The Arizona Wildcats baseball team might need to win all three games this weekend. Almost certainly, two. For sure, the one on Friday.
“We plan on sweeping USC,” said first baseman Joseph Maggi, “but you can only do that when you take it one game at a time.”
Ah, yes, that familiar sports line applies more than ever as Arizona is perched somewhere on the wrong side of the NCAA postseason bubble heading into the regular-season-ending three-game set vs. the Trojans.
Arizona, the defending national champion, is 31-21 overall and 12-15, seventh in the Pac-12. They have work to do. Win one, then two, then three.
The Cats are close enough to be in the discussion for an at-large berth to the postseason. And their task is to give the selection committee something to chew on before the field is announced Monday morning.
Looking at the numbers, a series sweep is what they need.