April 8, 2003
This Week: The Washington baseball team takes to the road this week for an unusual trip. First up, the Huskies (21-10 overall, 3-3 in the Pac-10) travel to Tucson, Ariz., for a three-game series vs. Arizona (24-11, 3-3). Friday and Saturday, game time is 7:00 p.m. PDT and Sunday's finale is at 1:00 p.m. All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150 and also over the internet at gohuskies.com. Then, on Monday, the team continues its trip, heading to Manhattan, Kan., for a pair of non-conference games at Kansas State. Game time at K-State is 5 p.m. PDT on Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. The KSU radio broadcast of those two games can be heard via links from gohuskies.com. After a weekend off, the UW plays seven straight home games and 15 of the last 21 at Husky Ballpark. Here's a look at this weekend:
Fri., April 11: UW at Arizona, 7:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (5-3, 4.82) Sat., April 12: UW at Arizona, 7:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (2-2, 4.60) Sun., April 13: UW at Arizona, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Trevor Gibson (3-0, 3.58) Tue., April 15: UW at Kansas State, 5:00 p.m. -- starter TBA Wed., April 16: UW at Kansas State, 10:00 a.m. -- starter TBA
Series History: Washington is 6-7 all-time against Arizona in a series that dates back only to 1992, when the two teams met at the 1992 NCAA West I Regional. The Pac-10 North champion Huskies beat Southern Division champ Arizona in that game, 6-5, in front of 4,853 fans at Sancet Field. Last year, the Huskies took two of three from the 'Cats in Seattle to close out the regular season. In the opener, a 7-3 Husky win, Shawn Kohn went the distance for the win as the UW scored all of its runs in the seventh (two) and eighth (five). A Michael Done grand slam highlighted the eighth. In game two, the Huskies posted a six-run sixth in an 8-3 win. Kyle Larsen went 2-for-4 with three RBI. In the regular season finale, Arizona scored four in the seventh for a 5-2 win. Washington is 4-1 against Kansas State, including a two wins in a three-game series in Manhattan in 1993. The Huskies lost the opener in that series, 8-7, but took the next two, 10-3 and 13-10. The UW beat KSU by scores of 14-8 and 6-3 at a tournament at Texas A&M in 1991.
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 368-245-1 (.600). With those 368 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 177-79-1 (.691) record in home games. He is 155-109 (.587) 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. .341-2-15 Freshman All-America in 2002; only eight SBs allowed in 25 g. Ben Johnson, Jr. .100-1-3 Has started four games at catcher; 3-run HR Mar. 26 at Port. 1B -- Kyle Larsen, So. .270-7-22 Freshman All-America in '02; seven homers tops 2002 total 2B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr. .295-3-17 8th-inn. grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU; GW RBI in 9th Feb. 14 at LMU SS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr. .320-0-16 13th-round draft pick; leads UW with 40 hits and eight SBs 3B -- John Otness, Jr. .351-2-14 Has started 28 of 31 at 3B and 1 at DH; HR last Friday Nick Batkoski, So. .375-0-5 Three starts at 2B this year; 5-for-9 (.556) as pinch hitter OF -- Mike Wagner, Jr. .272-8-24 Baseball America Summer All-Amer.; two HRs Mar. 30 at Stan. OF -- Taylor Johnson, So. .248-5-17 Has started 30 of 31 in right field; three OF assists, no Es 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. .364-3-19 Has started at 2B, 3B, SS, CF; nine-game hitting streak (.417) DH -- Chad Boudon, Jr. .323-10-24 Transfer from Hawaii; 10 homers tied for third in Pac-10
Last Weekend: Washington played host to Oregon State in the UW's first Pac-10 home series and the Huskies emerged with two wins and a loss. Friday, Washington got homers from Greg Isaacson, John Otness and Brent Lillibridge in a 10-4 win. Starting pitcher Sean White won his fifth straight start in a five-inning effort while Trent Baysinger held OSU to two hits and no runs over the final four for the save. Saturday, Washington scored six unearned runs in the second inning and three more in the third and held on for a 9-8 win. Jeff Petersen got the win and Will Fenton was stellar over the final 2.1 innings, fanning five for the save. Sunday, the Huskies squandered a 4-1 lead, giving up three in the seventh and one each in the eighth and ninth in a 6-5 loss. The Huskies loaded the bases in the ninth after scoring one run, but couldn't tie or win the game. Chad Boudon hit his 10th home run for the Huskies.
Outstanding In The Field: Washington is having one of its best years ever in terms of its defense. Through 31 games, the Huskies are fielding a Pac-10-leading .979 and have made only 25 errors. The Huskies have played error-free in 20 of 31 games so far while opponents have made at least one error in all but eight games. Washington infielders have committed only 14 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 19 games, opponents have stolen only four bases while being caught 10 times.
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 ... didnt' get any action in Stanford or Oregon State series ... 2-for-6 with three RBI vs. Oregon State in earlier two-game series ... RBI double as PH Mar. 15 vs. CSUN ... 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 ... 10 homers are tied for third in the Pac-10 ... all 10 HRs in last 22 games ... hit 10th HR in Sunday's loss to Oregon State ... homered in the first two games at Stanford ... over five games last week: 9-for-19 with three HR and eight RBI ... two-run homer in the first inning Mar. 26 at Portland ... two homers Mar. 14 vs. CSUN ... homered Mar. 22 at UC Irvine ... RBI single in first Husky AB ... HR in Mar. 11 win at Oregon State and went 2-for-4 with five runs and four HBPs in OSU series Mar. 11-12 ... started each of the last 22 -- 14 at DH and eight in 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 ... didn't play in Stanford series and only saw action as PR vs. OSU ... 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 24 of 31 games at catcher ... 3-for-8 with three RBI in two games vs. Oregon State last weekend ... HR Mar. 29 at Stanford ... three-run double Mar. 26 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 ... has allowed only eight stolen bases while gunning down nine would-be base stealers ... 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: Has started 25 of 31 at second base ... went 5-for-12 (.417) with five runs, five RBI and two steals in OSU series last weekend ... hit third home runs of the year in Friday's win over the Beavers ... 3-for-12 with two walks and an HBP in series at Stanford ... 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 ... three hits Mar. 23 at UCI ... had only two hits in WSU series, but walked five times and scored five runs ... only four errors in 111 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 ... started Sunday vs. Oregon State and threw out only would-be basestealer ... 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. 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 30 of 31 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 ... 5-for-10 with four runs in OSU series March 11-12 ... 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: Three hits and three RBI in OSU series last weekend ... seven homers third on the team and ninth in the Pac-10 ... 5-for-11 (.455) with four RBI in three games last season vs. Arizona ... 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 ... 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.
Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: Currently on a nine-game hitting streak, tied with Tila Reynolds for the longest of the year by a Husky ... over those nine: 15-for-36 (.417) with 10 runs, 13 RBI and three homers ... entered the UW as an infielder, but has started 10 of last 11 in center field ... the team's leading hitter with his .364 average ... in OSU series last weekend: 7-for-12 (.583) with a homer and three RBI .... in five games the previous week, went 7-for-21 with nine 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 ... drove in a run in Mar. 23 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: Washington's everyday starter at third base after winning a preseason battle for the starting job ... has started 29 of 31 this year, one at DH and 28 at 3B ... 4-for-12 with a homer and four RBI in OSU series ... in five games the previous week, 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 ... 2-for-4 Mar. 11 at OSU, but didn't play March 12 ... 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 Mar. 15 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: Has started 10 games 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: 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 ... started 30 of 31 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 108 chances so far (.963) ... 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.
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. Oregon State ... belted two homers in Mar. 30 loss at Stanford ... 4-for-12 in Stanford series ... eight homers rank seventh in the Pac-10 ... homered Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and hit in all three in that series ... 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: Won fifth straight start last Friday 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 ... over his last three starts, is 5-0 with a 2.51 ERA ... over the last five: 32.1 IP, 26 H, 11 R, 9 ER, 8 BB, 30 K ... 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-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 ... 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: Worked 5.2 IP for the win last Sat. 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) ... over his last four starts: 28.3 IP, 25 H, 16 R, 8 ER, 12 BB, 27 K (2.54 ERA) ... eighth in the Pac-10 in opponent batting average (.257) and ninth in ERA (3.89) ... 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 ... after three wins in three starts, got a no decision Sunday vs. OSU (6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K) and also in Mar. 30 12-11 loss at Stanford ... easily his roughest start, as he allowed three hits and four runs over three innings ... still, as a starter, has gone 26 IP, allowing only 14 hits and 10 runs while fanning 23 ... prior to Stanford, had won all three starts and had 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 ... hadn't ever started prior to this season.
BULLPEN NOTES: Trent Baysinger (Jr. LHP) 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 ... 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) 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 ... threw a no-hit ninth Mar. 26 at Portland ... 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 ... 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) 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 ... 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 ... David Dowling (Soph. LHP) is fifth in the Pac-10 with five wins ... 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) 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 five hits, no runs and has fanned 21 in 12.2 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 Mar. 25 at Portland... got a win with a 0.2-inning relief appearance