The Oklahoma Sooners have eliminated the Arizona Wildcats from the NCAA tournament the last two years. And last month, the Sooners inked Shelby Pendley, the star UA shortstop, weeks after she decided to transfer.
The Arizona Wildcats will have a new starter everywhere but pitcher when they take the field for the first time today.
Mike Candrea had to be told his Arizona Wildcats were picked No. 13 in Tuesday's ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 preseason poll.
The Arizona Wildcats have replaced one all-Pac-12 shortstop with another.
Shelby Pendley, the Arizona Wildcats shortstop who was one of the nation's best players as a freshman last year, has left the team.
With head coach Mike Candrea in the hospital March 27, assistant coach Larry Ray and players left Candrea's space vacant for the national anthem.
For two months and one day, it was wildly eventful.
Arizona freshman shortstop Shelby Pendley.
Shelby Pendley, her coach jokes, must take her bat bag to bed with her. "If she was a basketball player, she'd be a gym rat," Mike Candrea said.
It wasn't the first time Hallie Wilson collided with the navy blue padding of the Hillenbrand Stadium outfield wall. It was, however, the first time the wall won.
Shortstop Shelby Pendley, waiting on a high hop that led to a third-inning out, had a two-run single in a three-run Arizona fifth inning.
In selfish chunks - on a three-run homer, a grand slam and a solo shot - the Arizona Wildcats poured on runs in the fourth inning Thursday night, totaling eight before making their second out.
Before the Arizona Wildcats could get an out, they gave up a grand slam.
Chelsea Goodacre called the Arizona Wildcats' biggest win of the season - literally.
New Mexico native Shelby Pendley launched three home runs over the wall and into the land of enchantment Wednesday, leading the Arizona Wildcats to a doubleheader sweep against her home-state Lobos.