Fri., March 23 -
Sat., March 24 -
Sun., March 25 -
Potential Starting Lineup
Has scored each time he reached base over three games 2
Pac-10 leader with 11 SB. Is 11 for 11 in SB this year 3
Team leader with seven HRs 4
Team leader with .361 avg. Has 22 runs and 24 RBI 5
Team leader with 29 RBI 6
Has 10 RBI in 20 games played 7
Batting .273 with seven RBI and 10 runs scored in 13 games 8
Hitting .260 with four 2Bs and eight runs scored 9
Hitting .300 with eight 2Bs and 14 RBI Pitching
RHP Preston Guilmet
4-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 41 Ks in 44 IP Sat
LHP Brad Mills
4-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 38 Ks in 34 1/3 IP Sun
LHP David Coulon
2-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 29 Ks in 29 IP CP
LHP Daniel Schlereth
1-0 with seven saves and a 0.69 ERA in 10 relief appearances this year
The Wildcats held off Morehead State for a pair of one-run victories on Tuesday and Wednesday ... Arizona defeated MSU 5-4 on Tuesday and rallied for a ninth-inning 7-6 win on Wednesday ... As a team Arizona batted .259 with four doubles and a triple in the two-game set ... Individually, Brad Glenn led all players with a .600 average (3 for 5). He finished the series with a double, two RBI and two run scored including the game-winner on Wednesday ... Diallo Fon scored six runs and went 5 for 9 (.556) with a triple in the two games ... Freshman Kevin Rodland made good with his only AB of the series, driving in the game-winning run in the ninth inning on Wednesday with a one-out single to left ... On the mound Arizona posted a 4.50 team ERA and finished with 22 strikeouts against seven walks ... Reliever Cory Burns picked up a pair of wins in two appearances. The right-hander held MSU scoreless over 4 1/3 innings and finished with five Ks and no walks ... Closer Daniel Schlereth tallied his seventh save of the year with an inning of work on Tuesday.
Closing in on 1,000
A Quick Look at
The Bears head to Tucson with a 7-10 overall record ... NCU most recently split a double-header with Kansas, dropping the opener of the twin-bill 5-4 before rallying to win the finale, 4-2 ... As a team, the Bears are hitting .247 and averaging 5.7 runs, 8.6 hits and 5.2 RBI per game this year ... Individually, outfielder Zach Brockman paces the club with a .381 average in 11 games played. He leads the team with six doubles and two home runs and has ammased seven RBI and 12 runs scored ... On the mound, NCU has a 5.89 team ERA in 143 2/3 innings pitched ... The scheduled rotation for the weekend is RHP Chris Reap on Friday, RHP Jason Banks on Saturday and the Sunday starter TBA ... Head coach Kevin Smallcomb is in his fifth year at NCU and has posted a 113-118 record there.
The Wildcats and Bears have met 35 times on the baseball diamond dating back to 1954 ... UA owns a 32-3 edge in the all-time series and swept a three-game series in 2005, the most recent meeting between the two schools ... Although Arizona has dominated the all-time series, Northern Colorado took down what is perhaps the best team in UA history when it defeated the Wildcats 6-5 and 6-2 in the 1974 District 7 Regional of NCAA postseason play. The ?'74 Wildcats ended the regular season with school-best 58-4 overall record, but in dropping the two games to the Bears saw thier season come an abrupt end.
Hard Working Guys
Four different Wildcats have started all 24 games this season - Sr. Bill Rhinehart, So. Brad Glenn, Jr. C.J. Ziegler and Fr. Robert Abel. Last year Colt Sedbrook was the only UA player to have made 24 straight starts to open the year, and was the only UA player to start all 55 games.
Heading into play this weekend, the Wildcats are batting .302 as a team and averaging 7.0 runs, 10.2 hits, 2.2 doubles and 6.2 RBI per game.
Looking For Some O
After opening the season on a tear, the Wildcat offense has sputtered a bit of late. Save for a 16-hit, 19-run outburst against Hawaii-Hilo on March 13, Arizona has been held to single digit hits and runs in five of its last six games, including a season-low three hits in a shutout loss at Hawaii on March 10. Despite the lack of offensive punch, UA has done enough to win games by going 5-1 over the six-game stretch, including a current win streak of four straight.
UA’s Last Six Games
W, 2-1 3/10
L, 4-0 3/11
W, 3-1 3/13
W, 19-3 3/20
W, 5-4 3/21
Even without a multitude of hits over the last six games
Winning the Close Ones
at Cal State Fullerton
W, 2-1 2/23
W, 6-5 - 10 Innings 3/3
W, 8-7 3/9
W, 2-1 3/20
W, 5-4 3/21
Now That’s Getting it Done
The last 10 times Diallo Fon has safely reached base he has come around to score a run for the Wildcats, including a stretch of eight straight plate appearances over two games. Dating back to his final four ABs on March 13 at Hawaii-Hilo, Fon has collected six hits, including a pair of triples, walked three times and been hit by one pitch and scored every single time. Against
Fon’s Last Three Games
3/13 - at Hawaii-Hilo
3/20 - Morehead St.
3/21 - Morehead St. 1
1B, SB, Run
1B, Run 2
1B, SB, SB, Run
1B, Run 3
The Cats in the Pac
Heading into the week of play,
Touch ?'Em All
The Wildcats have hit 19 home runs in 24 games thus far. The middle part of the batting order - Bill Rhinehart (4 HR), C.J. Ziegler (7) and Brad Glenn (5) - have accounted for 16 of the 19 bombs, while Jon Gaston (2) and T.J. Steele (1) have added the other three. Last year it took UA 38 games to hit 19 home runs.
Needing That Triple
DH C.J. Ziegler has three times this year fallen a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. The junior went single, double and home run twice against
Brad Glenn has racked up a team-best 29 RBI in 24 games this season. More impressive however is that 20 of the 29 runs driven in have come with two outs in an inning. For the year, Glenn is batting .415 with two outs, 63 points higher than his overall average of .352.
Abel to Steal a Bag
Freshman shortstop Robert Abel is 11 for 11 in stolen base tries this season to pace an
C.J. Ziegler and Brad Glenn hit back-to-back home runs in back-to-back games earlier this season. Ziegler led off the ninth inning against
A year removed from having just one player hit multiple home runs in a contest (David Plante, at USC), three different Wildcats have gone yard at least twice in a game this season. Bill Rhinehart (2) and Brad Glenn (3) each hit multiple homers against
One Yard from History
Brad Glenn was already having a good day - 3 for 3, three home runs - when he strode to plate in the eighth inning against
Three-Homer Games at
April 7, 1972 - Dennis Haines at UTEP - 5-for-5, 4 R, 2B, 3 HRs, 3 RBI
March 20, 1974 - Ron Hassey vs.
April 8, 2000 - Erik Torres at Washington - 3-for-4, 4 R, 3 HR, 3 RBI
Feb. 23, 2001 - Shelley Duncan vs.
Feb. 7, 2007 - Brad Glenn vs.
Only Hassey and Duncan hit their HRs in consecutive ABs
In 24 games this season Arizona has posted at least one extra base hit in 23 of them ... UA has hit at least one double in 22 of 24 contests this season, including a season-high eight in the season-opener against Gonzaga ... The Wildcats hit eight doubles, three triples and a home run against Gonzaga on Feb. 2. The 12 extra base hits in that contest were the most put up by a UA squad in school history, eclipsing the previous high-water mark of 11 set by the 1985 and 2001 teams ... Junior DH C.J. Ziegler tied the UA single-game school record for doubles in his first career start on Feb. 2, swatting three two-baggers. He finished the contest 4 for 5 with three RBI and four runs scored.
Although they are behind last year’s record-setting pace, the Cats have been hit by 36 pitches in 22 games thus far. The opposition has hit
Glenn Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Sophomore Brad Glenn was named the Feb. 13 Pac-10 Player of the Week by the conference office. In UA’s five games vs. Utah Valley State and New Mexico, the UA outfielder went 9-for-17 (.529) with a double, three home runs (all in one game), eight RBI and four runs scored. He finished the week with a 1.118 slugging percentage and also drew two walks and was hit by four pitches to help lead to a .652 on base percentage.
The Arizona pitching staff is 18-6 this season with eight saves in 213 innings pitched ... Opponents are batting just .261 against them with a lowly .350 slugging percentage ... The Arizona arms have recorded 225 Ks this year against just 87 walks.