March 2, 2002
TUCSON--Arizona used a big sixth inning to break open a tight game and romp past Eastern Michigan, 9-0, in its own Hillenbrand Invitational softball tournament Saturday evening.
UA jumped to a quick lead as the visiting team, with Leneah Manuma clouting a home run with two runners aboard in the top of the first.
Gladding scattered three hits and struck out nine. UA improved to 21-1. Eastern Michigan dropped to 3-9. Three of the Eagles' losses have been to Arizona -- once last week in the Worth Invitational tourney, on Wednesday and in Hillenbrand Invitational action.