By Staff & Wire
FILE PHOTO/Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wendy Allen made her presence felt from the batters box instead of the pitcher's circle during UA's weekend sweep of Stanford.
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday May 5, 2003
The No. 1 Arizona softball team made up for the 4-3 loss it suffered to Stanford at UA's Hillenbrand Stadium earlier this season by sweeping the Cardinal during its road trip to Northern California this weekend.
After seeing Friday's matchup with No. 9 California cancelled due to rain, the Wildcats (47-4) defeated the No. 15 Cardinal (36-23) 6-0 ÷ thanks to a six-run sixth inning, keeping their 10 game winning streak alive.
Sophomore third baseman Jackie Coburn scored the first UA run, followed by sophomore outfielder Courtney Fossatti reaching base off of a Stanford error.
Sophomore Allyson Von Liechtenstein walked, and eventually scored on a wild pitch by Stanford's Dana Sorenson.
Junior Wendy Allen singled to right field which scored sophomore Crystal Farley. The Wildcats capped the game with a three-run homerun by junior catcher Mackenzie Vandergeest, her 12th this season.
Freshman pitcher Alicia Hollowell threw a one-hit gem, her ninth of the season.
Hollowell (32-3) pitched all seven innings while striking out 11 batters.
The Wildcats improve to 16-1 in the Pacific-10 Conference and have won their last 10 games, six of which were on the road.
The Wildcats began their weekend making up for their only Pac-10 loss to Stanford earlier this season by beating the Cardinal 2-1.
Allen put the first UA run on the board in the third inning by sending a single to left field that scored senior shortstop Lovie Jung.
Stanford tied the game 1-1 in the next inning, off of a sacrifice fly from catcher Jessica Allister, scoring Katherine Hoffman, who was on third base.
It was junior Erin Palomarez's game-winning single to right field that put the Wildcats ahead of Stanford, 2-1.
Hollowell picked up her 31st win of the season as she pitched all seven innings while striking out eight batters.
It has yet been decided whether the Wildcats' matchup with the defending National Champion Golden Bears will be re-scheduled.
The Wildcats finished their regular season road trip and return home for their final two games of the season against UCLA and Washington.
Former UA pitcher Jennie Finch's jersey will be retired on Friday and she will throw out the first pitch prior to the UCLA game.
The Wildcats will take on Washington for a doubleheader on Saturday with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.