Arizona Softball

Arizona softball: Fayetteville Super Regional press conference

No. 11 Arizona will head on the road to face No. 6 Arkansas in the Super Regionals starting Friday at 4 p.m. (ESPNU) with a berth to the Women’s College World Series on the line.

The Wildcats (39-13) have struggled on the road during the season, going 11-10, scoring an average of three runs a game.

Arizona hasn’t won a road Super Regional series since 2009, when the Wildcats won the final two games against Stanford to advance to the WCWS.

The second game of the series at Fayetteville, Ark., is Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. A third game, if necessary, will be Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

All games at Bogle Park have been sold out.

Arkansas (43-9) advanced to the Super Regional by defeating Stanford on Sunday.

Arizona is in its 34th straight NCAA tournament appearance, the longest streak in the nation. Its 15 appearances in the Super Regional round trails only Alabama, which has been to all 16.

Here’s coach Mike Candrea and catcher Dejah Mulipola talking about the upcoming series and discussing how a humid environment can affect the game:

Here’s Arkansas coach Courtney Diefel and hitter Braxton Burnside talking about the upcoming series with Arizona and discussed the keys to advancing:

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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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