Arizona softball topples Mississippi State in extra innings


Arizona softball came from behind Friday to down Mississippi State 3-2 and take a 1-0 series lead in the Starkville Super Regional.

Izzy Pacho hit the game-winning homer, blasting a ball inside the left-field foul pole in the top of the eighth inning to put the Wildcats up 3-2 over Mississippi State.

โ€œI took a deep breath and saw my pitch. It felt good off the bat. There are no words to describe it. You hit it, and itโ€™s one of the best feelings in the world,โ€ Pacho said.

Arizona came from behind to take the 1-0 series lead, with MSU charging to a 2-1 lead in the sixth behind a solo home run by Matalisi Faapito.

The Wildcats, however, responded in the seventh, tying the matchup with a sacrifice fly by Sharliez Palacios off Aspen Wesley.

Arizona will advance to the Womenโ€™s College World Series if they win again Saturday. Should the Wildcats lose, a deciding game will be played Sunday.