Arizona Softball beats Ole Miss 5-2

Taylor McQuillin retires 13 of final 14 Rebel batters to give Wildcats a 1-0 series lead

#6 Arizona Softball 5, #11 Ole Miss 2

TUCSON, Ariz. - Taylor McQuillin sent down the last nine batters she faced to help 6th seed Arizona Softball beat Ole Miss, 5-2, Friday evening in the opener of the NCAA Super Regionals here at Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium.

Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza and Malia Martinez combined for six hits and four RBI in the closely contested game. McQuillin (23-7) struck out nine, walked four and gave up five hits.

Brittany Finney (18-10) took the loss for the Rebels (41-20).

UA drew a crowd of 2,729 for the game.

The victory moves the Wildcats (46-12) one victory away from a berth in the Women’s College World Series next week in Oklahoma City. Game 2 in the best-of-three Super Regional will be at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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