The Arizona Men’s baseball team was in Las Cruces Tuesday and had another huge offensive day against New Mexico State. Here are four key stats from the victory:
Four hits for Garen Caulfield
Garen Caulfield came to play Tuesday night in Las Cruces. He set career-highs with four hits and four RBIs in the game, including a two-run homer to left center field, his first of the year. The freshman second baseman is batting .274 so far on the season.
Seven runs scored in the ninth
Arizona entered the ninth leading 8-5 and looking for some insurance runs. Daniel Susac walked to lead off the inning followed by a Chase Davis single. Splaine and Caulfield each followed with RBI singles of their own, and Turley made the score 11-5 with an RBI double down the left field line. Casagrande was then hit by a pitch and Grant and McClaughry struck out, setting the stage for Tanner O’Tremba at the plate with two outs and the bases loaded. On a one-ball count, O’Tremba lifted the pitch out over the left field wall for a Grand Slam, giving the Wildcats a comfortable 15-5 lead.
Four home runs
Daniel Susac got Arizona on the scoreboard in the fourth with a solo home run to left field. Garen Caulfield homered as well with Chase Davis on second base before the inning was over. Nik McClaughry homered in the fifth and Tanner O’Tremba dealt the knockout blow with a Grand Slam in the ninth inning.
Nine runs batted in with two outs
On another explosive outing for the offense, Arizona was able to strike when it mattered most with two outs and runners in scoring position. Grant had an RBI single with two outs in the sixth and Turley had another in the seventh inning. Arizona also batted in three home runs in the game while there were two outs, including O’Tremba’s Grand Slam which closed out the game with a bang in the ninth.
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