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20070306 Lowe Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
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Release: 03/06/2007
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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">WALNUT CREEK</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State> ? </B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s three-time All-American center fielder Caitlin Lowe has been named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week, the Conference office announced Tuesday.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></B></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">Lowe helped <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> to a sweep of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Missouri</st1:place></st1:State> by batting .700 (7-for-10), scoring eight runs with four RBI and nine stolen bases in as many attempts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tustin</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, native scored multiple runs and had multiple hits in all three games and had a pair of four-stolen base contests.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe&rsquo;s results are not anomalous to this weekend, as she has now tallied 11 multi-hit games in 17 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> contests this year and has scored multiple runs in seven games.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">Lowe played a critical role in each of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s victories this weekend, beginning with Friday&rsquo;s 5-4 over the Tigers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After reaching on an error in the third, Lowe stole second and scored from second on a single.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This would be a common theme for the weekend, as she reached on a single again the fifth, stole second and scored on another Wildcat single.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Yet again in the seventh inning, with the game tied 4-4, Lowe led off with a single stole second <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">and </I>third, before scoring the game winning run.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">On Saturday, Lowe went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a career-high four RBI, a triple and a stolen base.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She led off the bottom of the first with a single, stole second and scored on a double.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the second inning, she came to the plate with the bases loaded, promptly drove three Wildcats home with a bases-clearing triple and would eventually score.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Later in the game she would hit a sac fly for her fourth RBI on the night.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">On Sunday, Lowe continued to come to bat and reach base with the opponent knowing what was coming ? but <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Missouri</st1:place></st1:State> was still unable to stop it.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She led off the first with a single, stole second and scored on a single.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The exact same result would happen in both the second and fourth innings, leading to three base hits, there stolen bases and three runs scored.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She would steal one more base for good measure in the sixth after she was walked.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">All told, Lowe was involved in 12 of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s 21 runs on the weekend.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">Lowe&rsquo;s weekend raises her season average to .509 (28-for-55) gives her 21 runs scored and a perfect 22-for-22 stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She is currently in the midst of a four-game hitting streak.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On Feb. 24 against Texas A&amp;M, Lowe was kept off base all game by an opponent for the first time in 40 games played, dating March 19, 2006.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=BodyA style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: center 91.0pt 153.0pt 215.0pt 268.0pt 308.0pt 345.0pt 389.0pt 434.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">Her performance had historical implications, as well.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She currently stands tied for third on <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s all-time steals list with 129 SB.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She also cracked <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s illustrious career hits list with 290 career base knocks, tying her with Laura Espinoza.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Earlier in the weekend, Lowe passed Espinoza on the career runs list and currently stands in ninth place with 206 runs scored.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p></o:p> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p>Arizona faces Creighton in a doubleheader tonight at Hillenbrand Stadium before hitting the road and traveling to Baylor for a three-game series this weekend. </o:p></P>
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