Arizona Knocks Off Arkansas, 9-1

Feb. 16, 2003

TUCSON - Arizona banged out 13 hits and Alicia Hollowell scattered five astop-ranked Arizona whipped Arkansas, 9-1 in the Cats' Pepsi ArizonaSoftball Classic tournament Sunday.

UA improved to 13-1 on the year and Arkansas dropped to 5-8. The Wildcatswere 3-0 in the rain-shortened tourney while Arkansas dropped its three games.

Autumn Champion's infield single drove in Jackie Coburn with the first runin the UA second. Coburn led off with a single, moved to second on aninfield single by Alysson Von Liechtenstein and to third on a sacrificebunt by Crystal Farley.

Arkansas tied the game in the top of the third. Pitcher Blaire Woodwardand Stephanie Hunter singled, then on a double steal UA third basemanCoburn mishandled the throw and allowed Woodward to score.

Arizona aswered quickly with a single by Wendy Allen, an RBI double in thegap in left by Mackenzie Vandergeest and an RBI single by Coburn to make it3-1, chasing Woodward. An out later, Von Lichtenstein walked and Farleydoubled down the right field line to make it 4-1.

An inning later a single by Courtney Fossatti, a walk to Lovie Jung and asingle by Allen loaded the bases for Coburn, who doubled in two runs toboost the lead to five runs. Lisha Ribellia drove in Allen with a sacrificefly and it was 7-1.

Farley and Autumn Champion singled and Von Liechtenstein walked to leadoff the UA fifth. Jung drew a walk to drive in the eighth run and Allengrounded out to second to drive in the ninth run, ending the game on theeight-run mercy rule.

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