Fri., April 27 - at UCLA - 6 p.m.
Sat., April 28 - at UCLA - 2 p.m.
Sun., April 29 - at UCLA - 1 p.m.
Potential Starting Lineup
Has scored 24 runs in 21 starts 2
Hitting .309 with 27 runs scored and 12 RBI in 29 games 3
Team leader with 16 2Bs and nine HRs this season 4
Hit his 6th HR of the year last week at WSU 5
Team leader with 46 RBI this year 6
Batting .325 with 26 runs scored and 34 RBI 7
Hitting .339 with a team-high five triples 8
Batting .250 with 17 RBI and 13 runs scored this year 9
Pac-10 leader with 21 SB. Is 21 for 23 in SB this year Pitching
RHP Preston Guilmet
8-0 with a 1.53 ERA and 95 Ks in 88 IP Sat
LHP Brad Mills
8-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 69 Ks in 69 1/3 IP Sun
RHP Jason Stoffel
3-0 with three saves and a 1.71 ERA in 14 relief appearances
See You in May
The Wildcats will wrap up their three-week road swing with a three-game series at UCLA this weekend. UA opened the extended trip with a 2-1 series win over Stanford in
Middle of the Pac
NCAA Regional 2004
College World Series 2003
NCAA Regional 2002
Arizona’s back-to-back losses to Washington State last weekend in Pullman marked just the second three-game series it has lost this season (at Cal State Fullerton). It also was just the third time this year UA has dropped consecutive games (two to Cal State Fullerton Feb. 17-18 and at UNLV and vs.
Conference Series Winning Streak Snapped
As noted above, Arizona dropped just its second weekend series of the season ... Washington State limited Arizona to just nine runs on 16 hits over the three-game set ... The Wildcats hit just .180 for the weekend, wasting a 2.88 team ERA during the series with the Cougars ... Offensive Numbers - The Cats went 16 for 89 (.180) with two doubles and four home runs in three games ... T.J. Steele (.325, 4 HR, 34 RBI) and Brad Glenn (.362, 6 HR, 46 RBI) each went 3 for 10 to lead the way ... Steele, Bill Rhinehart (.345, 6 HR, 34 RBI), C.J. Ziegler (.347, 9 HR, 43 RBI) and Colt Sedbrook (.309, 1 HR, 12 RBI) all hit home runs during the series ... Arizona left 12 runners on base in the series, including six in scoring position ... Pitching Numbers - The Arizona pitching staff posted a 2.88 ERA in 25 innings of work over the weekend ... The arms limited WSU to a .231 team batting average and just eight earned runs ... UA finished with 25 Ks against only seven walks in the series ... Right-hander Preston Guilmet (8-0, 1.53 ERA, 95 K) continued his dominance on the mound, holding WSU to just one run on seven hits over eight innings on Friday. He finished with 12 Ks and three walks to pick up his eighth win of the year ... True freshman Jason Stoffel (3-0, 3 saves, 2.81 ERA, 24 K) converted his third straight save attempt with a scoreless inning in relief or Guilmet on Friday ... Brad Mills (8-3, 3.12 ERA, 69 K) was charged with his third loss of the year despite surrendering only four runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked only one ... A pair of errors in the eighth inning on Sunday led to two unearned runs and handed reliever David Coulon (3-2, 4.47 ERA, 38 K) the loss despite three solid innings out of the bullpen.
Like a Rock
Right-hander Preston Guilmet (8-0, 1.53 ERA) has been about as steady a Friday starter as you can get. For the year he has tossed no less than six innings in all 11 starts and has gone eight or more innings seven times (including four straight starts of nine innings). He has not given up a single run in four starts, has struck out 10 or more batters five times, has allowed seven or less hits in 10 of 11 outings and has walked two or less in eight starts. In 88 innings pitched this season he has thrown 77 scoreless innings while surrendering multiple runs in just four of them.
Preston Guilmet’s last six starts have been something out of a video game. The right-hander is 5-0 with a 0.87 ERA in 52 innings pitched. During the current streak he has won three complete games, gone nine innings in a no-decision effort against Cal, thrown a complete game shutout, combined on another blanking and has twice lasted eight innings. He has struck out 66 batters over the six games, has walked only 15 and limited the opposition to a meager .185 batting average.
Guilmet’s Last Six Starts
5-0, 0.87 ERA, 52 IP, 34 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 15 BB, 66 K, .185 Opp BA
A Real Knockout
A Right and a Left -
16-3, 2.23 ERA, 22 starts, 157 1/3 IP, 127 H, 46 R, 39 ER, 39 BB, 164 K, .221 Opp. BA
Although it won’t do them a bit of good this weekend, the Wildcats have done a pretty good job of taking care of business in
199 and Counting
Head coach Andy Lopez is quickly closing in on his 200th all-time victory at
1. Jerry Kindall 860, 24 seasons
2. Frank Sancet 831, 23 seasons
3. Pop McKale 302, 33 seasons
4. Andy Lopez 199, five-plus seasons
A Quick Look at UCLA
The Bruins, who three-hit UC Riverside on Tuesday but lost 3-1, enter the weekend of play with a 22-17 overall record and a conference-best mark of 8-1 ... UCLA is batting .293 as a team and averaging 6.1 runs, 9.9 hits and 5.7 RBI per game this season ... Individually Brandon Crawford is UCLA’s leading hitter, batting .364 with 13 doubles, five HRs and 39 RBI and run scored this season. He is also the Bruins’ leading base stealer with nine swipes in 10 attempts this season ... Cody Deck is UCLA’s power guy, swatting 10 home runs in 32 games played ... On the mound, UCLA has a team ERA of 4.88 in 341 1/3 innings pitched ... The Bruins have struck out 288 hitters and walked 121 ... The pitching rotation for the weekend is Fri. - RHP Tyson Brummett (7-4, 2.83 ERA), Sat. - TBA and Sun.- LHP Gavin Brooks (3-4, 4.95 ERA) ... Head coach John Savage is in his third season at UCLA and has posted a 70-83 record in Westwood.
The weekend series at UCLA will break a tie in the most closely contested head-to-head match up in
Winning the Close Ones
at Cal State Fullerton
W, 2-1 2/23
W, 6-5 - 10 Innings 3/3
W, 8-7 3/9
W, 2-1 3/20
W, 5-4 3/21
W, 7-6 3/28
W, 6-5 3/30
W, 5-4 4/5
W, 1-0 - 11 Innings 4/21
at Washington State
Heading into play this weekend, the Wildcats are batting .305 as a team and averaging 7.2 runs, 10.3 hits, 2.2 doubles and 6.4 RBI per game.
The Cats in the Pac
Heading into the week of play
The Wildcats have gone extra innings three times this season and have emerged victorious each time. The Wildcats won a 6-5, 10-inning affair at UNLV in February, defeated Northern Colorado 7-5 in 12 innings at the end of March and took down
A number of Wildcats have already surpassed or are nearing their career highs in just 40 games played.
Career High Brad Glenn
32 T.J. Steele
5 Bill Rhinehart