SB: Clutch hitting fails Cats in loss to ASU - Tucson News Now

SB: Clutch hitting fails Cats in loss to ASU

Posted: Updated:
  • SportsMore>>

  • Solomon still getting praise

    Solomon still getting praise

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:06:25 GMT
    Redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon is the Offensive Player of the Week. In his collegiate debut, he completed 25-of-44 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns. 
    Redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon is the Offensive Player of the Week. In his collegiate debut, he completed 25-of-44 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns. 
  • 49ers Aldon Smith suspended

    49ers Aldon Smith suspended

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:54:13 GMT
    Following more off-field legal issues, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games.
    Following more off-field legal issues, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games.
  • Birchak ready for first shot at UFC

    Birchak ready for first shot at UFC

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:53:59 GMT
    Sahuarita's Anthony Birchak has combined his classic wrestling background with jujitsu to become a force to be reckoned with in mixed martial arts.
    Sahuarita's Anthony Birchak has combined his classic wrestling background with jujitsu to become a force to be reckoned with in mixed martial arts.
TEMPE, AZ -

Despite outhitting ASU 8-4, Arizona was able to score just one run off Sun Devil starter Mackenzie Popescue as Arizona State secured the series victory with a 4-1 win Saturday night at Farrington Stadium.

Arizona State (32-5, 6-2 Pac-12) scored four runs in the fifth inning on just two hits to earn the come-from-behind victory after Arizona (28-8, 3-5 Pac-12) plated its only run in the top of the first inning.

Kenzie Fowler (5-3) allowed four runs on four hits in the complete game. The senior struck out four but walked 10 batters in the contest.

The Wildcats, who entered the series 26-2 when outhitting their opponent, dropped the second consecutive game in the series while outhitting ASU. UA outhit the Sun Devils 5-4 Friday night in the 2-1 loss.

Hallie Wilson had three of Arizona's eight hits, marking the fourth game this season that the junior has had three hits. Chelsea Goodacre had UA's lone RBI on a single in the top of the first inning.

Popescue (16-1) earned the win for ASU. The Sun Devil hurler allowed one run on eight hits with no walks and four strikeouts in the complete game.

UA drew first blood in the top of the first when Goodacre's line drive which tipped off the second baseman's glove found the grass and scored Wilson from second.

Both pitchers would work out of trouble through the next four innings, including two bases-loaded jams for Fowler, until Elizabeth Caporuscio's RBI double in the bottom of the fifth tied the game at one. After two walks loaded the bases following the double, pinch hitter Chelsea Gonzales cleared the bases with a three-RBI double to give ASU a 4-1 lead.

Arizona would get runners on in each of the next two innings, but the potential tying run never left the on-deck circle.

The Cats and Sun Devils conclude the series Sunday at 7:00 p.m. PDT on the Pac-12 Network.

Copyright 2014 Arizona Athletics. All rights reserved.

  • UA SportsMore>>

  • Sweeping start for UA Volleyball

    Sweeping start for UA Volleyball

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:26 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:26:54 GMT
    A pair of three-set victories on Saturday helped Arizona to a perfect start to the 2014 season, as the Cats swept the Green Bay Tournament.

    A pair of three-set victories on Saturday helped Arizona to a perfect start to the 2014 season, as the Cats swept the Green Bay Tournament.


  • Solomon still getting praise

    Solomon still getting praise

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-09-01 09:06:25 GMT
    Redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon is the Offensive Player of the Week. In his collegiate debut, he completed 25-of-44 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns. 
    Redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon is the Offensive Player of the Week. In his collegiate debut, he completed 25-of-44 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns. 
  • Cats rout UNLV by 45 again

    Cats rout UNLV by 45 again

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:01:23 GMT
    Anu Solomon threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start, and the Wildcats broke a 45-year-old school record with 787 total yards in a season-opening 58-13 rout over UNLV.
    Anu Solomon threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start, and the Wildcats broke a 45-year-old school record with 787 total yards in a season-opening 58-13 rout over UNLV.
Powered by WorldNow