Rubber Game to Decide UA-WSU Series
Washington St. (5-9, 1-1 Pac-12) at Arizona (11-10, 1-1)
Sunday, March 16 // Noon
Tucson, Ariz. // Hi Corbett Field
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James Farris pitched a complete game and the University of Arizona baseball team cruised to a 12-1 victory over Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools Friday evening at Hi Corbett Field. Farris improved to 4-1 and came within one out of his second shutout of the year. The right-hander struck out nine without a walk and scattered nine hits as the only run he allowed came on consecutive two-out hits in the ninth. Still, he secured his second complete of the season and the sixth of his career. Trent Gilbert drove in four runs, and Bobby Dalbec doubled twice and scored a pair of runs for the Wildcats, who took an initial 3-0 in the third inning before breaking the game open with two more runs in the seventh and seven more in the eighth.
Washington State plated a pair of unearned runs in the top of the ninth inning and held on to defeat the University of Arizona baseball team, 6-5, in comeback fashion to evening a three-game series Saturday evening at Hi Corbett Field. Down to their final out, the Cougars capitalized on an error when second baseman Trent Gilbert was unable to corral a grounder, and Nick Tanielu reached as the tying run. Yale Rosen, who went 4-for-5 in the game, followed with a double to the right-centerfield gap to push Tanielu to third base. Closer Bobby Dalbec, who easily retired the first two hitters of the inning prior to the error, then induced P.J. Jones to hit a chopper up the middle. Shortstop Kevin Newman ranged behind the second base bag to field the ball, then fired over to first. Jones, who went 3-for-5, beat the throw to first and Tanielu scored the tying run. Pinch-runner Cameron Frost never stopped rounding third on the play and came in to score the eventual game-winning run as first baseman Michael Hoard’s relay to plate was too late.
Game 3: RHP Tanner Chleborad (0-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Austin Schnabel (0-1, 6.48)
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.
Sunday's game will be broadcast beginning at 11:50 a.m. Derrick Palmer will provide the play-by-play call. All remaining Arizona games are scheduled to be broadcast on 1290 AM by the Arizona IMG Sports Network.
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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.