After losing three out of four games to No. 12 ASU, No. 10 Arizona will open an eight-game homestand against Utah and California, two of the bottom three teams in the conference.
Arizona (27-8, 6-5 Pac-12) dropped from eighth to 10th in the USA Softball rankings after going 1-3 against ASU. A lot went wrong for the Wildcats against the Sun Devils.
In the first game, sixth-year centerfielder Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza went down on the game’s final play with a left knee injury. It was reported Tuesday that she did not have structural damage in the knee and her status is week-to-week.
Arizona struggled to get hits with runners in scoring position against ASU, going 5-for-38 (.131) in those opportunities.
Arizona’s pitching staff gave up eight home runs in the series while allowing 17 runs.
Here are Reyna Carranco and Janelle Meoño talking about what happened last week and discussing the upcoming series against Utah (17-18, 2-10):
Here’s Mike Candrea talking about what his team needs to do to turn things around and discussing his thoughts on the Palomino-Cardoza news:
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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.