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Wildcat Roundup: Softball walk-off, football Pro Day attracts top NFL scouts

Alex McIntyre / For the Arizona Daily Star
Arizona outfielder Merrilee Miller (20) catches a fly ball against Utah at Hillenbrand Stadium, located at 1700 E. Second Street in Tucson, Ariz. Photo taken Friday, March 25, 2016. Photo by Alex McIntyre / For the Arizona Daily Star

Softball walk-off tops Utah 5-4, series win

Katiyana Mauga hit her 12th home run to propel the Wildcats over the Utes in the seventh inning of Arizona’s game against Utah in game three of the series.

Danielle O’Toole started the game for the UA, pitching three innings, giving up six hits and four earned runs. Nancy Bowling took over on the mound, pitching four innings and giving up zero runs.

Mauga finished the night 2-for-3 with two RBI’s. Alexis Dotson also finished the game 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Up next, the Wildcats will travel to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies in a series from April 2-4.

Swimming and diving finish NCCA’s with two top-eight finishes

The Wildcats closed out the NCAA Championships with a No. 16 overall finish.

Senior diver Rafael Quintero placed second in the platform competition, scoring 482.30.

Sophomore Chris Wieser finished seventh in the 1650 free, with a time of 14:44.91.

The Texas Longhorns took first place overall, followed closely by the California Golden Bears and the Florida Gators.

Wildcats dominate at ASU Invitational

Sage Watson placed herself into UA track and field history Saturday as she placed first overall in the 400-meter race, completing the race in 52.50 seconds.

The mark is the fifth-best in outdoor history for the UA program.

Tatum Waggoner was close behind her teammate in the race, finishing second with a time of 53.42.

Miles Parish finished first overall in the 400 on the men’s side with a time of 46.61 seconds.

Arizona throwers Viktor Gardenkrans and Aaron Castle finished third and fourth, with marks of 54.86 meters and 54.52 meters, respectively.

Football Pro Day draws top NFL scouts

Scooby Wright III drew the most attention from Arizona football’s Pro Day. Wright ran the 40-yard dash in the mid 4.80s, according to WalterFootball, which said teams are concerned about his “stocky upper frame but thin lower body.”

Wright told reporters of his strenuous combine experience.

“Indy was a whole different thing,” Wright said to Arizona Desert Swarm. “I remember one night, I had to do two MRIs and, like, six X-rays. I didn’t leave the hospital until, like, 1:30 a.m. and then I had to wake up at 3:45 a.m. to take a P.E.D. test. Then, after that day, we had all kinds of psychological tests.”

Reggie Gilbert drew attention as well, measuring in at 261 pounds and 24 repetitions on the bench press, according to WalterFootball.

Will Parks also had himself a day, finishing with a 4.52 in the 40-yard, a 32-inch vertical and 22 repetitions on the bench press, according to Michael Lev.

“After hearing a lot of responses from scouts, I’m pretty ecstatic. … I’m pretty sure I was fast,” Parks said.

All 32 NFL teams were in attendance, along with three CFL teams and the Arizona Rattlers. 

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