Timely hitting, wild baserunning key 'Cats comeback win over ASU
Scott Kingery had Arizona's only extra base hit Tuesday night against the rival Sun Devils, but he definitely picked the right spot to connect. The blast off the freshman's bat was by far the best the hit ball of the game and the only hit of the night for either team that sailed over an outfielder's head at spacious Hi Corbett Field in Tucson. Kingery's third extra base hit of the season allowed catcher Riley Moore to score the go-ahead run all the from first base to give Arizona the lead for good.
The 'Cats had trailed by as much as six runs heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. But that's when they began to chip away. One of the turning points of the game came in the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs, Joseph Maggi singled to center field to drive in a run. As Kingery tried to go from first base to third base on the play, ASU threw behind Maggi and got him caught in a rundown. However, what looked like a baserunning blunder turned into yet another run scored for Arizona.
When the dust had settled, the Sun Devils' lead had been cut to one, a margin that wouldn't hold up much longer. The Wildcats' rally Tuesday night was aided by five Arizona State errors and a combined seven walks surrendered by five Sun Devil pitchers.