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Release: 03/09/2008
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????????????CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas ?C?What a weekend for the top-ranked Arizona baseball team. The Wildcat pitching staff tossed 27 scoreless innings and the offense rapped out 38 hits in a weekend sweep of the Whataburger College Classic, including a 16-0 win over Notre Dame on Sunday.

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????????????Starter Ryan Perry tossed seven scoreless innings against the Fighting Irish on Sunday and relievers Eric Berger and Daniel Schlereth each hung zeros over the final two frames to keep the Wildcatsˇ? opposition off the scoreboard for the weekend. The trio combined to strike out 12 UND batters, while walking only one and allowing just three hits.

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????????????Perry, who finished with seven Ks and no walks on Sunday, picked up his first win of the season. UND starter Brian Dupra (0-2 was charged with the loss after surrendering nine runs ?C five earned ?C on 10 hits in three-plus innings of work.

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????????????Offensively, the Wildcats rapped out a season-high 20 hits in the contest, including a pair of home runs to extend UAˇ?s streak to all 11 games played this season with at least one homer, and scored at least one run in all eight innings they came to bat.

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A night after Diallo Fon was the only Wildcat to get a hit in a 3-0 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi, all nine UA starters finished with a least one base knock and seven of nine players scored at least one run.

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????????????Individually, senior C.J. Ziegler hit his team-leading eighth bomb of the season and finished the contest 3 for 5 with three RBI, a double, a triple and two runs scored and came up just short of the cycle by only a lowly single.

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Sophomore Dillon Baird added four hits in five ABs, an RBI and two run scored.

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Arizona will return to action next weekend when it hosts Cal State Fullerton in a three-game series at Kindall Field in Tucson. First pitch for the series opener on Friday is set for 7 p.m. MST.

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Arizona ?Baseball Week in Review

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Last Week

Tuesday, March 4 ?C def. UNLV, 6-5

Wednesday, March 5 ?C def. UNLV, 16-6

Friday, March 7 ?C def. South Alabama, 18-0

Saturday, March 8 ?C def. Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 3-0

Sunday, March 9 ?C def. Notre Dame, 16-0

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Next Week

Friday, March 14 ?C vs. Cal State Fullerton

Saturday, March 15 ?C vs. Cal State Fullerton

Sunday, March 16 ?C vs. Cal State Fullerton

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Week Notes

The Wildcats went 5-0 for the week to improve to 10-1 for the year. Since dropping the season opener at Georgia on Feb. 22, the Cats have won 10 straight games ˇ? The Wildcats hit eight home runs in five games to extend their streak of smacking at least one home run in a contest to all 11 games played thus far ˇ? Offensively Arizona batted .346 and averaged 11.8 runs, 12.4 hits, 2.0 doubles, one triple, 1.6 home runs and 9.4 RBI per game during the week ˇ? 13 of the 15 players with at least one at bat during the week scored at least one run, including eight with five or more runs scored ˇ? Four different players batted over .400 for the week, including Colt Sedbrook (7 for 14, .500, 6 R, ?1 HR, 7 RBI), Diallo Fon (10 for 21, 6 R, ?3 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI), Mike Weldon (3 for 7, .429, 2 R, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI) and Dillon Baird (10 for 24, .417, 6 R, 2B, 5 RBI) ˇ? C.J. Ziegler (6 for 18, .333, 7 R, 2 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI) hit three of his team-leading eight home runs during the week ˇ?Thanks to a shutout weekend at the Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Arizona pitching staff went 5-0 with a pair of saves, 54 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 45 innings pitched ˇ? UNLV, South Alabama, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Notre Dame managed hit just .170 against the UA pitching staff ˇ? Three different pitchers ( starters Preston Guilmet, David Coulon?and Ryan Perry ) all finished the week with double-digit Ks while walking just a combined three ˇ? Closer Jason Stoffel picked up two of his team-leading five saves over the course of the week. The right-hander struck out four in 2 1/3 IP.

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Whataburger ?College Classic

The Arizona pitching staff tossed a weekend shutout, holding South Alabama, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Notre Dame scoreless in three straight games ˇ? Arizonaˇ?s weekend streak with no runs surrendered marked the first time the Wildcats have tossed a weekendˇ?s worth of shutouts since 1997 (The Cats whitewashed Cal three straight in Pac-10 play in 1997) ˇ? The pitching staff posted a 0.00 ERA in 27 innings pitched, while finishing with 39 strikeouts against only three walks ˇ? The opposition at the classic batted a meager .117 (11 for 94) with just two doubles ˇ? Starters Preston Guimet, Daivd Coulon and Ryan Perry teamed up to strike out 30 and walk only one in 23 innings pitched ˇ? The offense handed the Wildcat arms more than enough offense, rapping out 38 hits, including five doubles, three triples and four home runs, and scoring an average of 12.3 runs per game ˇ? Even when the offense wasnˇ?t clicking (see two hits in a 3-0 win on Saturday vs. TAMUCC) the Catsˇ? bats still made the hits count. Diallo Fon collected both UA hits vs. the Islanders ?C a solo homer in the first and a run-scoring double in the eighth ˇ? Dillon Baird (7 for 15, .467, 5 R, 1 RBI), Fon (6 for 13, .462, 2 2B. 1 HR, 5 RBI), Colt Sedbrook (5 for 11, .455, 4 R, 5 RBI) and C.J. Ziegler (4 for 12, .333, 3 R, 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI) led the offensive outslaught for the Wildcats

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vs. UNLV

The Wildcats swept a midweek two-game series against visiting UNLV in Tucson ... The sweep improved Arizona to 5-0 at home early on ... The team batted .353 with five doubles, two triples and four home runs in two games ... Senior Colt Sedbrook hit a two-run inside-the-park homer on Tuesday ... Juniors T.J. Steele and Jon Gaston and senior C.J Ziegler all hit traditional homers against the Rebels ... True frosh Bryce Ortega made an impression in his first two starts, batting .571 (4 for 7) with a double and run scored ... Mike Weldon also made his first start of the year in the finale on Wednesday and went 3 for 4, with a double, a triple, five RBI and two runs scored ... Steele wrapped the series by going 3 for 5 with two RBI and three runs scored, while also taking away a home run in the field ... On the mound the Arizona pitching staff went 2-0 with a save, a 5.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 18 innings of work ... Relievers Cory Burns and Eric Berger each picked up their first win of the season, while closer Jason Stoffel tallied his fourth save of the year.

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