Cats Take on No. 14 Oregon in Eugene
Arizona (18-27, 7-16 Pac-12) at #14 Oregon (33-13, 12-8 Pac-12)
Sunday, May 4 // 4 p.m. (PDT)
Eugene, Ore. // PK Park
» Watch on Pac-12 Network
Shaun Chase homered twice, and Tommy Thorpe tossed a five-hitter for the 14th-ranked University of Oregon baseball team, which handed visiting Arizona a 6-1 defeat in the opening game of a three-game series Friday night at PK Park. Early on it, was shaping up as a pitcher’s duel between Thorpe and Arizona starter James Farris, who set down the Ducks in order the first time through the lineup. But Chase broke a scoreless game with a solo shot to centerfield with one down in the fifth inning. Thorpe earned the win behind 7.2 strong innings. The lefty scattered five hits and allowed the lone run, while striking out five in the contest. Momentum was firmly on the side of the Ducks in the bottom of the eighth, and Chase put an exclamation mark on the game with a two-run blast to left field against reliever Tyler Parmenter.
The 14th-ranked University of Oregon baseball team powered its way back into Saturday’s ballgame, but needed just a routine single from Austin Grebeck to walk-off with a 7-6 victory over visiting Arizona in 10 innings at PK Park. Fresh off a two-homer game on Friday, Shaun Chase opened the bottom of the 10th inning with a single to center off Arizona reliever Bobby Dalbec. A.J. Balta followed with a hit-and-run single through the right side of the infield to push pinch-runner Desmond Santos to third base. That brought Grebeck, a defensive replacement in the outfield, to the dish with no outs. He bounced a 2-2 pitch from Dalbec past the drawn-in infield on the left side, sending Santos home with the winning run.
Game 3: RHP Tyger Talley (1-1, 4.15) vs. RHP Brando Tessar (3-0, 2.61)
All three games will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network. JB Long (play-by-play) and J.T. Snow (color analyst) will provide the in-game commentary from PK Park each day. Cable/satellite subscribers who get the Pac-12 Network are able to watch online at http://pac-12.com/live.
Arizona Baseball on the Radio
The Arizona IMG Sports Network will have a live radio broadcast on 1290 AM in Tucson for all three games this weekend. The Voice of the Wildcats, Brian Jeffries, will provide the live play-by-play descriptions. The broadcast can be heard online here.
On Deck: Arizona Closes Pac-12 Home Slate
Arizona returns home for its final home Pac-12 Conference series when it hosts Stanford (19-19, 7-11 Pac-12) for a three-game set at Hi Corbett Field next weekend (May 9-11). There will be no television, through each game will have a radio broadcast on 1290 AM.
Arizona Baseball Tickets
General admission single-game tickets for all home games are on sale through the McKale Ticket Office, which is is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in-person or by phone (520-621-2287). Tickets also can be purchased anytime on www.arizonawildcats.com. The Hi Corbett ticket office opens 60 minutes prior to game time this weekend. For all home games, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as tickets purchased the day of the game are $2 more. Complete ticket information can be found here.
Print-at-Home is the quickest and recommended method of ticket delivery. When fans purchase single game tickets online or over the phone, they can choose print-at-home and the tickets will be emailed directly to the customer. Tickets can be printed on a home printer and bought straight to the entrance gate to skip any ticket lines.
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