TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - After winning its 25th regional title, eleventh-seeded Arizona (44-14) continues its quest for the program's ninth national title in Lafayette, La., where the Wildcats will take on sixth-seeded Louisiana Lafayette, which advanced out of the Lafayette Regional.
It is the ninth trip to super regionals for Arizona, which is making its 28th straight trip to the postseason, the longest streak in the country. The Wildcats will take on Louisiana Lafayette on Friday (8 p.m. CDT) and Saturday (potential doubleheader beginning at 2:00 CDT) in a best two-out-of-three series. A trip to the Women's College World Series, where Arizona has been 22 times before, but not since 2010, is on the line.
The Lafayette Super Regional will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.
The Lafayette Super Regional will be a matchup of two of the most powerful offenses in the country. Arizona is at or near the top of nearly every offensive ranking in the NCAA. Arizona leads the nation in home runs (106), scoring (7.69 runs per game) and slugging percentage (.645). Arizona is second in batting average (.355) while its 1.62 doubles per game rank sixth. Arizona's .645 slugging percentage is on pace to set a new NCAA record.
Catcher Chelsea Goodacre is tied for third in the NCAA with 22 home runs, one behind the leaders. Freshman outfielder Katiyana Mauga is tied for ninth nationally with 19 homers.
Date Time (CDT) (Rank) Opponent Location T.V.
Friday, May 23 8:00 p.m. (11) Louisiana-Lafayette Alfred and Helen Lamson Park ESPNU
Saturday, May 24 2:00 p.m. (11) Louisiana-Lafayette Alfred and Helen Lamson Park ESPNU
Saturday, May 24 (If necessary) (11) Louisiana-Lafayette Alfred and Helen Lamson Park ESPNU