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20070305 No. 2 Arizona Set for Double Dip with Creighton
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Release: 03/05/2007
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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">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </B>The second-ranked <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball team (14-3) will conclude its season-long homestand with a doubleheader with Creighton (8-1) on Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Wildcats are riding a modest four-game winning streak, having won 10 of their last 11 games.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">This past weekend against <st1:State w:st="on">Missouri</st1:State>, Caitlin Lowe led <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> with a .700 (7-for-10) batting average, eight runs scored and nine stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She enters the doubleheader hitting .509 on the year with 22 stolen bases and 21 run scored.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Fellow seniors Chelsie Mesa and Kristie Fox have been equally dominant at the plate this year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Mesa</st1:City></st1:place> is in the midst of a career-high 14-game hitting streak and is batting .462 with 13 RBI, 13 runs scored and eight stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The two-time All-American Fox is hitting .375 with five home runs and 23 RBI.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">UA won two of its three games against Mizzou in walk-off fashion, beginning with Callista Balko&rsquo;s RBI single on Friday in a 5-4 victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With the game tied 7-7 in the seventh inning on Sunday, Jenae Leles connected for her third home run of 2007 to cap off the weekend series sweep. </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In the circle, Taryne Mowatt (9-3) pitched all 21 innings and earned three victories while limiting the Tiger hitters to a .228 batting average.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Following their two games against Creighton, the Wildcats will hit the road for two weeks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA will travel to Baylor this weekend for a three-game set against the Bears.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The series will be the Wildcats&rsquo; first true road games of 2007.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">On Wednesday, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s 2006 national championship team will be honored by the Arizona State House of Representatives.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The complete <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball weekly notes will be released Wednesday.</P>
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