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20070217 Mowatt No-Hits Tech, Wildcats Romp Temple
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Release: 02/17/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </B>No. 4 Arizona won its first two home games of the year, with two very different victories: a run-rule win over <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Temple</st1:place></st1:City> and a no-hit performance versus Texas Tech.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Wildcats</B></st1:PlaceName><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Rock</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Temple</st1:PlaceType></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, 9-1<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p> </o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">No. 4 Arizona returned to Hillenbrand Stadium for the first time since winning the 2006 national champion with a 9-1, five-inning victory over the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Temple</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Owls</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">The win improved <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s record to 5-2, while the loss dropped <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Temple</st1:place></st1:City> to 0-2.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> freshman pitcher Sarah Akamine (3-0) tossed her first complete game, lowering her ERA to 1.25 on the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In five innings of work, she surrendered five hits and no walks, as she struck out five Owls.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">UA third baseman Jenae Leles powered the Wildcats with a 2-for-3 performance that included her first home run of the year, two RBI and a pair of runs.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Six Wildcats, including the first five hitters in the UA lineup, had at least one RBI in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s winning cause.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">The Wildcats and Owls were locked in a scoreless tie until UA exploded for all nine of its runs in the top of the fourth inning.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Leles led the frame off with a solo home run and seven UA singles, a pair of base on balls and a hit by pitch measured out to be all nine runs of the game for the Wildcats.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Mowatt Mows Down Tech with No-Hitter<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p> </o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> pitcher Taryne Mowatt tossed her third career no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over Texas Tech.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Mowatt (3-2) has experienced considerable success against the Red Raiders.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over the last two years, she boasts a 3-0 record in 21 innings, having given up only one run on three hits over that timeframe.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, the Red Raiders have a collective .048 batting average </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> scored the game&rsquo;s first run in the third inning on a rally catalyzed by Caitlin Lowe.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The senior leadoff hitter slapped a one-out infield single and stole her 116<SUP>th</SUP> career base to give the Cats a runner in scoring position.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Two batters later, Jenae Leles notched her second game-winning hit of the night with an RBI single up the middle to score Lowe for the game&rsquo;s only run.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In the circle, Mowatt would scatter seven walks throughout the no-no.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She worked through a self-inflicted jam in the fourth, in which she walked the bases loaded to start the inning but used two strikeouts and a groundout to get herself out of the mess unscathed.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Other Worth Wildcat Invitational scores:<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State> Tech 8, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Virginia</st1:State></st1:place> 7</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on">Virginia</st1:State> 11, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Middle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> 10</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Middle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> 12, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Temple</st1:place></st1:City> 11</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">Game Notes: <o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN>The Hillenbrand Stadium crowd of 1,439 is a stadium record for an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> home opener.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN>Caitlin Lowe&rsquo;s team-high, 10-game hitting streak was snapped in UA&rsquo;s victory over <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Temple</st1:City></st1:place>. </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN>Tonight&rsquo;s pitching performance versus Texas Tech was <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s first shutout of the year.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p> </o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Up Next: </B><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> continues to host the Worth Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, as the Wildcats are scheduled to face the Virginia Cavaliers at 3 p.m. and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Middle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> at 5 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s 2006 national championship squad will be honored in between the two contests.</P>
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