March 6, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. - Austin March and Austin Logan each went 2-for-3, but seventh-ranked Arizona used three runs in the sixth inning to claim a 6-0 win over UC Davis on Tuesday at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson.
UC Davis drops to 6-6 on the year while Arizona improves to 9-2.
Aggie starting pitcher Evan Wolf held the Wildcats hitless through the first two innings, retiring the first eight batters he faced until Joseph Maggi hit a single up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the third. Maggi moved all the way to third, but Wolf forced Alex Mejia to ground out to end the inning.
Arizona's first run came in the fourth inning by way of a two-out double from Trent Gilbert which brought home Johnny Field. Gilbert tried for three bases but was thrown out by Aggie right fielder Kevin Barker to end the inning.
The Aggies nearly tied the game in the fifth inning after Logan single into right field, then advanced all the way to third on March's base hit. Adam Young, however, hit into a double play to end the Aggies' chance to score.
The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead in the fifth before UC Davis turned a double play of its own to close the inning, then went up 5-0 with a three-run sixth inning. Robert Refsnyder doubled to lead off the inning, and Field walked to put runners on first and second with nobody out.
Craig Lanza would enter the game for Wolf, but gave up a triple to Seth Mejias-Brean, which brought home both Wildcat runners, then Gilbert tacked on his third RBI of the day when his base hit into left field brought in Mejias-Brean for the 5-0 lead.
In the seventh, Logan and March connected again to put the Aggies in scoring position. WIth two outs, Logan singled into center field, then March followed that with a base hit of his own, but Arizona reliever Stephen Manthei forced pinch hitter CJ Blom to ground out to end the inning.
Arizona's final run came in the bottom half of the seventh for the 6-0 lead.
Lucas Long earned the win to move to 2-0 on the year after striking out seven in 6.2 innings of work. Wolf was given the loss to move to 0-1.
UC Davis and Arizona continue the series on Wednesday at noon.