Feb. 23, 2003
TUCSON - Lovie Jung's two-run single to right-center in the bottom of the sixth gave Arizona an 8-0 victory over New Mexico, to back up one-hit pitching by Alicia Hollowell in the final game of the Worth Wildcat Invitational softball tournament.
Jung's hit drove in pinch-hitters Allyson Von Lichtenstein, who had walked, and Erin Palomarez, who has singled, to end the game on the mercy rule.
The Cats added a second run in the fourth.Lovie Jung walked and was forced at second by Mackenzie Vandergeest, who moved to second on a single by Coburn. After a second out, UA pulled a delayed double steal, with Vandergeest crossing the plate on the throw to second and Coburn retreating safely back to first.
Arizona finished 4-1 in the tournament for second place. New Mexico finished 1-4 to tie for fourth.
In earlier games, Virginia came from behind to beat Western Michigan, 10-8. The Cavaliers overcame a 7-0 deficit and finished the tournament with their first victory for a 1-4 mark. Western Michigan also finished 1-4 in the round-robin tournament.
Oklahoma State, which beat host Arizona with one hit - a home run - on Friday, romped over Drake in five innings, 15-1. The Cowgirls took the tournament championship with a 5-0 record, while Drake finished 3-2 for third place.