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Arizona softball wins Super Regional, advances to Women's World Series

Posted at 7:18 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 02:11:41-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona softball has won it's Super Regional against Ole Miss by winning game two, 9-1, at Hillenbrand Stadium, to advance to the Women's College World Series.

Coach Mike Candrea's Wildcats, which have won eight national titles, move on to Oklahoma City for the first time since 2010.

Alyssa Denahm pitched a complete game, while the Wildcats got home runs from Dejah Mulipola, Malia Martinez, and Alyssa Palomina-Cardnza. Shorstop Jessie Harper made a spectacular play to end the sixth inning.

"I'm just very happy for this team," said Candrea. "They've done a lot of good things. Not just their performance on the field, but they've become a team."

"Our motto this year was one team, one heartbeat, and it definitely showed on the field which is why we finally broke the curse and we're going to where we should be," said Mulipola.

"The toughest part is getting there," added Candrea. "I promise you each and every year, we're doing our very best to feel this moment."

Games will begin on Thursday with the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium-OGE Energy Field playing host.