Lincecum Fans 14 As Huskies Beat BYU, 10-1
April 13, 2006
SEATTLE - Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum struck out 14 and allowed only one hitover six innings to run his scoreless innings streak to 34 and two-thirds innings as theHuskies beat BYU, 10-1, Thursday night in a rainy, non-conference game at HuskyBallpark.
Lincecum, a junior from Renton's Liberty High, improved his record to 8-2 with the win.The only hit he allowed was a one-out double in the fourth by BYU shortstop MarcoVillezcas and he walked only one.
Lincecum, who leads the nation with 123 strikeouts, fanned the side in order in the first,second and sixth innings. Over his last 48 innings, he's allowed only 13 hits and oneearned run.
The UW (23-13), who put runners at first and third with no outs in the first but didn'tscore, loaded the bases with no outs in the third. After a ground ball to first resulted in thelead runner being cut down at the plate, another fielder's choice groundout fromCurt Rindal sent home Matt Hague from third to give the UW a 1-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, the Huskies broke the game open with six runs. Ryan Andersonchopped a single to left to lead off and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Later in theinning, UW left fielder Zach Clem belted a double off the center field wall to drive in twomore. After Matt Lane was hit by a pitch, Curt Rindal doubled to left-center to send hometwo more, and Matt Stevens' single plated Rindal, giving the Huskies a 7-0 lead.
In the fifth, the Huskies got an RBI single from Hague and a run-scoring double fromClem to increase the lead to 9-0.
BYU (14-19) scored its first run in the top of the seventh when first baseman JeffHiestand belted a one-out solo homer off of Husky reliever Nick Haughian. Huskyfreshman Danny Cox answered in the bottom of the seventh with a solo shot to right, hisfirst homer as a Husky.
Cougars starter Mitch Woolf, making his first start of the season, took the loss to fall to0-1. He allowed five runs on three hits over three and two-thirds innings.
Washington got two doubles and three RBI each from Clem and Rindal. Hague was 1-for-1 with three walks and three stolen bases. Husky reliever Richie Lentz, in his secondinning of work since returning from elbow surgery, struck out the side in order in theeighth. UW pitchers combined for 20 strikeouts.
Friday, the Huskies and Cougars play at 6:30 p.m. in the second game of the series. Alive video broadcast of the game will be available at gohuskies.com, as will live statistics.Saturday's noon finale will feature an audio broadcast.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 10, Brigham Young 1BYU 000 000 100 -- 1 2 3Washington 001 620 00x -- 10 10 0Mitch Woolf, James Platt (4), Jake Wortham (6) and J.T.Musso. Tim Lincecum, Nick Haughian (7), Richie Lentz (8),Brandon McKerney (9) and Matt Lane, Joey Dunn (8). W -Lincecum (8-2). L - Woolf (0-1). 2B - BYU, MarcosVillezcas; UW, Zach Clem 2, Curt Rindal 2. HR - BYU, JeffHiestand (5); UW, Danny Cox (1). T - 2:28. A - 321.