Wildcats Lose Their Claws


Simon Asher

Minnesota gives the Wildcats their first loss of the season

Dacey Cervantes, Senior Spotlight Editor

The nation’s longest winning streak came to an unfortunate end against Minnesota. Ending a 13-game winning streak dating back to last season, the Wildcats got their claws clipped in a depressing loss of 5-2. Going into the sixth inning with zero runs losing by a home slide of 3 runs to Minnesota, Ryan Holgate, and Jacob Blas got the team on the board with back-to-back RBI doubles. Bringing the score up 3-2, with a chance to either tie or take the upper hand on the board, Blas got caught stealing making it the second out right before Kyson Donahue struck out.

During two whole innings, between the bottom sixth and eighth, the score stayed 3-2 but not when Minnesota came out for the bats during the eighth inning.

Wildcats faces after a bitter-sweet loss

They came out swinging determined to end the Wildcats streak.  Blake Peyton brought the score to 4-2 walking in a run. With a short, but big lead Minnesota wasn’t done yet, bringing out Jacob Kozicky singling to left field off Preston Price. Just to make sure their win was final Kozicky brought in the last run making the final score 5-2. While the Arizona Wildcats licked their wounds after losing their streak they hope to be back in business on Friday in San Diego facing against Southern Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska.