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UCSB Baseball wins one elimination game but then season ends with loss to host Arizona

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UCSB is eliminated at the Tucson Regional as they lose to host Arizona 5-2.

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Gauchos had several opportunities to keep their season going but they could not get the big hit and lost to host Arizona 5-2 and was eliminated at the Tucson Regional after going 2-2.

Earlier in the day UCSB routed Oklahoma State 13-3 behind 5 RBI from Marcos Castanon.

It was the second time in 3 days that the Gauchos had pummeled the Cowboys as they sent Oklahoma State home.

Castanon drove in ten runs in the two games against Oklahoma State.

But while UCSB had no trouble with the Cowboys they just could not get their offense clicking against the Pac-12 Champion Arizona Wildcats.

UCSB was shutout on Saturday by Arizona but finally got on the scoreboard in the third inning on Sunday night with a run-scoring single by Cole Cummings who had 3 hits.

But the Gauchos missed several opportunities to score runs, leaving the bases-loaded in the fourth and they had a runner thrown out to end the fifth inning.

UCSB hit into three double plays in the first five innings.

In the bottom of the sixth inning former Santa Barbara Foresters standout Ryan Holgate drilled a 2-run home run to right to give the Wildcats a 4-1 lead.

The Gauchos scored in the top of the seventh on a wild pitch but left two more runners on base.

In the top of the ninth trailing 5-2, they brought the tying run to the plate but freshman Zach Rodriguez grounded out to end the game and the UCSB season.

The Gauchos finish up 41-20.

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