Softball team is Seattle-bound

Arizona Daily Wildcat

SOFTBALL

People around town have been hoping for the past few months that the Wildcats could spend this Saturday in Seattle.

They will get their wish. But it's not Lute Olson's team.

The No. 1 ranked UA softball team travels to the Emerald City for its doubleheader tomorrow against No. 23 Washington.

The Wildcats (36-1) narrowly avoided losing to the Huskies last Sunday at the PONY Tournament in Fullerton, Calif. Arizona came back from a 2-0 deficit by scoring six runs in its 6-2 victory in the semifinals.

It will be a somewhat easier weekend for the Wildcats after playing seven games last weekend on their way to earning their second PONY title. Only Cal State-Fullerton had accomplished that more than once, having won it seven times.

"We showed a lot of character and mental toughness," UA coach Mike Candrea said. "We played very well at times and we played average at times. The bottom line was we found a way to win and get the job done."

Arizona's last visit to the Northwest wasn't so pleasant. The Wildcats threatened to become the first team ever to go undefeated through the Pacific 10 Conference but lost to the Huskies in their last game of the 1994 regular season. But it's not a motivating factor.

"I don't think about last year," Candrea said. "I never want to sit around and talk about losses."

Eric Wein

WOMEN'S TENNIS

The fifth-ranked Arizona women's tennis team will take to the courts again tomorrow against the UNLV Running Rebels.

Action begins at 11 a.m. at the Robson Tennis Center.

BASEBALL

Zach Pringle (1-1, 3.72 ERA) will get the start tonight when the Arizona baseball team (15-20-1 overall, 3-9 in the Pacific 10 Conference South) takes on 18th-ranked Stanford (16-12, 7-4) in the first of a three-game series at Frank Sancet Field. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

MEN'S CLUB RUGBY

The Arizona men's club rugby team finishes up league play tomorrow against Arizona State at 3 p.m. at Estevan Park.

TRACK AND FIELD

The Arizona men's and women's track and field teams will travel up Interstate 10 this weekend for the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe.

For the Wildcats, it will be their first road meet in over a month.

SOCCER TRYOUTS

Anyone interested in joining the Tucson Outdoor Amigos soccer club will get their chance tonight when the Amigos hold open tryouts at Reid Park from 5-7 p.m.

The Amigos are looking to fill the open spots on their 1995 team.

"We are looking for a few skilled players to round out our roster, especially at the forward posistion," Amigo technical director Wolfgang Weber said.

The Amigos are an affiliate of the 88 team United States Inter-regional Soccer League. Their 20-game season runs May 5 through July 28.

For more information contact Amigo general manager Michael Brewer at 722-9690. Or reach him via voice mail at 321-2009.

Craig Degel

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