Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcats to Play Tennessee in WCWS
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 01, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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The Arizona softball team will play Tennessee in the second round of the Women's College World Series on Friday at 8 p.m. CDT.  The game will be televised live on ESPN HD.


Game Notes

Arizona is 52-3 all-time in WCWS play when scoring one run or more


Arizona enters tonight’s contest with a nine-game postseason winning streak that began last year with a 6-0 win over Tennessee in last year’s national semifinal.  UA is 6-0 in this year’s NCAA Tournament. 


Kristie Fox entered this year’s WCWS hitting .160 (4-for-25) in WCWS contests... before going 3-for-3 and finishing a triple short of the cycle in last night’s win over Baylor.


Snubbed? Since learning that she was not named to the All-Pacific Region Team that was announced prior to regional play, Kristie Fox is on a tear.  Here are the two-time, first-team All-American’s postseason stats.























In last night’s win over Baylor both K’Lee Arredondo and Sam Banister had career-long, six-game hitting streaks snapped.  Kristie Fox has now hit safely in 11 of the last 12 games.


Taryne Mowatt has started UA’s last 18 games (14-3-1) and has pitched 123.1 of the 128.0 innings over that timeframe.


Last night, Taryne Mowatt passed Alicia Hollowell’s 2005 strikeout total of 446 punchouts for second place on UA’s single season list.  Mowatt now has 461 strikeouts this season.


Taryne Mowatt enters the game with 793 career strikeouts.  She could join the following pitchers as the only Arizona pitchers to have accumulated 800 Ks.

Alicia Hollowell            1768    03-06

Jennie Finch                  1028    99-02

Becky Lemke               916      98-01

Susie Parra                   874      91-94

Taryne Mowatt             793      05-


Taryne Mowatt has allowed just five eared runs in 42 innings of postseason work, which translates to a 0.83 ERA and a .133 opponents’ average.  Over that timeframe, Arizona has hit more home runs (9) than the total number of runs (8) Mowatt has allowed.


Caitlin Lowe has 156 steals in her career.  She needs two more to tie Natasha Watley’s Pac-10 record of 158 career stolen bases.


On Wednesday, Caitlin Lowe and Taryne Mowatt were cited as 2007 NFCA All-Americans.  Lowe became the second four-time, first-team NFCA All-American in Arizona softball history (Leah Braatz is the other).  Mowatt gave Arizona a pitcher on the All-America team for the 17th consecutive year.


In all six years following a national title, Arizona has played a national title game.