TUCSON, Ariz.---Three California errors helped Arizona score seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, leading the Cats to a 12-7 Six-Pac win here Saturday afternoon. Arizona's fifth win in a row improved the eighth-ranked Cats to 21-2 overall and 3-2 in the Pac-10 South. Cal fell to 3- 10-1 and 0-6.
Arizona trailed 6-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but senior right fielder Colin Porter tied the game by being hit by a pitch, stealing second, advancing to third on a throwing error by Bear catcher Jason Hill and coming home on a wild pitch. Junior catcher Greg Clark then followed with his eighth home run of the year off losing pitcher Ryan Atkinson (0-2). The Cats added five more unearned runs in the inning, highlighted by senior first baseman Kenny Corley's three-run double. Corley drove in five runs on the day.
Junior lefty Ryan Moskau (3-0) earned the win in relief. He worked 2.2 innings, allowing one run on one hit.
For the Bears, freshman designated hitter Mike Tonis collected two hits and scored two runs. Hill hit his fifth home run of the year as well for California.
The two teams complete their series Sunday at 1 p.m. at Sancet Field. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Arizona.
California 002 100 310 - 7 8 4 #8 Arizona 100 301 70x - 12 11 1
Dennis, Atkinson (4), Goemann (7), Cuccias (7), Ball (8) and Hill; Shabansky, Meyer (6), Wood (7), Moskau (7) and Clark.
HRs-Cal, Hill (5);
UA, Clark (8).