Arizona State's Travis Buck, Washington's Tim Lincecum named Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week
March 1, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE junior outfielder Travis Buck and WASHINGTON sophomore right-handed pitcher Tim Lincecum have been named Pac-10 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for the week of February 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Buck, from Richland, Wash., emerged from his early-season slump with a torrid weekend at the plate against No. 8 Baylor. The preseason All-American torched the Bear pitching staff, hitting .571 (8-for-14) with six runs and six RBI as the Sun Devils took two of three in the series. Buck started the weekend going 2-for-4 and lifted the Devils to a 5-3 victory with a grand slam home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. He followed that performance going 4-for-5 on Saturday and 2-for-5 in the series finale. Overall, Buck is hitting .307 (23-for-75) with four doubles, one home run, 10 RBI and four stolen bases. He has recorded at least one hit in 14 of 18 games this season, including seven multi-hit games.
Lincecum, from Renton, Wash., threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout to beat No. 11 Texas A&M at College Station, 1-0. Lincecum went the distance in the scheduled seven-inning game, allowing two hits and no runs, while walking only one and striking out eight. It was the first complete game and the first shutout of his career. Lincecum was named the 2004 Pac-10 Pitcher and Freshman of the Year after leading the Conference with 161 strikeouts last season.
The Player of the Week honor is the fourth for Buck, while it is the 75th such honor for Arizona State. The Pitcher of the Week honor is the third for Lincecum and the 32nd selection all-time for Washington.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Brennan Boesch, CAL; Jacoby Ellsbury, OSU; Chris Minaker, STAN; Brett McMillan, UCLA; Jay Miller, WSU.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Jason Urquidez, ASU; Eric Dworkis, CAL; Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Hector Ambriz, UCLA; Wayne Daman Jr., WSU.
2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 15 - Chris Errecart, CAL; Feb. 22 - Trevor Crowe, ARIZ; Mar. 1 - Travis Buck, ASU.
2005 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 15 - Brant Rustich , UCLA; Feb. 22 - Anton Maxwell, OSU; Mar. 1 - Tim Lincecum, WASH.