April 5, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz.- Miami (Ohio) starter Graham Taylor tossed his first career complete game and was the beneficiary of two early home runs as the Redhawks downed Arizona, 9-4, at Frank Sancet Field on Saturday. The loss snapped Arizona's modest two-game winning streak and dropped the Wildcats to 23-11 for the season. The victory bumped Miami to 12-13-1 on the year.
The Miami offense opened up an early 7-0 lead on the Wildcats on a first inning three-run homer by Mike Ferris and a second inning grand slam off the bat of Michael Carlin and never looked back. Both blasts came off Arizona starter Kevin Guyette (2-2), who picked up his second loss of the season with just two innings of work.
Graham (3-2), making his fourth career start, kept the Wildcats off track for the majority of the evening. The freshman southpaw surrendered four runs on 10 hits, while striking out six and walking four in the 155-pitch effort.
Arizona will look to rebound from the loss in the three-game series finale on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on KNST (790-AM).