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Aug. 23, 2004: Mike Candrea coaches Team USA to Olympic gold

On a muggy Friday morning in July 2004, most of the seats at the St. Augustine Cathedral in downtown Tucson were full. The front door had been closed for several minutes in an attempt to keep a comfortable temperature.

A black SUV stopped near the cathedral\u2019s steps, and Team USA Olympic softball coach Mike Candrea emerged. He was wearing black sunglasses and a black suit. He was sobbing.

His son, Mikel held the coach\u2019s arm as they walked slowly to the front row of seats. I looked into the crowd at UA softball legends Jennie Finch, Nancy Evans and Jenny Dalton. They, too, wept.

Softball competition at the 2004 Athens Olympics would begin in 21 days, and no one was sure if the head coach would make the trip to Greece.

Six days earlier, near the end of a 50-game, \u201cAiming For Athens\u201d tour across America, Sue Candrea collapsed at an airport in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and was taken to a local hospital. She died of a brain aneurysm. She was 49.

After the funeral in Tucson, Team USA was scheduled to leave for Greece in five days; Candrea had privately told USA Softball officials and his assistants he planned to be on the plane and coach in Athens.

\u201cI just know Sue will be with me,\u201d he said a few days later. \u201cThis is what she would want me to do. I\u2019m just going to forge ahead.\u201d

Mike and Sue Candrea met while he was a baseball player at Central Arizona College. They were married Aug. 7, 1976, when he was just 20 years old. In the next three decades, as he graduated from ASU and became a baseball (and then softball) coach at Central Arizona, Sue helped raise two kids and worked as an accountant as Mike followed his coaching dream.

Hired by Arizona in 1986, Candrea had won six NCAA championships and in 2001 accepted an offer to become the U.S. Olympic softball coach.

Sue quit her job to be with Mike on the \u201cAiming for Athens\u201d tour. And then just like that she was gone.

\u201cCoach isn\u2019t sleeping; he can\u2019t sleep,\u201d Amy Chellevold Hillenbrand, a four-time UA All-American, 1992-95, and Candrea\u2019s former assistant coach told me that morning.

\u201cI\u2019m glad to hear he plans to be in Athens, because this was Sue\u2019s dream as well as his. His kids feel strongly about it.\u201d

Candrea did not speak at the funeral that morning. His son, Mikel, spoke for him when he said \u201cto put a positive spin on this, you could see that Mom\u2019s last six months were the best six months of her life, no doubt. She retired, traveled with dad and was a different person.\u201d

Once Candrea and the Olympic team arrived in Athens, he betrayed no sense of vulnerability. His team opened with a 7-0 victory over Italy as Finch pitched a one-hit shutout.

Over the next nine days, Team USA became known as \u201cThe Real Dream Team.\u201d That\u2019s what Sports Illustrated labeled its Aug. 30, 2004, cover. It ran a full-page image of Candrea\u2019s softball team, choosing to feature softball over swimming, basketball, track, field, everything.

Candrea\u2019s Dream Girls went 9-0 and outscored their opponents 51-1.

What made it more special was that four of Candrea\u2019s leading players were from Tucson. Finch pitched two shutouts. Second baseman Lovieanne Jung, an All-American second baseman from the UA, hit .300 and scored a team-high 11 runs. First baseman Leah O\u2019Brien Amico, another former UA All-American, was a steady run producer in the middle of the lineup. Salpointe Catholic grad Tairia Mims Flowers was the club\u2019s top utility player, at catcher, first and third base.

On Aug. 27, barely a month after Sue Candrea was buried in Casa Grande, Team USA was awarded its gold medals in Athens. As is Olympics custom, coaches are not awarded medals, but Candrea\u2019s leadership and influence for USA Softball spoke for itself.

\u201cThis is probably the hardest thing I\u2019ve ever been through,\u201d he said upon returning to Tucson. \u201cBut I know I did the right thing. The team made everyone, including Sue, proud.\u201d

Where are they now: Flowers is the head softball coach at Cal State Northridge. Jung is a firefighter in Riverside, California. Amico is an inspirational speaker living in Eastvale, California, a mother of three who travels the country working in Finch\u2019s softball camps.

How they did it: After Team USA\u2019s 112-game winning streak was broken at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, losing the gold medal to Japan, Candrea built the \u201904 team around pitching and defense. In Greece, he used four starting pitchers \u2014 Finch, Lisa Fernandez, Lori Harrigan and Cat Osterman \u2014 to limit nine opponents to just one total run.

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May 28, 2001: Jennie Finch wins 40th straight game as Arizona Claims title

At 12, Jennie Finch pitched the 12-and-under California Cruisers to the ASA national championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At 14, she did it again, for that age group.

Once she entered La Mirada High School in the Los Angeles area , Finch was probably the top female athlete in American prep sports, or if not, she was close. She was the captain of La Mirada\u2019s volleyball and basketball teams, and the No. 1 pitching recruit in high school softball.

\u201cIf she had never thrown a pitch in her life, she still would\u2019ve been a top prospect as a hitter,\u201d UA coach Mike Candrea once told me. Indeed, Finch hit 16 homers and batted .335 while playing first base part-time as an Arizona sophomore.

Even though Finch went 29-2 that sophomore season (2000), winning her final eight games, few had any idea she would soon reach an entirely higher level in 2001. Or that there even was a higher level.

In 2001, Finch went 32-0 with a 0.54 ERA and 19 shutouts. She pitched Arizona to its first Women\u2019s College World Series championship since 1997 and extended her winning streak to 40 games.

In the title game, against No. 2 UCLA, a team with a 62-5 record, Finch was so good that the Bruins\u2019 first four hitters in the lineup went 1 for 13.

\u201cWe had our key hitters up,\u201d said UCLA coach Sue Enquist. \u201cI got the feeling we were going to bust out and get it done. I felt so good about it \u2014 but we just couldn\u2019t get to Jennie.\u201d

Arizona won 1-0. Finch was the most dominant player in softball, winning the Honda Award, the equivalent to football\u2019s Heisman Trophy. No other pitcher before (or since) had gone more than 29-0 in a season.

The Wildcats went 65-4 in \u201901. Some insist it was the best of Candrea\u2019s eight national championship clubs, better than the 64-3 team of 1994 and superior to the 61-5 squad of 1997.

\u201cIt\u2019s a good debate, and for me it\u2019s a very fun topic,\u201d said Candrea. \u201cBut we\u2019ll never know. I wouldn\u2019t want to face any of them.\u201d

Finch, third baseman Toni Mascarenas, catcher Lindsey Collins and outfielder Nicole Giordano made the All-WCWS team, but it was Finch\u2019s team and Finch\u2019s year.

When she returned as a senior in 2002, she was told she needed 11 victories to break former Florida State pitcher Rebecca Aase\u2019s NCAA record of 50 consecutive wins.

\u201cI\u2019m like, \u2018What?\u2019\u201d Finch told the Star. \u201cWhat\u2019s the record?\u201d

Finch broke the record, winning No. 51 at the championship of the Wildcat Invitational in late February 2002. A capacity crowd of 2,652 squeezed into the ballpark on a Sunday afternoon.

\u201cI could say that there wasn\u2019t, but I\u2019d be lying,\u201d Finch said of the pressure. \u201cHearing it from the media and the fans constantly, there was added pressure. But once I got onto the mound, I didn\u2019t even think about it.\u201d

After the game, the crowd chanted \u201c51! 51! 51!\u201d over and over.

Six weeks later, Finch\u2019s streak reached an unthinkable 60 consecutive victories, which simultaneously gave Arizona a 70-game winning streak at Hillenbrand Stadium.

The 60th victory was among the best of her 119-16 UA career; it came against No. 1 UCLA on April 6, 2002, at Hillenbrand. She had not lost in 101 weeks.

When the streak was broken, against UCLA (who else?), Finch got past it quickly.

By late May, Arizona was back in Oklahoma City attempting to win back-to-back national titles. Finch pitched 1-0 shutouts in OKC, beating Arizona State and Nebraska, and was 34-5 entering the championship game. But Cal\u2019s Jocelyn Forest pitched a one-hitter to power the Bears to the title and end Finch\u2019s remarkable UA career.

Where are they now? Finch, who turns 36 in September, is married to former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Casey Daigle and lives in Louisiana. They have three children. She travels around the country giving softball clinics and making public appearances.

How she did it: Finch\u2019s windmill-type pitching motion was created with the help of her father, Doug, who invented the Finch Windmill, a pitching, throwing and shoulder exercise device.

It was Finch\u2019s windmill motion that made the ball so difficult for opposing batters to see, especially at about 65 to 68 mph, which was the speed of her average fastball.

In 2005, at the Pepsi Celebrity All-Star Game near Los Angeles, she struck out St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols, Mets catcher Mike Piazza and several other MLB hitters. No one hit a fair ball. She later pitched to Barry Bonds at the San Francisco Giants\u2019 spring training camp. In 12 pitches, Bonds made contact just once, a dribbler foul.

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UA coach Mike Candrea sat at a news conference Sunday, flanked by his three best players.

There was pitcher Danielle O\u2019Toole, shortstop Mo Mercado and third baseman Katiyana Mauga, each an All-Pac-12 selection, all returning for one more season in an Arizona uniform.

\u201cThis is the backbone of our team right here,\u201d Candrea said. \u201cThey\u2019re going to be our nucleus next year.\u201d

The 2016 season ended for the Wildcats after Auburn came out on top in Sunday\u2019s Super Regionals game. The immediate future, however, is as bright as it\u2019s been in a long time. The Wildcats are only expected to lose one player from their 2016 roster, senior catcher Lauren Young.

The stars \u2014 O\u2019Toole, Mauga, Mercado and outfielder Mandie Perez \u2014 all return, and the Wildcats are expected to bring in yet another top-five recruiting class.

Everybody on the Wildcats\u2019 roster, with the exception of redshirting freshman Alyssa Palomino and the incoming freshmen, will have postseason experience against the toughest competition.

The 2016 season was an up-and-down one, to say the least, starting with Palomino\u2019s season-ending knee injury in the fall, losses to Cal Poly and Central Michigan in nonconference play and tough series losses to Pac-12 foes Oregon, Washington and UCLA. During that time, however, the Wildcats found an ace in O\u2019Toole; went on the road as an unseeded team to two SEC schools \u2014 Tennessee and Auburn; and came within one win of the Women\u2019s College World Series.

\u201cWe\u2019re just going to work hard,\u201d Mauga said. \u201cAll of us experienced this loss. We all experienced the postseason, so we know what\u2019s going to happen next year. We just have to get the freshmen up to date with us and work as hard as we can.\u201d

Added Candrea: \u201cRight now I feel very good about where we\u2019re at. I feel bad for them not being able to finish it. But on the other hand, I think that Arizona softball will get where it needs to be.\u201d

Here\u2019s a look ahead to what\u2019s in store for the Wildcats in 2017.

Who\u2019s gone

Barring any offseason roster turnover, the Wildcats will lose only Young. She only hit .276 this season, but her versatility and consistency behind the plate is something the Wildcats will miss, particularly because of the rapport she developed with O\u2019Toole.

No player has announced plans to transfer, though Arizona\u2019s logjam at pitcher could provoke some movement. Michelle Floyd pitched just 10\u00ba innings this season after pitching 183\u00ba a year earlier. Taylor McQuillin was the Wildcats\u2019 No. 2 pitcher during their tournament run, with Nancy Bowling occasionally filling in.

Who returns

Well, nearly everyone.

The most important returnees: O\u2019Toole, fresh off a stellar postseason run and overall impressive debut season in Tucson, with a 26-12 record and 2.17 ERA; McQuillin, who started 20 games as a freshman and had a 3.17 ERA; Mauga, who\u2019s on track to finish her career as Arizona\u2019s all-time leader in home runs; Mercado, Arizona\u2019s best fielder and hitter, finishing with a .378 average; Perez, an all-conference selection who led the Pac-12 with 59 runs scored; speedy outfielder Eva Watson, who only played 42 games but hit .387; and Bowling, a first baseman and pitcher who hit .352 in seven postseason games and .409 in Arizona\u2019s final nine games.

Who\u2019s new

Candrea has put together another impressive recruiting class, rated the third-best in the nation as of November by FloSoftball. The Wildcats landed four of the nation\u2019s top 60 recruits.

Palomino doesn\u2019t count toward the 2016-17 class, but may be the biggest newcomer of them all. She set the Orange County record for home runs hit in high school, hitting 68 in four years, and was expected to play a key role in 2016 before tearing her ACL in the preseason. Expect Candrea to plug her in behind Katiyana Mauga in the batting order.

The UA\u2019s four-person recruiting class consists entirely of position players.

Dejah Mulipola is a catcher from Garden Grove, California, who is rated the No. 5 overall recruit by FloSoftball. Candrea said she can play multiple positions and is \u201cvery athletic.\u201d

Reyna Carranco is a shortstop from Oxnard, California, who hit .628 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs as a senior. Candrea said she \u201ccan hit with power.\u201d

Jessica Harper is a power-hitting shortstop from Valencia, California, who hit 11 home runs in her final high school season. Candrea said she can be a middle-of-the-lineup hitter.

Malia Martinez is an infielder from Poway, California, who Candrea said has \u201cgood offensive tools.\u201d

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AUBURN, Ala. \u2014 It was the seventh inning on Sunday as Danielle O\u2019Toole stood at the edge of Arizona\u2019s dugout, leaning against the wall. Her eyes were glued to the field and she clapped emphatically as the Wildcats rallied for three straight singles.

O\u2019Toole hadn\u2019t pitched in a few innings, and barring an outbreak from Arizona\u2019s offense \u2014 the Wildcats needed to score five runs in that last inning against Auburn to tie the Super Regional final game \u2014 the game was, really, over. So was Arizona\u2019s season, short of the Women\u2019s College World Series for the sixth straight year, in a 6-1 loss.

But O\u2019Toole was still clapping, cheering on her teammates.

The Wildcats\u2019 top pitcher has long deflected compliments by crediting her teammates for her success \u2014 their defense, their hitting, it fires her up, she\u2019s said.

But if there was anything to be made of Arizona\u2019s postseason run, which included an upset of Tennessee in the regional round and a Super Regional-opening win against the fourth-seeded Tigers, it was O\u2019Toole.

This postseason was O\u2019Toole\u2019s star-making turn, and now the Wildcats go into the offseason knowing they\u2019ll get their staff ace back for one more go-around as a senior in 2017.

\u201cIt\u2019s awesome to have a pitcher that will lay out for you and want the ball every game, even when it\u2019s her third game,\u201d said UA shortstop Mo Mercado. \u201cI think that\u2019s something we\u2019ve lacked in the past, and it\u2019s awesome to look to the circle and have somebody who really wants the ball, whether it\u2019s their 300th pitch or their first pitch.\u201d

For the first time since Arizona last made it to the WCWS in Oklahoma City in 2010, Mike Candrea found a pitcher good enough to be his workhorse.

O\u2019Toole started all five postseason games for the Wildcats, and was the winning pitcher in the first four of them.

She showed flashes of potential throughout the season, certainly. She led the Pac-12 with 21 complete games and had the fifth-most shutouts in the nation with nine.

O\u2019Toole was a stud at San Diego State, too, winning Mountain West pitcher of the year in 2014 before transferring to Arizona.

But before this season she had never pitched in an NCAA Super Regional, and she certainly had her ups and downs this season, as all pitchers do.

In February against Texas A&M she allowed seven earned runs in 2\u00ba innings of work; she gave up eight hits in a loss to James Madison in March; against UCLA in April she allowed 12 hits and seven earned runs, and then lost two games against Oregon.

Other than that, though, it was mostly good, sometimes great.

Mostly great at the end. Before Sunday, O\u2019Toole had an 8-0 record with a 0.99 ERA in her previous eight starts.

At the beginning of the season, Candrea said about O\u2019Toole, who had sat out the 2015 season per NCAA transfer rules: \u201cShe\u2019s been waiting for a year for this moment. I think Danielle is a very gifted pitcher. She\u2019s won a lot of games, but the Pac-12 is a different conference than that (Mountain West.)

Next season, O\u2019Toole returns with a full season of Pac-12 \u2014 and NCAA Tournament \u2014 experience under her belt. Arizona\u2019s No. 2 starting pitcher Taylor McQuillin, a sophomore, will be back too. Same as Nancy Bowling, a standout in a relief and first baseman role toward the end of the season.

On offense, the Wildcats return all but one player \u2014 catcher Lauren Young, a senior \u2014 from this year\u2019s team, including All-Conference selections Katiyana Mauga, Mo Mercado and Mandie Perez, while also bringing back highly touted power hitter Alyssa Palomino, a freshman outfielder who missed this entire season with a torn ACL.

Plus, the Wildcats have a four-person recruiting class \u2014 all position players \u2014 considered one of the best classes in the nation coming in.

After two less-than-stellar efforts on Sunday, O\u2019Toole said simply \u201cI have to be better.\u201d

The team around O\u2019Toole will be better, as talented as any Wildcats team in a few years, and if Arizona is going to get back to Oklahoma City in 2017, O\u2019Toole will be the one to lead them there.

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AUBURN, Ala. \u2014 By the time Nancy Bowling hit Auburn\u2019s Jenna Abbott with a pitch in the fourth inning on Sunday, it wasn\u2019t all that surprising.

It was the third HBP (hit by pitch) of that game for Auburn\u2019s batters, and the sixth of the day.

Coincidence or trend?

Arizona coach Mike Candrea wasn\u2019t too happy about the repeated calls either way. In the first inning of the final game on Sunday, which Arizona lost 6-1, a ball hit Emily Carosone for the second time in two games.

Carosone is Auburn\u2019s all-time leader in that stat, and has been plunked 84 times in her career.

On the 84th one, Candrea let the umpires know of his displeasure. UA pitching coach Stacy Iveson had to pull him back to the dugout. After the game, he answered a question about the hit batters, even though it wasn\u2019t asked.

\u201cWell, they got on the plate and took a couple of pitches in their elbows,\u201d Candrea said. \u201cWhich I want to watch that again.\u201d

\u201cMe too,\u201d interjected UA pitcher Danielle O\u2019Toole.

Said Candrea: \u201cThose were some questionable calls.\u201d

The topic was brought up to Auburn coach Clint Myers after the game, and he responded, \u201cIt is what it is.\u201d

Slugger struggles as season ends

For much of the season, in a sometimes inconsistent lineup, third baseman Katiyana Mauga was often Arizona\u2019s saving grace.

More often than not, Mauga would come up with a home run or big hit when the Wildcats needed it most. She\u2019s the first player in NCAA history to hit at least 20 home runs \u2014 she had 21 this season \u2014 in each of her first three seasons.

There just wasn\u2019t much of that power to be found against Auburn.

Until a hit in the sixth inning of Sunday\u2019s last game, Mauga was 0 for 9 against Auburn, 2 of 15 in the postseason and hitting .237 in her last 15 games.

Mauga hit only one home run in the postseason, coming in the regional-opening win against Ohio State last week. That was UA\u2019s lone homer all postseason.

\u201cHonestly, I guess I wasn\u2019t swinging at my pitch. I can\u2019t really do anything if I\u2019m not swinging at the ball big,\u201d Mauga said. \u201cI was just giving away at-bats.\u201d

Mauga\u2019s final season stat line: a .317 average with a team-best 21 home runs and 62 RBIs. With 67 career homers, Mauga is sixth on UA\u2019s all-time list heading into her senior season, and 20 away from tying Stacie Chambers for the school record.

Fagan a surprising standout

Coming into Sunday, Auburn\u2019s Haley Fagan was just 1 of 15 on the season, for a .067 batting average.

By the end of the day, she was hitting .190.

In between, Fagan had her best day of the season, going 2 for 4 to start on Sunday with a double and two RBIs, and closing it out with a home run off Bowling in the final game.

It was her first home run of the season.

\u201cIt was kind of funny because right before that we were in the dugout and I was like, \u2018It\u2019s funny that (Auburn leadoff hitter) Tiffany Howard has more home runs than me,\u2019\u201d Fagan said. \u201cThen after I hit it I said, \u2018Tiff, only one more then I got you.\u2019\u201d

Inside pitch

\u2022 UA will lose just one senior from this year\u2019s roster, catcher Lauren Young, who was 0 for 3 in the final game of her career with a .276 batting average in her final season. The Wildcats return reserves Hillary Edior and Robyn Porter at catcher.

\u2022 Arizona shortstop Mo Mercado closed the season on a 10-game hitting streak, and the All-Pac-12 performer had a final season average of .378, second on the team only to Eva Watson\u2019s .387.

\u2022 O\u2019Toole, a junior transfer from San Diego State, lost two games on Sunday, but still finished with the best individual pitching season for Arizona since Kenzie Fowler in 2010. O\u2019Toole\u2019s final season line: 26-12 record with a 2.17 ERA and 192 strikeouts in 216 innings.

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AUBURN, Ala. \u2014 It was about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday when Arizona pitcher Danielle O\u2019Toole threw a wild pitch past the catcher and into the backstop behind home plate.

At that moment, an ambulance parked just beyond the right field fence at Jane B. Moore Field. A bad omen, perhaps.

Nearly two hours later, it was gone, as was the Wildcats\u2019 season. Arizona headed toward its team bus to take them back to the hotel for the night, a Monday morning flight back to Tucson awaiting.

When the Wildcats walked off Moore Field for the last time on Sunday, nobody was injured, but they were surely hurt. There won\u2019t be any follow-up flight to Oklahoma City later in the week.

Arizona\u2019s season ended at the hands of No. 4-seeded Auburn, first with a 4-1 loss early Sunday and then a 6-1 defeat to eliminate the Wildcats from the postseason. For the sixth straight year, Arizona couldn\u2019t advance past the Super Regional round and into the Women\u2019s College World Series in Oklahoma City.

After winning the first game against Auburn on Saturday, the Wildcats only needed one win on Sunday to advance, but the Tigers weren\u2019t ready to let them do that.

\u201cIt\u2019s a tough day for us,\u201d said UA coach Mike Candrea. \u201cI\u2019m very proud of this team, and I think this team has really grown up over the last 3-4 weeks. But we fell short of our goal, and our goal was to come here and win. We just didn\u2019t get the job done, so I tip my hat off to Auburn.\u201d

Arizona\u2019s prospective path to the WCWS was a daunting one, even for a program that, before the now-six-year skid began, made it to Oklahoma City every year, and typically hosted a regional or Super Regional along the way.

This team had to go into Knoxville unseeded and knock off No. 13 seed Tennessee, which it did; then it had to come into the home of the Auburn Tigers, the SEC Tournament champions, and win two out of three games on a field where the Tigers haven\u2019t lost a series all season.

There was hope Saturday after pulling off an improbable victory in Game 1 despite rarely hitting the ball out of the infield. But that hope disappeared quickly after the Wildcats struggled to get anything going in the Game 2 loss to start Sunday, and then again to end the series.

Arizona finishes the season with a 40-21 record.

\u201cWe\u2019ve fallen short a few times, but you know what, we had a tough road going into Knoxville to play and then coming here,\u201d Candrea said. \u201cI think the one thing I draw from all of this is that every game counts, and there\u2019s a reason why you need to be in the top eight, so that you can be at home with your fans.\u201d

Even as bats have failed at times this season, Arizona\u2019s pitching has been around to pick up the pieces. That describes O\u2019Toole, a junior transfer from San Diego State, to a tee.

O\u2019Toole (26-12) started every game in the circle for Arizona this postseason, which included a dominant three-game stretch in Knoxville and another stellar performance on Saturday against Auburn.

But Auburn started to figure out O\u2019Toole by the second and third go-around. In Sunday\u2019s first game, O\u2019Toole lasted only 3\u2153 innings \u2014 allowing four earned runs on four hits \u2014 before Taylor McQuillin and Nancy Bowling came in to relieve her.

In the final game, O\u2019Toole went three innings and allowed four runs \u2014 two earned \u2014 before Bowling came in for 2\u2154 innings and then finally McQuillin tallied the final out.

\u201cI mean, I started all three games, so I think when they see you more than the one time,\u201d O\u2019Toole said, \u201cit gets a little difficult for you.\u201d

By the time O\u2019Toole left the game, Arizona was trailing 4-0, a lead that jumped to 5-0 and then 6-1 heading into the final inning.

The Wildcats offense struggled, scoring two runs on the day and not getting their first in Game 3 until a Bowling RBI single in the sixth. In the last game, the Wildcats only scored one run on nine hits.

In the last inning, with the season on the line, Arizona hit three straight singles to load the bases with no outs, but couldn\u2019t drive in any runs on two lineouts and a groundout to end the game.

\u201cWe just had to believe in the seventh-inning magic and try to put some runs together, 60 feet at a time, that was our goal,\u201d said shortstop Mo Mercado, who was 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored. \u201cWe just fell short.\u201d

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