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Arizona wins first Pac-12 road game of season producing 14 runs at Washington State

Arizona pitcher Aiden May pitched a solid five innings in the win over Washington State (Arizona Athletics photo)

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

Arizona used a pair of rallies to cruise past Washington State, winning 14-8 on Sunday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman, Wash.

The Wildcats (18-15, 6-12 Pac-12) avoided a sweep tallying 18 hits in the win over the Cougars (21-13, 7-10).

Arizona’s lineup produced at least 10 hits for the ninth straight game. The Wildcats are averaging 9.8 runs per game over that stretch.

Arizona finished the sixth inning trailing the Cougars 4-1 before plating seven runs in the top of the seventh and five more in the eighth to take a commanding lead.

Washington State scored one run in the eighth and ninth innings but that was not enough as Arizona held on for its first Pac-12 road win of the year.

First baseman Kiko Romero (CDO grad) and third baseman Tony Bullard both homered and drove in four runs apiece to fuel the Wildcats’ offense. Eight of Arizona’s starting nine position players recorded a hit, with seven of them producing multiple hits.

Starting pitcher Aiden May did not factor into the decision after holding the Cougars to three runs on six hits over five innings. The right-hander struck out six and walked two on 96 pitches.

The Wildcats return home for a four-game homestand at Hi Corbett Field that opens Wednesday against Arizona State at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase by visiting here or by calling 520-621-CATS.

NOTE: Arizona will remain in the Pacific Northwest until Monday. The Wildcats will stay at nearby Spokane on Sunday night and will practice at Gonzaga on Monday before returning to Tucson for Wednesday’s game with ASU.

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