OKLAHOMA CITY -- Katherine Card homered and Monica Abbott threw a two-hitter as Tennessee beat Arizona 1-0 Sunday to remain in the Women's College World Series.
Leading off the fifth inning, Card hit the first pitch from
Alicia Hollowell (29-5) to center field. The ball was over the wall
when it hit the glove of Arizona center fielder Caitlin Lowe, who
fell over the fence in an effort to make the catch.
Abbott (44-9), the NCAA's wins leader this season, struck out
seven and walked one to keep the Lady Vols from being eliminated.
The teams were to play again Sunday night, with the winner
advancing to the best-of-three championship series that starts
The Wildcats threatened in the seventh, putting runners on first
and third as Tennessee shortstop Lindsay Schutzler made two errors
in the inning. Schutzler then fielded Lowe's grounder and threw to
first for the final out.
Tennessee upset defending champion Michigan in super regional
play and had wins against top-seeded UCLA and second-seeded Arizona
at the Women's College World Series.
Hollowell struck out six in a three-hitter.