Lincecum Breaks Wins Record As UW Beats Arizona, 7-5

April 28, 2006

SEATTLE - Tim Lincecum became the winningest pitcher in Husky history Fridaynight, notching his 28th career victory as the Washington baseball team beat Arizona, 7-5, in a Pac-10 Conference series opener at Husky Ballpark.

Lincecum, who leads the nation in wins with his 10-2 record, broke a 26-year old markwith his 28th career victory, surpassing Mike Smith's record of 27, set between 1978 and1980. Lincecum threw eight innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits. Hewalked three and struck out 11.

Washington improved to 29-15 overall and 7-6 in the Pac-10 Conference with thevictory.

The Wildcats (19-21, 5-8) scored the game's first run in the second when right fielderBill Rhinehart led off the inning with his third home run of the season.

The Huskies replied with two in the bottom of the second. After two quick outs, RyanAnderson doubled and scored on a Matt Stevens single. After an error put runners at firstand second, a single from Brett Kaluza sent home Stevens to put the UW on top, 2-1.

In the top of the third, Arizona tied it at 2-2 when Jason Donald singled to drive in BradBoyer.

In the bottom of the third, Husky sophomore Matt Hague reached when he grounded aball of the pitcher's glove and then advanced to third on a pair of throwing errors after thedeflection. After a hit batter put runners at the corners, Hague scored on a fielder's choicegroundout by Curt Rindal.

Arizona had runners at second and third with two outs in the fifth when Wildcats secondbaseman Brad Boyer stole home to tie the score at 3-3. In the bottom of the fifth, Kaluzaled off with a triple and put the Huskies back on top, 4-3, when he scored on a sacrificefly from Matt Hague.

Washington upped the lead to 7-3 with three in the seventh. After Stevens led off theinning with his 13th home run of the season, the Huskies got two more later in the frameon a two-out, two run double from Zach Clem.

In the eighth, Arizona scored an unearned run and, in the ninth, Colt Sedbrook singled todrive in a fifth run, but closer Richie Lentz, who'd entered the game to start the ninth,held on to pick up the save.

Arizona starter Preston Guilmet (2-6) suffered the loss. He allowed seven runs (fiveearned) on nine hits over seven innings.

Kaluza led the Husky hitters, going 3-for-3 with two runs while Stevens had two hits.Boyer led Arizona with a pair of hits.

The series continues Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. game.

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameWashington 7, Arizona 5Arizona        011 010 011 -- 5 7 4Washington     021 010 30x -- 7 9 2Preston Guilmet, Cory Burns (8) and Konrad Schmidt.Tim Lincecum and Matt Lane. W - Lincecum (10-2). L -Guilmet (2-6). Sv - Lentz (1). 2B - UW, Ryan Anderson,Danny Cox, Zach Clem; UA, Brad Boyer. 3B - UW, BrettKaluza. HR - UA, Bill Rhinehart (3); UW, Matt Stevens (13).T - 2:21. A - 1,646.
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