Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Softball Sweeps in Cathedral City
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 28, 2010
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Feb. 28, 2010

Game 2 - Arizona 7, Cal Poly 3

Box Score

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. -- Stacie Chambers and Brittany Lastrapes homered to drive in four of Arizona's runs as the Wildcats downed Cal Poly, 7-3, Sunday afternoon to give UA a sweep at the Cathedral City Classic.

Chambers' three-run blast broke a scoreless tie in the third frame, after Lauren Schutzler singled and K'Lee Arredondo drew a walk.

Lastrapes hit a solo shot to leadoff the next inning, and Brigette Del Ponte and Victoria Kemp each nabbed RBI singles to cap the scoring.

Kemp's RBI was her first of the season.

Sarah Akamine started the contest for Arizona (12-1), but was given the hook after giving up a two-run homer by Cal Poly's Krysten Cary in the fourth. Kenzie Fowler picked up the win in relief, upping her record to 10-0. Helen Pena took the loss for the Mustangs.

Game 1 - Arizona 3, Baylor 2

Box Score

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. -- Arizona's unearned run in the fifth inning proved to be the difference-maker as the Wildcats withstood a late Baylor rally and topped the Bears, 3-2, on Sunday morning.

UA took advantage of three Baylor errors in the fifth and scored an unearned run, opening up a 3-0 lead at the time and giving the Wildcats an insurance run that they would later need.

Arizona plated two runs in the second when Brittany Lastrapes knocked a double off the right centerfield fence, scoring Brigette Del Ponte, who had led off the inning with a walk. Lauren Schutzler then singled up the middle, plating Lastrapes and opening up a 2-0 lead.

Two scoreless innings later, UA capitalized on three consecutive Bears errors. Schutzler reached second on an infield single and bad throw, then scored when K'Lee Arredondo's hard grounder was misplayed by the second baseman, KJ Freeland.

The Bears cut the lead to one in the sixth off of a solo home run by Dani Leal and a sacrifice fly from Courtney Nieten.

Kenzie Fowler allowed a two-out walk in the seventh, but struck out Nicole Wesley to end the game.

Fowler upped her record to 9-0, striking out seven and allowing five hits. Whitney Canion (2-3) worked four innings, giving up two runs on four hits. Courtney Repka went the rest of the way for the Bears, allowing one run on three hits.

Arizona will host New Mexico State for a doubleheader on Wednesday.