Arizona Stays Alive By Beating Tennessee, 8-0
June 6, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -Karissa Buchanan and Brittany Lastrapes each had three hits and two RBIs, Kenzie Fowler threw no-hit ball for four innings and Arizona beat Tennessee 8-0 on Sunday to force a decisive rematch at the Women's College World Series.
After the Wildcats (51-12) loaded the bases, Buchanan hit a two-run double down the left field line and Lastrapes followed with a two-run double to right to put the game away.
The game ended after five innings because of the mercy rule. The teams were to meet again about an hour later with a trip to the best-of-three championship series on the line.
Fowler walked three in four hitless innings but was lifted after Arizona scored five runs in the top of the fifth. Sarah Akamine gave up a pair of singles in relief.
The game was a total reversal of the first meeting between the teams at the World Series, when Tennessee (49-14) won 9-0 in five innings because of the mercy rule.