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20070411 No. 4 Softball to Host No. 12 Stanford, Cal
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Release: 04/11/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">The fourth-ranked Arizona softball team (28-8, 4-1 Pac-10) continues Pac-10 play and a three-week homestand, as it will host No. 12 Stanford (26-9, 3-3) on Friday and Cal (25-20, 2-4) on Saturday and Sunday at Hillenbrand Stadium.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"> SOFTBALL THIS WEEKEND</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">Friday, April 13, vs. Stanford ? 7 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">Saturday, April 14 vs. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> ? 7 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">Sunday, April 15 vs. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> ? 1 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> remained at the top of the Pac-10 standings with a two-game sweep of visiting <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> this past weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats improved to 26-0 all-time at Hillenbrand Stadium against the Sun Devils with a pair of 1-0 victories over their in-state rivals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On Friday, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> tossed a no-hitter and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> plated pinch runner <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=227635"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=227635">Jill Malina</A></A> with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to give UA its first 1-0 victory of the weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The game drew 2,729 fans for the 13<SUP>th</SUP>-largest crowd in Hillenbrand Stadium history and largest since Team <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region> visited the Old Pueblo in 2004.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Saturday&rsquo;s game was more of the same.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt limited ASU to two hits in another 1-0 win; this time the game-winning run was driven in by a <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648723">K'Lee Arredondo</A> fielder&rsquo;s choice in the second inning.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Once again, over 2,500 fans came to see the contest and many more saw UA&rsquo;s win as ESPN2 broadcast the game to a national audience.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Mowatt totaled 21 strikeouts to just two hits and one walk in 14 shutout innings on the weekend.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> HEAD COACH MIKE CANDREA ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">is in his 22<SUP>nd</SUP> season at the helm of the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball program.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He boasts a 1,109-222 (.833) record in 21 seasons in the dugout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea is one of five Division I softball head coaches to have won 1,110 games and was the fastest to do so.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He has earned 17 coach of the year honors, including nine Pac-10 Coach of the Year citations, and is a member of the NFCA Hall of Fame.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">In 2004, Candrea took a year off to coach the <st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region> Olympic softball team to a 9-0 record and a gold medal in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Athens</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea was also awarded the Olympic Shield award, the U.S. Olympic Committee&rsquo;s most prestigious award, marking the first time in history the award was given to an Olympic coach.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>During his tenure, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has won nine Pac-10 titles and seven national championships.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1,100 WINS FOR CANDREA: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On March 16 in <st1:City w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:City>&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> head coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531">Mike Candrea</A></A> won his 1,110<SUP>th</SUP> career game in an 11-0 rout of Pacific.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Incidentally, Candrea&rsquo;s son Mikel was on hand as Pacific&rsquo;s hitting coach.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">With the win, Candrea joined Margie Wright (<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Fresno</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>), JoAnne Graf (<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Florida</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>) and Gayle Blevins (<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Iowa</st1:place></st1:State>) as one of only four coaches to accumulate 1,100 Division I softball coaching victories.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since then, LSU&rsquo;s Yvette Giourard joined the illustrious group with her 1,100<SUP>th</SUP> win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, as this is his 21<SUP>st</SUP> season in the dugout, Candrea is now the fastest of the four to reach the 1,100-win plateau.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The feat took Wright 24, Graf 22, Blevins 28 and Giourard 27 years, respectively, to get to 1,100 wins.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NOTING THE CARDINAL: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Stanford enters the week 26-9 with a 3-3 clip in Pac-10 play, having dropped two out of three to rival <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> last weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Stanford is slated to host St. Mary&rsquo;s on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Cardinal offense features five players hitting .320 or better on the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That quintet does not included sluggers Rosey Neill (.291, 5 HR, 28 RBI) or Michelle Smith (.282, 6 HR, 31 RBI) who are responsible for nearly half of SU&rsquo;s home run out put on the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the circle, Missy Penna (19-3, 1.63 ERA) strikes out 9.5 batters per seven innings pitched.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NOTING THE GOLDEN BEARS: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Cal</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> bounced back from an 0-3 Pac-10 start by winning two of its next three games to bring itself to a 2-4 Pac-10 mark and a 25-20 overall record.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Golden Bears, if nothing else, are well-traveled.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State>, which has played a total of six home games, having made trips to <st1:City w:st="on">San Diego</st1:City>, <st1:City w:st="on">Las Vegas</st1:City> (twice), <st1:City w:st="on">Palm Springs</st1:City>, <st1:City w:st="on">Sunnyvale</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State>, <st1:City w:st="on">Honolulu</st1:City>, and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Louisville</st1:City></st1:place> for non-conference tournaments.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> TOPS NFCA RPI, STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The Wildcats have the top RPI and strength of schedule, according to the NFCA&rsquo;s simulated ratings percentage index, which can be found at <A href="http://www.fullysports.com/softball/2007/rpi">http://www.fullysports.com/softball/2007/rpi</A>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> had received top-billing on the ranking&rsquo;s initial list last week and saw its RPI increase after two victories against a top-10 opponent.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>According to these rankings, the Wildcats&rsquo; outlook only gets &ldquo;easier&rdquo; from here on out.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA has already faced the top three Pac-10 squads in the RPI and nine teams in the top 20.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, upcoming opponents <st1:State w:st="on">Oregon</st1:State> (20), Stanford (27), and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (36) check in at respectable marks as well.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">MOWATT NAMED <st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region> SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> pitcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> was named Co-USA Softball Player of the Week for her efforts the week of April 2-8 against then-No. 9 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> State.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt tossed a pair of 1-0 shutouts, including a no-hitter on Friday and a two-hitter on Saturday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She combined to strikeout 21 Sun Devil hitters, while walking only one batter over 14 innings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She limited an ASU team that entered the weekend averaging over six runs per game and a .300 team batting average to no runs and a .045 clip in the two contests.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Mowatt was also named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for her work against ASU and earlier in the season (March 13-19) for leading UA to a runner-up finish at Fullerton&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic, in which she posted victories over NC State, Pacific, Michigan and Louisiana-Lafayette.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">MO-HITTERS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On April 6 against ASU, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> tossed her fourth career no-hitter and second of 2007.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That places her seventh in UA history for no-no&rsquo;s, with all six Wildcat greats ahead of her garnering at least one All-America citation during their careers.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">STRIKE THREE! </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">This past weekend, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> reached the 400 career-inning plateau that qualifies her for a place on NCAA ratio-based career record lists, such as ERA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Entering the week, Mowatt&rsquo;s 10.6 strikeouts per seven innings rank her seventh on the all-time list, right behind <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> and fourth among active players.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">A NEW WORKHORSE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">When four-time All-American pitcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A>&rsquo;s eligibility expired with the 2006 Women&rsquo;s College World Series championship last season, the Wildcats knew that they had to replace someone who had pitched in over 75 percent of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s games since 2003.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt has pitched every inning of Pac-10 play, seen action in at least part of 32 of UA&rsquo;s 36 games this year and has recorded over 75 percent of the total outs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">USA</SPAN></B></st1:country-region><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> SOFTBALL NATIONAL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR &ldquo;WATCH LIST&rdquo;: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> senior shortstop <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> and senior center fielder <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> were named to the list of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year award.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior catcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413">Callista Balko</A></A> and junior pitcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> had been named to the preseason 50-name list.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe was one of three finalists for the award in 2005, while <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> was a top-three finalist last year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">LOWE NAMED CANDIDATE FOR LOWE&rsquo;S SENIOR CLASS AWARD:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> was named one of 20 candidates for the 2007 Lowe&rsquo;s Senior CLASS Award. Candidates were selected based on personal qualities that define the complete student athlete.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>While on-the-field performance during their collegiate softball careers is a factor in determining candidates and the eventual winner, their personal character and off-the-field achievements in the classroom and community are major areas of focus.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Finalists for the award will be announced on April 26.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">THE LOWE-DOWN ON THE RECORD BOOK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">As a three-time, first-team NFCA All-American <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> has already cemented her name into the annals of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In addition to the inevitable single-season marks she will set or challenge throughout 2007, Lowe is already climbing up the school record book and has a legitimate shot to finish in the top 10 in four categories in NCAA history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Lowe in top 10 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <TABLE class=MsoTableGrid cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Category<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Ariz.</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> Rank<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NCAA Rank<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Batting Avg.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.458<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">5<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Hits<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">315<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">t-22<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 3"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Runs<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">222<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">8<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">17<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 4"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Stolen Bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">139<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">16<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 5; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Triples<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">10<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">4<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">300-200-100 CLUB: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> is one of 11 players in NCAA Div. I softball history to have accumulated 300 hits, 200 runs and 100 stolen bases over her career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has three former Wildcats plus Lowe on the list and is the only program represented by more than one athlete.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Nicole Barber, Georgia 379 hits, 266 runs, 257 stolen bases<BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Lauren Bauer, Arizona 349 hits, 238 runs, 133 stolen bases</B><BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Amy Chellevold, Arizona 371 hits, 252 runs, 113 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">*Norrelle Dickson, Oklahoma </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">309 hits, 219 runs, 100 stolen bases</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><BR>Kelly Krestchman, Alabama 368 hits, 288 runs, 133 stolen bases<BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">*<A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, Arizona 315 hits, 222 runs, 139 stolen bases</B><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Alison McCutcheon, Arizona 405 hits, 289 runs, 148 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">*<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Lindsay Schutzler</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:State></st1:place> 327 hits, 217 runs, 105 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Tiff Tootle, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">South Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> 351 hits, 207 runs, 114 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Natasha Watley, UCLA 395 hits, 252 runs, 158 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Shamalene Wilson</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">, <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> <st1:place w:st="on">St.</st1:place> 310 hits, 223 runs, 161 stolen bases<BR> <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">*</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">current players<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On March 6 <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> (Feb. 26-March 4) became the first <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> player to be named the Conference&rsquo;s player of the week this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The honor was well-deserved, as Lowe helped <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> sweep <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Missouri</st1:place></st1:State> by batting .700 (7-for-10), scoring eight runs with four RBI and nine stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She scored multiple runs and had multiple hits in all three games and had a pair of four-stolen base contests.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SENIORS LEADING THE WAY: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">In 22 of the last 23 games, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has started seniors in the first, second and third spots in the batting order.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> are the first trio of seniors to be penciled in to the top of the order since Lauren Bauer, Nicole Giordano and Toni Mascarenas started up the majority of games during UA&rsquo;s 2001 title run.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Below are the seniors&rsquo; combined numbers in relation to the other six spots in the batting order throughout the year:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoTableGrid cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Avg.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Runs<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">RBI<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SB<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Seniors<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.380<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">98<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">81<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">46<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Non-seniors<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.250<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">100<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">100<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">22<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FOX RACKS UP THE RIBBIES: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> enters the weekend ranked seventh on UA&rsquo;s career RBI list with 208.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Fox leads <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> with 41 RBI, 15 more than <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A>&rsquo;s 26 ribbies that are good for second on the team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A two-time, first-team NFCA All-American, Fox also leads the Wildcats in home runs (10), slugging percentage (.670) and total bases (75).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ACTION <st1:City w:st="on">ACTON</st1:City>: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> right fielder <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77421"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77421">Adrienne Acton</A></A> entered the year as a .274 hitter with one career extra-base hit.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, after last weekend she finds herself at the top of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s conference hitting charts with a .357 clip against Pac-10 foes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The nine-hole slapper is batting .321 on the year ? which is good for fourth on the team ? and has four extra-base hits including two of UA&rsquo;s four triples.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On April 1 at UCLA, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City> had her second career three-hit game in a 3-for-4, two-RBI effort against UCLA.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Since splitting time with <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648719"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648719">Cyndi Duran</A></A> at the beginning of the year, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City> has started UA&rsquo;s last 22 games and is hitting .345 since Duran went down with an injury to her left hand on Feb. 28.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>One game after Duran was sidelined, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City> took off with a career-long, 11-game hitting streak.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">HITTING STREAKS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">In<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> </B><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s March 17 victory over <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Michigan</st1:place></st1:State>, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A>&rsquo;s Pac-10 leading 22-game hitting streak came to an end.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The senior infielder batted .444 (32-for-72) with 10 extra-base hits, 15 RBI and eight stolen bases over the duration of the streak that lasted from Feb. 10 through March 16.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The streak was the longest for an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> player since <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47509"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47509">Autumn Champion</A></A> had a base knock in 25 straight games in 2003.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77421"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77421">Adrienne Acton</A></A>&rsquo;s career-long 11-game streak was snapped the very next game against Louisiana-Lafayette.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The following is a list of the longest hitting streaks in the Pac-10 over the last two years.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoTableGrid cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow
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