Washington's '12 pitchings staff is deep and talented.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Monica, Calif. ... son of Shauna and Paul Acker ... has an older brother named Keegan, who played baseball at Bellevue CC, Centenary and Gonzaga ... a communications major.
WASHINGTON 2012: Saw action as both a pitcher and as a position player ... appeared in 10 games on the mound and in 12 games as a hitter ... started two games as pitcher and one as designated hitter ... appeared in all three games at San Diego State in the first weekend of the season ... picked up a win wiht one-third of an inning opening day (Feb. 17) ... took a loss in relief Feb. 25 at UC Irvine ... started March 4 (game two) vs. Saint Joseph's, allowing no runs on four hits over five innings for the victory ... struck out a season-high five vs. SJU ... took the loss as the starter March 13 vs. Portland, giving up one earned run on two hits over one and one-third ... pitched in two Pac-12 games: April 20 vs. Arizona and May 12 vs. UCLA ... first appearance other than at pitcher came as defensive replacement in the outfield March 25 vs. CSU Bakersfield ... first at bat was as a pinch hitter March 31 (game two) at Oregon State ... got a hit in second at bat, April 5 vs. Stanford ... went 1-for-2 and scored a run off the bench April 10 vs. Gonzaga ... started at DH April 14.
COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE: Played two seasons under coach Steve Farrington at CBC ... named the East Region MVP as a sophomore in 2011 ... also named the NWAACC Player of the Year ... during the regular season, batted .380 with 13 doubles and 37 RBI as a sophomore ... also went 5-1 with a 1.49 ERA ... allowed just 36 hits in 54.1 innings in 2011 ...
REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL: Played two seasons of baseball under coach Dan Pudwill at Redmond ... served as the team captain as a senior ... earned honorable mention All-KingCo 4A as a senior ... graduated with a 3.5 grade point average.