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Arizona baseball returns home after losing first Pac-12 series in more than a month

Arizona starter Cam Walty delivers a pitch against Washington (Washington Athletics photo)

Arizona lost its first Pac-12 series since falling in two of three games at Oregon last month (March 22-24) with its two setbacks at Washington this weekend.

All three games in Seattle were decided by one run — Arizona won Friday’s game 3-2 and then lost 4-3 on Saturday and 9-8 in 13 innings on Sunday.

Arizona (26-16, 14-7 Pac-12) is tied atop the conference standings with Utah (29-13, 14-7) with nine games remaining. The Utes swept last-place UCLA over the weekend in Salt Lake City.

Arizona will host Grand Canyon on Tuesday at 6 p.m. before playing Stanford in a three-game series at Hi Corbett Field starting Friday night at 6.

Arizona came close to leaving Seattle with a tie on Sunday. A cutoff time of 5:05 p.m. was set for the last inning to start because of Arizona’s travel plans back to Tucson. The 13th inning started at 5:03 p.m.

Washington’s Cooper Whitton delivered the walk-off RBI single to left field, scoring Cam Clayton from second base. Whitton had four hits and four RBIs in the game.  

Arizona failed to hold an 8-3 lead going to the bottom of the eighth inning.

Whitton hit a three-run home run just inside the left field foul pole. Colin Blanchard followed with a double and Aiva Arquette tied the game at 8 with a single.
Arizona starter Cam Walty pitched five innings and allowed just three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out six. He did not factor into the decision.

Right-handers Anthony Susac and Matthew Martinez both provided shutdown relief for the Wildcats in the late innings. The duo combined to post three scoreless innings while allowing just two hits.

Blake McDonald and TJ Adams each recorded their first three-hit performances for Arizona.


ARIZONA 14-7.66726-16.619L2
Utah 14-7.66729-13.690W3
Oregon State12-8.6001.533-10.767L1
Arizona State12-12.5003.522-22.500L1
Washington 8-13.381616-20-1.432W2
Washington State7-14.333719-23.452W1

Sunday’s scores
Washington 9, ARIZONA 8 (13 innings)
Utah 12, UCLA 7
California 7, Stanford 4
USC 11, Arizona State 6
Oregon 7, Oregon State 1
Washington State 4, Fresno State 3

Pac-12 series Friday-Sunday
Stanford at ARIZONA
Utah at Oregon
California at USC
Washington at Arizona State
Oregon State at Washington State

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