TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Washington baseball team exploded for 30 base hits in a 23-1 victory over host Arizona on Friday evening at Hi Corbett Field.
The offensive outburst from Washington (15-28, 7-12 Pac-12) marked the most hits ever allowed by the Wildcats in program history. Four players had four-hit games for the Huskies, paced by Robert Pehl's 4-for-6 night at the plate that included five runs batted in.
Ten players scored a run and eight drove in a run for Washington. Jayce Ray batted 4-for-5 with three runs and a pair of runs batted in, while Parker Guinn was 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBI.
Michael Camporeale was 3-for-5 with four runs batted in, including a three-run homer in the top of the third that set the tone for the rest of the evening.
The Huskies, who claimed a 7-0 lead after three innings, chased Arizona starter Konner Wade from the game during a six-run fourth inning. Wade (L, 4-5) took the loss after giving up nine runs – eight earned – on 11 hits in 3.1 innings.
As if the 13 runs in four trips to the plate were not enough, Washington tacked on six more runs in the fifth against the Wildcats' bullpen. Arizona used four relievers to close out the game, with each giving up at least one run.
Arizona (28-16, 9-10 Pac-12) scored its lone run of the game in bottom of the fourth inning. Brandon Dixon, who went 3-for-4, led off with a double and later scored on Kevin Newman's groundout.
Overshadowed by the offensive outburst, right-hander Jared Fisher (W, 2-2) was strong on the mound for the Huskies. He pitched eight complete innings and scattered eight hits and walked just one to earn the win.
The two teams continue the three-game series on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MST) at Hi Corbett Field.
GAME NOTES: Arizona wore copper helmets for the first time in school history … Prior to the 30 hits tonight, the most UA had allowed in single-game school history was 27, which occurred three times (last March 4, 2000, at Arizona State) … The 22 run margin of defeat is the largest for an Arizona club since losing 32-3 to Arizona State on March 4, 2000 … Johnny Field's reach-base streak was snapped at 30 games … Riley Moore extended his streak to 16-straight games reaching base.
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