Tucson Regional

TUCSON (AP) — Ryan Holgate had two hits, including a two-run home run in the sixth inning to give No. 5 overall seed Arizona some breathing room, and the Wildcats earned a berth in the Super Regionals by eliminating UC Santa Barbara 5-2 in the Tucson Regional on Sunday.

Arizona starter Chandler Murphy upped his record to 7-0 with the win, allowing one run while scattering seven hits in five innings. Five Wildcat relievers held the Gauchos (41-20) to three hits and an unearned run over the final four innings with Vince Vannelle getting the final three outs for his eighth save.

Arizona (43-15) took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Tanner O'Tremba's RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Nik McClaughry. Cole Cummings RBI single in the top of the fourth pulled UCSB within a run. Holgate's homer stretched the Wildcats lead to 4-1. Nick Oakley scored on a wild pitch in the seventh for the Gauchos. McClaughry had an RBI single in the eighth to cap the scoring for Arizona.

James Callahan (3-4) took the loss for UCSB, yielding four runs on six hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings.

The Cats will host Super Regionals this weekend at Hi Corbett Field, awaiting the winner of Ole Miss and Southern Missouri who play Monday. Exact dates, times, and TV designations will be announced soon.

Tucson Regional All-Tournament Team

As voted on by local media in attendance, the 2021 Tucson Regional All-Tournament Team.

C: Daniel Susac (Arizona)

1B: Elijah Buries (GCU)

2B: Kobe Kato (Arizona)

3B: Tony Bullard (Arizona)

SS: Nik McClaughry (Arizona)

LF: Tanner O'Tremba (Arizona)

CF: Donta' Williams (Arizona)

RF: Ryan Holgate (Arizona)

DH: Marcos Castanon (UCSB)

P: Garrett Irvin (Arizona) and Rodney Boone (UCSB)

MVP: Garret Irvin (Arizona)

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