Lincecum One-Hits Bears In 5-1 UW Win
April 15, 2005
SEATTLE - Husky ace Tim Lincecum threw a one-hit complete game, striking out 11, as the Washingtonbaseball team beat California, 5-1, Friday night at Husky Ballpark in the first game of a three-game, Pac-10 series. The game got underway about an hour later than scheduled due to rain.
Lincecum held the Golden Bears hitless until an RBI double from Brennan Boesch with one outin the seventh. To that point, he'd allowed only two Cal baserunners, both on walks. He finishedthe game having allowed one run on one hit while walking three to improve to 6-4 on the season.
Lincecum out-dueled Cal's Adam Gold (5-4), who nearly matched him until the UW explodedfor four runs in the seventh. Gold allowed five runs on six hits over six and two-thirds innings.
The win improved the UW's record to 22-13 overall and 3-4 in the Pac-10 while the GoldenBears fell to 23-15 and 5-5 in the league.
After neither team was able to do much at the plate in the early-going, the Huskies finally brokethe scoreless tie in the fifth. Curt Rindal walked to lead off. After a sacrifice bunt and a strikeoutput Rindal at second with two outs, shortstop Brent Lillibridge laced an 0-2 pitch to center for anRBI double, giving the UW a 1-0 edge.
Cal tied the score in the top of the seventh. Matt Einspahr walked and moved to second on a wildpitch and, with one out, Boesch lined a double down the right-field line for the Bears' first hitand run of the game.
Washington answered back quickly, however. Rindal singled to lead off the bottom of theseventh. After a bunt moved him to second, senior second baseman Mike Rundle broke the 1-1tie with a double to the gap in right-center field. Cory Rickard then dumped a single to shallowleft, scoring Rundle to increase the UW lead to 3-1.
After Gold hit Zach Clem with a pitch, Matt Swanson came on in relief. After walk loaded thebases, Hague reached on an infield single to shortstop, scoring two as Clem never stoppedrunning with two outs and scored all the way from second without a throw to the plate.
The Huskies and Bears play again Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The game will air live on KKNW AM-1150. That radio broadcast, as well as live stats, is also available on the internet via gohuskies.com.
LINESCOREPac-10 ConferenceWashington 5, California 1California 000 000 100 -- 1 1 1Washington 000 010 40X -- 5 7 0Adam Gold, Matt Swanson (7), Alex Trafton (7) and GarrettBussiere. Tim Lincecum and Joey Dunn. W - Lincecum (6-4). L -Gold (5-4). 2B - Cal, Brennan Boesch; UW, Matt Hague,Brent Lillibridge, Mike Rundle. T - 2:13. A - 451.
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