TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The No. 11-ranked Arizona baseball team defeated Utah Valley State 12-1 at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium on Saturday for its fourth straight win. The Wildcats improved to 31-15 overall with the victory, while UVSC fell to 15-34 with the loss.
Junior Kevin Guyette (8-4) followed classmate John Meloan’s outstanding effort on the mound on Friday with a five-hit, one-run effort of his own on Saturday. The right-hander picked up his eighth win of the year and finished with eight strikeouts and no walks over eight innings of work. Sean Jarrett worked the final inning for the Wildcats.
Offensively, Arizona rapped out 15 hits as a team ?- including four doubles and two triples. The top three hitters in the batting order, Trevor Crowe, Brad Boyer and Jeff Van Houten, finished with three hits each and combined to score five runs and post five RBI on the night.
Crowe hit his third triple in two games against the Wolverines on Saturday and finished the contest 3 for 4 with two RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases.
Boyer went 3 for 5 with a triple, a run scored and a RBI and Van Houten, who also finished 3 for 5, chipped in with a double, two RBI and a run scored.
UVSC starter Kam Mickolio (2-10) was charged with the loss after giving up eight runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. He walked four and struck out two on the night.
Arizona will play its final non-conference game of the regular season and go for the series sweep against Utah Valley State on Sunday at 12 p.m. Either Eric Berger or David Coulon, both freshmen left-handers, will take the mound for the Wildcats.