Arizona softball: Young's blast lifts Wildcats

2013-05-10T00:00:00Z Arizona softball: Young's blast lifts WildcatsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Lauren Young's three-run homer in the sixth inning gave Arizona the lead for good in its 5-3 win over No. 13-ranked Stanford on Thursday in Stanford, Calif.

Hallie Wilson added a solo homer in the seventh for the Wildcats (31-23, 8-14) , who were coming off a series win over No. 5 Arizona State last week.

Wilson scored a pair of runs for UA, as did Chelsea Suitos, who was 2 for 4.

Wilson walked to start the sixth and Suitos followed with a single. After a groundout, Young's 12th homer put Arizona up 4-3.

Estela Piñon (11-8) earned the win in relief, allowing one hit and striking out six in 2 1/3 hitless innings.

The Wildcats are now in a three-way tie for sixth place with Oregon State and UCLA in the Pac-12.

Stanford (35-18, 12-10) had taken a 3-1 lead with two runs in the third and one in the fifth.

The Series

• What: Arizona Wildcats at No. 13 Stanford, three-game series

• Times: today at 7 p.m.; Saturday at noon

Compiled from a news release

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