2014 Arizona Baseball Opening Weekend
Kent State (1-1) at Arizona (1-1)
Sunday, Feb. 16 // Noon.
Tucson, Ariz. // Hi Corbett Field
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The University of Arizona baseball team opened the season with a bang Friday night, dispatching Kent State, 13-1, before a crowd of 3,613 that was treated to a postgame fireworks show at Hi Corbett Field. Senior right-hander James Farris (W, 1-0) seemingly pitched better as the game wore on, finishing with nine strikeouts over 7.2 innings on the mound, while freshman designated hitter Willie Calhoun sparked the offense with three hits and four runs driven in.
The Golden Flashes jumped all over Arizona starter Tyler Crawford in the initial frame, chasing the lefty after he faced eight batters and recorded just one out. First baseman Cody Koch paced the Golden Flashes offense with a 5-for-5 night at the plate, which included three runs batted in and a run scored. He also walked once. Koch, the No. 5 hitter in the order, rounded out a top-half of the lineup that combined to hit 14-for-25 on the evening, with 10 runs scored and eight driven in. Three-hole hitter Alex Miklos tallied three hits and a pair of runs scored, while cleanup hitter Zarley Zalewski drove in four and scored twice on two base hits.
Game 3: LHP Michael Clark (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Cody Hamlin (0-0, 0.00)
Every Arizona home game will be streamed live if it is not selected for television by the Pac-12 Networks or the ESPN Family of Networks. All three games this weekend will be streamed online at http://pac-12.com/videos/university-arizona-3.
This weekend’s games will not be broadcast in English by the Arizona IMG Sports Network. Broadcasts are scheduled to begin with the start of Pac-12 Conference play March 14 and continue through the end of the season. The Voice of the Wildcats, Brian Jeffries, will call all the action on the broadcasts.
All three games this weekend will be broadcast in Spanish on 990 AM in Tucson. Francisco Romero will handle the play-by-play call.
Follow @ArizonaBaseball on Twitter for continual updates on the Wildcats at home or on the road, including score updates, news, facts and other pertinent information. Interact with @ArizonaBaseball for chances to win prizes and participate in promotions throughout the season. Be sure to “like” Facebook.com/ArizonaBaseball for stories and behind-the-scenes updates on the club, including photos and videos. Check out YouTube.com/ArizonaAthletics or YouTube.com/UAWildcatBaseball for the most recent videos and Instagram.com/ArizonaBaseball for candid photos throughout the season.
Arizona Baseball Tickets
General admission season tickets, seven-game mini-plans and single-game tickets are on sale through the McKale Ticket Office, which is is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in-person or by phone (520-621-2287). Tickets also can be purchased anytime on www.arizonawildcats.com. The Hi Corbett ticket office opens 90 minutes prior to game time this weekend. For all home games, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as tickets purchased the day of the game are $2 more.
Print-at-Home is the quickest and recommended method of ticket delivery. When fans purchase single game tickets online or over the phone, they can choose print-at-home and the tickets will be emailed directly to the customer. Tickets can be printed on a home printer and bought straight to the entrance gate to skip any ticket lines.