2010 NCAA Division Women's College World Series - Game 12
No. 10 Arizona 8, No. 15 Tennessee 0 (5 Innings) | Box Score
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Arizona Wildcats scored eight runs off of nine hits, while pitchers Kenzie Fowler and Sarah Akamine combined to throw a two-hitter during the Wildcats' 8-0, five-inning win over Tennessee during Sunday's semi-final match-up at the 2010 NCAA Women's College World Series at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
The win by Arizona now sets up a second and decisive semi-final game between the two teams later today at 6 p.m. CDT. The winner of the that game will advance to the championship series on Monday against UCLA.
Helping guide Arizona (51-12) to the victory in the game were two big performances at the plate from junior Brittany Lastrapes and sophomore Karissa Buchanan.
Lastrapes went 3-for-4 in the game with two runs, two RBIs and two doubles, while Buchanan was 3-for-3 at the dish with a double, a run and two RBIs.
In the circle, Fowler (37-7) and Akamine were nearly flawless for the Wildcats. Fowler allowed no hits and no runs with three walks and three strikeouts through four innings. In the fifth inning, Akamine entered the game and despite allowing two hits, did not give up a run and struck out one.
Getting the two hits in the bottom of the fifth for Tennessee (49-14) were catcher Tiffany Huff and pinch hitter Melissa Brown.
Huff hit a ground ball to second base with one out to get on base and her pinch runner, Whitney Hammond, was advanced to second two batters later when Brown singled through the right side.
Taking the loss for Tennessee on the rubber was freshman Ivy Renfroe who gave up three runs off of three hits with five strikeouts in 2.2 innings. Renfroe's record now stands at 31-5 on the year.
The same two teams will return to the field at 6 p.m. today, with the winner advancing to the championship series against UCLA on Monday.