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Katiyana Mauga Chasing Arizona Home Run Record

Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 19:53:50-04

We've already seen history once this season at Hillenbrand Stadium. When the third ranked Wildcats host sixth ranked Oregon this weekend, we could see it once again.

Senior third baseman Katiyana Mauga has eighty six career home runs, one shy of Stacie Chambers' school record of eighty seven.

"I'm trying not to think about it," said Mauga. "I want to just go out there and get on base for the team and produce, either getting hits or walks, not so much get home runs. If it does goes over, it goes over, but it's always going to be in the back of my mind."

"What I really like is the consistency that Mauga has shown over the four years that she has played," said head coach Mike Candrea. "A lot of times people can have a hot year, but she has been able to be a step ahead of the pitchers. It's impressive."

The NCAA record is held by Lauren Chamberlain, who has ninety six home runs. Mauga has an outside shot at that mark. Even though there are only nine games left in the regular season, post season games count in the total.

Earlier this season, Candrea won his 1,500th career division one game, the most in NCAA softball history.