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Arizona baseball falls at UCLA to drop first Pac-12 series

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It took five weekends, but the Arizona Wildcats have finally lost a series.

The UA fell 11-3 at UCLA on Sunday, finishing its first Pac-12 series with one of its worst performances of the season after splitting the first two games with the preseason conference favorites.

Arizona (13-6, 1-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a 2-run single by Jacob Berry. That would be the Wildcats’ only hit over the first six innings as they finished with just four.

UCLA (12-6, 2-1) tied it with single runs in the second and third, took the lead for good with a solo home run in the fourth and broke it open with two runs in the fifth and a 4-run sixth.

Down 9-3, Arizona had a chance to get back into it with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh but only produced one run on a Ryan Holgate sacrifice fly.

The Bruins added two more in the eighth as all four Arizona pitchers allowed at least two runs.

The UA finishes up the road trip with a Monday afternoon game at Loyola Marymount before returning home to face Oregon next weekend at Hi Corbett Field.