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.
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.
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.
Earned varsity letter his senior season under the guidance of coach Mark Smith at Providence Catholic High school in New Lenox, Ill., after previously attending and earning letters at Brother Rice in nearby Oak Lawn, Ill., ... One of top 10 prospects in the state according to Prep Baseball Report ... Named to the Illinois All-State preseason team by ESPNHS before senior season ... As a junior at Brother Rice, hit .431 with seven doubles, three home runs, 19 runs scored and 19 RBI ... Named to the All-Area team in 2011 by The Regional News ... As a sophomore at Brother Rice, hit .408 with 41 runs scored, while posting an 8-0 mark and a 2.52 ERA on the mound ... Invited to the 2011 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials one year after impressing at the 2010 National Team Identification Series where he went 5-for-12 with three doubles ... Attended the Under Armour Preseason All-American Camp in 2010 ... Hit .318 and scored 21 runs playing on varsity as a freshman.
Graduated from Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Ill., in 2012 ... Born in Palos Park, Ill., in 1993 ... Son of Ed and Susan Koziol ... Has one older brother, Kevin ... Father played baseball at St. Xavier University and went on to play professionally in the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox organizations ... A four-year honor roll member and winner of school's Leadership Award in high school ... Hobbies include golfing and video games ... Is enrolled in the Eller College of Management as a pre-business major.