Arizona Wildcats softball coach Mike Candrea hasn’t had to worry about the shortstop position for much of the past decade — from Lovie Jung to Kristie Fox to K’Lee Arredondo.
Those are three players with some sort of All-America honors.
Now, he has two freshman walk-ons.
That’s not usually the best way to be at shortstop, and it’s the one key personnel question facing Candrea as he prepares his team for this weekend’s Super Regional against Oklahoma at Hillenbrand Stadium.
Does he go with Alex Lavine, who has started 42 of 59 games?
Or does he go with Cienega graduate Ashlee Brawley, who started 15 games, mostly late in the season?