NW Briefs: Lincecum tops Pac-10 pitchers
Washington's Tim Lincecum, who set several school and Pac-10 records this season, was named Pac-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday.
The right-hander from Liberty High School of Issaquah leads the nation with 12 victories and 199 strikeouts, both school records. He also set UW marks for career victories (30), career strikeouts (491), and career innings (342). Lincecum's 491 career strikeouts are the most in Pac-10 history.
Oregon State outfielder Cole Gillespie was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year, Arizona State's Ike Davis Freshman of the Year, and Oregon State second baseman Chris Kunda Defensive Player of the Year and Oregon State's Pat Casey Coach of the Year.
Three other Huskies joined Lincecum on the All-Pac-10 first team — senior outfielder Zach Clem, junior first baseman Curt Rindal and sophomore outfielder Matt Hague.
Washington State had two first-team picks — senior outfielder Jay Miller and freshman pitcher/outfielder Jared Prince.
Also on the first team were Arizona State's Colin Curtis, a junior outfielder from Issaquah , and Stanford's Chris Minaker, a senior infielder from Lynnwood.
UW golfers tied for 3rd
The Washington men's golf team is tied for third after one round of the NCAA Championships at the Crosswater Club in Sun River, Ore.
The top four Husky scores were a combined 7-under par for a 281 total to tie with Oklahoma State. Wake Forest is 11 under and leads at 277 and UCLA is second at 8-under 280.
Washington junior Alex Prugh is fourth individually after a first-round 67. Defending NCAA individual champion James Lepp is tied for ninth after a 3-under 69. Kyle Reifers of Wake Forest leads after a 7-under 65. The tournament continues through Saturday.
• MacKenzie Flynn, a sophomore point guard from Redmond who played at Idaho last season, is transferring to Western Washington.
• Michael Ricci, a former Newport of Bellevue standout, is one of eight players who will play men's soccer for Western Washington next season. Also added: MF Mitch Barrows from Ferndale, D Nick Saletto from Squalicum of Bellingham, GK Christian Warman from Sedro-Woolley, D Ben Coffey and MF Sean Connor of Mount Vernon; GK Michael Lockwood from Skagit Valley CC; and MF Shogo Kurihara from Whatcom CC.
• Senior Frank Prince of Puget Sound has been named to the All-District men's track/cross country team for the third successive year. Whitworth's Jeff Grassley and Pacific Lutheran's Erik Jensen also were honored.
• Discus thrower Jessica Telleria and pole vaulter Scott Romney were named Western Washington's Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
• Senior LeAnne McGahuey and junior Cameron Neel were named Athletes of the Year at Central Washington. McGahuey was GNAC Player of the Year in volleyball, and Woodinville's Neel won three GNAC titles in the shot put and discus.
• Columbia Basin of Pasco beat Lower Columbia of Longview 6-5 in 12 innings Tuesday to win the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges baseball title.
• Kevin Penner, a 15-year-old freshman from Eastlake of Sammamish, finished third out of 61 golfers in his age group of the Future Collegians World Tour National Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
2006 All-Pac-10 Team
Hector Ambriz, UCLA, dh; Ryan Babineau, UCLA, c; Darwin Barney, OSU, inf; Dallas Buck (2), OSU, rhp; Zach Clem (2), WASH, of; Colin Curtis, ASU, of; Matt Cusick, USC, inf; Ike Davis, ASU, lhp/of; Cole Gillespie, OSU, of; Kevin Gunderson (2), OSU, rp; Matt Hague, WASH, of; Cyle Hankerd, USC, of; Dave Huff, UCLA, lhp; Tim Lincecum (3), WASH, rhp; Jay Miller, WSU, of; Chris Minaker, STAN, inf; Brandon Morrow, CAL, rhp; Jonah Nickerson (2), OSU, rhp; Preston Paramore, ASU, c; Jared Prince, WSU, rhp/of; Curt Rindal, WASH, 1b; Eric Sogard, ASU, inf.
Honorable Mention — Daryl Arreola, ASU; Tony Barnette, ASU; Brennan Boesch, CAL; Brett Bordes, ASU; Brad Boyer, ARIZ; Mitch Canham, OSU; Travis Coulter, WSU; Jermaine Curtis, UCLA; Allen Craig, CAL; Brandon Crawford, UCLA; Elliott Cribby, WASH; Jason Donald, ARIZ; Hector Estrella, USC; Baron Frost, USC; John Gaston, ARIZ; Chris Jensen, UCLA; Ian Kennedy, USC; Chris Kunda, OSU; Matt Lane, WASH; Chris Lewis, STAN; Shea McFeeley, OSU; Matt Manship, STAN; Jim Murphy, WSU; Jeff Miller, WSU; Paul Oseguera, UCLA; Greg Reynolds, STAN; Bill Rhinehart, ARIZ; Tyson Ross, CAL; Colt Sedbrook, ARIZ ; Blake Sharpe, USC; TJ Steele, ARIZ; Darin Vieira, USC; Brett Wallace, ASU; Travis Webb, WSU.
Player of the Year — Cole Gillespie, Oregon State.
Pitcher of the Year — Tim Linecum, Washington.
Defensive Player of the Year — Chris Kunda, Oregon State.
Freshman of the Year — Ike Davis, Arizona State.
Coach of the Year — Pat Casey, Oregon State.
(2) — Two-time All-Conference selection; (3) — Three-time All-Conference selection
NCAA Men's golf championship
At Sunriver, Ore.
(Played at the 7,630 yard, par 72, Crosswater Club .)
|North Carolina State||284|
|East Tennessee State||286|
|Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest||65|
|Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State||66|
|Taylor Wood, USC||66|
|Alex Prugh, Washington||67|
|Daniel Im, UCLA||68|
|Cian McNamara, E. Tenn. State||68|
|Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State||68|
|Ray Sheedy, Charlotte||68|
|Jake Ellison, Brigham Young||69|
|Garry Hill, North Carolina State||69|
|Billy Horschel, Florida||69|
|James Lepp, Washington||69|
|Chris McCartin, Wake Forest||69|
|Stephen Poole, Clemson||69|
Includes contributions from college sports-information directors and team reports.
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