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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Some highlights from this weekend's play thus far, starting with heroics in the pitching circle...

Cal State Fullerton's Candice Baker threw a no-hitter against nationally ranked Stanford (No. 8 and 9 in the two polls) on Friday, with the Titans winning 1-0.

Also, Tennessee pitcher Monica Abbott shut out Tennessee Tech 4-0 on Saturday, to break the NCAA Division I career wins record with her 152nd victory.

And a quick check-up on some of the nation's other highly ranked teams...

LSU lost to Washington, 3-1 in nine innings, in the teams' first meeting of the Husky Classic.

Arizona St. lost for only the second time this season, falling 8-7 to UC Santa Barbara on Friday.

Texas A&M is undefeated so far in the tournament it is hosting, but needed a walk-off grand-slam from Amanda Scarborough to beat Illinois 7-5 on Saturday. Scarborough, who played first base in this game, is also a pitcher.