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Wildcat baseball ready for Pac-12 opener

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Date                                      Time (MST)        Location (Ballpark)                                          Probable Starters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Fri., March 14                     6 p.m.                   Tucson, Ariz. (Hi Corbett Field)                   LHP Jason Monda (0-0, 2.93) vs. RHP James Farris (3-1, 2.38)

Sat., March 15                   6 p.m.                   Tucson, Ariz. (Hi Corbett Field)                   LHP Joe Pistorese (1-0, 2.05) vs. RHP Cody Hamlin (3-1, 1.78)

Sun., March 16                  Noon                     Tucson, Ariz. (Hi Corbett Field)                   RHP Tanner Chleborad (0-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Austin Schnabel (0-1, 6.48)


Radio: Each game is/was scheduled to be broadcast by the Arizona IMG Sports Network on 1290 AM with Derrick Palmer on the call. However, UA men's basketball games will preempt the coverage Friday and potentially Saturday.


Live Stats/Webcast: Live stats for all Arizona home games are available at: www.arizonalivestats.com. All Arizona home games will be streamed live (if not televised) at this link: http://pac-12.com/videos/university-arizona-3.

Arizona-Washington State Series History

All-Time Series: Arizona leads, 34-19                      Last Meetings:  April 12-14, 2013 (UA won 2 of 3 at Pullman, Wash.)

Streak: Arizona won 9 of last 12 overall                  First Meetings: March 26, 1975 (WSU 3, UA 1 at Riverside, Calif.)

Leading Off...

-          UA has outscored opponents 24-3 in two-out RBI situations over the last six games (12-26 deficit previous 13 games)

-          UA hitters have more walks/hit-by-pitches (120) than strikeouts (102). Scott Kingery ranks No. 2 in Pac-12 (14 BB).

-          Scott Kingery has a 10-game hitting streak.

-          Kingery (11) and Kevin Newman (10) rank No. 1 and No. 2 in stolen bases in the Pac-12. UA leads all team with 44 SBs.

-          The Cats have turned 12 double plays in the last six games.

-          Wildcat leadoff hitters reach base at a .449 clip.

-          UA has been outscored 25-15 in the first inning of games.

-          UA is the only Pac-12 team batting over .300 (current .315).

-          Trent Gilbert is batting .464 with nine extra base hits and 11 RBI in his last six games. Gilbert leads Pac-12 with .641 slugging pct.

-          Bobby Dalbec is batting .391 over his last six games.

-          Kevin Newman is batting .462 with 11 RBI in the last six contests.

-          The Wildcats have won 9 of the last 12 games against WSU.

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