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Former Pima College standout Corona hits walk-off RBI in Arizona’s win over Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Emilio Corona batted .346 with 56 runs scored, 12 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs, and 60 RBI last year in 55 games with Pima College (Arizona Athletics photo)

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

A leadoff double in the bottom of the 10th by Tyler Casagrande and a walk-off single from former Pima College standout Emilio Corona, who earlier hit a home run, lifted Arizona to a 10-9 victory over Grand Canyon at Hi Corbett Field on Tuesday night.

Arizona (14-9) bounced back after getting swept at rival ASU over the weekend.

The game with Grand Canyon (15-9) featured three lead changes and two ties to go along with four home runs for the Wildcats.

Chase Davis hit a pair and now has four home runs and seven RBsI in two games against Grand Canyon this year. Corona’s home run was his first of the season and shortstop Nik McClaughry belted his second.

Overall, the Wildcat offense collected double-digit runs for the eighth time this year on the back of a dozen hits, five walks and two hit batters.

Starting pitcher Anthony Susac did not factor into the decision, working 3 2/3 innings and allowing two runs while striking out three on 59 pitches.

Right-handed reliever Trevor Long (2-1) worked three scoreless innings to close the game and earn the win. He scattered four hits with a strikeout.

Corona, Davis, McLaughry and Kiko Romero each had two hits.

Corona, who started his college career at Washington, was 2 for 4 with two runs, a home run and three RBIs. Davis was 2 for 4 with the two home runs and three RBIs, McClaughry finished 2 for 5 with his homer and three RBIs and Romero hit 2 for 5 with a run and a double.

The Wildcats return to Pac-12 play with a three-game conference series against Oregon starting Friday at 6 p.m. at Hi Corbett Field.

It will be Arizona’s second Bark at the Park promotion of the year, where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the ballpark. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling 520-621-CATS.

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