Taryne Mowatt (13-2) earned her eighth shutout of the year, as she struck out 12 batters and allowed only three base runners. UL’s Krystal Lewellan (13-3) threw six innings and drew her third loss of the year.
Mowatt walked the second UL batter of the game, but proceeded to retire the next 10 Ragin’ Cajuns before allowing her first hit.
Five different players; Chelsie Mesa, Kristie Fox, Jenae Leles, Laine Roth and Jill Malina scored runs for UA, while Fox (1), Leles (1) and Sam Banister (2) drove in the runs for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats got board in the first inning, as Fox doubled
UA got at least one runner on base in each of the next four innings, but did not scratch another run across until the bottom of the fifth.
- Freshman Jill Malina got her first career start. With Caitlin Lowe sidelined, Adrienne Acton moved to centerfield and Malina to right. Malina, however, did not bat.
- Caitlin Lowe, who is out with an injury to her left hand, missed the first game of her career. She had started each of UA’s last 147 games.