Arizona Wraps Road Trip at Pacific
STOCKTON, Calif. — The Arizona Wildcats (12-4, 2-1) finish their quick four-game road trip with a Monday matchup against the Pacific Tigers (7-8) at Klein Family Field.
Arizona is hot off a series win over the California Golden Bears over the weekend. The Wildcats dropped the opening game of Pac-12 play but rebounded in emphatic fashion, scoring 23 runs over the next two game to take the series.
The Wildcats hit .390 over the weekend in Berkeley and are currently sitting at the .320 mark for the season, the third-best mark in the Pac-12.
Starting pitcher Chandler Murphy will make his first appearance of the season for Arizona after serving as a crucial part of the Wildcats College World Series run in 2021.
|Date||Opponent||Time (MST)||Arizona Pitcher||Opponent Pitcher|
|Monday, March 14||Pacific||12:00 PM||RHP Chandler Murphy (0-0, -.--)||RHP Caden Duke (0-0, 0.00)|
- The Arizona Wildcats finish a four-game road trip with a Monday matchup against the Pacific Tigers. The game will be broadcast on the WCC Network.
- Arizona leads the all-time series against Pacific, 7-2. This will be the first matchup betwen the two programs since 1977. the Tigers took that game, 10-3, at the Spartan Classic in San Jose, California.
- Arizona has scored at least one run in 188 consecutive games, the longest active scoring streak in the Power Five and the second-longest in program history. They are 44 games away from tying the longest streak in school history.
- Sophomore catcher Daniel Susac hit two home runs and drove in five RBI in Sunday's rubber match against California. He became the first Arizona player to hit two HR in an inning since Kenny Corley on Feb. 13, 1998.
- Arizona's pitching staff has lowered their walk rate in each of the last three seasons. From 2019's mark of 5.33 BB/9 they have improved to 4.67 in 2020, 3.90 in 2021, and 3.67 through 16 games this season.
- Freshman two-way player Tommy Splaine, who recently began earning regular playing time, led the Wildcats with a .571 batting average over the weekend at California. He went 8-for-14 at the plate and drew six walks to reach base 14 times in the three-game series.
- The Wildcats lead the Pac-12 with 68 extra-base hits this season. Since moving to Hi Corbett Field in 2012, Arizona has swatted 1,729 XBH, nearly 200 more than the next closest team over that span.