Tucson, Arizona 2022-05-28 02:09:00 –
Tucson (KVOA)-Arizona’s quiet leader, Izzy Pacho, made a big statement when it was most important in Game 1 of the Wildcats Super Regional series in Mississippi.
Redshirt Jr. hit a solo home run just inside the left fielder foul pole, defeating 2-2 at the top of the top of the 8th inning, and UA defeated Bulldog 3-2 in Starkville’s Nusfield.
The home run was the 11th season for Pacho, one of Wildcats’ top hitters (.377).
It was the margin that starting pitcher Hana Bowen had to push Arizona up to the third consecutive World Series title.
Bowen didn’t have her best, but limited the MSU to 2 runs with 8 innings. She walked six steps and allowed seven hits, but she stuck 11 of the 13 runners, including getting out of the base load jam on the 3rd.
Bulldog won a solo home run in the game from Mia Davidson and Matarashi Fapeet.
Allie Skaggs was also the home of UA for the 24th season and won the most ties on the Pac-12. Arizona hit eight home runs with four wins after the season.
Sharlize Palacios has 7 sacrifice flies to help Wildcats force additional innings.
Janel Meono finished with three hits and showed early defense when he jumped on the wall of the centerfield to steal a home run from Davidson.
Game 2 of the series is Saturday, with the opening ceremony at 1:00 pm Tucson time. With the victory in Arizona, the cat will participate in the 25th WCWS.
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