March 27, 2003
This Week: The 24th-ranked Washington baseball team (18-7) closes its spring break road trip this week by opening Pac-10 Conference play with a three-game series at No. 8 Stanford (16-8, 2-1 in Pac-10). Friday's opener starts at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday's games begin at 1:00 p.m. All three will air live on KKNW AM-1150 as well as over the internet via gohuskies.com. The Huskies took two of three at UC Irvine last weekend and swept a two-game series at Portland in mid-week. Washington has now won 14 of its last 15 games and earned rankings of No. 24 (Baseball America) and No. 30 (Collegiate Baseball) this week. The UW returns home April 1 for an exhibition game vs. British Columbia. Then, Oregon State comes to Husky Ballpark April 4-6 for a three-game Pac-10 series. Here's a look at this weekend's games at Stanford, with probable starting pitchers:
Fri., Mar. 28: UW at Stanford, 6:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (3-3, 5.18) Sat., Mar. 29: UW at Stanford, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (1-2, 4.01) Sun., Mar. 30: UW at Stanford, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Trevor Gibson (3-0, 1.47)
Series History: Stanford leads the all-time series against the Huskies, 29-11, though recent years have been more kind to Washington. The UW beat Stanford in the 1997 Pac-10 Championship series (two games to one) and then again in 1998, sweeping in two games. Last year at Husky Ballpark, the Huskies took a three-game series with a pair of wins. In the opener, Shawn Kohn went the distance in a 3-1 win. Down 1-0 in the seventh, RBI singles from Aaron Hathaway and Greg Isaacson gave the Huskies a lead. In game two, Washington led 4-2, but Stanford scored seven runs over the last three innings to win, 9-4. In game three, the Huskies won, 4-3, on a Kyle Larsen RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning. UW was down 3-1 entering the eighth, but a Hathaway homer got a rally started to tie it. Kohn got his second win of the weekend with two innings of relief.
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 365-242-1 (.601). With those 365 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 175-78-1 (.691) record in home games. He is 152-106 (.589) 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. .342-1-7 Freshman All-America in 2002; four pickoffs leads Pac-10 Ben Johnson, Jr. .125-1-3 Has started three games at catcher; 3-run HR. Wed. at Port. 1B -- Kyle Larsen, So. .278-7-18 Freshman All-America in '02; homered in 6 of 9 series so far 2B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr. .282-2-12 8th-inn. grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU; GW RBI in 9th Feb. 14 at LMU SS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr. .333-0-13 13th-round draft pick; only player with more than 1 RBI vs. UCI 3B -- John Otness, Jr. .318-1-10 Has started 22 of 25 at 3B and 1 at DH; 3-for-10 last weekend Nick Batkoski, So. .375-0-5 Three starts at 2B this year; hit cleanup last Friday OF -- Mike Wagner, Jr. .282-6-18 Baseball America Summer All-Amer.; missed last 5 games/inj. OF -- Taylor Johnson, So. .264-5-16 HRs in three straight ABs Mar. 9 vs. WSU, Mar. 11 at OSU OF -- Simi Reynolds, Fr. .286-0-2 Brother of UW SS Tila; 2-for-4 with double Mar. 16 vs. CSUN OF -- Justin Drake, Jr. .333-1-10 Hit first homer in three years Mar. 15 vs. CSUN; 14 starts in OF OF -- Brent Lillibridge, Fr. .310-1-11 Has started at 2B, 3B, SS, CF; first-career HR Wed. at Port. DH -- Chad Boudon, Jr. .293-7-18 Transfer from Hawaii; five homers in last 10 games
Earlier This Week: After returning from a two-games-to-one series win at UC Irvine, the Huskies travelled to face Portland in a pair of non-conference games. In the first game, sophomore Josh Conover picked up a win in his first career start as Washington cruised to a 13-1 win. Second baseman Greg Isaacson belted a first-inning homer and finished the game 3-for-6 with a homer and two doubles. In game two, the Huskies used four homers and a solid outing from starter Clay Johnson in a 10-3 win. Chad Boudon's two-run homer in the first, his seventh of the season, got it started and the Huskies ended up getting additional HRs from Ben Johnson, John Otness and Brent Lillibridge, the first of the year for each and the first of Lillibridge's career.
No Streak? Still Hot: Washington had strung together an 11-game win streak before losing to UC Irvine this past Saturday. That 11-game win streak tied for the longest single-season winning streak in Husky coach Ken Knutson's 11-year tenure as the UW head man. In 1997, the Dawgs strung together a pair of 11-game streaks. Washington also had a 10-game win streak to start the 1994 season, Knutson's second as head coach, and seeing as the 1993 team won its last five, that streak was technically 15 games, though over the two seasons. The longest winning streak in Husky history was in 1979, when the UW won 19 in a row. In 1985, the Huskies won 13 in a row. However, the recent 11-game streak is the longest in school history against all Division I opposition. Despite the loss, the Huskies are still 14-1 over their last 15. Over that 15-game stretch, the Huskies have batted .314 and out-scored opponents, 130-54. The Huskies have hit 25 home runs in those 15 games while opponents have only three. Over that stretch, the Husky pitching staff has a collective 2.55 earned run average and has allowed only 99 hits while fanning 139 over 134 innings pitched.
Outstanding In The Field: Washington is having one of its best years ever in terms of its defense. Through 25 games, the Huskies are fielding .976 and have made only 23 errors. The Huskies have played error-free in 16 of 25 games so far and Washington infielder have committed only 12 errors all season. By way of comparison, South Carolina led the NCAA with a .975 fielding percentage last season.
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 ... 9-for-24 so far ... RBI double as PH Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... started Mar. 12 at 2B vs. OSU, going 2-for-5 with three runs batted in ... 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 ... seven homers are fifth in the Pac-10 ... five HRs in last 10 ... two-run homer in the first inning Wed. at Portland ... two homers Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... homered Sat. at UC Irvine ... RBI single in first Husky AB ... HR in Mar. 11 win at Oregon State ... reached base six times in OSU series ... started each of the last 16 -- 14 at DH and two at 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 ... 2-for-3 Mar. 15 vs. CSUN, belting his first home run in nearly three years ... 2-for-5 with a triple Mar. 14 vs. the Matadors ... 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 ... one of the Huskies' fastest runners.
Aaron Hathaway, Soph. C: Has started 19 of 25 games at catcher ... three-run double Tue. 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 four baserunners ... started four of five last week 3-for-6 in two games vs. Irvine last season ... 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: Went 3-for-6 with a homer and two doubles Tuesday 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 ... 2-for-3 Mar. 16 vs. CSUN ... had only two hits in WSU series, but walked five times and scored five runs ... only two errors in 78 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 ... first hit of the year was a three-run homer Wed. 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 24 of 25 games this season in right ... 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 ... 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: Seven homers leads team and is fifth 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 ... has at least one homer in six of eight series this year ... 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... named 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 ... when hitting as the No. 3 hitter last year, batted .436 (24-for-55) in 14 games ... Huskies were 10-4 in those games.
Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: Had an outstanding fall, and despite the return of fourth-year starting shortstop Tila Reynolds, figures to get some game action as a freshman ... started four of last five in center field first career homer in Wednesday's win at Portland ... drove in a run in Sunday's 3-1 win at UC Irvine ... 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: Began last year as the starter at third base, then didn't play much through the middle of the season before re-emerging as the starter at DH through the stretch run ... won a battle for the vacant starting third base position in the fall ... has started 23 of 25 this year, one at DH and 22 at 3B ... hit first homer of the season in Wednesday's win at Portland ... 5-for-12 in CSUN series ... 2-for-4 Mar. 11 at OSU ... 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 Sat. 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: One of three regulars 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: Returns 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 24 of 25 at SS so far, sitting out Mar. 16 vs. WSU ... has emerged as the Huskies' regular leadoff hitter ... 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 ... four errors in 86 chances so far (.953) ... 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.
Jefferson Thiel, RS-Junior C: Returns to duty after missing last season due to surgery ... had "Tommy John" surgery just prior to last season ... started vs. UCSB, once vs. Gonzaga and against San Diego State ... had been the Husky starter at catcher the previous two years (2000-2001), earning USA Today freshman All-America honors in 2000 ... had been hitting .415 (17-for-41) on the year in 2001 before the injury first came up.
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 last Friday's game at Irvine ... missed all three games at UCI and both games at Portland ... six homers ranks sixth in the Pac-10 ... 18 RBI leads team ... homered Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and hit in all three ... 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.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
FRIDAY -- Sean White, Senior RHP: Threw seven shutout innings at UC Irvine in a 2-0 win Mar. 21, allowing four hits and a walk while fanning seven ... fourth in the Pac-10 in opponent batting average (.233) and eighth in strikeouts (34) ... over his last three starts, is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA ... over the last three: 20.0 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 22 K ... took a perfect game into the seventh Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and finished with a seven-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 ... gave up six runs in 3.1 at Loyola Feb. 14 in a no-decision ... took the loss Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga in a 4.2-inning outing ... took loss in 5-0 defeat to USD ... 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.
SATURDAY -- Jeff Petersen, Junior RHP: 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: 22.2 IP, 16 H, 14 R, 6 ER, 10 BB, 25 K ... seventh in the Pac-10 in opponent batting average (.238) ... 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.
SUNDAY -- Trevor Gibson, Junior RHP: Projected to start this year, but missed the first few weeks of the season due to minor injury ... as a starter, has gone 16.2 IP, allowing only six hits and two runs while fanning 17 ... has won all three starts and has 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 ... made two brief relief appearances in his comeback ... hadn't ever started prior to this season.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Jr. LHP) worked an inning at Portland Wed. ... threw two 0.1-inning outings at Irvine, not allowing a hit ... has allowed only two runs in 12.2 relief innings this year ... got a start Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't figure in the decision, working four innings ... worked 1.2 in Mar. 7 win over WSU, allowing one run on two hits ... 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 ... 4.1 scoreless relief Feb. 16 at Loyola Marymount ... Brian Carter (Jr. LHP) threw a no-hit ninth Wed. at Porltand ... over last five outings, has 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 ... struck out two and then got a groundout to end that one ... threw three no-hit innings of relief to combine on a two-hitter Sunday 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 (So. RHP) started Tuesday 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 ... threw a 1-2-3 ninth vs. CS Northridge Mar. 1 ... made eight relief appearances and no starts last season ... David Dowling (Soph. LHP) is among the top five in the Pac-10 with five wins ... didn't allow an earned run in a 4.2-inning outing Mar. 22 at UCI ... got a save Mar. 16 vs. CS Northridge, combining with Gibson on a shutout ... fanned four and in four IP ... got a fifth relief victory Mar. 11 at Oregon State, allowing a run and fanning six over 3.1 innings ... picked up a fourth relief win Saturday vs. WSU, allowing one run on two hits over an inning and one-third ... got third long-relief win of the season Mar. 1 vs. CSUN, going six and one-third, the longest outing by a UW pitcher this year (start or relief) ... got the win in relief Feb. 8 vs. UCSB, working 5.2 innings (5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) ... got a similar win Feb. 14 at Loyola Marymount, allowing three runs and fanning six in four and two-thirds in a 10-9 UW win ... Keaton Everitt (RS-Fr. RHP) missed last season after preseason surgery ... threw a scoreless ninth Tue. at Portland ... first career outing Feb. 22 vs. Gonzaga, throwing a no-hit, no-run inning ... only began pitching as a senior in high school but has shown low-90s velocity ... at Juanita High in 2001, struck out 27 in 15 innings ... Will Fenton (Soph. RHP) didn't pitch for nearly two weeks before getting a save Mar. 23 at UC Irvine, fanning the final three batters of the game ... near the top of the Pac-10 with five saves ... has allowed only three hits, no runs and has fanned 16 in 10.1 innings this season ... got two saves in WSU series, getting the final out in Friday's 11-8 win and working two innings (one hit, three Ks) in the 6-5 win Saturday ... struck out five and gave up one hit over 2.2 to get win vs. SDSU ... got second save Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga, coming on with no outs and two on in the ninth and retiring the next three in order without allowing a run ... threw 2.0 innings vs. Pepperdine Feb. 7, allowing a hit and no runs while striking out two ... 1-2-3 ninth for the save Feb. 14 at Loyola Marymount ... in the Huskies' win at Rice last year in the regionals, threw three and one-third no-hit innings of relief for the win, as the UW got a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for the victory ... Matt Kasser (Fr. RHP) struck out two in one inning of relief Tue. at Portland... got a win with a 0.2-inning relief appearance Mar. 12 at Oregon State ... threw 1.1 innings Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga ... set a KingCo Conference (high school league) record with 25 career victories at Issaquah High ... won a state title as a sophomore ... Scott Robertson (Sr. RHP) got a save Mar. 12 at Oregon State, throwing four one-hit innings (0 runs, 4 Ks) ... fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth in the loss to USD ... threw 1.2 IP vs. Houston Feb. 9, allowing one hit and no runs with two strikeouts ... entered the year with 36 career relief appearances and no starts during his career ... had seven saves in 2001, the sixth-highest total in school history.