Taryne Mowatt (10-1) defeated Lisa Ferguson (9-4) and in a pitcher’s dual in the first half of a Sunday doubleheader.
Mowatt, who gave up a solo home run in the top of the first inning to Brett Reagan, settled down after the round-tripper. After Reagan’s blast, Mowatt retired the next 11 batters and surrendered only three additional hits all game. The sophomore from
The Wildcats, who lit up
The Wildcats appeared to put together its first legitimate rally in the bottom of the sixth, as Caitlin Lowe led off with an infield single. Following a Champion lineout, Lowe stole her 14th base of the year. With Lowe on second, the Lady Bears opted to fill the open base with Kristie Fox. The move paid off, as
In the top of the seventh, Reagan tagged Mowatt for a line drive to right-center field, but Adrienne Acton played the carom off the wall and threw a bb to Kristie Fox to cut down Reagan.
UA mounted a threat in the bottom half of the seventh, but a groundball double play nixed the possible rally.
With two out in the bottom of the eighth, Champion smacked
With a single and a throwing error, Baylor had two of its first three batters reach base in the top of the ninth, but Mowatt worked out of another jam, and the Lady Bears did not score.
- Baylor’s Brett Reagan’s first-inning home run marked only the second time all year that a UA opponent scored in the first inning. The only other occurrence was a solo shot that
- This was UA’s first extra-inning game of the year.
- Caitlin Lowe extended her team-high hit streak to 10 games.