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 (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.
The 20th-ranked Arizona baseball team (15-5) opens a 30-game conference schedule against fourth-ranked Oregon State (16-1).
Brandon Dixon scored five runs and had four hits, including an inside-the-park home run, to lead Arizona in a 14-2 victory over Butler on Wednesday afternoon.
Arizona received a strong start from freshman Tyger Talley, but a seven-run seventh inning doomed the Wildcats as Texas Tech earned a split with a 5-2 win on Wednesday.
One of the top right-handed arms out of the bullpen and a spot starter ... Made 12 appearances with two starts, earning a 2-0 record ... Struck out 23 batters in 20.0 innings, allowing nine earned runs for a 4.05 earned run average ... Pitched a scoreless 1.0 inning with a pair of strikeouts in relief against Arizona State (5/27). Tossed 1.2 innings with one run allowed and three strikeouts a day earlier against the Sun Devils (5/26) ... Did not allow a run and struck out one in 1.0 innings at USC (5/19) ... Picked up second victory of season in relief at California (5/13). Gave up a run on no hits but four walks in 2.0 innings ... Allowed one run in 0.1 innings at Arizona State (4/17) ... Pitched a scoreless inning with two punch-outs to earn first victory of season at Utah (4/7) ... Scattered on hit and one walk to go with a strikeout in a scoreless inning of relief at Utah Valley (4/4) ... Made second start of year and matched career-best with seven strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work in a no-decision against New Mexico State (3/20). Gave up three runs - two earned - while scattering six hits and three walks ... Registered three strikeouts and did not allow a run on one hit and a pair of walks in 3.0 innings of relief at Rice (3/13) ... Pitched a scoreless inning against Eastern Michigan (3/11) ... Tossed a scoreless 0.2 innings with a walk and a strikeout against UC Davis (3/7) ... Made first start of season in mid-week tilt against Utah Valley (2/21). Allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 2.1 innings in a no-decision effort.
Pitched in 14 games and made 11 starts ... Began season as team's No. 3 starter behind Kurt Heyer and Kyle Simon ... Earned start in first championship game of College Station Regional against Texas A&M (6/5). Was struck with a line drive on his throwing arm (fractured bone) and forced from the game in the third inning. Surrendered two runs - one earned - on four hits before leaving game, which UA went on to win ... Pitched a scoreless inning out of bullpen with one hit and two walks allowed against Seton Hall at College Station Regional (6/3) ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts out of bullpen in victory over Washington (5/29) ... Suffered loss after giving up four runs on three hits in 1.2 innings in start at Oregon (4/23) ... No decision at UCLA (4/17) after giving up three runs - two earned - in 5.2 innings. Gave up seven hits and four walks, but struck out six ... Suffered loss in second game of double header against California (4/10). Gave up seven runs - six earned - on eight hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 4.2 innings ... Gave up seven runs on 10 hits in 2.2 innings in loss to Oregon State (4/3) ... Suffered first loss of season at Arizona State (3/27). Gave up three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks ... Improved to 3-0 on the season in 5.2 innings of work against San Francisco (3/21). Struck out two and scattered seven hits in 5.2 innings of work ... Did not factor into decision despite giving up just one run on three hits in five innings of work against Northern Colorado (3/13). Registered six strikeouts and four walks ... Strong outing with 6.2 innings of work but did not factor into decision against Utah Valley (3/2). Allowed three runs on three hits with three strikeouts and three walks ... Picked up second win as a starter with season-high 7.0 shutout innings at Long Beach State (2/27). Scattered four hits, walked two and struck out five ... Earned first victory of season in 6.0 innings of work against North Dakota State (2/20). Struck-out a career-high seven hitters, issued just two walks and surrendered one run on four hits.
Graduated from Abilene High School in Abilene, Texas, in 2009 ... Earned varsity letters under head coach Scottie Sanchez ... Named to the Rawlings All-State team as a senior ... Threw three no-hitters as a senior ...Named district MVP as a junior and was on the all-district team as a sophomore and senior ... Also starred on the football field earning recognition on the all-district teams as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Born in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Bill and D.D. Hale ... Older brother, Chris, played baseball at Abilene Christian University ... Has one sister, Tori, a sophomore and member of the soccer team at Texas State ... Is enrolled in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a major in regional development and a minor in general business administration ... Future career aspirations include being a city planner and preserving the natural environment ... Outside of baseball, enjoys bass fishing and golf ... Favorite professional sports teams include the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys ... Rooms with teammates Vincent Littleman and Augey Bill.