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Fullerton Game Two
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/15/2008
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????????????TUCSON, Ariz. ?C?The top-ranked Arizona baseball team won its 12th straight game and secured its fifth series victory of the season with a 6-2 win over No. 20 Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. The Wildcats improved to 12-1 for the year, while the Titans dropped to 8-7 with the loss.

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????????????Sophomore Mike Weldon starred at the plate for the Cats, finishing 3-for-3 with a pair of triples, a double, a RBI and two runs scored, and relief ace Daniel Schlereth moved two saves away from tying former teammate Mark Melancon for the Arizona career record (18 saves) in a dominating seven-strikeout effort out the bullpen.

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????????????The Titans took advantage of a rough first inning by UA starter David Coulon to jump out to an early lead. Coulon, who would eventually settle down to pick up his team-leading fourth win of the year, loaded the bases on a one-out walk and back-to-back hit batters. Khris Davis made the Wildcat left-hander pay for the early wildness with a run-scoring fielderˇ?s choice to make it 1-0 Titans.

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????????????Arizona answered in the bottom of the second to take the lead for good on a RBI single by Brad Glenn to tie the game and a two-run double by Daniel Butler to make it 3-1 UA.

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????????????After Fullerton pulled within in one in the top of the fourth on back-to-back ?Wildcat fielding miscues, Weldon responded with a RBI three-bagger to right to push the lead back to two.

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????????????T.J. Steele hit his fourth homer of the season in the sixth, a solo shot down the leftfield line, and Rafael Valenzuela chipped in with a RBI single to plate Weldon for the final run of the game later on in the frame.

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????????????Schlereth, who racked up 15 saves in his first two seasons at UA, entered the game with one on and nobody out in the seventh and struck out the side to end the inning. He then punched out two more each in the eighth and ninth to tie his career high and pick up his first save of the year.

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????????????Coulon allowed two runs ?C one earned ?C and finished with four Ks and two walks in 5 1/3 innings for the victory. CSF starter Daniel Rankin (3-1) was charged with his first loss of the year after allowing all six runs ?C five earned ?C on eight hits in seven innings of work.

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????????????Arizona and Fullerton will meet up for the third and final game of the series on Sunday at 12 p.m. Right-hander Ryan Perry (1-0) is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats.

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