OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Arizona softball team (51-10), which has won 17 of its last 18 games, is one win away from the national championship series. The Wildcats take on the Lady Vols of Tennessee this morning at 10 a.m. (MST) on ESPN.
The Wildcats reached the game with a dramatic 2-0 victory over the Texas Longhorns. Callista Balko broke up Cat Osterman's shot at a no-hitter with a two-out, game-winning single to drive in Caitlin Lowe in the bottom of the sixth inning. A double-steal of home and second gave the Wildcats an insurance run, and that was all Alicia Hollowell needed to complete her four-hit shutout of Texas.
Arizona last played in a national semifinal, as it will this morning, in 2003.