Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Softball Falls 3-2 at Stanford
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 28, 2007
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PALO ALTO, Calif. ?- Taryne Mowatt took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but No. 4 Arizona fell to No. 17 Stanford 3-2 on Saturday.


The loss drops Arizona to 35-10 on the year and 11-3 in Pac-10 play, while Stanford improves to 31-14 overall and 6-8 in conference.


Mowatt (27-8) took the loss despite giving up two hits in six innings of work.  Stanford’s Becky McCullough (9-7) picked up the win, as she gave up two runs on five hits in a complete-game effort.


Arizona broke the game’s scoreless tie in the top of the fifth with two runs on three hits.  Laine Roth and Jenae Leles took McCullough’s first two pitches of the inning and turned them into a pair of singles.  Next, Sam Banister laid down her team-leading 11th successful sacrifice bunt of the year, moving her sophomore classmates into scoring position.


Having doubled earlier in the game, K’Lee Arredondo lined a ball to right-center field that was deep enough to score Roth for a sacrifice fly.  Adrienne Acton then flared a ball to shallow right that fell in, allowing Leles to score from second. 


Mowatt took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, Stanford rallied to take the lead on two walks and two singles.  The Cardinal started the frame as Maddy Coon drew a walk.  Next, Erin Howe traded places with Coon for a fielder’s choice.  After Rosey Neill walked and was pinch run for by Michelle Schroeder, Lindsay Key broke up the potential no-no with a single to center to load the bases.


With Tricia Aggabao at the plate, Mowatt skipped the 1-2 delivery wide of the plate for a wild pitch, allowing Howe to score Stanford’s first run of the game.  Aggabao then hit a sharp ground ball just fair of first base to plate Schroeder and Key on a two-RBI single.


Up Next: Arizona will wrap up its weekend with a 1:30 p.m. contest at Stanford on Sunday.  The game will be televised live on CSTV and can be watched online on a pay-per-view basis at