Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Baseball Explodes for 15-0 Win Over Washington
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 30, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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                SEATTLE, Wash. ?- Arizona junior Brad Mills scattered six hits over a career-high eight innings, and the Wildcats blew open a close 3-0 game with 12 runs on 10 hits, including a pair of two-run homers, in the final two frames, as UA evened its Pac-10 three-game series against Washington with a 15-0 win at Husky Ballpark on Saturday.


                The victory, delayed for five hours by rain, improved the Wildcats to 20-21 on the year and to 6-8 in the Pac-10. Washington saw its modest three-game win streak come to an end and its record drop to 29-16 overall and to 7-7 in the conference, one game ahead of Arizona in the Pac-10 race, with the loss.


                Mills (5-3), who carried a one-hitter into the sixth and won his team-high fifth decision of the year after working into the ninth, kept the Huskies off balance all night to lead UA to its third shut out win of the year and its second in the last five days. The left-hander struck out six and walked four on the night.


                Sophomore southpaw Matt Baugh relieved Mills in the ninth and worked out of a first and third, no-out jam with a pair of strikeouts and a pop fly to preserve the shut out for the Cats.


                After junior Bill Rhinehart staked UA to a 2-0 advantage with a two-run double in the first, and T.J. Steele tacked on another with a sac fly in the seventh for a 3-0 edge, Arizona exploded for six runs apiece in the eighth and ninth.


Junior Jason Donald and freshman Brad Glenn highlighted the late-inning scoring with a pair of two-run homers. For Donald it was his fifth home run of the season and was a team-leading seventh of the year for Glenn. The pair of blasts marked the eighth straight game Arizona has hit at least one home run.


All nine Arizona starters finished with at least one hit on the night, including seven players with two or more.


Individually, Rhinehart, who finished 3 for 5 with a pair doubles, two runs scored and two RBI, and Donald ?- 2 for 6, two runs, two RBI ?- extended their hitting streaks to 14 and 12 straight games, respectively.


Senior Brad Boyer (2 for 6) and Steele (2 for 4) drove in a game-high three runs each, and Colt Sedbrook (1 for 3) and Jon Gaston (2 for 5, 2B) scored three runs apiece.


                Arizona and Washington will meet up for the rubber game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. Left-hander David Coulon will toe the rubber for the Wildcats. The game can be heard live on the radio on 1290 AM in Tucson.


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