May 20, 2005
SEATTLE - Tim Lincecum struck out 13 in a complete game and the Huskies got three hits each from Zach Clem, Matt Hague and Nick Batkoski as the Washington baseball team beat No. 17 Arizona State, 6-4, Friday night at Husky Ballpark in the first game of a three-game Pac-10 series.
The win improved the Huskies' season record to 29-21 overall and 8-11 in the Pac-10 while ASU dropped to 30-21, 11-8 in the conference.
Lincecum earned the win to improve to 7-6 on the season. He allowed four runs on seven hits over his nine innings of work. Seven of his 13 strikeouts came on called third strikes.
ASU starter Erik Averill (8-4) lasted only two innings in the loss, surrendering four runs on six hits.
A two-run homer from ASU first baseman Zechry Zinicola in the second inning gave the Sun Devils a 2-0 lead.
In the third, Washington responded as the first eight batters in the inning reached base. With two on, Brent Lillibridge doubled to give the UW its first run. Clem followed with a two-run single to put the Huskies in front. the UW scored its final run of the inning on an RBI single from Batkoski.
Washington tacked on two more in the fourth on a run-scoring double from Hague and another RBI single from Batkoski.
ASU posted their third run in the fifth when Colin Curtis walked and eventually came around on a single from Jeff Larish. In the seventh, the Sun Devils loaded the bases on a single and two walks. Pinch hitter Rocky Laguna then drew a walk to force in a run, but Lincecum struck out Seth Dhaenens to end the inning with the Huskies still on top 6-4.
The series continues with 1:00 p.m. games both Saturday and Sunday. Live audio of both will air on gohuskies.com.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference Washington 6, #17 Arizona State 4 Arizona St. 020 010 100 -- 4 7 1 Washington 004 200 00X -- 6 13 0 Erik Averill, Pat Bresnehan (3), Ty Marotz (5), Brett Bordes (6) and Tuffy Gosewisch. Tim Lincecum and Joey Dunn. W - Lincecum (7-6). L - Averill (8-4). 2B - UW, Brent Lillibridge, Matt Hague. HR - ASU, Zechry Zinicola (2). T - 3:12. A - 619.