Allie Skaggs’ grand slam helps Arizona win series in Salt Lake City | Arizona Wildcats softball

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Allie Skaggs homered twice — including a fourth-inning grand slam — and the No. 24-ranked UA softball team held off Utah 6-5 on Sunday in Salt Lake City.

Skaggs’ slam gave UA a 5-1 lead, and his solo shot in the seventh put the Wildcats (27-16, 6-12 Pac-12) up 6-3 and proved huge after that Utah scored twice in the bottom of the inning.

Utah (22-22, 5-10) had four hits in the seventh to cut the lead to one, but Devyn Netz forced Jordyn Gasper out to end the game and give UA the series after losing the first game.

Netz (13-5) started the game, and after being revived by Madi Elish, came back with two outs in the seventh. She allowed a single before retiring Utah’s last batter.

Izzy Pacho had three hits for UA, while Skaggs and Hannah Martinez each had two. Skaggs is now tied with fellow sophomore Carlie Scupin for the team lead with 16 homers.

The Wildcats are 6-4 in conference season-to-date 0-8.

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Arizona will play in a pair of non-conference doubleheaders this week. UA will face New Mexico State (10-29) in Las Cruces starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, then host Fresno State (16-30) starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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