Oct. 14, 2012
Arizona-Cypress Box Score
Arizona-Pima Box Score
University of Arizona Wildcat Softball swept the third and final day of the Arizona Fall Classic with wins over Cypress (10-2, five innings) and Pima (6-1). The Cats were a perfect 5-0 in the Arizona Fall Classic and are 7-0 overall in the fall.
Game 1 - Arizona 10, Cypress 2 (5 innings)
UA took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a pair of singles. Hallie Wilson drew a one-out walk, moved to second on Brigette Del Ponte's 11th hit in fall ball and scored the game's first run on a single to right by Shelby Pendley. Chelsea Goodacre drove in Del Ponte with a grounder to second to stake the Cats to an early lead.
UA starter Estela Pinon, a junior transfer from Yavapai College, struck out the side in the Cypress second
Lauren Young and Chelsea Suitos put two aboard for UA with second-inning one-out singles. Cypress pitcher Stephanie Luhmann got a ground-ball out, but Gabby Standstedt doubled to right for two runs, and then Mandie Perez singled to center to drive in another and make it 5-0.
The Chargers put a run on the board in the top of the third. Mylee Macahilig picked up Cypress' second hit and base runner with an infield single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Chelsea Herron and crossed the plate on a single by Kendall Shea.
Makia Hastings was hit by a pitch, stole second and moved to third on an infield grounder, and Katrina Webber walked. Macahilig singled past short to drive in Hastings and cut the lead to 5-2 in the top of the fourth.
Freshman pitcher Nancy Bowlling came on to pitch the fifth inning for UA, setting down the Chargers in order. Pinon earned the exhibition victory in four inning, allowing four hits, striking out four and walking one.
A trio of errors led to a run-rule victory for UA in the fifth. With two outs, a dropped popup and a bobbled grounder by second baseman Monique Martinez, sandwiched around a Del Ponte RBI double, made it 7-2. Chelsea Goodacre then doubled to put two more runners in scoring position, and Kelsey Rodriguez walked to load the bases.
Lauren Young's single to left drove in two, and Rodriguez was able to score when the throw from the outfield sailed past the catcher to provide the eight-run margin.
Game 2 - Arizona 6, Pima 1
Arizona knocked out 13 hits and broke open a close game with a four-run rally in the fifth to help it down in-town friend Pima Community College, 6-1, and go undefeated in its Arizona Fall Classic tournament.
Chelsea Goodacre's two-out single drove in a run in the Wildcat first to open the scoring. Hallie Wilson and Brigette Del Ponte had singles to put two aboard, and Goodacre singled up the middle, allowing Wilson to beat a throw to the plate.
Maria Alejandra doubled to right center for Pima's second hit and first runner in scoring position in the top of the second, but UA's Nancy Bowling struck out a pair of Aztecs to strand her.
Shelby Pendley followed singles by Alex Lavine and Del Ponte with another up the middle to plate Lavine in the UA third and make it 2-0.
Maria Alejandra led off the Pima fifth with a home run to left off Bowling to put Pima on the scoreboard.
Arizona came right back, picking up a couple in the bottom of the inning on a two-run double by Del Ponte, her sixth in seven fall games, and Goodacre then towered a home run over the right-center fence to make it 6-1. It was her fourth home run of the fall, leading the Cats in long balls.
Arizona outscored its opponents 45-5 during the training weekend
Arizona will conclude its fall exhibition play with a game against a National Pro Fastpitch league All-Star team on Oct. 24 and wrap up fall practice with an Alumni Game on Nov. 9.
Arizona Fall Classic Scores
New Mexico 6, Central Arizona CC 1
Pima CC 6, Central 6 (time called)
South Mountain CC 9, Pima 1 (5)
Arizona 8, UNM 0 (5)
Cypress CC 4, SMCC 3
Pima 3, UNM 1
Central 9, Cypress 7
UNM 6, Cypress 5
Arizona 8, SMCC 0 (5)
Arizona 13, Central 2 (5)
UNM 9, SMCC 1 (5)
Central 9, SMCC 1 (5)
Pima 9, Cypress 5
Arizona 10, Cypress 2 (5)
Arizona 6, Pima 1
Team Tourney Records
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