Jan. 24, 2007
SEATTLE - Former Washington pitcher Tim Lincecum will be presented the Golden Spikes Award trophy at halftime of the Huskies' men's basketball game vs. Oregon State this Sat., Jan. 27. Representatives from USA Baseball will present the trophy, considered the most prestigious honor in amateur baseball, in a ceremony at center court.
Lincecum, a product of Liberty High School in Renton, Wash., wrapped up his three-year Husky career last spring having re-written much of the Husky record book. Last season alone, he led the nation and broke his own UW record with 199 strikeouts in 125.1 innings. He also set a school record with 12 victories, finishing 12-4 with a 1.94 earned run average.
Lincecum was also a finalist for three other major college baseball awards and was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper six times. He was named the Golden Spikes winner last June. At the conclusion of the 2006 season, he was honored as the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year (an honor he also won in 2004) and was a unanimous first-team All-American.
Lincecum also completed his Husky tenure as the programs' career record holder in wins (30), strikeouts (491), starts (51) and innings pitched (342.0).
Lincecum became the UW's highest draft pick ever when the San Francisco Giants selected him with the 10th overall pick. After a brief stint at Salem-Keizer (Ore.) in the Northwest League, he moved on to San Jose in the California League (high-Class A).
In his first season as a professional (counting his stats from both teams), he started a total of eight games, going 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA. Over 31.2 innings, he allowed only 14 hits and six earned runs while walking 12 and striking out 58.
Lincecum will report for the Giants' big-league spring training camp next month in Scottsdale, Ariz., participating as a non-roster invitee.
The UW-OSU men's basketball game gets underway at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Bank of America Arena. The Husky baseball team, which opened spring practice last week, opens the 2007 season Feb. 16 at Cal Poly.