Hollowell No-Hits Gophers

Feb. 15, 2003

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    TUCSON - Freshman pitcher Alicia Hollowell dominated from the start andkeyed a 6-0 Arizona softball victory with a no-hit, 15-strikeout shutoutover Minnesota in the Cats' own Pepsi Arizona Softball Classic.

    The loss was the Golden Gophers' first of the year against sevenvictories. Arizona improved to 12-1 and Hollowell, who tied her career highwith the 15 strikeouts, improved to 6-1.

    Hollowell struck out the first seven hitters before Hailee Nanchy brokethe string and reached base when first baseman Erin Palomarez dropped athrow from shortstop.

    Piper Martin held the Cats in check for a few innings until the third,when Wendy Allen followed a double cy Courtney Fossatti, a walk by LovieJung and a fielding error with the Cats' third grand slam home run of theyear to make it 4-0.

    Jung hit a two-out solo home run, her eighth of the year, to make it 5-0in the bottom of the fourth. UA loaded the bases with no outs on successiveinfield singles by Lisha Ribellia, Allyson Von Liechtenstein and AutumnChampion, but had to settle for a sacrifice fly by Jung for another run.

    The losing pitcher was Piper Marten (3-1).

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