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Postgame Notes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/22/2003
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  • Arizona improved to 13-3 in opening games at the Women's College World Series. The Wildcats' win over Alabama was their eighth straight against the Crimson Tide. Alabama dropped to 0-2 in WCWS openers.

  • Arizona head coach Mike Candrea now owns a 44-18 (.710) career record in the Women's College World Series and career postseason record of 94-24 (.796).

  • Arizona owns a 34-5 record this year against teams that reached the 2003 NCAA postseason, with two of those losses coming to WCWS teams (Texas and Washington).

  • Arizona All-American Lovieanne Jung's two-run, third-inning double extended her hit streak to seven straight at bats (since the Region 1 Championship game against Texas A&M). She collected four RBIs and scored four runs during that stretch. Jung struck out in her third at bat today to end the streak. She finished the opener 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

  • Jung improved her career WCWS batting average to .333 (5-for-15). Jung also upped her 2003 postseason average to .733 (11-for-15). Jung sits at No. 9 on the Arizona all-time RBI list with 81. She needs three RBIs to move up to No. 8 where Toni Mascarenas stands with 84.

  • Arizona freshman pitcher Alicia Hollowell struck out 13 batters today and now has 361 strikeouts this season. She stands five short of Wildcat legend Jennie Finch's single-season record of 366.

  • Hollowell notched her 10th strikeout for the first out in the top of the sixth. The punchout made it 13 games with double digits in strikeouts this season.

  • Arizona owns an 8-0 all-time series record against Alabama.

  • Alabama owns a 1-3 all-time record in the WCWS.

  • Alabama sophomore right fielder Ashley Coutney's two-run double in the fifth inning was the Crimson Tide's first ever double in the WCWS.

  • Arizona starting pitcher Alicia Hollowell improved to 39-3, while Alabama's Stephanie Van Brakle fell to 18-6 on the season.

  • Arizona advances to Game 5 Friday at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of Game 2 between Oklahoma and Washington. Arizona owns a 19-7 series record against Oklahoma and took two of three from Washington during Pac-10 play this season. Alabama will play at 11 a.m. on Saturday Pagainst the loser of Game 2. Alabama owns a 1-1 series record with Oklahoma and has never faced Washington.
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