Baseball Falls in Extra Innings To No. 10 Baylor

Feb. 8, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz.- The Arizona baseball team dropped a 10-inning heartbreaker to No. 10 Baylor at Frank Sancet Field on Saturday. The Bears rallied to tie the score in the top of the ninth and plated two more in the top of the 10th to steal a 12-10 victory over the Wildcats.

The loss dropped Arizona to 3-2 for the season, while Baylor (1-2) earned its first victory of the season with the win.

Trailing by deficits of four and five runs, Arizona rallied twice to tie the score and eventually take a one-run lead at 10-9, but was unable to close out the victory in the ninth.

Baylor's Chris Durbin lined a two-out double into left field off of closer Mark Worrell to plate Paul Witt from first to even the score at 10 runs apiece. The Bears then added two more in the top of the 10th inning on Trey Webb's double to complete the come from behind win. Arizona went 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning against BU's Abe Woody.

Worrell (0-1) picked up the loss on the mound for the Wildcats. The right-hander gave up three runs on four hits in two innings of work. Woody (1-0) gave the beleaguered Baylor bullpen a much needed lift with four solid innings. The Bear reliever gave up just one run on two hits, while striking out three en route to the win.

Trailing 4-1 early on, Arizona tied the score in the bottom of the third on a back-to-back home runs off the bats of freshmen Brad Boyer and Trevor Crowe. Boyer's two-run blast scored Pat Reilly before Crowe's home run evened the score.

The Bears appeared to break the game open with a pair of runs off Arizona starter Sean Rierson in fifth and added three more in sixth off of reliever Chris Frey to take a commanding 9-4 lead.

The Wildcats battled back with a lone run in the bottom of the sixth and then exploded for five runs in the seventh to take the ill-fated 10-9 lead.

Boyer, Brian Anderson, Dallas Haught and Reilly all paired hits on the afternoon to lead the Wildcat effort. All four players also finished with two RBIs as well.

Eight of the nine Baylor hitters finished with a least one RBI on the day. The Bears' ninth-inning hero Durbin led all players with four hits in six at bats and three runs scored in the game.

Baylor and Arizona will meet up again on Sunday for the rubber game of the three game series. UA's Richie Gardner will square off against BU's Steven White. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

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