May 6, 2003
This Week: The Washington baseball team (31-14 overall and 8-7 in the Pac-10 Conference) begins the coming week with its final two non-conference games of the season and then closes it with its final three road contests. Tuesday and Wednesday, Portland visits Husky Ballpark for a pair of non-league games. Tuesday's game is at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday's starts at 4:00 p.m. Friday, the Huskies open a three-game series at UCLA. The opener is slated for 6:00 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday, gametime is 1:00 p.m. All five games this week will air live on KKNW AM-1150, as well as over the internet via gohuskies.com. Following the UCLA series, the UW closes out the regular season with home series vs. Arizona State and USC. Here's a look at this week's games, with probable UW starting pitchers.
Tue., May 6: UW vs. Portland, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Josh Conover (4-0, 3.09) Wed., May 7: UW vs. Portland, 4:00 p.m. -- LHP Jamie Hawkins (0-0, 1.80) Fri., May 9: UW at UCLA, 6:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (6-3, 5.17) Sat., May 10: UW at UCLA, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (4-4, 4.85) Sun., May 11: UW at UCLA, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson (4-3, 5.93)
Series History: Washington leads the all-time series with Portland, a former member of the Pac-10's Northern Division, 68-39-1. Last year, the Huskies took three of four meetings with the Pilots. The UW lost the first meeting, 11-10, before winning the next three, 10-0, 10-0 and 8-4. Earlier this year in Portland, Washington swept a two-game series. In the first, Josh Conover earned the win in his first career start as the UW prevailed, 13-1. Greg Isaacson belted a homer and two doubles. In the second game, the Dawgs homered four times and Clay Johnson got the win, 10-3. Brent Lillibridge, Ben Johnson and John Otness each hit their first homer of the year while Chad Boudon hit his seventh. UCLA leads the all-time series vs. the UW, 21-7, though Washington won two of three last year at Husky Ballpark. The UW lost the opener, 8-1, before winning the next two, 5-4 and 9-5.
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 378-249-1 (.603). With those 378 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 183-81-1 (.692) record in home games. He is 160-113 (.586) 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. .340-6-33 Only 11 SBs allowed in 35 games; No. 3 hitter in 13 of last 14 Ben Johnson, Jr. .125-1-5 Has started seven games at catcher; 3-run HR Mar. 26 at Port. 1B -- Kyle Larsen, So. .273-8-32 Freshman All-America in '02; broke HR drought with 8th Sat. 2B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr. .320-6-29 4-for-6 with a homer, a double and four RBI Tue. vs. L-C State SS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr. .296-1-34 13th-round draft pick; hit first homer of season Fri. at WSU 3B -- John Otness, Jr. .319-3-23 Has started 41 of 45 at 3B; 3 triples, 14 doubles lead UW Nick Batkoski, So. .333-1-10 1st-inn. HR Apr. 21 vs. Hilo as 3B; 5-for-10 (.500) as pinch hitter OF -- Mike Wagner, Jr. .297-10-34 Baseball America Summer All-Amer.;10th homer Fri. at WSU OF -- Taylor Johnson, So. .273-6-25 Has started 41 of 45 in right field; 6-for-7 in DH vs. UH-Hilo OF -- Brent Lillibridge, Fr. .400-6-33 Freshman is UW's top hitter; .400 avg. is fourth in the Pac-10 OF -- Justin Drake, Jr. .333-2-12 Scored from first on errant pickoff throw in 11th Apr. 11 at AZ OF -- Simi Reynolds, Fr. .273-0-2 Brother of UW SS Tila; 2-for-4 with double Mar. 16 vs. CSUN DH -- Chad Boudon, Jr. .305-18-42 18 homers one short of UW record; tied for 1st in Pac-10
Last Weekend: After a 15-3 win last Tuesday vs. Lewis-Clark State, the Huskies traveled across the state for a three-game, Pac-10 series at Washington State, coming home with a pair of wins. Friday night, the UW built a 6-0 lead, but took until the 13th inning to secure a 9-8 win on a solo homer from Mike Wagner. Wagner, Tila Reynolds and Brent Lillibridge each had three hits and Trent Baysinger worked the 12th and 13th innings for the win. Saturday, the UW broke open a tight game in the seventh when Chad Boudon's 18th homer highlighted a four-run inning. Jeff Petersen threw six innings for the 9-4 win. Sunday, the Husky bats fell quiet in a 6-2 loss. Lillibridge belted two doubles and Clay Johnson worked five innings in a loss.
Outstanding In The Field: Washington is its best year ever in terms of its defense. Through 45 games, the Huskies are fielding a Pac-10-leading .980 (third in NCAA Division I) and have made only 34 errors. Washington's school record for fielding percentage is .964, set in 1980 and tied in 1994. This year, the Huskies have played error-free in 28 of 42 games so far while opponents have made at least one error in all but 10 games. Washington infielders have committed only 19 errors all season. By way of comparison, South Carolina led the NCAA with a .975 fielding percentage last season. Also, opponents have been very wary when it comes to trying to steal bases vs. the UW. Over the last 34 games, opponents have stolen only 14 bases while being caught 18 times.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Soph. IF: Backs up at third, second, short and DH ... 14-for-42 so far ... started Apr. 27 at DH vs. Cal, scoring twice ... started at 3B Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 2) and hit first career HR in first inning ... 2-for-5 with three RBI in that game ... started Apr. 13 at Arizona at DH and belted a two-run single in the first inning ... got a second straight start at DH at Kansas State, going 1-for-3 with a walk ... 1-for-2 as DH in first start Feb. 22 ... 5-for-10 as a pinch hitter ... played summer ball for Aloha (Ore.), hitting .323.
Chad Boudon, RS-Junior OF/DH: Transferred to Washington after spending the last three years at the University of Hawaii ... hit three homers Apr. 25 vs. Cal, becoming only the second Husky ever to hit three in a game ... also set a modern UW record with eight RBI ... 18 HRs are one short of UW record (Dominic Woody, 19, 1999) ... 18 homers are also good for first (tied) in the Pac-10 and are among the top 10 in Division I ... in Pac-10 play, batting .367 with nine homers and 21 RBI ... nine homers in league play is first in the Pac-10, and .972 slugging pct. is second ... 21 Pac-10 RBIs ranks thrd ... 3-for-7 with HR, 3 RBI vs. Portland earlier this year ... 18th homer Sat. at WSU, when he went 3-for-4 with a double ... homered at Kansas State, one of four UW homers in the fourth inning ... 11th homer was Apr. 11 at Arizona, tying the game at 3-3 in the eighth ... hit 10th HR in April 6 loss to Oregon State ... homered in the first two games at Stanford ... two homers Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... homered Mar. 22 at UC Irvine ... started each of the last 34 -- 21 at DH and 13 in LF ... 3-for-5 with an HR Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... in 2001 at Hawaii, played in 46 games, batting .223 with five homers, 25 RBI and 10 steals.
Justin Drake, RS-Junior OF: A fourth-year Husky outfielder ... earned a start Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game two) and went 1-for-3 with a solo homer ... got hit by a pitch and scored all the way from first on an errant pickoff in the 11th inning of Apr. 11 4-3 win at Arizona ... 2-for-3 Mar. 15 vs. CSUN, belting his first homer in nearly three years ... 2-for-5 with a triple Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... started two of three vs. Gonzaga, one in Lancaster and one vs. WSU ... 2-for-3 with an RBI double Mar. 9 vs. WSU ... started vs. UCSB and Houston opening weekend, going 6-for-8 with three RBI ... hadn't had a hit in nearly two years ... had been injury-plagued the last couple of seasons, playing in only eight games last year and in nine in 2001, when he was granted a medical redshirt season ... as a freshman in 2000, started 20 games, primarily as a center fielder.
Aaron Hathaway, Soph. C: Has started 35 of 45 games at catcher ... batted No. 3 in 13 of last 14 games ... broke a seven-game hitting streak vs. L-C State ... had gone 14-for-29 (.483) during the streak ... in five games the week before last, went 12-for-22 (.545) with seven RBI, seven runs ... 3-for-7 with three RBI earlier this year in two games at Portland ... 2-for-5 with a HR and three RBI Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 1) and then 2-for-3 with three RBI, a double and a triple Apr. 22 vs. the Vulcans ... HR Mar. 29 at Stanford ... first homer of the year in 8-1 win Mar. 9 vs. WSU ... has picked off seven baserunners, more than double anyone else in the Pac-10 (including pitchers) ... has allowed only 11 stolen bases while gunning down 14 would-be base stealers ... turned in an outstanding freshman campaign, earning first-team Freshman All-America acclaim from Collegiate Baseball ... played so well defensively in the NCAA Houston Regional at Rice that he made the all-tournament team despite going 1-for-17.
Greg Isaacson, Junior 2B: Has started 39 of 45 at second base ... 4-for-6 with a double, a homer and four RBI Tue. vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Apr. 27 vs. Cal ... 7-for-14 in Cal series ... over the last 23 games, has batted .371 (36-for-97) with eight doubles, five homers and 20 RBI ... last year vs. UCLA: 4-for-11 with six RBI ... stole three bases in Hilo series ... 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at Kansas State ... went 5-for-12 (.417) with five runs, five RBI and two steals in OSU series ... hit third home run of the year in April 4 win over the Beavers ... went 3-for-6 with a homer and two doubles Mar. 26 at Portland ... belted a grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU, breaking a 5-5 tie and capping a six-run eighth inning ... only his second career HR ... only five errors in 173 chances so far (.971) ... 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.
Ben Johnson, Junior C: Has served as the Huskies' No. 2 catcher in each of the last two seasons ... doubled, scored and drove in a run in start Sat. at WSU ... 1-for-3 with an RBI double Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 2) ... started Apr. 12 at Arizona and Apr. 6 vs. Oregon State ... first hit of the year was a three-run homer Mar. 26 at Portland ... started in that one and also started Feb. 15 at Loyola and Mar. 16 vs. Northridge ... started 19 games as a freshman and 12 in 2002 ... drafed by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.
Taylor Johnson, Soph. OF: Has started 42 of 45 games this season in right ... 2-for-3 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 2-for-4 last Fri. vs. Cal ... went 6-for-7 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Apr. 21 doubleheader vs. Hilo ... had a hit in seven straight ABs, dating back to previous game ... hit fifth homer of the year in Mar. 16 win over CSUN ... two homers in final two ABs in Mar. 7 win over Washington State ... followed that with a homer in his first at bat at Oregon State ... four hits in the Mar. 11 win at OSU ... 5-for-10 with four runs in OSU series March 11-12 ... 3-for-12 with six RBIs in WSU series ... homer and four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... batted .326 with a wood bat in league play last summer for the Bend (Ore.) Elks.
Kyle Larsen, Soph. 1B: Broke nearly two-month long HR drought with eight homer Sat. at WSU ... 5-for-14 on the weekend vs. the Cougs ... 3-for-6 with two RBI in Apr. 25 win over Cal ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 1) ... sat out game two, his lone non-start of the year ... reached base six times in the Arizona series ... three hits and three RBI in OSU series ... seven homers third on the team ... homered in three straight games (UCSB, Houston and first at LMU) ... 3-for-3 with four runs and a two-run homer Mar. 7 vs. WSU ... 5-for-6 with homer, double, four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... led off the ninth vs. UCSB with a homer to tie the game at 5-5 ... two-run HR in the first inning vs. Houston, a 4-1 win ... 2-for-4 with a double and HR Feb. 14 at LMU ... 2-for-4 Feb. 16 vs. the Lions ... 4-for-11 with a homer and a double in Gonzaga series... a first-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after a strong first season at UW ... finished with the second-best average on the team (.342) after having spent much of the year as the Huskies' top hitter ... after 621 error-free chances, made first career error Mar. 12 at Oregon State .... still has only one error in 854 career chances (.999).
Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: Only a freshman, is leading the team with .400 average ... also ranks fourth in the league with that average ... seventh in the Pac-10 with .672 slugging percentage ... in Pac-10 games, is batting .431, third in the conference ... .738 slugging pct. in Pac-10 play is fourth in the league ... 11 doubles in Pac-10 play leads the league ... had a 13-game hit streak broken Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 1) ... streak was the longest of the year by a Husky ... over those 13: 24-for-53 (.453) with 15 runs, 17 RBI and six homers ... has led off the last 12 games for the Huskies, scoring a run in nine of those ... over the last 23 games, has batted .432 (41-for-95) with 24 runs, 27 RBI and six homers ... four doubles in three games at WSU ... entered the UW as a SS, but has started 21 of last 22 in center field ... 3-for-4 with two homers, three runs, three RBI and a stolen base at Kansas State ... went 3-for-3 Apr. 12 at Arizona and, in his first game as leadoff hitter belted a homer in the first Apr. 13 ... in OSU series: 7-for-12 (.583) with a homer and three RBI .... hit a grand slam in Mar. 30 loss at Stanford ... that GS gave the UW an 11-10 lead in the seventh ... also made two spectacular leaping catches in that game ... first career homer in Mar. 26 win at Portland ... 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.
John Otness, Junior 3B: Washington's everyday starter at third base after winning a preseason battle for the starting job ... 3-for-5 with two doubles Tue. vs. L-C State ... 4-for-10 with four RBI in earlier two-game series at Portland ... has started 42 of 45 this year, one at DH and 41 at 3B ... three RBI Apr. 22 vs. Hilo ... 3-for-6 with a homer at Kansas State ... 4-for-12 with a homer and four RBI in OSU series ... in five games the week before that, went 11-for-21 (.524) with six runs, three doubles and four RBI ... hit first HR of the season in Mar. 26 win at Portland ... 5-for-12 in CSUN series ... 4-for-13 with two doubles and a triple in WSU series ... 3-for-5 Mar. 7 vs. WSU ... 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 ... pinch-hit, two-run homer last Tue. at L-C State ... started Apr. 21 vs. Hilo at 1B (game 2), going 4-for-4 with a double ... pinch hit double Apr. 22 vs. Hilo and thus a hit in five straight ABs ... got an RBI, pinch-hit single Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... started twice as DH so far ... was the UW's top pinch hitter last season, connecting for six pinch hits on the year.
Simi Reynolds, Freshman OF: Has started 10 games in center field ... came off the bench twice vs. Hilo, singling in the Apr. 22 game ... also came off the bench twice vs. Cal ... younger brother of Husky senior SS Tila as well as Oregon State second baseman Kerisi ... Mar. 16 vs. CSUN: 2-for-4 with a double ... three hits, three runs Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... started Feb. 15 at LMU, when he went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI ... spent the fall as a walkon cornerback on the football team, but red-shirted the year ... one of the most decorated athletes in recent Washington high school history ... led Skyline to three straight league titles in baseball and three straight top-five finishes in the state ... led summer baseball teams to three top-three national finishes over the last four years ... helped football team to state championship as a junior and a third-place finish as a senior ... earned the 2002 Athletes for a Better World "Spirit of ABW" award after co-founding "Athletes for Kids" ... one of several community service awards he's received.
Tila Reynolds, Senior SS: Returned for his senior year despite being drafted by the Brewers in the 13th round of the 2002 draft ... fourth straight season as the Husky starter at shortstop ... 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI Tue. vs. L-C State ... hit first HR of the season Fri. at WSU, going 3-for-6 with 3 RBI in that game ... has started 44 of 45 at SS so far, sitting out Mar. 16 vs. WSU ... ranks first on the team and 10th in the Pac-10 with 11 steals ... 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a walk last Apr. 15 at Kansas State ... only six errors in 166 chances so far (.964) ... 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 ... 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 ... led the tam with .347 average and with 19 stolen bases last year ... had hitting streaks of 13 and 14 games last season.
Mike Wagner, Junior OF: Formerly a third baseman for the Huskies, moved to left field at mid-season last year and had started all 20 (19 in LF, 1 in RF) before spraining left ankle prior to the Mar. 21 game at Irvine ... missed all three games at UCI and both games at Portland, but returned as the DH in Stanford series and again vs. OSU ... DH'd twice at Arizona and then returned to the outfield Apr. 13, when he went 2-for-4 ... 10 homers ranks 10th in the Pac-10 ... 3-for-7 with that 10th homer last Fri. at WSU ... 3-for-5 with a homer Apr. 25 vs. Cal ... 4-for-7 with two RBI in two games vs. Hilo ... three doubles in Apr. 22 game vs. UHH ... belted two homers in Mar. 30 loss at Stanford ... 2-for-6 with a homer and five RBI in Mar. 1 win over CSUN ... had two RBI on bases-loaded HBPs in Mar. 8 win over the Cougs ... 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:
TUESDAY: Josh Conover, Soph RHP: Got fourth win in as many starts last Tue. vs. L-C State, allowing three runs over six innings ... got third win Apr. 22 vs. Hilo, allowing no runs on four hits in four innings ... earned a win Apr. 15 at Kansas State, allowing four runs on five hits over 7.0 IP, walking one and fanning six ... pitched twice at Stanford, combining to work 2.2 shutout innings ... started Mar. 25 at Portland, earning a win in his first career start ... allowed six hits and one run while fanning five in 5.0 innings for the win ... 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.
WEDNESDAY: Jamie Hawkins, Soph. LHP: Threw one shutout inning Apr. 21 (game 2) vs. Hilo ...worked two innings at Kansas State, allowing a run on one hit ... struck out two in two innings Mar. 15 at Portland, allowing no runs on one hit in first outing of the year ... will be making first career start on Wed. ... missed the early part of the season while recovering from an illness.
FRIDAY: Sean White, Senior RHP: No decision last Fri. at WSU, allowing seven runs on nine hits over six innings in a 9-8, 13-inning UW win ... seven solid innings for the win Apr. 25 vs. Cal, allowing three runs on four hits ... no decision in a seven-inning start Apr. 11 at Arizona, allowing eight hits and three runs ... has won last eight decisions in Pac-10 play and has won six straight decisions this season ... over his last eight starts, is 6-0 with a 3.78 ERA ... over the last eight: 52.1 IP, 47 H, 24 R, 22 ER, 19 BB, 42 K ... .257 opponent batting average is sixth in the Pac-10 and six wins are eighth... three wins in Pac-10 play is second in the league ... won fifth straight start April 4 vs. OSU, allowing four runs over five innings ... got his fourth straight win Mar. 28 at Stanford, working 7.1 innings (9 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K) ... threw seven shutout innings at UC Irvine in a 2-0 win Mar. 21, allowing four hits and a walk while fanning seven ... took a perfect game into the seventh Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and finished with a 7-inning win (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) ... got first win Mar. 7 vs. WSU, fanning seven and allowing two earned over six innnings ... suffered the tough loss opening day at Pepperdine ... 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K in a 1-0 loss to the Waves ... drafted by Montreal in the 35th round of the 2002 draft ... rated the No. 14 senior prospect in the nation this year by Baseball America.
SATURDAY: Jeff Petersen, Junior RHP: Evened record at 4-4 with win last Sat. at WSU, going six innings and allowing only three hits and three runs while striking out seven ... suffered the loss Apr. 26 vs. Cal, allowing five runs over five innings ... got a win in a four-inning start Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game one), allowing no runs on three hits ... took a loss Apr. 12 at Arizona, allowing six runs (four earned) in 5.0 IP ... worked 5.2 IP for the win Apr. 5 vs. OSU, allowing six runs on 10 hits ... left Mar. 29 game at Stanford with a 4-2 lead in the sixth, but got no decision as the Cardinal came back ... vs. Stanford: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 Ks ... named the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and the Pac-10 pitcher of the week after throwing a one-hit CG shutout Mar. 15 vs. CS Northridge ... faced only three over the minimum and had only one runner get past first base ... in that win: 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K ... took a loss at UC Irvine Mar. 22 (3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... 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 ... a 25th round pick by Baltimore in 2000 after leading Kentwood High to the 4A state title.
SUNDAY: Clay Johnson, Junior RHP: Suffered the loss Sun. at WSU, allowing six runs on six hits over five innings ... named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Apr. 28 after winning two games last week ... got a four-inning start and win Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game two), allowing no runs on three hits while fanning five ... threw six innings for the win Apr. 27 vs. Cal, allowing one run on six hits over six innings ... began the year as a weekend starter, but has served in the bullpen and as a midweek starter before returning to the weekend rotation vs. Cal ... started March 12 (no decision) at Oregon State ... outstanding in first start Feb. 9 vs. No. 11 Houston, getting the win ... vs. Houston: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K ... took loss Feb. 15 at LMU and Feb. 22 vs. Gonzaga ... named to the NCAA Regional all-tourney team thanks to a great outing vs. Texas Tech ... beat the Red Raiders, allowing five hits and one run over seven and two-thirds ... won the National Baseball Congress World Series last summer as a member of the Fairbanks (Alaska) Goldpanners.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Jr. LHP) got the win May 2 at WSU, allowing no hits in the 12th and 13th for the victory ... worked four relief innings Apr. 26 vs. Cal, allowing one run on three hits while striking out seven ... threw twice vs. Arizona, going 1.1 scoreless in Apr. 11 win and then suffering the loss Apr. 13 in a 4.1-inning outing ... earned a save Apr. 4 vs. OSU, allowing only two hits and no runs over four innings ... also threw 0.2 innings Apr. 6 vs. OSU ... has allowed only four runs in 17.1 relief innings this year ... got a start Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't figure in the decision, working four innings ... got the win Feb. 23 vs. Gonzaga, allowing no runs on two hits over three and one-third ... got the save Feb. 9 vs. No. 11 Houston with 1.1 innings ... Brian Carter (Jr. LHP) threw twice at WSU, allowing a run over 2.2 IP ... worked two no-hit innings in Apr. 21 game two win over Hilo ... allowed two runs in 3.0 IP Apr. 13 at Arizona in only outing of the weekend ... suffered first loss Apr. 6 vs. OSU, allowing two runs in two innings ... picked up his fifth save last Fri. at Stanford, throwing the final inning and a third ... prior to his outing at Stanford, had allowed no hits over eight innings while fanning nine ... combined with White on a 2-0 shutout Mar. 21 at UC Irvine, throwing two no-hit innings for his fourth save ... got third save Mar. 11 at OSU, getting out of a bases-loaded, no-outs jam without allowing a run in the ninth ... threw three no-hit innings of relief to combine on a two-hitter Mar. 9 vs. Washington State, earning a save ... came in vs. USD with bases loaded an no outs and got a 1-2-3 double play and a K to get out of it ... got first career save getting the final two outs with runners at first and third vs. UCSB Feb. 8 ... David Dowling (Soph. LHP) threw 1.2 innings Sun. at WSU, striking out four while not allowing a hit ... appeared once at Arizona, allowing three runs in one-third of an inning ... took both losses at Stanford, both in relief ... 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 ... Will Fenton (Soph. RHP) allowed three hits and no runs in 3.2 relief IP Fri. at WSU ... struck out the side in the ninth Apr. 29 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... worked one inning vs. Cal, closing the Apr. 27 win with a scoreless, no-hit inning ... was outstanding in 11-inning, 4-3 win over Arizona Apr. 11, working the final 3.2 for the win ... gave up one hit and struck out five ... struck out five in 2.1 IP Apr. 5 for save vs. OSU ... didn't pitch for nearly two weeks before getting a save Mar. 23 at UC Irvine, fanning the final three batters of the game ... has allowed only nine hits, no runs and has fanned 34 in 22.0 innings this season ... got two saves in first WSU series, getting the final out in Mar. 7 11-8 win and working two innings (one hit, three Ks) in the 6-5 win the next day... 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) threw a scoreless inning Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 2) and then struck out the side in order in his one IP Tue. vs. Hilo ... struck out two in one inning of relief Mar. 25 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) worked thre innings for the save May 3 at WSU ... threw two perfect innings in Apr. 25 win over California ... 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 ... had seven saves in 2001, the sixth-highest total in school history.