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20070419 No. 3 Softball to Host Oregon Schools
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Release: 04/19/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">The third-ranked <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> softball team (31-9, 7-2 Pac-10) is set to host No. 14 Oregon State (33-13, 5-3) on Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 15 Oregon (37-8, 3-5) on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Friday&rsquo;s contest can be seen on FSN Arizona this Sunday at 2 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Check local listings for airtimes in other markets.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"> SOFTBALL THIS WEEK</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">Friday, April 20 vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> ? 7 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>TV: FSN Tape Delay (Cara Capuano/Angie Mentik)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">Saturday, April 21 vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Oregon</st1:State></st1:place> ? 7 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'">Sunday, April 22 vs. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> ? noon<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">RECAPPING THE LAST FOUR GAMES: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> lost to No. 9 Arizona State, 6-3, at Farrington Stadium in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tempe</st1:City></st1:place> on Wednesday night.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Despite the loss, the Wildcats remain atop the Pac-10 standings and have taken two of three games from ASU on the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshman pitcher Sarah Akamine got her second Pac-10 start and was touched up for 12 hits in six innings of work.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>ASU&rsquo;s Katie Burkhart retired the side in five of the seven innings and allowed only two hits.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>All three of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s runs came on a second-inning, three-run homer by K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The round-tripper was her second of the year for the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tempe</st1:place></st1:City> native playing in front of nearly two dozen family members.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Last weekend, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> swept Stanford and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State> to improve to 7-1 in Pac-10 play and 20-1 in games at Hillenbrand Stadium.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">UA started the weekend with a 4-1 win over the then-No. 12 Cardinal, paced offensively by Callista Balko&rsquo;s 2-for-3, four-RBI performance at the plate.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Taryne Mowatt went the distance, striking out 11 Stanford hitters and allowing just one run on five hits in her 22<SUP>nd</SUP> victory of the year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On Saturday, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> overcame a third-inning, two-run deficit to defeat <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State>, 6-4.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Chelsie Mesa drove in half of the Wildcat runs, with a pair of RBI doubles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe contributed with two hits, two runs and an RBI.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt tossed her seventh consecutive complete game in Pac-10 action and improved her overall record to 23-7 and 6-1 in league play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Sunday&rsquo;s contest called for another mild UA comeback, but the story of the day was howling winds that gusted up to 40 miles per hour.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Down 1-0 in the fourth, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> took advantage of a pair of dropped pop ups to score three runs on three hits and two errors in the inning.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After trading one run apiece with <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> in the fifth, UA got its fifth and final run of the game on an infield double that Jenae Leles skied no more than 15 feet in front of home plate that went untouched by any Golden Bear fielder.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Akamine became the first <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>pitcher not named Taryne Mowatt to see any action in the circle during Pac-10 play this year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Akamine earned the victory with fivse innings of work, with Mowatt coming in for the final two innings to capture her third save of the year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NOTING THE BEAVERS:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> enters the weekend standing at third place in Pac-10 play, just 1.5 games behind conference leader <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Beavers took its sole game against UCLA last weekend, before splitting a pair of contests against <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">OSU is paced offensively by Cambria Miranda, who leads the team in batting (.348), home runs (8) and RBI (40), among other hitting categories.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Brianne McGowan (20-7, 1.54 ERA) has started six of OSU&rsquo;s eight Pac-10 contests in the circle.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NOTING THE DUCKS:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Oregon</st1:State></st1:place> cleaned up on non-conference opponents to the tune of a 33-3 record, but holds a 3-5 Pac-10 record and has dropped five of its last six Pac-10 games.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Jennifer Salling, Suzie Barnes and Ann Marie Topps lead the Ducks offensively.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Salling boasts a .504 batting average with 10 home runs, 58 RBI and 14 stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Topps enters the weekend hitting .333 with 17 homers and 53 RBI.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Barnes, a leadoff hitter, leads OU with 34 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> HEAD COACH MIKE CANDREA ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">is in his 22<SUP>nd</SUP> season at the helm of the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball program.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He boasts a 1,112-223 (.833) record in 21 seasons in the dugout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea is one of five Division I softball head coaches to have won 1,110 games and was the fastest to do so.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He has earned 17 coach of the year honors, including nine Pac-10 Coach of the Year citations, and is a member of the NFCA Hall of Fame.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">In 2004, Candrea took a year off to coach the <st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region> Olympic softball team to a 9-0 record and a gold medal in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Athens</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea was also awarded the Olympic Shield award, the U.S. Olympic Committee&rsquo;s most prestigious award, marking the first time in history the award was given to an Olympic coach.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>During his tenure, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has won nine Pac-10 titles and seven national championships.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1,100 WINS FOR CANDREA: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On March 16 in <st1:City w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:City>&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> head coach Mike Candrea won his 1,110<SUP>th</SUP> career game in an 11-0 rout of Pacific.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Incidentally, Candrea&rsquo;s son Mikel was on hand as Pacific&rsquo;s hitting coach.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">With the win, Candrea joined Margie Wright (<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Fresno</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>), JoAnne Graf (<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Florida</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>) and Gayle Blevins (<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Iowa</st1:place></st1:State>) as one of only four coaches to accumulate 1,100 Division I softball coaching victories.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since then, LSU&rsquo;s Yvette Giourard joined the illustrious group with her 1,100<SUP>th</SUP> win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, as this is his 21<SUP>st</SUP> season in the dugout, Candrea is now the fastest of the four to reach the 1,100-win plateau.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The feat took Wright 24, Graf 22, Blevins 28 and Giourard 27 years, respectively, to get to 1,100 wins.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> TOPS NFCA RPI, STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The Wildcats have the top RPI and strength of schedule, according to the NFCA&rsquo;s simulated ratings percentage index, which can be found at <A href="http://www.fullysports.com/softball/2007/rpi">http://www.fullysports.com/softball/2007/rpi</A> or on page 7 of the .pdf version of the notes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Arizona has received top-billing in all three weeks of the rankings have been published this year and possesses a commanding lead ? the difference between Arizona and the second-ranked team, Alabama, is larger than the difference between Alabama and No. 14 Hawaii.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">MOWATT NAMED <st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region> SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> pitcher Taryne Mowatt was named Co-USA Softball Player of the Week for her efforts the week of April 2-8 against then-No. 9 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> State.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt tossed a pair of 1-0 shutouts, including a no-hitter on Friday and a two-hitter on Saturday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She combined to strikeout 21 Sun Devil hitters, while walking only one batter over 14 innings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She limited an ASU team that entered the weekend averaging over six runs per game and a .300 team batting average to no runs and a .045 clip in the two contests.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Mowatt was also named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for her work against ASU and earlier in the season (March 13-19) for leading UA to a runner-up finish at Fullerton&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic, in which she posted victories over NC State, Pacific, Michigan and Louisiana-Lafayette.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">MO-HITTERS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On April 6 against ASU, Taryne Mowatt tossed her fourth career no-hitter and second of 2007.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That places her seventh in UA history for no-no&rsquo;s, with all six Wildcat greats ahead of her garnering at least one All-America citation during their careers.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">STRIKE THREE! </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Two weeks ago, Taryne Mowatt reached the 400 career-inning plateau that qualified her for a place on NCAA ratio-based career record lists, such as ERA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Entering the week, Mowatt&rsquo;s 10.6 strikeouts per seven innings rank her seventh on the all-time list, right behind Alicia Hollowell and fourth among active players.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">A NEW WORKHORSE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">When four-time All-American pitcher Alicia Hollowell&rsquo;s eligibility expired with the 2006 Women&rsquo;s College World Series championship last season, the Wildcats knew that they had to replace someone who had pitched in over 75 percent of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s games since 2003.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Taryne Mowatt has pitched every inning of Pac-10 play, seen action in at least part of 35 of UA&rsquo;s 40 games this year and has recorded over 74 percent of the total outs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">USA</SPAN></B></st1:country-region><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> SOFTBALL NATIONAL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR &ldquo;WATCH LIST&rdquo;: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> senior shortstop Kristie Fox and senior center fielder Caitlin Lowe were named to the list of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year award.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior catcher Callista Balko and junior pitcher Taryne Mowatt had been named to the preseason 50-name list.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe was one of three finalists for the award in 2005, while Alicia Hollowell was a top-three finalist last year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">LOWE NAMED CANDIDATE FOR LOWE&rsquo;S SENIOR CLASS AWARD:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Caitlin Lowe was named one of 20 candidates for the 2007 Lowe&rsquo;s Senior CLASS Award. Candidates were selected based on personal qualities that define the complete student athlete.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>While on-the-field performance during their collegiate softball careers is a factor in determining candidates and the eventual winner, their personal character and off-the-field achievements in the classroom and community are major areas of focus.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Finalists for the award will be announced on April 26.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">THE LOWE-DOWN ON THE RECORD BOOK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">As a three-time, first-team NFCA All-American Caitlin Lowe has already cemented her name into the annals of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In addition to the inevitable single-season marks she will set or challenge throughout 2007, Lowe is already climbing up the school record book and has a legitimate shot to finish in the top 10 in four categories in NCAA history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Lowe in top 10 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> history<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <TABLE class=MsoTableGrid cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Category<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Ariz.</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> Rank<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NCAA Rank<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Batting Avg.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.454<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Hits<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">319<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">t-19<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 3"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Runs<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">226<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">8<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">13<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 4"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Stolen Bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">143<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">t-14<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 5; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Triples<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">10<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">4<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">300-200-100 CLUB: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Caitlin Lowe is one of 11 players in NCAA Div. I softball history to have accumulated 300 hits, 200 runs and 100 stolen bases over her career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has three former Wildcats plus Lowe on the list and is the only program represented by more than one athlete.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Nicole Barber, Georgia 379 hits, 266 runs, 257 stolen bases<BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Lauren Bauer, Arizona 349 hits, 238 runs, 133 stolen bases</B><BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Amy Chellevold, Arizona 371 hits, 252 runs, 113 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">*Norrelle Dickson, Oklahoma </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">312 hits, 226 runs, 103 stolen bases</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><BR>Kelly Krestchman, Alabama 368 hits, 288 runs, 133 stolen bases<BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">*Caitlin Lowe, Arizona 319 hits, 226 runs, 143 stolen bases</B><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Alison McCutcheon, Arizona 405 hits, 289 runs, 148 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">*<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Lindsay Schutzler</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:State></st1:place> 341 hits, 227 runs, 112 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Tiff Tootle, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">South Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> 351 hits, 207 runs, 114 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Natasha Watley, UCLA 395 hits, 252 runs, 158 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Shamalene Wilson</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">, <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> <st1:place w:st="on">St.</st1:place> 310 hits, 223 runs, 161 stolen bases<BR> <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">*</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">current players<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">On March 6 Caitlin Lowe (Feb. 26-March 4) became the first <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> player to be named the Conference&rsquo;s player of the week this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The honor was well-deserved, as Lowe helped <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> sweep <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.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She scored multiple runs and had multiple hits in all three games and had a pair of four-stolen base contests.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SENIORS LEADING THE WAY: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">In 25 of the last 26 games, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has started seniors in the first, second and third spots in the batting order.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe, Chelsie Mesa and Kristie Fox are the first trio of seniors to be penciled in to the top of the order since Lauren Bauer, Nicole Giordano and Toni Mascarenas started up the majority of games during UA&rsquo;s 2001 title run.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Below are the seniors&rsquo; combined numbers in relation to the other six spots in the batting order throughout the year:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoTableGrid cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Avg.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Runs<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">RBI<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SB<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Seniors<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.365<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">104<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">85<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">52<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Non-seniors<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.253<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">112<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">112<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">23<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FOX RACKS UP THE RIBBIES: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Kristie Fox enters the weekend ranked seventh on UA&rsquo;s career RBI list with 208.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Fox leads <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> with 41 RBI, 12 more than Chelsie Mesa&rsquo;s 29 ribbies that are good for second on the team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A two-time, first-team NFCA All-American, Fox also leads the Wildcats in home runs (10), slugging percentage (.611) and total bases (77).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">THREE TIMES A CHAMPION: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">If nothing else, Chelsie Mesa can be called a winner.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The senior second baseman from <st1:City w:st="on">Yuma</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State>, transferred to <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> after two years at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>All she did there was lead the Bears to two NJCAA national titles and grab a couple of national tournament MVP honors.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In her first year with <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> started every game on the 2006 national championship squad.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the coming months, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> has the opportunity to accomplish the rarest of feats: win her fourth national championship as a player.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARREDONDO HEATING UP: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Freshman outfielder/infielder K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo was hitting a near team-low .212 in non-conference with eight RBI in 31 games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since Pac-10 play began, the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tempe</st1:City></st1:place> native is leading the Wildcats with her .348 batting average .522 slugging percentage, and is tied for the team high with six RBI in conference play.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">AHEAD OF THE CURVE:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> In comparing Arizona&rsquo;s performance through its first nine Pac-10 games of 2007 with 2006, the Wildcats appear to be doing alright considering the way last year&rsquo;s season ended.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Team Stats through nine Pac-10 games:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoTableGrid cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2007<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2006<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Record<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE:
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