FEBRUARY 14 2012 UPDATE
SCORES D1 GAMES
UCLA 24, Loyola Marymount 2 (5)
WP Ally Carda 3H. LP Erica Grady. Bruins racked 25 hits; every starter had at least 2 hits. Leading 1-0, UCLA scored 10 runs in the 2nd, 9 runs in the 3rd, 4 in the 5th. Schroeder doubled to start the game; scored on Bates 2-out double. LMU took a so very brief lead in the bottom; Carda struck out the first two batters in the bottom, but walked Fischer and Sarginson homered. In the ensuing scoring barrage, Harrison had 4 rbi (3-5) with 2 homers; Schroeder (3-6), Fox (2-5), Lindvall, and Carda (2-3) had 2 rbi each. LaRosa (3-5) 1.
Other games (None of these games were on Gametracker)
Virginia Tech 9, Radford 1
The Virginia Tech softball team rolled to a 9-1 victory over Radford Tuesday afternoon at Tech Softball Park in front of 214 fans on a chilly afternoon.The Hokies wasted little time getting on the board when Courtney Liddle continued her torrid start to the season with an RBI single. On the play, Radford committed an error to allow another run to score. Betty Rose then lifted a sacrifice fly to left to plate Liddle and make it 3-0. In the second inning, Kylie McGoldrick doubled to center to drive in Lauren Gaskill and then Dani Anderson drove in McGoldrick with a single to center to give Tech a 5-0 lead. In the third inning, Kristen Froehlich came in to score on a throwing error to make it 6-0. Radford cut into the lead with a solo home run in the fourth inning, but Dani Anderson got that run right back with a solo home run down the left field line.Tech ended things in the fifth inning when pinch runner Jessica Rappe scored on a bases-loaded walk by McGoldrick and then Bkaye Smith trotted home to end things when Anderson was hit by a pitch with the sacks full. Jasmin Harrell (W, 3-0) was in control, allowing just one run on two hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. The Hokies had only four hits in the game – two from Anderson and one apiece from McGoldrick and Liddle, but were helped out by the Highlanders. Radford (0-1) committed three errors, hit four batters and walked six to account for 13 free passes of some sort for Tech.
During the game, the ACC announced that Liddle was named the conference’s player of the week after hitting .706 with 10 RBI last weekend at the Jacksonville Tournament.
Mississippi State 6, Samford 3
Birmingham, Ala. – Senior designated player Brittany Bell became the 16th player in school history to hit two home runs in a game as the Mississippi State softball team defeated Samford, 6-3, Tuesday night at Bulldog Field. The Maroon and White improved to 5-0 under first-year head coach Vann Stuedeman, while Samford dropped to 2-3 overall. With four players and all four coaches having ties to Alabama, MSU won its school-record fifth-consecutive game in the Yellowhammer State.
“Brittany Bell had another stellar night,” Stuedeman said. “It was also great to see Jessica Cooley put a great swing on a bat in front of her hometown friends and family. With that said it was the team’s grit and heart that won this game.”
Bell led the way with a 2-for-3 performance at the dish, including two home runs, two RBIs, two runs and a walk. Junior right fielder Jessica Cooley came back to her hometown of Birmingham and went 2-for-3 with a solo home run of her own, while sophomores Heidi Shape and Sam Lenahan each recorded 2-for-4 performances with three total RBIs. Other Bulldogs picking up hits included senior first baseman Ka’ili Smith (1-for-3), junior left fielder Shelby Fisher (1-for-4) and the freshmen tandem of third baseman Swayze Hollenhead (1-for-4) and Courtney Vanlandingham (1-for-3).
In the circle, junior left-handed pitcher Stephanie Becker picked up the win to improve to 2-0 in 2012, giving up one run (one earned) over 6.0 innings with four strikeouts. Fellow junior lefty Kylie Vry earned the save for the second-consecutive game, striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win.
UTSA 11, Texas Southern 3
Texas Southern vs UTSA
Texas College vs Grambling State
UTEP vs New Mexico Stat
Spy will attempt to update
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits announced that outfielder Caitlin Lever is retiring from National Pro Fastpitch competition. After signing with the Bandits out of Georgia Tech, Lever spent all five years of her professional career with the Bandits. In her rookie season, she batted .210 with a .297 on-base percentage and finished fourth on the team with nine stolen bases.
AKRON, Ohio – Feb. 14, 2012 – Akron Racers’ GM Joey Arrietta announced the re-signing of two key defensive players to the Racers infield, second baseman Nicole Pauly and third baseman Kelley Montalvo. Third baseman and University of Alabama graduate Kelley Montalvo will begin her third season with the Akron Racers this year. She played 39 games last season and batted .157 for the Racers. Montalvo finished third on the team with 102 at-bats. She hit one home run and batted in five. Montalvo’s patience at the plate led the team with 27 walks and six sacrifice hits. Racers’ fans can expect to see Montalvo at third base again this season. Nicole Pauly will be entering her third season in the NPF and second with the Akron Racers in 2012, where she played second base for the team. Pauly batted .227 in 38 games for the Racers. She had one stolen base on the only attempt. Her patience at the plate earned her 10 walks. Pauly led the team in RBIs with 18 and finished second in homeruns with six.
THE GLORY OF GETTING OLD
BY Rabitt Blake
As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself,
and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend.
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world
too soon; before they understood the great freedom
that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on
the computer until 4am or sleep until noon? I will
dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50’s, 60’s
& 70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep
over a lost love… I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched
over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves
with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying
glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there
again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I
eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How
can your heart not break when you lose a loved one,
or when a child suffers, or even when somebody’s
beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are
what give us strength and understanding and
compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and
sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my
hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be
forever etched into deep grooves on my face.
So many have never laughed, and so many have died
before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You
care less about what other people think. I don’t
question myself anymore.
I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has
set me free. I like the person I have become. I am
not going to live forever,
but while I am still here, I will not waste time
lamenting what could have been, or worrying about
what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single
day (if I feel like it).
MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN
IT’S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!