Baseball isn’t played with a clock but if it was, time would be running out for the Arizona Wildcats.
The Oregon State Beavers beat Arizona by a score of 6-3 Friday night to put the UA’s postseason chances at further risk. Wildcat ace Kurt Heyer was roughed up for six earned runs in 6.1 innings including two home runs off the bat of OSU’s Adalberto Santos.
The Wildcats will now attempt to do something they haven’t done all year: win a series after losing the first game. If the Cats can’t turn around their season-long trend the season could come to an abrupt end.
I still believe Arizona needs just one win in this series to earn a tournament bid but the pressure is building with each additional loss.
The good news is the second game has been the Wildcats’ best effort in each of the past three series. The UA has backed up Kyle Simon with over 12 runs a game and won all three starts. It would be a really good idea to do the same this Saturday. No one wants to have the entire season come down to one game.
Saturday’s contest starts at 2 p.m. It can be seen on Fox Sports Northwest and heard on 1290 AM radio in Tucson.