Heyer pitched eight strong innings, allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks. He struck out four Trojan (22-26, 7-18) batters.
The win keeps Arizona (35-15, 17-8) a game ahead of UCLA for second place in the Pac-12 and moved the Wildcats to a game behind of Oregon, who is playing a non-conference series with Seattle this weekend.
After Arizona finished off the blowout victory, I chatted with Heyer and Arizona head coach Andy Lopez about the win and how the Wildcats postseason is setting up.
Heyer discussed how his pitching approach didn’t change after Arizona broke open the game with six runs in the sixth and seventh innings. He also talked about how he is approaching the MLB Draft and the Wildcats chances at making a run to Omaha:
Lopez talked about how his three-year Friday starter always gives Arizona a chance to win and about Heyer’s competitive fire. The Wildcats’ head coach also talked about his teams chances of hosting a regional: