While Spring Fling may not have a firework display, one may very well be happening on campus in a different. The Arizona softball team is taking on UCLA at Hillenbrand Stadium in a three-game series starting on Friday night.
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Ashleigh Hughes is the lone senior in the starting lineup who’s been in the program for four years. She’s a leader, and, for the beginning of the season, she was the Wildcats' leadoff hitter. After falling into a seemingly insurmountable slump, the ‘Cats are hoping Hughes is back to her all-star self.
The Arizona Wildcats, fresh off their sweep of Cal, look to keep the ball rolling as they head to Eugene, Oregon, for a three-game set. The second game of the series will be broadcast on ESPN, UA’s first nationally broadcast game.
Arizona softball’s designated player Tamara Statman is celebrating Passover this year after going on her own journey to Israel this summer. Sundown took place around 6:40 p.m. on Friday, March 30, so Passover for Statman actually happened in the middle of her softball game against California. It was quite fitting.
The Arizona Wildcats softball team is looking to rebound at home this week versus California after being swept last weekend by Washington in a closely fought series that featured two walk-off wins for the Huskies. UA’s incoming Pac-12 foe had a similar weekend last week against Arizona State, also getting swept.
The Arizona softball team, fresh off a sweep of the Utah Utes, look to continue their Pac-12 success with a trip to Seattle. The 24-3 ‘Cats will take on the 29-2 Washington Huskies, who are the top ranked team in the country. The Huskies are coming off a series defeat at the hands of the Arizona State Sun Devils, in which they sandwiched a 7-0 victory between 2-0 loses.
Softball takes two of three from Texas, thanks to Taylor McQuillin's starts and Malia Martinez's 4-4 game
The Arizona Wildcats softball team had their first real series of the season this weekend, as the 'Cats traveled to Austin to play Texas in a three game set. Arizona was able to take two of three thanks in part to Taylor McQuillin's stellar weekend and Malia Martinez's bat on Sunday.
Arizona softball will be traveling to Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns in their first head-to-head matchup of the season. Last year, the 'Cats swept UT when the series took place in Tucson, Ariz.
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Arizona played five games this weekend at the Marry Nutter classic, and went 5-0 on the back of strong pitching from Taylor McQuillin.
The Arizona Wildcats softball team opened played their long awaited home opener Saturday night, after rainouts on Thursday and Friday. Arizona played the University of Louisiana at Monroe first, and won 4-0, and then turned around to beat Montana 2-1.
Jessie Harper's maturity is as big an asset to the ‘Cats as any of her other tools. She’s been hitting with composure in the three hole this season. Also, she plays in the middle of the field at shortstop, so her teammates look to her to feed off of Harper’s body language.
Arizona softball started their season off in Tempe, Ariz. in the Kajikawa Classic, and ended their first day with a split record of 1-1 after battling it out with Northwestern and Oklahoma State.
USA Softball released their watch list of the top 50 players in college, on Wednesday afternoon. The list features four Wildcats: Aleah Craighton, Jessie Harper, Taylor McQuillin and Dejah Mulipola.
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The Arizona softball program hosted it’s first media availability of the season last week. Taylor McQuillin, Jessie Harper, Alyssa Denham, Aleah Craighton, and coach Mike Candrea all fielded questions, which ranged from the disappointment of last season’s early tournament departure, to the new faces in the program, to the graduating seniors, and the chess match Candrea is playing with the lineup.
Arizona softball is welcoming in some new faces to the program, with less than a month until opening day. Head coach Mike Candrea announced the arrival of two transfers from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, redshirt senior Aleah Craighton and sophomore Alyssa Denham. Both Craighton and Denham are coming off successful campaigns for the Ragin’ Cajuns.