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20070322 Baseball Hangs on for another One-run Victory
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/22/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">TUCSON</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </B>Freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743909"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743909">Kevin Rodland</A></A> drove home <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519">Brad Glenn</A></A> from second with the game-winning run on a one-out single to left in the ninth inning, as Arizona came up with just enough in a 7-6 victory over Morehead State at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium on Wednesday.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The Wildcats&rsquo; fourth straight win improved them to 18-6 on the season, while the pesky Eagles dropped to 4-15 on the year despite out-hitting <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> 13 to 6 on Wednesday.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Tied 6-6 after eight and half innings, Glenn drew a one-out walk in the ninth and stole second to move into scoring position. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>Rodland, who entered the game as a pinch runner in the seventh and was 1 for his last 13 at the plate, came through with the clutch hit by lacing reliever Quentin Morgan&rsquo;s 2-1 offering past shortstop and into left for a single to plate Glenn with the go-ahead run. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The one-run margin of victory was UA&rsquo;s fourth in its last six games and improved the Cats to 6-0 on the year in single-run contests.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>MSU drew first blood in the first inning, scoring a run on a Ryan Kinder single up the middle that plated Trent Hanna from second. Kinder proved to be a thorn in UA&rsquo;s side all night, finishing the game 4 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, which has struggled offensively at the plate of late, appeared to be back on track with the bats by scoring two runs on two hits and a MSU error in the home half of the frame. <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718">Bill Rhinehart</A></A> delivered the first run on a sacrifice fly and Glenn chipped in with a RBI-single in the next at bat to make it 2-1 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The Cats tacked on another run without the aid of a hit in the third when <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743902"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743902">Diallo Fon</A></A> led off the frame with a walk, advanced all the way to third on a failed pickoff attempt by reliever Alex Pounds and scored on a sacrifice fly by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892">Robert Abel</A></A> to make it 3-1.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>MSU rallied to take a 4-3 lead after four and half innings with a run in the fourth and two in the fifth. JD Ashbrook, Justin Johnson and Jarred Seasor all came up with run-scoring hits for the Eagles.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The MSU edge didn&rsquo;t last long as UA took advantage of five walks, including two for RBI, a run-scoring balk and another error on a failed pickoff attempt to score three two-out runs in the bottom of the fifth. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743899"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743899">Erik Castro</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518">Jon Gaston</A></A> drove home runs on free passes and MSU&rsquo;s Chase Huffman chipped in another run with his first balk of the year, as UA managed to retake the lead at 6-4 despite collecting just one hit in the inning.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The Eagles plated a pair of runs in the eighth on pinch hit single by Drew Lee and a sacrifice fly by Kinder to notch the game at 6-6 and pave the way for Rodland&rsquo;s heroics. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>UA reliever <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514">Cory Burns</A></A> (3-1) picked up his second victory in the series by working the final 1 2/3 innings. He finished with one strikeout and no walks. MSU&rsquo;s Morgan (0-3) was charged with the loss after giving up Rodland&rsquo;s game-winning hit in the ninth.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> will return to action on Friday when it opens a three-game series against <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Colorado</st1:place> at Kindall Field. First pitch for the opener is slated for 7 p.m. with right-hander <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> the scheduled starter on the mound. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><FONT size=2></FONT> </P>
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