Arizona Softball

Arizona achieves second Pac-12 series win of season by beating Utah in rubber match

No. 21 Arizona won the final game of the series at Utah, 7-4, on Sunday to secure the series victory, its second of the season.

Arizona (24-12-1, 7-8 Pac-12) have won two series on the road against Oregon State and Utah.

The Wildcats lost three series consecutively to Washington, Cal and Stanford before defeating the Utes (21-17, 4-11) in two out of the three games at Salt Lake City this weekend.

Arizona scored seven runs on eight hits in Sunday’s win.

Dakota Kennedy and Emily Schepp each had two hits for the Wildcats.  
Allie Skaggs (Ironwood Ridge graduate) hit a grand slam to push the Wildcats past the Utes in the sixth inning. She led the Wildcats with four RBIs.

Utah walked in a run to take a 1-0 lead in the first and scored its second run on an RBI double in the second inning.
In the third, the Utes scored two to extend their lead with an RBI single and an RBI double.
Arizona took the lead in the fifth inning after scoring six runs.

Kennedy drew a bases-loaded walk to bring in the first run and Regan Shockey drove in the second run with an RBI groundout to bring the game within two runs.

Skaggs hit her grand slam to give Arizona the lead – her 10th home run of the season and seventh grand slam of her career.

She has 53 home runs and 162 RBIs in her career that started in 2021.
Kennedy extended Arizona’s lead to three runs with an RBI double – her seventh of the season – in the sixth to make it 7-4.
Miranda Stoddard earned the win in the circle to improve to 4-7 on the season.

Aissa Silva (Mountain View) pitched the first two innings and gave up two runs to Utah.

Ali Blanchard relieved Silva in the third inning and allowed two runs to score before Stoddard entered the circle in the fourth.

Stoddard held Utah scoreless on three hits in four innings of work to close out the win for Arizona.
Arizona will head to New Mexico State for a doubleheader against the Aggies on Tuesday before returning to Hillenbrand Stadium for two consecutive weekends, beginning with a three-game series against Oregon that starts Friday at 5 p.m.

The Wildcats then host archrival Arizona State from April 19-21.

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