Six Games, Six Wins for Softball
Feb. 14, 2010
Game 2 - Arizona 8, Cal State Fullerton 1
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kenzie Fowler limited the Titan offense to three hits and Lini Koria hit a fifth-inning grand slam for some late insurance as Arizona took down Cal State Fullerton, 8-1, in their final game at the Kajikawa Classic on Sunday.
With the win, Arizona ran their mark to 6-0. Fullerton fell to 2-3.
Fowler (4-0) struck out eight in the complete game, issuing one walk and giving up a fourth-inning home run for the only Fullerton tally.
Baillie Kirker got Arizona started with a solo shot in the second, which was her team-leading second homer of the season. Brittany Lastrapes answered an inning later with an RBI single that scored Kristen Arriola and made the score 2-0.
The freshman Fowler helped her own cause when she stepped to the plate in the fourth and drove in Lini Koria with a base hit, then Lastrapes notched her second RBI with another single, part of a 3-for-4 game for the junior.
The Cats led off the fifth inning with two base hits and a walk before Koria took the first pitch she saw from Aly Fascetti over the fence to cap the scoring.
Krystal Heinle (1-1) was relieved by Fascetti after three innings of work. She gave up two runs on three hits, but struck out two Wildcats. Fascetti didn't fare any better, giving up six runs on eight hits. Both Fullerton hurlers issued one walk.
Game 1 - Arizona 10, Nevada 5
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Freshman Matte Haack hit a grand slam that chased Nevada starter Mallary Darby in the opening frame en route to a 10-5 win over the Wolfpack on Sunday afternoon.
Haack's slam - the first long ball of her career - followed Lini Koria's two-RBI single and put up a six-spot on the scoreboard before Nevada (2-3) came to bat. The Cats had led off the game with three base hits on three pitches.
Sarah Akamine struggled in the circle, allowing the Wolfpack to cut the deficit in half by the third inning with the help of two Arizona errors. She gave up five runs on nine hits and struck out three, but was given the hook before pitching the four innings required to be credited with the victory. Kenzie Fowler (3-0) pitched 3.1 innings of no-hit ball, striking out seven and issuing one walk.
Arizona (5-0) scattered 16 hits off of Nevada pitching, and Lauren Schutzler led the Cats with a 4-for-4 performance.
Haack added another RBI on an infield single in the third, Kristen Arriola knocked in a run in the fourth after a walk and a Baillie Kirker single, and Koria notched her third RBI of the day with a groundout in the fifth to complete the scoring.
Nevada starter Darby fell to 1-2 with the loss. Katie Holverson pitched the remaining 6.1 innings and gave up four runs on 11 hits, walking four and striking out six.
Arizona returns home this Saturday to host a three-game set with Missouri, who reached the Women's College World Series last season.