Carlie Scupin Column

CARLIE’S SCOOP: Appreciative of Women’s College World Series experience in Oklahoma City

Hello Wildcat fans!

This week is the beginning of the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. We are so excited to be here, especially considering the long road it took to get to this point. We started out postseason as an unseeded team, traveling to Missouri then Mississippi State. We have been on the road for three weeks and in the process have gone undefeated in the postseason.

During Supers, we traveled to Mississippi State. The energy at the stadium was amazing with each of the games being so competitive and our fan section showing out. It was an amazing feeling to win Super Regionals and punch our ticket to the Women’s College World Series after the season we have had. I am so proud of this team and all who are involved with the program. We fought through so much adversity to get to this point.


On behalf of Arizona softball, I would like to thank Mississippi State for hosting us for Supers and congratulate their team and staff on their success as well as their senior class. They have had amazing softball careers and were a huge part of that team’s success this year.

I would like to congratulate both Coach Cait and Allie Skaggs on their accomplishments in the postseason. Cait became the first female head coach in softball history to lead their team to the World Series in her first year as head coach. Allie Skaggs was honored as a Second-Team All-American, adding her to the list of Arizona softball greats who have achieved such honors.

(Arizona softball photo)

After our win against Mississippi State we went straight to Oklahoma City. While we’ve been here we have been preparing for our first game against Oklahoma State, practicing and watching film. We have also been spending a lot of time together as a team playing board games and doing puzzles together at the hotel. We have had a lot of downtime but we have also had a lot of events to attend, photoshoots and media obligations. We attended the WCWS banquet this year, which was an amazing experience as it was cancelled last year due to Covid, making it a first time experience for both sophomores and freshmen.

We are all so excited for the World Series and to see the fans in Oklahoma. A lot of parents and family members of players are going to be coming to the World Series as well as Arizona softball alumni. Thank you to all the fans for their support and well wishes going into the World Series, your support is greatly appreciated.

Carlie Scupin is a standout first baseman with the Arizona Wildcats under new coach Caitlin Lowe. She is a native Tucsonan recruited by legendary coach Mike Candrea since she was in middle school. She is a 2020 graduate of Tucson High School. Last season as a freshman, Scupin was a Pac-12 All-Freshman selection and an NFCA All-West Region third-team pick. As a junior at Tucson High, she was named the 2019 Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year. She was also selected to the USA Today All-America second team in 2019. She hit 44 home runs while hitting .623 during her high school career, which was cut short her senior season of 2020 due to COVID-19.

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