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Born June 30, 1983, in Bellevue, Wash.
... son of Arne and Barb Larsen ... has a younger brother, Kris ... majoring in anthropology.
2004 (Junior) - Named to the All-Pac-10 first team ... enters his senior year on several UW career top-10s ... one of only 10 players in UW history ever to record 200 or more hits ... ranks ninth in Husky history with 203 hits, ninth with 133 runs batted in, 10th (tied) with 24 home runs and eighth with 28 career hit by pitch ... ranked in the top-10 in the conference in several categories: seventh with 55 runs batted in, eighth with 78 hits, ninth with .568 slugging percentage and ninth with 11 home runs ... seven homers in Pac-10 play ranked third and .644 slugging mark in conference games only was fourth ... along with Lillibridge, one of two Huskies to start every game in 2004 ... started all 60 at first base ... named the Pac-10's best defensive first baseman by Baseball America ... has made only four errors in 1,517 career chances, good for a .997 fielding pct. ... belted a career-high 11 home runs in 2004 and led the team with his .344 batting average and 55 runs batted in ... became third Husky ever to hit three homers in a game Apr. 25 vs. Arizona ... all three were solo shots to lead off an inning ... 5-for-12 in Arizona series ... made the NCAA Oxford Regional all-tournament team after going 8-for-17 (.471) with a double, a homer and five RBI in four regional games ... capped the regular season with a one-out two run single that capped a four-run rally in the ninth May 30 vs. UC Irvine as the Huskies beat then-NCAA saves leader Blair Erickson for an 8-7 win ... tied May 7 game vs. Stanford with a solo homer in the sixth (UW won, 3-2, in 10) ... went 4-for-14 with eight RBI in Oregon State series ... 4-for-6 with 6 RBI May 2 in Corvallis ... 3-for-5 with four RBI Apr. 10 vs. Washington, when he was a single short of hitting for the cycle ... 7-for-10 in series at California ... two-out double drove in winning run in ninth Mar. 22 at Gonzaga ... first-inning grand slam in Mar. 12 win over Loyola Marymount ... 6-for-11 in LMU series ... 2003 (Sophomore) - The Huskies' every day first baseman, starting 59 of 60 games on the season ... an outstanding defender ... after 621 career error-free chances, made first career error Mar. 12 at Oregon State ... still entered his junior year with only two errors in 1,008 career chances (.998) ... heated up at the plate in the last few weeks of the regular season, hitting safely in each of the last five and getting two hits in four of those ... also hit in two of four NCAA Regional games, going 2-for-4 May 31 vs. Minnesota ... 5-for-11 with three RBIs in USC series and 4-for-7 in last two ASU games ... went only 2-for-14 vs. UCLA, but drove in three runs ... broke nearly two-month long home run drought with eighth homer May 3 at Washington State ... 5-for-14 on the weekend vs. the Cougs ... 3-for-6 with two RBI in Apr. 25 win over California ... hit seven homers in the season's first 16 games ... 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. Washington State ... 5-for-6 with homer, double, four RBI Mar. 1 vs. CS Northridge ... 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 ... played for Brewster (Mass.) in the Cape Cod League over the summer ... 2002 (Freshman) - Named a first-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after emerging as the Huskies' everyday starter at first base, starting 47 games there ... often hit No. 3 in the order, particularly against righties ... as the No. 3 hitter, batted .436 (24-for-55) in 14 starts there ... UW went 10-4 in those games ... during the regular season, led the Huskies in batting with his .363 average and also was the team's top hitter in Pac-10 play, batting .365 against conference opposition ... despite a rough time at the plate in the postseason (3-for-19), had a huge hit in the Huskies' dramatic comeback win over Rice ... down 6-4 with two outs and none on in the bottom of the ninth, stroked a two-strike pitch for a single two batters prior to Jay Garthwaite's game-winning three-run homer ... entered the postseason on a 12-game hitting streak, his longest of the year and the third longest of the season by any Husky ... during the streak, went 22-for-44 (.500) with nine runs, 10 RBI, four doubles and three steals, raising his average from .315 to .363 ... missed three games during that stretch after getting hit on the right elbow by a pitch in the second game at USC ... sat out game three at USC and both Gonzaga games May 14 ... finished his first college season without an error in 454 chances ... 3-for-5 in April 26's 2-0 win at Cal, including a solo HR in the ninth to make it 2-0 ... singled in the game-winner in the ninth inning of 5-4 win April 27 at Cal ... drove in the winning run in the 10th inning of the April 21, 4-3 win over Stanford... also hit a homer earlier in that game ... hit first two career homers in back-to-back games March 2-3 vs. Utah ... 2-for-5 with a double and a homer March 25 vs. WSU... 3-for-6 with four RBI the following day.
Eastlake High School
Earned three varsity baseball letters at Eastlake ... first-team All-KingCo as a junior and again as a senior ... team MVP and all-state as a senior, when he batted .411 ... hit .439 as a junior ... played on the Washington all-star team that swept the Oregon all-stars ... drafted by the Mets in the 14th round of the June, 2001 draft ... also played one season of basketball.
KYLE LARSEN'S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS:
Year Avg. G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB/A
2002 .342 51/47 190 30 65 11 1 5 37 .489 23 6 33 .425 2 0 4/6
2003 .274 59/59 219 44 60 8 0 8 41 .420 29 11 31 .382 3 0 0/1
2004 .344 60/60 227 44 78 16 1 11 55 .568 33 11 32 .444 4 0 1/5
Totals .319 170/166 636 118 203 35 2 24 133 .494 85 28 96 .417 9 0 5/12
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NW briefs: UW's Larsen sets RBI record - Seattle Times (May 18, 2005)