Fullerton, Calif.----- San Jose State and #7-ranked Arizona each had a five-run inning and a double-digit hit total, but the Spartans came up on the short end of a 14-6 slugfest in the Judi Garman Softball Classic.
The game was stopped with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning by the eight-run rule.
Alex Stange, Annica Wolfe and Jacqueline Zepeda each drove in two runs for the Spartans (12-15) as San Jose State came up with 12 hits. Zepeda was one of three Spartans with two hits. Designated player Cheryl Freitas was 2-for-2 and catcher Amanda Schatz and Zepeda were 2-for-3.
The Wildcats (26-6) belted three homers, two doubles and a triple in a 16-hit attack for their third win in five tournament games.
Elyssa Fox (3-7) was the losing pitcher for San Jose State. She gave up 13 hits in 4.2 innings.
The Spartans take on Illinois Saturday evening to round out first-night's action.
Score by Innings R H E
San Jose State...... 010 050 - 6 12 1
Arizona............. 540 131 - 14 16 2
WP - Babcock - (10-2). LP - Fox - (3-7).
E - Wolfe; Schutzler; Lavine. DP - SJSU 1; ARIZ 1. LOB - SJSU 9; ARIZ 5. 2B - Coenen; Stange; Zepeda; Chambers. 3B - Lavine. HR - Chambers; Koria; Lavine. HBP - Del Ponte. 2RBI - Stange (SJSU), Wolfe (SJSU), Zepeda (SJSU), Lavine (UA). 3RBI - none. 4RBI - Chambers (UA). 5RBI - Koria (UA).