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  • Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

    Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:26:59 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:02:06 GMT
    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, in Tucson, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Arizona’s Deandre Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. 

    Arizona’s Deandre Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. 

  • Remember that day, Ayton and Bagley played in Tucson

    Remember that day, Ayton and Bagley played in Tucson

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:07:25 GMT

    Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley led Hillcrest Prep to a win over the Pima Men's Basketball team in October 2015.

    Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley led Hillcrest Prep to a win over the Pima Men's Basketball team in October 2015.

  • Ayton, Alkins and Trier set for NBA Draft

    Ayton, Alkins and Trier set for NBA Draft

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:46:52 GMT

    Three Wildcat basketball players could be drafted in this year's NBA Draft with Ayton a candidate to go No. 1 overall. 

    Three Wildcat basketball players could be drafted in this year's NBA Draft with Ayton a candidate to go No. 1 overall. 

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  • People and dog attacked by swarm of bees in midtown

    People and dog attacked by swarm of bees in midtown

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-06-21 05:14:28 GMT
    (Source: TFD)(Source: TFD)

    Multiple Tucson Fire Department units responded to the area of Oracle and Limberlost after bees stung several people on Wednesday afternoon.

    Multiple Tucson Fire Department units responded to the area of Oracle and Limberlost after bees stung several people on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Owners dealing with melted cars after construction fire

    Owners dealing with melted cars after construction fire

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:51:48 GMT

    The fire was so hot and bright it lit up the morning sky. That is what one student saw across the street from the construction site fire from yesterday. Danny lives at the University Vista apartments. He’s a grad student at the U of A. He saw the fire and raced to get his car. It was too late, the fire was so hot and dangerous that he was not able to get it. His car was one of a dozen cars that had damage from the fire. He tells us, the back bumper a...

    The fire was so hot and bright it lit up the morning sky. That is what one student saw across the street from the construction site fire from yesterday. Danny lives at the University Vista apartments. He’s a grad student at the U of A. He saw the fire and raced to get his car. It was too late, the fire was so hot

  • PACC offering free microchips through July 3

    PACC offering free microchips through July 3

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:50:50 GMT
    Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3. (Source: PACC)Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3. (Source: PACC)

    Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3.

    Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3.

TUCSON, AZ -

For the sixth consecutive game, and seventh in last eight contests, Arizona needed just five innings to claim a run rule victory as the 10th-ranked cruised to a 9-1 win over Indiana to close the Wildcat Invitational. The six straight mercy-shortened victories tie a school a record.

Arizona improved to 18-1 on the season. Thirteen of those victories have been five-inning wins, while 16 have been decided by five or more runs.

In UA's last eight game, the Cats have outscored their opponents 80-5 and their pitchers have limited opponents to just 22 hits. For the season, UA has outscored its opposition 158-12.

With the victory, Arizona swept its three games in the weather-abbreviated Wildcat Invitational to improve to 92-3 all-time in the event.

Hallie Wilson led the Cats with her 3-for-3 outing at the dish, her first three-hit performance of 2014. Wilson drove in a run and scored two more in the contest.

Kellie Fox picked up RBI numbers 30 and 31 on the year to extend her conference lead. Fox was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to pick up the first run while her fourth-inning single was responsible for the remaining RBI.

Chelsea Goodacre added a pair of RBI in the game as well, both coming on a two-out homer in the bottom of the first, her sixth long ball of the year.

Starter Kenzie Fowler (3-0) allowed one run on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks in four innings pitched. The senior was relieved by Nancy Bowling in the fifth, who allowed a hit but nothing more in her lone inning of work.

Indiana (2-14-1) got off to a good start when it plated a run in the top of the first inning. CaraMia Tsirigos worked a bases-loaded walk off of Fowler to put Arizona in an early 1-0 hole.

It did not take long for Arizona to climb out of that hole as Goodacre hit her sixth homer of the season, a two-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the first.

UA plated two more runs in the bottom of the second. Wilson singled in a run before Fox was hit with the bases loaded to make it 4-1 Wildcats.

Kelsey Rodriguez led off the bottom of the third inning with her fifth double in three games. Pinch runner Payton Kornfeind moved to third and scored on Mo Mercado's sacrifice fly.

In the fourth, Wilson singled up the middle and Courtney Rodriguez doubled down the left field line to put two on for Kellie Fox, who singled home Wilson with a single through the left side. A Goodacre walk loaded the bases before a Kelsey Rodriguez walk plated a run. A pair of poorly-executed pitches, one wild and one illegal, brought in the final two runs of the game to make it 9-1 after four innings.

Up Next: Arizona will play seven games next week, beginning with a Tuesday doubleheader with Ball State beginning at 4:00 p.m. MST at Hillenbrand Stadium. UA will then travel to Fullerton, Calif. for the Judi Garman Classic Friday through Sunday.

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  • Ayton, Alkins and Trier set for NBA Draft

    Ayton, Alkins and Trier set for NBA Draft

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:46:52 GMT

    Three Wildcat basketball players could be drafted in this year's NBA Draft with Ayton a candidate to go No. 1 overall. 

    Three Wildcat basketball players could be drafted in this year's NBA Draft with Ayton a candidate to go No. 1 overall. 

  • 'I know I'm going No. 1' - Deandre Ayton confident he'll soon be a Phoenix Sun

    'I know I'm going No. 1' - Deandre Ayton confident he'll soon be a Phoenix Sun

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:49:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-06-07 20:14:32 GMT
    NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)
    NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)

    Deandre Ayton spent the morning flashing his skill for the Suns brass and early afternoon flashing his smile for the Suns media. 

    Deandre Ayton spent the morning flashing his skill for the Suns brass and early afternoon flashing his smile for the Suns media. 

  • BREAKING

    Former Wildcat Josh Pastner cleared of sexual assault allegations

    Former Wildcat Josh Pastner cleared of sexual assault allegations

    Monday, June 4 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-06-05 03:51:46 GMT
    Josh Pastner (Source: WMC Action News 5)Josh Pastner (Source: WMC Action News 5)
    Josh Pastner (Source: WMC Action News 5)Josh Pastner (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    An investigation has found the sexual misconduct allegations against former University of Arizona standout Josh Pastner are not credible.

    An investigation has found the sexual misconduct allegations against former University of Arizona standout Josh Pastner are not credible.

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