Arizona 12, Lehigh 0

May 20, 2005

TUCSON, Ariz. -- National third seed Arizona used pitching by its entire staff - Alicia Hollowell, Leslie Wolfe and Taryn Mowatt - to toss a no-hitter, and used some big hitting to take a five-inning 12-0 victory over Lehigh in NCAA Region 3 action at Hillenbrand Stadium Friday night.

Hollowell and Wolfe threw two innings apiece and Mowatt threw the fifth, combined to strike out 10. At the plate, the Cats had 10 hits and Jackie Coburn collected five RBI to pace the attack. Hollowell had five strikeouts, Wolfe had four and Mowatt had one. Mowatt was one pitch away from making it a perfect game, but hit pinch-hitter Lauren Haney before getting a ground ball to end the game.

Arizona wasted no time putting runs on the board. Caitlin Lowe led off the first with a single up the middle, Autumn Champion and Kristie Fox drew walks, and then Jackie Coburn hit a sinking liner for a two-run single to the opposite field in right. Shelly Schultz capped the rally with a three-run home run to center off Lehigh pitcher Emily Ling to make it 5-0.

Coburn followed bunt singles by Adrienne Acton and Lowe, and a walk to Fox, with another single to drive in two more runs in the bottom of the second to make it 7-0. After Schultz struck out, UA reloaded the bases with a walk by Crystal Farley but Ling got Callista Balko to fly to right field to stop the rally.

UA loaded the bases again in the third, this time with a walk by Acton, another infield hit by Lowe and a two-out walk to Fox. Coburn drew a walk to collect her fifth RBI and UA reached the eight-run mercy rule margin. Ling got a fielder's choice to stop the damage.

Balko hit a two-run home run off Lehigh reliever Heather Hamasaki in the bottom of the fourth, then Lowe collected her fourth hit of the game with another two-run blast to provide the final margin. Lowe scored four times and pushed her hits total to 90 for the year.

 
Box score (NCAA)
                             2005 Arizona Softball
                         Lehigh at #3 Arizona Wildcats
                  May 20, 2005 at Tucson, Ariz. (Hillenbrand)

Lehigh 0 (41-9)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Marvel, Kate cf..........  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Hanley, Taryn 1b.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Young, Jessica 2b........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Wieder, Mary c...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   0
Schenbeck, Whitney lf....  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Sterrett, Julie dh.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Haney, Lauren pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Martin, Mendy ss.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   1
Arico, Kate 3b...........  1  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   0
Wegert, Katherine rf.....  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Ling, Emily p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Hamasaki, Heather p.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 15  0  0  0   0 10 12  3   1

Arizona Wildcats 12 (40-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Caitlin Lowe cf..........  4  4  4  2   0  0  0  0   0
Autumn Champion lf.......  3  1  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
Kristie Fox ss...........  1  1  0  0   3  0  1  1   0
Jackie Coburn c..........  2  1  2  5   1  0 10  1   0
 Cortney Nix pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Shelly Schultz 3b........  3  1  1  3   0  1  0  1   3
Crystal Farley 1b........  1  1  0  0   2  0  3  0   0
Callista Balko 2b........  3  1  1  2   0  0  1  0   3
Courtney Fossatti dh.....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 A. Von Liechtenstein pr/  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Jennifer Martinez pr....  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Adrienne Acton rf........  1  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
 Candace Abrams rf.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Alicia Hollowell p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Leslie Wolfe p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Taryne Mowatt p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 22 12 10 12   8  3 15  3   6

Score by Innings               R  H  E
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Lehigh.............. 000 00 -  0  0  0
Arizona Wildcats.... 521 4X - 12 10  0
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LOB - LEHIGH 1; Arizona 6. 2B - Martinez. HR - Lowe; Schultz; Balko. HBP -
Haney, L. SB - Lowe; Champion; Nix.

Lehigh                 IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Ling, Emily.........  3.0  7  8  8  7  3 16 23
Hamasaki, Heather...  1.0  3  4  4  1  0  6  7

Arizona Wildcats       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Alicia Hollowell....  2.0  0  0  0  0  5  6  6
Leslie Wolfe........  2.0  0  0  0  0  4  6  6
Taryne Mowatt.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  4

Win - Wolfe (5-2).  Loss - Ling, Emily (20-6).  Save - None.
HBP - by Mowatt (Haney, L).
Umpires - HP: McCrillis  1B: Crane  3B: Bark
Start: 6:55 p.m   Time: 2:16   Attendance: 1428
Game: GAME02


-- Courtesy Arizona