The Wildcats used five extra-base hits and nine stolen bases in their five-inning victory over the Buckeyes.
Pitcher Taryne Mowatt earned the victory in the circle, tossing a complete game and surrendering five hits in as many innings of work.
Staked to a 2-0 lead, Mowatt struck out five of the first seven batters she faced, taking her through the first two innings of the game.
In the third, Fox and Leles once shared the same fate at the plate as they both singled to lead off the frame. A
OSU responded in the bottom of the inning by breaking up Mowatt’s shot at a shutout with a Whitney Cooper solo home run.
Fueled by a pair of home runs, the Wildcats exploded for eight runs on six hits in the fourth. Adrienne Acton catalyzed the rally with a double down the left-field line. Lowe scored her outfield-mate
After a Buckeye pitching change, Leles continued the UA rally with the first of her two doubles on the night. With Jill Malina pinch running for Leles,
Ohio State would register a two-run home run by freshman Sam Marder in the bottom of the fourth, and UA tacked on one more run with a Leles RBI double to plate Fox in the fifth.
- Caitlin Lowe stole four bases, bringing her career total to 112. She currently ranks fifth all time in
Freshman pitcher Sarah Akamine earned the victory in her collegiate debut by holding the Pack scoreless for the first six innings, before surrendering a pair of runs in the seventh. The hurler allowed only one earned run, six hits and no walks in six-plus innings of work.
UA used a two-out rally and a
After a pair of scoreless innings, the Wildcats scratched out a run in the fourth. Cyndi Duran earned her first career hit for UA with an infield single, stole second and scored on a Caitlin Lowe double down the left field line. K’Lee Arredondo, who played in front of a hometown crowd, singled to center on a play that appeared to score Lowe, but a strong throw from UNR center fielder Sarah Hunt and a highly-contested play at the plate ended the inning.
In the fifth, Kristie Fox hit her second home run of the day with a line shot to dead-center field for UA’s sixth run of the game.
Up 6-2 in the seventh, Taryne Mowatt relieved Akamine and retired three of the four Wolfpack batters she faced to close the door on Opening Night of the 2007