USC Upstate Heads to Arizona for Wildcat Invitational

USC Upstate Heads to Arizona for Wildcat Invitational

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Spartanburg, S.C. – The No. 24/25 USC Upstate softball team hits the road for the third time this season as the Spartans travel to Tucson, Ariz. for the Wildcat Invitational, March 9-11, hosted by ninth-ranked Arizona at Hillenbrand Stadium.

USC Upstate begins play on Friday against Wisconsin (12 p.m. EST) and South Dakota (7 p.m. EST) before facing Arizona (11 a.m. EST) and San Diego (3 p.m. EST) on Saturday. The Spartans conclude play at the Wildcat Invitational on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. EST against Arizona.

USC Upstate heads to the Wildcat Invitational winners of its first 18 games of the season and entered the national polls for the first time this week. The Spartans are ranked 24th in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll and 25th in the Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll.

Christina Biggerstaff was named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week on Monday after going 4-0 last week with a 0.56 ERA highlighted by throwing the program's fourth perfect game against Presbyterian College. The junior recorded three complete games and added two shutouts while striking out 31 in 25.0 innings of work. She also limited opponents to a .161 batting average.

USC Upstate went undefeated last weekend hosting the Wings Etc. Classic with wins over Mount St. Mary's, Delaware State and Indiana twice. Kristen Wright led the Spartans offensively with a .500 (7-for-14) average while Logan Morris had seven RBI. The USC Upstate pitching staff allowed just two earned runs all weekend as Biggerstaff, Kelsey Sweatt and Erin Hill each picked up a win in the circle.

Arizona enters the weekend with a 15-2 overall record while Wisconsin is 11-8 and San Diego 11-11. South Dakota currently sits at 6-16 on the season.

Fans can follow the action on via live stats. All games this weekend are being streamed on Updates will also be posted on the USC Upstate softball Twitter page (@UpstateSoftball).

The Spartans open ASUN play March 17-18 hosting Kennesaw State at Cyrill Stadium.

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