Lincecum Earns National Team Invitation

June 2, 2004

SEATTLE - Washington freshman pitcher Tim Lincecum was one of nine college baseball players that received an invitation to participate in the 2004 USA Baseball National Team Trials, to be held June 20-26 in the Durham, North Carolina. The USA Baseball National Team will be selected from a pool of up to 36 players, of which 28 have now been determined. The official 20-man team roster will be selected following the trials, and announced on June 27.

Lincecum, the Husky ace from Renton's Liberty High School, enters the NCAA tournament with a 10-2 record and a 3.49 earned run average. During the season, he broke the UW record with 151 strikeouts, second-best in the nation this year. He was also named a National Pitcher of the Week twice.

The 2004 USA Baseball National Team will open play on Wednesday evening, June 23 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 7:00 pm vs Canada. Team USA will also play an additional seven games in Durham, along with several more domestic exhibition games prior to representing the United States at 2004 II FISU World University Baseball Championships in Chinese Taipei, July 23-August 1.

Last season, outfielder Brent Lillibridge became the most recent Husky to play on the national team, starting in center field for Team USA all last summer and helping the Americans to a silver medal at the Pan Am Games in the Domincan Republic.

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