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20070603 Rhinehart's Cycle Leads Baseball Past New Orleans
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Release: 06/03/2007
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<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">WICHITA</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Kan.</st1:State> ? </B><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s Bill Rhinehart hit for the first postseason cycle in school history to lead the second-seeded Wildcats (42-15) to a 9-8 victory over No. 4-seed <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:City> (38-25) in the winner&rsquo;s bracket game at the Wichita Regional on Saturday. </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"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Trailing 8-7 in the top of the eighth, C.J Ziegler smacked a hard-hit grounder down the third base line that careened off the glove of UNO third baseman T.J. Baxter and trickled into the outfield for a one-out double. </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; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Rhinehart, who had singled in the third, doubled in the fourth and homered in the sixth, battled Privateer reliever Ryan O&rsquo;Shea&rsquo;s to a full count before completing his second cycle in the last three weeks with a triple to the right field corner. The three-bagger plated Ziegler with the game-tying run and left Rhinehart standing just 90 feet away from handing <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> its third lead of the game.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Sophomore Brad Glenn came through in the next at bat with a fly ball to left that was deep enough to reward Rhinehart with a trip home on the sacrifice and hand UA a 9-8 edge.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Freshman closer Jason Stoffel came on in the bottom of the inning and continued his postseason domination, shutting down the UNO offense with a perfect final two innings of work. The right-hander struck out three of the first four batters he faced and got an outstanding defensive effort by T.J. Steele in centerfield with one out in the ninth.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>With the tenuous one-run lead intact in the final frame, UNO&rsquo;s Johnny Giavotella drilled a 1-0 Stoffel offering deep to straight away center. The fleet-footed Steele instantly tracked down the shot off the bat and gloved it just before hitting the outfield fence 390 feet away from home for the second out. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Stoffel then ended the game with his fourth strikeout of the night to earn his fifth save of the season and his second of the NCAA regional.</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>Rhinehart&rsquo;s cycle, the 13th in Arizona history, capped off an up-and-down win for the Wildcats and placed them into the regional championship game on Sunday at 7 p.m. CDT </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>The Cats got off to a rough start, as sloppy defense and three UNO hits in the first handed the Privateers an early 3-0 advantage. Diallo Fon and Colt Sedbrook committed back-to-back errors on the first two UNO balls put in play and the Privateers got RBI from Joey Butler, Giavotella and Josh Tarnow to race ahead.</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>Arizona battled back to tie the game in the third as Fon atoned for his fielding error with a solo home run to lead off the frame and Jon Gaston added a two-out, two-run single to pull UA even.</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>Rhinehart&rsquo;s fourth inning double drove home Colt Sedbrook to stake UA to a 4-3 lead and Gaston clubbed a massive solo homer to right-center in the fifth to push the advantage to 5-3.</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>The resilient Privateers battled back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to retake the momentum of the game and a 6-5 lead. After UNO loaded the bases with no outs in the inning off of Wildcat starter Brad Mills, reliever Ryan Perry unleashed a wild pitch on his first offering out of the bullpen to score a run.</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>UNO added two more runs off of Perry in the inning with Giavotella doubling in one and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tarnow</st1:place></st1:City> singling in another to retake the lead.</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>Rhinehart&rsquo;s two-run homer in the sixth temporarily handed Arizona a 7-6 edge, but a Brandon Bowser RBI-double and a run-scoring single by Giavotella made it 8-7 UNO before left-hander Daniel Schlereth finally settled down the pitching for the Wildcats.</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>Schlereth (3-0), who picked up his third win of the season, allowed just one run on three hits over two innings. He chipped in three of UA&rsquo;s 14 strikeouts in the game and did not issue a walk.</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>Rhinehart&rsquo;s eighth inning heroics gave UA its second one-run win of the postseason and improved the Wildcats to 12-2 on the year in single-run games.<BR><BR></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> <TABLE borderColor=black cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 bgColor=white border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG id=SCALEPHOTO alt="" src="http://admin.xosn.com//pics18/400/GP/GPEGEXQXPWWCUCM.20070603052742.jpg"></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>Photo: AP</TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">What to Watch For on Sunday<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- Including this season, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has played for a regional title in three of the four postseasons it has participated in under head coach Andy Lopez. The Wildcats defeated Notre Dame to win the 2004 South Bend Regional title and dropped two straight games against Cal State Fullerton at the 2005 Fullerton Regional to finish second. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> did not make the postseason last year.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- In the two games at the Wichita Regional in which the Wildcats have played, Arizona is batting .333 as a team with three doubles, a triple and three home runs. The UA pitching staff has recorded 30 strikeouts against just five walks in 18 innings of work<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- Of the 17 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> players that have appeared in the first two games of the regional, 15 are playing in their first NCAA postseason. Only seniors Brad Mills and Bill Rhinehart have any postseason experience out of the 17 who have played this far.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- The Wildcats have won both games at the Wichita Regional by just a single run (4-3 and 9-8) and are 12-2 for the year in one-run games.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- The Arizona pitching staff, which has the fourth-most strikeouts in school history this season with 522, has punched out 10 or more batters in each of the last four consecutive games, including a season-high 16 in the regional opener against Oral Roberts.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- Senior Bill Rhinehart became the first <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> player in school history to hit for the cycle in the postseason when he did so against <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:City> on Saturday. The cycle was the second for Rhinehart in the last three weeks (vs. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> on May 20) and the 13<SUP>th</SUP> in school history.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- Rhinehart (14 games), Colt Sedbrook (9) and C.J. Ziegler (7) all extended their hitting streaks against <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:City> on Saturday. Rhinehart&rsquo;s 14-game streak is the longest of the season for any <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> player and ties his career-long established last season (Read more about his streak below). Both Sedbrook&rsquo;s and Ziegler&rsquo;s streaks are personal-highs for the year.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- Freshman sensation Jason Stoffel, UA&rsquo;s closer, has appeared in both postseason games, posted two saves, not allowed a base hit in four innings of work and has struck out nine of the 12 batters he has faced. For the year the right-hander is 5-0 with five saves, a 1.91 ERA and 53 Ks in 42 1/3 innings pitched.<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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> is a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base tries in the postseason.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- After recording just one extra base hit (a double) in the NCAA-opener against Oral Roberts on Friday, the Wildcats collected two doubles, a triple and three home runs in the Saturday contest against <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:City>.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- The Wildcats bullpen is a perfect 15-for-15 in save opportunities this year and has converted 19 straight dating back to last season.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">- After taking a 9-8 lead in the top of the eighth inning on Saturday, the Wildcats improved to 37-0 on the year when heading into the ninth with the lead. <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">A Close Shave: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">The majority of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s recent postseason success has come by the closest of margins. Including two one-run games this year, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has recorded seven of its last eight NCAA postseason <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U>wins</U></B> by two or less runs.<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">2004<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 7, Notre Dame 6 ? <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">South Bend</st1:place></st1:City> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 6, <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Long Beach</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> 5 ? <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Long Beach</st1:place></st1:City> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 4, <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Long Beach</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> 3 ? <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Long Beach</st1:place></st1:City> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 7, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arkansas</st1:place></st1:State> 2 ? College World Series<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">2005<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 5, <st1:State w:st="on">Missouri</st1:State> 3 ? <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 6, <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Cal</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceName> <st1:City w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:City> 5 ? <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City> Regional <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">2007<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 4, Oral Roberts 3 ? <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Wichita</st1:place></st1:City> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> 9, <st1:City w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:City> 8 ? <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Wichita</st1:place></st1:City> Regional<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">Bill-Cycle Built for Two: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Bill Rhinehart became the first Arizona player to not only hit for the cycle twice in a career, he is also the only one out of the 12 who have done so to get it done in the NCAA postseason tournament. Rhinehart, who hit for his first cycle against <st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State> on May 20 in the regular season, hit a single in the third, a double in the fourth, a homer in the sixth and a triple in the eighth to lead <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> to a 9-8 win over <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:City> on Saturday.<BR><STRONG>Hitting for the Cycle at Arizona</STRONG></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> <TABLE height=238 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=561 border=0 x:str> <COLGROUP> <COL style="WIDTH: 109pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 5302" width=145> <COL style="WIDTH: 157pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 7643" width=209> <COL style="WIDTH: 109pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 5302" width=145> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; WIDTH: 109pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=145 height=17><FONT size=2><STRONG>Player</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; WIDTH: 157pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=209><FONT size=2><STRONG>Opponent</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; WIDTH: 109pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=145><STRONG><FONT size=2>Date</FONT></STRONG></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Chet Vasey</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>vs. Williams Field</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="18379"><FONT size=2>4/26/1950</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Russ Gragg</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>vs. UCLA</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="19788"><FONT size=2>3/5/1954</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Bob Allen</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>vs. Texas Tech</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="26364"><FONT size=2>3/6/1972</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Marv Thompson</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>vs. Azusa Pacific</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="27078"><FONT size=2>2/18/1974</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Dave Stegman</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>at Texas-El Paso</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="27153"><FONT size=2>5/4/1974</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Mike Gatlin</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>vs. Azusa Pacific</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="27446"><FONT size=2>2/21/1975</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Scott Stanley</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>at Washington State</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>5/17/1979 (Game 2)</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Menno Wickey</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>at Hawaii-Hilo</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="34749"><FONT size=2>2/19/1995</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Kenny Huff</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>vs. Washington State</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="36638"><FONT size=2>4/22/2000</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Matt Abram</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>at Washington State</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="36989"><FONT size=2>4/8/2001</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2>Shelley Duncan</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2>vs. Texas A&amp;M-Corpus Christi</FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="36994"><FONT size=2>4/13/2001</FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2><STRONG>Bill Rhinehart</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:str="vs. Washington "><FONT size=2><STRONG>vs. Washington<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="39222"><FONT size=2><STRONG>5/20/2007</STRONG></FONT></TD></TR> <TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17><FONT size=2><STRONG>Bill Rhinehart</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD class=xl26 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=2><STRONG>vs. New Orleans</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-TOP: #e0dfe3; BORDER-LEFT: #e0dfe3; BORDER-BOTTOM: #e0dfe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" x:num="39235"><FONT size=2><STRONG>6/2/2007</STRONG></FONT></TD></TR></TABLE></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">14 and Counting: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Senior Bill Rhinehart has put together a very impressive 14-game hitting streak. The fourth-year Wildcat has batted a team-best .476 (30 for 63) with nine doubles, four triples, five home runs, 29 RBI and 24 RBI in his last 14 games. He has recorded both cycles during the current streak, as well as hit his second career grand slam (vs. USC on May 13). He is slugging .984 during the streak and has a .485 on-base percentage.<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"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Four Eyes: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Jon Gaston&rsquo;s improved vision has been paying off. Since being fitted for glasses on May 19, the sophomore is batting .393 (11 for 28) with two doubles, two triples, four home runs, 13 RBI and nine runs scored in his last seven games played. During the outburst he is slugging at 1.036 clip with a .500 on-base percentage, while raising his season average from .316 to .328.<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">Sunday Starter David Coulon: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Left-hander David Coulon will take the mound as the starter for the Wildcats in the regional championship game on Sunday ... The junior southpaw is 4-3 on the year with a 5.00 ERA in 16 appearances ... He has 56 strikeouts in 63 innings pitched ... Sunday will be his 10<SUP>th</SUP> start of the year for UA ... He worked a season-high 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision effort at Hawaii on March 11 ... He has twice worked six innings in a start ? vs. Utah Valley State on Feb. 6 and Washington on May 19 ... He struck out a career-high 11 hitters against UVS, and most recently punched out eight Arizona State batters in a 4 1/3 inning start against the Sun Devils on May 25 ... Along with seniors Brad Mills and Bill Rhinehart, Coulon is one of just three players on the roster with postseason experience prior to the Wichita Regional.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P></FONT>
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