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    Baseball moves onto Super Regionals

    The Arizona baseball team made advancing to its second-ever super regional look easy.

    Despite being snubbed on a regional hosting site the Wildcats (41-17) showed no signs of road jitters and played like the No. 1 seed they were.

    In three straight days, Arizona dropped Eastern Michigan, Michigan, and Kentucky in to breeze onto the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they will face the No. 1 overall seed, Miami (50-8) this weekend.

    After defeating the Eagles and Wolverines 13-7 and 4-3 respectively, Arizona needed only to hand Kentucky its second loss to claim the Ann Arbor Regional crown.

    The lefty Eric Berger (8-3) got the start for the Wildcats and turned in one of his best performances of the season going 7 1/3 innings in which he allowed only three runs on five hits while fanning 11.

    Upon leaving in the eighth inning, Ryan Perry and Daniel Schlereth combined to finish the frame before regional MVP Jason Stoffel entered in the ninth to shut the door on Arizona’s regional-clinching 5-3 win.

    Stoffel’s save Sunday was the sophomore’s third of the regional and school-record 13th of the year.

    Offensively Arizona looked impressive as well outscoring its opponents 22-13 over the weekend.

    First baseman C.J. Ziegler had the biggest weekend for the Wildcats. The senior went 6-11 from the plate while collecting five RBI’s and scoring three runs. His efforts earned him a spot on the All-Regional team along with catcher Dwight Childs, Stoffel, and Berger.

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