Fri., March 2 -
Sat., March 3 -
Sun., March 4 -
Potential Starting Lineup
Batting .367 with 10 R and 11 RBI 2
Batting .267 with a RBI and three runs in four games 3
Team-leader with .383 Avg., 4 HR and 18 RBI 4
Team leader with seven 2Bs and 18 RBI 5
Tied for team lead with 4 HR and 18 RBI 6
Batting .340 with 11 runs and three 2Bs 7
Has started the last four games at 3B 8
Hitting .333 with seven RBI in 12 games 9
Is 6 for 6 in SB tries this season Pitching
RHP Preston Guilmet
2-0 with a 2.51 ERA in 28 2/3 IP, 24 K vs. 5 BB Sat
LHP Brad Mills
Team leader with three wins this season Sun
LHP David Coulon
2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 19 IP CP
LHP Daniel Schlereth
1-0 with three saves in five relief appearances this year
The Wildcats took two of three from UNLV in Las Vegas ... UA won the opening two games, 6-5 and 9-3, but couldn’t pull of the sweep, falling 8-6 on Sunday in the series finale ... As a team, Arizona batted .272 in the series and hit three doubles, two triples and home run ... On the mound, UA posted a 4.00 ERA in 27 innings and finished with 29 strikeouts against 11 walks.
The Wildcats took on in-state rival
A Quick Look at
The Eagles head into play against the Wildcats this weekend with a 1-6 overall record ... EMU has already taken on a pair of top 25 teams in Tennessee and South Carolina ... Its lone victory thus far came against the Volunteers in Knoxville ... EMU returns 24 letterwinners from the 2006 team that went 27-27 overall and 14-12 in the MAC ... Through seven games, the Eagles are batting .269 as a team and have hit 11 doubles, one triple and six home runs ... Individually catcher Derek Lehrman has been the catalyst at the plate, batting a team-high .444 with four doubles a home run and four RBI ... On the mound, EMU has a 4. 63 ERA in 58 1/3 innings of work ... The Eagles’ staff has 31 strikeouts against 28 walks ... Although no rotation has been set, George Biddle (0-1, 2.03 ERA) and Jeff Fisher (0-1, 3.52 ERA) have combined to start four of EMU’s seven contests this season ... Head coach Roger Croyell is in his 20th season as the Eagles’ skipper and has posted a 513-583-2 record.
The Wildcats and Eagles have met five times on the baseball diamond prior to this weekend’s three-game series ... Arizona is 5-0 all-time against EMU with the most recent meeting coming in 1997 ... On a historic note, Arizona defeated Eastern Michigan twice in the 1976 College World Series, including a 7-1 victory in the championship game to hand UA its first national championship in any sport.
Heading into play this weekend, the Wildcats are batting .317 as a team and averaging 7.4 runs, 10.9 hits, 2.5 doubles, 1.0 home runs and 6.7 RBI per game.
In 15 games this season Arizona has posted at least one extra base hit in each one ... UA has hit at least one double in 14 of 15 contests this season, including a season-high eight in the season-opener against Gonzaga ... The Wildcats hit eight doubles, three triples and a home run against Gonzaga on Feb. 2. The 12 extra base hits in that contest were the most put up by a UA squad in school history, eclipsing the previous high-water mark of 11 set by the 1985 and 2001 teams ... Junior DH C.J. Ziegler tied the UA single-game school record for doubles in his first career start on Feb. 2, swatting three two-baggers. He finished the contest 4 for 5 with three RBI and four runs scored.
Doing it with Two
Through the first 15 games the
Although they are well behind last year’s pace, the Cats have been hit by 24 pitches in 15 games thus far. The opposition has twice hit
Moving on Up
Sophomore T.J. Steele was bumped up in the batting order to the lead off spot against
Although Tuesday’s game against
Closing in on 1,000
Helped by a six-home run game against
One Yard from History
Brad Glenn was already having a good day - 3 for 3, three home runs - when he strode to plate in the eighth inning against
Three-Homer Games at
April 7, 1972 - Dennis Haines at UTEP - 5-for-5, 4 R, 2B, 3 HRs, 3 RBI
March 20, 1974 - Ron Hassey vs.
April 8, 2000 - Erik Torres at Washington - 3-for-4, 4 R, 3 HR, 3 RBI
Feb. 23, 2001 - Shelley Duncan vs.
Feb. 7, 2007 - Brad Glenn vs.
Only Hassey and Duncan hit their HRs in consecutive ABs
Glenn Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Sophomore Brad Glenn was named the Feb. 13 Pac-10 Player of the Week by the conference office. In UA’s five games vs.
Back With the Pitchers
After one year away,
Schlereth Shuts the Door
1. Mark Melancon (2004-06) - 18 saves
2. Ryan Moskau (1997-98) - 14 Saves
3. Joe Estes (1983-86) - 13 Saves
Carlos Rico (1991-92) - 13 Saves
5.Tyler Lawton ((1979-82) - 10 Saves
Daniel Schlereth (2006-present) - 10 saves
The Old Fashioned Way
You’re going to have to earn it off of Friday starter Preston Guilmet. The right-hander (2-0, 2.51 ERA) has issued just five walks in a team-high 28 2/3 innings of work and the opposition is batting a lowly .182 against this season. The sophomore has been so good thus far that even when he has found trouble - four runs on four hits in the first inning last weekend at UNLV - he has settled down nicely - one run on three hits over the next 4 2/3 innings against the Rebels.
Coulon Carries On
Junior southpaw David Coulon wrapped up his 2006 with a complete-game shut out of USC in
David Coulon’s Last Five Appearances (2006 and 2007)
May 27, 2006 at USC - 9 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 7 K, 1 BB - Win
Feb. 6, 2007 vs.
Feb. 11, 2007 vs.
Feb. 18, 2007 at CS Fullerton - 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 K, 5 BB - ND
Feb. 25, 2007 at UNLV - 5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 K, 5 BB - ND
Mills Bounces Back
After a rough outing at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 17 (2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K), senior left-hander Brad Mills bounced back with a nice performance against UNLV last weekend. Working six strong innings, he allowed just two earned runs on eight hits, while striking out seven a walking just one. For the year, Mills is 3-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 22 innings of work.
Guilmet Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
Guilmet Named National Player of the Week
The renovation of Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium continued over the offseason. Introduced to the complex this year in a brand new press box and plaza in left field. The new press facility dwarfs the old one in size, features two independent radio booths, two extensive areas for print and electronic media members and a separate room for the game operations personnel. Additionally, the Legends Plaza honoring the team and individual player accomplishments has been added to the area down the left field line ... The air conditioned press box and left field plaza are just two of many features that have been added to the facility since 2002, including a three-tunnel batting cage (2003), a laser leveled new playing surface (2006), new bullpen mounds (2006), grass berm seating along the right and left field lines (2006), new score and video boards (2006), turf halo around home plate (2006), billboard in right field honoring UA’s 15 CWS teams (2006) and a new wooden outfield fence (2004).
The coaching staff has a pair of new faces, although those familiar with the UA program and
Cats Picked Fifth
In a vote by the league coaches, the Wildcats were picked to finish fifth in the conference standings in a preseason poll.
The Wildcats completed the 2006 season 27-28 overall and 12-12 in the Pac-10. Arizona came up probably just one win shy of appearing in its fourth straight NCAA postseason after finishing fourth in the Pac-10 standings ... Offensively, last year’s squad batted .305 for the year and averaged 7.4 runs, 10.8 hits and 6.6 RBI per game ... After losing their top two pitchers to injury, the Cats struggled on the mound, finishing with a 5.41 ERA in 490 1/3 innings pitched. Still the pitching staff managed to post a better than 2-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio and average 8.8 Ks per game.