Lincecum Earns Fifth National Honor

April 17, 2006

SEATTLE - For the fifth time in 10 weeks this season, Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum has been named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Lincecum, a junior right-hander from Renton's Liberty High School, threw six shutout innings in last Thursday's 10-1 win over Brigham Young. He allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out 14 batters and increased his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 34 and two-thirds. Over his last 48 innings, Lincecum has surrendered only 13 hits and one earned run. He leads the nation with 123 strikeouts.

For the season, Lincecum is 8-2 with a 1.52 earned run average. Over 77 innings, he's allowed only 35 hits while striking out 123.

Sharing the player of the week honor with Lincecum were Vanderbilt third baseman Pedro Alvarez, New Mexico first baseman Chris Carlson, Virgina pitcher Mike Ballard and Old Dominion pitcher Jason Godin.

Today, the Huskies take on Portland at 3:00 p.m. at Joe Etzel Stadium. Friday through Sunday, the UW returns to Pac-10 play with a three-game series at No. 22 USC.