The Wildcats were 3 outs away from advancing to their first Women's College World Series since 2010. Instead, Baylor's Shelby McGlaun hit a 3 run home run in the top of the 7th that would eventually send them to Oklahoma City.
The 2nd seeded Wildcats seemed poised to return to the World Series, but came up short for the 7th year in a row.
Arizona put two runners on in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally fell short as senior pinch-hitter Nancy Bowling grounded out to second in her final at-bat at Hillenbrand Stadium.
Danielle O’Toole tossed six innings of three-run ball in her final start at Hillenbrand Stadium, and sophomore Taylor McQuillan came on in relief to pitch the 7th. McQuillan was tagged with the loss.
Baylor appeared to take a 4-3 lead in the 6th, but Taylor Ellis missed third base before crossing home plate and the run was ruled off. The Wildcats rallied to take the lead in the bottom of the 6th, before surrending the game winning 3 run home run in the 7th.
The Bears advance to face the reigning champion Oklahoma Sooners in Oklahoma City next weekend.