Arizona's Brown, Washington's Lincecum Named Player and Pitcher of the Week
May 11, 2004
ARIZONA'S JORDAN BROWN NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WASHINGTON'S TIM LINCECUM NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA sophomore infielder Jordan Brown and WASHINGTON freshman right-handed pitcher Tim Lincecum, have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 4- 10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Brown, from Vacaville, Calif., had a tremendous weekend going 5-for-11 (.455) with five runs scored, three walks, three home runs and 10 RBI. After beginning the weekend 0-for-2 in the first game of the series versus UCLA, Brown bounced back in the 20-9 May 8 victory, finishing 4-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high seven RBI. It was his second multi-home run game of the season against the Bruins. Brown added his team-leading eighth home run the following day in the series clinching 11-2 win.
Lincecum, from Renton, Wash., picked up two wins against No. 1 ranked Stanford over the weekend, going a combined 10 innings with 15 strikeouts. In the May 7 game, Lincecum came into the game in the ninth inning and pitched two innings of relief, allowing no runs, two hits and striking out two, as UW went on to win 3-2 in the bottom of the 10th. In the 9-2 victory over the Cardinal on May 9, Lincecum worked a career-high eight innings with 13 strikeouts on the day. His 15 K's over the weekend moved his season total to 127, only four off UW's single-season record of 131 set by Jeff Heaverlo in 1999.
The Player of the Week honor is the first-ever for Brown and the 40th such honor for Arizona. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the second of the season for Lincecum and the 31st selection all-time for Washington.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Nick Batkoski, WASH; Kaeo Rubin, WSU. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: John Meloan, ARIZ; Aaron Trolia, WSU.
2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Brandon Averill, UCLA; Feb. 24- Dustin Pedroia, ASU; March 2- Travis Buck, ASU; March 9-Travis Buck, ASU; March 16- Zach Clem, WASH; March 23- Brian Horwitz, CAL; March 30- Zach Clem, WASH; April 6- Grant Richardson, WSU; April 13- Brian Hall, STAN; April 20- Danny Putnam, STAN; April 27- Aaron Hathaway, WASH; May 4- Brian Hall, STAN; May 11- Jordan Brown, ARIZ.
2004 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 17 - Aaron MacKenzie, WSU; Feb. 24- Jason Urquidez, ASU; March 2- Koley Kolberg, ARIZ; March 9- Mark Romanczuk, STAN; March 16- Tim Lincecum, WASH; March 23- Andy Baldwin, OSU; March 30- Michael Friedman, USC; April 6- Bret Butler, USC; April 13-Jeff Stimpson, STAN; April 20- Garrett Alwert, WSU; April 27- Kevin Gunderson, OSU; May 4- Scott Burns, ARIZ; May 11- Tim Lincecum, WASH.