Junior pitcher Taryne Mowatt (2-1) tossed a gem, as she struck out 11 UW hitters and allowed three hits and one walk in a complete-game effort.
The Wildcats got on the board with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second. Chelsie Mesa led off with a line-drive single to short and advanced to second on a Laine Roth sacrifice bunt. Then, Callista Balko broke the scoreless tie with her first home run of year, a two-run shot to right-center field.
Caitlin Lowe led off the third with a single just past the pitching circle, and with a stolen base and a wild pitch quickly found herself standing on third base. K’Lee Arredondo drew a walk and stole second to put a pair of runners in scoring position for the Wildcats, but a groundout, strikeout and flyout ended the really without any runs scored.
The Wildcats scored two much-needed insurance runs in the sixth, as Sarah Akamine pounded a two-out, RBI pinch hit into left field for a single. Lowe followed with a run-scoring double to left-center field, plating Cyndi Duran who had reentered the game in place of Akamine.
The Badgers put up a fight in their half of the sixth inning, as they drew a pair of hit-by-pitches and a fielder’s choice to load the bases, but Mowatt squelched any thought of a comeback win with an inning-ending strikeout.
Walk-Off Bites Cats Again
For the second straight day,
Sarah Akamine tossed five innings, surrendering one run on nine hits and left the game in a 1-1 tie.
Taryne Mowatt, who has come in to relieve Akamine in all three of her starts, tossed a scoreless sixth inning before allowing the game-winner to Megan Gibson in the seventh.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the third inning with a bit of small ball. Adrienne Acton led off with a single up the middle and one out later stole second. The Marana,
After the Aggies tied the game in the fifth inning, UA’s dynamic duo of seniors Caitlin Lowe and Kristie Fox manufactured the go-ahead run. Lowe led off the frame with a single and moved to second on her eighth stolen base on the season. Arredondo moved the upperclassman over to third with a productive groundout, setting the stage for Fox. UA’s shortstop then drove in Lowe with a sacrifice fly to center field, putting UA up 2-1.
- Caitlin Lowe extended her hit streak to 10 games, dating back to the 2006 Women’s College World Series
- Caitlin Lowe’s third-inning steal of second against
- Caitlin Lowe finished the weekend with four multi-hit games, leading the Wildcats.
- Chelsie Mesa was the only other
- All nine runs Taryne Mowatt surrendered over the weekend came via home run.