April 4, 1997

Hussman Shuts Out California on Four Hits

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sophomore right-hander Darrell Hussman threw Arizona's first complete-game Six-Pac shutout in five years, stopping California (13-24, 1-15 in the Six-Pac) on four singles and leading the 25th-ranked Cats (26-16, 9-7) to a 2-0 win here Friday night.

Hussman walked just two batters and struck out a career-high 10 in recording his first shutout and second complete game. Tim Schweitzer's four-hitter at Southern California on Feb. 28, 1992, had been Arizona's last shutout in league play.

Senior righty Drew Fischer (2-4) was the tough-luck loser for Cal. Fischer allowed just two unearned runs on three hits in 6.2 innings.

Juniors Erik Mattern and Diego Rico accounted for all four of the Cats' base hits. Mattern was perfect on the night, collecting a pair of hits and walking twice as well as driving in Arizona's first run. Sophomore catcher Greg Clark scored UA's first run and drove in the second with a sacrifice fly.

The two teams meet again Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sancet Field. The game will be televised by Fox Sports.

California  000 000 000 -  0   4   4
Arizona     000 010 10x -  2   4   0
Fischer, Cuccias and Hill; Hussman and Clark. W-Hussman, 4-4.
L-Fischer, 2-4.