Arizona Baseball

Cardiac Cats do it again — Arizona beats USC with walk-off win to earn last Pac-12 tourney title

Tommy Splaine is doused with water after coming through with the walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth (Arizona Athletics photo)

Tommy Splaine’s single to left field with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Emilio Corona with the winning run in Arizona’s 4-3 victory over USC at Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday night in the Pac-12 tournament championship — the last in history.

It was the Cardiac Cats’ eighth walk-off win this season.

Arizona (36-21) is the Pac-12 regular-season and conference tournament champion — an accomplishment that should earn the Wildcats the opportunity to be one of the 16 host schools for next week’s regional round of the NCAA tournament.

The NCAA Tournament Selection Show is Monday at 9 a.m. on ESPN.

Salpointe graduate Mason White, who had two moonshoot home runs in the tournament, was selected the Most Outstanding Player.

More to come from Saturday night’s game from’s Lori Burkhart and Kevin Murphy.

How the Arizona lineup fared tonight in the 4-3 win over USC:

2b1Caulfield, G30010000.305
ss24White, M.41100000.302
3b33Mihalakis, M30000000.255
c2McDonald, B.30110000.297
pr11Corona, E.01000001.266
dh3Cain, A.30000000.293
1b20Splaine, T.41210000.243
rf12Breyfogle, E30000000.250
lf8Rogers, B.20000000.179
ph7Morales, R.01000000.290
cf16Hintz, C.00000000.143
Team Batting Totals2945400031027

Arizona pitching stats:

38Walty, C.8.053304106752.86
34Susac, A.W 2-21.000000966.28
Team Pitching Totals9.053304003.68
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