Hollowell and UT’s Monica Abbott, who have seven All-American citations between them engaged in a pitcher’s duel that saw a total of five hits and one run. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the only run of the game came in the form of a UT solo home run.
The Wildcats mustered an error-driven rally in the top of the seventh, and the game ended with a controversial call that could have tied the game. With one out in the seventh, Taryne Mowatt hit a sky-high pop up to UT shortstop Lindsay Schutzler, who dropped the ball.
Lowe chopped Abbott’s 1-0 offering to Schutzler, who came up with the ball and fired to first. What happened next, may be disputed for some time if
In addition to the seventh inning, UA had scoring opportunities in the third and sixth innings. In UA’s half of the third, Adrienne Acton reached on an error for the first time in the game, and advanced to second on a Lowe sacrifice bunt.
In the sixth, Lowe led off with an infield single, and moved into scoring position with a Champion sac bunt. Fox was then drilled in the backside with an Abbott fastball to put runners at first and second. With two on and just one out, Callista Balko drove a pitch to centerfield, but it was not deep enough, giving UA two outs in the sixth. Next, Jenae Leles ended the rally with a fielder’s choice groundout to short.
- Adrienne Acton’s steal of third was a first for her this year, and UA’s fourth of the year
- Autumn Champion was held hitless in back-to-back games for the first time since March