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Baseball Drops 8-6 Decision to UNLV
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/26/2007
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            LAS VEGAS ?- The Arizona pitching staff couldn’t maintain a three-run advantage, as UNLV rallied from an early 6-3 deficit to defeat the Wildcats 8-6 at Wilson Stadium on Sunday. The Rebels broke a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning to avoid the three-game series sweep and improve to 7-8 on the year. Arizona dropped to 11-3 with the loss.

 

            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..

 

            The Wildcats will host rival Arizona State on Tuesday at 4 p.m. MST. The appearance by the Sun Devils will be their only trip to Tucson during the 2007 season. Left-hander Paul Bargas (1-0) is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats.

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