The victory halted UA’s two-game skid and improved the Wildcats to 37-13 for the year while matching last season’s Pac-10 win total with a 12-7 league mark.
Guilmet (11-1), who was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Roger Clemens Award earlier this week, finished his fifth complete game win of the season with seven strikeouts and only two walks. His 11 victories this season are the most for any
Guilmet surrendered just a two-out double in the first inning, a bloop single to right in sixth and an infield single to shortstop in the seventh to lower the opponent’s season batting average against him seven points to an even .200 for the year. The shutout win dropped his Pac-10-leading ERA to 1.58 for the year, while the nine-inning performance was the sixth of the year for the sophomore right-hander (In addition to his five CGs this year, he went nine innings in a no-decision, extra-inning affair with Cal on April 5).
While Guilmet’s performance on the mound dominated the game, the
UW starter Jason Erickson (4-2) was victimized by an error on the first play of the game on a grounder off the bat of Hunter Pace and then hit Colt Sedbrook and walked C.J. Ziegler to load the bases. After a Bill Rhinehart strikeout, Glenn drew a free pass to force in Pace and Steele lined Erickson’s first pitch in the next at bat to gap in left center to plate all three teammates.
Glenn added a second RBI in the third with a single up the middle to make it 5-0 UA, before Oliver Padre drove home another run in the fifth on a run-scoring ground out to give
Arizona tied the season-high for regular season wins under head coach Andy Lopez (37 wins in 2005) ... The Wildcats presented framed jerseys to seniors Brad Mills and Bill Rhinehart in a pregame ceremony ... Guilmet’s seven Ks on Friday raised his Pac-10-leading total to 126 for the year. He needs just five more strikeouts this season to eclipse John Meloan and Kevin Guyette’s 16-year