COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The goal, as stated by coach Mike Candrea each year, goes something like this: Play on the last day of the softball season.
Kenzie Fowler, who is redshirting this season, helps Brigette Del Ponte stretch during practice this week. Arizona plays ASU this weekend.
UA coach Mike Candrea had a chat with Brigette Del Ponte during practice this week. Candrea says Del Ponte "just needs one line drive to fall in."
Brigette Del Ponte hasn't been sleeping well.
Brigette Del Ponte hasn’t been sleeping well.
Mike Candrea gathered his team down the left field line moments after the Arizona Wildcats' best win of the year Wednesday and told his players to remember what the last out felt like.
TEMPE - Arizona's offensive woes in the first round of the Kajikawa Classic were nothing that a lineup adjustment and a little time couldn't cure.
The Arizona Wildcats will have a new starter everywhere but pitcher when they take the field for the first time today.
UA senior Brigette Del Ponte will slide over to shortstop from third base, after all-conference shortstop Shelby Pendley left the team last month.
Three months removed from back surgery, Kenzie Fowler has further rehab to do before she can pitch for the Arizona Wildcats.
Down 9-1 heading into the fourth inning Wednesday night, things didn't get any better for the Wildcats in an exhibition with the National Pro Fastpitch All-Stars. Shortstop Shelby Pendley, left, failed to glove this ball, and left fielder Chelsea Suitos couldn't come up with it, either.
UA third baseman Brigette Del Ponte tags National Pro Fastpitch All-Star Nikia Williams for the final out in the top of the third inning. The All-Stars scored nine runs in the third, including one driven in by the UA softball team's director of operations, Caitlin Lowe.
Arizona center fielder Hallie Wilson runs out of room while chasing a Charlotte Morgan home run in the fourth. The All-Stars hit six homers in the game.
With head coach Mike Candrea in the hospital March 27, assistant coach Larry Ray and players left Candrea's space vacant for the national anthem.
For two months and one day, it was wildly eventful.
The Arizona Wildcats will need some help if they want to return to the Women's College World Series. Not that the UA doesn't have a solid base of players to build around.
When it became likely their two schools would be placed on the same side of the NCAA softball tournament bracket, Stephanie Ricketts got a text message from her sister Keilani.