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.
Earned varsity letters under the guidance of coach Ryan Dyer at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., ... Played all four seasons on varsity as starting centerfielder and totaled 66 total stolen bases ... Helped school win the 2010 and 2011 state championship ... Named to the All-Arizona high school baseball team by the Arizona Republic ... Also honored as an All-Division II player in the state ... Voted team's most valuable player as a senior ... Hit .458 with 17 extra base hits, 31 runs batted in and 38 runs scored. Led team in batting average (.458), stolen bases (32) and hits (54) ... Also struck out 11 batters in 7.1 innings pitched ... As a junior, hit .411 with 17 stolen bases ... As a sophomore, hit .461 and scored 49 runs with 14 stolen bases.
Graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2012 ... Born in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1993 ... Son of Mike and Jean Gibbons ... Hobbies include hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends ... Is enrolled in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and has yet to declare a major.