June 4, 2001
SEATTLE - University of Washington baseball coach Ken Knutson announced today that the university has received National Letters of Intent from two more high school seniors - Keaton Everitt and Mike Ridgway - bringing the 2002 incoming class to nine members, all from the state of Washington.
Everitt is a 6-foot-7 right-handed pitcher from Kirkland's Juanita High School. A late developer, Everitt has been had his fastball clocked in the low 90s and made All-KingCo honorable mention despite missing part of the year due to injury.
"Keaton is a big right-hander with a lot of potential," Knutson said. "He came on late and hasn't pitched that much, but he throws 90 miles and hour. Plus, he's an outstanding student."
Ridgway, a 6-foot-2 left-handed pitcher from Port Angeles High in Port Angeles, Wash., was an all-league pick. "Mike had an excellent senior season," Knutson said. "He's a talented lefty that really has a chance to help us next year."
The two latest recruits join seven others from the state of Washington (six high school seniors and one junior college freshman) that signed letters of intent last fall. They are: RHP Will Fenton (Kingston/North Kitsap HS), C/IF Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River HS), OF Taylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview HS), IF Dustin Knight (Kent/Treasure Valley (Ore.) CC), 1B Kyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake HS), RHP Chris McCoy (Kelso/Kelso HS), and RHP Ty Taubenheim (Lynden/Lynden HS). The eight prospects will enroll next fall and play their first season at the UW in 2002.