Arizona Baseball

Arizona Wildcats strengthen bid for NCAA tournament with series win at Oregon

Now comes the waiting game for Arizona, which helped its bid for an NCAA tournament appearance by winning two out of three games at Oregon this weekend.

The Wildcats, 34-22 overall and 14-16 in the Pac-12, capped the series with an 11-4 win over the Ducks today. It was Arizona’s first series win in Eugene, Ore., since 2009.

Shortstop Cameron Cannon went 3 for 3 with two RBIs on two doubles. He also stole a base. Third baseman Nick Quintana went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double.

Arizona’s players line up to shake the hands of the Oregon players after winning 11-4 today in Eugene (Pac-12 Network screen shot)

Every player in the starting lineup had a base hit as part of Arizona’s 13-hit attack. Seven players had at least one RBI.

Arizona’s media relations department compiled these numbers to add to the Wildcats’ case to make the NCAA tournament field.

Non-conference numbers to know:

15: Non-conference RPI
15: The Wildcats have won 15 straight against non-conference opponents this season
10-1: Arizona’s record in midweek games this year
10: Arizona has won 10 straight midweek games after falling to Arkansas 1-0 in the first midweek this season
14-0: Arizona’s non-conference record at home this season
212-78: Arizona has outscored its non-conference opponents 212-78 this season

Arizona also swept UCLA, which will likely play in the NCAA tournament, and won two out of three against Oregon State, which is also destined for the postseason.

The bracket will be announced Monday morning at 9 a.m., Tucson time.

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