The Cats, who scored five unanswered runs on Saturday to extend their winning streak, improved to 28-6 overall, while the Golden Bears dropped to 17-17 overall and to 2-4 in the conference after their fourth consecutive loss.
Ziegler, who finished the game 2 for 3 with three RBI, drove in Diallo Fon and Colt Sedbrook with the go-ahead runs in the seventh on his team leading 14th double of the year.
Fon started the rally with a one-out double down the left field line and Sedbrook followed with a walk to place runners on first and second for Ziegler. The junior first baseman drilled
UA relievers David Coulon and Jason Stoffel closed out the victory over the final two innings to pick up the victory and the save, respectively.
Coulon, who replaced starter Ryan Perry in the sixth, was impressive out of the bullpen, tossing three hitless innings and finishing with two strikeouts and a pair of walks to improve to 3-1 on the year. Stoffel, who allowed a hit and walk in the ninth, worked around the trouble with a strikeout and a fly out to extend his scoreless streak to five straight appearances over his last 8 2/3 innings for his second save of the year.
Gorgen (1-3), who was the losing pitcher in Thursday’s 1-0
Childs, who went 3 for 4 in the game, led off the inning with a base hit that drilled
(28-6 Overall, 6-0 Pac-10, 21-2 Home, 6-4 Road, 1-0 Neutral)
Last Week (3-0, 3-0 Pac-10)
April 5 vs. Cal ?- W, 1-0 (11 Innings)
April 6 vs. Cal ?- W, 15-12
April 7 vs. Cal ?- W, 5-3
April 13 at Stanford ?- 6 p.m.
April 14 at Stanford ?- 1 p.m.
April 16 at Stanford ?- 1 p.m.
Player of the Week Nominee
Brad Glenn, So., 3B,
Sophomore Brad Glenn helped lead
In Thursday’s 1-0, 11-inning victory, Glenn went 2 for 4 with a double and drove home the game-winning run with a two-out hit to the gap in right center in the 11th. The walk-off hit, ruled just a single but easily could have gone for more, delivered the 24th two-out RBI of the season for Glenn and improved UA’s record to 9-0 in one-run games for the year.
A night later he went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a game-high four RBI in a 15-12 slugfest win. He hit a bases-loaded double in the first to stake
Pitcher of the Week
Jason Stoffel, Fr.,
Freshman right-hander Jason Stoffel picked up his third win of the season and his second career save in two appearances against
He did not give up a run in three innings of work against
The Wildcats swept a three-game series against Cal last weekend in Tucson ... The series sweep was the third-straight for the Wildcats dating back to a three-game set against Northern Colorado on March 24-25 and its fifth weekend sweep overall for the year ... The three victories extended Arizona’s winning streak to 14-straight games, the longest such streak since the Cats opened the 1998 season 16-0 ... Arizona is 6-0 to open a Pac-10 season for the first time since joining the conference in 1978-79 ... Dating back to the 2006 season, Arizona has won 11-straight Pac-10 Conference games (five to end ’06 and all six in ’07) ... Dating back to last year, the Wildcats have swept their last three Pac-10 series (at USC in ’06, vs. Oregon State and Cal this season) ... The last time Arizona had a 28-6 overall record 34 games into a season was 1978. The ’78 Cats went 30-6 before losing their seventh game of the year ... The Wildcats won the series opener against
The Wildcats batted .291 as a team in the series sweep vs. Cal ... UA outscored Cal 21-15 in the three games and collected nine doubles and a triple ... Arizona finished 5 for 7 in stolen base attempts to improve to 70 for 88 on the year ... Individually, Diallo Fon led all Wildcats at the plate, batting .400 (4 for 10) with a pair of doubles, an RBI and four runs scored. Fon went 2 for 2 in stolen bases ... T.J. Steele and C.J. Ziegler each went 4 for 11 (.354) with Steele collecting a triple, three RBI and two runs scored and Ziegler chipping in with a game-winning two-run double on Saturday, four RBI and two runs scored in the series ... As noted above, Brad Glenn drove in the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning on Thursday and added four more RBI in Friday’s 15-12 win.
The Wildcats went 3-0 with two saves and posted a 4.66 ERA in 29 innings of work in the series sweep of Cal ... Arizona, the Pac-10 leader in strikeouts heading into the weekend, punched out just 17 batters in the series, but limited Cal to a .262 batting average ... Not a pitching fact, but certainly something that didn’t hurt ?- Arizona went error-free in 29 innings last week ... No. 1 starter Preston Guilmet (6-0, 1.65 ERA, 68 Ks) went nine innings for a third-straight start in a no-decision effort on Thursday. The right-hander tossed nine scoreless innings and finished with six Ks and four walks before giving way to Jason Stoffel in extra innings. Guilmet lowered his ERA from 1.89 to 1.65 with the nine shutout innings ... After winning 1-0 in 11, the Wildcats improved to 9-0 this season when Guilmet takes the mound as the starter ... No. 2 starter Brad Mills (7-2, 3.21 ERA, 58 Ks) picked up his team-leading seventh win of the year on Friday. The senior southpaw allowed five runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings against Cal ... Reliever David Coulon (3-1, 4.82 ERA, 35 Ks) took over for starter Ryan Perry in Saturday’s series finale and helped cap off the sweep with three hitless innings of relief. The sophomore left-hander struck out two and walked two ... As noted above Stoffel (3-0, 2 saves, 3.09 ERA, 22 Ks) picked up a win and a save in two appearances last weekend ... Cory Burns picked up his second save of the year with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in the 15-12 win on Friday ... The Wildcats were again without the services of sophomore closer Daniel Schlereth (1-0, 8 saves, 1.33 ERA, 35 Ks) who has missed six-straight games with a strained oblique muscle in his right side. Schlereth had an MRI on Friday that came back negative for torn cartilage
14-Game Winning Streak Facts
During the 14 game winning streak
6-0 in Pac-10 games
8-0 in non-conference games
4-0 vs. top 25 teams
11-0 at home
2-0 on the road
1-0 on a neutral field (Chase Field)
5-0 in one-run games
3-0 in two-run games
3-0 in five+-run games
2-0 in extra innings games
2-0 in shutouts
- Three of the 14 wins have been walk-off victories.
- The Wildcats have not used the long ball to get things done, having hit just three home runs during the streak.
- The Wildcats are 41 for 52 in stolen base attempts over the last 14 games.
- On the mound the Wildcats have posted a 14-0 record, six saves and a 3.64 ERA in 131 innings pitched.
- The Cats have 136 Ks against 66 walks during the streak.
- The opposition is hitting just .255 against the Wildcat arms over the last 14 games.
- The defense has a .981 fielding percentage during the streak.