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20070218 Arizona Wins Worth Wildcat with 8-1 Win over Texas Tech
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/18/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><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:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> ? </B>The No.4 Arizona softball team defeated Texas Tech with an emphatic 8-1 victory to capture the Worth Wildcat Invitational.</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">With its fifth consecutive victory, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> improved to 9-2 on the year, while Texas Tech dropped to 6-4.<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">Pitcher Taryne Mowatt (5-2) tossed her sixth complete game of the year, limiting the Red Raiders to one run on one hit in seven innings of work.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>For the fourth time in six starts, Mowatt struck out at least 10 opposing hitters, as she fanned 11 TTU batters 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">Mowatt received plenty of run support, including Kristie Fox&rsquo;s team-leading fourth home run of the year, staking the Wildcats to an early three-run lead.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Fox would end up with four RBI in the game and nine on the weekend.<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">In the second inning, Texas Tech would score its only run via the lone Red Raider base hit of the game, but five consecutive <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> runs scattered through the remainder of the game secured the UA victory.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Fox would come up with another RBI extra-base hit in the third, as she plated Jenae Leles all the way from first with a double down the right-field line.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> then scored three runs on four hits in its half of the fourth inning.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Sam Banister, who collected her second multi-hit game of the year, catalyzed the scoring with a one-out single.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After Adrienne Acton was retired on a sacrifice bunt attempt, UA strung together three consecutive hits to notch a three-run, two-out rally.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe&rsquo;s second hit of the game was followed by a pair of RBI doubles by K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo and Jenae Leles to extend UA&rsquo;s lead to a 7-1 margin.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Other Worth Wildcat Invitational scores:<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Middle Tennessee State 11, Virginia 2 (Third-place game)</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">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>Kristie Fox started as UA&rsquo;s cleanup hitter for just the fifth time in 193 career starts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She homered in her first at-bat of the game.</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>Taryne Mowatt improved her career record versus Texas Tech to 4-0.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Red Raiders have a collective batting average .048 (4-for-84) and have scored a total of two runs over the four contests.</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>K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo batted .143 (1-for-7) from the left side and .625 (5-for-8) as a right-handed hitter this weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Incidentally, all five of Arredondo&rsquo;s RBI during the Worth Wildcat Invitational came during right-handed at-bats.</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>Seven Wildcats had at least one hit, including three multi-hit game performances (Caitlin Lowe, Kristie Fox and Sam Banister).</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"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> out-scored its opponents 37-8 in its five Worth Wildcat games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA batted .376 as a team, while Wildcat pitchers limited opposing hitters to a .147 average.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.25in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Up Next: </B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> remains at home, as the Wildcats will host No. 3 Texas A&amp;M for a three-game set.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats and Aggies will square off at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the series finale coming Sunday at noon.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Brian Jeffries will call Friday and Saturday&rsquo;s action on KCUB 1290 AM The Source.</P>
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