Potential Starting Lineup
Fourth all-time at UA in runs and stolen bases 2
Has been hit by a school record 21 pitches this year 3
Has 20 RBI in last 17 games played 4.
Team leader with 38 RBI this year 5
Is batting .365 in last 16 games 6.
Team-leader with seven HR 7
Likely replacement for injured T.J. Steele 8
Batting .533 in 15 ABs this season 9
Went 2 for 4 with two RBI at ASU on Tuesday Pitching
Making 11 start of the year. Sat.
Has given up three or less earned runs in nine of 12 starts Sun.
Went six innings against Washington last weekend. CP
Tied for team lead with four saves this season
There will be no radio coverage of the series with UNLV - All Access subscribers can still see all three games live via Webcast.
The Wildcats wrapped up a busy 12-day stretch on Tuesday in which it played nine games.
Home Sweet Home
The Wildcats will play their longest stretch of games at home this season, nine straight, beginning this weekend against UNLV. Following the series with the Rebels,
No More Non-conference
This weekend’s series against UNLV will wrap up the non-conference portion of
A Quick Look at UNLV
The Rebels head to the Old Pueblo with a 19-27 overall record and a 6-10 mark in the Mountain West Conference ... UNLV most recently took two of three games from MWC rival Utah last weekend and lost to UC Irvine 4-3 in 15 innings on Tuesday ... Like the Wildcats, UNLV will close out its non-conference schedule this weekend ... The Rebels enter the weekend hitting .285 as a team and averaging 7.2 runs, 10.2 hits and 6.3 RBI per game ... Infielder Keith Smith is the Rebels’ leading hitter with a .331 average. The junior has 43 RBI and 42 runs scored in 43 games played ... Classmate Chad Miller leads UNLV with 10 home runs this season ... On the mound, the Rebels have a 5.91 team ERA in 409 1/3 innings.
Previous to this weekend,
The Wildcats will face three left-handers this weekend and will counter with their normal right-left-left trio. Freshman RHP Preston Guilmet (2-6, 4.22) will toe the rubber for the Wildcats on Friday against southpaw Kevin Skogley (2-6, 5.52). Saturday UA’s Brad Mills (5-3, 3.52) will take the mound against fellow left-hander Efren Navarro (0-1, 7.00). Sunday will see UA left-hander David Coulon (2-3, 5.77) get the start against the Rebels’ Chris Saddoris (5-7, 5.62).
Through the first 43 games of the season one thing is pretty clear - If the Wildcats can score seven or more runs, they have a good chance at winning. When scoring seven or more in a game this season,
UA’s Record When Scoring...
0-2 Two runs
1-4 Three runs
1-5 Four runs
2-3 Five runs
3-6 Six runs
0-1 Seven or more runs
Entering the weekend of play, the
After a March that saw the Wildcats struggle to a .207 team batting average in 12 games,
After hitting just eight home runs in the first 23 games of the season, the Wildcats have seen a surge in pitches going over the fence over the past couple of weeks. In
Individually, freshman Brad Glenn has led the home run charge, hitting five of his team-leading seven homers over the last 20 games. Junior Jason Donald has chipped in with three fence-busters, while Jon Gaston, David Plante and Bill Rhinehart have each hit two. Brad Boyer and Konrad Schmidt have added one apiece.
14 and Counting
Junior Jason Donald’s current 14-game hitting streak has equaled classmate Bill Rhinehart’s recently retired 14-game stretch for the longest for the year. Beginning on April 9 at
Despite having his career-high 14 game hitting streak snapped last Sunday at
Chalk It Up
Senior Brad Boyer has been on a run-scoring tear of late. The four-year starter has come around to score at least one run in eight of UA’s last nine games, including a pair of straight steals of home, and has scored in 29 of the 41 games he has played in this season. The recent run, pun intended, has boosted Boyer into some very exclusive company in the annals of
Top Run Scorers in School History
In addition to his run-scoring prowess, Brad Boyer has also become one of the most successful base stealers at UA. With 69 career stolen bases, Boyer is currently fourth all-time at
Peep(s) After Easter
One day away from redshirting the 2006, Travis Peep has taken advantage of his opportunities over the last month. Making his first collegiate appearance at
The Injury Bug
Freshman Jon Gaston has hard tough time shaking off the injury bug this season. With a nagging wrist injury that he’s played with all year and after missing six games with a high ankle sprain, the outfielder is expected to be absent some more after bruising his knee on Tuesday at Arizona State ... Classmate T.J. Steele is listed as day-to-day with another bruised knee suffered in the same ASU game as Gaston.
When T.J. Steele was plunked with the bases loaded against
It Didn’t Last Long
Jason Donald’s stay atop the single season list for getting hit by pitches was a short one. Sophomore teammate Colt Sedbrook displaced his junior teammate in the record books in less than one season when he was hit for the 20th time on Wednesday against
Getting plunked in back-to-back ABs against La Salle on Feb. 25 moved junior Jason Donald past Kenny Corley for the top spot on the all-time HBP list at
The Nine Hole
The last spot in the batting order has been one of the most productive for
One Pitch, One Swing, Two Accomplishments
Freshman Jon Gaston hit the first collegiate pitch thrown to him over the right field fence at Kindall Field in UA’s season-opener against LMU on Feb. 3. The home run marked the first time since Nick Hundley in 2003 that a UA player homered in his first career at-bat. Hitting the home run as pinch hitter, Gaston’s HR was also the first for a replacement batter at
Through 43 games, the Wildcats have posted a 4.85 team ERA in 380 1/3 innings pitched, and have 395 strikeouts against 166 walks ... Arizona leads the Pac-10 in strikeouts this season, including a conference-best 135 punch outs looking.
Run of the Mills
Junior Brad Mills has emerged as one of the top pitchers on the UA staff. After only accumulating only 23 1/3 innings in his first two years at UA, Mills has tossed 69 innings this season. His 3.52 ERA this year leads all active pitchers and his five wins on the mound leads the team. Mills has also played a part in two of UA’s three shut out wins this season. The Left-hander blanked Notre Dame over five innings at the Metrodome in a 2-0 win over the Irish earlier this season and he most recently went a season-high eight innings in Arizona’s 15-0 whitewashing of Washington last Sunday.
A Reformed Rebel
Redshirt freshman Daniel Schlereth will more than likely recognize a few of the faces in the third base dugout this weekend. The left-handed reliever transferred to