TUCSON (KVOA) -- Arizona Softball moved up a spot in the national rankings this week as the Wildcats jumped from 4th to 3rd in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll.
UA (5-0) swept their Hillenbrand Invitational and took advantage of a loss by previously No. 2 Washington to Nevada at the Dixie Classic.
Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza batted .667 on the weekend with two home runs to pick up the 1st Pac-12 Player of the Week honor. The senior reached base in 13-of-17 plate appearances.
Arizona's pitchers dominated the Invitational with a 0.50 ERA including a Hanah Bowen's first career no-hitter. It was the 94th no-hitter in Arizona history.
The Wildcats have won 16 consecutive games dating back to last season.
Arizona will host the Wildcat Invitational this weekend.
The Wildcats will welcome BYU (5-4), Colorado State (1-4), Oregon State (5-0) and Seattle University (4-6) to Hillenbrand Stadium for the four-day, 13-game event.
Here is UA's schedule of games:
- (Thursday) vs. BYU (3 p.m.)
- (Thursday) vs. Colorado State (6 p.m.)
- (Friday) vs. Seattle (3 p.m.)
- (Saturday) vs. Oregon State (12 p.m.)
- (Sunday) vs. Colorado State (12 p.m.)
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