Lincecum Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week
April 19, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona State junior outfielder Travis Buck and Washington sophomore right-handedpitcher Tim Lincecum have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Weekfor the week of April 12-18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Lincecum, from Renton, Wash., threw a one-hit complete game in the Huskies' 5-1 winover California on April 15. It was the first nine-inning complete game of his career.Lincecum took a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a one-out RBI double. For thegame, he threw nine innings, allowing one hit, one run (earned) and three walks whilestriking out 11. The 2004 Pac-10 Freshman and Pitcher of the Year, Lincecum currentlyleads the Huskies in ERA (2.94, 6th Pac-10), opposing batting average (.179, 1st),innings pitched (67.1, 5th), and strikeouts (80, 3rd), and is tied for the team lead in wins(6, t4th).
Buck, from Richland, Wash., helped the Sun Devils to a series sweep over nationallyranked Stanford, hitting .462 (6-for-13) with four runs scored, one double, one home runand six RBI. He also stole a base and recorded a 1.269 OPS (slugging + on-basepercentage). Buck recorded multi-hit games in each victory over the Cardinal, providingthe heroics with a two-run, game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning inASU's 6-5 come-from-behind win on April 16. He also had a three-run double in the SunDevils' 10-9 win on April 17. After batting only .246 through the first 15 games of theseason, Buck has heated up, going 49-for-116 (.422) over the last 25 games. Overall,Buck is second on the Sun Devils squad hitting .362 (64-for-177) with 15 doubles, threehome runs and 32 RBI. He leads the team with 21 multi-hit games and is hitting .375 (15-for-40) in nine Pac-10 games.
The Player of the Week honor is the fifth of Buck's career, the second this season, whileit is the 76th such honor for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the fourthfor Lincecum, his second of the year, and the 33rd selection all-time for Washington.