SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Nik McClaughry and Chase Davis had three RBIs apiece as Arizona took down rival Arizona State 12-3 on Tuesday in the Pac-12 Tournament opener.
Eighth-seeded Arizona (31-23) plays No. 2 seed Oregon State on Wednesday, looking to snap a three-game skid in the season series. Fifth-seeded Arizona State (31-23) has a day off before facing the Beavers on Thursday.
McClaughry, the Pac-12 defensive player of the year, opened the scoring with a homer in the first inning and Emilio Corona added a two-run triple off the wall during the four-run inning. Arizona also scored four runs in the fourth, highlighted by Davis’ bases-clearing double.
Arizona starter Aiden May (5-2) went six innings, allowing only four hits and one earned run. ASU loaded the bases in the fifth inning, but May collected a strikeout and a ground out to end the threat.
Josh Hansell (2-1) gave up five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings for Arizona State, which swept a three-game series in Phoenix this year.
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