Snyder shines for Arizona Softball

The Wildcats win their first series in six years against a Top 5 opponent

Snyder shines for Arizona Softball
Gina Snyder raised her pitching record to 5-0 in a 3-1 victory over the 3rd ranked Bruins. (Source: Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics)

LOS ANGELES, CA - Home runs from Hanah Bowen and Malia Martinez and a combined gem from Gina Snyder and Alyssa Denham led 6th ranked Arizona Softball over No. 3 UCLA in the regular season finale, 3-1 at Easton Stadium.

The loss for the Bruins and #2 Washington’s win over Stanford means that the Huskies and UCLA share the Pac-12 Championship.

Snyder (5-0) was brilliant in the circle in her sixth start of the season. She allowed one run on five hits over 5.0 scoreless innings. She fanned three and did not walk a batter in the victory.

Bowen connected on her first career homer to open the scoring in the top of the third before, three batters later, Malia Martinez hit a two-run homer to throw the three-spot on the scoreboard.

The Wildcats (42-12, 19-5) finish the regular season with their 32nd 40-win season.

Arizona will now await its postseason fate, to be announced on Sunday in the NCAA Softball Tournament Selection Show on ESPN 2 at 6 p.m. MST.

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