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Up 4-0, Dwight Childs added to the early tally with a run-scoring ground out and freshman teammate Robert Abel chipped in with a two-out run-scoring single.
The Cats answered with a season-high seven runs in the bottom of the frame to seemingly put the game out of reach. After Rollin allowed two more UA runs in to make it 10 on the night, reliever Dane Furguson entered and compounded the problems for the Bears by hitting back-to-back Wildcats to load the bases, walking Bill Rhinehart to force in a run and then drilling Brad Glenn with his third HBP in the inning to drive in another.
Failing to record an out and trailing 11-2, Ferguson was lifted in favor of Travis Erickson, who eventually stopped the bleeding but not before Steele delivered another run with an infield single and Jon Gaston hit a two-run double to make it 14-2 Cats.
The resilient Bears made a game of it by scoring three runs in the sixth off starter Brad Mills, five in the seventh off of relievers Brett Lorin and Paul Bargas and two more in the eighth off of Bargas before Cory Burns finally came on to tidy up the win over the final 1 1/3 innings.
Mills (7-2) picked up his team-leading seventh win of the season in 5 1/3 innings of work. The senior southpaw allowed five runs on five hits and finished with four walks and a pair of strikeouts. Burns picked up his second career save by closing out the final four outs on the night.
Arizona has opened the conference schedule 5-0 just once before - 1997 ... Arizona has never been 6-0 to start a Pac-10 season since joining the conference in the 1978-79 school year ... Prior to the current win streak, UA last won 13-straight games when it opened the 1999 season 13-0 ... The last time Arizona won at least 13 straight games this late in a season was in 1974 when UA won 21 consecutive games from March 18-April 13 ... The last time Arizona had a 27-6 overall record 33 games into the year was 1978. The ’78 team improved to 30-6 before finally losing its seventh game of the year.