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Cats bow in baseball; softball team routs Canadian team twice

Citizen Staff Report

Citizen Staff Report

The University of Arizona baseball team didn’t have an answer for Thomas Keeling on Tuesday night.

Keeling (1-0) struck out 12 in seven strong innings to lift No. 12-ranked Oklahoma State over Arizona 10-4 at Sancet Stadium.

Keeling allowed seven hits and walked only one in giving up two runs.

OSU jumped to a 7-0 lead by the fifth inning. Kyle Simon (1-1) took the loss for Arizona, allowing five runs – four earned – in three innings.

Brad Glenn went 3 for 5 and homered for UA, which fell to 8-6.

Kevin David went 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs for the Cowboys, while Davis Duren went 4 for 6 with two triples and a double.

The teams met again at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Donn Roach will start for UA.

UA softball

The Wildcats swept a doubleheader from Simon Fraser (Burnaby, British Columbia) on Tuesday, winning 9-0 and 11-0 to improve to 23-5 on the year.

Both games went five innings because of the mercy rule.

Sarah Akamine (11-3) picked up the win in the first game, while Jennifer Martinez (2-0) won the second.

UA pounded seven homers on the day. Jenae Leles, Lini Koria, Sam Banister and Victoria Kemp went deep in the first game, while Brittany Lastrapes, Leles and Koria homered in the second.

Leles went 4 for 6 on the day with five RBIs, while Lastrapes was 4 for 6 with three RBIs.

The Wildcats will compete in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., from Friday through Sunday.

Their first game is at 9 a.m. Friday against Texas.

Pima CC softball

The Aztecs split a doubleheader Tuesday, beating Phoenix College 8-7 in eight innings and then losing 3-1.

In the first game, Pima fell behind 7-0 in the second inning before rallying. Elisa Stensby (Sierra Vista Buena) hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 7, and later Melina Trujillo (Sunnyside) drove in Danielle Bravo (Amphi) with the game-winner.

Pima (30-6) hosts Illinois Central College for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Pima CC women’s golf

The Aztecs took third place out of seven teams at a two-day event in Phoenix that ended Tuesday.

Pima’s Brianne Anderson (Flowing Wells) took second overall among individuals.

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