The Arizona Wildcats have found a recipe for success at the 2012 College World Series thus far: hitting, hitting and more hitting. And then maybe a little more hitting added onto that.
For the second game in a row Arizona clobbered the opposition for 15+ runs and 20+ hits, this time handling the Louisville Cardinals by a score of 16-4 on Saturday night. The Wildcats recorded 23 hits against a tough Louisville squad, a team that had previously defeated New Mexico St. on Friday.
Despite trailing early by a score of 1-0, UA rallied for five runs in the third inning, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and then broke the game wide open with seven in the seventh.
As the Wildcats' bats came alive it was starting pitcher Konner Wade who settled into a nice groove. He worked 8+ innings against a strong Cardinals lineup, surrendering four runs (two earned) on ten hits and two walks. He struck out five on the night.
Five starters for Arizona had three or more hits. Pac-12 Player of the Year Alex Mejia went a perfect 5-for-5 with three RBIs, as well.
It was pure dominance from UA on Saturday, and now they are one game away from advancing to the Super Regionals.
Arizona will face the winner of Louisville vs. Missouri on Sunday night at 8 p.m. A win advances them in the tournament, a loss would force a final game on Monday evening to determine a winner of the Tucson regional.
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