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UA softball goes 2-2 at opening tourney

Citizen Staff Report

Citizen Staff Report

The University of Arizona softball team finished 2-2 at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic in Tempe after Sunday’s game against UC Santa Barbara was rained out.

UA lost 3-1 to Northwestern in Saturday’s first game, then beat Nevada 7-2.

Sarah Akamine (2-0) picked up the win over Nevada, allowing five hits and two runs in seven innings. Brittany Lastrapes had three hits in the victory.

UA was held to four hits in the loss to Northwestern, which scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the fifth to erase a 1-0 deficit.

The Wildcats will play five games in three days at the USF Tournament in Tampa, Fla., starting Friday against Marshall.

UA will play two games against host South Florida at the event, as well as single games versus Illinois and Hofstra.

UA women’s tennis

The Wildcats’ match against Arizona State was rained out during singles play Sunday and will not be resumed.

UA visits Texas Tech at 1 p.m. Friday.

UA men’s tennis

The Wildcats beat visiting St. Mary’s 4-0 on Sunday after waiting out a 2 1/2-hour rain delay.

UA (5-1) hosts San Francisco at noon Saturday.

Pima women’s basketball

The Aztecs rolled to their 15th straight win with a 96-58 victory over visiting Scottsdale on Saturday.

Tia Morrison had 31 points and 16 rebounds, while LeAndra Lucas had 21 points.

No. 16-ranked Pima (20-3, 15-2) visits Coolidge at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pima track and field

Cherise Price won the 600 meters (1 minute, 42.4 seconds) and the 1,000 meters (3:20.2) for Pima at the Aztec Invitational Track and Field Meet – which featured most of the ACCAC teams – on Saturday.

For the Pima men, Stephen Bullard won the 600 in 1:23.9.

Pima next visits Paradise Valley on Saturday for a meet.

Pima men’s basketball

The Aztecs (9-15, 5-11) lost their third straight game Saturday, falling 78-69 to visiting Scottsdale.

Shannon Doctor (Sierra Vista Buena High) scored 16 for Pima, which visits Coolidge at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pima softball

The Aztecs (9-3) won a pair of games at the Eastern Arizona College Tournament in Thatcher on Saturday.

Pima beat El Paso 3-2 in the opener behind the strong pitching of Iliana Teran (Sunnyside).

The Aztecs then topped Eastern Arizona 11-5 as Molly Brossart (Sabino) homered.

Pima opens up conference play when it hosts Chandler-Gilbert at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Pima baseball

The Aztecs were swept by visiting Paradise Valley in a doubleheader Saturday, losing 12-8 and 9-8. Kody Johnson hit two homers in the second game for Pima, which visits New Mexico Military Institute for a doubleheader at noon Tuesday.

UA softball goes 2-2 at season-opening tourney

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