Arizona Baseball: Wildcats Sweep Utah to get back on track

Andy Lopez hugs Konner Wade - US PRESSWIRE

Arizona needed a big home series, and it happened

After sweeping Utah over the Easter weekend, the Wildcats are in a much better place in the conference than they were a week ago.

The pitching staff looked good for the most part (except James Farris in Friday's game). The offense got some timely hitting, including getting two huge runs late in the Saturday game to complete the sweep.

Three Up:

1. Trent Gilbert: The sophomore second baseman went 5-for-13 on the weekend, with 3 runs scored and 6 RBI. One of those RBI was the game-winner Saturday when he drove in Brandon Dixon on an 8th inning single.

2. Tyler Crawford: In his first career weekend start on Saturday, the sophomore southpaw went 6 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up just 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. A welcome sight for a team that is struggling to find a consistent third starter.

3. Joseph Maggi: The right fielder went 4-for-7 on the weekend, walked 3 times, scored 3 runs, and drove in 2.

Three Down:

1. James Farris: He struggled on Friday, going just 4 innings. To quote head coach Andy Lopez "Just didn't look good."

2. Kevin Newman: The freshman shortstop went just 1-for-12 on the weekend, and stranded 5 runners on base.

3. Jackson Willeford: He is just starting to see some playing time at DH, but he only went 1-for-11, with that hit being his first career college knock.

PAC-12 Upcoming Schedule:

Monday, April 1st

Cal at Stanford 7PM PAC-12 Network

Tuesday, April 2nd

Arizona State at Wichita State

Portland at Oregon State

Cal St. Fullerton at UCLA

Washington at Seattle

UC-Irvine at USC

Gonzaga at Washington State

Wednesday, April 3rd

Arizona State at Wichita State

PAC-12 STANDINGS

School Conference Record Overall Record
Oregon 8-1 22-6
Oregon State 5-1 22-4
UCLA 6-3 18-6
Cal 5-4 16-12
Washington State 3-3 16-10
Stanford 3-3 13-9
Arizona State 4-5 15-8
USC 4-5 11-16
Arizona 3-6 18-11
Utah 2-7 12-13
Washington 2-7 6-19
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