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20070228 No. 2 Arizona to Host Mizzou for Three Games
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Release: 02/28/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">MID-WEEK CONTESTS: </SPAN></B><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> will play a pair of exhibition games on Wednesday, Feb. 28 against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> at 5 p.m. and Pima at 7 p.m. at Hillenbrand Stadium, as part of the Arizona Battle of Champions.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>All three teams won their respective national championships in 2006.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:City></st1:place> and Pima will open the ABC at 3 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Admission is free to all games.<?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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"> SOFTBALL THIS WEEKEND</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">March 2 vs. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Missouri</st1:place></st1:State> - 7 p.m. MST<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">March 3 vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Missouri</st1:State></st1:place> ? 7 p.m. MST<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">March 4 vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Missouri</st1:State></st1:place> ? 11 a.m. MST<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: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NOTING THE TIGERS: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Missouri</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> comes to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City></st1:place> boasting a 14-6 record on the year and is in the midst of an eight-game win streak.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Tigers are 0-3 against ranked opponents this year, as they have fallen to LSU once and Stanford twice.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Senior catcher Kathy Masterson leads the Tigers with a .390 batting average and a .610 slugging percentage.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior first baseman Amanda Renth comes into the weekend hitting .323 with three home runs and a team-leading 19 RBI.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the circle, four different pitchers have three or more decisions, led by Megan Dennis (4-1, 2.42 ERA) and Jen Bruck (5-0, 4.20 ERA).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> and MU played once in 2006, with the UA taking the Worth Wildcat contest, 4-0.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A close game, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> did not break the scoreless tie until the fifth inning, when <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> drove <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> around to score on a double.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A pair of Mizzou fielding errors set the table for three unearned runs in an inning that was highlighted by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678">Jenae Leles</A></A>&rsquo; first career triple.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the circle, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> struck out 14 of the 27 Tigers she faced and limited MU to five hits in seven innings of shutout work.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The Wildcats made a statement this past weekend with a series victory over then-No. 2 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State> A&amp;M.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Aggies came to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City> undefeated, as they boasted their best start in the program&rsquo;s illustrious history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Behind both timely hitting and effective pitching, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> took two of three games from the second-ranked team in the country.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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> came within three batters of tossing a no-hitter against a team that was averaging over seven runs per game in a 5-0 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She was helped by the entire Wildcat offense, led by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A>&rsquo;s two hits and two RBI.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On Saturday, an A&amp;M grand slam broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning and would be all the runs the Aggies would need in a 4-3 win over <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Despite being down four runs, the Wildcats fought back scoring three times in the next two innings but fell just short of pulling off the comeback.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On Sunday, UA racked up 11 hits and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413">Callista Balko</A></A> hit two home runs to propel <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> to a 6-2 series-clinching win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> HEAD COACH MIKE CANDREA ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">is in his 22<SUP>nd</SUP> season at the helm of the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> softball program.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He boasts a 1,092-217 (.834) record in 21 seasons in the dugout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea 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: 9pt; 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.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SENIORS LEADING THE WAY: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Sunday&rsquo;s victory over Texas A&amp;M marked the first time since 2001 that <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> 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> became 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.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><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: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">STEALING THE SHOW: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Entering the week, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> leads the Pac-10 as a team in successful stolen bases with 35.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>If <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> keeps up the pace and plays 60 games, which it has done nine of the last 10 years, the Wildcats are on track to swipe 150 bases ? 14 more than the school record.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Individually, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> leads the conference with 13 stolen bases, and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> ranks sixth with six SB.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">GETTING ON THE BOARD: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Historically, when <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> loses the loss can be attributed a lack of offensive support.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has scored in every game this year even in its three losses.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since 2000, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has been shut out at least one time in its first three losses, including all three last year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">THE OPPONENTS GET ON THE BOARD TOO: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">&rsquo;s pitchers have done a stellar job this year, limiting opponents to a .201 batting average and boasting a 1.59 ERA, but the Wildcat staff has registered only two shutouts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since 2001, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has had at least six shutouts through its first 14 games of the year and averages over eight shutouts in 14 games over that timeframe.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">CAN YOU SAY TOUGH LOSS? </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">&rsquo;s three losses have all come by one run margin and via an opponent home run.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SCHEDULE COMPARED TO THE PAC: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">As always, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has scheduled one of the most difficult slates in the country.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The following compares how <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> and its fellow Pac-10 squads have fared against ranked opponents.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><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: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">vs. top 15<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">vs. Top 25<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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">3-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">3-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ASU<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-1<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-1<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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Cal</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-2<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-3<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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Oregon</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-0<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 5"> <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"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Oregon</SPAN></st1:State></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-3<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1-3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 6"> <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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Stanford<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-1<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 7"> <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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">UCLA<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1-2<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1-3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 8; 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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Washington</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0-1<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">UA is scheduled to play 11 games against teams ranked in the top 10 of this week&rsquo;s ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and an additional 19 contests against other squads ranked 11<SUP>th</SUP> through 25<SUP>th</SUP>.<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: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">THE LOWE-DOWN ON THE RECORD BOOK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Lowe in top 10 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> history<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Category</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Ariz.</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> Rank<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Batting Avg.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>.459<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Runs<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>198<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>10<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Stolen Bases<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>120<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>4<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">(Lowe is currently seven hits away from cracking the top 10 in career hits at UA)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FOX RACKS UP THE RIBBIES: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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 week tied with Alison McCutcheon for eighth place on UA&rsquo;s career RBI list with 184.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jennie Finch is the next Wildcat great Fox hopes to pass, as the two-time Honda Award winner ended a stellar Wildcat career with 195 RBI. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">HITTING STREAKS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> enters the weekend with a team-leading 11-game hitting streak.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 11-game run ties <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City>&rsquo;s career high that was set last year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> is second on the team with a modest four-game streak.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ONE STREAK ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On Saturday something happened that has not occurred since March 19, 2006.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>For the first time in 40 games, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> failed to reach base during at least one plate appearance.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The streak can be traced back through the beginning of this year, last year&rsquo;s WCWS, NCAA Tournament and Pac-10 play. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over that timeframe, Arizona played 26 games against teams ranked 15<SUP>th</SUP> or better and has played the &ldquo;who&rsquo;s who&rdquo; of college softball pitching: Texas&rsquo; Cat Osterman, Tennessee&rsquo;s Monica Abbott, Cal&rsquo;s Kristina Thorson, UCLA&rsquo;s Anjelica Selden, ASU&rsquo;s Katie Burkhart, Oregon State&rsquo;s Brianne McGowan, Texas A&amp;M&rsquo;s Amanda Scarborough and Northwestern&rsquo;s Eileen Canney.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SWITCH IT UP: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">This year, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648723">K'Lee Arredondo</A> became the first switch hitter during <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531">Mike Candrea</A></A>&rsquo;s 22-year tenure.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The frosh from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tempe</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place>, has started every game this season in left field, batted second for the first 13 games before moving down to the eight-slot last Sunday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the last two weekends ? a stretch of eight games -- she batted .500 (7-for-14) with five RBI from the right side of the plate and .111 (1-for-9) with no RBI from as a lefty.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Arredondo hit three home runs in 13 at-bats during <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s fall tournament and batted .542 with 14 runs scored in eight games with the U.S. Junior Women&rsquo;s Pan American Qualifier team in <st1:place w:st="on">Puerto Rico</st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">TWO-OUT RALLIES: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Since opening the year with a .220 two-out batting average at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Kajikawa Classic</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> has seen some drastically different results over the last two weekends when it comes to timely hitting.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA is hitting .450 with two outs and has had over half (26 of 47) of its RBI during that timeframe come with two outs.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">START IT UP RIGHT: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> has reached base safely to start nine of UA&rsquo;s 14 games, including reaching twice via error.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats as a team have experienced considerable success starting off innings this year, as they have reached safely in 46 percent of the time to start an inning.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">KEEPING THE GLOVES DOWN AND THROWS ON TARGET: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Last Friday, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> snapped a streak of 48.2 error-free innings in the field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Perhaps the most notable turnaround for an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> player defensively has been that of <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678">Jenae Leles</A></A>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The sophomore from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Fair Oaks</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, boasts a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 36 defensive chances.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Through UA&rsquo;s first 14 games last year, Leles had made two errors in 16 chances for an .875 fielding percentage. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">CAMPAIGN ISSUES ? A STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> has experienced exceptional success in years following a national title.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats have appeared in the national title game after every one of their national championships, won five of six Pac-10 Championships and average 62-6 record in those six campaigns.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">T-MO TOSSING THE NO-NO: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> earned her third career no-hitter in UA&rsquo;s 1-0 victory over Texas Tech on Feb. 16.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Her first no-hitter came at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:City></st1:place>&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic against UNLV on March 16, 2006, just two before registering a perfect game against Cal State Northridge.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt currently stands tied for seventh all-time at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> for no-hitters.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Current UA assistant coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47507"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47507">Nancy Evans</A></A>&rsquo; five no-no&rsquo;s is sixth, and undergraduate assistant coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> holds the school record with 17 no-hitters.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Please refer to page 46 of the 2007 <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> media guide for more information on no-hitters in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> history.<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">USA</SPAN></B></st1:country-region><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> SOFTBALL NATIONAL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR &ldquo;WATCH LIST&rdquo;: </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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>, senior center fielder <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, 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> were named to the exclusive 50-name preseason list.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA led all schools with four players on the list that included 33 teams and 11 conferences.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe was a finalist 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 finalist last year.<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: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">LIKE CLOCKWORK: </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> has been ranked No. 1 in the country for at least part of the year every season since 1991.<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: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">REPRESENTING THE OTHER RED, WHITE AND BLUE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">This past off-season <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> completed her second summer with the U.S. Women&rsquo;s National Team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe started all 17 games of the ISF World Championships and the II World Cup of Softball for Team <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She batted .393 (22-for-56) in the two tournaments, stole a team-high nine bases in as many attempts and scored 23 runs to help lead the U.S. to a pair of tournament victories.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413">Callista Balko</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> helped lead the <st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region> to a gold medal in the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">World</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> games in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Taiwan</st1:place></st1:country-region> this past July.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">WELCOMING THE NEWCOMERS: </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> brings in seven newcomers, including six freshmen to its 18-player squad.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshmen third baseman/pitcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=650732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=650732">Sarah Akamine</A></A>, utility player <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648723">K'Lee Arredondo</A> and catcher/third baseman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648721"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648721">Stacie Chambers</A></A> could make an immediate impact on the starting lineup.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additional frosh third baseman/catcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=741810"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=741810">Lauren Erb</A></A>, outfielder <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=741813"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=741813">Lisa Odom</A></A> and junior outfielder <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648719"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648719">Cyndi Duran</A></A> could give UA some depth off the bench.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FOUR TIMES THE FUN: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Before the year is over, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> will cement her name in both the NCAA and Arizona record books in several offensive categories such as batting average, hits, runs scored and stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She also has the chance to become just the fifth player in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> program&rsquo;s storied history to be a four-time NFCA All-American.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Amy Chellevold, Leah Braatz, Lauren Bauer and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> are the only Wildcats to be cited four times.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, Lowe could join Braatz as the only player in that distinguished group to earn each of those citations as a first-teamer.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">REPLACING THE ACE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A>&rsquo;s task of replacing four-time All-American <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> as <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s first pitching option.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>While the job will not be easy, Moawtt is not the first <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> pitcher asked to replace a legend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Every year since 1991, UA has had at least one pitcher named to the All-America team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Of the 17 citations ? UA had two pitchers named to the 1992 team ? seven different players have represented the Wildcats over that timeframe (Debby Day, Susie Parra, Carrie Dolan, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47507"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47507">Nancy Evans</A></A>, Becky Lemke, Jennie Finch and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A>).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Teresa Cherry was tabbed an All-American in 1988 as UA&rsquo;s first pitcher to be so honored.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; 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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SP
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