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Monday, March 13, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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NW Briefs: UW records no-hitter

Washington pitchers Tim Lincecum and Nick Hagadone combined for the Huskies' first no-hitter in 37 years Sunday in a 9-0 victory over Santa Clara at Husky Ballpark to complete a series sweep.

Lincecum (4-1) threw six innings and Hagadone retired all nine batters he faced over the final three to wrap up the no-hitter, the first on record by the Huskies since March 1969 (precise date unknown) when Gary Huson threw a seven-inning no-hitter over San Jose State in a 6-0 Huskies win.

Game-by-game records for much of the history of UW baseball are incomplete.

"Tim's special," said Huskies coach Ken Knutson. "He really had it going. If you can believe it, he got a blister on his finger in the third inning, so he couldn't throw his fastball very much. He got on a roll and did his thing. Then Hagadone came in and was just outstanding.

"I don't know if I've been more nervous my whole career. It was awesome."

Lincecum, from Renton's Liberty High, was replaced by Hagadone, a sophomore left-hander from Sumner, to begin the seventh inning, having thrown 119 pitches. Lincecum walked seven and struck out 11.

Huskies third baseman Matt Stevens (3 for 4) hit two home runs for the second straight game, with five runs batted in.

Other baseball

• Joe DiPietro tossed a complete game to lead Pacific Lutheran (9-6, 4-2) to a 9-2 win over Willamette (11-5, 6-3).

• Puget Sound (4-10, 3-3) got a doubleheader sweep of Lewis & Clark, 3-2 and 11-7, in Portland.

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Softball

FRESNO, Calif. — Sophomore Caitlin Noble threw a one-hitter against Central Florida as 15th-ranked Washington (19-6) defeated the Golden Knights 8-0 in five innings at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic. The Huskies finished the tournament 4-0.

• Humboldt State earned two 2-1 victories over Western Washington.

• Puget Sound split a doubleheader with Linfield, winning 8-0 and losing 11-6.

• Pacific Lutheran (9-3, 6-2) split a doubleheader against Whitworth (5-5, 5-3), winning 6-3 and losing 5-1.

Golf

The 29th-ranked Washington men finished 11th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship in Las Vegas, shooting 26-over 314 in the final round for a three-round total of 925.

• Washington State All-American Anastasia Kostina (fourth) and Amy Eneroth (seventh) are in the top 10 after the first round at the Pinehurst (N.C.) Challenge at the No. 8 Pinehurst Course. WSU's team is tied for sixth.

Gymnastics

No. 20 Arkansas defeated Washington 196.350 to 193.025. Huskies senior Kelly McDonald won the all-around title with a season-high 39.175.

Men's tennis

Pacific Lutheran swept two Northwest Conference matches from Pacific, winning both 7-0.

Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.

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