Arizona Locks Up Lobos

Feb. 23, 2003

TUCSON - Lovie Jung's two-run single to right-center in the bottom of thesixth gave Arizona an 8-0 victory over New Mexico, to back up one-hitpitching by Alicia Hollowell in the final game of the Worth WildcatInvitational softball tournament.

Jung's hit drove in pinch-hitters Allyson Von Lichtenstein, who hadwalked, and Erin Palomarez, who has singled, to end the game on the mercyrule.

Arizona took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Jackie Coburn led offwith a sigle, was sacrificed to second by Wendy Allen and scored on adouble off the left-field fence by Shelly Schultz.

The Cats added a second run in the fourth.Lovie Jung walked and was forcedat second by Mackenzie Vandergeest, who moved to second on a single byCoburn. After a second out, UA pulled a delayed double steal, withVandergeest crossing the plate on the throw to second and Coburn retreatingsafely back to first.

Consecutive singles by Autumn Champion, Courtney Fossatti and Jung gave UAa third run in the fifth, then Vandergeest knocked home the latter two witha home run to left to make it 6-0.

Arizona finished 4-1 in the tournament for second place. New Mexicofinished 1-4 to tie for fourth.

In earlier games, Virginia came from behind to beat Western Michigan,10-8. The Cavaliers overcame a 7-0 deficit and finished the tournament withtheir first victory for a 1-4 mark. Western Michigan also finished 1-4 inthe round-robin tournament.

Oklahoma State, which beat host Arizona with one hit - a home run - onFriday, romped over Drake in five innings, 15-1. The Cowgirls took thetournament championship with a 5-0 record, while Drake finished 3-2 forthird place.

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