May 17, 2001
THIS WEEKEND: The Washington baseball team (29-20 overall, 7-14 in the Pac-10 Conference) puts the wraps on the 2001 season this weekend as it travels to Tucson to take on the Arizona Wildcats (30-23 overall, 9-12 Pac-10) in a three-game league series at Sancet Field. The Huskies and Wildcats play at 7:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evenings before the season finale qat 1:00 p.m. Sunday. None of the games will air on radio in the Seattle area, nor is the U of A broadcast available on the internet. The Huskies, who would only be 10-14 in league with a series sweep, hold no hope of making the postseason, though Arizona could finish .500 in the conference and perhaps sneak in. Here's a look at this weekend's series, with probable UW starting pitchers:
SERIES HISTORY: Washington and Arizona have only played one another seven times -- once at the 1992 NCAA Regional and then in three-game league series in 1999 and 2000, after the two divisions of the Pac-10 were consolidated. The Huskies hold a 4-3 series advantage, having won the game in 1992 and taken two of three in 1999. The Wildcats won two of three in Seattle last season. Washington is 3-1 against the Wildcats in Tucson. In '92, the Pac-10 North champion Huskies upset top-seed and Southern Division champ Arizona, 6-5, in front of 4,853 fans. Chris Berg went seven and two-thirds for the win and Eric Schmidt saved it as the 'Cats scored four in the ninth. In '99, the Huskies, after a rainout, swept a doubleheader 6-3 and 2-1, as Jeff Carlsen tossed a four-hitter in the second game. The U of A came back to take game three, 17-4. In 2000, Carlsen out-dueled Ben Diggins in the opener, winning 6-2 with another four-hitter, but Arizona won the next two, 14-8 and 3-2.
COACH "K": In eight-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 three NCAA Regionals. His career overall record stands at 314-205 (.605). With those 314 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 153-62 (.712) record in home games. He is 137-93 (.596) in conference games. Knutson has coached 35 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in eight seasons, and has been named league caoch of the year three times. A 1981 All-Pac-10 left-handed pitcher at the UW, he is joined by assistant coaches Joe Ross, Ed Gustafson, and Joe Weis and undergraduate assistant Daniel Jahn.
PROBABLE STARTERS: Here's a look at the probable starters at each position, with 2001 stats and notes:
Pos. Player, Year Avg.-HR-RBI Notes C -- Jefferson Thiel, So. .262-3-15 Has allowed only 12 stolen bases all season Ben Johnson, Fr. .239-2-8 Hit two-out HR in the 9th to beat L-C State 1B -- Bryan Johnson, So. .287-4-32 Started at DH Sun. and Mon. vs. ASU 2B -- Marc Rittenhouse, Sr. .367-1-10 Since returning from inj.: 22-for-54 (.407) John Otness, Fr. .316-0-15 Made 2nd start as the DH Tuesday vs. Gonzaga SS -- Tila Reynolds, So. .298-6-30 Has hit five doubles in his last nine games 3B -- Michael Done, Jr. .346-7-33 5-for-12 (.417) 5 RBI last year vs. Ariz. OF -- Tyler Davidson, So. .358-6-42 4-for-10 (.400) with a HR last year vs. UA OF -- Jay Garthwaite, So. .293-5-46 Has hit safely in 22 of last 24 OF -- Ben Miller, Jr. .276-3-12 Currently second on team with eight steals OF -- Brandon Jacobson, So. .267-3-8 Returned to lineup April 17 vs. Portland DH -- Duggan Moran, Sr. .237-3-13 Hit a 2-run HR last Saturday vs. Arizona State Mike Wagner, Fr. .240-0-8 Nine starts at DH and three at third base
COMING BACK OFF THE DL: The middle of the 2001 Washington baseball season was most notable for the number of big injuries and the games they forced several important players to miss. In a two-week rash of injuries, the Huskies lost their starting second baseman, center fielder and catcher, as well as their No. 1 starting pitcher to injury. However, in the month or so, all four of those players have returned. Senior 2B Marc Rittenhouse, a four-year starter, suffered a ligament injury to his left thumb prior to the season starting, but played the first 13 games before having surgery March 15. He came back April 25 vs. Lewis-Clark State. Jefferson Thiel, a freshman All-America catcher last year, suffered a ligament tear in his throwing elbow and sat out 15 games from March 27 until his return April 25 vs. L-C State. Brandon Jacobson, a sophomore CF, suffered a hand/wrist injury March 21 vs. Washington State. He sat out 15 games before coming back to play April 17 vs. Portland. Finally, sophomore RHP Sean White, who had emerged as the No. 1 starter on the mound, came out of the March 25 Stanford game after one inning due to shoulder tendonitis. He came back Tuesday, April 24, against Lewis-Clark State after missing, perhaps, four starts.
STILL YOUNG PUPS: While Washington is fielding a much more experienced team than it did last year, it's still a very young club. If you are to break down the starting players so far this year, you'll find that freshman or sophomores have earned two-thirds of the starts. Going with the notion that 10 players start each game (pitcher and DH included), and that the Huskies have played 49 games so far, 256 starts have gone to sophomores and 74 to freshmen, for a total of 330, or 67 percent of the 490 total starts.
CUBA TRIP: Last September, the Husky baseball team travelled to Cuba for a week of baseball. The Dawgs were to play four games against the Cubans, with a fifth game pitting two mixed teams (half Huskies, half Cubans) against one another. Washington went 2-2 against teams made up of Cuban pros and the mixed game was rained out. UW was the first major college team to play in Cuba.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order): Tyler Davidson, Soph. OF: Has been on a tear over the last 24 games, raising his average from .309 to .358 ... has hit in 20 of those 24 games, going 38-for-95 (.400) with 23 RBI, 22 runs and four homers ... has hit safely in 31 of the last 37 ... eight multi-hit games in his last 16 ... 4-for-10 with a homer and a game-tying (2-2) RBI single off of Ben Diggins last year vs. Arizona ... 3-for-5 with a triple, a homer and a single last Saturday vs. Arizona State ... 2-for-4 with three runs, five RBI and a homer May 1 at Gonzaga ... 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and three RBI May 4 vs. Oregon State ... 4-for-5 in game one of WSU series ... 3-for-3 with the bases loaded this season ... began his freshman year last season on the bench, but ended up starting 28 of the last 30 ... cracked the starting lineup April 5 at Washington State, when he went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a home run, and an intentional walk in his last at bat ... top batting average (.345) among returning players ... 17 of 38 hits last year were for extra bases ... named honorable mention freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball.
Michael Done, Junior 3B: Has been the Huskies' leading hitter for most of the season ... 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, a homer and five RBI last year vs. Arizona ... broke a 2-2 tie in game one of UA series last year with a two-run homer ... has started 47 of 49 games, 45 at third base and twice at second ... has hit six doubles and two home runs in the last 14 games ... despite cooling off some, average-wise, had hit in 12 of the last 15 games, going 16-for-54 (.296) over that span ... broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the fifth in May 9 5-1 win over Portland ... seven home runs leads team ... two-run homer May 6 vs. OSU proved the difference in a 3-1 win ... 19 walks this season after only eight all of last year ... March 10 vs. Southern Utah, went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI ... went 7-for-13 (.538) at the Illini Desert Classic ... drove in the tying run in the ninth vs. BYU in the season opener ... started all but two games at third base last season ... made only 14 errors in 54 games last year ... named the best infield arm in the Pac-10 by Baseball America.
Jay Garthwaite, Soph. OF: Has hit in 22 of the last 24 games ... had an 11-game hit streak broken Saturday vs. ASU ... had gone 16-for-45 (.356) with 13 RBI, five doubles and two homers over that stretch ...tied for sixth in the Pac-10 with 17 doubles, a team high ... also leads the team with 46 RBI ... over his last 24, has gone 30-for-102 (.294) with 23 RBI and nine doubles ... the Huskies' starter in left in 42 games, in right twice, and at DH in the other three ... had a great weekend at UC Riverside, going 7-for-16 with two homers and 10 runs batted in ... broke the UW freshman home runs record with 12 last season ... had off-season surgery to repair the shoulder that had held him to DH duties in 2000 ... honorable mention Freshman All-America.
Brandon Jacobson, Soph. OF: Returned to lineup April 17 at Portland after nearly a month-long absence due to a hand/wrist injury suffered Mar. 21 vs. WSU ... had emerged as the regular starter in center and, with Rittenhouse injured, at the leadoff spot before suffering the injury ... doubled to lead off vs. Portland in first game back ... 2-for-4 with a double and a homer May 4 vs. Oregon State ... has struggled at the plate recently, with only one hit in his last 21 at bats (.048) ... has made 26 starts in center field and one in right ... scored game winner in 10th inning in game two of USC series, coming home on a strikeout/wild pitch ... HR in game three vs. USC to lead off the game ... made two starts in center at UC Riverside, going 6-for-10 with a home run and three runs scored ... batted .393 and led the league in runs and steals last year at Bellevue (Wash.) CC, playing with a wood bat.
Ben Johnson, Freshman C: Has started 19 of the last 26 games at catcher after not having started any prior to that ... has hit safely in 11 of 19 starts, including five of the last eight (7-for-27, .259, during that stretch) ... singled in lone at bat of last weekend's series vs. Arizona State ... belted a long two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to beat Lewis-Clark State April 25, his first career homer ... solo homer last Tuesday at Gonzaga ... switch hitter ... first career hit was a double vs. California on April 1 ... two-hit games vs. PLU (Apr. 3) and Hawaii-Hilo (Apr. 8).
Bryan Johnson, Soph. 1B: Has started one game at third, three at DH and 42 at first base, but has also played second base ...3-for-11 in ASU series, hitting a solo homer for the Huskies' lone run in Monday's loss ... run batted in on that solo homer was first RBI in 10 games ... 4-for-8 vs. Oregon State two weekends ago ... has four three-hit games this season ... 3-for-5, and a homer short of a cycle, with four RBI March 11 vs. Southern Utah ... three-run homer at OSU March 6 ... hit a two-out, two-run double in the 11th inning to beat Portland, 4-2, on April 17 ... had an outstanding summer with Athletes in Action, batting .327 with a wood bat and leading his team to a fourth-place finish at the NBC World Series.
Andre Marshall, Junior OF: Has made 15 starts in center field so far ... made first start since April 14 Tuesday vs. Gonzaga, going 1-for-3 with a single and a steal ... started all four at Hawaii-Hilo and all three at UCLA, bu hasn't started since ... hit a two-run homer, his first as a Husky, April 6 at Hilo ... came off the bench for an injured Garthwaite April 1 vs. Cal and went 3-for-4 with three singles, three runs and two steals ... two of first three hits went for extra bases -- a double and a triple ... a transfer from Walla Walla (Wash.) CC ... known for speed and fielding ... drafted by the Oakland A's in the 29th round of the 1999 draft.
Ben Miller, Junior OF: Has 21 starts this year -- eight in center, eight at DH and five in left ... 1-for-4 with two steals in Tuesday's loss to Gonzagawent 5-for-5 April 6 at Hilo ... started all three games vs. Cal in center ... hit a solo home run April 1 vs. Cal ... 3-for-5 with two doubles in game three at Stanford ... 2-for-4 with a solo home run March 28 vs. UPS ... hit a two-run homer in four at bats March 10 vs. Southern Utah ... drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th vs. Illinois, but the Illini tied it in the bottom of the 10th ... closed out last season by collecting eight hits in his last 16 at bats after starting his career hitless in his first 23.
Duggan Moran, Senior 1B/DH: Has started 13 games at DH and six at first base ... went 2-for-9 in ASU series, but scored twice and drove in two with a homer in game one of the series ... started at first May 1 at Gonzaga and went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a total of three RBI ... two RBI (on a sac bunt and a sac fly) May 8 win over Portland ... 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in only Hilo appearance, a start at first base ... doubled and walked twice in start March 30 vs. Cal, his only start of that weekend ... hit first career homer off the bench March 11 vs. Southern Utah ... 13 hits this season is six-and-a-half times more than last year's total ... first career hit (last season vs. Northern Iowa) drove in the tying and winning runs.
John Otness, Freshman IF: With Marc Rittenhouse out after thumb surgery for the last month, had moved into starting role at second base ... 26-for-83 (.313) in 23 games while Rittenhouse was out ... only 4-for-last-26 after having hit in 16 of 18 previous games ... has only played three times since Rittenhouse's return, starting at DH May 5 vs. OSU and pinch-hitting May 6 ... started at DH Tuesday vs. Gonzaga and went 1-for-4 ... 3-for-13 at Hilo, but had two doubles, including a three-run double in Saturday's game one ... 4-for-11 at Stanford with hits in all three ... has made only two errors in 109 chances ... only start prior to USC games came in last game at UC Riverside ... the week before USC, came off the bench in three of the four games, going 3-for-3 with three singles and a walk ... doubled in first career at bat off the bench in Saturday's game two at UCR ... missed fall practice after suffering an kidney injury during summer ... batted .560 as a senior and was the Tacoma player of the year.
Tila Reynolds, Soph. SS: Has started 46 of 49 games at shortstop this year ... has hit safely in 15 of the last 19 games, going 22-for-70 (.314) with 13 RBI, 15 runs and seven doubles over that span ... 2-for-9 with two runs and a double in ASU series last weekend ... stole three bases in the series to give him the team lead (10) ... has only been caught stealing once ... five doubles in last nine games ... 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI and three runs March 6 at OSU ... very solid weekend at UC Riverside, batting .474 (9-for-19) with six runs, a double and a home run ...started 50 of 56 games at shortstop as a freshman last year ... honorable mention Freshman All-America ... over the last 35 games of 2000, batted .302 and made only six errors in last 32 games.
Marc Rittenhouse, Senior 2B: Has been on a tear since returning from injury April 25 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... has gone 22-for-54 (.407) with 14 runs ... has hit in seven straight gamess and 13 of 14 since returning ... dating back to pre-injury, has hit in 16 of last 17, going 28-for-63 (.444) over those 17 ... has gone 55 chances without an error ... two years ago in Tucson, went 3-for-8 in the doubleheader sweep of Arizona, making a game-saving, diving stop for the final out of game two ... broke his foot in that game when he fouled a ball off of it ... had surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumbon March 15... went 9-for-17 with seven runs and four doubles over his last five games before surgery ... 4-for-4 with three runs and two doubles March 11 vs. Southern Utah ... 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs March 6 at OSU ... co-captain along with Jeff Carlsen ... 12 home runs in 2000 shared the team lead ... had only five homers prior to last season ... fifth in UW history with 160 runs and fifth with 109 walks.
Jefferson Thiel, Soph. C: Had started 12 of the first 13 games behind the plate prior to an elbow injury ... returned as the DH April 25 vs. Lewis-Clark State, but didn't catch until May 4 vs. Oregon State ... in his return behind the plate, homered in four at bats and threw out the only would-be base-stealer to try him ... in first game back vs. L-C State, singled with two out in the ninth prior to Ben Johnson's game-winning homer ... on the "watch list" for the Johnny Bench Award, honoring the nation's top collegiate catcher ... 2-for-2 with a homer and three runs March 11 vs. Southern Utah in only four innings ... also homered in March 10 win vs. Southern ... 7-for-15 (.467) with two homers and five RBI vs. OSU and SUU ... caught every inning of the opening weekend, and still managed to hit .500 with four RBI ... singled home winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth vs. BYU ... started 44 of 56 games as the Husky catcher in 2000 ... named first-team Freshman All-America by USA Today Baseball Weekly ... hit .556 (5-for-9) with two HR during trip to Cuba.
Mike Wagner, Freshman 3B: Backs up at third base and at DH ... 1-for-3 with a single, a run and a walk Tuesday vs. Gonzaga, starting at third base ... has made nine starts at DH and three at third base ... 3-for-4 with four RBI March 11 vs. Southern Utah ... hit two doubles off of the bench in game two at UC Riverside ... All-KingCo third baseman as a junior and senior at Woodinville High ... over the summer, once strung together 19 consecutive hits.
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER NOTES: FRIDAY -- Jeff Carlsen, Senior RHP: Has had two outstanding outings vs. Arizona in the past, out-dueling Ben Diggins on both occasions ... April 2, 1999, allowed four hits and one run in an eight-inning outing for a 2-1 win ... last season (April 7, 2000), threw a four-hit complete game, allowing two runs and fanning seven in a 6-2 win ... career vs. Arizona: 17 IP, eight hits, three runs, six walks, 12 Ks, 1.59 earned run average ... threw 5.1 innings for his 24th career win May 8 vs. Portland ... suffered a loss April 13 vs. UCLA, allowing three earned runs in five innings ... walked only one and fanned six in that game ... no decision April 3 vs. PLU, allowing only two hits and one run in five innings while fanning six ... made first appearance of the year March 11 vs. Southern Utah ... threw three perfect innings in a start, fanning six of the nine he faced ... got the win, the 23rd of his career to take over sole possession of second place in UW career wins ... holds the UW career starts record with 47 the innings pitched mark with 279.2 ... third in strikeouts with 220 ... underwent shoulder surgery last fall.
SATURDAY -- Shawn Kohn, Junior RHP: Entered the week second in the Pac-10 and 22nd in the nation with his 2.22 ERA ... third in the Pac-10 with his .204 opponent batting average ... led the NCAA in ERA three weeks ago, when he boasted a 0.78 mark ... became a starter only seven weeks ago after never having started before ... had his roughest start last Friday, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 5.2 innings vs. ASU, but got no decision ... had only walked three batters in 39.1 innings ... beat OSU May 4, striking out 11 (tied for a career high) and walking none in his third complete game ... got the win April 27 at WSU, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits while walking none and fanning two in 7.1 innings ... took a loss in the 5-4 defeat to Lewis-Clark State, allowing two runs on seven hits while fanning eight in five innings ... had made 39 career relief appearances (nine this year) before starting March 30 vs. Cal ... has allowed only 12 ERs as as starter ... in seven starts, has a 2.00 ERA and has thrown 54.0 innings, allowing 34 hits, 16 runs (12 earned) and 10 walks while striking out 44 ... in first start, allowed five hits in six innings in a no decision vs. Cal ... at Hawaii-Hilo (Apr. 6), threw a two-hit shutout, walking three and fanning eight ... a complete game as the game was called after eigth due to rain ... allowed only two balls out of the infield in the Hilo game ... Apr. 12 vs. UCLA, threw a four-hit shutout, striking out six and walking one ... April 17 vs. Portland, allowed two hits and two runs (unearned) while walking one and striking out a career-high 11 over nine innings ... picked up second win in game two of the USC series, working 2.2 perfect innings with 3 Ks.
POSSIBLE SUNDAY-- Zack Daniels, Junior LHP: Had perhaps best career outing May 6 vs. Oregon State, earning a win with a seven-inning outing ... allowed only five hits and one run ... faced the minimum over his last three innings ... also went 2-for-3 at the plate after a lineup card snafu landed him in the batting order ... struggled Sunday vs. ASU, wallking five and allowing three runs over an inning and a third for the loss ... threw six and one-third and left with the lead April 25 vs. L-C State, but got no decision ... earned the win March 6 at OSU, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and four Ks over 5.0 innings ... threw three innings of scoreless relief April 18 at Portland for a win ... made first career Pac-10 start March 31 vs. Cal ... suffered the loss, allowing three ERs in 4.2 innings ... threw four relief innings March 24 at Stanford, allowing three runs on eight hits ... earned a victory March 20 vs. WSU, throwing four no-hit innings to finish the game in relief of Carlsen ... combined on a two-hitter.
POSSIBLE SUNDAY -- Sean White, Sophomore RHP: Had emerged as the Huskies' top starter prior to suffering an injury vs. Stanford ... left after one inning with shoulder pain ... made first return to the mound in a start April 24 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... worked four innings, allowing five hits, three runs (two earned) and three walks while striking out two ... April 29 at WSU, went six innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits for first loss of the season ... took the loss in a 2.2-inning outing May 5 vs. Oregon State ... took the loss Monday vs. ASU, allowing five runs in two and one-third innings ... no decision vs. USC March 19 (game one) ... outstanding vs. Southern Utah last March 10 ... six innings, six hits (all singles), one run (unearned), no walks and three Ks in that game ... threw seven innings vs. Kentucky in first start of 2001 ... allowed no runs on three hits, three walks and three Ks ... at UC Riverside, fanned eight in five innings.
BULLPEN NOTES: Mike Bomar (Senior LHP) has been solid in 14 appearances so far ... worked 2.2 innings over two outings vs. ASU, alowing no runs and fanning three ... threw a perfect 10th inning for the win April 18 at Portland, fanning two ... struck out two in an inning of work in Tuesday's win over Portland ... threw 5.2 vs. Illinois ... allowed only two hits and one walk while fanning six ... first 4.2 innings were no-hit ... Greg Colburn (Junior RHP) has made four relief outings, including a 5.1-inning outing Sunday vs. ASU, allowing four hits and two earned runs while striking out five ... vs. Gonzaga May 1, entered the game with the bases loaded and one out in the third and got a double play ... followed that up with another no-hit inning ... Matt Gardner (Senior LHP) is second on the team in relief appearances with 15 ... got the win in game one at WSU, allowing two earned runs in four and two-thirds relief innings ... picked up a win in Saturday's game one at Hawaii-Hilo, working an inning and a third of relief ... worked 4.2 in relief March 4 at UC Riverside ... Trevor Gibson (Freshman RHP) threw a no-hit, scoreless inning Monday vs. ASU ... threw a one-hit, no-run inning May 9 vs. Portland, fanning one ... worked a no-hit inning May 1 at Gonzaga ... suffered a hard luck loss March 31 vs. Cal, allowing three runs in one-third of an inning ... threw a perfect inning March 23 at No. 1 Stanford ... threw a scoreless inning March 21 vs. WSU, allowing one hit ... threw a scoreless in March 7 at OSU ... threw four innings (one run) for the save at UC Riverside ... Clay Johnson (Freshman RHP) has moved to the bullpen after having started the first part of the year ... got the start Tuesday vs. Gonzaga and threw well, allowing only two hits and two runs (both unearned) over seven innings ... threw three innings in first relief outing May 9 vs. Portland for a save ... fanned four and didn't allow a run ... loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but fanned the next two to end the game... picked up a win April 8 at Hawaii-Hilo working seven innings ... improved to 3-0 March 19 with win over USC ... worked eight innings, scattering eight hits, allowing two earned runs ... got the win March 9 vs. Southern Utah ... fanned five in five innings in that one ... threw five strong innings for first win at UC Riverside (March 3, game two) ... no-hit the Highlanders through the first four ... Scott Robertson (Soph. RHP) is second in the Pac-10 with seven saves, sixth-most in UW history ... also second in the Pac-10 with 17 games finished ... worked a no-hit inning in a non-save situation in May 8 win over Portland ... blew the save April 25 when he gave up a home run in the ninth to surrender the lead to L-C State, but picked up the win after Ben Johnson's homer in the bottom of the ninth won it ... hadn't allowed an extra-base hit all year until the L-C State game ... got saves in both games at Portland (April 17-18) ... in the second game, entered with the bases loaded and no outs in a 5-4 Husky lead and didn't allow a run ... has allowed a run in only three outings this year ... got the save March 6 at OSU, fanning two in a perfect inning of work ... Tyler Shepple (Soph. RHP) has been solid out of the pen after starting in his first five outings ... threw in both of the first two WSU games, allowing one run (unearned) over three total innings ... threw two shutout innings for a save May 6 vs. OSU ... after throwing three perfect innings, gave up winning run in 10th for loss Saturday vs. ASU ... suffered loss on an unearned run Tuesday vs. Gonzaga despite allowing only one hit and fanning three in two innings ... threw 1.2 no-hit innings vs. L-C State April 25, striking out two ... worked three and two-third April 7 at Hilo in relief, allowing one run on two hits ... fanned two and allowed a hit and a run vs. UCLA April 13 in one and a third innings ... best start was opening day vs. BYU, when he worked six innings, allowing four hits, two runs and no walks while striking out five ... Randy Vanderplow (Junior RHP) worked four an one-third scoreless relief innings March 31 vs. Cal, allowing three hits (all singles) ... earned a win in a start March 21 vs. WSU, allowing two earned runs over five innings ... vs. SUU on March 9, threw four innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits and three Ks.