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UW Drops Game Two to No. 13 Arizona

May 15, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Washington Huskies dropped a tight contest on Saturday night to the No. 13 Arizona Wildcats, falling by a score of 4-1. 

Tyson Guerrero gave the Huskies another quality start, going 6+ innings while allowing 4 runs (3 earned) with three strikeouts. Guerrero threw 105 pitches, his second time this season eclipsing 100 (107 against California).

For the second straight night, the Wildcats got on the board in the top of the second inning. After an infield single and throwing error put the leadoff batter on second base, a wild pitch and groundout would advance him to third and then home to make it 1-0.

UW had a quick answer, however, started by Braiden Ward lacing a one-out triple in the next half inning. The next batter was Dalton Chandler, who grounded out for an RBI and tied the game at 1-1. 

Guerrero posted scoreless second and third innings, but a two-out single in the fifth would bring home 2 runs and give Arizona a 3-1 lead. PItching into the seventh inning with a pitch count over 100, Guerrero gave up a leadoff double off the glove of Dalton Chandler at third base, which would end his night. That runner would score on a sac fly later in the inning to push the score to 4-1. 

True freshman Brock Gillis entered from the bullpen and retired the next three batters in order. He stayed in for the ninth and threw another 1-2-3 inning, retiring all six batters he faced. In limited action, Gillis has retired all nine batters he has faced this reason. 

Freshman Michael Snyder extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single in the sixth inning, which accounts for the string of seven straight games he has also started (six at 3B, one at 1B).

The series finale between Washington and Arizona will be Sunday morning with an 11:00 a.m. first pitch.