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NCAA Softball Tournament Results: Lafayette rides two-out runs to Women's College World Series, eliminate Arizona

It was a good run Cats

Katiyana Mauga hit a home run in Saturday's loss for Arizona
Katiyana Mauga hit a home run in Saturday's loss for Arizona
Jason Bartel

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are heading to Oklahoma City for the sixth time in program history after racking up all the two-out runs in Saturday's game vs. Arizona.

ULL won the game 7-1, and all but the final run came with two outs. On Friday, the Cajuns scored each and every run with two down in the inning.

By contrast, Arizona scored all of its runs on home runs. Katiyana Mauga hit a solo home run in the second, joining Hallie Wilson and Kellie Fox's bombs from Friday night's contest.

After throwing three shutout innings in Game One, Shelby Babcock got the call to start the game in the circle for the Wildcats against Christina Hamilton. Babcock once again struggled with her command, walking five ULL hitters to bring her weekend total up to ten.

Nancy Bowling got the chance for a little tournament experience as coach Candrea had her pitch the seventh. Bowling worked a perfect inning against the bottom of the Cajun lineup.

Arizona finishes the season with a 44-16 record, but just 7-10 in true road games. Taking the next step forward is finding the ability to win those road games. They will have to be able to win road games in the Pac-12 to lock up a top-eight seed nationally and host these Super Regional games.

It was a fun season though, and one with an almost unprecedented amount of offense for the Cats. A few seniors will leave this team, including the trio of pitchers (Kenzie Folwer, Estela Pinon, and Babcock), Alex Lavine, and Kelsey Rodriguez. As long as the Wildcats can hold their own in the circle, there are more good days on the horizon for this team.