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20070519 Mowatt No-Hits Howard in UA?s Regional Opener
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Release: 05/19/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1: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><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> pitcher Taryne Mowatt (32-10) tossed the third no-hitter in Arizona NCAA postseason history, as the Wildcats routed Howard, 9-0, in five innings.</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 junior pitcher struck out 12 of the 16 batters she faced, allowing one Bison hitter to reach via walk and three others to make contact for a groundout or flyout.<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">The no-no was the fifth of Mowatt&rsquo;s career and third of this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The quintet of hitless outings places Mowatt in a tie with current pitching coach Nancy Evans for sixth on UA&rsquo;s all-time list for no-hitters in a career.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The victory, which improved <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> to 40-12-1 on the year, also came in large part to the Wildcat offense ? namely Kristie Fox and Jenae Leles.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Fox, who earlier this week was named to the all-Pac-10 first team along with Mowatt and Caitlin Lowe, put the Wildcats on the board in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer to right field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The blast was the <st1:City w:st="on">San Diego</st1:City>, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, native&rsquo;s 14<SUP>th</SUP> of the year and 47<SUP>th</SUP> of her career.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Leles, went 2-for-3 on the night with four RBI as she clubbed a pair of home runs ? a solo shot in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fourth.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That marked the second multi-home run game of the third baseman&rsquo;s career and gave her a new career high in home runs with nine in 2007.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Overall, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> tallied 10 hits over four innings at the plate.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe contributed one hit, two runs scored, a pair of RBI and her 47<SUP>th</SUP> stolen base of the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, nine-hole hitter Adrienne Acton reached with a pair of singles and scored a run.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">With the win, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> moves on to face <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Mississippi</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The game can be heard live on the radio at 1290 AM.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>All games throughout the Tucson Regional can be seen live via webcast at arizonaathletics.com free of charge.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Howard moves on to the elimination game against Pacific at 4 p.m.</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>Taryne Mowatt threw the third postseason no-hitter for an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> pitcher in program history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Becky Lemke hurled a six-inning no-hitter against <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> on May 18, 2000.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jennie Finch no-hit <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Nebraska</st1:place></st1:State> on May 21, 2000 in a five-inning Wildcat win.</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>Jenae Leles hit multiple home runs for the second time in her career and first time this year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>March 3, 2006 against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Long Beach</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> was the other occurrence.</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">Arizona</st1:State> will face <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Mississippi</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at Hillenbrand Stadium.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Tune into 1290 AM The Source to hear Brian Jeffries and Erika Hanson call all the action.<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"><o:p> </o:p></P>
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