Cats Shut Out San Jose State, 8-0
Feb. 22, 2002
TUCSON--Leneah Manuma hit two home runs for the second consecutive game tohelp pace No. 3 Arizona to a 8-0 victory over San Jose State in Arizona'sWorth Wildcat Invitational softball tournament Friday evening.
Jennie Finch (9-0) won her 49th consecutive decision, one shy of the NCAArecord set by Rebecca Aase of Florida State from 1991-93. She struck outeight in the five-inning game and allowed only two singles, by SJSU'sVeronica Ramos and Tara Hall.
Base hits by Lovie Jung and Carrie Hagen and a sacrific fly by LeneahManuma gave the Cats their first run in the top of the first.
UA added three more in the second. A single by Mackenzie Vandergeest and atriple by Jackie Coburn pushed across one run, and an RBI single by AllysonVon Lichtenstein drove in another. Jung walked, and Hagen grounded tosecond to drive in another run.
Manuma hit her third home run of the day, a line drive to right, to pushit to 5-0 in the third, then an out later Vandergeest socked her secondhomer of the season to make it 6-0 and knock pitcher Carol Forbes out ofthe game.
Jennie Finch led off the UA fourth with a home run, and Manuma followedwith another to deep center to make it 8-0.
Arizona won its 54th consecutive game at Hillenbrand Stadium, extendingits school record. San Jose State dropped to 5-7. UA is 14-2.