Arizona softball: Cats not dwelling on regular season showing, instead focused on Baylor's pitching, base stealing

2013-05-15T22:00:00Z Arizona softball: Cats not dwelling on regular season showing, instead focused on Baylor's pitching, base stealingBy Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star. Arizona Daily Star

Mike Candrea and his staff lugged a hulking cardboard box into Wednesday’s breakfast-time practice at Hillenbrand Stadium.

When they unpacked the payload, players got a glimpse of this postseason’s carefully chosen team theme.

The front of their new T-shirts say: “We Will.”

On the back, in big print, is written: “0-0.”

“Everyone’s 0-0,” Candrea said.

Telling an Arizona Wildcats team to ignore the season record is a tack the coach has used before, but never before has it been more meaningful. At 32-24, the UA posted, statistically, the worst season in Candrea’s tenure.

Before the UA can worry about College Station regional host Texas A&M or its potential super-regional opponent, No. 1 Oklahoma, it needs to go 1-0.

To stop Friday’s foe, 39-15 Baylor, the Wildcats know they need to be at their best.

Read more about what the Wildcats must do to beat the Bears in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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