Nov. 28, 2006
HOUSTON - Junior Elliott Cribby was one of 62 pitchers, and one of only two from the Pac-10 Conference, named to the Roger Clemens Award preseason watch list, the Greater Houston Baseball Association announced today. The Clemens Award is given annually to the nation's top college pitcher.
Cribby, a right-hander from Redmond, Wash., served as the Huskies' closer much of last year. He's expected to return to that role or to serve as a top starter for the UW in 2007. Last season, Cribby earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention after going 7-6 with a 3.76 earned run average and 10 saves, second-most in the Pac-10.
Cribby, a Lake Washington High graduate who transferred to the UW from Columbia Basin College, appeared in 29 games last season, starting five. He is one of only two pitchers from the Pac-10 to make the watch list, alongside Eddie Kunz of Oregon State.
Last season, Husky ace Tim Lincecum was a finalist for the Roger Clemens Award, which went to North Carolina's Andrew Miller.
The Huskies, under 15th-year head coach Ken Knutson, open the 2007 season Feb. 16 with the first game of a three-game series at Cal Poly.