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Arizona’s bats thrived again at the right time as the Wildcats pulled away from Missouri with a four-run seventh inning on Sunday afternoon to beat the Tigers 8-4, completing a sweep of the Frisco (Texas) College Baseball Classic.
Arizona has won nine straight games and is averaging 11.6 runs per game over that stretch.
The Wildcats (10-2) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning with back-to-back home runs from Branden Boissiere and Jacob Berry, both of whom have three homers this season.
Missouri (3-9) responded with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame to tie the game.
The Wildcats retook the lead in the sixth on heads-up base running from Boissiere and put the game out of reach with four runs in the seventh. Arizona’s lineup produced 10 hits and six walks with three players driving in multiple runs.
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Starter TJ Nichols (3-0) worked 5 2/3 innings and allowed just three runs on five hits. He struck out six and issued just one walk on 96 pitches to earn the win.
The Arizona bullpen allowed only one run on four hits and striking out four over the remainder the game.
Arizona’s top batters:
1B Branden Boissiere: 3-for-5, 3 R, HR (3), 2 RBIs
DH Jacob Berry: 1-for-4, 2 R, HR (3), 2 RBIs, BB
C Daniel Susac: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 BB
2B Kobe Kato: 1-for-3, RBI, BB
RF Ryan Holgate: 2-for-5, R
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Arizona returns to Hi Corbett Field for a four-game weekend Thursday through Sunday playing Wichita State in the first three games and Air Force on Sunday. The Wildcats were originally slated to play the Shockers in a four-game series but the Sunday game has been canceled. Air Force was scheduled to replace that game.