May 27, 2005
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Washington sophomore Tim Lincecum took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out eleven batters as the Huskies shut out UCLA, 6-0 Friday night in game one this weekend's three-game Pac-10 series at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Lincecum outdueled his counterpart, UCLA ace Hector Ambriz to earn his eighth win of the year.
The Bruins (15-39, 4-18 Pac-10) tallied their only two hits in the bottom of the seventh inning as catcher Chris Denove doubled to right with one out which was followed by Matt Sharp's infield single. Lincecum then induced pinch-hitter Will Penniall into an inning-ending double play. The right-hander also walked five and hit one batter.
Washington (31-22, 10-12 Pac-10) took an early lead on the strength of right fielder Matt Hague's eighth home run of the year in the first inning. Hague finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored.
Ambriz allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits over seven innings of work. He is now 3-7. Freshman lefty Brendan Lafferty tossed two scoreless innings of relief in the eighth and ninth. Lafferty struck out three while celebrating his 19th birthday.
Matt Kasser relieved Lincecum in the eighth and tossed a perfect final two innings for the Huskies.