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6th ranked Arizona softball shuts out Texas

Posted: 9:46 PM, Mar 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-04 04:46:16Z

Danielle O'Toole threw her third shutout of the season, a four-hitter with seven strikeouts, helping sixth-ranked Arizona defeat Texas 3-0 in the first game of a three-game series at Hillenbrand Stadium.

Mo Mercado remained hot at the plate, posting her sixth straight multi-hit game. The reigning national and conference player of the week is now 13-for-her-last 16 at the plate. Mercado had a pair of doubles and scored two of Arizona's three runs.

O'Toole is now 9-1 on the season, and leads the conference in ERA, posting a 0.34.  The Wildcats will continue their homestand with Texas on Saturday at Hillenbrand Stadium.  first pitch scheduled for 6pm.