Pacific ... first action Mar. 3 vs. UC Irvine.. started 10 of 24 Pac-10 games last year ... Seattle Times' Eastside Athlete of the Year as a senior at Skyline ... state runner-up in football and baseball as a senior.

#8 Max Kwan, So. C: Seattle native spent last year playing at Tulane ... first AB Mar. 18 vs. CSUN after missing first five weeks with elbow injury ... caught an inning Mar. 24 vs. WSU ... started 33 games for Green Wave, helping them to NCAA Regional ... all-state as a junior and senior at Seattle Prep ... drafted by Mariners in 36th round of 2006 draft.

#5 Andy Lentz, Jr. OF: Has started 20 of 23 in CF or RF ... 3-for-4, HR Mar. 20 at Portland ... 4-for-13 in WSU series ... 3-for-12 in CSUN series ... illness held him to just one game vs. Pacific, but went 4-for-6 with 2 runs, 2B, RBI, & SB in that one (6-5 extra-innings win) ... RBI triple in ninth was UW's only hit Mar. 4 vs. UC Irvine ... started all 3 at Cal Poly, going 5-for-11 for series ... fought through injuries last year and played in 27 games, starting 15 ... has seen action at every position except SS, C and P ... two brothers (Ryan, Richie) played at UW.

#23 Joey Lind, Fr. 1B: First two career starts Sat. and Sun. at WSU: 4-for-6, 2 RBI ... first hit was single Mar. 3 vs. UC Irvine ... along with UW teammate Cam Nobles, led Jackson HS to 27-0 record, 4A state title and No. 2 final national ranking last season ... hit .455 with a school-record 46 RBI in 27 games last season ... first-team all-state.

#32 Travis Nishioka, Fr. OF/IF: Versatile freshman can play OF or IF ... lone action so far came Mar. 3 vs. UC Irvine (game 2) ... first-team all-ILH as a senior at Iolani School in Honolulu ... also all-state football player.

#9 Brian Pearl, Fr. IF: Has 13 of last 14 at SS ... 6-for-13, 4 RBI last week ... missed game 3 at WSU with minor inj. ... 3-for-12, 2 2Bs, HR vs. CSUN ... homered Mar. 18 ... 4-for-12 with 4 RBI in Pacific series ... solo HR Mar. 5 vs. Southern Utah ... started at 2B Feb. 18 at Cal Poly, (1-for-5 with an RBI 2B in first AB) ... one relief pitching appearance.

#33 Trevor Petersen, So. 1B: Returned from bout of mono last week ... singled off bench Mar. 24 at WSU ... 1-for-3 as starting DH vs. ECU ... started Sun. at Cal Poly ... played in 23 games last year, starting 8 (1 at 1B, 7 at DH) ... hit .289 in 45 at bats ... 3-time team captain at Seattle Christian ... state 1A co-MVP as a senior in 2005.

#25 Ty Rasmussen, RS-Fr. OF: 18 starts as Husky DH ... 3-for-3 with 4 RBI off bench Mar. 24 at WSU ... 3-for-10 in CSUN series ... hit RBI single in 11th to beat Pacific March 10 ... 3-for-6 in that game ... has 3 homers (Feb. 27 vs. Portland, Mar. 3 vs. UCI, Mar. 6 vs. SUU) ... homer vs. UCI came in 1-0 Husky win ... spent last season redshirting at Louisiana-Lafeyette ... batted .475 and slugged 1.100 as a HS senior.

#6 Jake Rife, So. OF: Started last 9 in LF ... 3-for-9 at WSU ... 3-for-4 at Portland ... started all 3 vs. CSUN: 4-for-11, 3 doubles ... 2-for-4 in start in 6-5 win over Pacific ... saw action in 42 games as freshman, starting 30 ... WCCBL all-star during the summer ... batted over .450 in each of his last 3 seasons at Lakewood High ... 2A state MVP as a senior.

#21 Curt Rindal, Sr. 1B: Team's lone senior in 5th season at the UW ... 9-for-23 last week ... 3-for-5 with 2B, HR, 3 RBI at Portland Mar. 20 ... 4-for-6, 3 RBI Mar. 24 at WSU ... 3-for-13, 2 RBI in CSUN series ... big series vs. Pacific (8-for-14, 2 2Bs, HR, 3 RBI), winning Pac-10 player of the week ... 4-for-5 in 6-5 win over Pacific and 7-for-10 in doubleheader that day ... 3-for-4, 3-run double, solo homer Mar. 6 vs. SUU ... hit two homers at ECU Invitational, going 3-for-10 with four RBI on the weekend ... 2-for-12 as starter in all 3 at Cal Poly ... redshirted his second season (2004) due to an elbow injury in left (non-throwing) arm ... earned first-team All-Pac-10 last year after batting .350 with 10 homers, 21 doubles and 48 RBI ... four in the Pac-10 in doubles, seventh in homers ... only player to play in all 61 games last year.

#43 Aaron Russell, Fr. IF: Singled in first AB Mar. 3 (game 2) vs. UC Irvine ... started at 3B Mar. 4 vs. UCI ... first-team all-league SS at Interlake HS last season ... led league in RBI and was third in HRs as a senior.

#41 Ryan Scott, Jr. C: Reserve catcher transferred to UW from Tacoma CC ... hasn't yet played ... helped team to third-place finish in NWAACC tourney ... younger brother, Troy, will join UW next season.

#13 Matt Stevens, Jr. OF: Moves from third base, where he started 56 games last year, to right field, where he's started 8 ... limited recently by elbow injury and hasn't started since Mar. 20 ... started 2 games in Pacific series ... also saw action at 1B ... started 2 of 3 at ECU Invitational, both in RF ... started last 2 at Cal Poly in RF (1-for-9) ... belted 17 home runs last season, second in the Pac-10 (behind teammate Zach Clem's 20) and fourth in UW single-season history ... hit for the cycle at CS Northridge on Feb. 18, 2006, finishing the game 5-for-6 with two homers ... six homers in league play were most in the Pac-10 ... first-team Academic All-Pac-10 last year ... saw freshman season (2005) cut short by broken bone in hand.

#44 Brett Wilcox, So. C: Catcher joined team Mar. 26, first day of spring quarter ... played last season at Bellevue CC ... MVP of KingCo 4A Conference as senior at Bothell High in 2005.

FRI. - Nick Haughian, Soph. LHP:
Has settled into starting role on Fridays ... no decision in UW's 5-3, 11-inn. win at WSU Mar. 23: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K ... worked 7.0 shutout innings for win Mar. 16 vs. CSUN: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 Ks ... got the win Mar. 9 vs. Pacific (7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) ... suffered loss Mar. 3 (game 2) vs. UC Irvine ... pitched well, but took loss vs. ECU (7.0+ IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) ... left game with 4-2 lead, but no decision in first career start Feb. 18 at Cal Poly: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks ... got off to a quick start last season, earning the save in the season's second game at New Mexico State, his first appearance ... also earned a save at CS Northridge and wins over Santa Clara and Saint Martin's ... make the WCCBL all-star team and led the league with 10 saves last summer, pitching for the league champion Wenatchee ... 10-0 with a 0.68 ERA as a senior at Marysville-Pilchuck HS ... struck out 114 in 61.2 innings as a senior.

SAT. - Jorden Merry, Soph. RHP: Picked up 5th win Mar. 24 at Washington State ... worked 7.0 IP, allowing 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K ... saw string of consecutive scoreless innings snapped at 22.2 Mar. 17 vs. CSUN, but got win: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks ... worked 2nd straight combined shutout Mar. 10 vs. Pacific (7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) ... notched victory Mar. 3 (game 1) vs. UC Irvine, the first 1-0 game in Husky Ballpark history ... vs. UCI (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks) ... won Feb. 24 vs. St. John's (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) ... solid in first start, but took loss Feb. 17 at Cal Poly: 5.1 IP, 5 H 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K ... 2005 graduate of Pasco High, played at Lower Columbia College in Kelso, Wash., last season ... all-league at LCC after leading the league with 0.51 ERA... 7-0 with 3 saves, allowing only 26 hits, 3 ERs and 6 walks while striking out 66 in 53 innings at LCC.

SUN. - Tyler Cheney, Soph. LHP: No decision at WSU Mar. 25 (4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) ... picked up first win Mar. 18 vs. CSUN: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K ... no decision in 6-5, 11-inning win over Pacific (6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2K) ... started Mar. 4 vs. UC Irvine and took the loss as UW was one-hit (4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB 1 K) ... got the save vs. St. John's, throwing 3.0 shutout IP ... threw 2.1 IP in relief Feb. 17 at Cal Poly, allowing 1 run on 3 hits ... started 12 games and appeared in relief 3 times during the 2006 season ... worked 7.2 shutout innings for first career win last season at CS Northridge ... walked only 4 batters over last 31.1 innings last season.

BULLPEN NOTES: Harrison Bishop (Jr. RHP) threw 1.0 IP Mar. 16 vs. CSUN (1 H, 0 R) ... fanned 2 in 1.0 IP Mar. 20 at Portland ... 2.0 IP of scoreless relief Mar. 24 at WSU ... saw first action Feb. 27 vs. Portland with 1.2 no-hit IP ... worked 3.1 in relief Mar. 4 vs. UC Irvine, allowing only 1 run ... fourth-year junior who played at Bellevue CC and Edmonds CC, both near the UW campus ... missed 2005 season due to 'Tommy John' surgery ... drated by the Orioles in the 40th round of the 2004 draft ... struck out 58 in 52.2 innings last year at Bellevue ... Elliott Cribby (Jr. RHP) notched 2.0 scoreless innings in UW win Mar. 25 at WSU ... threw 2.0 hitless IP in relief Mar. 18 vs. CSUN ... picked up first save Mar. 6 vs. Southern Utah ... threw 2.1 relief (no dec.) in 6-5 win over Pacific ... retired only batter he faced Feb. 17 at Cal Poly, but took loss the following day ... also pitched Feb. 18 vs. Poly, Feb. 24 vs. ECU ... All-Pac-10 honorable mention last year in his first season at UW ... one of 35 pitchers (and the only one from the Pac-10) on the preseason watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year award ... 10 saves in 2006 were second in the Pac-10 and 4th-most in UW history ... had a solid summer in the Cape Cod League, going 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA for the Chatham As ... Johnny DuRocher (Jr. RHP) has pitched three in relief ... 2.0 IP Mar. 20 at Portland (2 H, 2 R) ... is playing baseball for the first time since his sophomore year of high school ... a QB on the UW football team the last three years ... had successful surgery to remove a brain tumor last Nov. ... the state's Gatorade player of the year for football in 2002, originally began his career at Oregon before transferring after a season ... appeared in 7 games as a UW quarterback ... Jason Erickson (So. RHP) threw 0.2 in UW loss at Gonzaga ... 1.0 scoreless IP in 7-0 win over CSUN Mar. 16 ... worked final 1.2 IP in 8-0 win over Pacific March 10 ... pitched 2.0 solid innings Feb. 18 at Cal Poly, allowing 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K ... took loss vs. Duke (2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K) ... appeared in six games last season ... picked up a win in second career outing at CS Northridge ... Seamount League MVP as a HS senior ... two-time all-league pitcher and also an all-league SS ... drafted by the Reds in the 45th round in 2005 ... Nick Hagadone (Jr. LHP) has worked out of pen his last seven outings, combining for 16.2 scoreless innings, with only 8 hits and 1 run (unearned) allowed ... fifth save in 6-5 win at WSU Mar. 25 ... got win with 3.0 of relief at Portland Mar. 20 ... got win with 2.2 perfect innings in UW's 11-inn. win at WSU Mar. 23 ... fourth save in 2-1 win over CSUN (1.0 IP, 2 Ks) ... third save Mar. 9 vs. Pacific ... earned saves Mar. 3 vs. UCI and Mar. 5 vs. SUU .. has made two starts ... no decision vs. Duke (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) ... took the loss Feb. 16 at Cal Poly: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K ... after working in only two games as a freshman in 2005, threw in 28 games last season, starting five ... 28 appearances were fifth-most in UW history ... worked the final three innings of a no-hitter (combining with Tim Lincecum) March 12, 2006, vs. Santa Clara, retiring all nine batters he faced ... named a national player of the week after the no-hitter ... first career start came March 24, 2006, at California ... Brandon McKerney (Jr. RHP) missed first 5 weeks with injury, and appeared Mar. 18 vs. CSUN (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K) ... got the win Mar. 25 at WSU with 1.0 inning ... threw scoreless inning Mar. 21 at Gonzaga and 1.1 in win at WSU Mar. 23 ... pitched in 14 games for UW last season and had good summer at Newport, R.I., posting a 0.31 ERA and .106 opponent batting average ... earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention in 2005 ... Brent Miller (Fr. RHP) missed much of fall and winter workouts due to injury, but returned to action just before the start of the season an could return to action soon ... served as closer at Woodinville HS, helping team to state quarterfinals ... Bryce Mooney (So. RHP) got no dec. in start at Portland Mar. 20 .. (4.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 0 K) ... got win in a start Mar. 6 vs. SUU (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 Ks) ... pitched Feb. 17 vs. Cal Poly ... pitched in 27 games as a freshman in 2006, starting 1 and appearing in relief 25 times ... had a string of 10 straight innings of no-hit relief from March 10-28 last year ... Geoff Nichols (So. RHP) took loss in start Mar. 21 at Gonzaga (UW shut out, 12-0) ... got win in 6-5, 11-inn. victory over Pacific Mar. 10 (2.2 IP., 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K) ... no decision in start vs. Portland Feb. 27 (3.0 IP) ... worked 3.1 innings of relief opening day vs. Cal Poly, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits ... appeared in relief 3 times and started once last season ... got the start at Hawaii Pacific, earning a win ... went 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA over 51 innings for the Aloha (Ore.) last summer ... Cam Nobles (Fr. RHP) led Jackson High to a 27-0 record, a state 4A title and the No. 2 national ranking (Baseball America) last year ... drafted by the Mariners in the 19th round of the 2006 draft.

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