TUCSON 20070408 No. 6 Cats Beat No. 9 Sun Devils, 1-0, Again - The University of Arizona Official Athletic Site TUCSON
 
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20070408 No. 6 Cats Beat No. 9 Sun Devils, 1-0, Again
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/08/2007
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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">Arizona</st1:State> junior Taryne Mowatt (21-7) continued her domination of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> with a two-hit shutout of the ninth-ranked Sun Devils on Saturday night, in UA&rsquo;s second consecutive 1-0 victory over its in-state rival.</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 victory keeps sixth-ranked <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> (28-8, 4-1 Pac-10) atop the Pac-10 and drops <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> to 36-10 on the year and 2-3 in conference games. </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In three career games against ASU, Mowatt has not allowed any runs and has given up just five hits in 21 innings pitched.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt struck out 10 Sun Devils and did not allow a walk, and totaled 21 strikeouts in the two games against just one walk.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, she pitched to just three batters over the minimum over the two contests.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Mowatt&rsquo;s work in the circle just edged her counterpart Katie Burkhart (18-8) who was the tough-luck loser for the second consecutive day, drawing another one-run loss off of an unearned run.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, Burkhart&rsquo;s fielding played a role in UA&rsquo;s second-inning score that proved to be the difference.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Locked in a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second, UA catcher Callista Balko led off the frame with a walk.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After advancing to second on a passed ball, designated player Sarah Akamine failed to advance Balko as she grounded out to short.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Next, first baseman Sam Banister laid down a sacrifice bunt back to Burkhart, whose throw to first went wild and placed runners at first and third with just one out for UA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Left fielder K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo followed with a chopper to first, with which ASU first baseman Ashley Muenz unsuccessfully tried to cut Balko down at the plate.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Balko&rsquo;s run would be the only one for either team in the contest.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Wildcat center fielder Caitlin Lowe had her second multi-hit game of the weekend and 18<SUP>th</SUP> of the year, as she went 2-for-3 on the night.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jenae Leles and Balko&rsquo;s sixth-inning singles were UA&rsquo;s only other base knocks of the night.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></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>Paid attendance was 2,540; the 18<SUP>th</SUP> largest crowd in Hillenbrand Stadium history.</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>Tonight&rsquo;s game was televised live on ESPN2.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was the second of four <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> games slated to be televised this year.</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><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> improved its record to 26-0 against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> at Hillenbrand Stadium.</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"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will play the second of its three-week homestand, when Stanford and Cal will visit Hillenbrand Stadium.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA will take on Stanford on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m., before facing the Golden Bears on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.</P>
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