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20070520 Baseball Downs Washington, 13-4
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/20/2007
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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>The Arizona offense continued its resurgence by collecting 13 runs on 13 hits and left-hander </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=99800"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=99800"><FONT size=2>David Coulon</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> turned in a solid six innings on the mound in a nine-run win over Washington at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium on Saturday. </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; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The 13-4 victory handed Arizona (38-13, 13-7) the most regular season wins in six years under head coach </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38674"><FONT size=2>Andy Lopez</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> and moved the Cats into sole possession of second place in the Pac-10 standings. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>, which has dropped four straight Pac-10 contests, fell to 27-25 overall and to 9-11 in the conference.</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>After watching Washington jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on three straight two-out base hits, senior </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><FONT size=2>Bill Rhinehart</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> (3 for 5, R, 2 2B, RBI) tied the game in the home half of the frame with one of his two doubles on the night. His 12<SUP>th</SUP> two-bagger of the season plated </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222542"><FONT size=2>Colt Sedbrook</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> (2 for 4, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 HBP) who reached base by being hit by one of his two school-record-tying pitches in the game.</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:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State></st1:place> tacked on another run in the top of the third for a 2-1 edge, but the Wildcats took advantage of a Husky error, three wild pitches by UW starter Elliott Cribby and a couple of timely hits to score six runs in the bottom of the frame.</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>Sedbrook got things rolling in the third after reaching on a throwing error by third baseman Matt Hauge. </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917"><FONT size=2>C.J. Ziegler</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> (2 for 5, R, 2B, 2 RBI) made the Huskies pay with a double down the left field line to score his junior classmate all the way from first. </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>Rhinehart followed with a single to right to place runners on the corners with one out. Cribby (1-2), who was charged with the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits in four innings of work, uncorked his first wild pitch in the inning to plate Ziegler and give UA a 3-2 lead. The right-hander&rsquo;s wildness cost him again in the next at bat.</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>Cribby struck out </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519"><FONT size=2>Brad Glenn</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> on a 1-2 offering for what should have been the third out in the inning, but the ball in the dirt squirted away from catcher Joey Dunn allowing Glenn to reach on the wild pitch. </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>With runners on first and second and still only one out, </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><FONT size=2>T.J. Steele</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> (1 for 4, 2 R, <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>RBI) delivered a run-scoring single up the middle to plate Rhinehart and move Glenn to second. Cribby&rsquo;s third wild pitch in the frame advance the pair to second and third for DH </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518"><FONT size=2>Jon Gaston</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2>.</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>Gaston (2 for 3, 2 R, 3B, HR, 4 RBI), who was fitted for glasses earlier in the day, used his improved vision to drill his team-leading seventh triple of the season to right for two more Arizona runs and a 6-2 UA lead.</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>Catcher </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901"><FONT size=2>Dwight Childs</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> rewarded Gaston with a trip home with a single up the middle for the final run 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>A bases loaded double by Sedbrook in the fifth pushed UA&rsquo;s lead to 10-3 and a two-run homer by Gaston and a RBI single by Ziegler led to three more runs in the eighth and capped off the offensive night for the Cats.</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>Meanwhile Coulon (4-3), who picked up a second straight start in place of an ailing </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681"><FONT size=2>Brad Mills</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2>, limited <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> to four runs on nine hits in six-plus innings. The southpaw finished with five strikeouts and only one walk to earn his fourth win of the year.</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>Right-handers </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222528"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222528"><FONT size=2>Ryan Perry</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> and </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743911"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743911"><FONT size=2>Jason Stoffel</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> teamed up to toss three scoreless innings the rest of the way to close out the series-clinching win. Perry struck out three in two innings of work and Stoffel kept his perfect conference contest ERA intact with an inning of work 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"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will close out the regular season home slate on Sunday with a chance to earn its third Pac-10 series sweep of the year. Right-hander </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222516"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222516"><FONT size=2>Mike Colla</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats in the 12 p.m. game.<BR><BR><STRONG>Note<BR></STRONG>Colt Sedbrook was hit by two pitches on Saturday to move him into a tie with Jason Donald for first on the all-time HBP list at Arizona. Sedbrook has been hit by 38 pitches in just a little under two seasons to tie the career mark.</FONT></P>
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