Washington's Lincecum Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Year

Washington's Lincecum Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Year
SEATTLE - Washington's record-setting Tim Lincecum has been named the Pac-10 pitcher of the year for the second time in three seasons.

The junior from Renton, Wash., leads the nation with 12 wins and 199 strikeouts. Both are Washington records. His 491 career strikeouts are the most in Pac-10 history. Lincecum also owns Husky records with 30 career wins, the 491 strikeouts and 342 innings.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Lincecum was named national pitcher of the week five times in 10 weeks this season. He is a semifinalist for the 2006 Roger Clemens Award as college baseball's best pitcher.

His outstanding season has Seattle-area fans hoping the hometown Mariners will choose Lincecum in Tuesday's major league draft. The pitching-needy Mariners have the fifth overall selection, and Lincecum is widely expected to be chosen in the top half of the first round.

He also won Pac-10 pitcher of the year and freshman of the year in 2004. Before that, no Husky had been conference pitcher of the year.

Also Wednesday, Washington senior outfielder Zach Clem, junior first baseman Curt Rindal and sophomore Matt Hague were named to the All-Pac-10 first team.