Cats drop first of the year

The Cats had their first challenging series of the year with a three game tilt in Fullerton. The Cats took the first one in a pitcher's duel, but could not extend the magic for a second game.

Game 2 No. 8-ranked Cal State Fullerton took advantage of three early Arizona errors and right-hander Jeff Kaplan tossed a complete-game, six-hit shutout, as the Titans snapped UA's season-opening nine-game win streak with a 9-0 victory at Goodwin Field on Saturday. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 9-1 on the season, while the Titans ended a modest two-game skid and improved to 6-2 on the year.

Game 1

Guilmet scattered five hits over 7 2/3 innings before giving way to closer Daniel Schlereth who earned his third save of the young season.

Guilmet moved to 2-0 on the young season edging All-American pitcherWes Roemer. Roemer, who was the pitcher of record in 2005 when the Titans eliminated Arizona from the NCAA Tournament, also struck out nine but gave up the two runs of seven hits.

The Cats got on the board first thanks to some small ball. Kevin Rodland tripled promplty scored when the next batter, freshman Dwight Childs, sacrificed him with a long fly-out.

After Fullerton tied the game, the Cats came back in the fifth. Brad Glenn doubled down the left field line and Erik Castro's two-out single plated the game winner.

The Cats move to 9-0 on the season. The two teams meet again on Saturday at 7:00 pm MST.

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