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Hot ‘n’ not: May 6

Cecilia Alvarez
Cecilia Alvarez / The Daily Wildcat Arizona head baseball coach Andy Lopez walks off the field. The Wildcats were swept by Oregon this past weekend.

Senior Erik Oja and junior Alex McMahon were selected to represent the Arizona men’s golf team at the NCAA San Antonio Regional. Oja and McMahon were selected as two of the 10 individuals to compete at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club (par 72, 7,206 yards), hosted by University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Arizona women’s track and field team swept ASU and Northern Arizona University for the second straight year this past weekend. Arizona beat ASU 106.5 to 91.5 and beat NAU 116 to 66.

Arizona redshirt senior Nick Ross set a new school record in the men’s high jump competition. Ross’ clearance was 7-6.5 (2.30m), beating the previous record of 7-6 (2.29m). The previous record was set on May 10, 1980.

The Arizona baseball team lost another Pac-12 Conference series over the weekend when the Oregon Ducks swept the three-game series in Eugene, Ore. Arizona has only won two conference series this season.

The No. 8 Arizona softball team dropped two out of three games against No. 10 Washington.
Arizona’s six-game winning streak ended on Friday, when the Huskies defeated Arizona 11-7 in Seattle.

Ron Francis fired Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller and most of his staff. Francis said this will be a “fresh start” for a franchise that has made the playoffs once in eight years. Although Francis may think firing the majority of the coaching staff a week into his new job as general manager is hot, Muller may not.

—Follow Rose Aly Valenzuela @RoseAlyVal

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