THURSDAY February 23 D1 College
USA Softball Poll February 21
3. Florida def Texas A&m 6-4; lost 5-2 to Washington
4. Arizona State
6. Oklahoma def San Diego State 5-0
7. Washington def Florida 5-2
8. Texas def CS Northridge 4-0; def San Diego State 2-1
13. Georgia def Arizona 3-0
14. Texas A&M lost to Florida 6-4; lost to New Mexico 15-3
16. Arizona def Fresno State 8-0; lost to Georgia 3-0
17. Georgia Tech
24. North Carolina
25. Florida State
CATHEDRAL CITY CLASSIC
1000 Florida 6 Texas A&M 4
1030 Iowa State 0, Fresno State 3
1030 Oklahoma State lost to Pacific 5-0
1230 Florida lost to Washington 5-2
1230 Texas A&M lost to New Mexico 15-3
100 Arizona def by Georgia 3-0
100 Oklahoma State 3, BYU 2
100 Fordham lost to UC Davis 6-2
300 Oregon State 5, Iowa State 4
330 Arizona lost to Georgia 3-0
300 Pacific lost to BYU 3-2
300 Fordham lost to Long Beach State 12-6
530 Oregon State lost to New Mexico 10-6
530 CS Northridge lost to Texas 4-0
600 CS Fullerton lost to Georgia 2-0
600 Oklahoma 5, San Diego State 0
830 CS Fullerton def Boise State 2-1
830 Texas def San Diego State 2-1
830 UCDavis lost to Oklahoma 10-0
Florida 6 Texas A&M 4. #3 vs #14. First game for the Gators against a Top 25 opponent. WP Hannah Rogers (9H,7K). LP Mel Dumezich (5H,^K). Sevenwalks by Dumezich figured into the scoring. Bottom 3: Fagan reached on an error at 2nd; Moultrie and Haeger walked, loading the bases; Schutte drew a walk, rbi; Speedy Moultrie out at home on a close play. Gators scored 4 in 5th; again, bases loaded; 2 runs scored on Horton’s infield hit + error. Down 5-1, TAMU scoed top 6th on Shannon’s homer. Gators answered with a run in bottom; again loading bases. TAMU showed spark in 7th; Morgan doubled; Garza singled; pinch hitter Sisk reached on an error by Rogers; Villareal who had doubled to start the game, singled . Bases loaded, Walker hit ilnto a fielder’s choice at short, one of three spakling plays by Cheyenne Coyle; Florida finally pitched to slugger Megan Mays, after walkiing her twice; May responded with an rbi single to right. But, with 2 on, Tyaler grounded to 2nd and Shannon popped to Coyle at short
Fresno State 3, Iowa State 0. Michellel Moses pitched a no-hitter with 17Ks. The Bulldogs scored their 3 runs top 6th, on rbi hits by Moses, Solomon, and Martin.
Arizona 9, Fresno State 0. The major note from this game was the return of ace Kenzi Fowler. A viable source said her back is about 90% healed, but she shut down the Bulldogs on 3 hits. Spigner had 2 hits, including a homer, and drove in 4 runs. Del Ponte, Arriola, Pendley and Buchanan also had rbi hits. LP Mackenzie Oakes.
Georgia 3, Arizona 0. WP Morgan Montemayor; LP Shelby Babcock. Bulldogs downed Wildcats with the long ball. Top 2ns: Goulder hit a solo shot. Top 5th: two out: Pauly doubled; Razey jacked a deep homer, boosting the score to 3-0. Dawgs left bases loaded. Goulder made a great catch of a Koria foul at the fence. For much of the game, the nominally hard-hitting Wildcats went down in order.
Oklahoma5, San Diego State 0. WP Keilani Ricketts (5H,9K). Bottom 2nd: Two on, Turang’s two-out bouncer was misplayed by losing pitcher pitcher Bailey Micetech, who overthrew 1st. Three runs scored. Reeves was hbp in bottom 4th, and scored on Chamberlain’s single to center. Bottom 6th: Martinez beat out an infield hit; scored with one out on Reeves double. The perils of handicapping softball: SDSU had previously beaten Georgia Tech which last week handed OU its only loss.
Boise State 5, CS Northridge 3. Bridges hit 2-run homer for Boise State; Thieiges drove in 2 runs with a homer for CSN. WP Allie Crump. LP Mia Pagano.
BYU 3, Pacific 2, BYU scored 2 in 5th to ti3 and scored the go-ahead run in the 6th. WPHannah Howell. LP Tori Shepard.
Long Beach State 12, Fordham 6. Booker and Garcia homered for LBS. Tupua-Tautalatasi drove in 3 runs; St Germain and Booker 2 runs each; Denio 2 runs. WP Erin Jones-Wesley. LP Michelle Daubman.
Pacific 5, Oklahoma State 0. The Cowgirls, who fell from Top 25 rankings this week, had just 4 hits to 6 for Pacific; both teams stranded numerous runners. WP Nikki Armagost. LP Morgan Hawkins.
New Mexico 15, Texas A&M 3. The score may have surprised some, given the close game TAMU played against Florida losing 6-4. But, followers of New Mexico were not suprise; their record is 10-1. Carramusa had 4 hits, including a homer, and 5 rbi. Garcia had 3 hits, including a homer, and 7 rbi. Both hittters also had doubles. Hodgins drove in 2 runs, and Sjostrano 1 run. Ka DeBrieckwas the winner; Lindse Sisk, one of four Aggie pitchers, took the loss.
Oklahoma State 3, BYU 2. WP Kat Espinosa (10K). LP Caroline Umphlett. Ettinger drove in 2 runs forOSU.
UC Davis 6, Fordham 2. Zimmerman homered for UC Davis, Labovick for Fordham. WP Justine Vela. LP Jen Mineau.
Oregon State 5, Iowa State 4. Beavers scored bottom 7th for win. WP Paige Hall. LP Tori Torrescano.
Washington 5, Florida 2. The #7 Huskies may have toppled the #3 Gators from their perch on the national rankings. Behind a very solid pitching performance by Kaitlin Inglesby, whom many observes believed should have been ranked in ASA’s top 50 players watch list, the Huskies were out hit 7 to 6 but kept the powerful Wildcats at bay after the 3rd inning. UW scoed top 1st; Pohlman led off the game with a triple, and scored an out later on Williams sac fly. UofA took the lead in the 3rd. Kasey Fagan singled; scored on a triple by Medina, who scored on Sami Fagan’s single to left. The Huskies regained the lead top 5th; Souza walked; Lahners sacrificed; Fagaly grounded to 3rd; Sami Fagan, whose cannon arm sealed earlier outs from 3rd, this time rifled the ball over 1st, Souza scored. Wright’s rebi single made the score 3-2; a double play triggered by Coyle at short ended the at-bat. Top 6th: Pohlman beat out an infield hit; Hayward walked; Bache relieved. Williams walked, loading the bases; Inglesby hit a sac fly, rbi; an out later, Lahners drove in the fifth run with a single. Arizona had 2 runners on bottom 6thbut a groundout to Inglesby, who defends her position well, and a strikeout ended the rally. Arizona also had 2 on in the 7th but could not score.