TUCSON, Ariz. — Garrett Irvin fired a complete-game three-hitter, Daniel Susac gave No. 5 overall seed Arizona the only run it needed with a first-inning single and Tony Bullard put the finishing touches on a victory with a two-run home run in the top of the eighth as the Wildcats blanked UC Santa Barbara 4-0 in the winners bracket of the Tucson Regional on Saturday.
Irvin yielded just three singles in his gem, striking out 10 without issuing a walk for the Wildcats (42-15). Bullard finished with three hits in four trips and Branden Boissiere had two hits, including an RBI single in the third.
Matt McGreevy (9-2) took the loss for the Gauchos (40-19), who had a nine-game winning streak end. McGreevy allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings, striking out six.
UC Santa Barbara will play Oklahoma State in an elimination game on Sunday. Arizona awaits the winner on Monday.
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