2-28-2013 Thursday February 28 D1 Games

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 D1 SOFTBAL

 

ESPN USA SOFTBALL POLL FEBRUARY 26 2013

 

1.  Oklahoma

2..Alabama

3.  Arizona State

4.  Florida

5.  Texas A&M

6.  Missouri

7.  California

8..Texas

9.  Tennessee

10.  UCLA

11.  LSU

12.  Oregon

13.  ULL

14.  Michigan

15.  Stanford

16.  Louisville

17.  Kentucky

18.  Washington

19.  Tulsa

20.  Baylor

21.  Arizona

22.  Hawaii

23. Virginia Tech

24.  Georgia

25.  Nebraska

 

Top 25

Alabama 4, South Alabama 0
WP Jackie Traina 3H,9K.  LP Hannah Campbell.  Aftewr South Alabama (13-1) stranded two, top 1st, Bama scored in the bottom.  McCleney walked with ome out; sto;e 2nd.  Hunt walked, also stole 2nd.  McCleney scored wild pitch.  Bottom 3rd, the Tide (17-0) weathered a 2 on, no out effort with 2 Traina Ks, put 2 on, Hunt walked, Traina hbp; Hays walked; Fichtner cleared the bases with a 3-run double.  Bama managed 3 hits the rest of the game.

 

College of Charleston 3, Tennessee 1
College of Charleston 3, Tennessee 1
Down two runs in the top of the seventh, the No. 7/9 Lady Vols were unable to plate a pair of runners on base with two outs as College of Charleston upset UT, 3-1, Thursday afternoon at Patriots Point. Tennessee (14-3) had a 1-0 after the first inning, but College of Charleston (7-3) knotted the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth and scored twice in the sixth to earn the win. Ivy Renfroe (5-1) took the loss after striking out two and allowing three runs (two earned over 3.1 relief frames. Ellen Renfroe started the game and recorded three strikeouts over the first 2.2 scoreless innings. CofC’s Hope Klicker (4-2) earned the win for the Cougars after striking out six and allowing one run off four hits over seven frames.

Virginia Tech 2, Elon 1
Virginia Tech 2, Elon 1
A bases-loaded walk from Kelsey Mericka broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning as the 23rd-ranked Virginia Tech softball team came from behind to down Elon 2-1 on dedication night at Hunt Softba ll Stadium. The win was the ninth in a row for the Hokies as they improved to 12-1 on the season.

Elon plated an unearned run in the third inning to take a 1-0 lead, marking the fourth straight game Tech’s opponent has scored first. But as Tech had done in the previous three games, it came right back, tying the game when Elon committed back-to-back errors in the fourth inning.  With the game tied in the seventh inning, the drama built as Bkaye Smith led off with a triple to the gap. After Lauren Gaskill and Courtney Liddle drew walks to load the bases, Mericka eventually came up. On a 2-2 count, she was nicked on the elbow to plate Smith, but the call was overruled by the field umpires, who said she leaned into the pitch. One pitch later, she drove in Smith for the second time, this time on a walk.

Jasmin Harrell (W, 6-0) then got the top of Elon’s dangerous order to go 1-2-3 to pick up the hard-fought win over a team that already has a win over No. 8 Georgia.

Florida State 8, Troy 6
WP Monica Perry (4 innings in relief). Thomas was touched for 5 runs, Affeldt for 7 runs. Senas scored for FSU bottom 1st on a passed ball. Troy answered top 2nd with a 2-run single by Russ.  The Seminoles hit their stride, scoring 7 in the 2nd.  A walk, a sac, a wild pitch, and an hbp put 2 runners in scoring position, Senas drove in both to regain the lead.  Hensley followed with a 2-run shot.  Two  runs scored on an error,  and Kosoff drove in the seventh run.  Renn opened the 3rd with a Troy homer; and Troy plated an unearned run.  Trailing 8-4, Troy added a pair in the 4th on Renn’s rbi double.  8-6.  The uphill climb for Troy steepened sharply bottom 6th on O’Brien’s grand slam. Perry struck out the side to end the game.

Arizona State 15, North Dakota 7 (5)
WP Dallas Escobedo 2H/4 innings.  LP Michelle Frank
Sun Devils scored 5 in bottom 1st. 3 each in the next two innings, and 4 in the 5th.  UND scored a run in the 2nd then 6, top 5th off ASU reliever Jenna Makis.  Olsen slugged a home run off Escobedo in the 2nd.  Girard jacked a grand slam bottom 1st.  Steele had 6 ASU rbi on 3 hits, including 2 home runs.  Freeman belted a 3-run shot, and Johnson hit a solo.  ASU is now 17-0.

OTHER GAMES (scores not reported to Gametracker or softballscoresnow)
Wright State vs Missouri State

BYU vs San Diego State

UTEP vs Belmont

Liberty vs East Tennessee State DH

 

 

 

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