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Lead doesn’t hold as UA baseball loses to UCLA

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The UCLA baseball team took the rubber game of the series against the University of Arizona on Sunday, beating the visiting Wildcats 8-6.

Arizona (12-12, 1-5) jumped to a 6-3 lead after three innings, but couldn’t score again against the Bruins (10-14, 4-2).

Dillon Baird and Dwight Childs each homered for UA. Bryce Ortega, Hunter Pace and Baird all had two hits.

Kyle Simon (2-3) took the loss in relief for the Wildcats, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings.

UCLA took the lead for good on an RBI triple by Chris Amezquita in the bottom of the fifth.

Arizona hosts USC for three games starting at 7 p.m. Friday.

UA men’s tennis

Host Washington snapped Arizona’s 14-match winning streak 6-1 on Sunday.

The No, 20-ranked Wildcats (16-2, 1-1 Pac-10) got their only victory from Jason Zafiros at No. 6 singles against the No. 26 Huskies.

UA’s Jay Goldman and Ravid Hazi won their doubles match at position No. 3 against David Chu and Ryo Sekiguchi 8-5. The Wildcats lost the other two to lose the team doubles point.

Arizona will host No. 4-ranked Stanford at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

UA track and field

Three Arizona athletes reached NCAA outdoor qualifying standards Saturday in the Stanford Invitational at Palo Alto, Calif.

Freshman Abdi Hassan finished the 1,500 meters in 3 minutes, 46.36 seconds, Maggie Callahan set a personal best with a 10:31.52 in the 3,000 steeplehchase and Irine Lagat clocked a personal best with a 16:23.67 in the 3,000 meters.

Arizona will host the annual Jim Click Shootout on Saturday.

Pima baseball

The Aztecs improved to 22-15-1 with a doubleheader sweep over visiting Glendale on Saturday, winning 4-3 and 10-2.

Brody Wing earned the win in the first game. Tim Reed was the victor in the nightcap.

Pima’s Kody Johnson hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth to end the first game. Teammate P.J. Ortega (Tucson High) was 4 for 5 with two runs scored in the second contest.

The Aztecs host Gateway for a pair of games at noon Tuesday.

Pima softball

The No. 12-ranked Aztecs lost a pair of games to No. 2 Yavapai, 5-1 and 4-3 on the road.

Molly Brossart (Sabino) had two RBIs in the second game for Pima (43-9), which visits Scottsdale for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Pima track and field

The Pima men finished third out of eight teams and the Aztecs women were fifth out of eight at a conference meet at Coolidge on Saturday.

Taking first for the Pima men was Stephan Bullard (Santa Rita), 48:12 in the 400; and Jeremiah Korn (Sahuaro), 51 feet, 6 1/2 inches in the shot put and 140-6 in the discus.

For the Pima women, Vivian Reed (Cienega) was first in the 3,000 steeplechase in 12:31.90.

Lead doesn’t hold as UA baseball team loses to UCLA

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