Perhaps reeling a bit from their sweep at home this past weekend, the Arizona Baseball team needed a little pick me up by defeating New Mexico State Tuesday night.
Back in action at Hi-Corbett Field Tuesday evening, the Arizona Baseball team was needing a win to get some of their confidence back. Reeling from their three-game losing streak, the Wildcats responded in a big way.
Sophomore Cody Deason got the start on the mound, pitching four innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just one hit. Relievers Tylor Megill, Seve Romo, and Landon Faulkner would all come to pitch in this one, limiting the Aggies’ offense to just two runs on four hits.
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Deason would ultimately pick up the win improving his record to 3-1 on the season.
Offensively, it was an offensive clinic for the Wildcats. Freshman Nick Quintana was a perfect 4-4 from the plate, scoring two runs, and also batting in two runs.
Arizona would also get nice contributions from Cesar Salazar and J.J. Matijevic, who went a combined 4-7 with three RBI’s of their own.
Arizona would break the tie early in this one. In the bottom of the second, Quintana would double to left field scoring Matijevic from second base.
Not but a few batters later, it was Louis Boyd, who would fly out to left field, scoring Quintana on a sacrifice fly.
Leading 6-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Wildcats would really separate themselves in this one tacking on five runs in the inning due to some timely hitting.
Like this RBI single from Matijevic that would make it 9-0…
The Aggies would respond in the eighth, but it was too little too late as Arizona ran away in this one by an 11-2 final.
With the win, the Cats improved to 27-12 (9-9) on the season and will travel to Northern California to take on a Pac-12 foe, Stanford starting Thursday. You can follow the live stream of that game on Thursday at Pac-12.com. First pitch is slated for 6 pm MST.
At Zona Zealots, we’re happy to see the Cats victorious again. This is a big week for Arizona Baseball, and we hope for a great series against the Cardinal. Bear Down, Arizona!