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20070424 Mowatt Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week(1)
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/24/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">WALNUT CREEK</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State> -</B> <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> junior Taryne Mowatt has been named the Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week for her performance this past weekend, the conference office announced today.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Mowatt gave up three runs over three complete-game victories in the circle against <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In doing so, she improved her record to 26-7 on the season and lowered her ERA to 1.62.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Even more impressive is Mowatt&rsquo;s 9-1 mark against Pac-10 opponents with a 1.20 ERA.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The junior from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Corona</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, opened the home series with a rocky first inning against the Beavers, in which she allowed one run on two hits.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, over the next six innings she held OSU hitless and led <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> to a 3-1 victory.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The next night, Mowatt duplicated her one-run, two-hit outing from Friday with a 4-1 win over <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt took the pressure off the Wildcat defense that did not commit an error all weekend by striking out 15 Ducks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That result lifted Mowatt to the sixth-best single season strikeout mark in school history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Only Alicia Hollowell&rsquo;s four years at UA and Jennie Finch&rsquo;s Honda Award-winning senior season stand ahead of Mowatt&rsquo;s punchout total.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Sunday&rsquo;s contest was more of the same, as Mowatt limited <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Oregon</st1:State></st1:place> to one run on four hits as UA cruised to a 9-1, six-inning victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">On the weekend, Mowatt tallied 32 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched, has now struck out 331 opposing hitters and ranks seventh on the NCAA&rsquo;s all-time list for strikeouts per seven innings pitched.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">This is Mowatt&rsquo;s third Pac-10 weekly honor of the year and the sixth citation of her career.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Wildcats (34-9, 10-2 Pac-10) have a two-game lead in the conference standings going into this weekend&rsquo;s series in the Bay Area against Cal and Stanford.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P>
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