It was a topsy-turvy season for Pima College's softball team, and its ending couldn't have been more fitting.
Arizona played three sophomores and four freshmen, including pitcher Nancy Bowling (6). "We're young, but that's not really an excuse," UA senior Brigette Del Ponte said.
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.
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.
This year's tournament will be the last Wildcat hurrah for senior Brigette Del Ponte, being congratulated by coach Mike Candrea after a home run against Portland State in March.
Their 27th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance all but guaranteed, the Arizona Wildcats nonetheless figure to find themselves in foreign territory when seeds are announced tonight at 7.
Salpointe Catholic pitcher Emily Griffin gave up just three hits, but a single and a double in the fourth scored the only run.
PHOENIX - Looks like the washing machines will finally get some work.
Ironwood Ridge's Spencer Wilson delivers a pitch against Nogales in the state Division II playoffs on Saturday. The teams continue play in the state tournament this week.
With tennis over, baseball, softball, boys volleyball and track are the only spring sports left in this final full week of high school sports.
Salpointe's Megan Flores, left, celebrates with assistant coach Marcie Aguilar after scoring the first of eight runs in the seventh inning of the Lancers' victory over Ironwood Ridge at Cherry Field.
Ironwood Ridge infielder Lou Olson tries in vain to turn a double play as Salpointe's Gracyn Ruiz slides into second in the second inning.
There's a stench coming from the Salpointe Catholic dugout.
Southern Arizona crowned four state champions on Saturday at the individual tennis tournament, and that was just the beginning.
Catalina Foothills' Luis Gonzalez, trying to make a tag in a game against Salpointe on March 26, and the Falcons will face Sahuaro in a Division II state playoff game Tuesday.
The No. 6-ranked Oregon Ducks had a perfect ending Sunday for their three-game sweep with a 9-0 victory over the visiting Arizona Wildcats.
Sahuaro's Brooklyn Beardshear flies into third ahead of a lunging tag by CDO's Heather Knight after testing the right fielder following a single in the fourth.
Canyon del Oro jumped out to an early six-run lead over host Sahuaro on Monday afternoon, but the Dorados had to battle until the end to hold on for a 6-3 win in a clash of two of the top softball teams in Division II.
Washington pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby drove in three runs Monday night as the Huskies beat Arizona 8-3 in a Pacific-12 game at Hillenbrand Stadium.