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20070320 Mowatt Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
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Release: 03/20/2007
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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">WALNUT CREEK</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State> -</B> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> junior Taryne Mowatt has been named the Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 13-19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.</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">Mowatt was a workhorse for the Wildcats, who took second at the Judi Garman Classic last week, falling to sixth-ranked <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma</st1:place></st1:State> in the title game. No. 5 Arizona went 4-2 during the tournament, and Mowatt was credited with all four wins to just one loss.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In the opener on Thursday against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Mowatt threw a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits and two walks and striking out 11 in a 2-0 win.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Corona</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, native bounced back from a loss to No. 6 Oklahoma in a big way over the next three days. On Friday, Mowatt pitched the first four innings of an 11-0 blowout of Pacific without allowing a run. She then stymied No. 9 Michigan on Saturday, going the distance in a 2-1 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> win and allowing just three hits, a walk, and fanning eight. The Wolverines hit .348 overall for the tourney, but were helpless against the Wildcat ace.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In Sunday&rsquo;s semifinal, Mowatt came out and dominated the 16th-ranked Ragin&rsquo; Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette, tossing a two-hit shutout and striking out 14 as <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> cruised to a 9-0 win.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">All told, Mowatt compiled a 4-1 record with a 1.17 ERA against some of the most potent offenses in the country. She struck out 46 and limited opposing batters to a .159 average.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">This is Mowatt&rsquo;s fourth career weekly honor from the Pac-10 and the 104th Player/Pitcher of the Week award alltime for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Wildcats (21-7) return home for a three-game set against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place> this weekend 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">ALSO NOMINATED: Katie Burkhart, ASU; Melissa Rice, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">ORE</st1:State></st1:place>; Brianne McGowan, OSU; Whitney Baker, UCLA.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">2007 PAC-10 SOFTBALL PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 13 - Katie Burkhart, Jr., ASU; Feb. 20 ? Danielle Lawrie, So., WASH; Feb. 27 - Missy Penna, So., STAN; Mar. 5 - Danielle Lawrie, So., WASH; Mar. 13 ? Katie Burkhart, Jr., ASU; Mar. 20 - Taryne Mowatt, Jr., ARIZ.</P>
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