UA softball head coach Mike Candrea joined the Star's Justin Spears on ESPN Tucson this week to recap the fifth-ranked Wildcats' 5-0 start after running the tables at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, which included a run-rule victory over No. 12 Tennessee. Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza, Malia Martinez and Reyna Carranco, among others, displayed the UA's offensive firepower, while Alyssa Denham and Oklahoma transfer Mariah Lopez showcased what the one-two punch can do for the Cats in 2020. Plus, Candrea previews this weekend's home opener and hosting the Hillenbrand Invitational.

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Justin writes stories and produces digital content about UA football and basketball and high school football. A Tucson native, Justin graduated from the UA in 2017 and is the host of the Wildcast Podcast and a radio host on ESPN Tucson.