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April 25, 2007

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THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (20-18 overall, 6-6 in the Pac-10) plays its final non-conference, three-game series of the season this week as the Huskies travel to Orem, Utah, for a three-game set at Utah Valley State College (17-24). The trip marks the Huskies' second trip to the Orem/Provo area in the last couple of weeks as the Dawgs played two games at BYU April 10-11. Thursday and Friday, game time at Wolverine Stadium (also home to the Orem Owlz, the Angels' Pioneer League team) is 7:00 p.m. MDT/6:00 p.m. PDT. Saturday's series finale starts at 1:00 p.m. MDT/noon PDT. Live audio of all three games will air live on gohuskies.com. The Huskies will start RHP Jorden Merry on Thursday, LHP Nick Haughian Friday and RHP Jason Erickson Saturday. Next week, the Huskies return to Pac-10 play vs. Oregon State. Game one of that three-game series (May 4, 7:30 p.m.) will be played at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. Here's a look at this week's games:

Thu., April 26: UW at Utah Valley State, 6:00 p.m. PDT
Fri., April 27: UW at Utah Valley State, 6:00 p.m. PDT
Sat., April 28: UW at Utah Valley State, 12 noon PDT

SERIES HISTORY: Utah Valley State moved from being a junior college directly to Division I prior to the 2004 baseball season, meaning that 2007 marks the Wolverines' fourth year as a four-year school. The Huskies and Wolverines have played each other three times, when the UW swept a three-game series in Seattle in 2005. In game one, the Huskies got a two-run homer in the first from Kyle Larsen and hung on for a 3-1 lead. In game two, Brandon McKerney, in his first start, gave up only one hit over 6.1 IP in an 11-1 Husky win. In the finale, the Huskies, Washington surrendered a 4-1 lead in the top of the eighth, but scored one in the bottom of the eighth and another in the ninth in a 6-5 victory.

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 517-338-2 (.604). 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 260-116-2 (.691) record in home games. He is 211-154 (.578) 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 and Tighe Dickinson.

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.       .225-3-12  Has caught 35 of the Huskies' 38 games
     Brett Wilcox, So.     .375-0-1  JC transfer joined team on Mar. 26; 2 starts so far
1B - Curt Rindal, Sr.     .338-8-38  Lone senior on roster; team leader in HR, RBI
2B - Bradley Boyer, So.   .345-2-14  Didn't start last 7 games due to ankle injury
     Doug Cherry, Fr.      .231-0-1  First two starts of career in last 2 USC games
3B - Matt Hague, Jr.      .329-5-25  10-game hit streak: 17-for-40 (.425), 11 RBI
     Aaron Russell, Fr.    .364-0-0  Started the last 2 USC games at 3B
SS - Brian Pearl, Fr.     .257-2-18  Has started 26 of last 29 games at SS
     Danny Cox, So.        .194-1-6  Started at second base in 5 of last 7 games
OF - Michael Burgher, So. .330-1-13  In Pac-10 play: 17-for-44 (.386), 5 SB
OF - Jake Rife, So.       .310-2-10  In Pac-10 play: 11-for-30 (.367) in 8 starts
OF - Ty Rasmussen, RS-Fr. .327-7-22  Last 10 games: 14-for-29 (.483), 11 RBI, 4 HR, 10 BBs
DH - Joey Lind, Fr.        .250-0-4  Has made 4 starts at DH this season
     Trevor Petersen, So.  .345-0-6  Has made 6 starts at DH; missed 3 weeks with mono

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 this week with a career record of 517-338-2, 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.

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.

INJURY BUG: Washington has suffered a rash of recent injuries, greatly reducing the number of available players. Two regular starters in the outfield are out for the remainder of the season: Kyle Conley and Andy Lentz. Additionally, Brett Kaluza may miss action this weekend due to injury. In the infield, second baseman Bradley Boyer has missed six straight games due to an ankle injury, but could return this week (he started vs. UBC in Tuesday's exhibition). Shortstop Brian Pearl missed several games earlier due to a back problem. Behind the plate, catchers Joey Dunn, Max Kwan, Bryce Anderson and Ryan Scott have all missed significant time due to injury while, on the mound, the Huskies missed Brandon McKerney for the first part of the season and recently discovered that Cam Nobles' season is over due to an injury.

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 27 at 2B, 1 at 3B ... missed UCR and USC series with ankle inj., thoughe he did have two pinch hits vs. USC ... only 6 K in 116 AB ... during spring break trip: 12-for-24 ... 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) ... first career hit was a solo HR at CS Northridge last season.

#4 Michael Burgher, Jr. OF: Started 27 of last 31 in CF ... 4-for-12 in USC series, including 3-for-4 with 3 runs, 2 RBI and a double on Apr. 22 ... 11-for-11 in stolen bases this season ... 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 SBs Apr. 14 vs. UCR ... 4-for-10, 2 doubles in UCLA series ... both doubles came in Apr. 7 win vs. Bruins ... 3-for-4, 3 RBI in win over ASU ... 6-for-12 in WSU series ... 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 ... UW went 8-4 in his starts last season.

#3 Doug Cherry, Fr. IF: Started the last two games vs. USC at second base .. 2-for-6 with a run and a steal in USC series ... RBI double in first AB Mar. 3 vs. UC Irvine ... 3 at bats in 5 games during spring break trip ... captained Inglemoor HS last year ... named to his summer team's (Taylor Baseball) all-time team at shortstop.

#28 Danny Cox, So. SS: Has started 12 at SS and 6 at 2B ... started all 3 vs. UCR at 2B ... 2-for-8, 3 runs over last two UCR games ... 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: Had started every game this season at catcher until Apr. 7 at UCLA ... has started 34 of 38 ... over his last 11 games: 11-for-32, raising average from .177 to .225 ... 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI Apr. 14 vs. UCR ... 4-for-6 in UCLA series ... 3-for-4 over last 2 ASU games ... 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 ... 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.

#1 Matt Hague, Jr. 3B: Has started 34 games at 3B, but started last two vs. USC in right field ... 5-for-11 with 2 2Bs, 1 HR, 2 RBI in USC series ... 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Apr. 21 vs. USC ... 4-for-9 in two games at BYU ... 5-for-13, 2 HR in UCR series ... 3 homers in last 6 games ... 3-run homer in Apr. 7 win at UCLA ... last year vs. BYU: 6-for-8, 5 runs, 3 RBI, 4 walks, 3 SB ... 4-for-14 in WSU series and again in ASU 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: Started all 3 vs. UCR and 1 vs. USC in RF ... started 2 games at UCLA: 2-for-5 ... started Apr. 1 vs. ASU: 0-for-2, BB, run ... 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 ... 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 UW start Apr. 10 at BYU (1-for-3, BB) ... 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.

#23 Joey Lind, Fr. 1B: Started Apr. 11 at BYU (1-for-4, RBI) ... first two career starts Mar. 24-25 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.

#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 26 of last 29 at SS ... 4-for-7 over the last two games vs. UCR ... 3-for-5 in two starts vs. ASU (missed Sun. with back spasms) ... 6-for-13, 4 RBI during 5 games on spring break trip ... 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 Mar. 20 ... 2-for-2 off bench Apr. 20 vs. USC ... started at DH Apr. 21 vs. Trojans ... 2-for-3 in start Apr. 10 at BYU ... started twice at UCLA: 3-for-9, 2 RBI ... pinch hit twice vs. ASU: walk and sac fly ... singled off bench Mar. 24 at WSU ... 1-for-3 as starting DH vs. ECU ... played in 23 games last year, starting 8 (1 at 1B, 7 at DH) ... 3-time captain at Seattle Christian ... state 1A co-MVP as a senior in 2005.

#25 Ty Rasmussen, RS-Fr. OF: 27 starts as Husky DH, 4 in LF ... 4-for-9 with HR, 3 RBI in USC series ... in 5 games during BYU/UCR week: 8-for-13 (.615), 6 runs, 6 RBI, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 BB ... 3 HRs in last 6 games ... 6-for-9, 5 BB in UCR series ... started in LF Apr. 6-7 ... solo HR Apr. 7 ... 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.

#6 Jake Rife, So. OF: Started 19 of last 23 in LF ... 3-for-9 in 2 games in USC series ... homered Apr. 5 at UCLA and Apr. 11 vs. BYU ... 3-for-7 in two starts vs. ASU ... 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 ... 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 ... 3-for-10 in USC series ... great week vs. BYU, UCR (Apr. 10-15): 9-for-23 (.391) with 11 RBI and 6 runs ... drove in winning run in 9th Apr. 15 vs. UCR ... five RBI the day before ... homer Apr. 13 vs. Riverside ... 2nd career triple Apr. 6 at UCLA ... 2-for-5 Sun. at UCLA ... 5-for-9, 5 RBI in last 2 ASU games ... 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: Started last two USC games at 3B ... 3-for-7 over those 2 starts ... 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.

#13 Matt Stevens, Jr. OF: Moves from third base, where he started 56 games last year, to right field, where he's started 9 ... got first start in 8 games Sun. vs. ASU ... 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 ... started at C in Apr. 7 win at UCLA, going 1-for-5 with RBI double ... also started Apr. 11 at BYU, going 2-for-3 with a run ... caught an inning Sat. vs. ASU ... played last season at Bellevue CC ... MVP of KingCo 4A Conference as senior at Bothell High in 2005.

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
THU - Jorden Merry, Soph. RHP:
Suffered loss Apr. 20 vs. USC (5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 5 K) ... earned sixth win Apr. 13 vs. UCR (6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 4 K) ... had string of five straight wins broken in Mar. 31 loss to ASU ... in ASU loss: 6.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 4 K ... picked up 5th straight 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) ... all-league at Lower Columbia CC after leading the league with 0.51 ERA.

FRI. - Nick Haughian, Soph. LHP: Suffered loss Apr. 21 vs. USC (5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 2 K) ... no decision Apr. 15 vs. UCR (4.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 6 K) ... suffered loss Apr. 5 at UCLA (1.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K) ... took the loss Apr. 10 at BYU: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 BB, 3 K ... earned the win Mar. 30 vs. No. 16 Arizona State: 7.0 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K ... has gone 7.0 IP in 5 of 7 starts ... 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 ... made the WCCBL all-star team and led the league with 10 saves last summer, pitching for the league champion Wenatchee.

SAT. - Jason Erickson, Soph. RHP: Has walked only 2 runners in 40.0 IP ... started Apr. 18 vs. Portland (ND), Apr. 22 vs. USC ... combined with Nick Hagadone on 3-hit shutout vs. USC: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K) ... first career save Apr. 13 vs. UCR (3.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K) ... threw 3.0 IP Apr. 11 at BYU (3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) ... worked 6.1 IP of relief Apr. 5 at UCLA, allowing 1 run on 1 hit ... 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 ... drafted by the Reds in the 45th round in 2005.

BULLPEN NOTES: Harrison Bishop (Jr. RHP) worked season-long 3.1 IP in relief Apr. 20 vs. USC ... threw 1.2 scoreless IP of relief Apr. 6 at UCLA ... 1.2 IP in UW win April 14 vs. UCR ... worked 2.0 IP in Apr. 1 loss to ASU (5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB) ... 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 ... missed 2005 season due to "Tommy John" surgery ... drafted by the Orioles in the 40th round of the 2004 draft ... Tyler Cheney (Soph. LHP) worked 1.2 scoreless IP in UW's 12-6 win over UCR ... took loss Apr. 11 at BYU ... went 3.0 innings for loss in start Apr. 1 vs. ASU ... got no decision at WSU Mar. 25 (4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) ... picked up 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 ... walked only 4 batters over last 31.1 innings last season ... Elliott Cribby (Jr. RHP) pitched 2.0 IP in UW win Apr. 14 vs. UCR (1 H, 0 R) ... threw 1-2-3 9th Apr. 6 at UCLA and a scoreless 9th Apr. 11 at BYU ... 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 ... 10 saves in 2006 were second in the Pac-10 and 4th-most in UW history ... Johnny DuRocher (Jr. RHP) has pitched in 3 games 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 ... Nick Hagadone (Jr. LHP) has worked out of pen his last 14 outings, combining for 35.1 innings, with 27 hits and 3 ER (0.76 ERA) ... got the win Apr. 22 vs. USC, combining with Jason Erickson on 3-hit shutout ... worked 4.1 no-hit innings in that one ... got the win Apr. 15 vs. UCR (4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) ... got win Apr. 7 at UCLA with 5.1-inning outing (7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) ... save No. 6 in 5-4 win over ASU Mar. 30 (1.1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K) ... gave up first ER in relief Apr. 1 vs. ASU on a solo homer ... 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 ... 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 ... Brandon McKerney (Jr. RHP) got win in relief Apr. 14 vs. UCR (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) ... gave up first runs of year Apr. 11 at BYU (4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) ... missed first 5 weeks with injury, and appeared Mar. 18 vs. CSUN (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K) ... appeared twice vs. ASU, combining for 2.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 Ks ... 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 ... Bryce Mooney (So. RHP) worked an inning Apr. 11 at BYU ... 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) threw 3.1 innings of 1-hit, no-run relief Apr. 21 vs. USC (1 walk, 3 Ks) ... worked 1.2 IP Apr. 6 at UCLA ... struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 inning Mar. 31 vs. ASU ... 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.

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