It wears on them.

The Arizona Wildcats have won two-thirds of their 15 softball games entering the Wildcat Invitational, which starts today at Hillenbrand Stadium.

But Mike Candrea’s team has led at the end of only 39 of the 103 innings it’s played this season.

The Wildcats have trailed a whopping 40 percent of the time, and have been tied 22 percent of the time.

“It is draining,” Candrea said.

Holding a lead after only 38 percent of their innings leaves the Wildcats feeling underwater, almost all the time.

“At the end of every single game, I’m dead tired,” senior shortstop Brigette Del Ponte said. “Because I’m thinking so much.”

Read more about the Cats in Friday's Arizona Daily Star.