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20070208 Brad Glenn Homers Three Times as Cats Defeat Utah Valley State, 13-2
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Release: 02/08/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">TUCSON, Ariz. ? Home runs were the special of the day for the Arizona baseball team, but 36 inches was all that separated sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519">Brad Glenn</A></A> from a feat never seen in over 100 years of Wildcat baseball. His fifth at-bat of the game turned out to be a double high off the left-center field wall, but his fourth hit in the contest was the lone one that didn&rsquo;t carry the fence at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium on Wednesday. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Glenn&rsquo;s three home runs in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s 13-2 win over <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Utah</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Valley</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (0-2) tied him in the school record book with four other former Wildcats and highlighted a night in which UA finished with six homers, one off the single-game school team record.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718">Bill Rhinehart</A></A>, who went 3-for-5 in the contest, chipped in with two home runs and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518">Jon Gaston</A></A> blasted his first fence-buster of the season to help him finish 3-for-5 as well.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">All totaled, the Wildcats scored their 13 runs on 16 hits to mark the fourth time in five games they have reached double-digits in both categories. Eight of the nine starters for UA in the contest finished with at least one hit, including sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543">T.J. Steele</A></A> who extended his carryover hit streak to 13-straight games.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Glenn, who went 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBI and three runs scored, is now tied for the single-game home run record at UA with Dennis Haines, Ron Hassey, Erik Torres and Shelley Duncan. He hit a two-run bomb to left in the first, another two-run shot to center in the fourth and a solo homer to left in the sixth. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">In the eighth, he smashed a line drive ball to gap in left-center only to see the ball pound the fence about three feet shy of going over for the record. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">The offensive fireworks stole the show from an impressive pitching debut by freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743896"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743896">Paul Bargas</A></A> (1-0). The left-hander picked up his first career victory after holding the Wolverines to one run on three hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked none. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Relievers <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222522"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222522">Brett Lorin</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514">Cory Burns</A></A> closed out the game over the final three innings, and finished with two and three strikeouts, respectively. None of the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> pitchers issued a walk in the game.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">UVS&rsquo; Tai Penrod (0-1) was charged with the loss after giving up five runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings. All five Wolverine pitchers in the game surrendered at least one run.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona (5-0), which has won 10-straight games dating back to last season, will take a break from game action on Thursday before welcoming in New Mexico for a three-game series at Kindall Field this Friday-Sunday. Game time for the series opener on Friday is set for 4 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Notes<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Dennis Haines hit his three HRs against UTEP on April 7, 1972; Ron Hassey had three HRs against Weber State on March 20, 1974; Erik Torres hit three HRs against Washington on April 8, 2000; Shelly Duncan was the last Wildcat to hit three homers prior to Glenn when he went yard three times against Utah on Feb. 23, 2001 ... Hassey and Duncan are the only two to hit their three home runs in consecutive ABs ... Glenn, who finished with 14 total bases, came up just one base short to tying the school record of 15 held by Dennis Haines (1972) and Kevin Long (1988) ... The single-game school record for home runs by a team is seven, set by the 2001 team against Washington State ... The pitching rotation for the Wildcats this weekend will be: Friday ? RHP <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A>, Saturday ? LHP <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681">Brad Mills</A></A> and Sunday ? RHP <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222516"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222516">Mike Colla</A></A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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