COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The goal, as stated by coach Mike Candrea each year, goes something like this: Play on the last day of the softball season.
Win or lose, reaching the Women’s College World Series final best-of-three series always seemed like a reasonable task for the eight-time national champion Arizona Wildcats.
The UA did just that in Brigette Del Ponte’s freshman year — a series defeat to UCLA that, were it not for two Wildcats colliding on a fly ball that would have been the Bruins’ final out, might have gone the other way.
Del Ponte never made it back to Oklahoma City.
Read more in Monday's Arizona Daily Star