Softball Advances to Kia Championship vs. No. 9 Washington

March 21, 2004

FULLERTON, Calif. - The Arizona softball team shut out Illinois in the semifinal game of the Kia Klassic on Sunday. Sophomore pitcher Alicia Hollowell's 21st victory of the season marked the Cats' 34th win of the year.

Illinois pitcher Amanda Fortune held Arizona's offense to three hits in the game and did not allow a run until the bottom of the sixth inning. Freshman Caitlin Lowe singled to short and stole second. Champion laid down a sacrifice bunt to third, advancing Lowe to third. Wendy Allen hit an RBI double to center, scoring Lowe, and scored on an Illinois throwing error.

Hollowell pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out nine. Sophomore Shelly Schultz had the only other Arizona hit of the game, a second-inning double down the left field line.

No. 1 Arizona advances to the championship game versus No. 9 Washington on Sunday at 2 p.m.

2004 Kia KlassicIllinois vs #1 ArizonaMar 21, 2004 at Fullerton, Calif. (Titan SB Complex)

Illinois 0

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB------------------------------------------------------Hamma, Lindsey ss........ 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0Coriddi, Rachelle cf..... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0Hall, Jenna 1b........... 3 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0Montgomery, Erin rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3Jones, Erin 3b........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0Lawhead, Molly dh........ 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0O'Connell, Katie 2b...... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0Butcher, LeeAnn lf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1Sartini, Janna c......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 Gronski, Lauren ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0Fortune, Amanda p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0Totals................... 22 0 4 0 2 9 18 6 4

Arizona 2

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB------------------------------------------------------Caitlin Lowe cf.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0Autumn Champion lf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Wendy Allen dh........... 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0Mackenz. Vandergeest c... 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 2 1Shelly Schultz 1b........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0Jackie Coburn 3b......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1Kristie Fox ss........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0Samantha Quintero 2b..... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1A. Von Liechtenstein rf.. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0Alicia Hollowell p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0Totals................... 19 2 3 1 2 3 21 7 3

Score by Innings R H E-----------------------------------------Illinois............ 000 000 0 - 0 4 1Arizona............. 000 002 X - 2 3 2-----------------------------------------

E - Hamma; Champion; Coburn. DP - ARIZONA 1. LOB - Illini 4; ARIZONA 3. 2B -Allen; Schultz. SH - Lawhead; Champion; Coburn. SB - Lowe. CS - Coriddi;Lawhead.

Illinois IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Fortune, Amanda..... 6.0 3 2 1 2 3 19 23

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Alicia Hollowell.... 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 22 25

Win - None. Loss - None. Save - None.Umpires - HP: Lori Bish 1B: Ellis Clayton 3B: Chriti VanWerdenStart: 11 a.m. Time: Attendance:Game notes:ID-232641KIA Classic Semifinal #1Game: KIA36

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