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Four local pitchers heading to training camp with team

Citizen Staff Report

Citizen Staff Report

The Tucson Toros invited back six players – all pitchers – after 161 players tried out at Hi Corbett Field on Saturday for the new independent Golden Baseball League team.

Four are from Tucson: Jason Hanna (Palo Verde High School), Britt Echols (Rincon), Matt McCune (Catalina Foothills) and Tom Wilhelmsen (Tucson High). The others are Bryon Bell of Toronto and Lyndon Poole of Glendale, Calif.

The Toros will open training camp May 11 with 30 player, but they have to be down to 22 by the time the season starts May 21.

UA softball

Wildcats lose season series for the first time to Cardinal

Citizen Staff Report

Missy Penna helped the Stanford softball team make history against the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday.

Penna held the No. 7 Wildcats to one hit to help the Cardinal win 2-1 in Palo Alto, Calif..

Stanford won the three-game season series against Arizona for the first time. Stanford also won 4-3 Saturday. UA beat the Cardinal 12-4 last month.

UA (39-13, 11-6) fell to fourth place in the Pac-10, while No. 3 Stanford (44-6, 13-5) stayed tied for first with UCLA.

Penna (31-4) allowed only a fourth-inning homer to Jenae Leles. She struck out 13 and walked two. Leles’ blast was her 22nd of the season.

Lindsey Sisk (12-4) took the loss, allowing two earned runs in 1 1/3 innings. Jennifer Martinez replaced her and threw 4 1/2 scoreless frames.

UA next visits Oregon at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Wildcats then conclude their regular season with games at Oregon State on Friday and Saturday.

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