WCWS Game Two Notes
May 28, 2009
NCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
May 28-June 3, 2009
ASA Hall of Fame Stadium
Oklahoma City, Okla.
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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