Lincecum Named Pac-10 Pitcher & Freshman Of The Year
June 3, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford sophomore infielder Jed Lowrie was named the 2004 Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Year, while Washington freshmanright-hander Tim Lincecum earned Pitcher and Freshman of the Yearhonors in a vote by the Conference baseball coaches. UCLA skipperGary Adams earned the Coach of the Year honor after guiding theBruins to their best finish since 2000, Commissioner Tom Hansenannounced today.
Lincecum, from Renton, Wash., is the first player ever in Pac-10history to be named both Pitcher and Freshman of the Year in thesame season. Lincecum led the league with 151 strikeouts, and keptopposing batters to an average of just .210, also a Pac-10 best thisyear. His 3.49 ERA was fourth-best in the league and he was one ofonly six pitchers to pitch over 100 innings during the regular season,notably the only freshman to do so. If Lincecum finishes the seasonwith the most strikeouts, he will be the first freshman since USC's BillBordley in 1977 to lead the league in strikeouts.
Three Huskies earned first-team All-Pac-10. Sophomore outfielderBrent Lillibridge (Everett/Mill Creek HS) was named for the secondyear in a row while junior first baseman Kyle Larsen(Redmond/Eastlake HS) and sophomore outfielder Zach Clem(Burlington/Burlington-Edison HS) were both named for the first time.
Lowrie, from Salem, Ore., led the Conference with a .407 battingaverage, 16 home runs, 47 walks, 163 total bases, a .755 sluggingpercentage and an on base percentage of .513. Lowrie also had thesecond most runs scored (68) and RBI (66), and was third in the Pac-10 with 88 hits and 19 doubles. Earlier this season, Lowrie was namedNational Player of the Week by NCBWA (National College BaseballWriters Association). He is also a Dick Howser Award semifinalist andwas one of nine Pac-10 players to be invited to the USA Baseball TeamTrials this summer.
Adams earns his third Pac-10 Coach of the Year award after leadingthe Bruins to the postseason for the first time since 2000. Predicted tofinish seventh in the Conference this season, Adams took last year'steam that posted a losing record and helped them capture third placein the Conference with a 14-10, 33-27 finish. In 30 years at the helm
of the UCLA program, Adams has posted a 982-821-5 record. Thisseason he was named to be inducted into the American BaseballCoaches Association Hall of Fame on Jan., 7 2005. This will be Adamslast season at UCLA as he has announced that he will retire at theconclusion of the season.
Complete list of Conference honors:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jed Lowrie, STANFORD
PITCHER AND FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Tim Lincecum, WASHINGTON
COACH OF THE YEAR
Gary Adams, UCLA
Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt HometownJonny Ash STAN INF Sr. 5-9 180 Oakland, Calif.Travis Buck ASU 1B So. 6-3 210 Richland, Wash.Zach Clem WASH OF So. 6-1 200 Burlington, Wash.Jeff Clement (2) USC C So. 6-1 205 Marshalltown, IowaTrevor Crowe ARIZ INF So. 6-0 190 Portland, Ore.Jacoby Ellsbury OSU OF So. 6-1 180 Madras, Ore.Brian Hall STAN OF Sr. 6-0 185 Carlsbad, N.M.Casey Janssen UCLA RHP Sr. 6-4 210 Huntington Beach, Calif.Ian Kennedy USC RHP Fr. 6-0 180 Huntington Beach, Calif.Kyle Larsen WASH 1B Jr. 6-5 245 Redmond, Wash.Brent Lillibridge (2) WASH OF So. 5-9 170 Everett, Wash.Donny Lucy STAN C Jr. 6-3 210 Fallbrook, Calif.Ryan McCarthy UCLA INF Jr. 6-3 200 Thousand Oaks, Calif.Aaron Mathews OSU OF Jr. 5-10 195 John Day, Ore.John Mayberry STAN 1B Jr. 6-5 225 Kansas City, Mo.David O'Hagan STAN RP Sr. 6-1 195 Wayzata, Minn.Dustin Pedroia (3) ASU INF Jr. 5-8 180 Woodland, Calif.Jake Postlewait (2) OSU LHP Sr. 6-0 190 Corvallis, Ore.Danny Putnam (2) STAN OF Jr. 5-10 200 Escondido, Calif.Mark Romanczuk (2) STAN LHP So. 6-1 195 Newark, Del.Jason Urquidez ASU RHP Jr. 6-1 165 Simi Valley, Calif.(2) - Two-time All-Conference selection.(3) - Three-time All-Conference selection.
Honorable Mention: Josh Asanovich, Jr., ASU; Brandon Averill, Sr.,UCLA; Erik Averill, So., ASU; Trent Baysinger, Sr., WASH; Pat Bresnehan,Fr., ASU; Jon Brewster, Sr., USC; Jordan Brown, So., ARIZ; Bryce Chamberlain,Jr., WSU; Chris Cook, Jr., ASU; Colin Curtis, Fr., ASU; Chris Denove, So., UCLA;Jason Donald, Fr., ARIZ; Will Fenton, Jr., WASH; Jason Freeman, Jr., WSU;Baron Frost, So., USC; Sam Fuld, Sr., STAN; Jeff Gilmore, So., STAN; Adam Gold,So., CAL; Tuffy Gosewisch, Jr., ASU; Preston Griffin, Sr., UCLA; KevinGunderson, Fr., OSU; John Hardy, Jr., ARIZ; Billy Hart, So., USC; AaronHathaway, Jr., WASH; Nick Hundley, So., ARIZ; Jesse Ingram, Jr., CAL;Greg Isaacson, Sr., WASH; Jeff Larish, Jr., ASU; Aaron MacKenzie, Sr.,WSU; Brett McMillan, So., UCLA; John Meloan, So., ARIZ; Richard Mercado, Jr.,ARIZ; Jay Miller, So, WSU; Michael Moon, Sr., USC; Jeff Mousser, Sr., ASU; DavidNicholson, Jr., CAL; John Otness, Sr., WASH; Joe Persichina, Fr., ASU;Grant Richardson, Jr., WSU; Paul Richie, Sr., OSU; Kaeo Rubin, Jr., WSU; BlakeSharpe, So., USC; Mike Sveltic, Sr., INF; Matt Thayer, Jr., UCLA; Aaron Trolia,Sr., WSU; Jeff Van Houten, Jr., ARIZ; Nick Walsh, Sr., ASU; David Weiner, Sr.,CAL; Wes Whisler, Jr., UCLA; Zechry Zinicola, Fr., RHP.