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20070303 Baseball Ends Two-Game Skid With 9-2 Win
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Release: 03/03/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><?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> ? Junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917">C.J. Ziegler</A></A> hit a pair of home runs and sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> tossed 7 1/3 strong innings as <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> snapped a two-game losing streak with a 9-2 win over <st1:place w:st="on">Eastern Michigan</st1:place> at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium on Friday. The victory improved the Wildcats to 12-4 on the season while the Eagles dropped to 1-7 with the loss.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on two-run double by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519">Brad Glenn</A></A>, but EMU rallied to tie the contest with a pair of runs on five hits in the top of the third.<o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats answered back in the home half of the frame to retake the lead 5-2 on back-to-back two-out<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>solo homers by Ziegler and Glenn, their second straight contest going deep in consecutive at-bats, and an <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743899"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743899">Erik Castro</A></A> RBI-single that plated <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518">Jon Gaston</A></A> from third. <o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Ziegler tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth with run-scoring fielder&rsquo;s choice ground out and then added his second home run of the game in the bottom of the seventh to extend <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s advantage to 7-2. <o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743892">Robert Abel</A></A> capped off the scoring for the Wildcats in the eighth with a RBI-triple to left field to plate classmate <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901">Dwight Childs</A></A> from first before coming home on a passed ball to make it 9-2. <o:p></o:p></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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Meanwhile, Guilmet (3-0) worked around EMU&rsquo;s two-run third by scattering seven hits over the next 4 1/3 innings to pick up his third victory of the year. The right-hander struck out five batters on the night and did not issue a walk on 113 pitches. Reliever <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514">Cory Burns</A></A> tossed 1 2/3 perfect innings the rest of the way, including striking out the side in the ninth, to seal the victory.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2></FONT> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2> Eastern Michigan's Jeff Fisher (0-2) was charged with the loss after giving up seven runs on 11 hits over 6 1/3 innings. He finished with six Ks and no walks.</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-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Ziegler, who took over the team home run lead with his fifth and sixth bombs of the season, led a 14-hit UA attack, finishing 4 for 5 with three RBI and three runs scored. His multi-homer game was the first in his Wildcat career and the third of the year for a UA player. <o:p></o:p></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>Glenn added a pair of hits, including his fifth home run and sixth double of the year, and three RBI for the Wildcats in the win.<o:p></o:p></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>Arizona and Eastern Michigan will meet up for the second game of the three-game set on Saturday at 1 p.m. Left-hander <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681">Brad Mills</A></A> (3-1) is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats. <o:p></o:p></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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><FONT size=2>Notes<o:p></o:p></FONT></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543">T.J. Steele</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222518">Jon Gaston</A></A> each stole a base in the game to extend Arizona&rsquo;s streak to 12 straight attempts without being caught ... Catcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743901">Dwight Childs</A></A> caught his fifth runner stealing in eight tries this season ... In 55 games last year Arizona had just one player hit two or more homers in game ... <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519">Brad Glenn</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718">Bill Rhinehart</A></A> have UA&rsquo;s two other multi-homer games this season, both against Utah Valley State on Feb. 7 ... After issuing a season-high 12 walks to Arizona State on Tuesday, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222514">Cory Burns</A></A> went nine innings without giving up a free pass. It was the second game this season that <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has not walked a batter</FONT></P>
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