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Arizona baseball team drops opener in NCAA regional

The Arizona Wildcats baseball team lost its opener of an NCAA regional, getting shut out by Seton Hall in College Station, Texas.

The Pirates’ Jon Prosinki, who entered with a 6-4 record and a 2.11 ERA, allowed six hits — all singles — in his second shutout of the season. He struck out three and walked one.

He threw 123 pitches and retired the Cats in order in the bottom of the ninth.

Arizona’s Kurt Heyer took the loss, allowing four runs in the fourth inning. He allowed a double and two singles to start the inning, which produced one run. Later, a force out made the score 2-0 for Seton Hall. Seton Hall also used a throwing error by UA catcher Jett Bandy on an attempted steal to help push the lead to 4-0.

Heyer, who was chosen a third-team All-American this week, went 6 2/3 innings. He dropped to 8-4 on the season.

Heyer and four relievers allowed only one hit after the fourth inning, but the damage had been done.

Arizona will next play Saturday in an elimination game against the loser of the Texas A&M-Wright State game. Arizona’s Saturday game will begin at 10:35 a.m. Tucson time.

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