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20070325 Baseball Sweeps Double-Header vs. Northern Colorado, 12-0 and 6-2
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Release: 03/25/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></B> ? The <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> baseball team swept its double-header with <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Colorado</st1:place> (7-12) on Saturday by scores of 12-0 and 6-2. The victories improved the Cats to 20-6 on the year, extended their winning streak to six straight games and handed them the 999th and 1,000th all-time wins at Sancet Stadium. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In game one, sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> blanked the Bears on three hits over a full nine innings for the first complete game of the season for the Wildcats, and the dormant UA offense woke up to score 12 runs on 17 hits, including four doubles, a triple and a home run.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Guilmet (5-0), who extended his streak to 21 1/3 scoreless innings with the shutout on Saturday, won his fifth game of the year with his first career CG. The right-hander struck out 11 on the day and walked just one<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He worked around a one-out first and third jam in the fifth inning with a strikeout and fly out, and then stranded a leadoff double in the sixth at second base with three more punchouts to keep UNC off the scoreboard. Over his last two starts he is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 23 strikeouts and five walks in 17 innings pitched.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Offensively, eight of the nine starters in game one finished with at least one hit. <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718">Bill Rhinehart</A></A> led the way, finishing 3 for 3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI. The senior drove in the first four runs of the game, including two on his fifth HR of the year.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Leadoff hitter <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743902"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743902">Diallo Fon</A></A> added three hits in five at bats and scored twice, while <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917">C.J. Ziegler</A></A> chipped in with three more knocks, including a double and his first career triple, two RBI and two runs scored. <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543">T.J. Steele</A></A> (2 for 5, 2 RBI, R) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892">Robert Abel</A></A> (2 for 3, 2 R) added a pair of hits each for the Cats in the win.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UNC&rsquo;s Chris Reap (2-3) was charged with the loss after allowing nine runs on 12 hits over 6 1/3 innings. <o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In game two, the Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second off of starter <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681">Brad Mills</A></A>, but left-hander settled down and the UA bats rapped out 15 more hits in the win.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Trailing 2-0 after two and half innings, the Wildcats cut the advantage to one with a run in the third, tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth, took the lead with a pair of runs in the sixth before putting the finishing touches on the sweep with two more runs in the seventh.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Abel (3 for 4, 3 R) and Fon (3 for 5, 2 RBI) teamed up to go 6 for 9 at the plate and steal a combined seven bases in the contest. Abel tied the UA single game record with four steals to improve to a perfect 15 for 15 in stolen base tries for the year and Fon added three thefts, but was also caught for the first time this season.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222542">Colt Sedbrook</A></A> (2 for 3, 2B, RBI, R) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518">Jon Gaston</A></A> (2 for 4, 2B, RBI) finished with a pair of hits for the Cats in the win.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On the mound, Mills (5-2) saw his pitch count rise early in the contest but settled down late to go seven innings for his fifth win of the year. The left-hander tied his career-high with 10 strikeouts, allowed just two runs on five hits and did not walk a batter on the night. Relievers <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514">Cory Burns</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222540"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222540">Daniel Schlereth</A></A> tossed a scoreless inning each to close out the sweep.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UNC reliever Tyler Pearson (0-4) was charged with the loss after giving up the go-ahead runs in the sixth.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Colorado</st1:place> will close out the weekend series on Sunday at 12 p.m. Left-hander <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=99800"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=99800">David Coulon</A></A> is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P>
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