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20070428 Softball Falls 3-2 at Stanford
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Release: 04/28/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">PALO ALTO</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> ? </B>Taryne Mowatt took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but No. 4 Arizona fell to No. 17 Stanford 3-2 on Saturday.</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">The loss drops <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> 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.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Mowatt (27-8) took the loss despite giving up two hits in six innings of work.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Stanford&rsquo;s Becky McCullough (9-7) picked up the win, as she gave up two runs on five hits in a complete-game effort.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> broke the game&rsquo;s scoreless tie in the top of the fifth with two runs on three hits.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Laine Roth and Jenae Leles took McCullough&rsquo;s first two pitches of the inning and turned them into a pair of singles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Next, Sam Banister laid down her team-leading 11<SUP>th</SUP> successful sacrifice bunt of the year, moving her sophomore classmates into scoring position.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Having doubled earlier in the game, K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo lined a ball to right-center field that was deep enough to score Roth for a sacrifice fly.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Adrienne Acton then flared a ball to shallow right that fell in, allowing Leles to score from second.<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">Mowatt took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, Stanford rallied to take the lead on two walks and two singles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Cardinal started the frame as Maddy Coon drew a walk.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Next, Erin Howe traded places with Coon for a fielder&rsquo;s choice.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>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.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">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&rsquo;s first run of the game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Aggabao then hit a sharp ground ball just fair of first base to plate Schroeder and Key on a two-RBI single.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Up Next: </B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will wrap up its weekend with a 1:30 p.m. contest at Stanford on Sunday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The game will be televised live on CSTV and can be watched online on a pay-per-view basis at cstv.com.</P>
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