Gilmore Out-Duels Lincecum In 2-1 UW Loss

April 22, 2005

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's Jeff Gilmore held the Washington baseball team to arun on only four hits and out-dueled UW ace Tim Lincecum as the 24th-ranked Cardinalbeat the Huskies, 2-1, in the first game of a three-game Pac-10 series Friday night atSunken Diamond.

Gilmore (6-1) threw his first complete game of the season, walking none and striking outnine along the way. After surrendering the lone Husky run in the sixth, he retired the last10 Husky hitters to close out the victory.

Lincecum (6-5) gave up only one earned run on four hits as the second run scored on anerror. The sophomore from Liberty High walked two and struck out 11 in the loss, hissecond straight complete-game effort.

The Cardinal, who were swept in a conference series for the first time since 1997 lastweekend at Arizona State, improved to 22-14 overall and 5-5 in Pac-10 play. Washingtonfell to 24-15 and 4-6 in the conference.

After neither team had managed to get a runner past second base through the first fiveinnings, the Huskies finally broke through in the top of the sixth. With two outs andnobody on, Brent Lillibridge blooped a double to shallow center field. After stealingthird, Lillibridge scored when Zach Clem laced a single through the left side, givingWashington a 1-0 edge.

Stanford, however, struck back quickly with two in the bottom of the sixth. After aleadoff single from Chris Lewis, Lincecum retired the next two batters before walkingJed Lowrie. Former Mariners' first-round draft pick John Mayberry, Jr. followed with adouble to the gap in right-center. After Lewis had scored, the Huskies had Lowrie out atthe plate, but the ball was jarred loose from UW catcher Joey Dunn's glove and Lowriescored to give the Cardinal a 2-1 lead.

The series continues Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. The game, as well as Sunday's 1:00 p.m.series finale, will air live in the Seattle area on KKNW AM-1150.

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference#24 Stanford 2, Washington 1Washington     000 001 000 -- 1 4 2Stanford       000 002 00X -- 2 4 0Tim Lincecum and Joey Dunn, D.J. Neyens (8). Jeff Gilmoreand John Hester. W - Gilmore (6-1). L - Lincecum (6-5). 2B- UW, Brent Lillibridge; SU, Jed Lowrie. T - 2:12. A - 1,777.
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