Arizona softball: Late Oregon HRs beat Babcock, UA

2013-04-13T00:00:00Z Arizona softball: Late Oregon HRs beat Babcock, UAArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 13, 2013 12:00 am  • 

No. 6 Oregon got a pair of two-run home runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past Pac-12 softball rival 5-3 Friday night in Eugene, Ore.

The No. 17 Arizona Wildcats fell to 27-15, 4-6 in Pac-12 play.

The UA had built a 3-1 lead through four innings.

Courtney Rodriguez singled in Brigette Del Ponte with the first Arizona run in the second inning. After Oregon (34-6, 11-2) tied the game at 1 in the fourth, the Wildcats got two in the fifth on infield singles by Hallie Wilson and Chelsea Suitos, a Kelsey Rodriguez RBI double and an error.

Wildcats starter Shelby Babcock (14-6) took a three-hitter into the sixth inning but allowed a double by Kaylan Howard. Kailee Cuico was unsuccessful on a pair of sacrifice attempts, then hit a two-run homer. Babcock allowed a double by Alexa Rodriguez before being replaced by Nancy Bowling.

Nancy Lindvall greeted Bowling with another two-run shot.

Oregon starter Jessica Moore (18-3) allowed nine hits and three runs but earned the win.

Today

• Who: Arizona at Oregon

• When: 2 p.m.

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