Mauga is Pac-12's new power queen - Tucson News Now

Mauga is Pac-12's new power queen

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Katiyana Mauga is the new all-time Pac-12 home run champion.

The Arizona Wildcats senior slugger hit her 91st home Saturday at Hillenbrand Stadium during the third inning of the team’s 5-0 NCAA Regional win over South Carolina.

Mauga passes UCLA’s Stacey Nuveman who set the mark of 90 at the conclusion of her collegiate career in 2002.

She is now just four home runs away from tying the all-time NCAA mark of 95 set by Oklahoma’s Lauren Chamberlain in 2015.

The Wildcats (50-7) advance to the regional final where they will again meet the Gamecocks (34-24) on Sunday at 4 p.m. Tucson time

South Carolina won their way back to the regional final by beating St. Francis (PA) 3-1. Earlier in the afternoon St. Francis scored eight runs in the last two innings to rally and knock out New Mexico State in the day's first Elimination game.

UA senior pitcher Danielle O'Toole came within two outs of pitching her second no-hitter of the season. She lost it in the 7th on a one-out double by USC's Victoria Jackson.

O'Toole settled for the one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.

Arizona has won 50 games in a season 17 times in their history. It's the Wildcats first 50-win campaign since 2010.

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