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.
After resuming last night's rain-suspended game, Washington State added two more runs and held off Arizona to win the opening game, 9-5.
Washington State was leading Arizona, 7-4, entering the eighth inning when rain suspended play on Friday night. The game will resume on Saturday at noon (PDT).
2013 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American (2nd team)
2012 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2012 Tucson Regional All-Tournament Team
Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week (4/2/2012)
Turned in a strong season as the team's No. 2 starter, posting an 11-3 record and a 3.96 earned run average with six complete games over 21 total appearances, including 19 starts ... Tossed 136.1 innings on the season, ranking second on the club and third in the nation ... Six complete games were second-most on the team and tied for ninth-most nationally ... Struck out 105 opponents (third-most in Pac-12) and limited opponents to a team-leading .237 batting average ... Finished the season on a spectacular postseason run, notching a perfect 4-0 record to go with a 1.29 earned run average while striking out 14 and walking just three in 35.0 innings over four starts in NCAA play. Tossed three complete games in those four starts, including two at the College World Series to earn recognition on the CWS All-Tournament team ... Impressive away from home all season, tallying a 4-1 record and a 2.91 earned run average in eight road/neutral games (seven starts) ... Earned his 11th win of the season and second at the CWS by allowing just one run over nine innings a complete game 5-1 victory over South Carolina in the first championship game (6/24) to become the first pitcher to throw two complete games in the same CWS since 2004. Yielded his only run allowed of the CWS in the sixth inning, snapping a string of 14.2 shutout innings in Omaha. That same inning, allowed his only walk at the CWS, which snapped a run of 31-consecutive innings without a walk issued ... Pitched Arizona into the winner's bracket at the CWS with a sensational complete game shutout of UCLA (6/17). In nine innings, scattered five hits and struck out four without allowing a walk. Became the first pitcher to toss a complete game shutout without a walk at the CWS since 1972 ... Pitched Arizona to a Super Regional championship and a berth in the College World Series behind a complete game six-hitter against St. John's at Hi Corbett Field (6/9). Struck out two and did not issue a walk against the Red Storm as he allowed four runs, but just two were earned ... Tossed eight-plus strong innings in 16-4 victory over Louisville in second game of Tucson Regional (6/2). Scattered 10 hits and walked two but strike out five in first postseason start of season as he allowed four runs - two earned ... Surrendered six runs on seven hits in three-plus innings to suffer third loss of season against Arizona State (5/26) ... Took the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits in the sixth inning at USC (5/19). Had carried a no-hitter into the inning ... Pitched a complete game three-hitter and worked around four walks with seven strikeouts in 4-1 win at California (5/12) to secure a series win for Wildcats ... Did not factor into decision after giving up six runs on nine hits in four-plus innings against Oregon (5/5) ... Earned sixth win of season thanks to seven strikeouts and just three runs allowed in 7.1 innings against East Tennessee State (4/28) ... Tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and scattered six hits and one walk in 4-1 win at Washington (4/21) ... Suffered first career loss after being charged for six runs - five earned - on 10 hits and one walk in three-plus innings against UCLA (4/14) ... Did not factor into decision after giving up five runs on seven hits with six strikeouts at Utah (4/6) ... Pitched first career complete game by giving up just three hits to go with seven strikeouts and just two runs allowed - one earned - in 4-2 win over then-No. 2 Stanford (3/31) ... Did not factor into decision despite a strong 7.2 innings pitched with just three runs allowed at Oregon State (3/24) ... Surrendered four walks and four runs in one-plus innings out of the bullpen in mid-week game against New Mexico State (3/21) ... Gave up six runs - three earned - on seven hits in 6.1 innings in no-decision effort in first game of double-header against Washington State (3/17) ... Retired all nine batters faced with three strikeouts in first relief appearance of season at Rice (3/14) ... Earned third win of season against Eastern Michigan (3/10). Allowed seven runs - six earned - on nine hits and three walks to go with three strikeouts ... Earned second win of season and struck out 10 batters for third-straight start in 7.2 innings against Harvard (3/3). Allowed one unearned run, walked three and walked five ... Picked up first win of season thanks to 10 strikeouts and one earned run allowed in 6.2 innings of work against Auburn in first game of double-header (2/25) ... Did not factor into decision despite 7.1 strong innings and a career-high 13 strikeouts against North Dakota State in first start of season (2/18). Allowed two runs on two hits with two walks in game.
Made 17 total appearances, including eight starts ... Earned a starting spot in the weekend rotation in late April and never looked back ... Established a new school freshman record for lowest earned run average (3.21) ... Set new school record with 1.000 winning percentage (3-0) for freshman pitchers with at least 60 innings thrown ... In six games in regular starting rotation, posted a 2-0 record with a 2.94 ERA in 33.2 innings. Struck out 13 and issued just seven walks ... Improved to 3-0 on season with sensational performance against Seton Hall in an elimination game at the College Station Regional (6/5). Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, scattered three hits and registered a pair of strikeouts ... Did not factor into decision after allowing two runs on eight hits over 4.0 innings against Washington (5/29) ... No decision despite shutting out Stanford over 6.1 innings of work. Scattered seven hits, struck out two and walked one ... Allowed four runs on five hits with two strikeouts in no decision at Washington State (5/16) ... Moved to 2-0 and earned first career win as a starting pitcher in 7.0 innings against Alcorn State (5/8). Allowed a run on four hits with three strikeouts ... Made first start in weekend rotation against USC (4/30). Tossed 4.1 innings, gave up four runs on seven hits and walked one in no-decision effort ... Strong performance in long relief at Oregon (4/23) led to eventual move to starting rotation. Scattered five hits and allowed just two runs in 3.2 innings of work, marking long relief outing of career ... Retired both batters faced in relief appearance at UCLA (4/17) ... Gave up three runs on three hits and struck out two in 3.0 innings of relief in second game of double-header against California (4/10) ... Surrendered a hit and three walks in 2.1 innings of relief against Oregon State (4/3), but did not allow a run ... Made second career start and lasted 4.1 innings at New Mexico. Gave up two runs - one earned - on six hits and two walks, but had two strikeouts in no-decision outing ... Threw 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with one hit allowed and two strikeouts at Wichita State (3/15) ... Made first career start but did not factor into decision at UNLV (3/9). Tossed 6.0 shutout innings with two scattered hits, one walk and established a career-high sevens strikeouts ... Earned first career victory out the bullpen in 6-5 victory over Utah Valley (3/4). Walked two but did not allow a run in full inning of relief ... Gave up three runs on one hit and two walks in 3.0 innings of relief against Rice (3/1) ... Collected two strikeouts in 1.0 inning of work out of bullpen in collegiate debut against North Dakota State (2/20).
Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 35th Round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2010 ... Earned varsity letters for coach Jerry Dawson ... As a senior, posted a 6-4 record and one save with a 3.46 ERA ... Tallied 50 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched ... Hit .298 with seven doubles and two home runs and scored 21 runs ... Named second team All-State by the Arizona Republic as a senior ... Was named first team 4A-I Desert Sky region ... Prior to senior year, was named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason West Region All-High School second team ... As a junior, collected a 3-3 record and struck out 21 batters against three walks in 22 innings ...
Born in 1991 in Phoenix, Ariz., ... Son of Bob and Gayla Wade ... Has one older sister, Kendall, and one older brother, Kyle ... Is enrolled in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as a Sports and Society major ... Hobbies include fishing and spelunking ... Would like to own a fishing boat in the future ... Favorite professional sports teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals.