Arizona Baseball

Arizona overpowers Oklahoma for seventh straight win

Information from Arizona’s media relations department contributed to this report:

Arizona scored its first three runs in the first inning and rolled from there to its seventh straight win, a 12-1 dominating victory over Oklahoma on Friday at the Frisco (Texas) College Baseball Classic.

Arizona (8-2) tallied 11 hits and seven walks, its defense played error-free baseball, and the pitching staff allowing just one run while striking out 11.

Chandler Murphy improved to 2-0 with Friday’s win over Oklahoma (Dan Netz/ file photo)

Starting right-hander Chandler Murphy (2-0) worked five innings and allowed just one run on eight hits.

Murphy exited the game in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and no outs with a 6-1 lead. Right-handed reliever Preston Price proceeded to strike out three straight batters to end the threat. Price had five strikeouts in his two innings.

Arizona added five runs in the bottom of the sixth. The bullpen slammed the door shut to polish off the win.

Top performers in the lineup for Arizona:

CF Donta Williams: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBIs
SS Jacob Blas: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
DH Ryan Holgate: 1-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI
3B Jacob Berry: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBIs
1B Branden Boissiere: 2-for-3, 2 R, RBI, BB
RF Blake Paugh: 1-for-3, 3 R, 2B, BB

Click here for Friday’s boxscore.

Arizona next plays Dallas Baptist at 12 p.m. Saturday in the Frisco Classic. The game can be watched on FloBaseball.

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