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Arizona Heads to Oregon for Final Road Series of 2016
Softball 04/26/2016

Seventeenth-ranked Arizona (34-14, 9-6 Pac-12) saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end last weekend in a highly-competitive, closely-contested series against 15th-ranked UCLA in Tucson. Arizona will look to get back on track this weekend, but things do not get any easier as the Cats hit the road to face fifth-ranked Oregon (35-6, 13-2 Pac-12). Still, UA seems to be playing its best softball of the season. Arizona has won nine of its last 11 games and was a big hit or two away from taking, or even sweeping, the series vs. UCLA.

Monday Night Thriller Goes Way of UCLA
Softball 04/25/2016

In a battle of softball's two historic heavyweights, No. 17 Arizona and No. 15 UCLA exchanged punches throughout the game on Monday and throughout the three game series. Ultimately, it was UCLA that came out on top in game 3, helping the Bruins win the series in Tucson with an 8-7 victory in the rubber match.

Candrea Named Pac-12 Coach of the Century
Softball 04/25/2016

Eight-time national champion and Division I career win leader Mike Candrea has been named the Pac-12 Coach of the Century as a part of the Pac-12 Softball All-Century Team, announced Monday night by the Pac-12 Networks.

Arizona Evens Series with UCLA after 8-4 Victory on Sunday
Softball 04/24/2016

Seventeenth-ranked Arizona defeated No. 15 UCLA 8-4 on Sunday afternoon at Hillenbrand Stadium, evening the three-game series at one apiece, setting up a rubber match slated for Monday night.

Late Grand Slam Sinks Arizona
Softball 04/23/2016

In a back-and-forth battle between No. 17 Arizona and No. 15 UCLA in front of a sold out crowd at Hillenbrand Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the Bruins edged the Wildcats 8-6, courtesy of a sixth-inning grand slam.

Monday Rubber Match on Deck for Cats, Bruins
Softball 04/19/2016

After splitting the first two games of the series, No. 17 Arizona and No. 15 UCLA will decide the series on Monday at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

Joelle Krist Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week
Softball 04/18/2016

Arizona's trip to Palo Alto marked a return home for the nearby Petaluma native. The freshman did not disappoint her family and friends in attendance as her bat came alive, helping Arizona sweep Stanford for the third straight year. Krist hit .500 with a home run and three RBI. After entering the weekend without a multi-hit affair in her career, Krist had back-to-back two-hit games on Saturday and Sunday, including a home run and three RBI in the process. The freshman slugged .800 in 10 at-bats.

Play Arizona Sweeps Stanford for Third Straight Year
Softball 04/17/2016

Seventeenth-ranked Arizona recorded its third consecutive sweep of Stanford with an 8-0, five-inning win on Sunday. It marked Arizona's eighth straight victory, a season-long winning streak.

Candrea Earns Historic 1,458th Victory in Arizona’s 6-1 Win
Softball 04/16/2016

Arizona softball head coach Mike Candrea won his 1,458th career game, surpassing legendary Fresno State coach Margie Wright for second in NCAA history, as Arizona defeated Stanford 6-1 on Saturday.

Arizona Takes Game 1, 5-3
Softball 04/15/2016

Seventeenth-ranked Arizona softball posted 11 hits, its most in conference play this year, and Arizona downed Stanford 5-3 in game 1 of the three-game series.

No. 17 Arizona Looks to Sweep Stanford on Sunday
Softball 04/13/2016

Arizona puts its seven-game winning streak on the line when the Cats face Stanford in game 3 on Sunday. The Cats will look to sweep Stanford for the third straight year.

Cats Sweep Doubleheader, Series vs. Houston
Softball 04/09/2016

No. 18 Arizona softball swept a doubleheader with Houston on Saturday, sweeping the weekend series in the process. Arizona defeated Houston 11-2 (5 innings) and 7-4 on Saturday.