Stanford erased a five-run, second-inning deficit and rallied with a five-run fourth to overtake Arizona en route to a 12-8 series-clinching victory on Sunday.
Brandon Dixon's solo home run in the ninth inning propelled 25th-ranked Arizona to a 10-9 victory over Stanford to even a three-game series on Saturday at Sunken Diamond.
Arizona loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but was unable to drive in the tying run as Stanford held on for a 4-3 series-opening victory at Sunken Diamond.
Arizona baseball, winners in nine of the last 10 games, takes on Stanford, winners in nine of its last 12, this weekend in Palo Alto. The Friday and Sunday games will air on Pac-12 Networks.
25th-ranked Arizona baseball hosts No. 18 Arizona State in a non-conference game tonight at Hi Corbett Field. The game will air live at 6 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.
Started 64 of the team's 65 games at second base ... Finished season with a .272 batting average, 34 runs scored and 42 runs batted in ... Set a UA freshman record and tied for third overall in program history with 12 sacrifice bunts on season ... Collected 13 multi-RBI games on season to go with 17 multi-hit games ... Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from April 5-20 and reached base safely in 14-straight games from Feb. 21-March 14 ... Strong end to season with a .303 average, seven runs scored and nine runs batted in over course of 10 postseason games ... Did not commit an error and registered 16 assists in five games at the College World Series (6/15-25) ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in three of team's four runs in second championship game against South Carolina to win national championship (6/25). Run-scoring groundout put UA on top in third inning, before two-out, two-run single in top of ninth provided key insurance runs. Also snared a line drive up the middle with the bases loaded in bottom of the ninth to preserve 4-1 win ... Scored a run and had a sacrifice in first championship game against Gamecocks (6/24) ... Went 1-for-5 with a pair of RBI against Florida State to advance to championship series (6/21) ... Hitless in two official at-bats but had a sacrifice in win over UCLA (6/17) ... Drew a walk and had a sacrifice against Florida State in opening game of College World Series (6/15) ... Drew three walks in Tucson Super Regional championship victory over St. John's (6/9) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two key RBI to highlight UA comeback over St. John's in Tucson Super Regional opener (6/8). Run-scoring triple in bottom of sixth helped UA overcome five-run deficit. Later delivered walk-off single in bottom of 10th inning ... Went 5-for-10 with four runs scored and a pair of RBI in Tucson Regional sweep of Missouri (6/1) and Louisville (6/2-3) ... Collected four hits, one run and a pair of RBI in three game series victory over Arizona State to close regular season (5/25-27) ... Had two hits, a run scored and an RBI in three-game set at USC (5/18-20) ... Went 1-for-5 with a pair of RBI in victory at Arizona State (5/16) ... Reached base eight times (four walks, two hits and two HBP), scored two runs and stole two bases over three games at California (5/11-13) ... Batted 3-for-11 with a run scored and two RBI in three games against Oregon (5/4-6) ... Went 3-for-9 with a run and two RBI in two starts against East Tennessee State (4/27-28). Missed only start of season in third game (4/29) ... Collected three hits in 14 at bats with two runs scored and an RBI in three games at Washington (4/20-22) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI at Arizona State (4/17) ... Picked up a hit in each of three games against UCLA with one run scored and a pair of RBI (4/13-15) ... Batted 4-for-12 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI in three games at Utah (4/5-7) ... Hitless in three at bats but did have a sacrifice at Utah Valley (4/4) ... Went 1-for-3 in each of three games to go with a run scored and two RBI in sweep of then-No. 2 Stanford (3/30-4/1) ... Combined 2-for-10 in series at Oregon State (3/23-25), but had a pair of hits, including a double, a walk and an RBI in second game victory ... Went 1-for-6 with a run scored over two mid-week games against New Mexico State (3/20-21) ... Batted 2-for-11 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in three games against Washington State (3/16-17) ... Tallied a base hit in each of two games at Rice (3/13-14), and had a run and RBI in second game ... Batted 4-for-12 in three-game sweep of Eastern Michigan (3/9-11), highlighted by first career three hit game that included a double and four runs scored in second game ... Had three hits and four RBI in two mid-week games against UC Davis (3/6-7) ... Combined to hit 5-for-11, including first career triples, with two runs and five RBI over three-game sweep of Harvard (3/2-4) ... Batted 2-for-11 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI in three games against Auburn (2/24-25) ... Went 2-for-6 with a run scored in mid-week tilt against Utah Valley (2/21) ... Opened season with three starts at second base against North Dakota State (2/17-19) and registered first career base hit in second game.
Selected by the Florida Marlins with the 1,213th overall pick in the 40th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Starred as a left-hand hitting shortstop at Torrance High School, the same school that produced long time major league catcher Jason Kendall ... Earned three varsity letters under coach Ollie Turner ... Led school to a 27-6 record in senior year ... Hit .447 with 39 runs scored and 47 RBI ... Slugged .816 with 13 doubles, seven triples and five home runs to go with nine stolen bases ... Team MVP for second straight year ... Named to the All-CIF Southern Section team by the CIF-SS Baseball Coaches' Association ... Named a Co-MVP of the Pioneer League ... An all-state honoree by Max Preps ... A first team All-Southern California selection by the Los Angeles Times ... Set school records as a junior with 58 hits and 17 doubles ... Hit .527 with 45 RBI as a junior ... Named team's most valuable player ... A second team All-CIF Southern Section honoree ... A first team All-Pioneer League selection.
Born in 1993 in Torrance, Calif., ... Graduated from Torrance High School in Torrance, Calif., in 2011 ... Son of Bob and Karen Gilbert ... Has two siblings, including older brother Miles and younger sister Hannah, a freshman gymnast at San Jose State ... Is enrolled in the Eller College of Management as a pre-business major ... Earned recognition on school's honor roll all four years of high school ... Chose to attend Arizona for academics and opportunity to play baseball ... Hobbies include racquetball, bowling and video games ... Rooms with teammates Tyler Parmenter, Xavier Borde, Mathew Troupe and Sam Parris.