June 3, 2007
NCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
May 31- June 6, 2007
ASA Hall of Fame Stadium
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Game 12: Tennessee 3, Northwestern 0
- Monica Abbott's 17 strikeouts tied Texas' Cat Osterman (2005) for the second-most all-time in a seven-inning WCWS game. Osterman holds the record with 18 in a 2006 game against Arizona State.
- Abbott scattered two hits and walked none in her third straight shutout, improving to 49-3 on the year.
- The first seven outs recorded by the Lady Vols were Abbott strikeouts.
- Abbott has not allowed a run in 26.2 innings - a streak dating back to May 26. It is the second longest of her career. The senior pitcher recorded a scoreless streak of 40.2 innings from May 20 - June 3, 2005.
- Abbott has recorded at least two strikeouts in 19 of 21 innings in this year's WCWS while surrendering only eight hits. She is averaging 16.33 strikeouts in this year's event, fanning 16 in Tennessee's previous two games and 17 today. She struck out the side three times this afternoon.
- Tennessee improved to 52-1 on the year when scoring first and to 22-1 at neutral sites.
- With today's victory, UT improved in its series against Northwestern to 4-3. The programs split a pair of games during the 2006 season with Northwestern winning 2-0 in the second round of last year's WCWS.
- Through three games of the Women's College World Series, Tennessee's India Chiles boasts a 2007 WCWS batting average of .500 (5-for-10) despite recovering from a left shoulder injury and currently playing with a torn ACL in her right knee.
- Tennessee improved to 62-6 on the year while Northwestern finished its season with a record of 52-13.
- The Lady Vols' one assist tied for the second fewest in WCWS history.
- Northwestern senior pitcher Eileen Canney fell short in her attempt to become the Wildcats' sole leader in single-season and career wins. She ended with 33 wins on the year and 97 in her career, tied with three-time All-American Lisa Ishikawa (1984-87).