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Washington Game Two
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/05/2008
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????????????SEATTLE, Wash. ?C?Less than 12 hours after getting shut out 1-0 by Washington, left-hander David Coulon and the Arizona baseball team returned the favor with a series-tying 5-0 whitewashing at Husky Ballpark on Saturday.

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The victory, UA second in its last three games, improved the Cats to 15-10 for the year and to 3-5 in the conference standings. UW dropped to 19-9 overall and to 2-3 in the Pac-10 with the loss.

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Coulon (5-2) was in complete control in his second career complete game shutout, scattering seven singles on the afternoon and not allowing a Husky base runner to reach second until there were two outs in the ninth. He finished the contest with five strikeouts against just one walk for this team-leading fifth win of the year. ?

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The Wildcat offense, which managed just two hits in a 1-0 loss to UW at Safeco Field on Friday, got on the board early with a run in the first.

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Senior Colt Sedbrook reached on a one-out single, advance to second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a single by classmate C.J. Ziegler. Sophomore Dillon Baird plated Sedbrook on a sacrifice fly to stake UA to the early 1-0 edge.

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Although the 1-0 edge eventually proved to be enough for the Coulon on the day, the Cats added some breathing room for the senior southpaw in the seventh.

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Junior T.J. Steele was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. The speedy centerfielder stole second, his seventh steal in seven tries this year and just the eighth allowed by UW this season, and moved to third on a single to right by classmate Jon Gaston.

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With runners on the corners and no outs, sophomore Rafael Valenzuela dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move Gaston to second and plate Steele for a 2-0 UA lead. After a strikeout by Bryce Ortega for the second out in the inning, UW starter Cam Nobles (2-1) walked pinch hitter Bobby Coyle to put runners on first and second and end his day on the mound.

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Sophomore Diallo Fon greeted reliever Elliott Cribby with 2-1 single to center to score Gaston and push UAˇ?s cushion to three. A throw by UW centerfielder Michael Burgher trying to get Coyle at third on Fonˇ?s single found its way into the Arizona dugout for an error that allowed the Wildcat freshman to score and make it 4-0 Cats.

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Ziegler, who finished the game 3 for 4 with a double, a run and a RBI, hit his team leading 10th homer of the season into a stiff wind to left to lead off the eighth and cap the scoring at 5-0.

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The Wildcats and Huskies will play the rubber game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. UA left-hander Eric Berger will take the mound as the Wildcats will attempt to win their first conference series of the season.

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Notes

Coulon tossed a nine-inning CG at USC on May 27, 2006. The left-hander blanked the Trojans on seven hits and finished with seven Ks and only one walk in his only other career complete game ˇ? In five career games against Washington Ziegler is batting .476 (10 for 21) with five runs scored, three doubles, a home run and nine RBI.

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