2006 Draft: 11th, 330th,
Jays pick Matt Lane (05) in 11th
Huskies shut out UCLA - "Reliever
Matt Kasser faced the minimum over the final two innings to finish the shutout. Washington got its fifth run in the sixth when designated hitter
Matt Lane belted a solo homer, his fourth of the year and first since returning from an injury that had him out of the batting order for nearly five weeks."
Born in Port Angeles, Wash. ... son of Debbie and Ken Lane ... has two
younger brothers, David and Eric ... majoring in history and political
2005 (Sophomore) - Was the Huskies' starting catcher until he hurt his knee
April 8 at UC Riverside ... didn't return until May 14 vs. OSU, and then
only as a DH ... started 25 games at catcher and five at DH ... missed a
total of 14 games due to the injury ... finished the season with a bang
during the Huskies' sweep of UCLA in Los Angeles ... went 1-for-3 with a
solo homer on May 27 vs. the Bruins and then 2-for-3 with two homers, five
RBI and four runs on May 29 in the season finale... 3-for-8 with a double in
two starts vs. USC ... had a career day Mar. 26 at Arizona despite not even
starting ... came on in the third as a pinch hitter and hit a grand slam and
later hit a three-run homer, finishing 2-for-5 with seven RBI ...
game-winning RBI single in ninth Mar. 29 vs. Utah Valley State ... started
six of seven during first homestand, going 9-for-22 (.409) at the plate ...
3-for-4 with homer, 3 RBI March 10 vs. Pacific ... played for the Fairbanks
Goldpanners during the summer and played in the 100th annual "Midnight Sun"
game that was featured on ESPN. 2004 (Freshman) - The Huskies' most-used
freshman hitter, started 37 games and played in six others in his first
season at the UW ... made 36 starts as the Husky designated hitter and one
at catcher ... in the last half of the year, started pretty much every game
vs. righties ... finished the regular season having hit three home runs in
his last five games, one each vs. USC (May 15), UCLA (May 22) and UC Irvine
(May 30) ... hit a homer in first start, Feb. 20 vs. Gonzaga ... doubled in
four straight games March 12 and 13 vs. Loyola Marymount and March 19 and 20
at Washington State ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the
regular-season finale vs. UC Irvine ... went 4-for-6 in two games vs. UCLA
... 3-for-8 with a homer and three RBI in USC series .. 3-for-9 vs. Stanford
... three-run double highlighted a six-run first inning Apr. 23. vs. Arizona
... 2-for-6 with six walks in Arizona series ... home run Apr. 18 at Georgia
Tech opened an eight-run second inning ... 4-for-9 in two games in Atlanta
... started two of three at Arizona State (4-for-9 with two doubles) ... got
first start at catcher Feb. 29 vs. OSU ... played summer ball for the Aloha
(Ore.) Knights, the National Baseball Congress World Series champions ...
hit .290 with four homers and 30 RBI in 40 games for the Knights.
PORT ANGELES HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity baseball letters at Port Angeles under coach Randy
Steinman ... helped Roughriders to two Narrows League Bridge Division titles
and two first-place finishes in district play ... named the 4A first-team
All-State catcher ... played in the state all-star game ... Narrows League
MVP as a senior after batting .648 with six home runs ... first-team
all-league catcher all three years ... also letters three years in football
and once in tennis ... a first-team all-league punter ... graduated with a
3.32 grade point average.