James Farris has won his first three starts of the 2013 season for the Arizona Wildcats - Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE
The Wildcats scored four runs in the first inning, and held on to win Saturday's game 5-2
The Arizona Wildcats (10-2) got off to a hot start on Saturday scoring four runs off of San Francisco Dons (4-7) pitcher Alex Balog (1-1). Balog had only given up one run in 14 innings entering Saturday's game.
Cats have the bats working early today. Riley Moore has an RBI double and Trent Gilbert just hit a 2-run triple. UA leads 3-0 in 1st.— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) March 2, 2013
#ArizonaWildcats end the 1st inn with 4 runs. Newman brought home the final run of the inning with a single.— Baseball Tucson (@BaseballTucson) March 2, 2013
The Wildcats scored their fifth and final run of the day in the eighth inning when Kevin Newman hit a sacrifice fly to score Brandon Dixon.
Arizona pitcher James Farris (3-0) struggled in the first three innings, giving up four hits and three walks, but only allowing one USF run. The Dons scored their second run of the game on a Justin Maffei sac fly in the 7th.
Farris finished with 8 innings pitched, striking out six and allowing six total hits. Nick Cunningham (S, 1) pitched a scoreless ninth to record his first save since March 5th, 2011.
Arizona looks for the series sweep over San Francisco at Hi Corbett Field Sunday at noon! Stephen Manthei will be on the mound to start the game for the Wildcats.