Cats Conclude USC Series at Dedeaux Field
Arizona (17-22, 6-11 Pac-12) at USC (19-17, 8-9 Pac-12)
Saturday, April 19 // 7 p.m. (PDT)
Tucson, Ariz. // Hi Corbett Field
» Watch on Pac-12 Network
Wyatt Strahan outdueled James Farris, and the University of Southern California baseball team savored a first-inning run en route to a 1-0 victory over visiting Arizona on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series at Dedeaux Field. Strahan (W, 3-3) went the distance, scattering five hits and two walks to go along with six strikeouts in the complete game effort. The hard-throwing right-hander kept the Wildcats off balance with his breaking ball, and allowed only one hit after the fourth inning. USC produced all of the offense it needed in the first inning, sparked by a leadoff single from Garrett Stubbs. He was bunted to second by Timmy Robinson, and Jeremy Martinez followed with a run-scoring single.
The University of Southern California pitching staff stifled the Arizona offensive attack, and Omar Cotto Lozado delivered a walk-off single with two down in the bottom of the 12th inning to hand the Trojans a series-clinching victory Friday evening at Dedeaux Field. A somewhat sloppy game turned into a battle of bullpens in the late stages with Arizona’s Bobby Dalbec and USC’s Kyle Twomey squaring off. The Wildcats’ right-hander turned in 5.1 innings of relief, while the Trojans lefty more than matched him with 5.2 shutout innings and just one hit allowed. Twomey (W, 1-2) retired the final 14 batters he faced, which bought enough time for the Trojans to mount their game-winning rally. Jeremy Martinez was 4-for-6 on the night, including a key single to open the decisive bottom of the 12th.
Game 3: RHP Tyger Talley (1-0, 4.73) vs. LHP Bob Wheatley (2-3, 4.54)
All three games will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network. JB Long (play-by-play) and J.T. Snow (color analyst) will provide the in-game commentary from Dedeaux Field each day. Cable/satellite subscribers who get the Pac-12 Network are able to watch online at http://pac-12.com/network/pac-12-network.
Arizona Baseball on the Radio
The Arizona IMG Sports Network will have a live radio broadcast on 1290 AM in Tucson for all three games this weekend. The Voice of the Wildcats, Brian Jeffries, will provide the live play-by-play descriptions. The broadcast can be heard online here.
On Deck: Arizona Hits Road For Three Games at USC
Arizona returns home to host rival Arizona State next weekend (April 25-27) at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Ariz. The first two games of the series will be televised on the Pac-12 Network at 7 p.m. (MST) on Friday and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the series finale will air live on ESPNU beginning at 4:30 p.m. Earlier this season, the two schools split midweek non-conference games in Tempe. The winner of next weekend’s series will claim the baseball point awarded in the Territorial Cup Series, a year-long competition across all common sports between the two schools.
Arizona Baseball Tickets
General admission single-game tickets for all home games 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 60 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. Complete ticket information can be found here.
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.
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