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Monday, February 19, 2007

As I noted in Sunday night's posting (below), I was in Tucson, Arizona this past weekend attending an academic conference, thus enabling me to attend parts of several games of the Worth Wildcat Classic hosted by U of A. As summarized in this article from the Daily Wildcat, Arizona won the tournament, beating Texas Tech 8-1 in the final; in addition, the Wildcats' Taryne Mowatt no-hit the Red Raiders in the teams' initial meeting of the tournament, a 1-0 U of A victory.

Below are several pictures I took at the tournament. As luck would have it, all four of the games I saw involved Temple, one game each against U of A, Texas Tech, Middle Tennessee St., and Virginia. The Owls lost all four games, giving up an average of 10.5 runs/game (here's a post-tournament article from Temple's official site). Here are the photos (you can click directly on them to enlarge them)...

Arizona, with frosh pitcher Sarah Akamine, the team's No. 2 starter behind Mowatt, in the circle, warms up before the start of the next half-inning in Friday night's game against Temple. Slated to start at 3:00 pm, this game didn't get underway until after 6:00.

The Owls (dark uniforms) got a runner on second in one of the early innings against Arizona, but she didn't score.

Immediately prior to taking on Arizona on Friday, Temple allowed two runs to Middle Tennessee State in the bottom of the seventh, giving MTS the win.

Texas Tech scored (and celebrated) early and often in a 10-2 romp over Temple on Saturday afternoon.

Not to slight the University of Virginia, here's a shot of the Cavaliers' win over Temple (UVA is the fielding team here).

Some trivia: The tournament featured both the Red Raiders (Texas Tech) and the Blue Raiders (Middle Tennessee State).

For some additional pictures of the U of A campus, see this other blog of mine.