TUCSON, Ariz. -- James Farris pitched a complete game and the University of Arizona baseball team cruised to a 12-1 victory over Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools Friday evening at Hi Corbett Field.
Farris improved to 4-1 and came within one out of his second shutout of the year. The right-hander struck out nine without a walk and scattered nine hits as the only run he allowed came on consecutive two-out hits in the ninth. Still, he secured his second complete of the season and the sixth of his career.
Trent Gilbert drove in four runs, and Bobby Dalbec doubled twice and scored a pair of runs for the Wildcats, who took an initial 3-0 in the third inning before breaking the game open with two more runs in the seventh and seven more in the eighth.
Washington State starter Jason Monda kept the Wildcats off balance in the first two innings, but ran into trouble in the third. Riley Moore and Kenny Meimerstorf led off with singles and both were advanced a ba...