Information from the Arizona media-relations department contributed to this report:
Arizona earned its fourth run-rule victory of the season to improve to 4-0 after beating NC State 15-1 in five innings on Saturday in the Mike Candrea Classic at Hillenbrand Stadium.
The Wildcats have outscored Long Beach State, Kansas and NC State 48-5 in the four games.
Arizona plated 15 runs on 17 hits with freshman Olivia DiNardo going 3-for-3 and four players having two hits.
Cienegra graduate Blaise Biringer went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Ironwood Ridge alum Allie Skaggs had three RBIs.
With a 1-0 lead going to the second, the Wildcats scored six runs behind five singles – three of which produced runs, a two-RBI double from Tucson High grad Carlie Scupin and an RBI groundout from Biringer to extend the lead.
In the third, the Wildcats scored three runs to make it a 10-0 lead. Dakota Kennedy drove in a run on an RBI fielder’s choice and Biringer hit an RBI double. Kennedy stole second and NC State’s catcher had a throwing error, allowing DiNardo to score from third.
Three RBI singles, an RBI double from Scupin, and a sac fly from Skaggs added five more runs for Arizona in the fourth to make it 15-0.
NC State scored one in the fifth on an RBI double.
Ironwood Ridge grad Devyn Netz (3-0) earned her third win in as many starts. Netz faced 10 batters, striking out three and retiring nine in 3 innings. Buena alum Brianna Hardy pitched the final two innings for Arizona and struck out five of the nine batters she faced.
Up next: Arizona will close out the Candrea Classic against NC State on Sunday at 12 p.m.