March 3, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz.- The Arizona baseball team matched its longest winning streak of the season with a 13-4 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills at Frank Sancet Field Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats swept the two-game series with the Toros for their sixth consecutive victory and improved their record to 17-4 for the season. The Toros drop to 9-9-1 with the loss.
Freshman Jeff Van Houten drove in five of Arizona's 13 runs in the game and scored twice as well in a 3-for-5 day at the plate. He cleared the bases in the third inning with a two-out, three-RBI triple, drove in one with a single in the fifth and scored another on a ground out in the eighth.
Senior Chris Cunningham blasted his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first, a three-run shot to center, helping Arizona leap out to a 4-0 advantage early.
Arizona starter Joe Little (4-1) picked up his team-high-tying fourth victory of the season on the mound. The southpaw worked six innings in which he struck out six and walked only one. Marc Kaiser worked the seventh and eighth before giving way to Tony Sulser in the ninth.
CSUDH's Edgar Esqueda was the lone Toro to pair hits on the afternoon, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBIs. DH starter Don Bracken (1-2) picked up the loss, surrendering nine runs in just 2.2 innings.
The Wildcats will return to the road next weekend with a trip to Long Beach State to take on the 49ers in a three game series in Southern California. Friday's game is set for a 7 p.m. Tucson time first pitch.