HILO, Hawaii ?- Arizona rapped out 19 runs on 16 hits and three different Wildcat pitchers teamed up to strikeout 13 batters, as UA defeated Hawaii-Hilo 19-3 at Wong Stadium on the Big Island on Tuesday.
Trailing 1-0 after two innings, the Wildcats stormed back by scoring two runs in the third, six in the fourth, three in the sixth and five in the seventh, before capping off the night with three final runs in the eighth.
Colt Sedbrook, C.J. Ziegler, Bill Rhinehart and Brad Glenn led the way individually, combining to finish the game 11 for 17 with nine runs scored, three doubles, a triple and 12 RBI on the night.
Ziegler, who hit his team-leading seventh home run of the season in fourth inning, finished the contest 4 for 5 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored, and fell just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
On the mound, sophomore Ryan Perry saw his first action of the season after missing the first five weeks of the year with a broken left elbow. The right-hander started the contest and gave up one run on three hits with three strikeouts and no walks in his scheduled two innings of work.
Classmate Mike Colla (2-1) relieved Perry in the third and gave up just one hit over the next 4 1/3 innings, while striking out five and walking two. His scoreless relief work earned him his second win of the season. Junior Lee Taylor closed out the victory over the final 2 2/3 innings with five Ks.
UHH’s Lars Knepper (1-4) was charged with the loss after allowing eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings.