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20070428 Lowe Breaks UA Steals Record, Cats Roll 6-0 over Cal
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Release: 04/28/2007
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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">BERKELEY</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State> ? </B>Caitlin Lowe stole the show and the <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> career stolen base record on Friday afternoon in UA&rsquo;s 6-0 win at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State>.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Lowe, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI, led off the first with a flare-single to left field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She promptly stole her 149<SUP>th</SUP> career base, breaking Alison McCutcheon&rsquo;s school record of 148 career steals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The play was also Lowe&rsquo;s 42<SUP>nd</SUP> successful steal in as many attempts this year, giving her the third most stolen bases without being caught in NCAA history.<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">With the win, fourth-ranked <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> improves to 35-9 on the year and 11-2 in Pac-10 play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> falls to 28-27 overall with a 2-11 mark in conference contests.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Taryne Mowatt went the distance, moving her record to 27-7 on the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcat junior tossed her 10<SUP>th</SUP> shutout of the season and limited the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> offense to five hits and two walks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA&rsquo;s ace struck out 10 Golden Bear hitters and now has 341 strikeouts in 222.2 innings pitched this year.</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">Cal</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s Lauren Frankiewicz took the loss and moved her record to 14-14.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Golden Bear hurler lasted 1.1 innings and gave up three runs, before Brittany LaRosa came in to relieve her.</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 on the board in the top of the second, scoring three runs on two hits.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Playing near her hometown of <st1:place w:st="on">Fair Oaks</st1:place>, Jenae Leles cracked her seventh home run over the center-field wall to lead off the rally.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The homer tied Leles&rsquo; output of seven round-trippers in 2006.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Sam Banister followed with a walk, moved to second a passed ball and onto third on a deep K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo flyout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Next, Adrienne Acton put the ball on the ground and reached on a fielder&rsquo;s choice with Banister staying put at third.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City> stole second, Lowe laced a two-run triple down the right-field line to extend UA&rsquo;s lead to 3-0.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The three-bagger was Lowe&rsquo;s 11<SUP>th</SUP> over her career, giving her sole possession of fourth place on UA&rsquo;s all-time triples list.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Two innings later, the Wildcats tacked on two more runs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Banister led off by reaching on a <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> fielding error.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Arredondo and Acton followed with a pair of singles to load the bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After Lowe grounded into a fielder&rsquo;s choice to keep the bases loaded for Chelsie Mesa.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcat second baseman grounded to second, but Lowe beat the throw to second, which allowed all four Wildcats to advance safely.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The play plated Arredondo.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Fox accounted for UA&rsquo;s second run of the frame with a single to move the runners up one base piece, scoring <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City>.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The bottom of the UA order pushed the Wildcats&rsquo; sixth run of the day across in the fifth to bring the game to its final 6-0 margin.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Banister singled through the left side and scored on an Arredondo double to deep center.</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&rsquo;s fourth-inning throwing error was UA&rsquo;s first defensive error in 34 innings ? a span of five games dating back to UA&rsquo;s game against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> on April 15.</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>Freshman Lauren Erb saw her first intercollegiate action with a pinch-hitting appearance in the sixth inning.</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> travels down the road to play a pair of games at No. 17 Stanford.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats and Cardinal will face off at 1 p.m. on Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The latter will be televised live on CSTV. </P>
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