Feb. 7, 2007
Tucson, Arizona - Utah Valley State fell victim to the long ball on Wednesday as Arizona's Brad Glenn had a career night with three home runs while teammate Bill Rhinehart hit two homers of his own in a 13-2 win over the Wolverines.
The Wildcats (5-0) hit six home runs on the day in winning their 10th straight game dating back to 2006. Utah Valley (0-2) got runs batted in from Eli Slesk and Josh Hinckley but had just three hits through eight innings before a four-hit ninth.
Arizona gained an early lead in the bottom of the first on a solo home run from Rhinehart. Two batters later, Glenn drove home two with his first home run of 2007.
The Wildcats added a run in the second on an RBI double from Daniel Butler to take a quick 4-0 lead.
Slesk got the Wolverines on the board with two out in the third on a single that scored Cole Anderson. Anderson got his first hit as a Wolverine to lead off the inning and stole second before coming around to score.
While Utah Valley was still within striking distance at that point, another Wildcat run in the third and a five run fourth, capped by Glenn's second two run blast of the day, gave Arizona a 10-1 cushion.
Glenn homered for the third time in as many official at-bats (he was hit by a pitch in his second plate appearance) in the sixth inning while Rhinehart had his second round tripper in the eighth. Glenn finished 4-for-4 with five RBI on the night to lead Arizona.
In his first at-bat of the season, Hinckley drove in the second run for the Wolverines in the ninth to score Keiki Albino.
Freshman Paul Bargas pitched six innings and allowed a run on three hits to earn the win in his first career start. Tai Penrod suffered the defeat for the Wolverines after allowing five runs in 2.1 innings.
The Wolverines will travel to Moraga, California for a three-game series at St. Mary's next weekend, February 16-18.