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.
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.
Winners of six-straight games, the Arizona Wildcats (21-11, 6-6 Pac-12) travel to Pullman, Wash., for a three-game series against Washington State (17-13, 4-5 Pac-12) this weekend.
Arizona returns home to host Utah in a three-game series at Hi Corbett Field scheduled for Thursday through Saturday.
Arizona (15-8, 0-3 Pac-12) travels to Eugene, Ore., to battle 12th-ranked Oregon (15-5, 2-1 Pac-12) in a three-game series this weekend at PK Park.
College World Series
One of Arizona's top right-handed arms in bullpen, appearing in 23 games ... Served as primary set-up man and occasional closer throughout season ... Posted a 6-4 record with two saves ... Struck out 25 and walked 16 in 35.2 innings of work, allowing 22 runs - 17 earned - for a 4.29 earned run average ... Second-lowest opposing batting average (.241) on the club ... Earned win in relief after allowed two runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts over 2.0 innings in regular season finale against Arizona State (5/27) that clinched share of Pac-12 Championship ... Two no-decision appearances with 2.0 combined innings and just one run allowed with a pair of strikeouts against Oregon (5/5-6) ... Allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief to earn second save of season against East Tennessee State (4/28) ... Suffered loss despite giving up just one run in 4.1 innings of relief at Washington (4/22). Scattered six hits and three walks while matching career-high with four strikeouts ... Gave up three runs on two hits and two walks in 1.2 innings at Arizona State (4/17) ... Allowed two runs on two hits in 1.1 innings against UCLA (4/15) ... Tossed 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in series-clinching win over Utah 4/7). Suffered tough-luck loss night before to Utes (4/6) after being charged with two unearned runs in 1.1 innings of relief ... Pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout to earn fifth win of season against Stanford (3/30) ... Earned a win in relief despite allowing one run in 0.1 innings at Oregon State (3/24). Suffered loss despite allowing just one unearned run in 1.2 innings of relief with a career-high four strikeouts against Beavers the night before (3/23) ... Suffered first loss of season after being charged with two unearned runs in 1.1 innings against New Mexico State (3/20) ... Picked up consecutive wins in relief in both games of a double-header against Washington State (3/17). Gave up just one run on one hit in 2.1 innings of second game. Allowed a run on three hits and a walk in 1.2 innings of first game ... Recorded first win of season with 2.0 scoreless innings and one strikeout at Rice (3/14) ... Combined to pitch 3.2 scoreless innings with just two hits allowed over two outings against Eastern Michigan (3/9-10) ... Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings with a pair of punchouts against UC Davis (3/6) ... Gave up two runs on a hit in 1.0 innings of relief in second game of double-header against Auburn (2/25) ... Charged with two runs allowed in outing against North Dakota State (2/18). Made season debut day prior with three strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings of work against Bison (2/17).
Appeared in 29 games on the season, tied for second-most on the club ... Finished season strong with just one earned run allowed in final 11.2 innings pitched ... Allowed two unearned runs in 0.2 innings against Baylor at Fort Worth Regional (6/6), suffering the loss ... Struck out one and scattered a hit with no runs allowed in 0.2 innings against TCU in regional (6/5) ... Pitched 3.2 combined scoreless innings in regular season finale series at Oregon State (5/28 and 5/30). Tallied three strikeouts in each game and allowed just one hit on weekend ... Surrendered just one run on five hits in 4.2 combined innings in two outings against Stanford (5/21 and 5/23) ... Pitched 2.0 combined innings with three strikeouts in two games Arizona State (5/15 and 5/17) ... Gave up four earned runs in 0.1 innings against Cal State Bakersfield (5/9) ... Allowed three runs on three hits in 1.2 innings at Arizona State (5/4) ... Turned in 1.2 scoreless innings at USC (5/2) ... Threw 1.1 scoreless innings in two appearances against UCLA (4/24-25) with two strikeouts ... Allowed five runs - two earned - in 1.2 innings at Cal while suffering first career loss (4/1) ... Pitched in three consecutive games against Oregon (3/26-28). Gave up just one run in the 2.2 combined innings on the weekend with two strikeouts ... Issued a walk in appearance against New Mexico (3/24) ... Pitched in consecutive games against Sacramento State (3/20-21), giving up three runs in 1.2 innings in the first game and turning in a scoreless inning the next day ... Struck out three hitters in 2.1 scoreless innings against Wichita State (3/16) to earn the victory in relief ... Earned first victory with three strikeouts in 3.0 shutout innings against Northern Colorado (5/14). Also pitched one scoreless inning with a strikeout the day prior (5/13) ... Turned in a scoreless inning with a strikeout against St. Joseph's (3/10) ... Appeared in all three games against Cal State Fullerton (3/5-7). Gave up a run in 0.2 innings in first game, but pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in next two outings ... Allowed five runs - four earned - in first inning of first career start against UNLV (3/2) ... Tossed 4.1 shutout innings with two strikeouts in collegiate debut against Utah Valley (2/21).
Graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2009 ... Earned varsity letters under coach Chris Sheff and helped lead team to a fourth-straight state championship in 2009 ... Turned in an impressive 10-1 record and a 1.58 ERA while striking out 84 batters against six walks as a senior ... Named a first team all-state member.
Born in Henderson, Nevada ... Pronunciation: Man-thee ... Son of Rudy and Cheryl Manthei ... Has two sisters, Katie and Elizabeth ... Is enrolled in the College of Science with a major in psychology and a minor in history ... Hobbies includes playing cards and ping pong ... Says his superstition is that he never wears long sleeves with his uniform ... Favorite professional sports teams include the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos ... Rooms with teammates David Lopez, Brandon Dixon and Johnny Field.