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20070217 Guilmet Out-duels Roemer, Arizona Defeats Cal State Fullerton, 2-1
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/17/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">FULLERTON</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State> ? Sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> tied a career high with nine strikeouts and out-dueled preseason All-American Wes Roemer, as <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> defeated No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 2-1 at Goodwin Field on Friday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The Wildcats (9-0), who have won 14-straight dating back to last season, remain unbeaten on the year and have tied the best start to a season under head coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38674">Andy Lopez</A></A> (9-0 in 2005).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Guilmet (2-0) dominated over 7 2/3 innings, giving up an unearned run on five hits while issuing only one walk. The right-hander struck out the first four batters he faced on the minimum of 12 pitches and finished the contest with 100 pitches, 71 for strikes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Guilmet turned the game over to sophomore closer <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222540"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222540">Daniel Schlereth</A></A> with two outs in the eighth inning.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The left-hander slammed the door and proceeded to pick up his third save of the season over the final 1 1/3 innings. He struck out three of the five batters he faced and walked one.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Roemer (2-1), who eliminated the Wildcats in the Fullerton Regional in the championship game as a freshman in 2005 and defeated UA in the regular season as a sophomore last year, was charged with his first loss of the year after giving up two runs on seven hits over eight full innings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He finished with nine strikeouts and no walks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Offensively, the Wildcats scored first in a contest for the ninth straight time this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743909"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743909">Kevin Rodland</A></A> put the Wildcats on the scoreboard in the third when he tripled with one out to right center and scored on a sacrifice fly by classmate <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901">Dwight Childs</A></A> in the following at-bat.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City> rallied to tie the game 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth when catcher John Curtis drove home Joel Weeks with a one-out single up the middle.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> answered in the top of the fifth after <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519">Brad Glenn</A></A> doubled down the left field line to lead off the frame and was driven home two batters later by freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743899"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743899">Erik Castro</A></A>&rsquo;s single up the middle.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Both <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> and Cal State Fullerton had numerous opportunities to score throughout the game, but both Guilmet and Roemer effectively worked out of several jams. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats ended up leaving six runners on base in the game, while the Titans left seven.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Individually, freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892">Robert Abel</A></A> finished with two of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s seven hits in the ballgame, and sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543">T.J. Steele</A></A> extended his hitting streak to 17-straight games dating back to last season with a leadoff double in the seventh.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City> will continue the series with game two of the three-game set on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST at Goodwin Field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Senior left-hander <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681">Brad Mills</A></A> (2-0) is the scheduled started for the Cats.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2></FONT> </P>
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