The Texas softball team got off to a quick start and held off ninth-ranked Arizona for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field.
The Longhorns (8-9) picked up their first win over a top 10 team for the first time since defeating then-No. 8 Georgia on Feb. 19, 2015. It was also Texas’ first win over Arizona since 2006 when the Wildcats were the top-ranked team in the country.
MK Tedder and Kaitlyn Washington pounded out a pair of RBI-singles to give Texas a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Paige von Sprecken drove in a run with a double in the third inning. That proved to be all the offense Texas needed.
Junior Brooke Bolinger got the win in the circle, allowing Arizona’s only run with three strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings. Junior Erica Wright picked up the save.
Texas will wrap up its series with Arizona (14-2) Sunday. First-pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.
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