Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cats Squeak Past NAIA Softball Champions
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 22, 2000
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    TUCSON--No. 4-ranked Arizona (14-1) edged Simon Fraser University of Burnaby, B.C. the defending NAIA Champions, 2-1 in softball Wednesday.

    The Cats managed seven hits off SFU pitcher Kathy Iggulden after pounding five NCAA Division I teams in one of their own tournaments last weekend by a combined score of 55-1.

    The winning run scored in the UA fifth. Shortstop Allison Andrade led off with a double down the left field line, moved to third on a bunt single by Erika Hanson and scored on Nicole Giordano's slap grounder to second.

    SFU, which collected only three hits off winner Jennie Finch (6-0), scored an unearned run in the top of the sixth on an RBI single by Juli Bodenbender.

    Arizona travels to Tuscaloosa for the 'Bama Bash Tournament this weekend.

    SFU     0 0 0   0 0 1   0  - 1 3 0
    Ariz    0 1 1   0 1 0   x  - 2 7 2
    
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