Bats silent as the Cats bounced from Omaha

The Wildcats luck finally ran out. A team that had lived on the edge for two months finally saw their Cinderella run end. The Arizona baseball team was eliminated from the College World Series 3-1. The Wildcat bats went silent as Michael Hyle and Will Startup teamed to hold the Wildcats their lone run on just six hits.

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The Wildcats had one last shot in the ninth, but Will Startup got them 1-2-3. Richard Mercado hit a screamer to the shortstop, but that was as close to mounting a threat as the Wildcats could muster.

The Wildcats got a great performance out of pitcher Kevin Guyette, but it wasn't enough. The young hurler surrendered just two runs, but with the anemic Wildcat offense his gem went for naught.

Georgia did the bulk of their damage in the third. Josh Smith led things off with a double and was advanced to third on a long fly ball. Marshall Szabo singled him home and later scored himself on a Joey Side base hit.

For the day the Szabo was 3-5 with a double and a triple. He was a home run short of the cycle. Coincidentally, legendary Wildcat coach Jerry Kindall was the only player to hit for the cycle in College World Series history.

Arizona put a run across in the seventh when John Hardy doubled home Nick Hundley, but the Bulldogs matched the run in the eighth, preserving the two-run lead.

The loss ends Arizona's improbable run to Omaha. They barely made the post season and were the lowest seeded team left in the event.

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