Lincecum Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Year

May 31, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington junior Tim Lincecum was named the Pac-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Year today while Huskies Zach Clem, Matt Hague and Curt Rindal were all named to the All-Pac-10 first team.

Lincecum, from Renton's Liberty High, was also named the conference's Pitcher of the Year as a freshman in 2004. This season, the right-hander finished the season 12-4 with a 1.94 earned run average. In his 125.1 innings, he allowed only 75 hits and struck out 199 batters. His 12 wins are third-most in the nation and he easily leads the NCAA with his 199 strikeouts. He set school records for season and career wins, season and career strikeouts and is the Pac-10's career strikeouts lead with 491.

Clem, a senior outfielder from Burlington, Wash., led the Huskies with 20 homers in 2006, most in the Pac-10. He batted .304 with a team-high 53 runs batted in. Clem was also named to the first team as a sophomore in 2004.

Hague, a sophomore from Kent, and Rindal, a junior from Mt. Vernon, both were named to the first team for the first time. Hague, the Huskies' right fielder, led the team in batting with his .381 average. He also had a team-high 86 hits, 53 runs and eight stolen bases to go with 17 doubles, six homers and 45 runs batted in. Rindal, a first baseman, batted .350 with 10 homers and 48 runs batted in. He led the team with 21 doubles.

Additionally, UW sophomore reliever Elliott Cribby (Redmond, Wash.) and junior catcher Matt Lane (Port Angeles, Wash.) earned honorable mention. Cribby was 7-6 with a 3.76 ERA and 10 saves while Lane batted .268 with 12 homers and 43 RBI.

Here's the entire 2006 All-Pac-10 baseball team:

ALL-PAC-10 TEAM

Name             School Pos  Yr  Ht   Wt  HometownHector Ambriz      UCLA DH   Jr. 6-2  210 Placentia, Calif.Ryan Babineau      UCLA C    Fr. 6-2  195 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.Darwin Barney       OSU IF   So. 5-10 175 Beaverton, Ore.Dallas Buck (2)     OSU P    Jr. 6-3  210 Newberg, Ore.Zach Clem (2)      WASH OF   Sr. 6-1  215 Burlington, Wash.Colin Curtis        ASU OF   Jr. 6-2  200 Issaquah, Wash.Matt Cusick         USC IF   So. 5-10 190 Mission Viejo, Calif.Ike Davis           ASU P/OF Fr. 6-2  200 Scottsdale, Ariz.Cole Gillespie      OSU OF   Jr. 6-1  200 West Linn, Ore.Kevin Gunderson (2) OSU RP   Jr. 5-10 165 Portland, Ore.Matt Hague         WASH OF   So. 6-3  223 Kent, Wash.Cyle Hankerd        USC OF   Jr. 6-2  205 Covina, Calif.Dave Huff          UCLA P    Jr. 6-2  210 Huntington Beach, Calif.Tim Lincecum (3)   WASH P    Jr. 6-0  165 Renton, Wash.Jay Miller          WSU OF   Sr. 5-9  176 Bellevue, Wash.Chris Minaker      STAN IF   Sr. 6-0  195 Lynnwood, Wash.Brandon Morrow      CAL P    Jr. 6-3  190 Rohnert Park, Calif.Jonah Nickerson (2) OSU P    Jr. 6-1  195 Oregon City, Ore.Preston Paramore    ASU C    Fr. 6-2  195 Allen, TexasJared Prince        WSU P/OF Fr. 6-3  186 Poulsbo, Wash.Curt Rindal        WASH 1B   Jr. 6-2  220 Mount Vernon, Wash.Eric Sogard         ASU IF   So. 5-9  170 Phoenix, Ariz.

(2) - Two-time All-Conference selection(3) - Three-time All-Conference selection

PLAYER OF THE YEARCole Gillespie, OREGON STATE

PITCHER OF THE YEARTim Linecum, WASHINGTON

DEFENSIVE PLAYER THE YEARChris Kunda, OREGON STATE

FRESHMAN OF THE YEARIke Davis, ARIZONA STATE

COACH OF THE YEARPat Casey, OREGON STATE

Honorable Mention: Daryl Arreola, Sr., ASU; Tony Barnette, Sr., ASU; Brennan Boesch, Jr., CAL; BrettBordes, Sr., ASU; Brad Boyer, Sr., ARIZ; Mitch Canham, So., OSU; Travis Coulter, Fr., WSU; JermaineCurtis, Fr., UCLA; Allen Craig, Sr., CAL; Brandon Crawford, Fr., UCLA; Elliott Cribby, So., WASH; JasonDonald, Jr., ARIZ; Hector Estrella, Jr., USC; Baron Frost, Sr., USC; John Gaston, Fr., ARIZ; Chris Jensen,RsSr., UCLA; Ian Kennedy, Jr., USC; Chris Kunda, Sr., OSU; Matt Lane, Jr., WASH; Chris Lewis, Sr.,STAN; Shea McFeeley, Sr., OSU; Matt Manship, Sr., STAN; Jim Murphy, So., WSU; Jeff Miller, Jr., WSU;Paul Oseguera, RsJr., UCLA; Greg Reynolds, Jr., STAN; Bill Rhinehart, Jr., ARIZ; Tyson Ross, Fr., CAL;Colt Sedbrook, So., ARIZ ; Blake Sharpe, Sr., USC; TJ Steele, Fr., ARIZ; Darin Vieira, Sr., USC; BrettWallace, Fr., ASU; Travis Webb, Jr., WSU.

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