"I give credit to their pitcher (Kami Keiter)," said Arizona coach Larry Ray. "She was mixing it up and we didn't make the necessary adjustments."
Arizona hurler Alicia Hollowell was not her normal sharp self. She gave up eight hits, while only striking out six Sooners. She dropped to 41-3 on the season.
The Wildcats must now beat Louisiana-Lafayette tonight and then sweep Oklahoma twice on Sunday to get back to Oklahoma City. The Sooners need to win just once to advance. While the task is daunting, the Cats do have history on their side. Arizona is 41-2 in NCAA play at Hillenbrand Stadium, advancing out of the Regionals every time they have hosted the event.
"We've got our work cut out for us," Ray said. "We've got to win three games over the next two days and that is going to mentally and physically tough for us."
Information from the University of Arizona Media Relations Department was used in this report.