In a rare Monday game between two ranked opponents, the #12 Stanford Cardinals will take on the #16 Arizona Wildcats. This game serves as the last of a thee game series that began on Saturday instead of the regular Friday start.
Although the first two games have resulted in close scores, Arizona has been the victor in each one. On Saturday, Arizona won the contest 3-2 followed by a 6-5 win for the Wildcats on Sunday.
Stanford Cardinals will send Drew Dowd to the mound. The left-handed starter has impressed through four starts during the 2022 season. Notably, Dowd threw six innings against the Oregon Ducks on March 13th. He scattered eight hits, striking out six and only walking two while giving up three runs. On the season, Dowd has thrown a combined 19 innings and has struck out the same while eliminating mistakes.
On the opposing bench, the Arizona Wildcats will send Dawson Netz to the rubber. Netz is also entering his fifth start of the season. Netz has not been overpowering against opponents and does not seem to miss many bats. Over 18 1/3 innings pitched, Netz is giving up around 11 hits per nine innings combined with almost three walks per nine. At 14 baserunners per game, Netz needs to have a solid defense behind him to minimize damage.
STANFORD CARDINALS (X-X) at ARIZONA WILDCATS (X-X)
LOCATION: Tuscon, Arizona / Hi Corbett Field
LIVE STREAM: Pac-12 Network
LIVE STATS: Arizona Wildcats Live Stats
Monday, March 21st, 2022
STANFORD PROBABLE PITCHER: Drew Dowd (3-0, 2.37)
ARIZONA PROBABLE PITCHER: Dawson Nets (2-0, 3.93)
TIME: 6:00 PM MST