Lincecum Earns Fourth National Honor
April 3, 2006
SEATTLE - For the fourth time in the last eight weeks, Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum has been named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Lincecum, the junior from Liberty High in Renton, had perhaps his best-ever performance in last Friday's 5-0 win over UCLA. In a nine-inning, two-hit shutout, Lincecum struck out a career-high 18 batters, including the first seven of the game. He walked only one and allowed only two balls out of the infield, both in the eighth inning.
Over his last 32 innings, Lincecum has allowed only 10 hits and one earned run while striking out 44. He leads the Pac-10 in strikeouts (95) and opponent batting average (.159), shares the league lead with six wins and is fourth in earned run average (1.92)
Also earning mention as Collegiate Baseball National Players of the Week were Florida Atlantic pitcher Mickey Storey, Franklin Pierce pitcher Daniel Fournier, Wake Forest first baseman Allan Dykstra and Clemson first baseman Andy D'Alessio.
The Huskies (20-11) close out a four-game homestand Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. vs. Portland before traveling to face Arizona State this weekend in Tempe.