Huskies Beat UCSB, 6-1, In Series Opener
March 4, 2005
SEATTLE - Sophomore Tim Lincecum took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the Washingtonbaseball team got a three-run home run from Zach Clem and three hits from Taylor Johnson in a 6-1 winover UC Santa Barbara Friday evening at Husky Ballpark.
Lincecum (2-2), a right-hander from Liberty High, earned the win, allowing only one hit over sixscoreless innings. He walked six, but struck out 11. It was the second straight win for the Husky ace,who threw a two-hit shutout to beat Texas A&M last Sunday. Senior lefty David Dowling picked up asave, throwing the final three innings.
Lincecum struck the first six UCSB batters in order before walking Matt Aidem to lead off the thirdinning. In the fourth, he walked three Gauchos, but used a double play and an inning-ending strikeout toget out of the jam.
UC Santa Barbara (8-7) notched its first hit when third baseman David Fagoni led off the sixth with aline-drive single to center.
The Huskies (6-7) scored their first runs in the bottom of the second. With Clem aboard at second,sophomore DH Curt Rindal chopped a double down the third-base to send in a run. Later in the secondwith two on and two out, Johnson, a senior from Vancouver, Wash., doubled to the gap in right-center todrive in two more, giving the UW an early 3-0 edge.
In the sixth, the UW knocked UCSB starter Steve Morlock (1-3) from the game when Clem, a juniorfrom Burlington, Wash., belted a long three-run homer to left-center field, his second of the season andsecond in the last two games.
Figoni finished the night 2-for-3, accounting for two of the three UCSB hits. Pinch hitter Jack Pinkertonhomered to lead off the ninth for the Gauchos' lone run. Johnson went 3-for-3 with a double, a steal andtwo RBI for the Huskies while Clem notched two hits and scored twice.
The Huskies continue their seven-game homestand and three-game series against the Gauchos with 1:00p.m. games Saturday and Sunday. Live audio and live stats will be available for all games atgohuskies.com.
LINESCORENon-ConferenceWashington 6, UC Santa Barbara 1UC Santa Barbara 000 000 001 -- 1 3 0Washington 030 003 00X -- 6 9 0Steve Morlock, Justin Segal (6) and Matt Kalafatis. Tim Lincecum, David Dowling (7)and Matt Lane. W - Lincecum (2-2). L - Morlock (1-3). Sv - Dowling (1).2B - UW,Curt Rindal, Taylor Johnson. HR - UCSB, Jack Pinkerton (1); UW, Zach Clem (2). T - 2:33. A - 515.