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Arizona Wildcats increase winning streak to seven games with victory over Utah

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

Arizona starter Chase Silseth had a dominating performance and the Wildcats achieved their 17th double-digit scoring output of the season in an 11-1 rout of Utah on Friday night at Hi Corbett Field.

The Wildcats (28-11, 13-6 Pac-12) have won seven straight games since falling 21-2 in the series opener at Washington State two weeks ago.

Chase Silseth celebrates during Arizona’s 11-1 win over Utah on Friday (Arizona Athletics photo)

Silseth (7-1) allowed only two hits in seven innings. He struck out eight and walked one to remain unbeaten at home.

He was relieved in the eighth inning by right-hander Dawson Netz, who worked the final two innings and allowed just one run.

Arizona coasted after scoring four runs in the first inning and two in the third to take a 6-0 lead.

Top Arizona hitters against Utah on Friday:

DH Jacob Berry: 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3B, 2 RBIs
RF Ryan Holgate: 3-for-4, 2 runs, RBI
C Daniel Susac: 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2B, RBI
2B Kobe Kato: 1-for-1, run, 2 RBIs, 3 BBs
CF Donta Williams: 1-for-3, run, 2 RBIs, BB
1B Branden Boissiere: 1-for-4, run, 2B, BB

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The series with Utah (10-24, 5-14) continues Saturday night at Hi Corbett as the Wildcats play for their sixth straight Pac-12 series win.

The game starts at 6 p.m. with two left-handers pitted against each other — Garrett Irvin (3-1, 4.18 ERA) of Arizona and Kyle Robeniol (1-4, 6.98) of Utah.

Utah is coached by Arizona grad Bill Kinneberg, who pitched with the Wildcats in 1979 and 1980, going 7-4 with seven saves, including an appearance in the 1979 College World Series.

Kinneberg is in his 18th season as Utah’s head coach after serving as Arizona’s associate head coach from 1996 through 2001 when Jerry Stitt was the head coach.

Utah’s director of baseball operations Logan Nehls earned his undergrad degree at Arizona. He worked as an equipment operations intern with the Wildcats for three years and was responsible for the inventory of all athletic gear of Olympic sports.

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