FRIDAY MARCH 1 D1 SOFTBALL
ESPN USA SOFTBALL POLL FEBRUARY 26 2013
3. Arizona State
5. Texas A&M
23. Virginia Tech
Top 25 Games
#1.Oklahoma vs #25 Nebraska Softballscoresnow error; game rescheduled for Saturday
#1 Oklahoma def Houston 6-0
WP Keilani Ricketts 5H,14K. LP Bailey Watts. Bottom 3rd: bases loaded, Williams 2-run single; Pendley scored on error; Martinez rbi single. Parsons rbi single in 5th; Ricketts homered in 6th.
#2 Alabama def Iowa State 13-4 (6)
WP Leslie Jury 4H,7K. LP Riley Fisher, charged with 10 earned runs. After 3 run Bama 1, Cyclones took lead with 4 in 2nd, error, passed ball, single by Reese, sac fly by Miller. Tide rolled in 6 in 3rd; Case rbi walk, Patterson rbi/hbp, McCleney and Lafaele rbi walks. McCleney tripled in 5th, scored on Hunt sac fly. Bama reached run rule border with 3 in 6th.
#2 Alabama 9, St John’s 1. (5)
WP Lauren Sewell 1H,6K. LP Ashley Beza. Moyer walked, scored on a Bama error in 3rd. Bama scored 6 in bottom half; 2-run double by McCleney; Hunt rbi single; Richard rbi single; Iamirri 2-run single. In 5th, Richard rbi double; Hawkins 2-run triple. Two of the runs charged to Beza; reliever Carrullo charged with 5. Reliever Link with 3.
#3 Arizona State def Binghamton 9-1 (5)
WP Alexia Cooper 2H. LP Rhoda Marsteller. Sun Devils, who racked 11 hits, scored three runs in each of the first three innings. Connolly scored for SUB top 2nd on Locatell single. Cheyenne Coyle led ASU with 2 rbi.
#3 Arizona State def North Dakota 8-0 (5)
WP Mackenzie Popescue 1-hitter. LP Abby Jo Tometich. Sun Devils scored all eight runs bottom 1st. Freeman rbi single, Steele rbi double, Girard rbi single, Aubrecht jacked a 3-run homer, before North Dakota could make an out. After a pitching change, Johnson and Coyle drove in the final runs.
#4 Florida def Drake 4-3
#4 Florida def Mount St Mary’s 8-2
WP Alyssa Bache. 5H 12K. LP Nicole Pagano. Gators scored four runs in 2nd, added 2 in 4th. Teams traded single runs in 5th and 6th. Clifford hit a solo for Mount. Haeger had 2 rbi for Gators.
#5 Texas A&M upset by #14 Michigan 9-2
WP Sara Driesenga 7H 10K. LP Lauren Ainsley. Jumped on Aggie pitching, 4 singles and 2 errors top 1st put UM up 4-0 before TAMU had an at-bat. Rbi’s by Driesenga and Blanchard top 2nd were matched in the bottom by Stark’s 2-run homer. Romero homered in the 4th for a 7-2 UM lead.Lane capped the scoring with a 2-run homer in the n7th. First Aggie loss of the season; 19-1. Michigan 12-3.
#5 Texas A&M def Louisiana-Lafayette 6-4
#6 Missouri vs SE Missouri ccd
#6 Missouri vs St Louis ccd
#7 California 2, Northwestern 0
WP Jolene Henderson 2H, 9K. LP Amy Letourneau 2H. Evenly matched at-bat, the game would come down to errors at the end. Bottom 7th: Codes hbp, stole 2nd, Vonk reached on a catcher on her sacrifice; both scored. Cal loaded the bases but couldn’t advance. Henderson, who had fanned two hitters in the 6th, struck out 2 more in the 7th.
#7 California def Cal Poly 11-3 (5)
#8 Texas 2, #16 Louisville 0
WP Blaire Luna 1-hitter, 13K. LP Caralisa Connell. Ogle’s 3rd inning rbi single and Thom’s score on an error in 5th were all the offense Luna needed. She struck out 3 in the 1st, 2 in the 3rd, 3 in the 4th, 3 in the 5th, and the final batter in the 7th.
#8 Texas upset by Hofstra 7-2
WP Olivia Galati 8H, 8K. LP Holly Kern. Hofstra outhit the usually muscular Horns 14-8. Hofstra scored 3 runs top 3rd, rbi’s by Trippi, Slugh and Fitzgerald. Bruins relieved Kern. After Hofstra stranded 2 top 5th, Schmidt, Kern, Smith and Hoagland (rbi) singled; Washington brought home a second run on a fielder’s choice. Ziemba opened the Hofstra 6th with a solo, and jacked a 3-run homer top 7th. Texas is 17-2; Hofstra 4-8.
#9 Tennessee def UNC Wilmington 9-1
# 9Tennessee def Charleston Southern 8-1
#10 UCLA def Fresno State 7-1
WP Paige McDuffie 3H. LP Jillian Compton. Bates 2-out HR in 1st. Bennett scored on error in 3rd. Carda singled, scored on passed ball in 4th. Bennett scored on error in 5th. Bates 3-run double in 6th. Kennedy scored on Megee single in Bulldogs 7th.
#11 LSU upset by #12 Oregon 10-2 (6)
LP Rachele Fico. Two singles and a Falcon error gave the Ducks a 2-run edge at the start; Peterson’s rbi double and Pappas rbi single pushed the lead to 4-0. The Ducks racked 5 in the 4th, including Takeda’s rbi single Cuico’s 2-run homer. The Tigers scored two in the 5th on Supak’s single.
#11 LSU def Syracuse 7-6
WP Ashley CZechner, 2 innings relief.Falcon (2-4) hit game-winning double in 6th. Rally started with Heyward double; AJ Andrews walked. Blades was 3-4. Syracuse had taken a lead off Tiger starter Meghan Patterson: 3 hbp, walk. LSU led 2-1 before Grant jacked a 3-run homer for the Orange. Czechner entered in 5th with bases loaded but escaped. Grant’s second homer gave Syracuse the 6-5 advantage.
#12 Oregon def Long Island 8-1
WP Karissa Hovinga. LP Cassie Vondrak. Pappas had 2 homers, including 3-run shot in 2nd. Sullivan had a 2-run dinger in the 5th. Howard also homered.
#14 Michigan def Georgia Tech 6-1
WP Sara Driesenga. 4H, 15K. LP Hope Rush. Wolverines raced past the gate, converting five singles in the 1st into 4 runs. Tech answered with one in the bottom on Taylor’s rbi single. Ironically, after the fast start, no more scoring UM scored 2 with 2 out top 7th.
#15 Stanford upset by Iowa 7-6
WP Kayla Massey LP Kelsey Stevens. The Cardinal scored twice bottom 1st; throwing error and Rich rbi double. But Hawkeyes fought back with 6 runs, top 2nd, after Gyerman’s rbi left bases loaded, Gerhart relieved Stevens. Wall hbp rbi, Blank 2 run single. Cardinal recouped one in bottom on White’s rbi single. Stanford closed gap in 3rd on Bonstrom 2-run double. Massey led the 5th with a solo shot. An rbi single by Rich in 6th brought hope but the rally died on a double play. Ashby laced a one-out triple in the 7th ut was caught off 3rd. The Cardinal outhit the Hawkeyes 12-4.
#15 Stanford upset by Wisconsin 4-0
WP Cassandra Darrah. LP Teagan Gerhart. Cardinal stranded 11 runners; left bases loaded in 6th. Wisconsin scored top 1st on Blackshear’s 2-run double. Stewart rbi single in 3rd; Van Abel rbi single in 6th.
#16 Louisville def Temple 8-0
#17 Kentucky def South Florida 6-3
#17 Kentucky 5, Illinois 4 (8)
WP Kelsey Nunley. LP Pepper Gay. Tied 4-4 after seve, Wildcats scored top 8th; Jones placed on 2nd; O’Brien rbi single.
#18 Washington vs Brown – Saturday
#19 Tulsa def UT Arlington 5-1
#19 Tulsa def Lamar 7-4
WP Caitlin Sill. LP T Schulz. S Lacey Middlebrooks. Tulsa scored bottom 2nd, Kernen scoring on Blanton triple. Edmiston’s 3-run triple in 4th padded lead to 4-0. But, Lamar’s McDowell and Carter each jacked a 2-run homer to tie. Middlebrooks broke the brief tie with a leadoff homer in the bottom. Tulsa expanded the lead with rbi’s by Barrett and Cobb in the 6th.
#20 Baylor upset by North Carolina 3-0
#20 Baylor def North Dakota 20-4
#21 Arizona def UC Riverside 12-2 (5)
WP Shelby Babcock. LP Ashley Ercolano. Wildcats led 3-0, no outs, bottom 1st, on Del Ponte’s 3-run dinger. Bowling doubled, rbi; Young sac fly, Perez rbi single. Riverside tallied 2 top 2nd on Sanchez 2-run homer. Wildcats plated six more in 3rd; Lavine 2-run double; Goodacre 2-run single; Bowling 2-run double.
#21 Arizona def Boston Univ 6-3
WP Estela Pinon LP Lauren Hynes S Shelby Babcock. Wildcats took command bottom 1st with 3 runs, two on Goodacre single, Perez rbi walk. AofU expanded lead on Young’s 2-run homer in 3rd. Terriers threatened top 6th; Volpano jacked 3-run homer. Goodacre slugged a 2-out solo in the bottom. Babcock finished the game.
#22 Hawaii vs
#23 Virginia Tech vs
#24 Georgia def Radford 11-0
WP Tess Sito 2H. LP R Walters. After a 3-run 1st, which incl a Wilson rbi double and a Sito rbi triple, the Bulldogs put the game away with 8 runs in the 3rd. Sito homered, Branch scored on an error, Griffin rbi; capped by Wilson’s grand slam.
#24 Georgia def North Dakota State 4-1
OTHER GAMES: Scores will be posted as received
Albany 5, Western Carolina 2
Albany 4, Coastal Carolina 2
Appalachian State 5, Troy 2
Auburn 7, Middle Tennessee 3
Auburn 10, Gardner Webb 0
Ball State 2, Florida Atlantic 0
Boston College 5, Longwood 2
Boston 8, Portland State 3
Bucknell 4, George Washington 3
BYU 8, Boise State 1
Cal Poly 10, Indiana 3
Cal State Fullerton 8, Indiana 2
Central Arkansas 8, Chattanooga 0
Central Michigan 5, Providence 1
Charlotte 13, Southern 2
Chattanooga 2, Northern Kentucky 1
Coastal Carolina 5, Illinois Chicago 3
Colorado State 5, Bradley 3
Colorado State 4, Brown 0
Connecticut 2, Villanova 1
Coppin State 13, UMBC 8
Creighton 3, UTA 1
Dartmouth 3, George Washington 2
Dayton 13, Hartford 5
Delaware State 7, St Bonaventure 6
DePaul 6, New Mexico State 1
DePaul 13, Weber State 2
Drake 1, FAMU 0
East Carolina 3, Binghamton 2
Eastern Kentucky 10, Toledo 2
Eastern Michigan 8, Jacksonville 0
Fairfield 3, Temple 0
Fairfield 3, Longwood 2
FAU 6, Eastern Michigan 0
FAMU 3, Mt St Mary’s 3
FIU 2, Georgia Southern 0
Fordham 11, Georgia Tech 10
Furman 4, Rhode Island 0
Gardner Webb 3, Southern 0
Georgia State 3, Central Connecticut State 1
Georgia State 11, Western Michigan 2
Harvard 7, Ball State 6
Illinois State 17, LIU 0
Illinois State 8, Georgetown 2
Indiana State 10, North Dakota State 7
Indiana State 9, Radford 8
Iona 1, Columbia 0
Iowa State 11, St John’s 9
Jacksonville 5, Harvard 1
Jacksonville 8, Eastern Michigan 0
Jacksonville State 4, Wright State 3
Jacksonville State 9, Northern Iowa 1
JMU 7, College of Charleston 0
Kansas 17, NC A&T 0 (5)
Kennesaw State 4, Alabama State 2
Kennesaw State 5, FIU 2
Longwood 5, Boston College 2
Louisiana-Lafayette 8, Pittsburgh 0
Marshall 5, Buffalo 0
Marshall 7, Robert Morris 3
Maryland 10, Fordham 2
McNeese State 12, Northern Colorado 3
Memphis 6, Campbell 4
Minnesota 8, Middle Tennessee 0
Mississippi State 9, Hofstra 1
Mississippi State 4, Maryland 3
Nebraska Omaha 10, Bradley 6
Nevada 1, Pacific 0
New Mexico State 4, Utah State 2
North Carolina 5, East Carolina 4
North Florida 2, Princeton 1
Northern Colorado 5, Jackson State 3
Northern Iowa 9, Jacksonville State 1
Ole Miss 2, Penn 1
Oregon State 12, Northwestern 1
Penn 7, Connecticut 2
Pitt 3, JMU 2
Princeton 10, St Bonaventure 2
Purdue 3, TAMU CC 0
Purdue 4, Texas State 3
Robert Morris 6, Buffalo 0
San Diego 4, Utah State 3
San Jose State 11, Nevada 4
San Jose State 5, Southern Utah 0
Southern Miss 2, Florida State 1
Southern Wesleyan 10, Georgia Gwinnett 4
SF Austin 5, Maine 1
Syracuse 10, Boston College 0
Texas Tech 3, McNeese State 2
Toledo 3, Maine 1
Troy 6, Florida State 3
UC Riverside 2, Portland State 0
UMBC 18, Morgan State 2
UNC Greensboro 6, Dayton 4
UNLV 6, Weber State 2
UNLV 4, CS Northridge 2
Valparaiso 16, UNC Wilmington 1
Virginia 4, Rhode Island 2
Virginia 5, Winthrop Eagles 0
Wichita State 8, Western Carolina 5
Wichita State 4, Drexel 0