After having back-to-back sweeps of PAC-12 opponents (Utah and Cal) for the first time since 2007, Arizona (21-11, 6-6 PAC-12) has put itself right back into contention in the conference, currently sitting tied for fifth with Arizona State.
The Wildcats head to Pulllman to take on Washington State (17-13, 4-5 PAC-12) this weekend. WSU has had an interesting go of it in conference play so far. They opened up conference season taking 2-of-3 in Tempe against the Sun Devils, but have now gone 1-2 in series against Stanford and at Utah.
The Cougs are definitely a power-hitting team, especially compared to Arizona. WSU has 19 HRs on the season compared to Arizona's 7, and they have 63 doubles compared to Zona's 36. U of A does lead the nation with 25 triples though.
You can find live streams of all 3 games here. Friday gets underway at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM, and Sunday at Noon.
Here's some more team notes from the Wildcats:
- The current six-game winning streak is the longest of the year
- Johnny Field has reached base in 19 consecutive games, including going 14-for-31 over his last seven
- Trent Gilbert leads the PAC-12 with 38 RBI, and currently has an 8-game hitting streak
- Brandon Dixon leads the PAC-12 with a .408 batting average, .642 SLG, 40 runs, 49 hits, and 25 stolen bases. The 25 steals rank 5th in the country
- Washington State's Nick Tanielu is right behind Dixon with a .402 batting average. Tanielu also has 8 errors this year, which is horrendous for a third baseman. Dixon is even worse with 11 errors at the hot corner this year though.
Friday: Konner Wade (3-2, 3.54 ERA) vs. Joe Pistorese (3-2, 2.14 ERA)
Saturday: James Farris (3-3, 4.06 ERA) vs. Tanner Chleborad (3-5, 5.04 ERA)
Sunday: Tyler Crawford (3-1, 2.54 ERA) vs. Scott Simon (3-0, 3.27 ERA)
WSU's Scott Simon was named PAC-12 pitcher of the week last week after becoming the first Cougar to throw a complete game shutout in 14 years in their game against Utah last Sunday.
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PAC-12 Weekend Schedule:
Washington at No. 23/25/NR Stanford
Utah at No. 6/7 Oregon State
No. 9/16 Oregon at Cal
Loyola Marymount at No. 13/15/17 UCLA
No. 15/17/19 Arizona State at USC