Lincecum Two-Hits #13 ASU In 8-0 Win
April 7, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. - Tim Lincecum ran his string of consecutive scoreless innings to 28 andtwo-thirds, striking out 12 in his second consecutive two-hit, complete-game shutout asthe Washington baseball team blanked No. 13 Arizona State, 8-0, Friday in the first of athree-game Pac-10 series at Packard Stadium.
Lincecum, a junior from Liberty High, moved to 7-2 with the victory. Both hits hesurrendered were doubles. He walked four and hit one batter.
With his 12 strikeouts, Lincecum now has 109 on the year, marking the third straightseason that he has reached the 100-K plateau. Aside from Lincecum, only two other UWpitchers have struck out 100 or more in a season.
Lincecum also became only the third pitcher in Pac-10 history to strike out 400 batters ina career. With an 401, he's 48 short of conference record-holder Rik Currier, who fanned449 in his four seasons at USC (1998-2001).
Husky first baseman Curt Rindal, who went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in each of hislast two plate appearances, saw his hitting streak end at 21 games.
Washington (22-11 overall, 4-3 Pac-10) scored the game's first run in the top of thesecond inning. With Danny Cox and Bradley Boyer aboard on two-out singles, Jake Rifegrounded a ball under the glove of ASU second baseman Eric Sogard for an error thatallowed Cox to score.
In the fourth, the Huskies took advantage of two errors from Devils shortstop JoePersichina to score three runs. With Zach Clem at second with one down, Matt Stevensreached on a Persichina error. Cox, then next hitter, then grounded what looked to be aninning-ending double play ball to short, but Persichina was once again unable to field itcleanly, allowing Clem to score.
After a strikeout, Rife followed with a single, chopped over the third baseman, to drive inthe two runners to give the Huskies a 4-0 lead.
In the fifth, Clem lined his league-leading 14th home run of the season down the left-fieldline to increase the lead to 5-0. In the eighth, the UW added a sixth run on a Boyersacrifice fly. In the ninth, Washington used two more ASU errors to tack on two moreruns. The Devils finished the game with six errors, all leading to Husky runs.
ASU starter Pat Bresnehan (3-2) took the loss, despite allowing only one earned run overhis five innings. The Devils dropped to 23-10 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-10 with the loss.
Saturday, the Huskies and Sun Devils play at noon. The game will air live in the Seattlearea on KKNW AM-1150 and, Monday at noon, on tape delay on FSN.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameWashington 8, #13 Arizona State 0Washington 010 310 012 -- 8 9 1Arizona State 000 000 000 -- 0 2 6Tim Lincecum and Matt Lane. Pat Bresnehan, Brett Bruneeland Preston Paramore, C.J. Retherford (8). W - Lincecum (7-2). L - Bresnehan (3-2). 2B - UW, Zach Clem, Matt Hague;ASU, Brett Wallace, Ike Davis. HR - UW, Clem (14). T -2:34. A - 2,429.