2010 NCAA Division Women's College World Series - Game 10
No. 10 Arizona 5, No. 16 Hawaii 1 | Box Score
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Arizona Wildcats limited a potent Hawaii offense to just two hits in a 5-1 win over the Rainbow Wahine on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's College World Series at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Arizona (50-12) wasted little time scoring in the contest and did so in the opening frame off a single from senior K'Lee Arredondo that scored lead-off hitter Brittany Lastrapes.
Hawaii (50-16) went on to tie the game in the top of the third by doing what it does best, hitting home runs. Senior Traci Yoshikawa hit her 13th home run of the season and the 158th for the Rainbow Wahine over the left field wall to even the score at one.
However, in the bottom of the inning the Wildcats pushed their lead out to 3-1 on an RBI-double from Arredondo that scored Carissa Buchanan and a sacrifice fly from Stacie Chambers that allowed Lastrapes to cross the plate.
Arizona would go on to add two more runs in the fourth to cap the scoring at 5-1 and eliminate Hawaii from the tournament.
Playing a big part in the win for the Wildcats was Lastrapes, who went 3-for-4 in the contest and scored two of her team's five runs in the contest.
Also key to the win for Arizona was the performance of freshman pitcher Kenzie Fowler. Fowler (38-7) went all seven innings for the Wildcats, giving up just two hits and one run, while retiring a tournament-high 13 batters.
Taking the loss for Hawaii was sophomore Stephanie Rickets, who ends her season at 30-10 after allowing two earned runs off of five hits with two strikeouts.
The win gives Arizona the fourth and final spot in Sunday's semi-finals where they will meet Tennessee at 2:30 p.m. CDT.
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