Arizona jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat Oklahoma State, 5-1. The Wildcats advance on to the best two-out-of-three championship series, which begins Monday.
After topping Oklahoma State 9-3 on Friday, Arizona can advance to the College World Series championship series with another win Saturday.
Arizona won its fifth elimination game of the postseason and faces Oklahoma State again Saturday with a spot in the CWS finals on the line.
Jared Oliva's 2-run HR and a combined shutout from JC Cloney and Cameron Ming pushed Arizona past UC Santa Barbara, 3-0. The Wildcats now face Oklahoma State on Friday.
Bobby Dalbec tallied a career-high 12 strikeouts over eight innings, but Oklahoma State's Garrett Benge drove in the game's only run with a fourth inning single.
Buoyed by a three-run first inning, Arizona opened its 17th College World Series with a convincing 5-1 victory over third-seeded Miami before a crowd of 25,715 at TD Ameritrade Park on Saturday.
Seniors Zach Gibbons and Cody Ramer were named to the ABCA/Rawlings West All-Region First-Team on Wednesday afternoon.
The Wildcats defeated Mississippi St. 6-5 in 11 innings to sweep the Super Regional and advance to the program's 17th College World Series.
Arizona will begin play at the College World Series on Saturday at 5 p.m., MST on ESPN2.
Cesar Salazar comes through with a walk-off single in the 11th inning to send Arizona to the College World Series for the 17th time in program history.
Zach Gibbons, Cody Ramer, Kevin Ginkel, Nathan Bannister and Ryan Aguilar all join Bobby Dalbec as 2016 Major League Draft picks after being selected Saturday.
After topping Mississippi State in Game 1 on Friday night, Arizona has a chance to advance to the College World Series with a win Saturday. First pitch is set for 3:04 p.m., MST on ESPNU.