Lincecum Earns First-Team All-America

June 2, 2006

TUCSON, Ariz. - Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America first team while Husky outfielder Matt Hague was selected to the third team, Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced today.

Lincecum, who was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year and one of five finalists for the Golden Spikes Award earlier this week, was one of six pitchers named to the 17-man first team. The junior right-hander went 12-4 with a 1.94 earned run average and 199 strikeouts, most in the nation.

The junior from Liberty High School in Renton, Wash., broke the UW records for wins and strikeouts in a season and broke the Pac-10 career strikeouts record, finishing his third year at the UW with 491 career Ks.

Hague, a sophomore right fielder from Kent, Wash. (Kentwood HS), batted .381 with six home runs and 45 runs batted in. He led the Huskies with 86 hits, 53 runs scored and eight stolen bases and was named to the All-Pac-10 first team.

Collegiate Baseball named Cal State Fullerton's Wes Roemer and James Madison's Kellen Kulbacki co-Players of the Year. Roemer, who didn't walk a batter in his first 65.2 innings this season, heads into the NCAA postseason with an 11-1 record and a 2.01 ERA. Kulbacki batted .464 with 24 home runs.

Here's the 2006 Louisville Slugger All-America first-team, as chosen by Collegiate Baseball:

Name, School, Position
Wes Roemer, Cal State Fullerton, RHP
Tim Lincecum, Washington, RHP
Andrew Miller, North Carolina, LHP
Eddie Degerman, Rice, RHP
Wade LeBlanc, Alabama, LHP
Nick Schmidt, Arkansas, RHP
Don Czyz, Kansas, relief P
Matt McBride, Lehigh, C
Ryan Stieby, Kentucky, 1B
Drew Saylor, Kent State, 2B
Tyler Mach, Oklahoma State, 3B
Tom King, Troy, SS
Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison, OF
Cole Gillespie, Oregon State, OF
Drew Holder, Dallas Baptist, OF
Chris Carlson, New Mexico, DH
Brad Lincoln, Houston, UT

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