Huskies return to LA

This Weekend: The Washington baseball team (2-1) returns to the Los Angeles area after going 2-1 last weekend with wins over Houston and UC Santa Barbara, and a loss to Pepperdine.

Fri., Feb. 14: UW at Loyola Marymount, 2 p.m. -- RHP Sean White (0-1, 1.50)
Sat., Feb. 15: UW at Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m. -- RHP Clay Johnson (1-0, 1.50)
Sun., Feb. 16: UW at Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m. -- RHP Jeff Petersen (0-0, 10.12)
Series History: Loyola Marymount is the only team in the eight-member West Coast Conference against which the UW has never played. Washington will face five of those eight teams (including Loyola) this season -- Pepperdine, LMU, Gonzaga, San Diego and Portland.

Probable Starters:

C Aaron Hathaway, So. .286
1B - Kyle Larsen, So. .273 (2 HRs last weekend)
2B - Greg Isaacson, Jr. .333
SS - Tila Reynolds, Sr. .182-0-0
3B - John Otness, Jr. .300
OF - Mike Wagner, Jr. .091
OF - Taylor Johnson, So. .091
OF - Simi Reynolds, Fr.
OF - Justin Drake, Jr. .750-0-3 (6-for-8 last weekend)
DH - Steve Ramsey, So. .000-0-0
DH - Chad Boudon, Jr. .400-0-1  Transfer from Hawaii
Last Week: UW starter Sean White allowed only three hits and one run -- on a solo homer -- to suffer the loss to Pepperdine. Washington came back to beat UC Santa Barbara, 6-5, with a pair of runs in the top of the ninth. Cleanup man Kyle Larsen led off with a home run and, later in the inning with one out and a runner at third, freshman Brent Lillibridge singled up the middle. Washington hung on to beat No. 11 Houston, 4-1 as Clay Johnson worked six innings, allowing one run on four hits and six Ks, for the win. Justin Drake had his second-straight three-hit day and JC tranfer Trent Baysinger picked up the save.

Last weekend, Washington pitchers combined for a 2.08 ERA, and their defense committed only two errors and allowed only one unearned run. The Husky batteries threw out 2-of-5 would-be basestealers and picked off three others.

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