Arizona 6, Oklahoma 0

May 28, 2005

TUCSON, Ariz.-- The Wildcats (43-10) took six minutes to wrap up an NCAA Super Regional softball victory over Oklahoma (50-16) Saturday afternoon at Hillenbrand Stadium.

Alicia Hollowell (30-7) set the Sooners down in order in the top of the seventh, striking out pinch hitter ALison Horne, getting Jessica Leslie on a fly ball to center and striking out Norelle Dickson.

The game was resumed from Saturday night, stopped after six complete innings because of rain, with Arizona leading by the final margin. Hollowell finished with nine strikeouts. Kami Keiter (32-7) took the loss.

Arizona staged a big two-out rally in the bottom of the third to take the lead. Caitlin Lowe and Kristie Fox had hits to put runners at the corners, but Lowe was thrown out on a Jackie Coburn squeeze bunt try. But Schelly Schultz singled to load the bases, and Callista Balko drew a walk to drive in the first run.

Crystal Farley hit a squibber down the third base line and Schultz beat the only possible throw -- to third base -- while Coburn scored. Courtney Fossatti drove in the third run with a fielder's choice, helped when Balko beat another throw to third.

The Cats pushed it to 5-0 in the fifth. Farley and Fossatti singled, everyone was safe on a fielder's choice by Adrienne Acton, and Lowe drew a run-scoring walk. Relief pitcher Denes allowed another run with a wild pitch.

In the sixth inning, Farley came to the plate with one out and runners at the corners. After popping to short, Balko tagged from first base, drawing the attention of the Sooner defense, and allowing pinch runner Courtney Nix to score the game's sixth run.

 
Box score (NCAA)
                            Oklahoma Sooner Softball
                  #14 OKLAHOMA SOONERS at #3 Arizona Wildcats
               May 27, 2005 at Tucson, Ariz (Hillenbrand Stadium)

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 0 (50-16)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Dickson, Norrelle 3b.....  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Vesely, Kristin cf.......  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
Enea, Christina 1b.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  6  1   2
Scaglione, Heather c.....  2  0  0  0   1  1  9  4   1
 Prather, Jade pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Hollis, Tayl'r 2b........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Fox, Jamie rf............  2  0  1  0   1  1  1  0   0
Keiter, Kami p/dp........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  2   2
Denes, Nicole dp/p.......  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
 Braddock, Stacy p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Horne, Alison ph........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Leslie, Jessica lf.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   2
Long, Savannah ss........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 25  0  5  0   2  9 18  9   7

Arizona Wildcats 6 (43-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Lowe, Caitlin cf.........  3  0  3  1   1  0  2  0   0
Champion, Autumn lf......  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Fox, Kristie ss..........  3  1  2  0   1  0  1  0   2
Coburn, Jackie c.........  4  1  0  0   0  2  9  0   0
 Nix, Courtney ph........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Schultz, Shelly 3b.......  4  1  1  0   0  1  1  2   4
Balko, Callista 2b.......  3  0  1  1   1  2  3  0   0
Farley, Crystal 1b.......  4  1  2  1   0  0  5  1   0
Fossatti, Courtney dp....  2  0  1  1   1  0  0  0   0
 Von Liechtenstein, A pr.  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Acton, Adrienne rf.......  2  1  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
 Martinez, Jen ph........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   3
Hollowell, Alicia p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
Totals................... 31  6 11  4   4  9 21  6  11

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
OKLAHOMA SOONERS.... 000 000 0 -  0  5  2
Arizona Wildcats.... 003 021 X -  6 11  0
-----------------------------------------

E - Scaglione; Hollis. DP - OKLAHOMA 1. LOB - OKLAHOMA 7; Arizona 11. 2B -
Fox; Keiter. SH - Dickson. SB - Prather.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Keiter, Kami........  4.1 10  5  5  4  6 24 28 118
Denes, Nicole.......  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  2  2   7
Braddock, Stacy.....  1.0  1  1  0  0  3  5  5  16

Arizona Wildcats       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Hollowell, Alicia...  7.0  5  0  0  2  9 25 28 107

Win - Hollowell (30-7).  Loss - Keiter (32-7).  Save - None.
WP - Denes. Inherited runners/scored: Denes 3/1. Pitches/strikes: Keiter 118/68;
Denes 7/5; Braddock 16/12; Hollowell 107/70.
Umpires - HP: John Kurnat  1B: Lisa Harvey  3B: Steve McCown
Start: 4:35 PM   Time:   Attendance: 1137
Game: 66_ARIZ



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Play-by-Play
                            Oklahoma Sooner Softball
           #14 OKLAHOMA SOONERS at #3 Arizona Wildcats - Play-by-Play
               May 27, 2005 at Tucson, Ariz (Hillenbrand Stadium)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
OKLAHOMA SOONERS.... 000 000 0 -  0  5  2
Arizona Wildcats.... 003 021 X -  6 11  0
-----------------------------------------

OKLAHOMA SOONERS starters: 15/3b Dickson; 4/cf Vesely; 10/1b Enea; 13/c Scaglione;
6/2b Hollis; 1/rf Fox; 7/p Keiter; 5/dp Denes; 9/lf Leslie; 12/ss Long;
Arizona Wildcats starters: 26/cf Lowe; 0/lf Champion; 29/ss Fox; 77/c Coburn; 6/3b
Schultz; 15/2b Balko; 5/1b Farley; 22/dp Fossatti; 4/rf Acton; 44/p Hollowell;

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 1st - Dickson out at first p to 2b, bunt (1-1). Vesely
struck out swinging (3-2). Enea singled to second base (0-1). Scaglione flied out to
cf to center field (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona Wildcats 1st - Lowe singled to left field (0-0). Champion singled,
bunt (0-0); Lowe advanced to second. Fox walked (3-1); Champion advanced to second;
Lowe advanced to third. Coburn struck out swinging (2-2). Schultz grounded into
double play p to c to 1b (2-0); Lowe out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 2nd - Hollis struck out looking (1-2). Fox walked (3-0).
Keiter doubled to left field (0-1); Fox advanced to third. Denes struck out swinging
(1-2). Leslie popped up to 2b (1-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Arizona Wildcats 2nd - Balko struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (3-2).
Farley grounded out to p (2-2). Fossatti walked (3-1). Acton struck out swinging
(2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 3rd - Dickson grounded out to 3b (2-2). Vesely grounded out
to p (3-2). Game restarterd at 6:55 p.m. after 1:27 rain delay. Enea popped up to ss
(2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Arizona Wildcats 3rd - Lowe singled to catcher (0-0). Champion struck out
swinging (1-2). Fox singled to right field (1-2); Lowe advanced to third. Coburn
reached on a fielder's choice, bunt (2-0); Fox advanced to second; Lowe out at home
1b to c. Schultz singled to center field (0-1); Coburn advanced to second; Fox
advanced to third. Balko walked, RBI (3-2); Schultz advanced to second; Coburn
advanced to third; Fox scored. Farley singled to third base, RBI (0-2); Balko
advanced to second; Schultz advanced to third; Coburn scored. Fossatti reached on a
fielder's choice, RBI (2-2); Farley advanced to second; Balko advanced to third;
Schultz scored. Martinez pinch hit for Acton. Martinez struck out swinging (2-2).
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 4th - Acton to rf for Martinez. Scaglione walked (3-2).
Prather pinch ran for Scaglione. Hollis popped up to 3b (1-2). Fox struck out
swinging (0-2). Prather stole second. Keiter out at first 1b to 2b (1-2). 0 runs,
0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona Wildcats 4th - Scaglione to c for Prather. Lowe singled to center
field (3-2). Champion flied out to rf (1-1). Fox singled to shortstop (3-2); Lowe
advanced to second. Coburn reached on an error by 2b (1-1); Fox advanced to second;
Lowe advanced to third. Coburn out at first c to 1b, picked off. Schultz grounded
out to ss (3-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 5th - Denes struck out looking (2-2). Leslie singled down
the lf line (0-0). Dickson grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt (1-0); Leslie advanced to
second. Vesely singled, advanced to second on the throw (1-1); Leslie advanced to
third. Enea grounded out to p (0-0). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Arizona Wildcats 5th - Balko struck out looking (3-2). Farley singled to
second base (0-0). Fossatti singled to left field (0-1); Farley advanced to second.
Acton reached on a fielder's choice (1-0); Fossatti advanced to second; Farley
advanced to third. Von Liechten pinch ran for Fossatti. Lowe walked, RBI (3-2);
Acton advanced to second; Von Liechten advanced to third; Farley scored. Keiter to
dp. Denes to p. Champion reached on a fielder's choice (0-1); Lowe advanced to
second; Acton advanced to third; Von Liechten out at home ss to c. Champion advanced
to second; Lowe advanced to third; Acton scored on a wild pitch. Fox flied out to cf
(2-2). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 6th - Scaglione struck out swinging (1-2). Hollis struck out
swinging (1-2). Fox doubled to left field (2-2). Keiter grounded out to 1b
unassisted (1-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Arizona Wildcats 6th - Braddock to p for Denes. Coburn struck out swinging,
reached first on an error by c, advanced to second. Nix pinch hit for Coburn.
Schultz struck out looking (2-2). Balko singled to left field (1-2); Nix advanced to
third. Farley fouled out to 3b (1-2); Balko advanced to second; Nix scored,
unearned. Von Liechten struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1
error, 1 LOB.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 7th - Coburn to c for Nix. Horne pinch hit for Braddock.
Horne struck out swinging (0-2). Leslie flied out to cf (2-2). Dickson struck out
swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.


-- Courtesy Arizona