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Arizona extends conference winning streak to six games with shut-out win at Cal

Arizona’s Cam Walty improved to 5-1 with Saturday’s win at Cal (Arizona Athletics photo)

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Numbers of the Day

  • The Wildcats’ shutout was their first in conference play since blanking Utah 8-0 on March 16, 2019.
  • Arizona extended its win streak in conference play to six games, its longest since winning eight in a row in 2021.

Arizona rode the strong start from right-hander Cam Walty to win a 5-0 shutout victory over Cal to secure the road series win on Saturday afternoon.

Walty was dominant for the Wildcats (16-13, 9-5) to earn his fifth win of the year, going seven innings and allowing just six hits while striking out eight.

Only three times in seven innings did Cal (16-12, 5-9) move runners into scoring position against Walty, only to be turned away every time.

Right fielder Emilio Corona, formerly of Pima College, opened the scoring for Arizona with a solo home run to lead off the top of the fourth inning, his sixth home run of the season.

It would prove to be all the offense the Wildcats would need, though the Arizona lineup would go on to plate four more runs over the remainder of the game.

RBI singles from Richie Morales and Tommy Splaine, along with a sac fly from Morales and a throwing error by the Golden Bears rounded out the scoring.

Designated hitter Xavier Esquer, returning home to the Bay area, where his dad David Esquer coaches Stanford, made just his second career start. He achieved his first two collegiate hits, one a double.

Right-hander Dawson Netz worked the final two innings for the Wildcats, allowing just one hit while striking out three to preserve the shutout.

Tommy Splaine went 3 for 4 with a run and RBI, Corona was 2 for 4 with his home run and an RBI, and Brendan Summerhill finished 2 for 5 with a run and double.


Oregon 7-4.6360.521-8.724L1
Stanford 6-5.5451.513-15.464W2
Cal 5-9.357416-12.571L2
UCLA 5-9.357412-16.429W1

Saturday’s scores
ARIZONA 5, Cal 0
Oregon State 9, ASU 1
USC 9, Washington 5
Stanford 3, Washington State 1
UCLA 4, Oregon 3 (10)

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