Lincecum Named National Player Of The Week For Sixth Time
May 8, 2006
SEATTLE - Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum, who broke the Pac-10's career strikeouts record last Friday in a win at fifth-ranked Oregon State, has been named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper for the sixth time this season.
Lincecum, a junior from Liberty High in Renton, Wash., improved to 11-2 with last Friday's win at OSU. He struck out 16 over eight innings for a 6-4 victory. He leads the nation with 11 victories and 168 strikeouts, which breaks his own UW single-season record, which was 161 (2004).
His 16 strikeouts vs. the Beavers upped his career total to 460, 11 more than the old record of 449, set by USC's Rik Currier.
The Huskies (31-19 overall, 9-9 in the Pac-10) dropped out of the top-25 today after losing two of three at Oregon State last weekend. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the UW plays host to Portland in a pair of non-conference games at Husky Ballpark.
This weekend, Stanford (22-21, 7-11 Pac-10) comes to Seattle for a three-game series. Lincecum is scheduled to Friday, which is also 'Pack the Park' night as the UW will attempt to break its single-game attendance record. The game is a 'Family Friday' as $25 will buy four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas.