Arizona Baseball

Arizona wins series at Washington, goes for sweep Sunday

Information from the Arizona media relations department contributed to this report:

Arizona continued its dominance in the late innings on Saturday, posting a three-run top of the eighth inning to pull away to a 6-2 victory over Washington at Seattle.

The victory was the Wildcats’ third straight and it secured a series win for Arizona, which had not accomplished the feat in Seattle since 2012.

Arizona (20-7, 8-3 Pac-12) goes for the series sweep on Sunday at 1:05 p.m., Tucson time.

Freshman first baseman Tommy Splaine powered the Arizona offense, driving in three runs on a 2-for-4 performance that included the second home run of the season.

Starting pitcher Garrett Irvin worked six effective innings for Arizona, holding the Huskies to just two unearned runs on six hits while striking out five. The southpaw did not factor in the decision.

Between Saturday night and last year’s performance against the Huskies, Irvin has worked 15 innings, struck out 11 batters, and allowed just one earned run in his career against Washington.

Arizona picked up three runs in the eighth on an RBI single from Splaine and a two-run double down the right field line by designated hitter Noah Turley, who has now hit safely in eight of his last nine appearances with four multi-hit performances.

The Wildcats bullpen stifled the Huskies. Chris Barraza and Holden Christian combined for three scoreless, two-hit innings.

Barraza (1-0) picked up his first win with Arizona while Christian logged his fifth save.

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