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 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.
Arizona erased a six-run deficit and scored eight runs over the final three innings to rally and defeat rival Arizona State, 10-9, before a crowd of 5,396 on Tuesday night at Hi Corbett Field.
The Arizona baseball team braved the elements and survived a wild ninth inning to even a three-game series with a 6-5 victory over Washington State on Saturday.
Arizona vs. FSU - CWS
Emerged as the team's closer throughout much of true freshman season ... Pitched in 24 games with a 6-1 record and a 3.47 ERA with a team-leading six saves ... Made one mid-week start ... Led all UA relievers with 44 strikeouts over 36.1 innings pitched ... Allowed just one earned run over final 13.2 innings pitched (0.66 ERA), including no earned runs allowed in 4.2 innings pitched over three postseason appearances ... Earned two victories at the College World Series ... Pitched 1.1 innings with no runs allowed and two strikeouts to earn the win in 4-1 victory over South Carolina in second game of championship series to clinch national title (6/25) ... Tossed the final 2.2 innings to earn a victory in 4-3, 12-inning affair against Florida State in opening game of College World Series. Allowed just one base runner and struck out three (6/15) ... Pitched 0.2 innings to earn the win in an 8-7, 10-inning victory over St. John's in Game 1 of the Tucson Super Regional (6/8) ... Gave up one run on a hit and two walks in 1.1 innings against Arizona State in regular season finale (5/27) ... Threw 2.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in victory at USC (5/20) ... Made first career start in non-conference mid-week tilt at Arizona State (5/16). Pitched five scoreless innings with a career-high six strikeouts to earn the win ... Gave up a run on a hit and a walk in 0.1 innings against Oregon (5/4) ... Allowed a run on two hits and a walk with a strikeout in 1.0 innings of work against East Tennessee State (4/29) ... Surrendered two runs on a hit and a walk in relief outing at Washington (4/22) ... Suffered first career loss with four earned runs allowed on two hits and two walks in appearance at Arizona State (4/17) ... Pitched 3.0 strong innings with just one unearned run allowed and two strikeouts against UCLA (4/15) ... Picked up sixth save of season with 2.1 shutout innings and three strikeouts at Utah (4/7) ... Pitched in all three games of first Pac-12 road series at Oregon State (3/23-25). Collected a strikeout and a walk in 0.1 innings of series opener. Earned fourth save of season next day with a strikeout in 1.0 shutout innings to close game. Followed that up with fifth save next day in 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in 7-5, series-clinching victory ... Pitched in both games of double-header sweep against Washington State (3/17). Registered third save of season in 1.0 scoreless innings of 8-7 win in first game. Gave up one run on a hit with a strikeout in 0.2 innings of second game ... Gave up two earned runs on two hits and three walks, but also struck out four, including three in the bottom of the ninth inning, to earn second career save at Rice (3/14) ... Allowed two runs on two hits and a walk, but struck out three in 1.2 innings of relief to earn pitching win against Eastern Michigan (3/11) ... Struck out two and gave up one unearned run in 2.0 innings against UC Davis (3/7) to earn first collegiate pitching victory ... Recorded a pair of strikeouts and allowed one hit in 1.0 innings against Harvard (3/4) ... Earned first career save in 1.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against Harvard (3/3) ... Turned in 2.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and four hits allowed against Auburn (2/24) ... Made collegiate debut with 1.2 scoreless innings and two strikeouts in no decision against Utah Valley (2/21).
Selected by the New York Yankees with the 539th overall pick in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Earned varsity letters at Chaminade College Prep under coach Frank Mutz ... A talented all-around baseball player that was at one time a prospect as a catcher ... Emerged as a top pitcher late in high school career ... Registered a 5-2 record and a 1.00 ERA as a senior at Chaminade ... Struck out 91, allowed just 19 walks and limited opponents to a .157 batting average as a senior ... Hit .358 with a home run and nine doubles as a senior ... Racked up five double-digit strikeout performances ... Tallied 20 strikeouts in nine innings pitched over two games in same week as a senior ... Earned 2011 Rawlings Second Team All-American recognition ... Named a Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention honoree in 2009 and 2010 ... All-CIF Division 2 Second Team in 2011 ... Named to First Team All-Mission League in 2011 ... Named to the All-Daily News Preseason team entering senior campaign ... Began high school career at Grenada Hills as a freshman ... Burst onto scene with a four-hit shutout as freshman at Dodger Stadium in City Selection Invitational ... Recognized as LA Daily News Newcomer of the Year in 2008.
Born in Glendale, Calif. ... Graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif., in 2011 ... Son of Mark and Lyndy Troupe ... Has one younger sister, Christina, a freshman volleyball player at Chaminade College Prep ... Is enrolled in the Eller College of Management as a pre-business major ... Earned recognition on school honor rolls all four years ... Began high school at Granada Hills ... Outside of baseball, enjoys video games and wakeboarding ... Favorite professional sports teams include the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Kings ... Future career aspirations include becoming a CEO of a Fortune 500 company ... Rooms with teammates Xavier Borde, Tyler Parmenter and Trent Gilbert.