Runs Aplenty In No. 7 Softball's Loss To No. 3 Arizona
April 2, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. - Thursday night turned into a slug-fest with four home runs at Farrington Stadium as the No. 7 Sun Devil Softball team fell in a tough 12-6 loss to in-state rival No. 3 Arizona. Hillary Bach took the loss to go 15-2 on the season as ASU falls to 31-5 overall and 0-1 in Pac-10 play.
Ms. Hillary Bach took to the circle for the Sun Devils where she came out to a tough first inning against the Wildcats as she gave up two quick infield hits to the speedy UA slappers before K'Lee Arredondo came in to clear them all with a three run shot to center field for a 3-0 Arizona lead. That wasn't all UA had in their tank in the first though as a Stacie Chambers single came home with yet another long ball from Brigette Del Ponte to make it 5-0 .
The Sun Devils fired back though as they pulled three straight walks to load the bases with no outs which saw a single from Annie Lockwood bring one home, before a throwing error from short brought in two more to pull it to 5-3. A sac fly from Mandy Urfer to center capped the inning as ASU made a game of it with a 5-4 score after one complete.
The wily `Cats weren't done though as they seemed to have Bach's number in the third inning with a single and two walks proving costly as a double down the left line from Kristen Arriola brought home two before a single from Brittany Lastrapes brought in another run to push it to 7-4.
The Wildcats came out with the venom of an anaconda in the fifth inning again as they had added three more runs to the board with three hits and a walk with Brittany Lastrapes' double to left field as one of the `Cat highlights edging UA closer to the win with an 11-4 lead after five. Another home run put the `Cats dangerously close to a run rule win before Katelyn Boyd cranked a two-run shot to right field for her 14th home run of the season.
The Sun Devils return to action tomorrow as they host the Wildcats yet again at 7 p.m. in Tempe at Farrington Stadium. As of now the game is sold out with standing room only tickets remaining.
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