Taylor McQuillin is not only the Arizona Wildcat’s best softball pitcher, but her numbers show she ranks as one of the best pitchers in the country. What opposing batters might not know is that she’s also blind in one eye and deaf in one ear — but don’t call it a disability.
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No. 13 Arizona softball took the season series against rival No. 8 ASU this weekend by winning two out of three games in Tempe. The Wildcats lost Friday's series opener but followed it up with back-to-back road wins, including a dramatic series-clinching win on Sunday that needed extra innings. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of the series.
The Arizona Wildcats softball team lost to UCLA 7-3 on Saturday night, losing their second consecutive series and their third of their last four. Arizona will look back on rallies that were thwarted, and an inability to score more than a single run in an inning.
Arizona softball pitcher Taylor McQuillin toed the rubber against UCLA Friday night and nearly threw a gem. Through the first five innings, McQuillin had given up just two runs on two hits with six strikeouts. She did so by pitching high and outside to the Bruins, throwing plenty of off speed pitches, and keeping the Bruins off balance.
The University of Arizona honored former men’s basketball coach Lute Olson on April 12 with a statue of the coach standing outside the McKale Center, the arena in which Olson solidified his legacy as one of college basketball’s best coaches.
Arizona softball played their first weekend, and the handful of reoccurring starters had been defined. It's likely fans will see the following nine girls time and time again in the season, so here's how they stack up this early on.
While Spring Fling may not have a fireworks display, one may very well be happening on campus in a different place. The No. 12 Arizona softball team is taking on No. 4 UCLA at Hillenbrand Stadium in a three-game series starting on Friday night.
The Arizona Wildcats softball team, fresh off its sweep of Cal, looks to keep the ball rolling as it heads to Eugene, Oregon for a three-game set this weekend starting Friday, April 6. The second game of the series will be broadcast on ESPN. This will be the University of Arizona's first game to be broadcast nationally.
Ashleigh Hughes is the lone senior in the starting lineup for Arizona softball and a player 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 being a productive hitter at the top of the lineup.
The first Major League Baseball designated hitter Ron Blomberg earned the nickname “Designated Hebrew” because of his position and pride in his Judaism. Arizona softball’s designated hitter Tamara Statman can relate.
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.
Taryne Mowatt led the Arizona Wildcats softball program to a pair of national championships and a pair of Pac-10 titles as a pitcher from 2005–2008. After a short stint in professional softball and a few other coaching jobs, she’s back in Tucson, trying to lead Arizona to similar success now, as well as Arizona’s pitching coach.
The Arizona softball team, fresh off a sweep of the Utah Utes, will attempt to continue its 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 two 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 steamroll into Austin, Texas as they take on the Longhorns for the first time this season.
Baseball has always been a symbol for the simple life. It’s a slow game, easy to follow and there’s always a game on, every day from April to October. You throw the ball, hit the ball and run. It’s easy.
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.
Arizona softball’s Jessie Harper isn’t just a good player; she’s one of the main leaders for the Wildcats going into the 2018 season. What’s more impressive is that she’s only a sophomore. She was a first team All-American as a freshman. She started on one of the best teams in the country and learned how to play with the pressure of the expectation to win every game. She also had to deal with the disappointment of failing to make the Women’s College World Series when the expectation was for Arizona to make the trek to Oklahoma City.
Arizona beat Northwestern 4-1 in the first of two games, but fell to Oklahoma State 9-4 in the nightcap after a four-run first inning they could not overcome.