April 29, 2003
This Week: The Washington baseball team (28-13 overall and 6-6 in the Pac-10 Conference) closed out a seven-game homestand tonight as reigning and 12-time NAIA champion Lewis-Clark State (33-11) comes to Husky Ballpark for a 6:30 p.m. game. After that, the Huskies travel to cross-state rival Washington State (13-29, 4-11 Pac-10) for the first of two straight Pac-10 road weekend series. Friday's opener at WSU starts at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, gametime is 1:00 p.m. All three games in Pullman will air live on radio in the Seattle area on KKNW AM-1150, as well as over the internet via gohuskies.com. Washington plays its final two non-conference games of the season next Tuesday and Wednesday vs. Portland before traveling to UCLA for the last three away games of the year. Here's a look at the week:
Tue., Apr. 29: UW vs. Lewis-Clark State, 6:30 p.m. -- RHP Josh Conover (3-0, 2.77) Fri., May 2: UW at WSU, 6:00 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (5-3, 4.78) Sat., May 3: UW at WSU, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (3-3, 4.50) Sun., May 4: UW at WSU, 1:00 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson or RHP Trevor Gibson
Series History: Lewis-Clark State leads the all-time series vs. Washington, 15-14, though under Coach Ken Knutson, Washington is 10-6 against the Warriors. Last year, L-C State won the teams' only meeting, 6-5, thanks to a five-run fourth inning. UW had a run in and a runner at second in the ninth with no outs, but Kevin Welch slammed the door to preserve the L-C win. Washington State leads the all-time series vs. the UW, 220-162. However, the UW is 48-20 against the Cougars over the last 11 seasons, including 16-2 over the last four, including a three-game, non-league sweep earlier this season. In those three games, March 7-9 in Seattle, the Huskies won the three non-conference games, 11-8, 6-5, and 8-1. Coach Knutson is 11-2 head-to-head vs. current WSU coach Tim Mooney.
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 375-248-1 (.602). With those 375 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 182-81-1 (.691) record in home games. He is 158-112 (.585) 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. .352-3-23 Only 10 SBs allowed in 32 games; career vs. WSU: .417 (10-24) Ben Johnson, Jr. .103-1-4 Has started six games at catcher; 3-run HR Mar. 26 at Port. 1B -- Kyle Larsen, So. .262-7-28 Freshman All-America in '02; 10-for-29 (.345), 10 RBI vs. WSU 2B -- Greg Isaacson, Jr. .319-5-24 8th-inn. grand slam Mar. 11 at OSU; GW RBI in 9th Feb. 14 at LMU SS -- Tila Reynolds, Sr. .284-0-20 13th-round draft pick; career vs. WSU: 28-for-63 (.444), 13 RBI 3B -- John Otness, Jr. .324-3-22 Has started 37 of 41 at 3B; 3 triples, 11 doubles lead UW Nick Batkoski, So. .351-1-10 1st-inn. HR Apr. 21 vs. Hilo as 3B; 5-for-9 (.556) as pinch hitter OF -- Mike Wagner, Jr. .308-9-33 Baseball America Summer All-Amer.; .444 in 5 games last week OF -- Taylor Johnson, So. .273-6-24 Has started 38 of 41 in right field; 6-for-7 in DH vs. UH-Hilo OF -- Brent Lillibridge, Fr. .404-6-28 Freshman is UW's top hitter; .404 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. .316-17-39 17 homers two short of UW record; 3 HR, 8 RBI Fri. vs. Cal
Last Week: After sweeping a three-game, non-conference series from Hawaii-Hilo, the Huskies took two of three games in a Pac-10 series vs. Cal at Husky Ballpark. Friday night, the Huskies routed the Bears, 16-3, behind a three-homer, eight-RBI performance from Chad Boudon. Boudon hit two solo homers and a grand slam and also added a sac fly and an RBI single in a 4-for-5 night, becoming only the second Husky on record to record three HRs in a game. Sean White allowed only four hits over seven innings in the win. Saturday, Cal raced to a 6-1 lead and hung on to win, 6-3. Jeff Petersen suffered the loss, allowing five runs over five innings. Sunday, the Huskies took the series with an 11-3 win. The UW scored six in the third and got homers from Boudon and Greg Isaacson. Clay Johnson, who also beat Hilo earlier in the week, earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week with a six-inning, one-run win.
Outstanding In The Field: Washington is its best year ever in terms of its defense. Through 41 games, the Huskies are fielding a Pac-10-leading .980 (third in NCAA Division I) and have made only 31 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 26 of 41 games so far while opponents have made at least one error in all but nine games. Washington infielders have committed only 17 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 30 games, opponents have stolen only 12 bases while being caught 15 times.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
Nick Batkoski, Soph. IF: Backs up at third, second, short and DH ... 14-for-41 so far ... started Sun. 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-9 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 last Fri. vs. Cal, becoming only the second Husky ever to hit three in a game ... also set a modern UW record with five RBI ... 17 HRs are two short of UW record (Dominic Woody, 19, 1999) ... 17 homers are also good for second in the Pac-10 and ... in Pac-10 play, batting .391 with eight homers and 18 RBI ... eight homers in league play is first in the Pac-10, as is his .978 slugging pct. ... in six games last week, hit five homers and drove in 11 runs ... hit 13th Mon. vs. Hilo (game 1) ... 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 31 -- 19 at DH and 12 in LF ... 3-for-5 with an HR Mar. 1 vs. CSUN ... 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 ... earned a start Mon. 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 last Apr. 11 4-3 win at Arizona ... 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 32 of 41 games at catcher ... batted No. 3 in nine of last 10 games ... in five games last week, went 12-for-22 (.545) with seven RBI, seven runs ... currently on a seven-game hitting streak (14-for-29, .483) ... 10-for-24 (.417) in eight career games vs. WSU ... 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 ... WSU didn't steal a base in six tries against him ... has picked off six baserunners, more than double anyone else in the Pac-10 (including pitchers) ... has allowed only 10 stolen bases while gunning down 13 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 ... 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 35 of 41 at second base ... 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Sun. vs. Cal ... 7-for-14 in Cal series ... 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 runs of the year in April 4 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 ... only five errors in 168 chances so far (.970) ... 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 ... 1-for-3 with an RBI double Mon. vs. Hilo (game 2) ... started Apr. 12 at Arizona and Apr. 6 vs. Oregon State, when he 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 ... started 19 games as a freshman and 12 last year ... drafed by the Astros in the 29th round of the 2000 draft.
Taylor Johnson, Soph. OF: Has started 38 of 41 games this season in right ... 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 ... 1-for-4 with two runs at Kansas State ... 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 ... batted .326 with a wood bat in league play last summer for the Bend (Ore.) Elks.
Kyle Larsen, Soph. 1B: 3-for-6 with two RBI in last Friday's win over Cal ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game 1) ... sat out game two, his first non-start of the year ... went 0-for-3 at Kansas State, but walked twice, scored twice and was hit by a pitch ... 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 ... career vs. WSU: 10-for-29 (.345) with 10 RBI in seven games ... 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 career error-free chances, made first career error Mar. 12 at Oregon State .... still has only one error in 813 career chances (.999).
Brent Lillibridge, Freshman OF/IF: Only a freshman, is leading the team with .404 average ... also ranks fourth in the league with that average ... in Pac-10 games only, is batting .469, second in the conference ... .796 slugging pct. in Pac-10 play is third in 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 eight games for the Huskies, scoring a run in seven of those ... entered the UW as an infielder, but has started 17 of last 18 in center field ... the team's leading hitter with his .391 average ... 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 .... 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 ... 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, Junior 3B: Washington's everyday starter at third base after winning a preseason battle for the starting job ... career vs. WSU: 9-for-27 (.333) in seven games ... has started 38 of 41 this year, one at DH and 37 at 3B ... three RBI Apr. 22 vs. Hilo ... 3-for-6 with a homer at Kansas State ... RBI double Apr. 11 at Arizona and RBI triple Apr. 12 ... 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 ... three hits in win over SDSU ... 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 ... 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 ... in 17 career games vs. WSU: 28-for-63 (.444) with 18 runs, 13 RBI and 15 walks ... has started 40 of 41 at SS so far, sitting out Mar. 16 vs. WSU ... 2-for-5 with two RBI Fri. vs. Cal ... ranks first on the team and ninth in the Pac-10 with 11 steals ... 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a walk last Tue. at Kansas State ... five errors in 145 chances so far (.966) ... 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 ... 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. Oregon State ... DH'd twice at Arizona and then returned to the outfield Apr. 13, when he went 2-for-4 ... 3-for-5 with a homer Fri. 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 ... 4-for-12 in Stanford series ... homered Mar. 14 vs. CSUN and hit in all three in that series ... 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 ... 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.
STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
Sean White, Senior RHP: Seven solid innings for the win last Fri. 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 seven starts, is 6-0 with a 2.91 ERA ... over the last seven: 46.1 IP, 38 H, 17 R, 15 ER, 17 BB, 39 K ... seven in the Pac-10 in strikeouts and eighth in wins ... three wins in Pac-10 play is first 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-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.
Jeff Petersen, Junior RHP: Suffered the loss Sat. 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.
Trevor Gibson, Junior RHP: Sat out a start last Sunday vs. Cal, but could return this weekend ... got a save with three innings of relief Apr. 21 vs. Hilo (game one): 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K ... after three wins in three starts, got a no decision Apr. 13 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 to that point, as he allowed three hits and four runs over three innings ... last only two-thirds of an inning Apr. 13 at Arizona, allowing two runs, but didn't take the loss ... still, as a starter, has gone 26.2 IP, allowing only 15 hits and 12 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.
Clay Johnson, Junior RHP: 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. Caql, 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) 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) 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 ... Josh Conover (Soph. RHP) got third win in as many starts Apr. 22 vs. Hilo, allowing no runs on four hits in four innings ... earned a win in his second start Apr. 15 at Kansas State, allowing four runs on five hits over 7.0 IP, walking one and fanning six ... worked only one-third of an inning Sat. at Arizona, walking one and getting a groundout ... 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) has two career wins over Washington State, one this year and one last ... 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) worked one inning vs. Cal, closing the Sun. 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 six hits, no runs and has fanned 26 in 17.1 innings this season ... got two saves in 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 ... 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 ... missed the early part of the season while recovering from an illness ... 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) threw two perfect innings in Fri. win over California ... threw one scoreless inning Apr. 22 vs. Hilo ... 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.