OKLAHOMA CITY ?- Arizona senior shortstop Kristie Fox had already singled, doubled, scored a run and saved another with her glove when she stepped up to the plate to lead off the ninth inning of the Wildcats’ Women’s College World Series opener against Baylor. Then, she hit a walk-off home run to give
As good as Fox was,
With the win,
The loss drops Baylor to 50-15 and pits the Lady Bears against fellow Big 12 squad Texas A&M for a Saturday date.
Baylor pitcher Lisa Ferguson (25-8) allowed two runs on six hits in eight-plus innings.
Baylor threatened to score in the top of the second by getting a pair of Lady Bear runners on with no outs. Mowatt struck out BU catcher
The Wildcats broke the game’s scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth with one run on two hits. Kristie Fox led off with a double ?- her second hit of the contest. Jenae Leles followed with a single up the middle to put runners on the corners for the Cats. A Callista Balko groundout moved Leles to second, but kept Fox 60 feet from scoring.
The very next pitch Laine Roth hit a similar groundball to short, but this time Fox broke on contact to score without a throw.
The very next inning, Baylor tied the game on two walks, a bunt single and a pair of passed balls. Kirsten Shortridge reached base with a bunt single and Brette Reagan followed by getting on with a fielder’s choice. A passed ball with
- A WCWS-record crowd of 6,812 watched the day’s second session.