Danielle O'Toole limited the nation's leading offense to two runs on four hits, engaging in a duel with back-to-back Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Cheridan Hawkins, but the fifth-ranked Ducks came out on top, 2-0 in game 1.
Arizona softball senior shortstop Mo Mercado hit .846 with a home run, 11 RBI and six runs scored. Mercado was the driving force behind the UA offense, which outscored its opponents 48-7 in a 4-1 weekend at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs.
Seniors Mo Mercado and Danielle O'Toole were honored by the Pac-12 this week for their terrific weekends at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. Mo Mercado was named Pac-12 Player of the Week while Danielle O'Toole was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.