Lincecum Fans 15 In Win Over Loyola Marymount

March 12, 2004

SEATTLE - Junior first baseman Kyle Larsen's grand slam highlighted a six-run first inning and freshmanTim Lincecum struck out 15 batters in six innings as the Washington baseball team cruised to a 10-1 win over Loyola Marymount Friday night at Husky Ballpark in the first game of a three-gameseries.

Loyola Marymount (11-5) saw its six-game winning streak come to and end. Washington improved to 8-4-1 on the year.

Lincecum, who fanned 11 batters over six innings in a win over Missouri last weekend, held theLions hitless through the first five innings. After allowing only three balls to be put in play throughfive, he ran into trouble in the sixth. After a hit batter and walk broke a streak of 13 straight battersretired, Lincecum surrendered his first hit of the night on a liner to left from Joe Frazee.

With the bases loaded, Lincecum walked Jonathan Higashi to force in a run, but then came back tostrike out the next three LMU batters in order.

Lincecum, a 5-foot-11 righty from Renton's Liberty High, finished the game having allowed theone run on one hit and four walks over six innings. He struck out three in an inning three timesand fanned two in the three other innings he threw. Only four LMU batters put the ball in play.

Washington jumped on LMU ace Will Quaglieri in the first, scoring six runs. The Huskies loadedthe bases on singles from Brent Lillibridge and Greg Isaacson and a walk to Aaron Hathaway.After a fielder's choice groundout from Matt Lane drove in one, Zach Clem walked to load thebases again. Larsen followed with a grand slam on a hard line drive to right, his first homer of theyear.

On the next offering from Quaglieri, senior third baseman John Otness homered to left, his fourthof the season, to stake Washington with a 6-0 lead.

In the fourth, Lillibridge walked to lead off and Isaacson, the Huskies' senior second baseman,knocked his second homer of the season. After an out, Lane doubled and Clem, a sophomore fromBurlington, belted his second home run of the year to straight away center, increasing the UW leadto 10-0.

Quaglieri, who entered the game with a 1.04 ERA having allowed only three earned runs in 26innings, suffered the loss to fall to 2-2 on the season.

Frazee finished the game with both of Loyola Marymount's two hits. Washington sophomorereliever Matt Kasser threw the final three innings of the game to record a save, his first.

Isaacson led the Huskies, going 3-for-5 with two RBI. Larsen went 2-for-3 with four batted in.

The Huskies and Lions continue the three-game series Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game.

LINESCOREWashington 10, Loyola Marymount 1LMU            000 001 000 --  1  2 0Washington     600 400 00x -- 10 14 0Will Quaglieri, Daniel Macias (5), Blake Feaser (7), Matthew Cova (8) and JonathanHigashi. Tim Lincecum, Matt Kasser (7) and Aaron Hathaway,Ben Johnson (7). W - Lincecum (2-0). L - Quaglieri (2-2). Sv -Kasser (1). 2B - UW, Matt Lane. HR - UW, Kyle Larsen (1),John Otness (4), Greg Isaacson (2), Zach Clem (2). T - 2:37. A -321. Records: LMU 11-5, UW 8-4-1.
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