Texas pitcher Paige von Sprecken (77) winds up against Incarnate Word in Austin on Feb. 9, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas softball gets first win over top 10 team since 2015

Posted March 3rd, 2018

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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.

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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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