“Make them earn it. That’s been our little motto lately. Just go at them and attack batters. Let them hit into our defense. It’s a mentality. I know I can hit spots. I know I can do it. As a pitcher, you get a little headsy sometimes. You just have to go back to basics and attack.” — Kenzie Fowler
NOTES: TucsonCitizen.com sports director Anthony Gimino offered this quote of the Arizona junior pitcher in his blog after Fowler and the Wildcats defeated Notre Dame 7-2 to advance to Sunday’s championship round of the NCAA regional at Hillenbrand Stadium. … For the first time all season Fowler did not walk a batter in the game. She struck out six and she worked her way out of trouble against the Fighting Irish. In four of the six innings she pitched, Notre Dame had a runner in scoring position but her control subdued the Irish. … The Wildcats play Notre Dame again today at 2:30 p.m. If the Wildcats win, they advance to an NCAA Super Regional next weekend. If they lose, they immediately play an elimination game against Notre Dame afterward for the right to advance to the Super Regional.