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Arizona baseball fall ball: Back in action with a victory against Pima Community College

Danielle Main
Arizona sophomore Brendan Summerhill bats during the game against the Naranjeros at the Mexican Baseball Fiesta on Oct. 5 at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Naranjeros are from Hermosillo, Mexico.

The Arizona baseball team continued its exhibition games with another win. The Wildcats faced Pima Community College, marking the midpoint of their schedule, defeating the Aztecs 10-3 at Hi Corbett Field on Saturday, Oct. 14. Arizona is now 2-0 in the fall ball exhibition schedule with one game remaining.

In the opening inning, Arizona swiftly scored 3 runs and accumulated 4 hits to set the tone. After a quiet second inning, Blake McDonald hit a double in the third, extending their lead. The Wildcats continued to build on their advantage in the fourth inning, scoring 4 runs and registering seven hits.

Pima attempted to mount a comeback by putting two hits on the board but could only maintain three hits and committed an error during the fifth inning. The Wildcats maintained their dominance, holding a 4-0 lead at this point in the game.

Outfielder Brendan Summerhill hit a home run at the start of the sixth inning, providing Arizona with the momentum to further extend its lead. During the seventh inning, Pima managed to secure more hits and a few runs, narrowing the score to 7-3.

As the game entered its final stages, the Wildcats continued to make consistent hits. This pushed Arizona’s hit count into double digits after a relatively uneventful seventh inning. Players like Mason White and Garen Caulfield delivered back-to-back hits, leaving no doubt about Arizona’s victory. The Wildcats reached 13 hits as TJ Adams wrapped up the eighth inning.

In the bottom half of the last inning, Arizona sealed the match with a final score of 10-3, securing its second win of the fall ball series.

Looking Ahead  

Turning to the final game of the exhibition schedule, the Wildcats will face Central Arizona College on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at Hi Corbett Field. With the offense showing promise in their latest game and pitchers continuously honing their skills, anticipation is building as the actual season draws nearer.

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