Oct. 9, 2011
Arizona softball seemed to have no rust to shake off in its first competition since May as it downed Pima College, 18-0 in front of 1,200 fans at Hillenbrand Stadium on Sunday.
Offensively, Arizona produced 18 runs on 21 hits. Eight of the 21 hits came from newcomers including Arizona's top run-producers Hallie Wilson and Chelsea Goodacre, who posted a team-high three RBI apiece.
In the circle, Wildcat pitchers allowed a single base-runner - a Marina Contreras single in the third. Shelby Babcock pitched the first four innings for Arizona, allowing the one hit and striking out four. Kenzie Fowler tossed the final three frames for UA and struck out seven of the nine batters she faced.
After putting two unearned runs across in the second, Arizona's bats came alive in the third as UA scored nine runs in the third. The Wildcats would score four in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Wilson's home run was one of her three hits. Batting out of the leadoff spot, Wilson scored a run and drove in three runs. Classmate Goodacre doubled twice and recorded three RBI.
Alex Lavine, who got the start in right field, was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBI.
Fourteen different Wildcats recorded a hit, while six Cats had multi-hit affairs. Nine players had an RBI with four driving in multiple runs.
Both squads will compete in the Arizona Softball Fall Classic this weekend, Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16. For a complete schedule of the Fall Classic, reference http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ariz/sports/w-softbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/schedule/schedule.pdf. For continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat softball, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.