TUCSON, AZ – Taking part in a midweek tilt, Arizona Baseball (5-3) rebounded from this past weekend by routing visiting California Baptist by a 16-7 final.
Back in action following their three-game series loss to West Virginia this past weekend, Arizona Baseball returned to the baseball diamond to take on California Baptist.
Once again turning to Aiden May who got the start on the bump for the Wildcats, the sophomore right-hander did well in this one as he threw six innings, surrendering four runs on eight hits while striking out six batters.
He would eventually be relieved by Trevor Long, Luke Moeller, and Derek Dees, but together it was a combined effort in this one, especially as the Lancers found a bit of an offensive groove late, scoring three runs late.
Luckily, the Wildcats put on an offensive show in this one, plating 16 runs as they were fueled offensively in this one by Chase Davis, Cameron LaLiberte, Garen Caulfield, and Tyler Casagrande as they went a combined 11-19 from the dish with 13 RBIs and one home run.
Although the Wildcats’ pitching got roughed up a bit late, Arizona Baseball paced itself to come away with the dominant, 16-7 win!
Coming in as the heavy favorites, it didn’t take long for Arizona Baseball to assert its dominance as the Wildcats exploded for three runs in the first inning as a few well-timed hits made it 3-0, Arizona.
The Wildcats continued their dominance as they exploded for four more runs in the second inning thanks to more well-timed hitting to make it 7-0!
Arizona added one more in the third before Cal Baptist would respond with two runs in the fourth to make it 7-2.
Luckily, the Wildcats wouldn’t let up as they added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth to widen their lead to 11-2.
Unfortunately, Cal Baptist would get two back in the fifth, and eventually added three more runs in the top of the ninth, but luckily for us, it was too little too late as Arizona ran away with the eventual, 16-7 win over the visiting Lancers.
Where does Arizona Baseball go from here?
With the win, Arizona improves to 5-3 on the year and will face North Dakota State for a three-game series against the Bison in Tucson this weekend. First pitch for Friday is set for 6:00 P.M. MST!