Huskies Shut Out UCLA, 6-0, Behind Lincecum, Hague
May 27, 2005
LOS ANGELES - Tim Lincecum took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and freshmanright fielder Matt Hague went 4-for-5 as the Washington baseball team shut out UCLA,6-0, Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Lincecum (8-6) ended up allowing two hits over seven innings, walking five and strikingout 11 for the victory. Reliever Matt Kasser faced the minimum over the final twoinnings to finish the shutout.
Lincecum lost the no-hitter with one out in the seventh when UCLA catcher ChrisDenove doubled off the right-field wall.
Husky shortstop Brent Lillibridge, a junior from Jackson High, broke the UW careerdoubles record. With two on the night, Lillibridge now has 51 two-baggers, breaking themark of 50 held by former Husky shortstop Tila Reynolds (2000-03).
Washington (31-22 overall, 10-12 in Pac-10 play) took a quick lead in the first as Haguebelted a two-out solo homer to left, his eighth home run of the season.
The Huskies tacked on two more in the fourth. Hague singled and Zach Clem doubled toopen the inning, putting runners at second and third with no outs. Kyle Larsen andNick Batkoski followed with a groundout and a sacrifice fly, respectively, giving theHuskies a 3-0 lead.
In the fourth, Washington got a two-out rally started with a double from Lillibridge.Hague followed with a double and the UW lead increased to 4-0.
Washington got its fifth run in the sixth when designated hitter Matt Lane belted a solohomer, his fourth of the year and first since returning from an injury that had him out ofthe batting order for nearly five weeks.
In the seventh, Lillibridge broke the record with his second double of the night andHague followed with his fourth hit and third RBI of the evening, singling through theright side to plate Lillibridge.
Starter Hector Ambriz (3-7) took the loss for the Bruins (15-39, 4-18), allowing six runson nine hits over seven innings.
Saturday's game will begin at 2:00 p.m., rescheduled from its original 6:00 p.m. start.Sunday's game, the last of the regular season, gets underway at 1:00 p.m. Live stats andaudio for both games will be available at gohuskies.com.
LINESCOREPac-10 ConferenceWashington 6, UCLA 0Washington 100 211 100 -- 6 10 1UCLA 000 000 000 -- 0 2 1Tim Lincecum, Matt Kasser (8) and Joey Dunn, D.J. Neyens(8). Hector Ambriz, Brendan Lafferty (8) and Chris Denove.W - Lincecum (8-6). L - Ambriz (3-7). 2B - UW, Zach Clem,Brent Lillibridge 2, Matt Hague. HR - UW, Hague (8),Matt Lane (4). T - 2:49. A - 356.