Arizona swept it series with Southeastern Louisiana at Hi Corbett Field, winning the final game 14-2 on Sunday with some stellar pitching and offense.
Arizona’s TJ Nichols paved the way with six strong innings of work allowing three hits, one run and six strikeouts. Nichols is now 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA.
Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Grant Upton (1-1) left the game in the bottom half of the third with an injury. Upton had allowed only two runs with three strikeouts.
Arizona’s offense was on top of everything. Besides the first and last two innings, the Wildcats (6-2) managed to score at least one run in every inning.
Their hottest hitters in the game were Donta’ Williams, Nick Holgate, Branden Boissiere and Jacob Berry, who combined had nine hits and seven RBIs. Arizona tallied 15 hits.
Boissiere went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and a double. He leads the Wildcats with a .483 batting average and two home runs. He is second in RBIs with 10, trailing Holgate’s 11.
The Lions (3-4) would load the bases in the ninth and score one but George Arias Jr. settled and closed out the ball game.
— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) February 28, 2021
14-2 Cats! pic.twitter.com/tzpnA867ZE
— Jay Johnson (@UACoachJ) February 28, 2021
Arizona will now travel to Texas next week for the Frisco College Baseball Classic. They will face Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday, Dallas Baptist on Saturday and Missouri on Sunday.
The Wildcats return to Hi Corbett March 11-14 for a four-game series with Wichita State.
Click here for Sunday’s boxscore.
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Luis Aguirre Jr. is a University of Arizona communications major with the aspiration of being a baseball broadcaster. He was part of the first senior class at Rio Rico High School in 2016 to make the state playoffs all four years of a career with the Hawks. He was an infielder who played for former Arizona standout Moises Duran at Rio Rico. He continues to play semi-professionally in Nogales, Son., in the summer while attending Arizona.