No. 13 Oregon Upsets Top-Ranked Softball, 1-0

April 25, 2004

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 1 Arizona softball team suffered its second loss of the season in extra innings to 13th-ranked Oregon on Sunday, 1-0. The loss marked Wildcat pitcher Alicia Hollowell's first loss of the season, but her 11 strikeouts in the game put her season total at 400, breaking her own single-season record of 394.

With the game tied at zero apiece after regulation play, Arizona had just four hits off Oregon pitching. Crystal Farley led off the eighth with a single up the middle, but Oregon pitcher Ani Nyhus retired the next three batters, stranding Farley.

Hollowell had fanned 11 Ducks, allowed five hits and walked three heading into the bottom half of the eighth. Ducks third baseman Ashley Richards collected her only hit of the game with a leadoff home run, winning it for Oregon and handing Arizona its only Pac-10 loss of the season.

The Wildcats will return to Tucson for a two-week home stand, in which they will face Arizona State, Cal, Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State. The Cats' next scheduled game is versus ASU on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Hillenbrand Stadium.

Arizona Softball#1 Arizona at #12 OregonApr 25, 2004 at Eugene, Ore. (Howe Field)

Arizona 0 (45-2,9-1 PAC-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB------------------------------------------------------Caitlin Lowe cf.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0Autumn Champion lf....... 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1Wendy Allen 1b........... 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 2 1Mackenz. Vandergeest c... 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 2Kristie Fox ss........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0Jackie Coburn 3b......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0A. Von Liechtenstein rf.. 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0Samantha Quintero 2b..... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1Crystal Farley dh........ 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0Alicia Hollowell p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0Totals................... 28 0 5 0 2 7 21 8 6

Oregon 1 (34-12,8-4 PAC-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB------------------------------------------------------Poore c.................. 1 0 1 0 2 0 10 1 0Sabol ss................. 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5Richards 3b.............. 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 1 1Boskovich dh/1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0Topps dh................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2Goodell 2b............... 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0Hudson rf................ 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0Jaime lf................. 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 0Barnes cf................ 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0Harris p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nyhus p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals................... 24 1 6 1 3 11 24 4 8

Score by Innings R H E------------------------------------------Arizona............. 000 000 00 - 0 5 0Oregon.............. 000 000 01 - 1 6 2------------------------------------------

E - Richards; Goodell. DP - Ducks 1. LOB - ARIZ 6; Ducks 8. HR -Richards(8). SH - Poore; Sabol; Barnes. SB - Lowe. CS - Coburn.

Arizona IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Alicia Hollowell.... 7.0 6 1 1 3 11 24 30

Oregon IP H R ER BB SO AB BF-----------------------------------------------Harris.............. 5.2 3 0 0 2 5 19 21Nyhus............... 2.1 2 0 0 0 2 9 9

Win - Nyhus (19-8). Loss - Hollowell (32-1). Save - None.WP - Harris.Umpires -Start: 1 p.m. Time: 2:21 Attendance: 767

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