Arizona 6 Seton Hall 0
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Arizona baseball team stayed alive at the College Station Regional as freshman Konner Wade matched his career high with seven innings pitched in the Wildcats’ 6-0 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon.
The victory advances Arizona (38-20) to the first regional championship game against host Texas A&M (44-18) this evening at 6:35 p.m. CDT (4:35 p.m. in Tucson). The Wildcats must win the game to force another championship game on Monday evening. Otherwise, an Aggies’ win would clinch the regional title. Seton Hall (36-19) was eliminated with today’s loss.
Wade, a freshman from Scottsdale, Ariz., finished with 7.0 shutout innings pitched as he improved his record to 3-0. The right-hander scattered three hits, walked three and struck out two as he lowered his ERA to 3.21. The seven innings matched his longest career outing.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Playing in its third straight elimination game – and the second of the day – the Arizona baseball team defeated host Texas A&M, 7-4, on Sunday evening at Olsen Field. The victory forces another championship game between the teams to be played on Monday at 6:35 p.m. (CDT).
Arizona (39-20), which knocked out Seton Hall in a 6-0 decision earlier in the afternoon, broke through with three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh inning to take a 7-2 lead. The Aggies, the designated visiting team, scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning, which set the game at its 7-4 final.
The Wildcats battled adversity early in the game when starter Tyler Hale was knocked out of the game after taking a line drive off his pitching arm in the third inning. Nick Cunningham took over and was masterful, pitching a career-high 5.1 scoreless innings to earn his first victory of the season.