The loss moved the Wildcats to the elimination side of the WCWS bracket, as UA is slated to face either
The loss brought Arizoina’s record to 45-13-1 in 2007, while
After going down in order in the second, the Wildcats got another leadoff runner aboard in the third. Having snapped a six-game hitting streak the night before, K’Lee Arredondo singled through the left side to get things going. Following an Adrienne Acton strikeout, Caitlin Lowe singled to put runners on the corners. Abbott struck out
UT designated player India Chiles led off the fourth with a single to center, breaking up Mowatt’s shot at a no-hitter. Lady Vol first baseman Tiffany Huff attempted to move
With the score still locked at 0-0 in the top of the sixth, Fox reached base for the third time in as many plate appearances. With one out, the senior shortstop singled to center field. Next, Leles and Fox executed a successful hit and run to put runners on the corners with just one out. Abbott then issued her second intentional pass of the night, walking Callista Balko to load the bases. She then induced Laine Roth into popping to second and struck out Sam Banister to give UA a grand total of seven runners left on base.
In the bottom of the sixth,
In the top of the seventh,
- The game began at 11:23 p.m. (CDT) after weather delayed the start of
- The crowd of 7,744 marked the second-largest single-session attendance figure in Women’s College World Series history.
- Taryne Mowatt’s fifth-inning strikeout Erinn Webb was the Wildcat ace’s 800th career punchout.
- The loss snapped a nine-game postseason winning streak for
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