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Key stats from Arizona baseball’s loss against Texas State on Saturday

Jackie Cabrera

Tyler Casagrande prepares to bat on March 4 in Hi Corbett Field. The Arizona baseball team won the game 7-2.

The Arizona baseball team fell 6-2 Saturday night against Texas State to even the series.

Here are three key stats from the loss:

16 strikeouts for Arizona hitters:

It was a season-high for the Wildcats hitters, though strikeouts have been an issue for Arizona all season and a number of them were caught looking instead of swinging.

“Just got to be able to pull the trigger,” Arizona baseball manager Chip Hale said. “The guys are getting opportunities to play, so obviously if it continues, we’ll have to find somebody else. We put a lot of faith in these guys and we give them a lot of leeway with their swings.”‘

“It was one game,” Hale said. “We got to win the series (Sunday). That is what it’s about.”

Four walks from Garrett Irvin:

Irvin tossed 5.2 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits to go along with two strikeouts and four walks. 

The four walks were more than he threw in his first two starts combined (3) and the most he has thrown in a single start since last season in his second start of the year against Southeastern Louisiana. 

RELATED: Key stats from Arizona baseball’s 7-2 win over Texas State Friday

2-11 with runners in scoring position:

Situational hitting has been a struggle for Arizona at times this season and that was no different Saturday night against a Texas State pitching staff that has gotten off to a solid start this season.

“Baseball is not a computer game, so sometimes the other guy just beats you,” Hale said. “Tonight they just beat us plain and simple.”

The Wildcats will be back on the field on Sunday in the final game of the series against Texas State with first pitch scheduled for 11:00 am MST.

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