Game Notes from Game Two of the 2007 Women's College World Series

May 31, 2007

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NCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

May 31- June 6, 2007

ASA Hall of Fame Stadium

Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

 

POSTGAME NOTES


Game 2: Northwestern 2, ArizonaState 0

 

 

  • With the victory over ArizonaState, Northwestern broke the school record for wins in a season with its 51st triumph in the 2006-07 campaign.  The previous mark of 50 was set by last year's NCAA runner-up squad.

 

  • Northwestern improved to 6-0 in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.  The Wildcats are the No. 2 seed in the tournament field.

  • Under head coach Kate Drohan, NU is 4-1 against ArizonaState.  The Wildcats also posted a 5-2 win over the Sun Devils earlier this season at the Palm Springs Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., on Feb. 24.
      

  • The announced attendance of 5,295 in Thursday's opening session set a WCWS record for Session 1.  The previous record of 5,072 was set in 2001 and featured Arizona vs. California and Oklahoma vs. Michigan.

 

  • Northwestern pitcher Eileen Canney's bid for the day's second no-hitter was broken up by a bunt single by ASU's Michelle Smith with no outs in the sixth inning.  The senior still recorded her ninth shutout of the season.

 

  • Canney's one-hit shutout of the Sun Devils improved her career WCWS record to 3-2.  She also recorded a one-hitter in the Wildcats' 2-0 win over Tennessee at last season's College World Series.

 

  • With Thursday's victory, Canney stands just one win shy of tying the Northwestern record for wins in a season (33) and career (97).

 

  • The Sun Devils' Katie Burkhart fanned eight batters in the game, tying her with Arizona's Alicia Hollowell for the Pac-10 record for strikeouts in a season (508).  Burkhart's total also ranks ninth all-time in the NCAA record books.

 

  • The Wildcats' Tammy Williams led off the bottom of the sixth inning with her 15th home run of the season.  The sophomore was 1-for-3 in the game and is now 11-for-20 (.550) in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

 

  • Northwestern improved to 7-8 all-time in the WCWS while ASU fell to 5-11.

 

  • Northwestern is making its second straight appearance in the WCWS and fifth in program history.  The Wildcats fell to Arizona in the Championship Series last season.

 

Arizona State is competing in the College World Series for the second consecutive season and is making its sixth appearance all-time.

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