Born in Yakima, Wash. ... son of Mike and Linda Kasser ... has two
younger sisters, Lindsey and Laura ... a general studies major.
2005 (Junior) - Spent the majority of the season as a starting pitcher,
making 12 starts and three relief appearances ... beat USC with
seven-inning outing April 4: seven innings, six hits, three runs, five
walks, five strikeouts ... got the win March 20 at Cal Poly, allowing
three runs on only two hits over six innings ... threw seven solid
innings for no decision March 5 vs. UC Santa Barbara, allowing two runs
on four hits over seven innings, striking out six ... left UCSB game
with 5-2 lead ... got a win Feb. 21 at Santa Clara:, allowing a run on
five hits over seven innings ... threw 2.2 no-hit innings of relief May
14 vs. Oregon State ... also pitched well out of the pen twice at UCLA
in the season's final weekend, fanning three in two and one-third no-hit
innings over two outings ... got the save in the May 28 win over the
Bruins ... got the win vs. Lewis-Clark State, allowing only one run on
four hits over seven innings, striking out a season-high seven ... went
5-0 with a 2.05 ERA playing for the Fairbanks (Alaska) Goldpanners
during the summer ... helped the Panners to the Alaska League
championship. 2004 (Sophomore) - Began the year in the bullpen, but
moved into the starting rotation April 4 at California and held that
role the last 10 weeks of the season ... had an outstanding starting
performance at the NCAA Oxford Regional to close out his season, beating
Western Kentucky, 4-1, in an elimination game ... in that game, allowed
only one run on four hits and three walks while striking out five in
seven and two-thirds innings ... no decision in his last two starts of
the regular season, May 30 vs. UC Irvine (4.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB,
4 K) and May 23 vs. UCLA (7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 Ks) ... got
the win at USC May 15 in longest career outing to that point: 7.2 IP, 8
H, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 2 K ... no decision in the Husky loss May 8 vs.
Stanford: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2Ks ... no decision in UW's
26-14 win at OSU May 1, allowing eight runs (four earned) on nine hits
over four innings ... had a very good start Apr. 17 at Georgia Tech to
get the win: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K ... no decision Apr. 10
vs. Washington State, allowing six runs on four hits over 2.2 innings
... won first career start Apr. 4 at California, throwing seven innings,
allowing four runs on six hits, four walks and three strikeouts ...
played summer ball for the Aloha (Ore.) Knights, helping them to the
National Baseball Congress World Series championship ... named
second-team all-league and won his lone start at the World Series ...
during the regular season at Aloha, went 4-4 with a 2.14 ERA, allowing
only 46 hits in 63 innings ... 2003 (Freshman) - The only true freshman
pitcher to see any action all season ... made nine appearances, all in
relief ... all nine runs allowed came in two outings while the other
seven were shutout appearances ... 11 of the 13 hits he allowed also
came over those same two outings, Feb. 21 vs. Gonzaga (six hits, three
runs) and Mar. 30 at Stanford (five hits, six runs) ... in other seven
outings, allowed only three hits and no runs over 10.0 innings, striking
out 15 ... entered the postseason having fanned 10 of the last 18
batters he'd faced ... made one appearance at the NCAA Regional when he
allowed two hits and no runs over 2.2 innings vs. Long Beach State on
June 1 ... struck out four in 2.2 hitless relief innings May 9 at UCLA
... threw a scoreless inning Apr. 21 vs. Hawaii-Hilo (game 2) and then
struck out the side in order in his one IP Apr. 22 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... pitched for
North Adams (Mass.) during the summer ... started six games and struck
out 45 in 36.2 innings over the summer.
ISSAQUAH HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four letters as a pitcher and outfielder at Issaquah for coach
Rob Reese ... captain as a junior and senior ... team went 78-25 over
his four years, winning the KingCo title his freshman year, the district
title three of four years and the state championship his sophomore
season ... also finished second in the district his junior year, fourth
in state as a freshman and seventh in state in his final season ...
posted a 25-5 career record in high school, including a 9-3 mark in his
sophomore state-championship season ... set the KingCo Conference record
for career victories with 25 ... 7-1 as a junior and 8-1 as a senior ...
threw nine complete games as a sophomore and eight as a senior ... a
two-time All-Eastside pick and a three-time All-KingCo first-teamer ...
team MVP as a junior and senior ... also ran cross country, earning
three varsity letters in that sport.