The Arizona Wildcats will turn to starting pitcher Estela Piñon to start tonight's NCAA super regional game against Louisiana-Lafayette, marking the biggest start to date of the Sunnyside High School product's softball life.
Piñon and the 11th-ranked Cats will take on the sixth-ranked Ragin' Cajuns at 6 p.m. tonight in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. Follow the Star's live blog here. The teams will play again Saturday at noon; Game 3, if necessary, starts at 3 p.m.
Here are tonight's lineups, as tweeted by Star contributor Nick Fontenot.
For the Wildcats: 1. Wilson 2. K. Rodriguez 3. Fox 4. Goodacre 5. Mauga 6. Mercado 7. Young 8. C. Rodriguez 9. Suitos. P - Pinon #RoadtoWCWS— Nick Fontenot (@smyce) May 24, 2014
For the Cajuns: 1. Fernandez 2. Hayden 3. Elkins 4. Walsh 5. Landry 6. Redfearn 7. Vincent 8. Corbello 9. Voinche P - Hamilton #RoadtoWCWS— Nick Fontenot (@smyce) May 24, 2014
The Wildcats advanced to Lafayette by winning the Tucson regional, edging LSU in a winner-take-all game Sunday.
Check Starnet later tonight for updates.