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20070422 Lowe Ties Steals Record in UA Rout
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/22/2007
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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>Caitlin Lowe stole two bases in No. 3 Arizona&rsquo;s 9-1, six-inning win over No. 15 Oregon on Sunday to tie Wildcat great Alison McCutcheon&rsquo;s school record of 148 stolen bases in a career.</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">UA&rsquo;s senior center fielder Lowe scored three runs and notched two of hits UA&rsquo;s eight hits in the weekend finale.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over the last three games, Lowe has hit .625 with five runs and five stolen bases.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Lowe&rsquo;s classmate Kristie Fox went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI to complete a solid weekend, in which she led <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> with a .667 batting average (6-for-9) with a double, a triple, two home runs and seven RBI.<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">The victory gave <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> a 34-9 record on the year and a Pac-10 leading 10-2 mark in conference play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Ducks dropped to 38-11 overall and 3-8 in Pac-10 contests.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">For the third straight game, Taryne Mowatt (26-7) gave up one run in a complete-game effort.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She struck out nine Ducks, while giving up just four hits in six 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">UO&rsquo;s Melissa Rice (20-9) drew the loss after giving up nine runs on eight hits and six walks.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Wildcats got off to a fast start with three runs in the first and second innings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe led off with a single and a stolen base, before Chelsie Mesa walked.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Then, Fox got her first RBI of the game with an infield single to drive Lowe home from third.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Two batters later, Jenae Leles connected on a two-run double to right-center field to plate Fox and pinch runner Jill Malina.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The next inning, the UA seniors doubled the damage with three more runs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With two outs, Lowe got her 21<SUP>st</SUP> multi-hit game with an infield single.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> followed with her second walk of the game, setting the table yet again for Fox.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcat shortstop belted her 12<SUP>th</SUP> home run of the year over the left field fence to double the UA lead to 6-0.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The blast gave Fox her 45<SUP>th</SUP> career home run and 215<SUP>th</SUP> RBI and moved her up to 16<SUP>th</SUP> place in the NCAA record book for RBI in a career.</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">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> got its only run of the game in the third inning when Sari-Jane Jenkins doubled home Suzie Barnes.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Both teams&rsquo; bats remained quiet until the sixth inning, when UA rallied for three runs to invoke the run-rule.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With one out, K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo drew a walk and Adrienne Acton singled back to the pitcher.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe then loaded the bases with a walk, bringing up <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The UA second baseman drove Arredondo and Acton around to score with a single up the middle.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After an intentional walk to Fox and an Oregon pitching change, Callista Balko plated Lowe with an RBI groundout to give UA an eight-run advantage.</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: </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>Fans can catch <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s Friday game against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> on Monday at noon on FSN Arizona.</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>Cyndi Duran pinch-hit in the sixth inning, marking the first time she has had an official at-bat since Feb. 24 against Texas A&amp;M.</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>Caitlin Lowe&rsquo;s two stolen bases placed her in a tie with Alison McCutcheon for the school record for 148 stolen bases in a career.</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:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> hits the road for a pair of <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Pac-10 weekend sets.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Next weekend, the Wildcats head to the Bay Area for a Friday date with Cal, before taking on Stanford on Saturday and Sunday. After that, Arizona will play another road series at the Oregon schools, before returning home to face UCLA and Washington May 10-12 to wrap up Pac-10 play. <SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></P>
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