No. 1 Softball Makes History in Dramatic Fashion Completing a Sweep of Arizona With a Walk-Off Win
April 19, 2008
This time the `Cats struck first and early as they put together a two out rally in the first inning, with Sam Bannister hitting her fifth home run of the season to plate three and take a 3-0 lead. The Sun Devils came back in the bottom of the inning to make sure the lead was short-lived putting two on the scoreboard off a wild pitch and yet another RBI hit from Mindy Cowles.
The Sun Devils came around to take the lead in the third as Krista Donnenwirth stepped in to hit a two-run home run deep to right center as ASU took a 5-3 lead after two complete. The `Cats cut the lead down to one in the fourth, taking advantage of an ASU error, but Donnenwirth again took the run right back as she crushed a 1-2 pitch from Mowatt so deep into left center it nearly hit another ASU facility over 80 feet past the outfield wall to put the score at 6-4 after five.
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The Sun Devils started off the inning with a strikeout to bring up Krista Donnenwirth who was intentionally walked bringing the tying run to the plate. With Michelle Nulliner pinch running for Donnenwirth on first, Lesley Rogers looked to advanced her and did so with Mowatt's help as she was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second with the winning run at the plate. Mindy Cowles took the batter's box next to dig a 0-2 hole for herself which made no difference as she laced an RBI double to left center to cut the `Cats to a one-run lead.
With runners in scoring position and one out, senior catcher Kristen Miller stepped in holding an 0-for-3 tally on the day and with one pitch from Taryne Mowatt, she hit a two RBI single up the middle to seal yet another nut for the Sun Devils and a sweep of Arizona.
The last ASU sweep of
The Sun Devils will continue to rip through their Pac-10 season next weekend as they host the