Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Arizona Fall Ball - Day Five
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 13, 2001
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Oct. 13, 2001

Fall Ball, Day Five: The was no sleeping in for the Arizona baseball team on Saturday. After an early morning hitting session, the team took the field for the fourth intrasquad game this week. The white team defeated the gray team 7-4. White starter Sean Rierson was impressive in his second appearance of the fall. The sophomore right-hander tossed four innings of no-hit ball with five strikeouts. He surrendered only a single unearned run in the first inning while picking up his second win of the season. Seven players on the white team had at least on hit in the game, including Brad Hassey, Marc Kaiser and Ken Riley, who all tallied two hits a piece. For the gray team, freshman Will Thompson was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a stolen base and Rich Mercado hit his first home run as an Arizona Wildcat, a solo shot to left-center in the seventh.


Gray Team
1. Clayton Bried	0-3
2. Will Thompson	1-3, 2 RBI, SB
3. Brian Anderson	0-3, SB, R
4. Chris Cunningham	0-3, BB, R
5. John Hardy		0-2
6. Justyn St. Clair	0-2, BB, SB
7. Greg Powers  	0-3
8. Rich Mercado 	1-3, HR, RBI, 2 R
9. Pat Reilly		1-3, R, HBP

P. Chris Goodman 4 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K P. Kevin Sears 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 HB, 2 K P. Wes Zlotoff 1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB

White Team 1. Brad Hassey 2-4, R, 2 RBI 2. Marc Kaiser 2-4, 2 R 3. Moises Duran 1-4, R 4. Ken Riley 2-3, 2 RBI, SF 5. Chris Marini 0-3, SF, RBI 6. Jeff Van Houten 1-4, RBI 7. Ryan Wilmer 1-2, BB 8. Lavel Mayberry 0-3, R 9. Rene Arriaga 1-1, 2B, R

P. Sean Rierson 4 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 5 K P. Jason Synder 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H P. Tony Sulser 1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H

Quoting Coach: "Today was really good. The most important thing and the brightest spot is that we're starting to grasp the idea of how I want them to play. Our identity as a team that plays good defense, pressures the opposing teams on offense and hustles on every play is starting to show. We're still making mistakes, but those mistakes need to happen in order to make progress. We're really starting to grasp our identity."

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