UNLV plated a pair of runs on two hits, a hit batter and a costly error by freshman third baseman Erik Castro to snap the tie in the eighth.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Bill Rhinehart and a two-run homer by C.J. Ziegler, his third of the season.
The Rebels struck back in the second, scoring a pair runs on two hits and error to cut the UA lead to 3-2. Freshman Jarred Freierson delivered the big blow, driving in both runs on his first career hit, a double to right.
Brad Glenn extended the Arizona advantage to 4-2 with a two-out run-scoring single to plate Rhinehart from second in the top of the third, but UNLV responded with a run in the home half of the frame to make it 4-3 and had the bases loaded before starter David Coulon was able to strike out Freierson to end the inning and the threat.
The Cats tacked on single runs in the fourth and fifth to push the lead to 6-3, but the Rebels answered with single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh to tie the game at 6-6..
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