Cats Conclude Series Sunday in Seattle
Arizona (11-14, 1-4) @ Washington (15-5-1, 4-1)
Sunday, March 23 // 1 p.m. (PDT)
Seattle, Wash. // Husky Ballpark
Austin Rei drove in four runs and the Washington baseball team overcame an early four-run deficit to defeat visiting Arizona, 8-7, in the grand opening of the renovated Husky Ballpark Friday evening. Arizona struck for four runs in the top of the first inning, but the Huskies answered an inning later with a five-run second inning. Still the Wildcats regained a two-run lead with three runs in the fifth, but Washington’s bullpen was stout and the Huskies rallied with the game’s final three runs. Trailing 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth, Branden Berry hit a leadoff double against Arizona starter James Farris. Berry advanced to third on Farris’ failed pickoff attempt, before reliever Cody Moffett entered to face Alex Schmidt. Moffett walked Schmidt, and Tyler Parmenter entered with runners at the corners. Parmenter was able to get a soft groundout that held Berry at third, but Schmidt moved to second. Rei followed with his second hit of a day – a double down the third base line that drove in the tying and eventual game-winning runs.
The University of Washington baseball team collected a dozen hits and pitcher Tyler Davis tossed seven strong innings in a 5-2 victory over visiting Arizona Saturday afternoon at Husky Ballpark. Braden Bishop sparked the Washington offense with a 2-for-4 day and a pair of runs scored out of the leadoff spot. He singled in the first inning, stole second base, was bunted to third and scored on Robert Pehl’s sacrifice fly to put the Huskies on top 1-0.Arizona starter Cody Hamlin (L, 3-2) took the loss after giving up five runs – four earned – over 7.1 innings of work. He allowed 12 hits, struck out four and did not issue a walk. Davis (W, 4-1) cruised through the middle innings before leaving in the eighth when he issued his only walk of the game. The right-hander allowed just three hits and struck out two with just the one run allowed in the second inning.
Game 3: RHP Austin Schnabel (0-2, 5.84) vs. RHP Jeff Brigham (3-0, 1.29)
A live web stream is available courtesy www.gohuskies.com. To view the stream, visit this link: http://pac-12.com/videos/university-washington. Live statistics are also available for all three games: http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/statmonitr.php?gid=uw.
Due to the Arizona men's basketball team's participation in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, there will be no radio broadcasts on the Arizona IMG Sports Network for this weekend's series.
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