TUCSON, Ariz. Junior starter James Farris racked up a career-high eight strikeouts over eight innings and sophomore catcher Riley Moore reached base five times to score three runs as 10th-ranked Arizona defeated visiting Coppin State 14-1 before a crowd of 2,969 on Saturday at Hi Corbett Field.
Arizona (2-0) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning and blew it open with three four-run innings. Moore finished the game 2-for-2 with three walks, three runs scored and a pair of runs batted in.
Farris (1-0) set the tone early by retiring the Eagles in order the first time through the lineup. In the fourth, Chris Kashangaki led off with a triple and scored when the next batter, John Walls, singled home the tying run. From there, Farris dominated, retiring the final 15 batters he faced. To complement his career-high eight strikeouts, the right-hander did not issue a walk in the game.
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