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NCAA Softball: Arizona advances to regional finals in pitchers’ duel against Missouri

Arizona has to outslug opponents because it’s not going to win a pitchers’ duel against an NCAA Tournament-caliber team. That was the conventional wisdom about this year’s Wildcat team as they headed into the postseason.

In their win against Illinois, that did seem like the wise assessment of the Wildcats. When it came time to face regional hosts Missouri, Arizona and pitcher Hanah Bowen proved that wisdom was faulty as they defeated the Tigers 2-0.

Bowen threw her second straight complete game in two days. The fifth-year senior allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out six.