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Perfect Game Nets Honor for Hollowell
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 15, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Arizona junior pitcher Alicia Hollowell was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 7-14 after her five-ining perfect game helped pace the Wildcats to victory over Tennessee-Chattanooga in the UA's lone game in Arizona State's Kajikawa Tournament.

Arizona's other games in the tournament were rained out, but Hollowell was sharp in the single game, striking out 11 and getting the other four batters on a fly ball to center, a groundball to second base, a groundout back to the circle and a popup to shortstop.

The no-hitter was her fifth in her three-year career, and sixth overall including a combined no-hitter with Wendy Allen last year. It was her second perfect game, along with a seven-inning, 20-strikeout performance against Indiana last March.

The two-time first-team All-American is among national leaders with a career average of 10.8 strikeouts per seven innings pitched and has a total of 946 -- at her pace about seven or eight games' worth short of the Arizona career mark of 1,028 set by Jennie Finch from 1999-2002. This year she has a 3-0 record, a save, and 46 strikeouts in 24 innings.

The Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor was No. 11 for Hollowell, who improved her career record to 84-9. She already owns the UA single-season strikeout record of 508 set in 2004.