Arizona Downs BYU, Fresno State in Five

Feb. 26, 2010

Game 2 - Arizona 11, Fresno State 0 (5 innings)

Box Score

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. -- Arizona's bats came to life for the second game in a row as the Wildcats scattered 11 Bulldog hits and downed No. 19 Fresno State, 11-0, in five innings on Friday evening.

Lini Koria had UA's third five-RBI game of the season, going 1-for-1 with two walks at the dish, and Brigette Del Ponte and Stacie Chambers each knocked in two runs.

Arizona top three batters in the lineup went a combined 7-for-9 on the evening.

Kenzie Fowler (7-0) struck out nine in her second complete game of the day, allowing four hits and issuing three walks. Her counterpart, Morgan Melloh (5-2) tossed three innings, giving up 11 earned runs and seven walks for the Bulldogs (9-3). Mackenzie Oakes allowed two hits, but struck out three in her inning of work.

Lini Koria plated Brittany Lastrapes on a two-out bases-loaded walk in the first. Brigette Del Ponte followed up with a two-RBI single, but Kristen Arriola struck out to end the inning, up 3-0.

After Fowler got herself out of a bases-loaded jam in the top half of the second, Lastrapes hit a one-out solo shot to centerfield to widen the margin. Two singles later, Stacie Chambers lined a double off the fence, plating Lauren Schutzler and K'Lee Arredondo to open up a 6-0 lead.

Lastrapes drew a leadoff walk in the Arizona (9-1) third and moved to third base after Schutzler's single and right fielder Jody Badorine's error on the play. Arredondo hit a grounder to the shortstop Haley Gilleland, but her throw to the plate was not in time as Lastrapes ducked under the tag. After a Chambers walk, Koria sailed a grand slam to opposite field, her third, to cap the scoring, 11-0.

Game 1 - Arizona 8, BYU 0 (5 innings)

Box Score

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. -- Four Wildcats tallied two RBI and Kenzie Fowler pitched five innings of two-hit ball as Arizona upended BYU, 8-0, in five innings in their first game at the Cathedral City Classic Friday afternoon.

Brittany Lastrapes, Stacie Chambers, Lini Koria and Kristen Arriola each put a two-spot in the RBI column, with Chambers, Koria and Arriola going deep for the Wildcats.

Kenzie Fowler (6-0) struck out seven Cougar batters and didn't allow a batter past second base.

Arizona (8-1) stranded their first two batters of the game as Lastrapes walked and Schutzler beat out an infield single, but Cougar pitcher Paige Affleck retired the next three Wildcats.

Lastrapes broke through with a one-out RBI single in the second after a base hit and two walks, but Schutzler lined into a double play at first to end the inning with UA up, 1-0.

Chambers homered for the third time this season after Arredondo walked to lead off the third. After Baillie Kirker reached on an error, Kristen Arriola hit a two-out bomb - her first - to left field, widening the margin to 5-0 and chasing starter Affleck. Lastrapes nabbed her second RBI when she singled off of Howell, who walked Karissa Buchanan on four pitches to begin her outing to boost the Cats to a 6-0 lead.

Lini Koria hit a two-out, two-run home run in the fourth after Arredondo drew a leadoff walk to put BYU on the brink, and Fowler sat down the side in order in the Cougar half close the game.

Arizona will take on Cal Poly and Hawaii tomorrow, with the first game scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. Tucson time).

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