The Devils (23-10) knew they'd have a tough test tonight in the form of Husky left-hander Tim Lincecum. Lincecum (7-2) is one of the most feared lefties in college baseball. He entered tonight's game with a career mark of 2-0 against the Devils, and had no trouble making it 3-0 tonight, as he dominated the Devils on the mound.
Not only did Lincecum pick up his seventh win of the year, he did it by throwing a complete game two-hit shutout. Lincecum had the Devils off balance and guessing up at the plate all night. He recorded 12 strikeouts in the game, just six short of the 18 spot he put on the UCLA Bruins earlier this year.
Offensively, the Huskies gave Lincecum more than enough run support, putting up eight runs on nine hits, including a three run fourth inning that put the Devils in an early hole. Sun Devil starter, Pat Bresnehan, was charged with the loss to fall to 3-2 on the year. Bresnehan didn't get a whole lot of help defensively, as four of the five runs he gave up were unearned, including all three runs in the fourth, which came after two costly errors by Sun Devil shortstop, Joe Persichina.
The only two hits for the Devils came off the bats of freshman Ike Davis and Brett Wallace. The two teams will continue the series tomorrow at 12 p.m. at Packard Stadium.
Riddled by Errors, Devils Blanked by Huskies
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