Skip to main content

Arizona Pulls Away Late, Clinches Series Win Over Washington

Apr 2, 2022

SEATTLE, Wash. — The Arizona Wildcats (20-7, 8-3) continued their year-long trend of dominating the late innings on Saturday afternoon, posting a three-run top of the eighth to pull away for a 6-2 victory over the Washington Huskies (14-12, 5-6).

The victory was the Wildcats third straight and secured a series win for Arizona, who had not accomplished the feat in Seattle since 2012. 

Freshman first baseman Tommy Splaine powered the Cats offense, driving in three runs on a 2-for-4 performance at the plate that included the second home run of his collegiate career in the second inning.

Starting pitcher Garrett Irvin worked 6.0 masterful innings for Arizona, holding the Huskies to just two unearned runs on six hits while striking out five. The southpaw did not factor into the decision.

Arizona picked up three runs in the eighth on an RBI single from Splaine and a two-run double down the right field line by designated hitter Noah Turley, who has now hit safely in eight of his last nine appearances with four multi-hit performances.

The Wildcats bullpen stifled the Huskies to support the late-inning surge from the offense. Chris Barraza and Holden Christian combined for three scoreless, two-hit innings; Barraza (1-0) picked up his first win with Arizona while Christian logged his fifth save.
Arizona WildBATS

  • 1B Tommy Splaine: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
  • DH Noah Turley: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
  • SS Nik McClaughry: 2-for-4, R, HR, RBI
  • CF Mac Bingham: 2-for-5
  • RF Tanner O'Tremba: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB

Bullpen Bullies

  • RHP Chris Barraza: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, Win (1-0)
  • LHP Holden Christian: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K, Save (5)

Numbers of the Day

  • Between Saturday night and last year's performance against the Huskies, Garrett Irvin has worked 15.0 innings, struck out 11 batters, and allowed just one earned run in his career against Washington.

Tweets of the Day

Up Next
Arizona aims for the series sweep on Sunday afternoon with a first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. MST.