Arizona wins pitching duel with Texas, 2-0

Updated: June 2, 2006, 9:43 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Alicia Hollowell allowed four hits and Arizona took advantage of two Texas throwing errors for a 2-0 victory over the Longhorns in the Women's College World Series here Friday.

Arizona (51-10) scored twice in the sixth inning to hand Cat Osterman only her third loss of the season in 41 games for the Longhorns (55-8).

Osterman hit two batters, walked one and allowed a single by Callista Balko with one out. During the play, Caitlin Lowe, who earlier was hit by a pitch and then stole second, scored when Texas leftfielder Shannon Thomas misplayed the ball.

Arizona scored its second run on a double steal when pinch runner Kelly Nelson broke for home and Balko ran for second base. Catcher Megan Willis threw to second to get Balko out but missed and Nelson scored.

Hollowell (29-4) struck out nine.

The Longhorns play again on Saturday against the winner of the UCLA-Alabama game.

Arizona won't play against until Sunday.


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