Taryne Mowatt (40-12) drew the loss after tossing yet another complete game. The junior All-American has pitched every inning in UA’s 2007 postseason. She allowed three runs on six hits with six strikeouts. Mowatt’s final strikeout of the game was her 500th of the year ?- marking just the second time an
Monica Abbott (50-3) earned the win with a three-hit shutout in which she struck out eight Wildcat hitters.
With two outs in the top of the second, UT’s Alexia Clay homered over the outfield wall ?- just out of the reach of
Down 1-0 in the bottom of the third,
UT doubled its lead in the top of the fourth with another solo home run. With one out, Lady Vol catcher Shannon Doepking, who entered the at-bat 0-for-8 in her career against
The Wildcats would scatter three more hits with a one-out single by Jenae Leles in the fourth, a two-out base knock by Kristie Fox in the sixth, and a Banister single in the seventh ?- the sophomore’s second hit of the game.