Lincecum, Lane, Clem Taken In MLB Draft

June 6, 2006

SEATTLE - Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum today became the highest-drafted Husky baseball player ever when he was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 10th pick of the first round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Additionally, catcher Matt Lane and outfielder Zach Clem were drafted, by the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers respectively, both in the 11th round.

Lincecum, a junior right-hander from Renton's Liberty High, was a 2006 first-team All-America and a two-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year (2004, 2006). He completed his third Husky season last month as the UW's single-season record-holder in wins (12) and strikeouts (199) and career record-holder in wins (30), strikeouts (491), innings (342) and starts (51). His 491 career strikeouts are also a Pac-10 record.

He finished the 2006 season 12-4 with a 1.94 earned run average and 199 strikeouts in 125 innings.

Former Husky Jeff Heaverlo, who was chosen by the Mariners with the 33rd overall pick in the supplemental round (between rounds one and two) of the 1999 draft, was the highest-drafted UW baseball player prior to today.

Lane, a junior from Port Angeles, Wash. (Port Angeles HS), was chosen by the Blue Jays with the 330th overall selection. The left-handed hitting catcher batted .268 with 12 home runs and 43 runs batted in during the 2006 season. He started 56 of the Huskies' 61 games, including 50 behind the plate.

Clem, a senior from Burlington, Wash. (Burlington-Edison HS), was selected by the Brewers two picks after Lane, as the 332nd selection. As a senior in 2006, Clem batted .304 with 20 homers and 53 RBI. He led the conference in home runs and was named to the All-Pac-10 first team.

The first 18 rounds of the draft, which goes for 50 rounds total, were completed today. The 19th round will get underway Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Live coverage of the draft is available at

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