baseball-d1 flag

Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | June 27, 2016

Arizona seniors rise to the occasion in Game 1

  Cody Ramer and Zach Gibbons set the tone for a victorious Wildcats squad on Monday.

Believe it, folks. Senior leadership is very, very real.

The Arizona Wildcats lead Coastal Carolina in the College World Series final 1-0, and their senior trio at the top of the order is a major reason why.

A stat for you: As a team, Arizona went 6-for-31 at the plate on Monday night. But the 1-2-3 hitters, Cody Ramer, Zach Gibbons and Ryan Aguilar?

They went 5-for-10 with three RBIs. The rest of the Wildcats went 1-for-21 with no runs driven in.

“It's awesome having Cody and Gibbons up right before me,” Aguilar said after the game. “Right before every game you're going to have an opportunity to score runs. And I just have to thank Coach for putting me in that order and trusting me a lot so I could get that opportunity. And today I pulled through for him.”

These three thrived on defense, too. Gibbons robbed a near-Michael Paez homer in the eighth inning, while Ramer submitted a web-gem of his own early on:

Louis Boyd, Ramer and Aguilar also turned a nifty double play with the Chanticleers rallying in the ninth inning.

We’ve seen this movie before, albeit in a different sport and with a different set of Wildcats. Remember in April, when seniors Daniel Ochefu and Ryan Arcidiacono played integral roles in cutting down the nets in Houston?

Clearly, these Arizona seniors took notes. And they’re acing the Omaha test thus far.

2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, scores for Friday Super Regionals

The 2019 NCAA Softball Tournament Super Regionals continue today, May 26. Check out the bracket, schedule and scores below.
READ MORE

2019 NCAA DI women's golf championships: Scores, schedule, how to watch the 2019 tournaments

Here is the schedule, scores and how to watch information for the 2019 NCAA DI women's golf championships. The 2019 national championships are May 17-22 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
READ MORE

2019 NCAA softball tournament: A complete guide to the super regionals

The 2019 NCAA Division I softball super regionals tournament kicks off Thursday with the first set of games. Here’s everything you need to know about the 16 teams that remain in the hunt a spot at the 2019 women’s college world series. 
READ MORE
Division I
College World Series
June 15-26, 2019
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners