First Pac-12 Series Win on the Line for Arizona
Arizona (13-19, 3-8) at Utah (10-18, 1-10)
Sunday, April 6 // Noon (MDT)
Salt Lake City, Utah // Smith's Ballpark
The University of Utah baseball team had not hit a home run in any of its first 26 games this season. TJ Bennett ended that drought with an eighth-inning grand slam to key the Utes to a 7-3 victory over visiting Arizona on Friday afternoon at Smith’s Ballpark. Bennett’s blast spoiled what had been a strong outing for starter James Farris before the eighth inning. Farris took the loss with six runs allowed on six hits and a walk over 7.1 innings. He struck out six, picking up his 200th career strikeout in the second inning. Utah twice fought back from one-run deficits as it snapped its winless streak in conference play.
The University of Arizona baseball team scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning to surge ahead of Utah, before the Wildcats held on for a 6-1 victory that evened the three-game series here Saturday afternoon at Smith’s Ballpark. Cody Ramer ripped a run-scoring double to break the 1-1 tie, which had been in place since the third inning. Kenny Meimerstorf later drove in a pair of runs with a double of his own, and Riley Moore added a two-run single to put an exclamation on the five-run extra inning frame. Utah did not go quietly in the home half of the 10th, however, as it loaded the bases with two outs. Cody Moffett, a lefty who relieved Bobby Dalbec (W, 1-2) after consecutive walks, coaxed a soft foul-out to Ramer at third base to end the game and earn a save. Arizona won for the first time in six chances on the road this season after a late lead slipped away Friday night.
Game 3: RHP Tyger Talley (0-0, 4.84) vs. RHP Bret Helton (2-2, 3.57)
All three games this weekend will be streamed live courtesy Utah Athletics. To view the streams, follow this link: http://pac-12.com/videos/university-utah-2.
On the Radio
The Arizona IMG Sports Network will broadcast all three games this weekend live on 1290 AM. The Voice of the Wildcats, Brian Jeffries, will provide the live play-by-play descriptions each day beginning 10 minutes prior to first pitch. Live streams are available here: http://www.arizonawildcats.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?type=live&db_oem_id=30700
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