WCWS Game Two Notes

May 28, 2009

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NCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

May 28-June 3, 2009

ASA Hall of Fame Stadium

Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

 

POSTGAME NOTES


Game 2: Arizona State 7, Missouri 3

 

  • Defending Women's College World Series champion Arizona State improved to 47-17 on the year with a 7-3 victory over Missouri (50-11). 

  • Although the two squads had met on 12 previous occasions, today's contest marked the first between the two in postseason play.

  • Arizona State now owns an 8-5 advantage over Missouri in a series dating back to 1983.

  • The Tigers allowed seven runs on 13 hits after entering the contest with a combined 1.58 ERA in 40 innings of postseason play.  ASU's seven runs were just two fewer than Missouri had allowed during six postseason games this season.
     
  • The loss was Missouri's worst defeat since dropping a 6-1 decision to Nebraska on May 2.

  • ASU's 13 hits were the most in a non-extra inning WCWS contest since 1998, when Fresno State scattered 13 hits in a 6-1 victory over Nebraska. 

  • Arizona State's 13 hits were the most given up by Missouri this season.  The Tigers allowed 12 hits in their season opener to Evansville on Feb. 14.

  • The Sun Devils improved to 9-2 on the year with Taylor Haro as the designated hitter. 

  • Haro went 4-for-4 with a game-high three RBI in her sixth multi-hit game of 2009.  Haro recorded a hit in her fifth straight contest, a current ASU team high.

  • Haro and Jessica Mapes (4-for-5) each tallied four hits -- the most by an ASU batter this season.
     
  • ASU improved to 33-2 when scoring first and to 24-2 when scoring in the first inning.  The Sun Devils notched three runs in both the first and second innings of today's contest, taking a 6-0 lead into the third frame. 

  • The game marked just the second loss of the season for Missouri when it has scored at least three runs (11-2).

  • The Tigers were making their first appearance on a Thursday this season.   

  • This year marks ASU's fourth consecutive appearance in the WCWS and eighth overall. 

  • Missouri is making its fourth trip to the WCWS (first in 15 years), as MU head coach Ehren Earleywine became the second fastest Tigers softball coach to take a team to the WCWS.  Former Mizzou coach Joyce Compton took the 1983 softball squad to the WCWS in her first year at the helm.  

 

 

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