Wildcats Hold Off Eastern Michigan

Feb. 22, 2002

TUCSON--Leneah Manuma provided some power with two home runs and JennyGladding tossed a two-hitter to lead No. 3 Arizona to a five inning 11-0victory over Eastern Michigan in Arizona's Worth Wildcat Invitationalsoftball tournament Friday afternoon.

Two freshmen got the Wildcats their first run to start a four-run rally inthe third inning. Crystal Farley hit a bunt single, and scored on CarrieHagen's opposite-field double to left-center. After Jennie Finch walked,Manuma hit her sixth home run of the season to left.

In the fourth, Allyson Von Lichetenstein led off with a single, stolesecond and scored on Lovie Jung's single. Carrie Hagen singled up themiddle and Jennie Finch walked to load the bases for Manuma's second blast,a pulled shot to deep right.

The rally continued as Mackenzie Vandergeest walked, Jackie Coburn singledand pinch-hitter Candance Abrams drove in a run with a single to make it10-1. In the fifth, pinch-hitter Rebekah Quiroz singled in another run.

The Cats (13-2) had 12 hits and played without their leading hitter,freshman left fielder Courtney Fossatti (.475), sidelined for at leastseveral weeks and possibly more while a stress fracture in her right footheals.

Jillian Raines and Lauren Allen had the two hits, both singles, offGladding (5-2) for EMU (1-1). Tiffany Brown (0-1)took the loss.

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