Taryne Mowatt (16-4) tossed her first career Pac-10 shutout, as she gave up only three hits and struck out 11 Sun Devils in a crucial road win. She also got things done at the plate, as the sophomore from
ASU’s Desiree Serrano (15-3) lasted 3.2 innings and drew the loss, as UA touched her up for three earned runs on three hits and three walks.
Mowatt helped her own cause in the top of the fourth, as she knocked her second career home run over the fence in left field, increasing UA’s lead to 2-0.
Balko followed with her second single of the night and would advance to second on a wild pitch. Two Wildcat strikeouts slimmed the chances of a rally, but
Up 3-0 in the fourth, Mowatt maintained the three run cushion and kept the Sun Devils at that distance all the way through the game’s end.
Up next: The Wildcats head to the Bay Area, where they will play at Stanford on Friday and at
- Callista Balko’s stolen base in the fourth was a career first. It was also the first time any UA player has swiped third all year.
- Taryne Mowatt extended her team-high, five-game hit streak.