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Wildcats Pull Away Late in Series-Evening Win Over Golden Bears

Mar 12, 2022

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Arizona Wildcats (11-4, 1-1) scored eight runs over the final three innings on Saturday to secure a 10-4 win over the California Golden Bears (7-7, 1-1) and set up a game three rubber match tomorrow afternoon.

Arizona starting pitcher Garrett Irvin delivered a quality start for the Wildcats, limiting the Golden Bears to three earned runs on five hits while striking out six. He earned the win to move to 2-1 on the year.

The Cats and Bears traded solo runs in the first, second, and both halves of the fifth inning, leading to an even ballgame at 2-2 through the first six frames. 

Outfielder Chase Davis gave Arizona the lead with a three-run opposite field home run in the seventh. He sent a slider over the wall in left center for his team-leading fourth homer of the year.

California plated two in the bottom of the seventh to bring it back to a one-run game but Arizona went on to score five unanswered runs in the eighth and ninth to create the final margin.

The Wildcats bullpen held the Golden Bears without a hit and kept the scoreboard clean while working around four walks.
Arizona WildBATS

  • LF Chase Davis: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
  • C Daniel Susac: 3-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
  • CF Mac Bingham: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
  • 1B Tommy Splaine: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, BB
  • 3B Jack Grant: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI

Bullpen Bullies

  • RHP Quinn Flanagan: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K
  • RHP George Arias Jr.: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K
  • LHP Eric Orloff: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Numbers of the Night

  • Freshman two-way player Tommy Splaine picked up three hits and reached base four times on Saturday. He is now hitting .563 with three extra-base hits through the first six games of his collegiate career.

Tweets of the Night

Up Next
Arizona and California face off in the rubber match of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Evans Diamond. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. MST.