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University of Washington Star Tackles Northwest League

YAKIMA, Wash. - Tim Lincecum gets to remain close to home. The standout pitcher out of the University of Washington could make his pro debut in Yakima.

Lincecum was the 10th overall pick by the San Francisco Giants in MLB's amateur draft. The Giants assigned him to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League. Lincecum joins the team in the middle of a five game series with the Yakima Bears at County Stadium.

"It's nice to know I get to start my pro career in Yakima," says Lincecum.

Lincecum was a two time Pac-10 Player of the Year at the University of Washington. He averaged better than 14 strikeouts per nine innings as a senior. He was the first Husky ever to be taken in the first round of the MLB Amateur Draft.

Lincecum was born in Bellevue, he now lives in Renton. He played high school ball at Liberty High School.