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20070519 Guilmet Dominates in CG Blanking of Washington
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Release: 05/19/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><?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> ? </B><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222520">Preston Guilmet</A></A> tossed a complete game three-hitter and shut out <st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State> for the first time in 120 consecutive games, as <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> won its Pac-10 series opener against the Huskies, 7-0, on Friday. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The victory halted UA&rsquo;s two-game skid and improved the Wildcats to 37-13 for the year while matching last season&rsquo;s Pac-10 win total with a 12-7 league mark. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> dropped to 27-24 overall with the loss and to 9-10 in the conference.</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-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Guilmet (11-1), who was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Roger Clemens Award earlier this week, finished his fifth complete game win of the season with seven strikeouts and only two walks. His 11 victories this season are the most for any <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> pitcher in a single year since Scott Erickson won a school record 18 games in 1989.</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>Guilmet surrendered just a two-out double in the first inning, a bloop single to right in sixth and an infield single to shortstop in the seventh to lower the opponent&rsquo;s season batting average against him seven points to an even .200 for the year. The shutout win dropped his Pac-10-leading ERA to 1.58 for the year, while the nine-inning performance was the sixth of the year for the sophomore right-hander (In addition to his five CGs this year, he went nine innings in a no-decision, extra-inning affair with Cal on April 5).</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>While Guilmet&rsquo;s performance on the mound dominated the game, the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> offense returned to life after struggling in the two losses to USC last weekend. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222519">Brad Glenn</A></A> walked in a run and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222543">T.J. Steele</A></A> delivered a three-run triple in the bottom of the first, his fourth three-bagger of the year, to hand <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> a 4-0 lead and Guilmet more than enough runs.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>UW starter Jason Erickson (4-2) was victimized by an error on the first play of the game on a grounder off the bat of <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222525"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222525">Hunter Pace</A></A> and then hit <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=222542">Colt Sedbrook</A></A> and walked <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743917">C.J. Ziegler</A></A> to load the bases. After a <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718">Bill Rhinehart</A></A> strikeout, Glenn drew a free pass to force in Pace and Steele lined Erickson&rsquo;s first pitch in the next at bat to gap in left center to plate all three teammates.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><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 second RBI in the third with a single up the middle to make it 5-0 UA, before <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743908"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=743908">Oliver Padre</A></A> drove home another run in the fifth on a run-scoring ground out to give <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> its most runs scored in a Pac-10 game since defeating Stanford 15-1 on April 14 (10 conference contests). Sedbrook capped off the night with a RBI single up the middle in the sixth.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> will meet up for game two of the three-game series on Saturday at 6 p.m. Left-hander <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=99800"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=99800">David Coulon</A></A> is the scheduled starter for the Wildcats.</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>Arizona tied the season-high for regular season wins under head coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38674">Andy Lopez</A></A> (37 wins in 2005) ... The Wildcats presented framed jerseys to seniors <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38681">Brad Mills</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=38718">Bill Rhinehart</A></A> in a pregame ceremony ... Guilmet&rsquo;s seven Ks on Friday raised his Pac-10-leading total to 126 for the year. He needs just five more strikeouts this season to eclipse John Meloan and Kevin Guyette&rsquo;s 16-year <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> high of 130 Ks set in 2005.</FONT></P>
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