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Bannister strikes out 11, Arizona beats Miami 5-1 at CWS

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 23:19:36-04

Nathan Bannister matched his career high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings and Arizona capitalized on Miami starter Michael Mediavilla's rocky first inning a 5-1 victory Saturday night in the College World Series.

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The Wildcats (45-21), in the CWS for the first time since winning the 2012 national title, will play Oklahoma State on Monday night in a Bracket 1 winners' game. The No. 3 national seed Hurricanes (50-13) will face UC Santa Barbara in an elimination game that afternoon.

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Mediavilla hit two of Arizona's first five batters and issued a bases-loaded walk before Jared Oliva's two-run single made it 3-0. Zach Gibbons' two-run double in the fifth increased the lead to 5-1.

Bannister, who made his 13th straight start of at least six innings, confounded Miami batters mixing in his curveball with an upper 80s fastball.