1-run effort salvages split in Fresno; Bees win first game 7-1
Tucson nearly got no-hit in the first game, but the Sidewinders rebounded with a pitching gem of their own in the nightcap to split a doubleheader at Fresno.
Sidewinders pitcher D.J. Carrasco allowed one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings – his best outing of the season – to lead Tucson to a 3-1 win in the second game.
In the first game, Tim Lincecum did not allow a hit over 6 1/3 innings as Fresno won 7-1. He was pulled while two outs short of a no-hitter because he had reached his pitch limit. He walked six and struck out four on 97 pitches.
Tucson’s Chris Carter went 0-3 in the first game to snap his hitting streak at 15 games.
The Sidewinders will wrap up their four-game series at Fresno at 7:05 tonight (1450-AM).
UA tennis team
Five-star recruit Jay Goldman of Worcester, Mass., has signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the University of Arizona men’s team.
Goldman finished last season as the No. 4-rated recruit by Tennis RPI after a 27-0 season.
Pima College track
Nicole Smith of Pima Community College recorded the top high jump (5 feet 11 1/4 inches) of the junior college season at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational last weekend.
Smith’s long jump (19-11 1/2) is the nation’s second-best.
Craig Curley and Carlos Rybeck posted top times in the 5,000 meters, running 14:58 and 15:00, respectively, and the women’s 3,200 relay team of Erika Valenzuela (Sahuarita High), Ellen Mork (Flowing Wells), Emily Edgar (Salpointe) and Rebecca Greenwald posted a top-10 national time of 10:09.