Fri. March 9 - at
Sat. March 10 - at
Sun. March 11 - at
Tues. March 13 - at Hawaii-Hilo - 6 p.m.
Wed. March 14 - at Hawaii-Hilo - 1 p.m. - All Times Local to Site
Potential Starting Lineup
Batting .347 with eight doubles and 14 RBI 2
Batting .308 with five runs in seven games 3
Team-leader with .387 Avg. Has 19 runs and 19 RBI 4
Team leader with six HRs 5
Team leader with 23 RBI 6
Batting .377 with 14 runs and eight extra base hits 7
Has appeared in 17 of 18 games and made 14 starts 8
Hitting ..342 with four doubles and a triple. 9
Batting .306 with 19 runs scored. Is 8 for 8 in SB Pitching
RHP Preston Guilmet
3-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 36 IP, 29 K vs. 5 BB Sat
LHP Brad Mills
Team leader with four wins this season Sun
LHP David Coulon
2-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 22 2/3 IP CP
LHP Daniel Schlereth
1-0 with four saves in seven relief appearances this year
The Wildcats opened the week with a 22-8 loss to rival Arizona State in a non-conference game in Tucson ... The Sun Devils raced out to an 8-0 advantage in the first and never looked back ... ASU rapped out 20 hits in the game, including three doubles and three home runs ... The Devils turned a triple play in the fourth inning of the game ... Arizona pitchers walked a season-high 12 batters in the loss ... The Wildcats bounced back to win their three-game series over Eastern Michigan in Tucson ... The Wildcats won the opening two games, 9-2 and 8-7, but couldn’t pull out the sweep after falling 7-5 on Sunday ... As a team, UA hit .355 for the week (50 for 141) with seven doubles, three triples and five home runs ... The Wildcats also went 9 for 9 in stolen base tries to extend their streak to 19-straight successful steal attempts ... Individually, Jon Gaston led all UA players at the plate, batting .538 (7 for 13) in the four games with a double, a triple and three runs scored ... Bill Rhinehart finished the week 8 for 20 with four RBI and two runs scored ... C.J. Ziegler hit three home runs last week and finished the four games 7 for 19 (.368) with five RBI, four runs scored and a .842 slugging percentage ... Ziegler and Brad Glenn hit back-to-back home runs in consecutive games (2/27 vs. Arizona State and 3/2 vs. Eastern Michigan) ... Held back by 22 earned runs against Arizona State, the Wildcats pitching staff finished the week with a 8.25 ERA ... Despite the rough outing against the Sun Devils, the UA staff rebounded to limit Eastern Michigan to 3.67 ERA over the weekend ... After walking a season-high 12 batters against ASU, the UA pitchers issued just four walks in three games against EMU ... The Cats finished the week with 38 strike outs in 36 innings of work ... The individual standouts on the mound were sophomores Preston Guilmet and Daniel Schlereth and senior Brad Mills ... Guilmet (3-0, 2.50 ERA) surrendered a season-high 12 hits to Eastern Michigan in Friday’s win, but limited the Eagles to just two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out five and walking none. His efforts earned him his third win of the year ... Schlereth (1-0, 4 saves, 1.46 ERA) appeared in three games over the week and recorded nine of 10 outs via the K over his 3 1/3 innings of work. He picked his team-leading fourth save of the year on Saturday against EMU ... Mills (4-1, 3.18 ERA) won his team-leading fourth game of the season after striking out a career-high 10 hitters in Saturday’s win. He held EMU to just one run on five hits over 6 1/3 innings
A Quick Look at
The Rainbows welcome the Wildcats for the weekend series with a 14-6 overall record ... Hawaii swept a five-game series against Chicago State last weekend to snap a three-game losing streak ... As a team UH is batting .304 for the year and is averaging 7.4 runs, 10.3 hits, 6.3 RBI per game ... The Rainbows have a keen eye at the plate, drawing 113 walks in 20 games ... Former Wildcat Kris Sanchez leads the Hawaii offense, batting a team-high .437 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and 31 RBI in 19 games played ... Sanchez, who played high school baseball for UA volunteer assistant Keith Francis at CDO, redshirted at Arizona in 2003 before transferring to Central Arizona and then to Hawaii ... Justin Frash (22 runs) and Brandon Haislet (25 runs) have combined to scored 47 runs for UH this season ... On the mound UH has posted a 2.90 team ERA in 177 innings of work ... The Rainbow staff has punched out 199 hitters against just 39 walks this year ... The tentative UH rotation for the weekend is - Fri. - LHP Ian Harrington (3-3, 3.37 ERA), Sat. - LHP Mark Rodrigues (4-1, 3.16 ERA) and Sun. - RHP Josh Schneider (2-1, 1.97 ERA) ... Head coach Mike Trapasso is in his sixth season at UH and has posted a 174-140 overall record.
In addition to former Wildcat Kris Sanchez playing for Hawaii, there are a couple of other UH-UA connections ... Arizona assistant coach Mark Wasikowski began his collegiate playing career at Hawaii before transferring to Rancho Santiago CC and Pepperdine ... Current Rainbow pitcher Cameron Wheeler played the last two seasons at Yavapai Community College in Prescott where UA coach Jeff Casper was an assistant for the same two years.
The Wildcats and Rainbows have met 23 times on the baseball diamond in a series that dates back to 1914 ... UH holds a 14-9 advantage in the all-time series ... Arizona and Hawaii last met in baseball in the 1992 NCAA West Regional played in Tucson.
In addition to the 1992 regional, UA and UH have long tradition of meeting in the postseason, including twice at the College World Series in 1980. The Cats defeated the Rainbows 5-3 in the championship game in
West Regional (Tucson, Ariz.)
Hawaii 10 - Arizona 3 1989
West I Regional (Tucson, Ariz.)
Arizona 17 - Hawaii 3 1987
West II Regional (Tempe, Ariz.)
Hawaii 6 - Arizona 3 1980
College World Series (Omaha, Neb.)
Arizona 6 - Hawaii 4 College World Series (Omaha, Neb.)
Arizona 5 - Hawaii 3 - Championship Game 1979
Midwest Regional (Tucson, Ariz.)
Arizona 10 - Hawaii 2 Midwest Regional (Tucson, Ariz.)
Arizona 5 - Hawaii 3
One More Historical Note, I swear!
In back-to-back weekends Arizona will take on two of the three schools it has defeated in the national championship game in Omaha. Last weekend it was Eastern Michigan, whom UA defeated to win the 1976 title. This weekend it will be Hawaii, who, as noted above, fell to the Cats in the 1980 title game. In order to make it three-for-three for the year, Arizona will have to meet up with Florida State somewhere along the line. The Cats defeated the 'Noles in the 1986 championship game in Omaha.
Hard Working Guys
Five different Wildcats have started all 18 games this season - 1B Bill Rhinehart, LF Brad Glenn, CF T.J. Steele, DH C.J. Ziegler and SS Robert Abel. Last year Colt Sedbrook and Brad Boyer were the only UA player to have made 18 straight starts to open the year, and Sedbrook was the only UA player to start all 55 games.
Heading into play this weekend, the Wildcats are batting .321 as a team and averaging 7.4 runs, 11.1 hits, 2.3 doubles, 1.0 home runs and 6.7 RBI per game.
The Wildcats are 25 for 31 in stolen base attempts this season and have successfully swiped 19 consecutive bags. Dating back 12 games to Feb. 10, eight different players have stolen at lease one base without getting caught.
Stealing them Silly
Season Robert Abel
5 for 5
8 for 8 T.J. Steele
4 for 4
5 for 5 Bill Rhinehart
3 for 3
3 for 4 Brad Glenn
2 for 2
2 for 2 Jon Gaston
2 for 2
2 for 3 Dwight Childs
1 for 1
1 for 1 Kevin Rodland
1 for 1
2 for 4 Colt Sedbrook
1 for 1
1 for 1
On the other side of the stolen base,
Touch ?'Em All
The Wildcats have hit 18 home runs in 18 games thus far. The middle part of the batting order - Bill Rhinehart (4 HR), C.J. Ziegler (6) and Brad Glenn (5) - have accounted for 15 of the 18 bombs, while Jon Gaston (2) and T.J. Steele (1) have added the other three.
C.J. Ziegler and Brad Glenn hit back-to-back home runs in back-to-back games last week. Ziegler led off the ninth inning against
A year removed from having just one player hit multiple home runs in a contest (David Plante, at USC), three different Wildcats have gone yard at least twice in a game this season. Bill Rhinehart (2) and Brad Glenn (3) each hit multiple homers against
One Yard from History
Brad Glenn was already having a good day - 3 for 3, three home runs - when he strode to plate in the eighth inning against
Three-Homer Games at
April 7, 1972 - Dennis Haines at UTEP - 5-for-5, 4 R, 2B, 3 HRs, 3 RBI
March 20, 1974 - Ron Hassey vs.
April 8, 2000 - Erik Torres at Washington - 3-for-4, 4 R, 3 HR, 3 RBI
Feb. 23, 2001 - Shelley Duncan vs.
Feb. 7, 2007 - Brad Glenn vs.
Only Hassey and Duncan hit their HRs in consecutive ABs
In 18 games this season Arizona has posted at least one extra base hit in each one ... UA has hit at least one double in 17 of 18 contests this season, including a season-high eight in the season-opener against Gonzaga ... The Wildcats hit eight doubles, three triples and a home run against Gonzaga on Feb. 2. The 12 extra base hits in that contest were the most put up by a UA squad in school history, eclipsing the previous high-water mark of 11 set by the 1985 and 2001 teams ... Junior DH C.J. Ziegler tied the UA single-game school record for doubles in his first career start on Feb. 2, swatting three two-baggers. He finished the contest 4 for 5 with three RBI and four runs scored.
Doing it with Two
Through the first 18 games the
Although they are behind last year’s record-setting pace, the Cats have been hit by 29 pitches in 18 games thus far. The opposition has twice hit