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.
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.
2012 Pac-12 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)
One of valuable left-handed options out of bullpen in second half of season ... Appeared in five games ... Pitched 6.2 innings and did not allow a run while registering seven strikeouts and issuing just one walk ... Pitched a scoreless inning with one hit and one strikeout against Arizona State (5/26) ... Tossed a scoreless inning with a strikeout in road appearance at USC (5/18) ... Pitched 2.0 innings and matched season-high with a pair of strikeouts and one walk against East Tennessee State (4/29) ... Tossed 1.1 innings with a pair of punch-outs in relief outing at Arizona State (4/17) ... Made season debut with 1.1 scoreless innings and just one hit allowed to go with a strikeout against UCLA (4/14).
Did not appear in any games.
Appeared in 17 games as a true freshman and made one start ... Posted a 4.40 ERA in 14.1 innings pitched ... Opponents hit just .218 against him, the lowest mark for any pitcher on staff ... Struck out 14, walked seven and allowed just one extra base hit ... Made one appearance in Fort Worth Regional, walking the only batter he faced against TCU (6/5) ... Pitched 1.1 innings in two relief appearances against Cal State Bakersfield (5/7 and 5/9) as he did not allow a run and struck out two ... Struck out the only two batters he faced against Arizona State in single game non-conference tilt (5/4) ... Allowed one run with two strikeouts in 0.2 innings of relief at USC (4.30) ... Suffered first loss in relief as he allowed three unearned runs against UCLA (4/23) in series opener and hit only batter faced two days later against Bruins (4/25) ... Helped preserve a 4-2 upset victory at No. 1 Arizona State, recording the first out in the ninth inning ... Appeared in all three games in series sweep of Washington State (4/16-4/19). Allowed one hit and no runs in 2.0 combined innings to go with two strikeouts ... Picked up first career victory in 3.0 innings of relief at Gonzaga (4/12). Allowed one run on one hit and a walk with two strikeouts ... Made one appearance against Oregon (3/28) ... Earned first career start in mid-week contest with New Mexico (3/24). Turned in 3.0 innings of work as he allowed three runs on four hits with two strikeouts ... Gave up a hit and a walk against only two batters faced in appearance against Sacramento State (3/21) ... Turned in 0.1 innings in relief against Northern Colorado (3/13) ... Made first career appearance with 2.0 innings of work against Saint Joseph's in first game of double-header (3/10). Struck out a career-high three batters and allowed one run.
Graduated from San Ramon Valley HS in Danville, Calif., in 2009 ... Earned varsity letters under coach Chris Declerg ... Posted a mark of 3-4 as a senior on the mound with an impressive 2.12 ERA ... Struck out 54 batters in 37.2 innings pitched on the season while walking only 10 opponents ... Also played basketball for school.
Born in San Ramon, Calif., ... Son of Lawson and Carolyn Bill ... Has one brother, Keegan Bill, who played baseball at Chabot College ... Is enrolled in the College of Engineering with a major in aerospace engineering ... Aspires to become an engineer ... Hobbies include playing golf, building things and solving math problems ... Favorite professional sports team is the Oakland Raiders ... Rooms with teammates Vincent Littleman and Tyler Hale.