Lincecum Named National Pitcher Of The Week

Feb. 20, 2006

SEATTLE - Tim Lincecum, a junior on the Washington baseball team, was honored as a National Player of the Week today by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Lincecum, a right-hander from Liberty High in Renton, broke the UW career strikeouts record last Friday in a 7-3 win over Cal State Northridge. He tied a career high with 15 striketouts over only six innings and took the top spot on the Husky career chart, passing the old mark of 303 (Jeff Heaverlo, 1997-99).

In his six innings Friday, Lincecum allowed only three hits and one run while walking four. He struck out three in an inning on three occassions and two in his other three innings of work.

Lincecum was twice named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball during his freshman season in 2004. This week, he shared the honor with UCLA pitcher David Huff, Old Dominion pitcher Jason Godin, TCU lefty Brad Furnish and Chapman outfielder Tyler Dean.

Today, the Huskies close out a four-game series vs. Cal State Northridge. First pitch at Matador Field is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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