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20070527 Cats Headed Back to OKC!
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Release: 05/27/2007
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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 top-seeded <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball team defeated Cal State Fullerton 2-1 to capture the Tucson Super Regional, as part of the NCAA Division I Softball Championships.</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 victory gives <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> its 19<SUP>th</SUP> berth to the Women&rsquo;s College World Series in the last 20 years.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will take on eighth-seeded Baylor on Thursday, May 31, at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:place></st1:City> at a time to be determined.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> will enter the WCWS with a 44-12-1 record, while <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City> concludes its 2007 campaign with a 38-23 mark.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Taryne Mowatt (36-10) allowed one run on three hits in her fifth postseason victory of 2007.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Candice Baker (21-14), who threw all but 2 2/3 innings of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City>&rsquo;s seven postseason games, took the loss.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:City w:st="on">Cypress</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State>, native ends her career as <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City>&rsquo;s all-time leader for strikeouts in a career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The hurler gave up just two runs on four hits a day after her defense fueled nine Wildcat unearned runs.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">After two scoreless innings, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> put a pair of runs on the board.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Sam Banister led off with a walk and was lifted for pinch runner Cyndi Duran.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo, who was celebrating her 19<SUP>th</SUP> birthday, tagged a ball that skipped off the very top of the padding on the outfield fence for a double.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The two-bagger put runners at second and third for Adrienne Acton, who singled up the middle to plate Duran and Arredondo.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Acton</st1:place></st1:City> led all hitters with a .500 (2-for-4) average in the super regional.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The score held firm until <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City> cut the deficit in half with a solo home run in the fourth.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Courtney Martinez hit a towering fly ball that barely stayed fair down the left field line for her eighth home run of the year.</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: </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:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will make its 19<SUP>th</SUP> Women&rsquo;s College World Series appearance in the last 20 years.</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> improves to 55-6 in NCAA games held in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City></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"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s 5 through 9 hitters went 9-for-23 (.391) at the plate in the two super regional games.</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>Kristie Fox snapped a season-high 10-game hit streak.</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>Taryne Mowatt earned her 36th victory of the season, tying her with Nancy Evans for third most wins in a season in UA history.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Up Next: </B><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> will play Baylor on Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Game times will be announced shortly.</P>
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