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Cats Sweep Competition in Fall Tourney
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/16/2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The Arizona softball team won its fourth and fifth games of the Arizona Fall Tournament, with victories over the Hum-Babe Cats and Pima College.

 

Arizona 14, Hum-Babe Cats 0 (5 innings)

 

Amanda Williams earned her third win of the Arizona Fall Tournament, tossing three perfect innings. The Wildcats jumped on HBC’s pitching early and often, scoring 14 runs on 13 hits in just four frames at the plate. 

 

At the plate, UA’s seniors led the way, as Caitlin Lowe, Kristie Fox and Chelsie Mesa had two hits apiece.  Fox and Mesa both drove in three runs in the Wildcats’ rout.

 

Additionally, some of UA’s younger players contributed as well, as freshman leftfielder K’Lee Arredondo hit her third home run in as many days, and second from the right side.  Arredondo’s classmate Sarah Akamine laced a two-run single to center in the first inning, putting the Wildcats up 4-0 in the opening frame.

 

UA batted around in the second, as sophomore Adrienne Acton sparked the five-run rally with an infield single.  Lowe followed with a bunt single, and one out later, Fox and Mesa teamed up with back-to-back RBI base knocks.  After Akamine walked, junior Callista Balko cranked an RBI double, setting up a Jenae Leles sacrifice fly for UA’s fifth run of the inning and ninth of the game.

 

After Arredondo’s homer in the third, the Wildcats tacked on another four runs in the fourth inning, bringing the score to 14-0.

 

In the top of the fourth, Akamine came in to relieve Williams, tossing two scoreless innings to preserve the shutout.

 

Arizona 2, Pima 0

 

In their last game of the fall, the Wildcats got their first true test of the weekend in the form a 2-0 victory over Pima.

 

Junior pitcher Taryne Mowatt tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing just one hit to go along with her 12 strikeouts.

 

Mowatt got an early first-inning lead when Caitlin Lowe’s speed wreaked havoc on Pima’s defense.  Lowe reached on a shortstop’s fielding error, stole second and advanced on another Aztec miscue.  Kristie Fox drove in what would prove to be the game-winning run, singling up the middle to score Lowe.

 

Lowe would cross the plate again in the third inning on a Chelsie Mesa single, which accounted for all the scoring for both sides.

 

Up next: Arizona will hold its Alumni Game on Saturday, Oct. 28 at noon.

   

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