SACRAMENTO, Calif. ?- The No. 6-ranked Arizona baseball team lost its season-high third straight game, falling 7-4 to Sacramento State at Hornet Field in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 27-14 overall and marked the first time this season that Arizona has been held winless over a weekend series.
CSUS’s Brian Blauser hit a two-out, three-run homer off of Arizona reliever Sean Rierson in the fourth inning to provide Sac State with the winning margin. UA’s Derek Decater hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the second, to highlight Arizona’s offensive output.
Arizona starter David Coulon (2-2) was charged with the loss after giving up six runs, only two of which were earned, on six hits in 3 2/3 innings. CSUS’s Ethan Katz (5-6) picked up the win with seven solid innings, giving up four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and
The Wildcats tied their season high of five errors in a 12-1 loss to UC Irvine earlier on Saturday. The loss was Arizona’s second straight to the Anteaters in Sacramento
Arizona will return to Pac-10 play next weekend when USC visits Tucson for a three-game series. Game times are 7 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and 12:20 p.m. on Sunday.