Feb. 23 vs.
Feb. 24 vs.
Feb. 25 vs. Texas A&M - noon MST
Hillenbrand Stadium -
ON THE AIR: Fans can tune in to KCUB 1290 AM The Source to hear Brian Jeffries call the Wildcats’ games on Friday and Saturday night. Free Live Stats, powered by Tucson Electric Power, will be provided for all home games and many road games.
NOTING THE AGGIES:
The Aggies and Wildcats met at the Kajikawa Classic in what turned out to be a heartbreaking defeat for UA. The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, as Adrienne Acton scored on a passed ball. A&M responded in the fifth inning on a Jami Lobpries RBI double to tie the game. With the top of its order up in the seventh,
The Aggies and Wildcats faced off three times in 2006, including once in the Kajikawa Classic. Behind Alicia Hollowell’s second no-hitter of the season and seven runs in the first inning, UA run-ruled A&M 8-0 in five innings. The Wildcats enjoyed another emphatic victory over the Aggies at the Palm Springs Classic on Feb. 24, as UA defeated the Big 12 favorite 12-0 in a Hollowell one-hitter. In the third and final meeting of the season, A&M upset
RECAPPING THE WORTH WILDCAT:
STEALING THE SHOW: Entering the week,
THE LOWE-DOWN ON THE RECORD BOOK: As a three-time, first-team NFCA All-American Caitlin Lowe has already cemented her name into the annals of
Lowe in top 10
Batting Avg. .468 1
Runs 196 10
Stolen Bases 119 4
(Lowe is currently 10 hits away from cracking the top 10 in career hits at UA)
T-MO TOSSING THE NO-NO: Taryne Mowatt earned her third career no-hitter last Friday in UA’s 1-0 victory over Texas Tech. Her first no-hitter came at
SHE KEPT IT IN THE PARK: Junior pitcher Taryne Mowatt bounced back from a tough first week, in which she was touched up for six home runs in 22.1 innings pitched, by allowing no home runs in 22.0 IP.
SWITCH IT UP: This year, K'Lee Arredondo became the first switch hitter during Mike Candrea’s 22-year tenure. The frosh from
TWO OUT RALLIES: During the Worth Wildcat Invitational,
START IT UP RIGHT: Caitlin Lowe has reached base safely to start eight of UA’s 11 games, including reaching twice via error. The Wildcats as a team have experienced considerable success starting off innings this year, as they have reached safely in 52 percent of the time to start an inning.
SMOOTH WITH THE GLOVES:
HITTING STREAKS: Chelsie Mesa and Jenae Leles were the only Wildcats to reach base safely via hit every game last weekend.
CAMPAIGN ISSUES ?- A STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE:
NOTHING COMES EASILY:
REPRESENTING THE OTHER RED, WHITE AND BLUE: This past off-season Caitlin Lowe completed her second summer with the U.S. Women’s National Team. Lowe started all 17 games of the ISF World Championships and the II World Cup of Softball for Team
WELCOMING THE NEWCOMERS:
FOUR TIMES THE FUN: Before the year is over, Caitlin Lowe will cement her name in both the NCAA and Arizona record books in several offensive categories such as batting average, hits, runs scored and stolen bases. She also has the chance to become just the fifth player in
REPLACING THE ACE: Taryne Mowatt’s task of replacing four-time All-American Alicia Hollowell as
2006 REVIEW: While national championships are the currency by which history measures on-field success, the results show that
continued its tradition of superb play in all aspects of the game in 2006. Along with Arizona , UA was the only team to finish in the top 10 nationally in the following team categories: ERA, batting average and fielding percentage. Tennessee
The Wildcats opened the year on a tear, winning 24 of their first 25 games. UA dominated opponents over that span, winning games by an average of six runs a game. However, on March 16
In the first game of the doubleheader, Alicia Hollowell ruined the Huskies’ Senior Day by tossing a no-hitter, leading to a 2-0 UA victory. The win catalyzed a 14-game winning streak that elevated
After defeating LSU in the Tucson Super Regional to reach the WCWS, UA met Pac-10 foe
Two days later, after a 1-0 loss to
UA opened exploded with an 8-0 win in Game 1, led by a one-hit performance by Hollowell. The story of the game, and the series for that matter, was the Wildcats’ speed on the base paths. UA’s slappers Caitlin Lowe, Autumn Champion and Adrienne Acton combined for three infield hits, four runs and forced three NU infield errors.
In Game 2,
Finally, after all the ups and downs the team endured, the Wildcats tasted the sweetest of victories and in doing so, they brought the national championship trophy home to
ALL-PAC-10 TEAM: Kristie Fox, Caitlin Lowe, Alicia Hollowell and Autumn Champion were all named to the All-Pac-10 Team. Fox, Lowe and Hollowell earned first-team nods, while Champion garnered second-team honors. Both Lowe and Hollowell have been named to the first team every year since they arrived, while Fox is a first-teamer for the second time, and Champion has a pair of first and second team citations. Taryne Mowatt and Callista Balko received honorable mentions.
In 2006, 33,594 bodies pushed through turnstiles over 26 home dates, averaging 1,292 fans per date. UA drew over 1,000 fans in 19 of its 26 home dates and ended the year with a running total of 419,617 fans since Hillenbrand Stadium’s opening in 1993.