20070525 Baseball Rallies for 14-5 Win over ASU - The University of Arizona Official Athletic Site
 
14 Bowl Game Ticket Information
Pac-12 Networks Switch Now Ad
20070525 Baseball Rallies for 14-5 Win over ASU
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/25/2007
Send Mail Print RSS
Related Links
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">TEMPE</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </B>The <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> baseball team scored nine runs in the seventh inning to come-from-behind and salvage its season-ending three-game series with <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> in a 14-5 win in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tempe</st1:City></st1:place> in Friday. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?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 victory improved the Wildcats to 40-15 for the year, the first 40-win season at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> since 1989, and handed them their second-best Pac-10 record since the North and South Divisions merged in 1999 at 15-9.</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"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, which had already taken the series victory against UA with wins on Wednesday and Thursday and rallied for a two-run edge in the fifth inning of Friday&rsquo;s contest, saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end. The Devils &ldquo;dropped&rdquo; to 43-13 overall and to 19-5 in the Pac-10 Conference, tied for the best record for a conference champion with <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&rsquo;s 2005 team.</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"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Trailing 5-3 after 6 2/3, the Wildcats sent 13 hitters to the plate and scored nine two-out runs on five hits and took advantage of a crucial throwing error in the frame to rally for the victory. C.J. Ziegler, who finished Friday&rsquo;s contest with four RBI, drove in a pair of runs in the inning and Bill Rhinehart added a two-run triple to cap off the inning.</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"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>UA closer Jason Stoffel (5-0) dominated the Sun Devils on the mound from there on out, striking out a career-high six batters with no walks in 3 1/3 innings to pick up his fifth win of the year.</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"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>ASU reliever C.J<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Retherford was charged with the loss after allowing five runs on three hits and five walks.</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"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will find out its postseason fate on Monday at 9:30 a.m.</FONT></P>
Arizona Baseball
PLACEHOLDER
Cancer Awareness Campaign
Where is the world is Brian Jeffries?
Weekly Fan Poll
Dex
Live Stats