Last week Arizona went into its Florida road trip as the second-ranked team in the nation according to the USA Softball rankings, and the Wildcats struggled to get their bats going and went an underwhelming 4-3 with losses to Central Florida and Florida State.
Arizona has fallen to No. 7 in the USA Softball rankings, which has left everyone wondering if this team can perform against top-level competition.
One bright spot of the week was senior pitcher Mariah Lopez, who was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after her dominating performance against FSU, in which she tossed a complete-game shutout.
Here are Lopez and Jessie Harper talking about what happened last weekend and discussing what the team needs to do to get back on track:
Here’s Mike Candrea talking about his team’s struggles and discussing how they can improve as they head to Washington:
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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.