Arizona Closes Season With 14-1 Victory - The Explorer: Sports

Arizona Closes Season With 14-1 Victory

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:31 am

Tyger Talley toyed with a no-hitter and Tyler Krause flirted with a cycle in a season-ending 14-1 victory for the University of Arizona baseball team over visiting Abilene Christian University on Sunday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field.

Talley (W, 2-4) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up a line drive single to Tyler Eager to open the seventh inning. Still, the right-hander turned in 8.1 innings and racked up a career-best 13 strikeouts, which were the most for a UA hurler since Kurt Heyer registered 14 punch-outs against Harvard on March 2, 2012.

Krause paced a 17-hit offensive attack with three extra-base hits, including a three-run home run in the first inning. The junior outfielder finished a single short of the cycle while he drove in a career-best six runs.

Arizona (22-33) broke open the game with an eight-run second inning against starter Brady Rodriguez. The first nine hitters in the second inning all hit safely, including a run-scoring triple by Joseph Maggi and an RBI double by Krause, who greeted reliever Austin Lambright.

By the time the second inning was over, the host Wildcats enjoyed an 11-0 lead. They already had rapped out 11 hits, including at least one for all nine starters in the lineup. Eight had scored a run and six had batted in a run.

Rodriguez (L, 2-6) took the loss with 10 runs – seven earned – allowed on nine hits in one-plus innings pitched. Lambright allowed three runs in two innings of relief, before three additional relievers quieted Arizona’s offense with just one run over the final five innings.

Talley picked up his 13th strikeout in the top of the ninth inning, but with a rising pitch count he turned the game over to Tyler Parmenter, who recorded the final two outs.

The only damage done to Talley’s line came in the seventh. After Eager reached on a single, Heath Beasley knocked him home with a double to left-center, spoiling the bid for a shutout.

Krause, who finished 3-for-5, followed his first inning homer with a double in the second and a triple in the third. Needing a single to complete Arizona’s first cycle since Bill Rhinehart did so in 2007, Krause grounded out and fouled out in his final two at bats.

Scott Kingery turned in a 3-for-4 day with three runs scored, securing the team batting crown with .354 average for the season.

Middle infield combo Kevin Newman and Trent Gilbert each added three hits of their own. Newman scored three times, while Gilbert drove in a pair to push his tally to a team-best 39 for the year.
Abilene Christian (18-36) did not put a base runner on against Talley until two outs in the fourth inning when Eager drew a walk.

The visiting Wildcats complete their first season in Division I after transitioning from Division II.
 

© 2014 The Explorer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Oro Valley Audiology

Oro Valley AudiologyAddress: 2542 E Vistoso Commerce Loop Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755Phone:(520) ...

HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

MOS: Halloween

We asked the community about Halloween!

MOS: Ebola Virus

We asked the community about the Ebola Virus.

More Featured Videos

Oro Valley Audiology

Oro Valley AudiologyAddress: 2542 E Vistoso Commerce Loop Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755Phone:(520) ...

Spacer4px

Follow us on Facebook