March 27, 2008
THIS WEEK: The Washington baseball team (16-6) begins Pac-10 Conference play this weekend at Oregon State on a hot streak, having won 11 straight games. The Huskies have played their last 14 at home and will play eight more home games in a row after the OSU series. Friday's game starts at 5:00 p.m. while Saturday's first pitch is at 1:00 p.m. Sunday's game time has been moved to 2:00 p.m. All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150 and Sunday's game will also air live on FSN-TV. The Huskies will start LHP Nick Haughian (2-1, 3.54) Friday vs. the Beavers. Saturday, junior RHP Jorden Merry (3-0, 1.31) will get the ball. Sunday's starter has yet to be determined. After the OSU series, the Huskies return home to play Tuesday vs. Portland before Brigham Young visits Husky Ballpark for a three-game series next Thursday through Saturday. Here's a look at this weekend's action:
Fri., March 28: UW at OSU, 5 p.m. - RADIO: KKNW AM-1150 and at gohuskies.com
Sat., March 29: UW at OSU, 1 p.m. - RADIO: KKNW AM-1150 and at gohuskies.com
Sun., March 30: UW at OSU, 2 p.m. - KKNW AM-1150 and at gohuskies.com / FSN-TV
SERIES HISTORY: Oregon State holds a 218-177-1 advantage in the all-time series with Washington. Last year, the Huskies won two of three from the eventual (and then-No. 8) Beavers. In the opener, played in front of 10,421 fans (a Pac-10 record for a conference game), the UW won 6-2 behind six strong innings from starter Jason Erickson. In game two, catcher Joey Dunn notched three hits and four RBI in a 9-6 Husky win. OSU won game three, 8-2.Husky coach Ken Knutson is 43-38 all-time vs. Oregon State.
COACH "K": In 2004, Husky baseball coach Ken Knutson became the winningest baseball coach in the history of the program. Last season, he became only the 17th coach in Pac-10 history to reach 500 career wins. Those are just two of the many accomplishments on Knutson's impressive resume. In his 15-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. His career record now stands at 542-353-2 (.605). 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 279-121-2 (.697) record in home games. He is 216-162 (.571) in Pac-10 games. He's coached 52 first-team All-Pac-10 selections in 15 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 2008 stats and notes:
Pos. Player, Year Avg.-HR-RBI Notes C - Joey Dunn, Sr. .267-3-15 Has allowed only 1 SB; hon. mention All-Pac-10 in `07 Brett Wilcox, Jr. .387-2-5 Hit first 2 UW homers vs. LC St.; 10 starts at C 1B - Troy Scott, Fr. .208-2-19 Reached in 9 straight plate appearances vs. Holy Cross 2B - Bradley Boyer, Jr. .400-2-12 6-for-7, 7 RBI Feb. 23 at UCR; hon. mention All-Pac-10 in `07 Doug Cherry, So. .333-0-2 Returned from inj. 2 weeks ago; 3B in first AB 3B - Brian Pearl, So. .409-1-12 6 RBIs Mar. 16 (game 2) vs. Holy Cross; also a reliever Jarett Jackson, So. .220-0-5 JC transfer originally signed at Wash. St.; 10 starts at 3B SS - David Bentrott, Fr. .304-0-7 9-for-last-27; 4A all-state SS and RB at Tahoma HS Pierce Rankin, Fr. .143-1-5 9 starts at SS; hit HR and a 2B Feb. 29 at Pacific OF - Michael Burgher, Sr. .343-0-6 Over last 10 games: 14-for-27 (.519) with 4 doubles OF - Kyle Conley, So. .304-4-21 3 homers, 11 RBI and 12 runs over last 10 games OF - Jake Rife, So. .250-0-5 Missed 2 weekends with injury, but has been back 2 weeks OF - Andy Lentz, Sr. .175-3-9 Last 2 seasons both shortened by inj.; 6 of 7 hits for extra bases OF - Sean Meehan, Fr. .286-1-3 Hit first Husky homer Mar. 15 (game 1) vs. Holy Cross DH - Ty Rasmussen, So. .299-2-12 Started 20 of 22 at DH; 8 multi-hit games in 2008 UT - Aaron Russell, So. .480-1-6 Has started at 1B, 3B, LF; 6-for-6 with 5 runs Feb. 23 at UCR
Huskies At Safeco Field: Washington's home game against Arizona on Friday, April 4, will be played at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. The UW and UA will square off in the first game of a three-game Pac-10 series at 6:30 p.m. that night. Tickets are $8 and group tickets (15 or more) are only $5. UW students will be admitted free. Last year, the Huskies beat Oregon State, 6-2, in front of 10,421 fans at Safeco Field in their first ever game at the Mariners' home, setting a Pac-10 attendance record for a conference game. Prior to last season, UW 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' old home, and played an exhibition vs. the Ms in the Kingdome in 1986.
11-Game Win Streak: The Huskies enter the conference season on an 11-game winning streak, with all of those victories coming at home over a 12-day period. The win streak is the UW's longest since the 2003 Dawgs won 11 in a row. It's also tied for the fourth-longest win streak in Husky history. However, only the 2003 streak included games only against Division I opponents. The UW's longest-ever win streak was a 19-game run in 1979. After that, a 15-game streak that covered the end of the 1993 season and the beginning of 1994. The Huskies had a 13-game streak in 1985 and two separate 11-game streaks in 1997. During this current streak, the Huskies are batting .315 with a 1.82 team ERA.
Rugged Pac-10: Any team that plays in the Pac-10 can say that it has a pretty tough schedule. But this year, all the more so. In the three most widely respected college baseball polls, three different Pac-10 teams were ranked No. 1 this preseason. Collegiate Baseball magazine was first, ranking Arizona No. 1 in its preseason top 40. Then, Baseball America issued its preseason top 25 with UCLA holding the No. 1 spot, just in front of Arizona. Then, the preseason USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll was released with Arizona State voted as the preseason No. 1 team. Then, add in the fact that Oregon State is the two-time defending national champion and isn't even one of those three No. 1 teams and the Pac-10 is clearly a challenge this season.
Washington's Team: The Husky baseball roster has always been dominated by in-state players, as most college baseball rosters are. The squad consistently has about 90 percent of players from the state of Washington. This year's squad, however, represents a first in the Ken Knutson era as all 38 players on the roster played their high school ball in Washington. In fact, the majority of players (20 out of 38) attended high school in King County, the county in which the UW is located, and 32 of 38 are from either King County or the two counties that abut King Country from the south and north (Pierce and Snohomish, respectively). In other words, 32 of 38 players on this year's team come from within about a 40-mile radius of the UW's Seattle campus.
POSITION PLAYER NOTES (in alphabetical order):
#1 David Bentrott, Fr. IF: Has 13 starts at SS, 1 at 2B ... 3-for-4 with 2 doubles Tue. vs. Hilo ... 4-for-11 with 4 RBI in 3 starts vs. Utah Valley, batting leadoff in each game ... 1-for-4 with a double Mar. 1 at Pacific ... 3-for-5 with 4 runs in Feb. 23 win at UCR ... led Tahoma HS to league titles last 2 seasons ... 4A all-state as a senior, batting .479 with 25 runs in 14 league games ... high school teammate of fellow Husky freshman Kirk Wetmore.
#2 Bradley Boyer, Jr. IF/OF: Went 6-for-7 with 7 RBI in 19-4 win at UC Riverside on Feb. 23 ... 2-for-5 Tue. vs. Hilo ... missed Utah Valley series due to automatic suspension after altercation vs. Holy Cross ... returned vs. Portland Mar. 22 (1-for-4) ... 2-for-5 with a homer in Feb. 25 win at UCR ... 2-for-5 with HR Feb. 29 at Pacific ... 5-for-14 in Pacific series ... 4-for-13 vs. Cal Poly ... 5-for-10 in Holy Cross series ... hon. mention All-Pac-10 last year ... hit .363 last year, eighth in the Pac-10 ... struck out only 8 times in 182 AB, the 4th-best ratio in the nation ... only 2 Ks in 90 ABs in league play.
#4 Michael Burgher, Sr. OF: Started in CF in 19 of 22 so far ... 2-for-3 Tue. vs. Hilo ... 6-for-14 with 5 RBI last weekend (UVU, Portland) ... had 10-game hit streak broken Mar. 7 vs. Cal Poly ... 4-for-8 with 2 doubles in Holy Cross series ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... fourth in the Pac-10 with 18 stolen bases (in 18 attempts) ... batted .309 in Pac-10 play, starting all 24 games ... helped Newport (R.I.) to the NECBL championship series during the summer.
#3 Doug Cherry, So. IF: Missed 1st month of season after breaking bone in hand in practice in Feb. ... 3 walks as leadoff hitter Wed. vs. Hilo ... started all 3 vs. Utah Valley, going 5-for-9 with 4 runs ... RBI triple in first AB of 2008 (Mar. 20) ... 2B and 3B in first game back ... played in 18 games, starting 2, as a freshman in 2006.
#29 Kyle Conley, RS-So. OF: Started 20 of 22 so far ... 3-run HR Tue. vs. Hilo ... broke 0-0 tie with 7th-inning HR Mon. vs. Hilo ... 1-for-4, 3 RBI Mar. 20 vs. UVU ... solo HR Mar. 21 ... 3-for-9 with 2 doubles vs. Holy Cross ... 3-for-7 in Cal Poly series ... HR and 3 RBI in Feb. 25 win at UC Riverside ... played in 18 games last year, but got a medical redshirt season after injuring a shoulder ... started 13 games last year and 20 as a freshman in 2006 ... along with fellow UW freshman Tyler Cheney, led Richland High to the 4A state title in 2005.
#18 Joey Dunn, Sr. C: Has started 12 of 22 at catcher ... has allowed only 1 steal ... 3 RBI Tue. vs. Hilo ... 2-run HR Mon. vs Hilo ... 4-for-8 with a homer and 3 RBI in Holy Cross series ... 3 RBI in Pacific series (2 games) ... 2-run HR in Feb. 22 loss at UCR ... picked 2 runners off of 2B Feb. 25 at UCR ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 last year ... started 44 of 56 behind the plate last year ... has 83 career starts behind the dish ... allowed just 36 stolen bases last year, catching 19 ... started all 3 last year vs. Riverside, going 3-for-9 with a homer and 3 RBI in the series.
#37 Brendan Gardner-Young, Fr. OF: Left-handed hitting outfielder ... scored game-winner in 9th as PR Mar. 22 vs. Portland ... singled in PH at bat Wed. vs. Hilo ... got first start Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly (0-for-2, 1 RBI) ... 1-for-2 with 2 runs, 1 RBI off bench in Feb. 23 win at UC Riverside ... second-team all-state at P and OF as a senior, when he was a Collegiate Baseball honorable mention All-American ... batted .545 as a senior.
#21 Jarett Jackson, So. IF: JC transfer started 11 of 22 at 3B ... 2-for-4 with a double opening day at UCR ... 1-for-3 with 2 RBI vs. LC State ... 3-for-8 vs. Holy Cross ... all-state at senior at Jefferson HS ... originally signed out of HS at Washington State, where his father Steve played guard on WSU football team ... father went to high school with UW coach Ken Knutson.
#5 Andy Lentz, Sr. OF: Back at full health after seeing each of last two seasons shortened by injury ... 3-for-4 with 2B, 3B and 1 RBI Mar. 22 vs. Portland ... 3-run homer Mar. 16 vs. Holy Cross ... 1 start at UC Riverside ... started in RF vs. LC State (1-for-3) ... started all 3 at Pacific and hit 2 homers in the series ... started 2 of 3 vs. Cal Poly ... played in 29, starting 24, last season, when he batted .300 ... possible starter in the outfield at any of the three spots ... has seen action at every position except SS, C and P ... two older brothers (Ryan, Richie) played at UW.
#10 Sean Meehan, Fr. OF: Made 2 starts vs. Hilo ... 2-for-4 Tue. vs. Hilo ... started 2 games in RF at UC Riverside ... 2-for-4 with a solo homer Mar. 15 vs. Holy Cross ... 1-for-3 as starter in RF in win over Cal Poly ... .477 with 10 homers, 38 RBI as a senior at Centralia HS ... 2A all-state as a senior ... all-league WR ... drafted by Rangers in 2007.
#9 Brian Pearl, So. IF/RHP: Served only as a pitcher for first 3 weeks, due to ankle injury that kept him from hitting ... made pinch-hit appearance Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly ... 1-for-3, 2 RBI Mon. vs. Hilo and 2-for-3 with 2 RBI Wed. ... 4-for-8 with HR, 2 RBI in 2 games vs. Utah Valley ... started 2 games at 3B vs. Cal Poly ... on Mar. 16 (game 1), went 2-for-4 with 6 RBI ... started 38 games as a freshman, 30 at shortstop ... could contend for starting spot at third base.
#33 Julien Pollard, Fr. IF/OF: Started at DH Mar. 15 vs. Holy Cross (game 2) ... got second start at 2B Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly (1-for-4, 2B, run) ... started at 2B Feb. 23 (game 1) and went 1-for-3 ... earned 2A all-state first team as senior at Washington HS in Tacoma ... hit .608 with 5 HRs, 20 RBI and 12 SBs as a senior ... drafted by the Twins in 2007.
#12 Pierce Rankin, Fr. IF: Has started 10 of 22 games at SS ... went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and 3 RBI Feb. 29 at Pacific ... 2B and 2-run homer Feb. 29 at Pacific ... two-time team MVP at Shorecrest, where he played for former Husky Alan Bruns ... grandson of two-time Rose Bowl MVP and college football hall of famer Bob Schloredt (UW '61).
#25 Ty Rasmussen, RS-So. 1B/OF: Started 20 of 22 at DH ... 5-for-13 with 2 2Bs, HR, 5 RBI last weekend (UVU, Portland) ... 2-for-3 in win over Cal Poly ... 9-for-14 (.643) in 3-game series at Pacific ... 2-for-4 vs. LC State ... hit homer Feb. 25 at UCR ... ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 last year, when he started 48 games (34 at DH, 14 in LF) ... hit 10 homers in first year at UW ... 6-for-9 with 2 doubles, a homer, 4 RBI and 4 runs in 3 games vs. Riverside last season ... spent the 2006 season at Louisiana-Lafayette, but redshirted.
#6 Jake Rife, Jr. OF: 2 RBI in each of first 2 Utah Valley games ... 3-for-7 in 2 starts vs. Holy Cross ... started 2 of 4 at UCR ... 3-for-10 in UCR series ... started 27 games in left field last season ... possible starter in left again this year ... hit .312 as a sophomore last year ... also started in 30 games as a freshman ... sat out the summer season due to wrist surgery that cut his 2007 season short ... 2A state MVP as a high school senior.
#43 Aaron Russell, So. IF: Has seen action at 3B, 1B and LF ... hit a 3-run homer and totaled 4 RBI in start at 1B Wed. vs. Hilo ... 1-for-1, RBI, 2 BB in start in LF Mar. 22 vs. Portland ... started in LF Mar. 15 (game 2) vs. Holy Cross ... started last 2 at UCR ... went 6-for-6 with 5 runs in 19-4 win at Riverside (Feb. 23) ... went 5-for-15 last season ... 3-for-4 in two games at Pacific ... singled and scored in first career AB, last March 3 vs. UC Irvine ... 2 of his 4 starts came vs. USC in conference play, when he went 3-for-7 with a stolen base.
#41 Ryan Scott, Jr. C: Reserve C redshirted last season due to injury after transferring to UW from Tacoma CC ... saw first UW action Feb. 23 at UC Riverside ... 1st UW hit Mar. 21 vs. UVU ... brother, Troy, is a UW freshman.
#32 Troy Scott, Fr. 1B: Started 20 of 22 at 1B ... had game-winning, 2-run double in bottom of 9th Mar. 22 vs. Portland ... 5-for-13 with 4 walks last weekend (UVU, Portland) ... had another hot weekend vs. Holy Cross: 5-for-9 with six runs, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI ... 3-run HR in 4-1 win over HC ... reached base in 9 straight plate appearances vs. Crusaders ... good weekend vs. Cal Poly: 5-for-9, 2 doubles, HR, 3 RBI ... first career homer came Mar. 7 vs. Cal Poly ... 2-for-3 in last two Cal Poly games ... first UW hit was a 2-run triple Feb. 23 ... 3 RBI in Pacific series ... younger brother of Husky junior C Ryan Scott ... HS league MVP and Rawlings All-American in 2007 ... taken by Twins in 2007 draft.
#13 Matt Stevens, Jr. OF/1B: Fourth-year Husky was granted a retroactive medical redshirt season for 2005 and is thus a RS-junior in 2008 ... started at 1B on Feb. 23 (game 2) ... 17 home runs in 2006 ... hit for the cycle at CS Northridge on Feb. 18, 2006, finishing the game 5-for-6 with two homers ... got married in Dec., 2007, to wife, Cammie.
#44 Brett Wilcox, Jr. C: Joined UW team at midseason last year, transferring from Bellevue CC ... 3-for-4 Wed. vs. Hilo ... started 2 of 4 last weekend and went 1-for-3 with 3 walks ... 2-for-4 with 3 BBs in 2 starts vs. Holy Cross ... started 2 of 3 Cal Poly games ... 1-for-4 with a double Sun. vs. Mustangs ... 3-for-4 with first 2 UW homers and 3 RBI vs. Lewis-Clark State ... 2-for-5 with an RBI in start last Sat. at Pacific ... started Feb. 23 (game 1) at UC Riverside ... played in 16 games, starting 12, at catcher in 2007 ... batted a solid .395 in 43 at bats.
STARTING PITCHER NOTES:
FRI. - Nick Haughian, Junior LHP: Started on opening day at UCR ... no decision at UCR: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K ... won at Pacific: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 Ks ... 8 strikeouts vs. Pacific were a career high ... took the loss Mar. 7 vs. Cal Poly (6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) ... beat Holy Cross (5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) ... no decision in UW win over Portland Mar. 22 (5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 6 K) ... after appearing strictly in relief as a freshman, spent much of last season in the rotation, starting 13 games.
SAT. - Jorden Merry, Junior RHP: Combined with 2 others for 4-hit shutout Mar. 22 vs. Utah Valley ... fanned a career-high 9 vs. UVU: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K ... excellent in first start Feb. 25 at UCR, taking no-hitter in the 5th: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K ... started Mar. 16 (game 1) vs. Holy Cross and won: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K ... as a starter this year: 19.0 IP, 10 H, 0 R, 6 BB, 21 K .. worked 1.1 out of pen Mar. 1 win Pacific ... relieved Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly ... regular member of the UW starting rotation last year ... started 14 and appeared in relief twice ... had a stretch of 22.2 consecutive scoreless innings in the early part of the year ... played 1 year at Lower Columbia CC.
Geoff Brown, Freshman LHP: Beat Utah Valley in first UW start Mar. 21: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K ... no dec. in start Mar. 25 vs. Hilo: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 2 K ... got 2nd save with 2.0 scoreless innings Mar. 15 vs. Holy Cross ... first save Mar. 8 vs. Cal Poly ... threw 2.0 innings in Feb. 25 win at UCR ... high-school teammate (one year younger) of Cam Nobles ... helped 2006 Jackson High team to state 4A title and No. 2 ranking in Baseball America's final poll ... drafted by the Royals in the 23rd round of the 2007 draft.
Cam Nobles, Sophomore RHP: Worked first 7.0 IP of 5-0 shutout vs. Hawaii-Hilo on Mar. 24: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K ... got the win Mar. 16 (game 2) in start vs. Holy Cross: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K ... worked 2.0 IP of relief in 19-4 win over UC Riverside (2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... no decision in start Feb. 27 vs. Lewis-Clark State (4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K) ... two starts last year before season was ended by injury ... as a HS senior, went 10-0 with a 0.71 ERA for state champ Jackson HS, which finished No. 2 in the nation.
INJ. - Jason Erickson, Junior RHP: Will miss next 4-6 weeks after breaking a bone in right hand ... got win Mar. 15 (game 1) vs. Holy Cross: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K ... picked up a nice win Mar. 8 vs. Cal Poly (8.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) ... took loss Feb. 23 (game 1) at UC Riverside: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K ... got the win Mar. 1 at Pacific: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.
BULLPEN NOTES: Tyler Cheney (Jr. LHP) worked the 9th inn. Wed. vs. Hilo (1 H, 0 R, 1 K) ... appeared in 3 straight games Mar. 21-22 vs. Utah Valley and Portland, combining for 2.1 shutout innings ... worked 1 scoreless inning of relief Mar. 16 (game 2) vs. Holy Cross ... had two scoreless relief outings vs. Cal Poly ... suffered relief loss opening day at UC Riverside (3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) ... also took relief loss vs. L-C State ... has appeared in 31 games during UW career, 13 in relief and 18 as a starter ... 2-3 with a 4.47 earned run average as a sophomore last season ... started 12 games as a freshman in 2006 ... high-school teammate of fellow Husky Kyle Conley ... state's 4A MVP after leading Richland High to state title his senior year ... Jacob Clem (RS-Fr. LHP) threw 0.2 IP Mar. 21 vs. Utah Valley before leaving with injury ... worked 9th inning of Mar. 16 (game 1) win over Holy Cross ... made college debut Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly, retiring two batters he faced to end game ... listed as a first baseman and right-handed pitcher ... missed the first portion of the season due to mono ... redshirted last season ... younger brother of former Husky standout Zach Clem ... Elliott Cribby (Sr. RHP) fanned 2 of 3 batters he faced Wed. vs. Hilo ... 2.0 IP (1 H, 3 K) Mar. 25 vs. UH-Hilo ... threw 1.1 hitless innings Mar. 21 and 1.0 perfect frame Mar. 22 vs. Utah Valley ... worked 1 scoreless inning of relief Mar. 16 (game 2) vs. Holy Cross ... picked up the win Feb. 23 (game 2) at UC Riverside: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K ... took the loss Mar. 2 at Pacific (5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) ... took loss Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly (4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) ... most veteran member of the UW pitching staff has been a starter and reliever during UW career ... had 10 saves two seasons ago ... has 11 starts and 40 relief outings in Husky career ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 as a sophomore in 2006 ... father, Ed, was a UW baseball player in the 1970s ... Ricky Denham (Fr. RHP) will miss early portion of season due to injury, but could return ... two-time team MVP at Meadowdale HS ... Paul Dickey (Jr. RHP) 2.0 scoreless IP for 3rd save Mar. 24 vs. Hawaii-Hilo ... worked 4.0 IP for save Mar. 20 vs. Utah Valley ... worked 3.2 innings of shutout relief for save Mar. 15 vs. Holy Cross ... threw 2.0 IP Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly ... worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning Feb. 23 (game 2) vs. UC Riverside ... 1.1 no-hit, no-run IP Feb. 27 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... tossed perfect inning Feb. 29 at UoP ... transferred to UW after two-year career at Lower Columbia CC ... has been drafted twice, by the Rockies in 2006 and the Pirates in 2005 ... Ben Guidos (RS-Fr. LHP) won in relief Mar. 25 vs. UH-Hilo (3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K) ... got the win in first UW start Mar. 20 vs. Utah Valley: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) ... made first UW appearance vs. Lewis-Clark State on Feb. 27 ... worked 3.0 innings of 1-hit relief Mar. 2 at Pacific, facing 1 over the minimum ... 1.1 innings Mar. 9 vs. Cal Poly ... sat out last season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery ... returned to action in time for summer ball. Dustin Horsfall (Fr. RHP) was a two-time all-league selection at Federal Way High School, where he also played football ... Brian Pearl (So. RHP) worked 9th Mar. 25 vs. UH-Hilo ... got the final 2 outs of 9th Mar. 22 vs. Portland and got the win as UW won in bottom of 9th ... worked 1 scoreless inning of relief Mar. 16 (game 2) vs. Holy Cross ... got an inning Feb. 23 (game 1) at UC Riverside (2 H, 1 R) ... 1.2 IP (0 H, 0 R, 2K) Feb. 27 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... earned the save with scoreless 9th inning Feb. 25 at UCR ... worked 0.2 innings Mar. 7 vs. Cal Poly ... also an infielder ... injury kept him from hitting during first three weeks, but now is back in batting order ... started 38 games last year (SS & 3B) ... batted .274 as a freshman in 2007 ... appeared in two games in relief last year ... made 13 relief appearances in summer ball for the Bend (Ore.) Elks ... Josh Scofield (Sr. LHP) got a win in first start Mar. 26 vs. Hilo: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K ... threw 2.0 no-hit, no-run innings Mar. 16 (game 1) vs. Holy Cross ... threw 1.1 IP Feb. 23 (game 1) at UC Riverside (3 H, 1 R) ... pitched an inning in 10-1 win at Pacific ... transferred to UW after a season at Texas Tech last year ... played two seasons at the College of Southern Nevada after graduating from Newport HS in Bellevue, Wash. ... drafted the Pirates in the 2004 draft ... Forrest Snow (Fr. RHP) threw for the first time Mar. 26 vs. Hilo (1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K) ... was a two-time All-Metro pitcher at Seattle's Lakeside School ... had emergency appendectomy on Feb. 20 ... Kirk Wetmore (Fr. LHP) saw first action Mar. 21 vs. Utah Valley, throwing an inning of relief ... teamed with current Husky classmate David Bentrott at Tahoma HS.