#13 Arizona 4, UW 1

SEATTLE - Riley Moore singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Konner Wade fired a six hitter to lead 13th ranked Arizona to a 4-1 win over Washington in the middle game of a three game Pac-12 series on a terrific Saturday afternoon for baseball at Husky Ballpark.

With the score tied at 1 going into the sixth Arizona's Seth Mejias-Brean lined a double into left center field, advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on a ground single into center by Moore to put the the Wildcats (12-5 Pac-12, 26-12) up 2-1.

After allowing the first run of the game in the bottom of the first when Jacob Lamb lined a single to left center to plate Jayce Ray, Wade (5-1) efficiently shut out the Huskies (5-9, 19-17) the rest of the game. He threw only 101 pitches, 74 for strikes, and did not go to a three ball count against any batter until he walked Lamb on four pitches to lead off the bottom of the ninth.

Arizona head coach Andy Lopez came to the mound to have a confab with his pitcher, and after that Wade got Chase Anselment to ground into a first base-shortstop-pitcher double play. Wade then retired Trevor Mitsui on a line out to center field to secure his second complete game of the season. He finished with seven strikeouts.

Wade's counterpart on the mound, Tyler Davis, finished with a no decision, going four and one thirds innings for the Huskies. He allowed one run on three hits, walking one and hitting two batters. He struck out two.

The walk and a hit batter proved costly, however, in the fifth. With the Huskies leading 1-0, Joey Rickard led off with a walk and Johnny Field got hit by a pitch, moving Rickard into scoring position. Husky head coach Lindsay Meggs then went to the bullpen, bringing in Tyler Kane to face Alex Mejia. After looking at a called strike, Mejia grounded a single to center to score Rickard and tie the game at 1, with the run being charged to Davis.

After taking the lead in the sixth, the Wildcats added two more runs in the seventh against Kane. Rickard led off with an infield single, stole second and scored on a double down the right field line by Field. Austin Voth then relieved Kane and he got Mejia to ground out to third base, with Field moving up a base. Robert Refsnyder came up to bat next and lined a double on the first pitch into the gap in left center field to score Field.

Despite allowing that hit, Voth actually kept the Huskies in the game, going the final three innings and allowing only one hit while striking out three. Washington brought the tying run to the plate against Wade in the seventh when Branden Berry and Robert Pehl singled with two outs, but BK Santy grounded into a fielder's choice putout at second to end the threat.

Kane (2-1) suffered the loss, giving up three runs, all earned, on five hits, in one and two thirds innings. He did not walk or strike out a batter.

The finale of the three game series will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m, with the Huskies looking to avoid the sweep. They will start Jeff Brigham on the mound against James Farris.


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