Arizona Softball

Arizona softball: press conference with Mike Candrea

After starting the season 12-0 and riding a 23-game winning streak dating back to the shortened 2020 season, No. 2 Arizona dropped its first game of the season to No. 22 Central Florida getting shut out 2-0 while only collecting three hits.

Arizona is in the middle of a Florida road trip that features seven games in eight days. So far on the trip, the Wildcats are 2-1 with one game against Florida A&M on Wednesday (3 p.m.) and a three-game series against No. 16 Florida State, on Thursday through Saturday, still awaiting Mike Candrea‘s team.

During the first half of the road trip, freshman second baseman and former Ironwood Ridge star Allie Skaggs has seen time on the field due to senior Reyna Carranco‘s injury. In the first game of the trip against South Florida, Skaggs hit a three-run blast for her first career home run. 

Here are Skaggs and Dejah Mulipola talking about the trip and discussing what they learned about the team after the loss to UCF:

Here’s Candrea talking about what he has learned about his team at the midway point of the Florida road trip and discussing what happened in the tough loss to UCF:

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.

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