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20070210 Arizona Softball Wins Two in Kajikawa
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Release: 02/10/2007
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<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; tab-stops: .5in" align=center><STRONG><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> Opens Season with 12-3 Victory over <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ohio</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; tab-stops: .5in" align=center><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 0in"><STRONG><st1:City w:st="on">TEMPE</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </STRONG>The top-ranked <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> softball team run-ruled <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ohio</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> 12-3 in its 2007 season-opener on Friday as part of ASU&rsquo;s Kajikawa Classic.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 0in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 0in">The Wildcats used five extra-base hits and nine stolen bases in their five-inning victory over the Buckeyes.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 0in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 0in">Pitcher Taryne Mowatt earned the victory in the circle, tossing a complete game and surrendering five hits in as many innings of work.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in">The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> seniors started up their final year in cardinal and navy by accounting for both of UA&rsquo;s first-inning runs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Three-time All-American center fielder Caitlin Lowe led off the top of the first with the first of her two singles in the game and put pressure on the Buckeye defense with her first of four stolen bases in the contest.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>One out later and with two-time All-American shortstop Kristie Fox at the plate, Lowe advanced to third on a wild pitch.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Following a pair of walks to Fox and Jenae Leles, Chelsie Mesa lined a two-RBI single to right field, plating Lowe and Fox.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in">Staked to a 2-0 lead, Mowatt struck out five of the first seven batters she faced, taking her through the first two innings of the game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in">In the third, Fox and Leles once shared the same fate at the plate as they both singled to lead off the frame.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> sacrifice bunt advanced Fox and Leles into scoring position for Callista Balko.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The junior catcher then laced a single to right to score Fox for UA&rsquo;s third run of the game.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in">OSU responded in the bottom of the inning by breaking up Mowatt&rsquo;s shot at a shutout with a Whitney Cooper solo home run.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in">Fueled by a pair of home runs, the Wildcats exploded for eight runs on six hits in the fourth.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Adrienne Acton catalyzed the rally with a double down the left-field line.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe scored her outfield-mate <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City> with a single and then proceeded to wreak even more havoc on the base paths.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tustin</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, native stole second and third base, before coming into score on a throwing error on catcher Lauren Daykin.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With freshman left fielder K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo on second base after a walk and a steal, Fox cracked her first home run of the young season, bringing the game&rsquo;s running tally to 9-1 in favor of the Wildcats.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in">After a Buckeye pitching change, Leles continued the UA rally with the first of her two doubles on the night.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With Jill Malina pinch running for Leles, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> singled to put runners on the corners.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats executed a double-steal, scoring Malina and placing <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> at second.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Following a groundout and an RBI fielder&rsquo;s choice, Sam Banister smashed a two-run homer to center for UA&rsquo;s seventh and eighth runs of the inning.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in">Ohio State would register a two-run home run by freshman Sam Marder in the bottom of the fourth, and UA tacked on one more run with a Leles RBI double to plate Fox in the fifth.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><STRONG>Game Notes:<o:p></o:p></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN>Caitlin Lowe stole four bases, bringing her career total to 112.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She currently ranks fifth all time in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> program history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Amy Chellevold&rsquo;s 113 swiped bags are fourth on the list.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center></st1:State> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> Registers 6-2 Win over <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Nevada</st1:place></st1:State><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:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TEMPE</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </B>The <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> softball team defeated <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Nevada</st1:place></st1:State>, 6-2, to conclude the first day its 2007 season and the Kajikawa Classic.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Freshman pitcher Sarah Akamine earned the victory in her collegiate debut by holding the Pack scoreless for the first six innings, before surrendering a pair of runs in the seventh.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The hurler allowed only one earned run, six hits and no walks in six-plus innings of work.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">UA used a two-out rally and a <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Nevada</st1:State></st1:place> error to take a 4-0 first-inning lead.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After the Wildcats loaded the bases on a Pack error and a pair of walks, Callista Balko flared a two-out single to right field for UA&rsquo;s first two runs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>First baseman Sam Banister followed with a two-RBI single of her own to give UA a 4-0 advantage out of the gate.<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">After a pair of scoreless innings, the Wildcats scratched out a run in the fourth.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Cyndi Duran earned her first career hit for UA with an infield single, stole second and scored on a Caitlin Lowe double down the left field line.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo, who played in front of a hometown crowd, singled to center on a play that appeared to score Lowe, but a strong throw from UNR center fielder Sarah Hunt and a highly-contested play at the plate ended the inning.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In the fifth, Kristie Fox hit her second home run of the day with a line shot to dead-center field for UA&rsquo;s sixth run of the game.<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">Up 6-2 in the seventh, Taryne Mowatt relieved Akamine and retired three of the four Wolfpack batters she faced to close the door on Opening Night of the 2007 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball season.<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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Up Next: </B><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> continues play in the Kajikawa Classic with a 10:30 a.m. matchup versus <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State></st1:place> and a 3:30 p.m. tilt against 2006 NCAA finalist Northwestern.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Both games will be played at ASU&rsquo;s Farrington Stadium.</P>
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