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Arizona Baseball hoping to bounce back

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Leading Off …

-  Arizona ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 and No. 15 nationally with a .316 batting average entering the week.

-  The Wildcats are tied for the national lead with 19 triples.

-  Trent Gilbert's five triples led the nation entering the week.

-  Brandon Dixon's 34 runs scored led all Division I players entering the week.

-  Johnny Field enters the series with a 10-game hitting streak.

-  Arizona looks to avoid a fourth-straight loss for the first time since 2010.

-  The Wildcats won 21 of the last 25 weekend series.

-  Last weekend's sweep by OSU was the first time the Wildcats had been swept in a weekend series since 2010 (at California).

-  Konner Wade is 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA over 89.1 innings pitched in his career in road/neutral games.

-  In 2012, 53 percent of UA's games were started by juniors or seniors. In 2013, that figure is down to 27 percent.

-  Arizona has hit .300 or better for 10 consecutive seasons.

-  Closer Mathew Troupe is 2-0 with four saves and a 6:1 strikeout to walk ratio on the season.

Date                    Time (PDT)      Location (Ballpark)                 Probable Starters             

Fri., March 22      6 p.m.              Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)      RHP Jake Reed (2-3, 3.82) vs. RHP Konner Wade (2-1, 4.41)

Sat., March 23    2 p.m.               Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)      LHP Tommy Thorpe (2-2, 3.72) vs. RHP James Farris (3-2, 3.82)

Sun., March 24    Noon                Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)       LHP Cole Irvin (3-1, 3.74) vs. LHP Cody Moffett (2-1, 3.52) 

All-Time Series: Arizona leads, 15-5-1                   

Last Meetings: March 4-6, 2013 (UO won 2-of-3 in Tucson, Ariz.)

Streak: Oregon has won 4 of last 6

First Meetings: June 10, 1954 (UA 12, UO 1 at Omaha, Neb.) 

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