Citizen Staff Report
Citizen Staff Report
The University of Arizona softball team snapped a three-game losing streak with an easy win Friday.
Stacie Chambers and K’Lee Arredondo both homered to back pitcher Jennifer Martinez as the No. 6-ranked Wildcats (40-14, 12-7) beat Oregon State 10-0 in five innings.
Chambers blasted a grand slam in the first inning to put UA up 4-0, raising her totals 28 homers and 85 RBIs for the year.
Arredondo, who went 3 for 4, hit a solo homer in the second to put the Wildcats up 5-0.
UA added three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth in the mercy-rule win.
Chambers and Brittany Lastrapes both had two hits for UA.
Martinez allowed three hits in five innings. She struck out two in improving to 10-4.
The Wildcats conclude their regular season with a game at Oregon State at noon Saturday.
UA will find out if it hosts an NCAA regional when the brackets are announced at 7 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.
UA women’s golf
The Wildcats are tied for ninth place after two rounds of the NCAA West Regional Tournament in Tempe.
UA has a 12-over total score. Leader Arizona State is at 20-under.
Arizona sophomore Alejandra Llaneza leads the Wildcats with an even-par 144. ASU’s Carlota Ciganda leads all individuals with a 9-under 135.
Other Wildcat totals are Isabelle Boineau (2-over), Margarita Ramos (3-over), Nikki Koller (8-over) and Amanda Wilson (10-over). The final round starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.
With five top-10 finishes in his last 10 starts, including a first and second place, Tucson’s Nick Schreiber holds third place in the Arizona Bicycle Racing Association’s Copper Cup season point standings.
Schreiber has totaled 218 points, with Brian Forbes of Mesa leads with 404 in the men’s Category 1-2.
Other Tucsonans in the top 30 are David Swanson, ninth (155), Thomas Jondall, 13th (127), Kyle Colavito, 26th (45) and Tim Carolan, 27th (35).
In the women’s Pro 1-2, Tucson holds five places in the top 10, led by Tammy Lamb, fifth (51). She’s followed by Spring Clegg and Sarah Swanson, tied for seventh (27), Kathryn Bertine, ninth (26) and Chloe Black, two-way tie for 10th (20).
Scott Baker has totaled 298 points to lead the masters men’s 45-49 group in a Tucson 1-2-3 placing. He’s followed by Peter Brown (293) and Jesus Lamb (215).
Lisa Ribes, recovered from winter bicycle injuries, holds a comfortable lead in women’s Category 3, with 60. Jo Roberts tops Carolyn Carbone 58-36 for the women’s masters 45-49 lead.