FEBRUARY 20 D1 SOFTBALL
Given the length of reporting on Division I, SPY will publish a weekend roundup of DI, DII and DIII scores, using the NFCA scoreboard — Sunday afternoon with a late final on www.spysoftball.org.
USA SOFTBALL WEEK 1 POLL
February 15 2011
1. UCLA def Utah State 13-3
2. Arizona def TAMU-CC 9-1; def Pacific 8-6
3. Alabama def Syracuse 20-5 (5)
4. Georgia def North Carolina State 13-4
5. Florida def North Carolina 10-0
6. Oklahoma def New Mexico State 16-0 (5)
7. Tennessee lost to Stanford 5-0
8. Michigan def U Mass 5-1
9. Arizona State def Idaho State 16-1; def Seattle 13-2
10. Missouri lost to Cal 1-0
11. Washington def SDSU 6-3; def Northwestern 8-1
12. Hawaii def CS Northridge 13-2
13. Texas def Missouri State 5-0
14. Oregon def Boise State 10-0
15. California def Missouri 1-0; def UC Santa Barbara 2-1
16. LSU upset by Houston 1-0
17. Georgia Tech upset by FAU 4-3
18. Stanford upset Tennessee 5-0
19. ULL def Tennessee State 9-1 (5)
20. Oklahoma State def Nicholls State 12-3
21. Texas Tech def Utah Valley 8-0 (6); def Bryant 14-5 (6)
22. San Diego State
23. Texas A&M
24. Kentucky def Florida State 7-2
25. DePaul def South Florida 4-2
GAME NOTES (primarily from Gametracker, abstracted by Spy)
California 1, Missouri 0. Pitching masterpiece after 2-day postponement . WP- Henderson 2 hit shutout, 8 k’s. LP- Thomas 3 hitter, 11k ‘s. Henderson has won her spurs. Cal scored unearned run, top 6th. E. Reid singled, stole 2nd. J. Reid strkuck out, but reached 1st on passed ball, and stole 2nd. Vonk grounded out but E. Reid scored. The game originally began at 4 p.m. CT on Friday afternoon, with the two teams battling through heavy winds and rain before the game was finally called in the sixth inning. The score sat at 0-0 after five full innings of play, with the Golden Bears having a runner on second and no one out in the top of the sixth when the game was postponed. Upon continuation, redshirt sophomore Chelsea Thomas started with a 1-2 count on the Cal batter. The batter appeared to foul tip the pitch, but it was ruled that she did not make contact and ran out the play at first, giving Cal runners on first and third with no one out. After a stolen base, a ground out to second put the first run on the board with the Bears taking a 1-0 lead. Thomas struck out the next two batters to strand the runner at third. Mizzou had a chance to even things up in the bottom half but stranded runners on the corners. Abby Vock led off the frame with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a sac bunt by Rhea Taylor. Vock moved to third after a ground out, with Ashley Fleming following with a walk. Sophomore Nicole Hudson lifted one deep to left field, but the ball was caught at the track for the final out of the inning. The Tigers went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh to fall to 1-2 on the season.
Notre Dame. The victory in the UCF Championship wrapped up a 5-0 season-opening weekend for Notre Dame, who claimed the UCF Invite title by
rolling through the competition. The Irish allowed eight earned runs through five contests while out-scoring opponents, 27-8. Much of that offensive spark came behind the efforts of Alexa Maldonado, whose fourth-inning home run against the Redhawks not only plated a pair of Irish runs, but went down as her third hit for extra bases on the weekend.
Oklahoma State put on power display against Nicholls State. Leading 5-3, Cowgirls scored 4 in 6th and 3 in 7th. Morrison 3-run homer in 6th, 2 run homer in 7th. Ward homered in 6th. Gearhart homered in 2nd. OSU racked 16 hits.
Florida swept series from North Carolina, by a combined score of 22-0. On Sunday, Bush doubled in 2 runs, Bruder and Moultrie, bottom 1st. Fagan and Moultrie hit ib-out doubles in 2nd, both scored on Paculba double. Bruder smacked a 2-run homer. UNC made two pitching changes in the 4th but couldn’t stop the Gators from icing the game. Florida loaded the bases; lost one runner at home, but Bush, Coyle (2) and DeFelice brought home 4 more runs.
Oklahoma backed up Keilani Ricketts’ 1-hitter with a long-ball bombardment by Jessica Shults and Haley Nix. Shults (6 rbi) and Nix(5 rbi) each hit 2 home runs. Top 1st, Martinez on by error, Shults jacked her first 2-run shot. Top 2nd, Ricketts walked, scored on error; 2 more runs scored. Nix led the 3rd with a solo HR. Shults capped the 4th with a grand slam. Top 5th, Hughes led a 6-run effort with leadoff double, scoring on Norris double. With two out, Nix racked another grand slam.
LSU. Extra-inning games have not been kind to the Tigers or pitcher Richelle Fico. LSUand Fico lost two ITB games this weekend. The Tigers scattered 3 hits across 8 innings. Bottom 8th; Jones placed on 2nd. With two out, pinch-hitter Gaber singled down left field line, Jones scoring the winning run.
Tennessee lost the second game of the weekend, falling 5-0 to Stanford, whose Ashley Chinn held the Vols to 1-hit. Bottom 1st, Hassman led with a single. Hansen doubled. With one out, Miller struck an rbi single. Gerhart hit into a fielder’s choice, Hansen out at home. Koutz doubled, rbi. UT loaded the bases with one out in the 2nd, including the lone hit, a single by Shipman, but left the bags full. Ivy Renfroe relieved Ellen Renfroe. Although Stanford recorded 10 hits, they didn’t score again until the 5th, when the Cardinal scored three. With one out, Gerhart walked, Koutz singled, Burns reached on a fielder’s choice, Gerhart scored. Milwood singled, but Koutz was out at 3rd. Hosfield relieved Renfroe. Hanewich doubled in two runs.
Washington def Northwestern 8-1 and trailed SDSU 3-2 before the Huskies racked 3 runs in the 5th, on Stuart’s 3-run home run. Williams led off the Huskies 7th with a solo homer. Kaitlin Ingelsby got the win; Bailey Micetich took the loss. Ingelsby also won the Northwestern game.
Alabama slugged 14 hits , including three round-trippers, as the Crimson Tide rolled over Syracuse in the aptly named Bama Bash. Botom 1st; Traina drew a bases-loaded walk; Boccia scored on Dawson’s fielder’s choice; Hunt doubled in two runs. Bama doubled its total with 4 uns in the 2nd, fueled by Larsen’s 3-run homer, and Dawson’s rbi sac fly. Syracuse scored in the 3rd on Daniels’ rbi single, but Bama came back with six in the bottom. Braud led with a solo homer. Lunceford, Sewell and Davis racked rbi’s; the Tide added 6 in the 4th, including Lunceford’s 2-run homer. Syracuse rallied for 4 runs in the 5th on 2-run doubles by Daniels and Kohl.
Arizona was challenged early, then late by Pacific. The latter win gave the Wildcats a five-game sweep of the Hillenbrand Invitational. Kenzie Fowler got the win in relief of Shelby Babcock; each was charged with 3 runs. Lastrapes led off bottom 1st with a solo HR. Pacific rebounded, loading the bases in the 2nd; UOP scored 3 runs, 2 on Rivera’s double. After Pacific stranded 2, Arizona scored 3 in the 3rd. Lastrapes and Schutzler singled; Del Ponte reached on an error, loading the bases; Chambers singled in a run; with one out, Arriola singled in two runs. Fowler relieved Babcock in the 4th, up 4-3. UoA expanded its lead with 2 runs on Lastrapes’ second home run. Trailing 6-3, Pacific tied the game in the 6th. After Fowler fanned two, Matson stroked a 2-run single, and Armacost singled in the tying run. In the bottom, Arizona regained the lead on Del Ponte’s one-out homer; with two out, Arriola doubled in Koria, 8-6. Fowler hit Rivera with a pitch, with one out, but struck out the last two batters.
Texas got a strong game from Blaire Luna — a 2-hitter with 12K. Taylor Hoagland extended hitting streakto 21 games, as Texas remains unbeaten. But, it was not a walk in the park. The Longhorns scored all five runs bottom 6th after Missouri State left runners on 2nd and 3rd. Thom doubled to start the Horns; Hoagland singled; Washington walked, loading the bases. Bennett doubled in 2 runs. Hooks drove in a run with a ground-out bunt; Taylor singled ina run; Ogle’s rbi single closed the scoring.
Arizona State. Battling through cold and rain, Katelyn Boyd went a perfect five-for-five with three home runs Friday to lead the No. 9 Sun Devil Softball
team to 16-1 (5) and 13-2 (5) wins over Idaho State and Seattle University to close out the Littlewood Classic. Hillary Bach and Dallas Escobedo collected the
wins on the day to move to 2-0 and 6-0 respectively as ASU holds a 9-1 overall record.
UCLA pounced on Utah State early and often, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings. one more in the 5th, and four more in the 6th. Bates slugged two home runs, 4 rbi on 4-5 hitting; DiSalvatore (2 rbi on 3 hits) and Hall (2 rbi on 2 hits) also homered.
Oregon polished off its second perfect preseason tourney mark under head coach Mike White, thanks to its 10-0, five-inning win over Boise State (2-7) Sunday morning. The Ducks struck for one run in the first, two in the second, three in the third, and four in the fifth in their fifth victory this year decided early by the eight-run rule. Sophomore Allie Burger became the 10th Duck to homer on the five-game trip (compared with 12 players all of last year), thanks to her three-run fifth-inning blast – her first of the season and second career-wise. Senior first baseman Monique Fuiava also lined a two-run homer in the second inning – her second of the weekend and season – and also reached via a walk.
ULTIMATE COLLEGE SOFTBALL, GAMETRACKER, OTHER SCOREBOARDS
Pirate Classic–Greenville, N.C.
Hofstra 12, Kent State 0
East Carolina 8, St. John’s 0 (5)
Hofstra 2, Virginia 1
Lancer Leadoff Classic–Farmville, Va.
Quinnipiac 6, Army 5
IUPUI 9, Army 8
Longwood 4, Quinnipiac 1
Longwood 8, IUPUI 0 (5)
Elon Invitational–Elon, N.C.
Seton Hall 4, Morgan State 1
Dayton 8, Morgan State 7
Elon 4, Dayton 0
Kickin’ Chicken Classic–Conway, S.C.
Coastal Carolina 8, Saint Joseph’s 2
James Madison 4, Bucknell 0
CofC Cougar Classic–Charleston, S.C.
Canisius 8, East Tennessee State 4
Morehead State 6, Akron 4
College of Charleston 6, Towson 3
College of Charleston 3, Morehead State 2
JU Invitational–Jacksonville, Fla.
Central Michigan 3, Florida A&M 0
Central Michigan 8, Florida A&M 7
Jacksonville State 5, Jacksonville 0
FAU Tournament–Boca Raton, Fla.
Tulsa 3, Penn State 0
WP Lacey Middebrooks. LP Jackie Hill. S Aimee Creger
Skylar Swanson solo HR
Long Island 6, Florida Atlantic 1
Michigan 5, U Mass 1
WP Jordan Taylor. LP Sara Plourde
Blue and Gold Felsberg Memorial Tournament–Miami, Fla.
Providence 6, Illinois 5
Pittsburgh 4, Florida International 0
Florida International 4, Georgia Tech 3 (6)
WP Jenn Gniadek. LP Hope Rush
First Pitch Classic–Charlotte, N.C.
Charleston 8, Saint Francis 2 (consolation)
UNC Greensboro 5, Eastern Kentucky 2 (championship)
Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn Tournament–Fort Myers, Fla.
Saint Louis 7, Georgetown 5
Villanova 5, Florida Gulf Coast 2
South Carolina 11, Michigan State 3
WP Julie Sarratt. LP Cassee Layne
UCF Tournament–Orlando, Fla.
UIC 8, Delaware 0
WP Devin Miller. LP Kathleen Conway
Notre Dame 4, Miami OH 1 (championship game)
WP Jody Valdivia. LP Jessica Simpson
Maldonado scored on Miller single bottom 1st. Jorgenson doubled, scored on Buntin single in 2nd. Bottom 4th: Buntin doubled; with two out, Maldonado homered. Top 5th: Fehrenbach doubled, scored the Miami run on McElroy single.
Hatter Invitational–DeLand, Fla.
Consolation Bethune-Cookman 8, South Dakota State 4
Championship Kansas 8, Stetson 0 (6)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tournament–Tampa, Fla.
UAB 2, Fordham 0
Indiana 7, Mississippi 3
DePaul 4, South Florida 2
WP Kirsten Verdun. LP Lindsey Ricardson
Upstate Classic–Spartanburg, S.C.
George Mason 8, Hampton 0 (5)
South Carolina-Upstate 7, Hampton 3
Garnet and Gold Games–Tallahassee, Fla.
Middle Tennessee State 9, Georgia Southern 7 (12) (consolation)
WP Jordyn Fisherback. LP Allie Miles.
In 12th, Banania singled with one out; advanced on Dortch sac; Davenport singled; Abel singled, both runs scored.
Kentucky 7, Florida State 2 (championship)
WP Ellen Weaver. LP Sarah Hamilton
8th Annual Georgia Classic–Athens, Ga.
North Dakota State 2, Buffalo 0
Marshall 2, Winthrop 1
Georgia 13, North Carolina State 4 (5)
WP Morgan Montemayor. LP Kayla Cox
Panther Invitational–Atlanta, Ga.
Memphis 1, Lipscomb 0
Georgia State 3, Appalachian State 0
Lipscomb 4, Georgia State 2
Memphis 1, Appalachian State 0
Tiger Invitational–Auburn, Ala.
Southern Mississippi 4, McNeese State 3
Western Illinois 5, Campbell 2
Auburn 7, Western Carolina 2
Quality Inn Classic–Troy, Ala.
Bradley 5, North Florida 3
North Florida 3, Troy 2
Troy 6, Samford 2
APSU Spring Classic–Clarksville, Tenn.
UMKC vs Cleveland State 9:00 AM
UMKC 3, Ball State 2
Cleveland State 4, Belmont 1
Ball State 9, Austin Peay 2
Belmont 5, Austin Peay 4
South Alabama Mardi Gras Classic–Mobile, Ala.
Ohio State 12, Evansville 4 (8)
Chattanooga 9, Southeastern Louisiana 0
South Alabama 7, Southeastern Louisiana 1
Bama Bash–Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Louisville 7, UT San Antonio 3 (10)(consolation)
WP Tori Collins. LP Haylee Staton
Louisville scored 4 runs, top 10th; Bemis rbi double; Kiyohara 2-run single; Esteban rbi single.
Alabama 20, Syracuse 5 (5)(championship)
WP Jackie Traina. LP Stacy Kuwik
Mississippi State Bulldog Round Robin–Starkville, Miss.
Butler 5, Louisiana Tech 3
Southern Illinois 9, Mississippi State 4
Rajin’ Cajuns Invitational–Lafayette, La.
Maine 6, Stephen F. Austin 5
Louisiana-Lafayette 9, Tennessee State 1 (5)
WP Ashley Brignac LP Caitlin Eaton
Hilton Plaza Classic–Houston, Texas
Nicholls State 6, Southern 3
Oklahoma State 12, Nicholls State 3
WP Simone Freeman. LP Katie Moulder
Leading 5-3, Cowgirls scored 4 in 6th and 3 in 7th. Morrison 3-run homer in 6th, 2 run homer in 7th. Ward homered in 6th. Gearhart homered in 2nd. OSU racked 16 hits.
Houston 1, LSU 0 (8)
WP Amanda Crabtree 3H. LP Richelle Fico 1-hitter
The Tigers scattered 3 hits across 8 innings. Bottom 8th; Jones placed on 2nd. With two out, pinch-hiter Gaber singled down left field line, Jones scoring the winning run.
2011 Aggie Classic–College Station, Texas
Wichita State 15, Texas Southern 13
Texas-Arlington 10, Texas Southern 4
Sleep Inn Classic–Denton, Texas
Nebraska 6, Tennessee Tech 0
North Texas 5, Northwestern State 1
North Texas 11, Centenary 2 (5)
Time Warner Cable Invitational–Austin, Texas
Wisconsin 7, Colorado State 6
Texas 5, Missouri State 0
WP Blaire Luna 2H, 12K. LP Natalie Rose
CenturyLink Classic–San Marcos, Texas
Purdue 11, Iowa State 2
Purdue 9, Texas State 0
TTU Invitational I–Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech 8, Utah Valley 0 (6)
WP Brittany Talley 4H LP Samantha Houseal
Texas Tech 14, Bryant 5 (6)
WP Kemetria Ward LP Josi Summers
Troy Cox Classic–Las Cruces, N.M.
Louisiana-Monroe 5, Sam Houston State 4 (8)
Oklahoma 16, New Mexico State 0 (5)
WP Keilani Ricketts 1-H, 10K. LP Kelsey Schueler
Jessica Shults (6 rbi) and Haley Nix(5 rbi) each hit 2 home runs.
New Mexico State 6, Southern Utah 1
Hillebrand Invitational–Tucson, Ariz.
Kennesaw State 6, Drake 2
Arizona 9, Texas A&M-CC 1
Arizona 8, Pacific 6
WP Kenzie Fowler. LP Shepard
Littlewood Classic–Tempe, Ariz.
Illinois State 10, Idaho State 0
Arizona State def Idaho State 16-1
WP Hilary Bach
Arizona State def Seattle 13-2
WP Dallas Escobedo LP Kelli Demianew
Louisville Slugger Desert Classic–Las Vegas, Nev.
Arkansas 8, Utah 4
Oregon 10, Boise State 0
WP Mikayla Endicott. LP Allie Crump
UCLA 13, Utah State 3
WP Jessica Hall; 3H. LP Mandy Harmon
Portland State 7, Cal Poly 1
Utah 3, Long Beach State 2
Hawai’i 12, CS Northridge 2
WP Stephanie Ricketts. LP Carly Wade
Stanford 5, Tennessee 0
WP Ashley Chinn 1-hitter. LP Ellen Renfroe
San Diego Classic I–San Diego, Calif.
California 2, UC Santa Barbara 1
WP Jolene Henderson LP Adriana Collins
UC Davis 3, Sacramento State 1
San Diego 5, Howard 3
UC-Santa Barbara vs San Diego 11:30 AM
UC Davis 3, vs Sacramento State 1
Fresno State vs UC-Davis 11:30 AM
UC-Davis 2, San Diego 1
Washington 6, San Diego State 3
WP Kaitlin Ingelsby. LP Bailey Micetich.
Washington 8, Northwestern 1
WP Kaitlin Ingelsby. LP Jessica Smith (Gametracker had scores and pitchers reversed)
Williams jacked 3-run homer in 1st.
Gametracker error showed Northwestern 1, Washington 0; Washington won 8-1
Cal 1 Missouri 0
WP- Henderson 2 hit shutout, 8 k’s LP- Thomas 3 hitter, 11k ‘s
University of San Diego 5, Howard 3
aTen Construction Tournament–Riverside, Calif.
Loyola Marymount 7, Rutgers 4
Minnesota 6, UC Riverside 1
Loyola Marymount 4, UC Riverside 0
Lander 6, South Carolina State 5
Lander 5, South Carolina State 3
IPFW vs Indiana State 12:00 PM Terre Haute, Ind.//cancelled
Alabama State 10, Maryland-Eastern Shore 9
Florida 10, North Carolina 0
WP Stephanie Brombacher 4H. LP Lori Spingola
Houston Baptist 6, UTEP 3
Coppin State 4, Norfolk State 0
Coppin State 9, Norfolk State 2
San Jose State 2, Santa Clara 1
San Jose State 8, Santa Clara 0 (5)
Late scores from Saturday
SPY stopped posting at 130am
IPFW vs Indiana State 12/2 PM Terre Haute, Ind. Cancelled
Norfolk State 11 North Carolina Central 5
WP-Alyssa Velazquez (1-0) LP-Kayla McPeek (3-2) S-Elizabeth Casteneda (1)
Norfolk State 20 North Carolina Central 6 (5 inn)
WP-Jamie Schulle (1-0) LP-Shamika Chavis-Hodge (0-3)
Gardner-Webb 6 Furman 5
WP-Cindy Boomhower (1-1) LP-Lauren Collier (0-3) S-Alyssa Gutierrez (1)
Gardner-Webb 3 Furman 2
WP-Jessica Childers (1-1) LP-Laurern Collier (0-4)
Florida 3 North Carolina 0
WP-Stephanie Brombacher (5-0) LP-Lori Spingola (4-2)
Florida 9 North Carolina 0 (5 inn)
WP-Hannah Rogers (3-0) 2-Hitter LP-Sara Buchholz (0-1)
Baylor 3 New Mexico 1
WP-Liz Paul (2-0) LP-Kari Gutierrez (2-2) S-Whitney Canion (1)
Alabama State 6 Maryland-Eastern Shore 5
Alabama State 9 Maryland-Eastern Shore 8
Texas Southern 9 Prairie View A&M 0 (5 inn)
WP-Victoria Veyna (1-1) 3-Hitter LP-Brittanie Gardner (1-2)
Prairie View A&M 12 Texas Southern 11
San Jose State 6 CS-Bakersfield 2
WP-Janessa Gutierrez (2-0) LP-Sammy Rodriguez (0-5)
San Jose State 8 CS-Bakersfield 0
WP-Alex Molina (1-0) 3-Hitter LP-Alyssa Walker (0-2)
UTEP 10 Houston Baptist 1 (5 inn)
WP-Laura Ramos (1-1) LP-Beth Evans (0-2)
Houston Baptist 10 UTEP 2 (5 inn)
WP-Keeler Shuler (1-0) 10 K’s LP-Courtney Auger (2-2)