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Wildcats, Bruins Face Off in Los Angeles

Wildcats, Bruins Face Off in Los Angeles

TUCSON, Ariz. — The red hot Arizona Wildcats (12-3, 3-0) hit the road for a three-game series against the No. 13 UCLA Bruins (12-3, 2-1) this weekend at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles. Game one on Friday night is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. MST first pitch.

Arizona enters the weekend having won nine consecutive games, including back-to-back series sweeps of North Dakota State and California. An incredible performance from first baseman Kiko Romero last week helped lead the Wildcats to their first conference opening series sweep in over a decade.

The Wildcats offense has posted eye popping numbers during the streak, averaging 11 runs per game over the last nine contests. Currently Arizona leads the Pac-12 in batting average and five other offensive categories.

For more, a complete weekend preview is below.


Date Opponent Time (MST) Arizona Pitcher Opponent Pitcher
Friday, March 17 #13 UCLA 6:00 PM RHP TJ Nichols (3-0, 3.86) TBA
Saturday, March 18 #13 UCLA 2:00 PM LHP Bradon Zastrow (2-0, 4.05) TBA
Sunday, March 19 #13 UCLA 1:00 PM RHP Aiden May (2-0, 6.16) TBA

Leading Off…

  • The Arizona Wildcats and #13 UCLA Bruins meet in Los Angeles for a three-game series at Jackie Robinson Stadium this weekend.
  • UCLA holds a narrow edge in the all-time series between the two programs, 135-125-1. The Bruins lead the last five years of the series, 7-5, and the last 10 years, 16-11.
  • Arizona last won a road series against UCLA in 2017, taking 2-of-3 games in Los Angeles. The Wildcats have not swept a road series at UCLA since 2005. The Bruins won last year’s series in Tucson, 2-1, taking the opener and the finale.
  • Wildcat first baseman Kiko Romero earned his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week award on Monday after hitting .647 (11×17) with eight runs, five extra-base hits, 10 RBI, and a 2.003 OPS last week as Arizona went 4-0.
  • Arizona currently leads the Pac-12 with a .314 batting average and a .536 slugging percentage. The Wildcats also pace the conference in hits (172), doubles (47), extra-base hits (74), and total bases (293).
  • RHP Trevor Long recorded his fourth save of the season last weekend, giving him 11 career saves and moving him into sole possession of 10th place on the program’s all-time…

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