TUCSON, Ariz.- Alison Honomans two-run home run gave Western Michigan (1-2) its first runs of the year. Marie McCarthy added a run-scoring single to give the Broncos a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on their way to a 4-0 win over Indiana State (3-2) in the opening game of Arizonas Hillenbrand Invitational. Two of the runs were unearned after two Indiana State fielding errors.
The Broncos added a run in the fifth when Honoman reached base on a double and scored on Allison Gats double to left field.
WMU had been shut out in a two-game series to open the year against host Arizona and had more hits in the first inning three than against the No. 2 Wildcats in both games.
Game 2 - Oklahoma vs. Indiana State
TUCSON, Ariz.No. 5 Oklahoma scored five runs in the fourth inning to help lead the Sooners to a 10- 1 victory over Indiana State at Arizonas Hillenbrand Invitational. Ashli Barrett started the inning with a home run followed by a two-run single by Christy Ring, and then a two-run homer by Lisa Carey.
The Sooners also scored two in the second, one in the third and added two more in the fifth in a five- inning game.
Game 3 - Baylor vs. Oklahoma
TUCSON, Ariz.-- Jennifer Stump hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh to give Oklahoma the win over Baylor, 2-1. The Sooners held the lead until Baylors Nan Wilkins tied the game on a home run in the top of the seventh.
Oklahoma improved to 15-2 on the season while Baylor fell to 19-6.
Game 4 - Arizona vs. Baylor
TUCSON, Ariz.-- No. 2 Arizona (23-0) breezed past No. 23 Baylor (19-6), 8-0, in a five-inning game at the Hillenbrand Invitational. Lauren Bauer had two hits and two runs, including an inside-the-park home run. Allison Andrade also hit two homers to bring the Cats total to 56 on the season.
Pitching, Finch (8-0) threw a one-hitter and struck out eight. The win over the Lady Bears gives Finch eight shutouts on the year. Arizona is 5-0 this season against ranked teams.
Game 5 - Creighton vs. Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz.Kim Balkans second home run of the season was a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to give Arizona a 9-0 mercy-rule victory over Creighton and another shutout.
Arizonas Becky Lemke threw a one-hitter to lead the Cats in the circle. Arizona pitchers have combined to throw 19 shutouts this season. Lemke has five.
The Wildcats improved to 24-0 overall. Creighton dropped to 2-4 overall. The Blue Jays were to play Western Michigan in the final game Friday night.
Game 6 - Western Michigan vs. Creighton
TUCSON, Ariz.Creighton (3-4) pitcher Shelli Mellegard scattered five hits and shut out the Broncos of Western Michigan to help lead the Blue Jays to a 7-0 victory in the final Friday game of Arizonas Hillenbrand Invitational.
Creighton scored twice in the first to take a 2-0 lead. Jenny Hunt stole home in a successful double steal with Marie Gieron from first, then Sami Herbsters double scored Giergon.
The Blue Jays manufactured a run with one hit and three infield ground balls in the third, scoring on an RBI by Cara Van Winkle to make it 3-0. Fenchy Nix hit a two-run double to make it 5-0 in the fourth. Stacey Rybars two-run homer in the fifth made it 7-0.