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20070308 No. 2 Softball Heads to No. 14 Baylor
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Release: 03/08/2007
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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 second-ranked <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball team (16-3) hits the road for its only true non-conference away games of the year, as the Wildcats visit No. 14 Baylor (20-4) for a three-game series at BU&rsquo;s Getterman Stadium.<?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'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><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'; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><A href="http://www.arizonaathletics.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1600&amp;DB_OEM_ID=1600&amp;KEY=">Free live stats will be available on ArizonaAthletics.com.</A><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Live audio from the games will also be available free of charge at Baylor&rsquo;s website, <A href="http://baylorbears.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/bay-w-softbl-body.html">baylorbears.com</A>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></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 WEEKEND</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'">March 9 at Baylor ? 6:30 p.m. CST<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'">March 10 at Baylor ? 2 p.m. CST<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'">March 11 at Baylor ? noon CDT<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'">NOTING THE LADY BEARS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Baylor enters the week having won its last five games and is set to host <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sam</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Houston</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> for a doubleheader on Wednesday prior to taking on <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> this weekend.<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'">The entire Lady Bears&rsquo; offense is potent, as BU has compiled a .352 team batting average with 23 home runs, 30 doubles and 64 stolen bases.<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'">Flowing Wells graduate and Pima transfer Ashley Monceaux is coming off a 2006 season in which she was named first-team All-Big 12.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She has continued that success into this year&rsquo;s campaign, as the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City> native&rsquo;s .493 batting average and 29 RBI lead the Big 12.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Monceaux ranks first on the team and second in the conference with seven home runs.<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'">The Bears pitching staff is led by senior pitcher Lisa Ferguson (7-3, 1.82 ERA) and frosh Kirsten Shortridge.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>At the plate, Shortridge ranks second on the team with a .403 average and enters the week with a 7-0 record and a 1.59 ERA.<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'"><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 WEEK: </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'"> swept <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Missouri</st1:place></st1:State> this past weekend at Hillenbrand Stadium in a three-game series, before taking both parts of a doubleheader against Creighton on Tuesday.<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 Friday, UA opened the weekend by winning a 5-4 thriller over the Tigers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In a game that saw two ties and a pair of lead changes, the game ultimately down to <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA&rsquo;s three-time All-American center fielder went 2-for-4, as she reached base three times, scored three runs and stole four bases in the victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With the game tied in the seventh, Lowe led off with a single, stole second and then third base.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After a pair of intentional walks, MU took its chances with <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413">Callista Balko</A></A>, who singled home Lowe for the game-winning 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'">In Saturday&rsquo;s game, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> dominated in the circle and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, when it was spoiled by pinch hitter Katie Milles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Ultimately, Mowatt would end up surrendering one run on two hits, while registering 14 strikeouts in seven innings of work.<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'">Offensively, Lowe batted 2-for-3 with four RBI, two runs scored, a triple and a stolen base.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> (1-for-3, R, RBI, SB) also had extra-base hits and contributed to UA&rsquo;s the onslaught.<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 Sunday, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the Tigers, led again by none other than <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This time 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 went 3-for-3 at the plate with four stolen bases and three runs scored.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> allowed MU to tie the game 7-7 in the sixth, some late-inning heroics would spell victory for the Wildcats yet again.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678">Jenae Leles</A></A> drove the first pitch of the bottom half of the seventh over the left field wall for a walk-off home run to capture the sweep.<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'">Tuesday, UA defeated Creighton 6-2 in the first half of the doubleheader.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77421"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77421">Adrienne Acton</A></A> was 2-for-2 with a stolen base, a run scored and an RBI. In the third inning, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> extended her career-long hit streak to 15 games by cracking a solo home run to center field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With UA clinging to a 3-2 lead in the sixth and having already extended an eight-game hit streak of her own, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> gave UA a few much-needed insurance runs with a three-run jack to right-center.<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'">The Wildcats took the second game, 7-3, behind a pair of two-run shots off the bat of Leles and Lowe.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In her first pitching action since Feb. 25, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=650732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=650732">Sarah Akamine</A></A> gave up two earned runs, while scattering eight hits and one walk.<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: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 1,097-217 (.835) record in 21 seasons in the dugout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea 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'">APPROACHING 1,100 WINS: </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'"> head coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531">Mike Candrea</A></A> is three victories away from joining 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>Additionally, as this is his 21<SUP>st</SUP> season in the dugout, Candrea will become 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 and Blevins 28 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"><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'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> (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> 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>She 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>In addition to playing an intricate role in each of UA&rsquo;s victories in the sweep, she climbed up a few lists in the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> record book (see &ldquo;The Lowe-Down on the Record Book&rdquo; below).<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'">SENIORS LEADING THE WAY: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Over the last six 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><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> 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.<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'">In the six games since the lineup change went into effect, the seniors&rsquo; combined numbers in relation to the other six spots in the batting order speak for themselves.<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'">.484<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'">22<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'">22<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'">14<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'">.260<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'">18<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'">15<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'">5<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <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'">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 <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> 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.<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:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Category</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Ariz.</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> Rank<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Batting Avg.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>.464<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Hits<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>294<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>8<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Runs<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>209<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>9<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Stolen Bases<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>130<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 1.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Triples<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>10<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>4<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'">FOX RACKS UP THE RIBBIES: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> enters the weekend ranked eighth on UA&rsquo;s career RBI list with 193.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jennie Finch is the next Wildcat great Fox hopes to pass, as the two-time Honda Award winner ended a stellar Wildcat career with 195 RBI.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After that, the shortstop from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">San Diego</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, will have a ways to go until she approaches Leticia Pineda&rsquo;s sixth-place 240 runs driven in.<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'">STEALING THE SHOW: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Entering the weekend, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> leads the Pac-10 as a team in successful stolen bases with 46.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>If <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> keeps up the pace and plays 60 games, which it has done nine of the last 10 years, the Wildcats are on track to swipe 145 bases ? nine more than the school record.<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'">Individually, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> leads the conference with 23 stolen bases ? 11 more than ASU&rsquo;s Kaitlin Cochran, who stands second in the league.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> ranks seventh with nine stolen bases, which are two more than she stole in all of 2006.<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'">HITTING STREAKS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> enters the weekend with a team-leading 16-game hitting streak.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This is the most consecutive games a Wildcat has hit in since <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47509"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47509">Autumn Champion</A></A> had a base knock in 25 straight games in 2003.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> enters the weekend with a nine-game hit streak, two shy of her career-high 11-game run from 2005.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s third senior in the lineup, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, is the only other player with a streak longer than four games, as she enters the weekend having reached base via hit in six straight 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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">GETTING ON THE BOARD: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Historically, when <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> loses the loss can be attributed a lack of offensive support.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has scored in every game this year even in its three losses.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since 2000, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has been shut out at least one time in its first three losses, including all three 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 style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">THE OPPONENTS GET ON THE BOARD TOO: </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'">&rsquo;s pitchers have done a stellar job this year, limiting opponents to a .206 batting average, but the Wildcat staff has registered only two shutouts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since 2000, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has had at least nine shutouts through its first 19 games of the year and averages over 11 shutouts per year over that timeframe.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, in the new millennium, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s pitching staff has not entered Pac-10 play with fewer than 16 shutouts and averages just over 20 shutouts entering league play in the last seven seasons.<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'">&ldquo;WHO&rsquo;S YOUR&rdquo; INSPIRATION? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The Angels had the Rally Monkey in their 2002 World Series run, the Braves rode the Tomahawk Chop to 14 consecutive division titles , and now the Arizona Wildcats have &ldquo;Hoosiers.&rdquo;<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Arizona has scored the game-winning run in the inning immediately following an inspirational clip from the legendary sports flick &ldquo;Hoosiers&rdquo; three of the four times it has been played on UA&rsquo;s videoboard this 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'">The following are the situations in which the clip has been played and the result.<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'">Date<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'">Opponent<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:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Inn</SPAN></st1:place><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'">Before<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'">After<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'">2/17<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'">Mid. Tenn. St.<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'">2-1 MTSU<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'">Six-run inning leads <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> to 7-3 win<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'">2/24<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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Texas</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> A&amp;M<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'">7<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'">4-3 A&amp;M<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"><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'"> failed to score, loses game<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'">3/2<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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Missouri</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><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: #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'">7<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'">4-4<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'">Lowe singles, steals two bases and scores on Balko&rsquo;s walk-off single<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 4; 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'">3/4<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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Missouri</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><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: #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'">7<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'">7-7<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'"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678">Jenae Leles</A></A> first pitch, walk-off homer<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <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'">CAN YOU SAY TOUGH LOSS? </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'">&rsquo;s three losses have all come by one run margin and via an opponent home 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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FOR CONSISTENCY&rsquo;S SAKE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Over the last three seasons, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s offensive production through its first 19 games is eerily similar in terms of batting average and runs scored.<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/G<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'">2005<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'">.327<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; 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