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20070408 Baseball Wins 14th-Straight Game, Sweeps Cal
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Release: 04/08/2007
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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>Arizona is 6-0 in the Pac-10 for the first time in school history after C.J. Ziegler snapped a 3-3 tie against Cal with a two-run double in the seventh inning at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium on Saturday. The 5-3 victory in the three-game series finale was the Wildcats&rsquo; 14<SUP>th</SUP>-straight this year and their 11<SUP>th</SUP>-consecutive conference win dating back last season. <?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; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>The Cats, who scored five unanswered runs on Saturday to extend their winning streak, improved to 28-6 overall, while the Golden Bears dropped to 17-17 overall and to 2-4 in the conference after their fourth consecutive loss.<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-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Ziegler, who finished the game 2 for 3 with three RBI, drove in Diallo Fon and Colt Sedbrook with the go-ahead runs in the seventh on his team leading 14<SUP>th</SUP> double of the year. <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-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Fon started the rally with a one-out double down the left field line and Sedbrook followed with a walk to place runners on first and second for Ziegler. The junior first baseman drilled <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> reliever Matt Gorgen&rsquo;s 1-0 offering into the gap in right center to plate his two teammates and hand UA its first lead in the game.<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-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>UA relievers David Coulon and Jason Stoffel closed out the victory over the final two innings to pick up the victory and the save, respectively. <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>Coulon, who replaced starter Ryan Perry in the sixth, was impressive out of the bullpen, tossing three hitless innings and finishing with two strikeouts and a pair of walks to improve to 3-1 on the year. Stoffel, who allowed a hit and walk in the ninth, worked around the trouble with a strikeout and a fly out to extend his scoreless streak to five straight appearances over his last 8 2/3 innings for his second save of the year.<o:p></o:p></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>Gorgen (1-3), who was the losing pitcher in Thursday&rsquo;s 1-0 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> victory, was charged with his second loss of the series after allowing two runs on three hits over two innings.<o:p></o:p></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:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> jumped out to a 2-0 lead off of Perry in the second on a run-scoring infield single and a bases-loaded walk, and extended the edge to 3-0 with a run on Stephen Carlson&rsquo;s single in the fourth.<o:p></o:p></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> answered with a pair of runs on a RBI double by Bill Rhinehart and a run-scoring single by T.J. Steele in the bottom of the fourth to cut the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> lead to 3-2. Ziegler then tied the game with a two-out single in the fifth to score catcher Dwight Childs. <o:p></o:p></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>Childs, who went 3 for 4 in the game, led off the inning with a base hit that drilled <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> reliever Craig Bennigson on his left shoulder. Bennigson turned out to be okay after getting hit, but second baseman Josh Satin tossed the ricocheted ball into the Arizona dugout on the continuation of the play for a one-base error to place Childs in scoring position at second. A ground out, a walk and a strikeout later Ziegler knotted the game at 3-3 with a 2-1 single up the middle off of Gorgen. <o:p></o:p></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> will begin a three-week, nine-game road swing next weekend when it heads to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Palo Alto</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, for a three-game conference series against Stanford. The Wildcats, who are the only Pac-10 team with three-straight conference road series this year, will travel to Pullman, Wash., to take on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> following the Stanford series before wrapping up the road swing at the end of the month at UCLA.<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"><STRONG><FONT size=2><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> Baseball Week in Review<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>(28-6 Overall, 6-0 Pac-10, 21-2 Home, 6-4 Road, 1-0 Neutral)<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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>Last Week (3-0, 3-0 Pac-10)<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>April 5 vs. Cal ? W, 1-0 (11 Innings)<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>April 6 vs. Cal ? W, 15-12<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>April 7 vs. Cal ? W, 5-3<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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>Next Week<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>April 13 at Stanford ? 6 p.m.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>April 14 at Stanford ? 1 p.m.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>April 16 at Stanford ? 1 p.m.<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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>Player of the Week Nominee<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>Brad Glenn, So., 3B, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tulsa</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Okla.</st1:State></st1:place><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-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Sophomore Brad Glenn helped lead <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> to a three-game series sweep over visiting <st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State> in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City></st1:place> last week and in the process extending the Wildcats&rsquo; winning streak to 14-straight games. The infielder batted .333 (4 for 12) in the three games with three doubles, a team-high five RBI and three runs scored. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>In Thursday&rsquo;s 1-0, 11-inning victory, Glenn went 2 for 4 with a double and drove home the game-winning run with a two-out hit to the gap in right center in the 11th. The walk-off hit, ruled just a single but easily could have gone for more, delivered the 24<SUP>th</SUP> two-out RBI of the season for Glenn and improved UA&rsquo;s record to 9-0 in one-run games for the year.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>A night later he went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a game-high four RBI in a 15-12 slugfest win. He hit a bases-loaded double in the first to stake <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> to an early 3-0 lead and added a fourth RBI when he was hit by his team-leading 12<SUP>th</SUP> pitch of the season with the bases loaded later in the game.<o:p></o:p></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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>Pitcher of the Week<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>Jason Stoffel, Fr., <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Agoura</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place><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-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Freshman right-hander Jason Stoffel picked up his third win of the season and his second career save in two appearances against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> last weekend. Stoffel tossed two scoreless innings in the 10<SUP>th</SUP> and 11<SUP>th</SUP> innings to preserve a scoreless tie in Arizona&rsquo;s 1-0 shutout win in the three-game conference series opener against Cal. The effort handed Stoffel the W and moved him to 3-0 for the year. He then tossed another scoreless inning to close out the ninth in UA&rsquo;s series-sweeping 5-3 win on Sunday for his second save. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><FONT size=2>He did not give up a run in three innings of work against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> and allowed just one hit while striking out three. The two appearances extended his streak to 8 2/3 scoreless innings pitched in his last five games. During the recent string of success, Stoffel is 2-0 with a pair of saves, a zero ERA and 12 strikeouts. <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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>Weekly Overview<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>The Wildcats swept a three-game series against Cal last weekend in Tucson ... The series sweep was the third-straight for the Wildcats dating back to a three-game set against Northern Colorado on March 24-25 and its fifth weekend sweep overall for the year ... The three victories extended Arizona&rsquo;s winning streak to 14-straight games, the longest such streak since the Cats opened the 1998 season 16-0 ... Arizona is 6-0 to open a Pac-10 season for the first time since joining the conference in 1978-79 ... Dating back to the 2006 season, Arizona has won 11-straight Pac-10 Conference games (five to end &rsquo;06 and all six in &rsquo;07) ... Dating back to last year, the Wildcats have swept their last three Pac-10 series (at USC in &rsquo;06, vs. Oregon State and Cal this season) ... The last time Arizona had a 28-6 overall record 34 games into a season was 1978. The &rsquo;78 Cats went 30-6 before losing their seventh game of the year ... The Wildcats won the series opener against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> 1-0 in 11 innings. The victory improved Arizona to 9-0 in one-run games for the year and to 3-0 in extra-inning contests ... The series sweep over Cal was Arizona&rsquo;s first over the Golden Bears since 1998 and halted a two-year slide of series losses to them.<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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>Offensive Numbers<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>The Wildcats batted .291 as a team in the series sweep vs. Cal ... UA outscored Cal 21-15 in the three games and collected nine doubles and a triple ... Arizona finished 5 for 7 in stolen base attempts to improve to 70 for 88 on the year ... Individually, Diallo Fon led all Wildcats at the plate, batting .400 (4 for 10) with a pair of doubles, an RBI and four runs scored. Fon went 2 for 2 in stolen bases ... T.J. Steele and C.J. Ziegler each went 4 for 11 (.354) with Steele collecting a triple, three RBI and two runs scored and Ziegler chipping in with a game-winning two-run double on Saturday, four RBI and two runs scored in the series ... As noted above, Brad Glenn drove in the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 11<SUP>th</SUP> inning on Thursday and added four more RBI in Friday&rsquo;s 15-12 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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>Pitching Numbers<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>The Wildcats went 3-0 with two saves and posted a 4.66 ERA in 29 innings of work in the series sweep of Cal ... Arizona, the Pac-10 leader in strikeouts heading into the weekend, punched out just 17 batters in the series, but limited Cal to a .262 batting average ... Not a pitching fact, but certainly something that didn&rsquo;t hurt ? Arizona went error-free in 29 innings last week ... No. 1 starter Preston Guilmet (6-0, 1.65 ERA, 68 Ks) went nine innings for a third-straight start in a no-decision effort on Thursday. The right-hander tossed nine scoreless innings and finished with six Ks and four walks before giving way to Jason Stoffel in extra innings. Guilmet lowered his ERA from 1.89 to 1.65 with the nine shutout innings ... After winning 1-0 in 11, the Wildcats improved to 9-0 this season when Guilmet takes the mound as the starter ... No. 2 starter Brad Mills (7-2, 3.21 ERA, 58 Ks) picked up his team-leading seventh win of the year on Friday. The senior southpaw allowed five runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings against Cal ... Reliever David Coulon (3-1, 4.82 ERA, 35 Ks) took over for starter Ryan Perry in Saturday&rsquo;s series finale and helped cap off the sweep with three hitless innings of relief. The sophomore left-hander struck out two and walked two ... As noted above Stoffel (3-0, 2 saves, 3.09 ERA, 22 Ks) picked up a win and a save in two appearances last weekend ... Cory Burns picked up his second save of the year with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in the 15-12 win on Friday ... The Wildcats were again without the services of sophomore closer Daniel Schlereth (1-0, 8 saves, 1.33 ERA, 35 Ks) who has missed six-straight games with a strained oblique muscle in his right side. Schlereth had an MRI on Friday that came back negative for torn cartilage <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"><STRONG><FONT size=2>14-Game Winning Streak Facts<o:p></o:p></FONT></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>During the 14 game winning streak <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> is:<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>6-0 in Pac-10 games<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>8-0 in non-conference games<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>4-0 vs. top 25 teams<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>11-0 at home<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>2-0 on the road<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1-0 on a neutral field (Chase Field)<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>5-0 in one-run games<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>3-0 in two-run games<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>3-0 in five+-run games<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>2-0 in extra innings games <o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>2-0 in shutouts<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- Three of the 14 wins have been walk-off victories.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> has out-scored its opposition 116 to 61 during the streak.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> is batting .319 (153 for 480) and is averaging 8.3 runs and 7.3 RBI per game during the streak.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- The Wildcats have not used the long ball to get things done, having hit just three home runs during the streak.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> has hit 31 doubles and 12 triples over its last 14 games.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- The Wildcats are 41 for 52 in stolen base attempts over the last 14 games.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- On the mound the Wildcats have posted a 14-0 record, six saves and a 3.64 ERA in 131 innings pitched.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- The Cats have 136 Ks against 66 walks during the streak. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- The opposition is hitting just .255 against the Wildcat arms over the last 14 games.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>- The defense has a .981 fielding percentage during the streak.<o:p></o:p></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2></FONT></P>
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