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:
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.