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Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium
Potential Starting Lineup
Is five for his last eight after starting 1-for-7 2
Batting .364 with eight Rs in his first five games 3
Had 2-HR night vs. Utah Valley State on Wednesday 4
Batting .583 and has six BBs and two HBP 5
Tied school record with 3 HRs vs. Utah Valley State on Wed. 6
13-game hitting streak dating back to last season 7
Batting .389 in his first five career games 8
Has six RBI in his first five games 9
Batting .455 in three starts thus far Pitching
RHP Preston Guilmet
Tossed eight hitless innings in season debut last Friday Sat
LHP Brad Mills
Went 6 2/3 innings with five Ks for win vs. Gonazaga Sun
RHP Mike Colla
Tied a career-high with 4 2/3 IP vs. Gonzaga, won first game CP
LHP Daniel Schlereth/RHP Jason Stoffel ?- Duo will share end-of-the-game duties
All Access Video and Free Live Stats
Wildcat fans can catch all the live action at Kindall Field by subscribing to All Access at arizonaathletics.com. Every home game in 2007 will be streamed live over the internet. Additionally, free live stats, presented by Tucson Electric Power, will be available at the home site of the Wildcats for all of the home games and for many of the road contests as well.
Brian Jeffries, the Voice of the Wildcats, will call the action of Sunday’s series finale with
Getting Off On a Good Foot
Arizona’s 5-0 start to the season is the fourth time in six years under Andy Lopez the Cats have won five or more games to start a year ... Arizona’s longest win streak to begin a season under Lopez was a 9-0 start in 2005 ... After opening the 2007 season with a series sweep over visiting Gonzaga, the Cats have won 13 straight opening weekend series dating back to 1995 and have gone 33-7 on the first weekend of the year during that span ... Dating back to 1994, Arizona is 13-1 on opening day, with the lone loss coming from BYU in 2003 ... Under sixth-year head coach Andy Lopez, UA is 16-2 all-time on opening weekend and has won five of six season-opening games.
Off Fast and in a Hurry
The Wildcats’ flurry to start the year wraps up this weekend when they host
A Quick Look at
The Lobos head to Tucson with just one game under their belt - a 15-13 win over Texas Tech ... UNM, which took three of four games against Arizona last season, returns 20 letterwinners from the 2006 squad that went 30-29 ... Junior second baseman Jordan Pacheco returns for his third season with the Lobos. In 2006 he terrorized UA pitching, batting .526 (10-for-19) with nine run scored, a double, a home run and four RBI in four contests... Other top-returners to the starting lineup include 3B Ian Hollick (.376, 11 HR, 65 RBI in 2006) and 1B Daniel Stovall (.323 10 HR, 75 RBI) ... The Lobos tentative pitching rotation for the weekend is: Fri. - LHP Bobby LaFrombois, Sat. - LHP Jacob Norton and Sun. - RHP Stephen Smith. Norton and Smith may swap starting days ... Head coach Rich Alday, who started the baseball program at
As noted above, the Lobos won the season series against the Wildcats three games to one last year. UNM’s 6-5 victory in the series opener on Feb. 17 snapped a 23-game losing streak to the Wildcats dating back to the 1997 season ... Western Athletic Conference rivals from 1963-78, Arizona and New Mexico have played 188 times in baseball since 1939 ... Arizona holds a 157-31 advantage in the all-time series ... During the WAC days, UA lost only one six-game season series to UNM (2-4 in 1970) ... UA’s Andy Lopez is 10-3 all-time against UNM and won his first game ever as the UA skipper against the Lobos in 2002.
Doing it with Two
Through the first five games the
Guilmet Named National Player of the Week
The Wildcats have started off on a torrid pace at the plate. As a team UA is batting .398 and averaging 10.6 runs, 14 hits, four doubles, 1.6 home runs and 10.2 RBI per game.
In five games this season, Arizona has hit 20 doubles, four triples and eight home runs for 32 extra base hits, meaning that of UA’s 70 hits this year, 46 percent of them have gone for two or more bases ... The Wildcats hit eight doubles, three triples and a home run in their season opener against last Friday. The 12 extra base hits in that contest were the most put up by a UA squad in school history, eclipsing the previous high-water mark of 11 set by the 1985 and 2001 teams ... Junior DH C.J. Ziegler tied the UA single-game school record for doubles in his first career start last Friday, swatting three two-baggers. He finished the contest 4-for-5 with three RBI and four runs scored.
Pretty Potent 3-4-5
Arizona's 3-4-5 hitters in the batting order - Bill Rhinehart, C.J. Ziegler and Brad Glenn - have gone a combined 28-for-54 (.519) with 26 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, six home runs and 25 RBI through five games.
13 and Counting
With at least one hit in all five games thus far, outfielder T.J. Steele has extended his carry over hitting streak from last season to 13 straight games. The sophomore, who hit safely in his final eight games last season, is batting .464 (26-for-56) with 17 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, a home run and 16 RBI during his two-season tear at the plate ... Sr Bill Rhinehart has hit safely in all five games this season and in his last seven straight dating back to last year ... So Brad Glenn has at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games played dating back to 2006 ... Fr Robert Abel has hit safely in all five games of UA career ... Rhinehart, Steele and C.J. Ziegler have at least one RBI in all five games thus far.
Helped by a six-home run game against
One Yard from History
Brad Glenn was already having a good day - 3-for-3, three home runs - when he strode to plate in the eighth inning against
Three-Homer Games at
April 7, 1972 - Dennis Haines at UTEP - 5-for-5, 4 R, 2B, 3 HRs, 3 RBI
March 20, 1974 - Ron Hassey vs.
April 8, 2000 - Erik Torres at Washington - 3-for-4, 4 R, 3 HR, 3 RBI
Feb. 23, 2001 - Shelley Duncan vs.
Feb. 7, 2007 - Brad Glenn vs.
Only Hassey and Duncan hit their HRs in consecutive ABs
Looking for Redemption
Last season was one to forget for the
But Don’t Forget About Us
Three newcomers to the
Back with the Pitchers
After a one-year absence,
The only Wildcat down with injury to start the year is sophomore right-hander Ryan Perry, who was injured in an off-field incident prior to the opening of spring camp. Perry, who broke his left arm, is out for at least a couple more weeks, will return to the pitching rotation and will factor in as either a part of the starting rotation or as the team’s closer.
Closing in on 1,000
The Non-Conference Slate
The coaching staff has a pair of new faces, although those familiar with the UA program and
Cats Picked Fifth
In a vote by the league coaches, the Wildcats were picked to finish fifth in the conference standings in a preseason poll.
The Wildcats completed the 2006 season 27-28 overall and 12-12 in the Pac-10. Arizona came up probably just one win shy of appearing in its fourth straight NCAA postseason after finishing fourth in the Pac-10 standings ... Offensively, last year’s squad batted .305 for the year and averaged 7.4 runs, 10.8 hits and 6.6 RBI per game ... After losing their top two pitchers to injury, the Cats struggled on the mound, finishing with a 5.41 ERA in 490 1/3 innings pitched. Still the pitching staff managed to post a better than 2-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio and average 8.8 Ks per game.
The renovation of Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium continued over the offseason. Introduced to the complex this year in a brand new press box and plaza in left field. The new press facility dwarfs the old one in size, features two independent radio booths, two extensive areas for print and electronic media members and a separate room for the game operations personnel. Additionally, the Legends Plaza honoring the team and individual player accomplishments has been added to the area down the left field line ... The air conditioned press box and left field plaza are just two of many features that have been added to the facility since 2002, including a three-tunnel batting cage (2003), a laser leveled new playing surface (2006), new bullpen mounds (2006), grass berm seating along the right and left field lines (2006), new score and video boards (2006), turf halo around home plate (2006), billboard in right field honoring UA’s 15 CWS teams (2006) and a new wooden outfield fence (2004).