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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 5, 2010

Arizona ousts defending champ Washington, faces Hawai‘i

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kenzie Fowler bounced back from a rocky Women's College World Series debut and Karissa Buchanan scored twice and Arizona eliminated defending national champion Washington with a 4-3 win today.

Arizona (49-12) faces Hawai'i at 3:30 p.m. (Hawai'i time) today in a elimination game at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

The Wildcats scored three earned runs against two-time national player of the year Danielle Lawrie, who had won her previous five starts against the Huskies' Pac-10 rival with a 1.00 ERA.

Washington (50-9) hadn't allowed more than one earned run in a game all season and came in with the best fielding percentage of the eight World Series teams and the eighth-best mark in the nation.

The eighth-seeded Wildcats managed only six singles against Lawrie but took advantage of two misplayed grounders by Amanda Fleischman and a bobble by Morgan Stuart to score three times.