Wildcat baseball get blown out

Arizona baseball struggled on Saturday night, as it lost to UCLA. Read on for the complete details.

Arizona fell behind early and never recovered, as UCLA won 15-3 on Saturday night.

The first inning could not have gone much worse for Arizona. Beau Amaral reached first and then advanced to second on a passed ball. UCLA then scored not too long after, as Cody Keefer reached on a bunt and an error allowed the Bruins to get on the board.

A few batters later, Pat Valaika singled in another run followed by a Cody Regis single that scored two runs, leaving Arizona down 5-0 at the end of the top half of the first due to three errors.

Arizona tried to get something going in the second inning when Seth Mejias-Break singled and Bobby Brown followed with one of his own to put runners at the corners. However, the inning then stalled for the Wildcats and only Mejias-Break scored on a ground out by Trent Gilbert that made it 5-1.

Arizona held UCLA scoreless and Johnny Field led off the third with a single for Arizona. After advancing to second on an out by Alex Mejia, Filed scored on a double from Robert Refsnyder that made it 5-2 in favor of the Bruins. In the fifth inning, Valaika singled and Regis followed with one of his own. Kevin Williams was then hit by a pitch and UCLA scored on a fielder's choice the following batter.

Tyler Heineman followed with yet another single and an error brought home a second run, as the Bruins grabbed a 10-2 lead and busted the game wide open.

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