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Arizona pitching & hitting dominant in series-clinching 13-1 rout over Washington

Emilio Corona (26) reacts after his two-run home run in the second inning against Washington (Stephanie van Latum/Special to

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

Emilio Corona showed his former school Washington his hitting prowess and four Arizona pitchers held the Huskies to only six hits in a series-clinching 13-1 victory Saturday at Hi Corbett Field.

The win gives the Wildcats (16-13, 5-10 Pac-12) their first conference series win since sweeping Cal in the first three games. In between, Arizona endured a 10-game Pac-12 losing streak that included sweeps at the hands of UCLA, ASU and Oregon.

Washington (19-10, 6-6) was outscored 25-5 in their losses to Arizona on Friday and Saturday.

Corona, the designated hitter who played for Pima College last year after spending his freshman season at Washington in 2021, drove in five runs on a 2-for-4 performance. His two-run home run in the second inning put the Wildcats on the scoreboard.

Corona went 5 for 11 with three doubles, a triple, a home run, four runs and seven RBIs in the three-game series.

Arizona right-hander Aiden May improved to 3-2 with a solid performance (Stephanie van Latum/Special to

Arizona riddled Washington pitching with 17 hits on Saturday. The Wildcats, who were also issued nine walks, scored two runs in the sixth and seventh innings and poured it on with seven runs in the eighth.

Right fielder Tyler Casagrande collected a career-high four hits and four runs, while shortstop Nik McClaughry and Kiko Romero (CDO grad) both drove in multiple runs.

Casagrande has set career-high marks in runs (20), hits (26), doubles (six), and RBIs (15) this season.

Starting pitcher Aiden May (3-2) allowed just one run on five hits over five innings. The right-hander struck out five with one walk.

The Wildcats’ bullpen combined to limit the Huskies to just one hit over the last four innings.

Left-hander Eric Orloff contributed two hitless innings, right-hander Dawson Netz pitched a scoreless eighth and right-hander Chris Barraza (Sahuarita) fanned three in the ninth inning.

Tyler Casagrande achieved a career-high four hits in the win over Washington (Stephanie van Latum/Special to

All nine players in Arizona’s batting order recorded at least one hit. The standouts:

  • DH Emilio Corona: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI
  • RF Tyler Casagrande: 4-for-5, 4 R, RBI
  • SS Nik McClaughry: 2-for-5, R, 3B, 2 RBI
  • 2B Mason White (Salpointe): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 BB
  • C Cameron LaLiberte: 2-for-5, R, 2B, BB
  • LF Chase Davis: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB
  • 1B Kiko Romero: 1-for-5, 2 RBI, BB

Arizona hosts New Mexico State on Tuesday to conclude its eight-game homestand before playing at Washington State in a three-game series starting Friday.

First pitch in the game with New Mexico State is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase by visiting or by calling 520-621-CATS.

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