Lincecum Takes First Loss As San Diego Wins, 8-4
March 7, 2006
SEATTLE - Washington's Tim Lincecum suffered his first loss of the season as theHusky baseball team fell to the University of San Diego, 8-4, on a cold Tuesday night atHusky Ballpark.
Lincecum (3-1) gave up seven runs, though only three earned, on eight hits over five-plusinnings. He walked four and struck out eight and was removed from the game after thefirst three batters in the sixth reached base.
The Huskies fell to 12-5 on the season with the loss while San Diego improved to 9-8.
USD starter Ricardo Pecina (1-1) picked up the win. He worked five and one-thirdinnings, allowing three runs on nine hits and one walk while fanning five. Josh Butler, theToreros' top starting pitcher, threw the eighth and ninth to pick up his first save.
The Toreros scored the game's first runs in the third inning. With Josh Romanski onboard via a leadoff walk, center fielder Justin Snyder belted his first home run of the yearto right field, giving the visitors a 2-0 advantage.
Later in the inning, Kevin Hansen walked and scored on a double from Steve Singleton.Then, after Keoni Ruth reached on an error and stole second to put runners at second andthird, Daniel Magness chopped a ball over the mound off of Lincecum's glove for asingle. However, once Lincecum got to the ball, his throw to first was off-line, allowingboth runners to score and increasing the Toreros' lead to 5-0.
In the bottom of the third, the Huskies got on the board when freshman shortstopBradley Boyer hit a one-out solo homer to left, his second of the year.
In the sixth, the Toreros got two more when Ryan Lilly reached on an error and scored ona double from Josh Romanski, who eventually came around on a sacrifice fly to increasethe USD lead to 7-1.
The UW scored two more in the sixth. After a single from Matt Lane and a double fromCurt Rindal put two aboard with one out, Kyle Conley singled to drive in one.Matt Stevens' fielder's choice groundout sent Rindal across to make it 7-3. In theseventh, Jake Rife singled to drive in Matt Hague, who had singled and stolen second.
Lane, the UW catcher, led the Husky hitters, going 3-for-4. Rindal, Boyer, Hague andConley added two hits apiece. USD got two hits apiece from Singleton, Romanski,Magness and Shane Buschini, whose two-out RBI double in the ninth tacked on theToreros' final run of the night.
The Huskies and Toreros complete the two-game series Wednesday with a 2:00 p.m.game. Live audio broadcasts and live stats of the game will be available atgohuskies.com.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameSan Diego 8, Washington 4San Diego 005 002 001 -- 8 10 0Washington 001 002 100 -- 4 12 3Ricardo Pecina, Russell Holzhauer (6), Josh Butler (8) andJordan Abruzzo. Tim Lincecum, Nick Hagadone (6) andMatt Lane. W - Pecina (1-1). L - Lincecum (3-1). Sv -Butler (1). 2B - USD, Steve Singleton, Josh Romanski, ShaneBuschini; UW, Lane, Curt Rindal. HR - USD, Justin Snyder(1); UW, Bradley Boyer (2). T - 3:04. A - 285.