Arizona's relentless offense pounded out 15 more hits as the Wildcats captured the Tucson Regional Championship with a 16-3 victory over Louisville on Sunday night at Hi Corbett Field.
June 4, 2012
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Arizona 16, Louisville 3 (Box Score)
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona baseball team captured the Tucson Regional championship with another offensive onslaught, pounding Louisville, 16-3, for the second straight night before a crowd of 3,485 at Hi Corbett Field.
Johnny Field collected four hits and drove in seven runs, highlighted by a third-inning grand slam that staked the Wildcats to a 4-0 lead. From the, Arizona added a run in the fifth, before tallying back-to-back four-run innings in the sixth and seventh frames. For good measure, the Wildcats tacked on three more runs in the eighth inning.
James Farris tossed his third complete game of the season. The right-hander struck out seven, walked one and scattered 12 hits while allowing just three runs - two earned - in his first career postseason start.
Freshman Riley Moore collected four hits and scored four runs for the Wildcats, who hit .472 as a team over three regional games and outscored opponents a cumulative 4-7.
Arizona (41-17) swept its three games at the historic venue, hosting postseason games for the first time since 1992. The top-seeded Wildcats dispatched fourth-seeded Missouri, 15-3, on Friday night and crushed the third-seed Cardinals, 16-4, on Saturday night. Sunday's rout puts the Wildcats into the Super Regional round for the third time in school history.
In the Super Regionals, the Wildcats will face St. John's (40-21), which upset North Carolina, the No. 6 national seed, at the Chapel Hill Regional this weekend. Dates, times and locations for Super Regional play is expected to be announced by the NCAA on Monday night at 8 p.m. MST (11 p.m. EDT).
In the event that Arizona is selected as a host, fans will be able to purchase tickets in advance at the McKale Ticket Office and online at www.arizonawildcats.com. General ticket information for a potential Super Regional is available here.