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Feb. 9, 2007

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– Friday marked Ohio State’s 10th game in program history against the defending national champion. The Buckeyes are now 1-9 in those games, with the sole win coming in 2003 when Ohio State beat 2002 champ California at the Cal State Worth Invitational.

– Ohio State allowed a school-record nine stolen bases against Arizona, more than doubling the school record. The previous school record for stolen bases allowed in a game was four, set most recently March 4, 2006 in a nine-inning game against Drake.

– Ohio State had not allowed 12 or more runs in a game since Feb. 18, 2005, in a 12-3 loss at Florida Atlantic.

– At third base Friday night, Ohio State freshman Rebecca Schultz (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Trabuco Hills) made her first career start for the Buckeyes. Freshman Arlynda Flores (Uvalde, Texas/Uvalde) also had her Buckeye debut, pinch running in the fourth inning.

– Arizona now leads the all-time series against Ohio State 12-2.

– Arizona won its seventh national championship last year. The Wildcats said goodbye to All-American pitcher Alicia Hollowell, but return eight starters, including four who are on the USA Softball Preseason Player of the Year watch list, including Callista Balko (catcher), Kristie Fox (ss), Caitlin Lowe (of) and Taryne Mowatt (p/ut).

### Go Bucks! ###