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20070224 Mowatt One-Hits No. 2 A&M
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Release: 02/24/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><?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 fourth-ranked <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> softball team handed No. 2 Texas A&amp;M its first loss of the year with a 5-0 Wildcat victory at Hillenbrand Stadium on Friday night.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Taryne Mowatt (6-2) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but surrendered her first and only hit of the game to lead off the frame.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The junior from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Corona</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, struck out 13 of the 27 batters she faced in her second shutout of 2007.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">With the win, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> improves to 10-2 on the year, while Texas A&amp;M drops to 12-1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> registered seven hits and one error, while the Aggies had one hit and one error.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> scored three runs in the third inning, and one in both the fifth and sixth frames to accumulate the five-run margin.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">After A&amp;M pitcher Amanda Scarborough struck out six of the seven batters she faced in the first two innings, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> rallied for three runs in the third.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Sam Banister led off the inning by drawing a leadoff walk.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Adrienne Acton reached on a fielder&rsquo;s choice and stole second to give UA its first runner in scoring position in the contest.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe walked and K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo reached on an infield single to load the bases for the Wildcats with only one out.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Next, Jenae Leles came to the plate and extended her career-long, six-game hitting streak with a single up the middle to score <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City> for what would prove to be the game-winning run.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">After Kristie Fox fouled out, Chelsie Mesa came up with one of her two base knocks on the night and padded the Wildcat lead with a two-RBI single to center, scoring Lowe and Arredondo.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Lowe would lead off the fifth with a single, move to second on an Arredondo slap bunt and come around to score the game&rsquo;s fourth run on a Fox single.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Callista Balko iced the game in the sixth with her fourth home run of the year, a solo shot to left.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Through three walks, an error, a hit by pitch and the one single, Mowatt allowed at least one Aggie to reach base in five of seven innings, but in only the sixth inning did A&amp;M get someone into scoring position.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After UA got on the board in the third, the A&amp;M never brought the tying or go-ahead run to the plate.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Game Notes: <o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s seven hits were a season-high for a Texas A&amp;M opponent.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN>Leles&rsquo; third-inning RBI single was her third game-winning hit of the year.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN>Caitlin Lowe (five games), Jenae Leles (six games) and Chelsie Mesa (nine games) all extended their hitting streaks.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="mso-list: Ignore">-<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'"> </SPAN></SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s fielding error in the fifth inning snapped a string of 48.2 error-free innings that dated back to Feb. 11 versus <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Wisconsin</st1:place></st1:State>. </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Up Next: </B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> continues its series versus the Aggies with a 7 p.m. matchup on Saturday at Hillenbrand Stadium.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Fans can tune in to 1290 AM to hear Brian Jeffries call all the action.</P>
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