Dawgs Host No. 3 ASU At Safeco Field
April 1, 2009
THIS WEEKEND: The Washington baseball team (10-15 overall, 1-2 in the Pac-10) enters its second weekend of conference play as third-ranked Arizona State (19-5 overall entering Wednesday, 5-1 in the Pac-10) visits Seattle for a three-game series. The series opener, Friday night at 6:30 p.m., will be played at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. The game will be the first of two at Safeco this season (the UW will also host Oregon State there, on May 8) and marks the third straight season that Washington has played a Pac-10 game at the Safe. In 2007, the Huskies beat national champion Oregon State, 6-2, and last season, UW blanked Arizona, 1-0, on a 15-strikeout two-hitter from Nick Haughian. After the game at Safeco, the series comes to Husky Ballpark for Saturday and Sunday's games. Saturday, first pitch is at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday's game starts at 12 noon (NOTE: new game time). All three ASU games will air live on KKNW AM-1150. Friday, freshman right-hander Aaron West will earn his first college start for the UW. Saturday, sophomore lefty Ben Guidos will start on the mound. Sunday's starter has yet to be determined. Next week, the Huskies play Monday and Tuesday at Gonzaga before hosting Cal Thursday through Saturday. Here's a look at the action this week:
Fri., April 3: ASU at UW, SAFECO FIELD, 6:30 p.m. - Radio: KKNW AM-1150
Sat., April 4: ASU at UW, 2:00 p.m. - Radio: KKNW AM-1150
Sun., April 5: ASU at UW, 12:00 p.m. - Radio: KKNW AM-1150
COACH 'K': In 2004, Husky baseball coach Ken Knutson became the winningest baseball coach in the history of the program. In 2007, he became only the 17th coach in Pac-10 history to reach 500 career wins. Last year, he became the winningest coach in any sport in UW history. Those are just a few of the many accomplishments on Knutson's impressive resume. In his 16-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. His career record now stands at 569-384-2 (.597). 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 293-133-2 (.687) record in home games. He is 228-177 (.563) in Pac-10 games. He's coached 55 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 16 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, Tighe Dickinson, Kevin Miller and Josh Scofield.
Huskies Back At Safeco Field: Washington will return to Safeco Field for the third consecutive season this year. However, this time, the Dawgs will play two games at the home of the Seattle Mariners. The UW will host Arizona State April 3 at Safeco, and then Oregon State on May 8. Both are on Friday nights at 6:30 and are the first game of a three-game Pac-10 series. Two seasons ago, the Huskies beat No. 8 OSU, 6-2, in their first-ever game at Safeco. Attendance was 10,421, still a league record for a conference game. Last year, the Huskies edged Arizona, 1-0, on a two-hit, 15-strikeout shutout by Nick Haughian as 5,187 fans watched on. Tickets are $8 and UW students are admitted free.
Series: Arizona State leads the all-time series with Washington, 21-12. The two teams had never played until 1998. Last season, the Sun Devils swept a three-game series in Tempe, winning by scores of 13-3, 11-4 and 13-7. Two years ago in Seattle, Washington won the first game, 5-4, before losing the next two, 11-5 and 8-5.
Squad Breakdown: UW's 35-man roster, like most college baseball rosters, is a bit on the young side this year. Among the 35 players, there are six seniors, six juniors, 11 sophomores and 12 freshmen, meaning that 23 of 35 (66 percent) players are freshmen or sophomores. The squad includes 23 returners and 12 newcomers (all of them freshmen). The UW's returning players have competed in a total of 909 games. Thirteen different veteran position players have combined for 1,951 career at bats while returning pitchers have made 81 career starts and pitched 643.2 innings in a UW uniform.
Another Tough Schedule: Each year, Washington boasts one of the toughest schedules in the season, if only by virtue of playing the rigorous Pac-10 Conference. According to well-regarded college baseball website, boydsworld.com, the Huskies have the fourth-toughest schedule in the country, behind three other Pac-10 teams: UCLA, Stanford and California. The Huskies, of course, face the nine other Pac-10 teams (Oregon returns to Division I baseball this year). Three Pac-10 teams (Stanford, Arizona State and UCLA) were ranked in both the Baseball America and USA Today coaches' preseason polls. Oregon State was No. 25 in the BA ranking and also received votes in the coaches' poll, as did Arizona, UCLA and California. Additionally, the Huskies open the season at defending College World Series champion Fresno State, also a ranked team. Lastly, the Dawgs play host to a tough UC Irvine program in non-conference play.
Washington's Team: The Husky baseball roster has always been dominated by in-state players, as most college baseball rosters are. The squad consistently has about 90 percent of players from the state of Washington. For the second straight season, however, this year's squad consists entirely of student-athletes who played their high school ball in Washington. Not surprisingly, the majority of the team comes from western Washington as 29 of the 35 come from west of the Cascade Mountains. Thirteen players come from King County, the county in which the UW is located, and 27 of 30 come from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, which, essentially, form the Seattle metropolitan area.
Training Room: Washington lost two veteran players for the season due to Tommy John elbow surgery. Starting second baseman Bradley Boyer and catcher Max Kwan should return in 2010, but aren't on the roster in 2009, thanks to new NCAA roster limits. Other players who will continue to sit out the current season due to injury include: P Cam Nobles, OF Sean Meehan, P J.D. Awald and P Matt Gorman.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
#1 David Bentrott, So. SS: 2-for-4 in win Mar. 28 at Stanford ... 1-for-3 the next day ... solo homer in start at SS Mar. 25 vs. UC Irvine ... started at 2B Sat. vs. Oregon ... started all 3 at Fresno and 3 of 4 in Minn. ... 2-for-5 vs. UWW; 2-for-3 with solo HR vs. Hawai'i ... started 40 games at shortstop as a freshman in 2008 ... first-team all-league during summer ball, playing for Bend (Ore.) ... all-state shortstop, running back and punter in high school.
#15 Andy Bethel, Fr. IF: Has started 14 of the last 17 at SS ... 2-for-4 with double, HR Mar. 13 vs. USF ... 3 RBI on Mar. 14 ... 3-for-5 with 2B Mar. 8 at Nevada ... 3 RBI in start Mar. 6 at Nevada ... 2-for-4 with a 3B and an RBI the next day ... started last Wed. vs. Oregon and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI ... made first start Sun. vs. UCSB ... first game was off bench vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... batted .500 as a senior at Seattle Prep ... 3A all-state first-team selection.
#21 Caleb Brown, Fr. IF: Homered last Fri. at Stanford ... started Tue. vs. Gonzaga ... first start Mar. 7 at Nevada .... 4 starts in all ... singled in first AB ... 4A first-team all-state as a junior and senior at Central Kitsap HS ... hit .507 as a senior ... drafted by the Red Sox in the 42nd round in 2008 ... unanimous all-state tight end.
#3 Doug Cherry, Jr. IF: Missed two-plus weeks with with ankle injury ... returned last weekend ... started 2 at Stanford ... grand slam in the 9th Mar. 6 at Nevada ... 9th-inning, 2-out HR Feb. 20 tied game at 4-4 ... 3-for-6 with 4 RBI Feb. 21 at Fresno ... as limited at the start of last year with an injury ... fighting for starting spot at second base in 2009 ... started 11 games last season, second-team all-league during summer, playing for Corvallis (Ore.).
#29 Kyle Conley, RS-Jr. OF: Started all 25 in RF ... 1-for-3 with double Tue. vs. Stanford ... Pac-10 co-leader in home runs with nine (tied with ASU's Jason Kipnis) ... 2-run homer in 9th broke 7-7 tie in 9-7 win at Stanford on Mar. 28 ... 3-for-8 with HR, 6 RBI in two games vs. UC Irvine ... 5-for-14 in Rose City tournament ... Pac-10 Player of the Week for Mar. 10 ... 3 HR and all 7 Husky RBIs in Mar. 8 win at Nevada (3-for-3, 7 RBI) ... broke 2-2 tie with HR in 8th Mar. 6 at Nevada (3-for-5) ... 3-for-7 in two-game series vs. Oregon ... 2-for-5 with HR vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... solo HR vs. Minn. ... 6-for-12 in Fresno State series ... 3-for-4 opening day ... 2-for-4 with HR in Feb. 21 win ... first-team All-Pac-10 last year after batting .337 with 19 homers and 57 RBI ... second in the Pac-10 in slugging and fourth in HRs in 2008 ... led UW in nearly every offense statistic ... drafted by the Dodgers in the 16th round of 2008 draft ... during summer, hit league-leading 8 HRs in regular season and then five more in six playoff games for the Newport (R.I.) Gulls ... along with Tyler Cheney, led Richland High to the 4A state title in 2005 ... all-state first-teamer as a senior OF and P in high school.
#37 Brendan Gardner-Young, So. OF: Started 21 of 25 in CF ... reached base 7-of-11 in two games vs. UCI .. 5-for-17 at Rose City Invitational ... 2-for-3 with 2 runs vs. Oregon Mar. 4 ... 2-for-4 with 3 runs and 3 RBI vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... 3-for-5 and drove in tying run in 8th vs. Minnesota ... played in 15 games, starting one, last season ... second-team all-state at P and OF as a HS senior, when he was a Collegiate Baseball honorable mention All-American.
#28 Justin Gunn, Fr. IF/RHP: Walked in lone plate appearance vs. Oregon, Mar. 4 ... singled in first AB vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... also played vs. UCSB ... spent last fall as a walkon quarterback on the UW football team ... standout baseball, football and basketball player at Renton.
#8 Kevin Komstadius, Fr. 1B: Pinch hit in all 3 at Stanford ... started at DH Tue. vs. Gonzaga ... pinch-hit single Wed. vs. UC Irvine ... started Mar. 15 vs. USF and got 1 of 2 UW hits in the game ... started at 1B vs. UCSB ... earned 2A state player of the year as HS senior ... drafted by Pirates in 29th round ... father Kirk played JC baseball with Ken Knutson and was an All-American at Lewis-Clark State.
#4 Brady McGuire, Fr. C: First hit was a double in a start Mar. 25 vs Irvine ... first start Sun. vs. Oregon ... first action vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... didn't fully participate in fall ball due to injury, but is back and ready for the spring ... 4-year letterman and 2-time all-leaguer at Kentridge High.
#33 Julien Pollard, So. IF/OF: Has started at 3B, 2B and LF ... started all 3 at Stanford in LF ... 3-for-10 vs. Irvine ... 5-for-12 in 3 starts last weekend ... 1st-inning RBI double gave UW lead Sun. vs. Oregon ... started both Oregon games, one at 3B, one at 2B ... 3-for-7 in series ... 1-for-5 with 2-run HR vs. Minnesota ... has started in LF and at 3B ... started 2 at Fresno in LF ... 4-for-11 in Fresno series ... second-team All-Jayhawk League during the summer, when he batted .340 for the Liberal (Kan.), which was managed by former big-league manager Mike Hargrove.
#12 Pierce Rankin, So. C/IF: Has started 24 of 25: 12 at C, 8 at 2B, 2 at 3B, 1 in LF, 1 at DH ... has hit in 21 of 24 games ... on base 6-of-10 vs. UCI ... 17-game hitting streak broken Mar. 22 vs. Oregon ... hit HRs in 3 straight games at tournament last weekend: vs. Hawai'i, Oregon and Portland ... 8th-inning HR vs. Portland broke tie and led to win ... 3-for-5 with 2B, 3B Mar. 8 at Nevada ... homer in Mar. 6 win at Nevada ... 2-for-2 with 2 doubles, and 2 RBI Tue. vs. Oregon ... 2-for-4 with 4 RBI Wed. vs. Ducks ... 2-for-3 with 3 RBI vs. Whitewater ... solo HR vs. Hawai'i ... started 2 at C, 1 at 3B at Fresno ... 4-for-12 in FSU series ... starting catcher, despite having made the move to the position on a full-time basis just this season ... began the transition from shortstop during the 2008 season ... two-time team MVP at Shorecrest, where he played for former Husky Alan Bruns ... grandson of two-time Rose Bowl MVP and college football hall of famer Bob Schloredt (UW '61).
#25 Ty Rasmussen, RS-Jr. OF: 13 starts at DH ... HR Mar. 24 vs. UCI ... 2-run HR vs. Oregon on Mar. 21 ... 2-for-4 with HR and 2B Mar. 7 at Nevada ... missed 1st week after foot surgery ... singled in both ... started 36 games, all at DH, last year ... hit .308 with 10 homers as a redshirt freshman in 2007 ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 as a RS-freshman ... redshirted the 2006 season at Louisiana-Lafayette.
#6 Jake Rife, Sr. OF: Started 3 of 4 over the last week ... started all 4 at Rose City Invitational (6-for-16, 5 RBI) ... 5-for-14 in 3 starts in LF vs. USF ... 1-for-2 with 2 BBs Tue. vs. Oregon and 1-for-4 on Wed. ... started all 4 last weekend ... 4-for-4 vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... started 1 in LF, 1 at DH at Fresno ... 2-run 3B Feb. 21 ... probably the fastest player on the team ... played summer ball for Liberal (Kan.), playing for longtime big-league player and manager Mike Hargrove ... 2A state MVP as a high school senior.
#43 Aaron Russell, Jr. IF: Started all three at Stanford at 3B ... 3-run double in Mar. 28 win vs. Cardinal ... 5-for-9 with 8 RBI in UC Irvine series ... 2 HRs (solo, grand slam), double and 6 RBI in Wed. win ... missed USF series due to injury ... returned last weekend and went 6-for-10 in UP tournament ... had a hit in six straight ABs ... 2-for-4 in start Mar. 8 at Nevada ... started 3 of 4 in Minn. ... 2-for-2 off bench vs. Minn. ... started 2 of 3 at 3B at Fresno ... started 25 games last season, including seven at 3B ... a career. 348 hitter in 112 at bats ... had a 6-for-6 game last season at UC Riverside, in his first game of the season ... hit .360 for the Southern California Fire during summer ball.
#18 Cody Ryckman, Fr. C: Got first start Mar. 15 vs. USF ... played twice off bench at Minn. tourney ... 3-time team captain at White River High ... first-team All-SPSL catcher as a senior in 2008.
#32 Troy Scott, So. 1B: Started 23 of 25 at 1B ... 3 hits in Mar. 28 win at Stanford ... 3-run homer, 4 RBI total in Mar. 24 loss vs. UC Irvine ... 3-for-4 with HR Mar. 4 vs. Oregon ... 3-for-4 with grand slam and 5 RBI vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... started 49 games at first base last season ... seven homers and 36 RBI last year ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2008 ... during summer ball, led the Alaska League in both doubles and runs batted in ... batted .600 with 9 homers, 27 runs and 17 steals as a high school senior at Auburn High ... league MVP and Rawlings All-American ... taken by Twins in 2007 draft.
#44 Brett Wilcox, Sr. C: Two-run homer in start Tue. vs. Gonzaga ... 2-for-4 in start at C Mar. 7 at Nevada ... 1-for-5 as starting C Mar. 4 vs. Oregon ... 2 starts at C, 1 at DH at Minn. ... 2-for-3 vs. UCSB ... 1 start at C, 2 at DH at Fresno ... 4-for-12 in FSU series ... lefty hitter started 12 in 2007 and 28 last season ... joined the UW team at midseason in 2007, transferring from Belleuve CC .. a .324 career hitter in 136 at bats entering the season ... KingCo 4A Most Valuable Player as a senior at Bothell High.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
FRI. - Aaron West, Freshman RHP: Will be making first college start ... earned win with 4.0 innings of 2-hit, 0-run relief Mar. 28 at Stanford .. worked an ining Tue. vs. UCI ... had great weekend in Portland: 2.0 scoreless IP (4 K) vs. Hawai'i and 2.1 scoreless IP for save Mar. 22 vs. Oregon ... threw the ninth in the Mar. 4 win over Oregon ... worked a scoreless inning vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... went 7-0 with a 0.62 ERA for state-champion Snohomish High last year ... threw a two-hitter in the title game to beat Kentlake at Safeco Field.
SAT. - Ben Guidos, Soph. LHP: No dec. in start Mar. 28 at Stanford (4.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) ... also no dec. in start Mar. 21 vs. Oregon (5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... pitched 1.2 innings in 13-inning loss Mar. 14 vs. USF ... earned win with a great start Mar. 4 vs. Oregon (6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K) ... worked 3.1 IP of relief vs. Hawai'i in first appearance this year ... allowed 2 R on 3 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks in that one ... sat out 2007 season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery ... 3A state player of the year in 2006 at Highline HS.
BULLPEN NOTES: Geoff Brown (So. LHP) worked in 2 games at Stanford, allowing only 1 run over 3.2 IP ... suffered loss in relief Mar. 20 vs. Hawai'i ... took the loss in 13-inning loss Mar. 14 to USF, throwing 1.0 innings ... also worked 0.2 the day before ... picked up a win in relief Mar. 8 at Nevada: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K ... during summer ball, helped the Newport (R.I.) Gulls to the championship round of the NECBL playoffs .. allowed only 21 hits and fanned 38 in 32.1 IP during the summer, and won his only start of the postseason, allowing one ER on three hits over 6.0 IP ... Tyler Cheney (Sr. LHP) started Mar. 29 at Stanford and took loss (2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K) ... started and won Mar. 22 vs. Oregon (6.2 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) ... got no decision Mar. 14 vs. USF: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K ... suffered the loss Mar. 7 at Nevada despite good outing (6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) ... no decision in start Feb. 28 vs. Minnesota (3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... got the win Feb. 21 at Fresno State: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K ... high-school classmate of fellow Husky Kyle Conley ... state's 4A MVP after leading Richland High to state title his senior year ... Jacob Clem (RS-So. RHP) pitched twice at Stanford ... pitched briefly (0.1 IP) Mar. 13 vs. USF ... pitched an inning of no-hit relief in Mar. 7 win at Nevada ... worked a scoreless 8th Mar. 4 vs. Oregon ... also threw a scoreless 8th inning, fanning 2, vs. UCSB ... redshirted the 2007 season and then pitched in only 3 games last year before a season-ending injury ... has also played at DH ... younger brother of former Husky Zach Clem ... Paul Dickey (Sr. RHP) worked 0.2 IP in Mar. 25 win over UCI ... threw a scoreless 9th Mar. 6 at Nevada ... pitched a scoreless inning vs. Wis.-Whitewater and UCSB last weekend ... pitched in 16 games, all in relief, last year ... spent a good portion of the season as the UW's closer, compling a team-high five saves, good for sixth in the Pac-10 ... didn't allow a run in 10 of 16 appearances ... transferred to UW after two-year career at Lower Columbia CC ... has been drafted twice, by the Rockies in 2006 and the Pirates in 2005 ... Jason Erickson (Sr. RHP) worked 4.1 innings in relief Mar. 24 vs. UC Irvine ... suffered loss in relief Mar. 21 vs. Oregon ... took the loss Mar. 15 vs. USF: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K ... no dec. in win at Nevada Mar. 8: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K ... took the loss Mar. 1 vs. UCSB (4.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... no dec. in start Feb. 22 at Fresno State: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K ... started six games last season, but missed a portion of the season with a broken hand ... during the summer, went 7-1 with a 2.56 ERA and an Alaska League-leading 42 strikeouts for the Mat-Su Miners ... named Mat-Su's team MVP and earned first-team all-league ... Adrian Gomez (So. LHP) pitched 1.2 innings of shutout relief Tue. vs. Gonzaga ... got no dec. in start Mar. 25 vs. UC Irvine (4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... started Mar. 20 vs. Hawai'i, but no decision: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K ... threw an inning in Mar. 13 game vs. USF ... got the win in start Mar. 3 vs. Oregon (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) ... worked 3.1 Feb. 22 vs. Bulldogs ... returned to the UW after a two-year church mission in Mexico ... married in December ... prior to this year last pitched in a game in 2006 ... in 2006, went 1-1 with a 4.45 ERA over 8 appearances, including 3 starts ... Seth Haehl (Fr. RHP) threw 3.2 innings of relief Mar. 29 at Stanford, allowing only 1 ER ... threw 3.1 IP of relief for the win Mar. 25 vs. UC Irvine ... threw 1.2 scoreless IP Mar. 20 vs. Hawai'i ... worked a perfect inning vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... earned all-league and team MVP at Eastmont High last year ... 1.25 ERA and a .443 batting average as a senior ... Andrew Kittredge (Fr. RHP) worked 2.1 perfect innings, fanning 5, Tue. vs. Gonzaga ... struck out only batter he faced for save Mar. 28 at Stanford ... picked up first save in Mar. 25 win over UC Irvine ... suffered the loss to Anteaters on Tue. ... worked 3.0 scoreless IP in reilef for win Mar. 21 vs. Portland (2 H, 1 BB, 3 K) ... suffered the loss in relief Mar. 13 vs. USF (2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R) ... threw 2.2 IP of hitless relief in Mar. 7 loss at Nevada ... worked a scoreless 8th vs. Nevada Mar. 6 ... pitched 4.0 shutout innings of relief, striking out 5, vs. Minnesota ... pitched in two games at Fresno State, fanning six in 2.1 IP ... was a three-time all-league pick at Spokane's Ferris High ... league MVP and 4A all-state as a senior ... drafted by the Mariners in 2008 ... Jorden Merry (Sr. RHP) started Tue. vs. Gonzaga (no dec.: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) ... went 2.2 in start (no dec.) Mar. 24 vs. UC Irvine ... got no decision Mar. 13 vs. USF: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K ... got the win Mar. 6 at Nevada (7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) ... no dec. despite good start vs. Hawai'i Feb. 27: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K ... solid start Feb. 20 at Fresno, but no dec.: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K ... first-team All-Pac-10 last season ... came to UW after one season at Lower Columbia CC in Kelso, Wash ... Brian Pearl (Jr. RHP) took loss in relief Tue. vs. Gonzaga, thanks in part to 2 errors (5 R, 1 ER) ... suffered loss in start last Fri. at Stanford (3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) ... got no dec. despite solid outing in first college start Mar. 21 vs. Portland (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) ... threw 4.2 scoreless IP in 13-inning loss to USF Mar. 14 ... earned save #2 Mar. 8 at Nevada with 1.1 IP ... got a save Mar. 3 vs. Oregon (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R) ... threw 2.0 for loss vs. Minn. despite not allowing an earned run ... pitched twice at Fresno State ... 1.0 IP, 2 K Feb. 22 vs. Fresno .. had been a regular 3B during his UW career, but will be primarily a pitcher this year ... relieved in 10 games last year, going 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and two saves ... pitched in 2 games in 2007 ... went 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA for Green Bay (Wis.) during the summer ... Brandon Rohde (Fr. LHP) threw an inning vs. Wis.-Whitewater ... went 6-1 as a senior at Gig Harbor High last year ... team MVP and all-league ... limited in the fall due to injury ... Forrest Snow (Fr. RHP) pitched in 2 games last weekend in Portland ... threw 4.0 IP in Mar. 15 vs. vs. USF ... worked two innings in Mar. 3 win over Oregon ... started vs. Wis.-Whitewater, getting the win (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 Ks) ... worked 3.0 IP of hitless relief Feb. 21 at Fresno State ... appeared in six games as a freshman in 2008 ... picked up lone win with a 3.0-inning outing vs. Portland ... was a two-time All-Metro pitcher at Seattle's Lakeside School ... first player ever drafted out of Lakeside, as the Mariners took him in 2007.