Loss on road drops Cats below .500by Tucson Citizen on May. 07, 2009, under Sports
Citizen Staff Writer
Citizen Staff Report
The University of Arizona baseball team couldn’t mount a rally after falling behind 5-2 in the third inning, losing 8-4 on the road to No. 6 Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday at Goodwin Field.
The loss, the second in as many days in Fullerton, Calif., drops the Wildcats under .500 for the season at 22-23.
UA jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning thanks to Bobby Coyle’s Pac-10 leading seventh triple of the season, scoring Jett Bandy. Coyle then scored on a Brad Glenn sacrifice fly.
Fullerton (34-12) retook the lead with three runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back, touching up Arizona starter Kyle Simon for five runs, four earned, in 2 1/3 innings, dropping his record to 2-5 on the season.
Arizona returns home for a seven-game homestand starting at 7 p.m. Saturday against Loyola Marymount.