Schroeder Home Run Lifts Bruins to Victory Over Arizona
April 13, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. - Junior Jennifer Schroeder hit her second home run of the season, a one-out bomb to right in the top of the seventh, as the top-ranked Bruins defeated #7 Arizona 2-1 on Sunday at Hillenbrand Stadium. Senior Anjelica Selden fanned eight in the circle to improve to 18-3 on the season.
The Bruins move to 36-5 overall on the season and 8-2 in Pac-10 action, while the Wildcats fall to 29-12 and 6-4 in league play.
Selden gave up five hits, one run and two walks in her team-leading 16th complete game. The Bruins had five hits, including a double from sophomore Megan Langenfeld and singles by senior Krista Colburn and freshmen GiOnna DiSalvatore and Katie Schroeder.
The Bruins scored in their first at-bat for the 22nd time this season, remaining undefeated when accomplishing that feat. Freshman Katie Schroeder led off with a bunt single back to the circle and moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt by Colburn. One out later, Langenfeld doubled to the left-center field gap to plate Schroeder and put the Bruins on top 1-0.
Selden turned away the Wildcats in the bottom of the second after they loaded the bases with two outs. Laine Roth singled and was bunted over to second by Callista Balko. After Selden retired Stacie Chambers on a pop up, Lauren Schutzler walked and Adrienne Acton slapped a single to third to load the bases. But Selden got Brittany Lastrapes to go after the first pitch, as she fouled out to third to end the inning.
In the sixth, Arizona tied the game but had a go-ahead run gunned down at the plate to keep it 1-1. Jenae Leles walked to lead off and advanced to second when Sam Banister reached on a fielder's choice sacrifice. Selden struck out Roth and Balko for the next two outs, but Chambers doubled to left-center to plate Leles and tie the game. However, a perfect relay from Katie Schroeder in center to freshman shortstop Monica Harrison to catcher Jennifer Schroeder nailed pinch-runner Cyndi Duran at the plate to hold Arizona to one run.
In the seventh, Jennifer Schroeder put the Bruins ahead, hitting a line drive home run to right on a 1-1 pitch to make it a 2-1 game. Selden retired the side in order in the bottom of the inning, striking out a pair.
Taryne Mowatt went the distance for the Wildcats, striking out nine and giving up five hits, two runs and three walks in seven innings.
The Bruins continue their eight-game road trip next week with a two-game series at Washington. Friday's game will begin at 3 p.m., while Saturday's contest starts at 2 p.m.