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Wildcat Softball Defeats Oklahoma and UNLV at Kia
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/22/2004
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March 20, 2004

FULLERTON, Calif. - The undefeated Arizona softball team improved to 32-0 on Friday at the Kia Klassic, beginning with a 9-1 victory over No. 7 Oklahoma, putting Arizona at 11-0 versus ranked opponents this season. In first-round playoff action later in the day, the Cats blanked UNLV in a 10-0 shutout.

The Cats struck early in the Oklahoma game, scoring a quick three runs in the top of the first off Sooner pitcher Nicole Denes. Leadoff hitter Caitlin Lowe singled to start the game and moved to second on a single to right by senior Wendy Allen. Mackenzie Vandergeest doubled, driving in Lowe and Allen, and advancing to third on the play. Sophomore Shelly Schultz doubled, driving in Vandergeest to put the Cats up 3-0.

 
 

Oklahoma's lone run against Wildcat pitcher Alicia Hollowell came in the bottom of the third, when left fielder Jessica Leslie singled, stole a base, and scored on a single by Oklahoma second baseman April Valdez.

The game, in which Hollowell allowed one run on three hits and struck out 12, marked her 20th win of the year.

The Cats played the first round of the tournament playoffs at 5 p.m., taking on UNLV and notching a 10-0, five-inning victory.

Allen pitched four innings of the game, striking out seven without allowing a run, before Leslie Wolfe closed out the final inning, striking out two of five batters faced.

The Cats' offense broke loose in the third inning, scoring nine runs on six hits. UNLV pitching troubled led to the first two runs of the inning, scored by Champion and Allen, and allowed Vandergeest to reach third before scoring on a groundout RBI by Schultz. Jackie Coburn singled, Kristie Fox reached on an error and Quintero walked, loading the bases. A pair of singles by Crystal Farley and Caitlin Lowe drove in another two, and a sacrifice fly by Champion added another run, putting the Cats up 8-0 in the game.

Arizona will continue Kia Klassic playoff action Saturday at 3 p.m. when the Cats will take on Louisiana-Lafayette in the second round.

Arizona Softball
                       #1 Arizona Wildcats vs #7 Oklahoma
               Mar 19, 2004 at Kia Klassic (Fullerton SB Complex)

Arizona Wildcats 9 (34-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Lowe cf.................. 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Autumn Champion lf....... 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 Candace Abrams ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Wendy Allen dh........... 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 Crystal Farley pr....... 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 M. Vandergeest c......... 4 2 3 6 0 1 12 0 0 Nix pr.................. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Shelly Schultz 1b........ 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 Wilson pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jackie Coburn 3b......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fox ss................... 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 2 Samantha Quintero 2b..... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 A. Von Liechtenstein rf.. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Alicia Hollowell p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals................... 32 9 11 8 3 3 21 1 5

Oklahoma 1 (25-8-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Dickson ss............... 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 Valdez 2b................ 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 1 0 Enea 1b.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 Scaglione c.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 Mena rf.................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Aleman rf............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Vesely cf................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Fox 3b................... 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 Leslie lf................ 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Spaulding dh............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Denes p.................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Totals................... 25 1 3 1 0 12 21 6 3

Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Arizona Wildcats.... 300 040 2 - 9 11 1 Oklahoma............ 001 000 0 - 1 3 2 -----------------------------------------

E - Schultz; Dickson(12); Scaglione(3). LOB - Arizona 5; OU 3. 2B - Vandergeest; Schultz; Fox. HR - Vandergeest. SB - Leslie(5). CS - Allen.

Arizona Wildcats IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Alicia Hollowell.... 7.0 3 1 1 0 12 25 25

Oklahoma IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Denes............... 7.0 11 9 8 3 3 32 35

Win - Hollowell (18-0). Loss - Denes (16-6). Save - None. WP - Denes(12). Umpires - Start: 9 AM Time: 1:48 Attendance: Game: 34_ARIZ

2004 Kia Klassic UNLV vs #1 Arizona (Game 2) Mar 19, 2004 at Fullerton, CA (Titan SB Complex)

UNLV 0 (16-18)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ BYRNE, Bridget lf........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 JACKSON, Joanna lf...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 FREIGHT, Brittany rf..... 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 SAMPSON, Lisa cf......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ELLIS, Kacey p/1b........ 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 BOSTWICK, Morgan 2b...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 GODWIN, Wendy dh......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 PETRACCO, Carly c........ 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 McDONALD, Becky 1b/p..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 CAMPBELL, Amber ss....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 LEWIS, Amy 3b............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Totals................... 19 0 4 0 0 9 12 8 4

Arizona 10 (32-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Caitlin Lowe cf.......... 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 Autumn Champion lf....... 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 Wendy Allen p/dh......... 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Mackenz. Vandergeest c... 2 1 1 3 1 0 8 1 0 Shelly Schultz 1b........ 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 Erin Palomarez ph/1b.... 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 Jackie Coburn 3b......... 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Jennifer Martinez ph/3b. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Kristie Fox ss........... 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 A. Hollingsworth ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Samantha Quintero 2b..... 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 Betsy Wilson ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Crystal Farley rf........ 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Cortney Nix ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Leslie Wolfe dh/p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 20 10 9 9 6 2 15 5 5

Score by Innings R H E -------------------------------------- UNLV................ 000 00 - 0 4 1 Arizona............. 109 0X - 10 9 1 --------------------------------------

E - LEWIS(1); Fox. LOB - Rebels 4; Wildcats 5. 2B - SAMPSON(6); Palomarez. SF - Champion. SB - Lowe 2; Champion; Allen; Vandergeest; Farley.

UNLV IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ELLIS, Kacey........ 3.0 9 10 6 6 0 17 24 McDONALD, Becky..... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Wendy Allen......... 4.0 3 0 0 0 7 14 14 Leslie Wolfe........ 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 5 5

Win - Allen (7-0). Loss - ELLIS (2-4). Save - None. WP - ELLIS(2). PB - PETRACCO 3(11). Umpires - HP: Ellis Clayton 1B: Lori Bish 3B: Debi Louderbeck Start: 6:00 pm Time: 1:29 Attendance: Game: KIA27

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