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The Arizona Wildcats begin a three-game Pac-12 road series at No. 14 Oregon on Friday night.

Leading Off…

  • UA pitching has a 3.28 ERA and has held opponents to a .246 average over the last dozen ballgames.
  • The Wildcats outscore opponents 55-14 in 2-out RBI during wins this season, while being outscored 61-8 in losses.
  • UA has a 4-11 record in games decided by two runs or less.
  • Friday starter James Farris has a 2.45 ERA over his last three starts, but has received only one run of support in those outings.
  • Farris has 220 career strikeouts, second among active Pac-12 players.
  • Zach Gibbons is batting a team-best .364 over 21 conference games this season. Gibbons is tied for the conference lead with 58 total hits this season.
  • Trent Gilbert is tied with Gibbons with 58 hits this season. The junior has 198 hits in his career.
  • Saturday Starter Cody Hamlin has thrown 82.2 innings – most for any Pac-12 pitcher this season.
  • Sunday starter Tyger Talley has a 3.82 ERA over nine career starts.
  • UA is 11-7 when scoring first this season, while struggling to a 7-18 mark when letting opponents score first.
  • UA hitters strike out the fewest times per game of any Pac-12 team (5.372).
  • UA is 14-1 this season when leading after six innings (4-24 when tied/trailing).
  • Riley Moore hits .463 (19-for-41) in wins this season.

Series History

All-Time Series: Arizona leads, 15-8-1    Last Meetings: March 22-24, 2013 (Oregon swept 3 games in Eugene)

Streak: Oregon has won four straight     First Meeting: June 10, 1954 (UA 12,UO 1 at College World Series)

Television: All three games will be televised by the Pac-12 Network. JB Long (play-by-play) and former Wildcat and Major Leaguer J.T. Snow (color analyst) will have the call live from PK Park each day.

Radio/Live Stats: All three games will be broadcast on 1290 AM with the Voice of the Wildcats, Brian Jeffries, providing the play-by-play descriptions. 

Date                      Time (PDT)         Location (Ballpark)                          Probable Starters                                                                                                           

Fri., May 2           7 p.m.                   Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)                  RHP James Farris (4-5, 4.00) vs. LHP Tommy Thorpe (6-4, 2.45)

Sat., May 3          3 p.m.                   Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)                  RHP Cody Hamlin (5-3, 2.94) vs. RHP Jeff Gold (9-0, 2.30)

Sun., May 4        4 p.m.                   Eugene, Ore. (PK Park)                  RHP Tyger Talley (1-1, 4.15) vs. RHP Brando Tessar (3-0, 2.61)

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