For the seventh straight year, the Arizona Wildcats will not be participating in the Women’s College World Series.
In a thrilling, back-and-forth game, the No. 2-seeded Wildcats were unable to hold off No. 15 Baylor and lost 6-5. Arizona hasn’t made it to the WCWS since 2010.
The Wildcats had two runners on base with one out in the seventh inning, but were unable to score, the game ending on a groundout from pinch hitter Nancy Bowling.
Arizona made a valiant comeback effort after going down 3-1, scoring four total runs in the fifth and sixth inning, but after Taylor McQuillin came in to relieve Danielle O’Toole in the seventh inning, things went awry.
McQuillin allowed a leadoff double, intentionally walked Baylor slugger Shelby Friudenberg and then gave up a 3-run home run to Shelby McGlaun, followed by another single, before recording her first out of the inning.