Some information for this report provided by the Arizona media-relations department:
Arizona hit five home runs, its most at spacious Hi Corbett Field, and compiled 15 hits in a 13-11 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana on Friday night.
The last time the Wildcats (4-2) hit five home runs in a game was March 21, 2008 at USC in a 10-2 win. Dillon Baird tied a school record with three homers in that game.
The record is seven at Washington State on April 8, 2001, in a 17-14 loss.
Hi Corbett’s dimensions are 366 feet to left, 410 to left-center, 392 to center field, 405 to right-center field and 349 feet to right.
When Arizona won the 2012 College World Series, it was its first season at Hi Corbett after moving from Sancet Field and the Wildcats hit only eight home runs at Hi Corbett that entire season.
First baseman Branden Boissiere led the way Friday night with two home runs for his first career multi-home run game. Left fielder Blake Paugh collected his first of the year while designated hitter Jacob Berry and catcher Daniel Susac both clubbed their first collegiate long balls.
13-11 Cats! pic.twitter.com/l8rzDcFMXQ
— Jay Johnson (@UACoachJ) February 27, 2021
The Wildcats scored 12 runs against Southeastern Louisiana (3-2) from the second through fourth innings and tacked on an insurance run in the seventh and held on to secure their third straight win.
Right-handed relievers Preston Price and Vince Vannelle again played a big role for the Wildcats, with Price securing a crucial out in the eighth inning and Vannelle locking down a four-out save, his second of the season.
Click here for a boxscore of Friday’s game.
Arizona goes for the win of the four-game series on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the teams play the third game at Hi Corbett.