FRIDAY MARCH 15 D1 SOFTBALL
WEEK 5 NATIONAL Rankings
ESPN USA Softball Poll March 12 2013
2. Arizona State
5. Texas A&M
T. Virginia Tech
24. North Carolina
TOP 25 GAMES
#1 Oklahoma def NC State 3-0
WP Michelle Gascoigne, LP . Gascoigne hurled 15 Ks, to improve to 10-1. Casey drove in the first OU run inthe 1st on a groundout. In the 4th, Sampson scored on an error; Martinez singled in the final run. The Sooners have won four consecutive games without giving up a run.
#1 Oklahoma def Pacific 9-0 (5)
WP Keilani Ricketts 1-hitter 10K. LP Dani Bonnet. Sooners racked 4 runs bottom 1st. Chamberlain walked; one out, Pendley homered. Two out, Shults walked, Williams homered. Bottopm 2nd: Martinez, Turang singled; both advanced on wild pitch; Chamberlain walked, loading bases. Martinez scored on Pendley rbi groundout; Ricketts singled, 2 rbi. 7-0. Sooners clinched run-rule margin with 2 runs, bottom 4th; Martinez rbi single, second run scored on error.
#2 Arizona State def #21 Virginia Tech 11-0
WP Mackenzie Popescue 2H. LP Jasmin Harrell. Sun Devils scored 5 in the 4th. Steele solo HR; Aubrecht 3 rbi; Coyle 2 rbi.
#2 Arizona State upset by #14 Michigan 5-4
WP Sara Driesenga. LP Dallas Escobedo. S Haylie Wagner. Wolverines win despite being outhit 14-5. ASU scored bottom 2nd on Kemp’s one-out homer but left 2 on. Top 4th: UM took lead on Lane’s 2-run homer. Bottom 4th: ASU loaded bases, Freeman 2-run single. Steele rbi single, 4-2. Michigan narrowed gap on Sappingfield rbi single in 5th. Top 6th: Lane walked with one out; Lawrence reached on throwing error by Escobedo; Knapp singled up the middle, 2 rbi. Bottom: Steele doubled; stranded. Bottom 7th: Parlich singled, stranded.
#3 Florida def #7 Tennessee 6-5 (8)
WP Hannah Rogers. LP Ivy Renfroe. The teams traded blows from the outset. The Vols struck top 1st on Tarango’s 2-run homer. Two out in the bottom, Gators tied on rbi singles by Horton and Schwarz. The teams traded single runs in the 4th. The Gators moved ahead bottom 6th; Damico scored on a wild pitch, Stewart hit an rbi single. Gibson knotted the score with a two out, 2-run homer, top 7th.But, the Vols left bases loaded.The Gators stranded two in the bottom. Bottom 8th: Medina opened with a double; Fuller singled; Stewart was given a pass. Tofft walked, rbi. Each team had 11 hits. Haeger gave up 2 runs. They meet again Saturday.
#4 California vs Syracuse
#5 Texas A&M def Arkansas 2-1
#6 Alabama def South Carolina 6-4
Tide helped Gamecocks inaugurate new stadium. WP Leslie Jury. LP Katie Marks. The Gamecocks made a game of it, scoring 2 runs in the 3rd on an rbi single by Hathorn and Struett’s sac fly. The Tide countered with three long balls in the 4th; Hunt led with a homer; Richard and Lafaele homered. Braud scored for the Tide in the 5th on Hunt’s single. But, SC tied in the bottom. Yeske led with a solo shot; one out, Page doubled; two out, Struett doubled, rbi. Top 7th: one out, Hawkins singled, Braud reached on an error at 3rd; McCleney tripled, 2 rbi.
#8 Missouri def Ole Miss 11-0 (5)
WP Nicole Hudson. LP Madi Osias. Hudson and Chelsea Thomas combined for a no-hitter. Top 1st: Crane and Marston hbp; Hudson walked; Crane scored on a passed ball; Roth fanned; Osias was relieved. Randazzo drew an rbi walk. The Tigers doubled their lead with 4 runs in the 3rd. Randazzo rbi double; Hay reached on an error, rbi; Genovese doubled in 2 runs. Mizzou doubled its score again with 4 runs in the 4th. Hudson doubled, rbi; Randazzo smacked a 2-run triple.
#10 Texas def Penn State 8-4
WP Holly Kern LP Christy von Pusch. Wide open game at start. Horns scored twice in bottom 1st; Hoagland walked, Thom doubled; Ogle 2 rbi single. Presto 2-run homer tied top 2nd. Horns came back with two on singles by Hoagland and Thom.Again, the Lady Lions clawed back with a 2-run shot by Bell.Kern relieved Bruins. Texas regained lead in bottom with another 2-run burst, a Shireman rbi single and a score on a wild pitch.Texas added runs in the 5th and 6th.
#10 Texas vs #16 Washington — Horns leading 4-0 after two, at Midnight ET
#11 Louisville def #24 North Carolina 4-2
#11 Louisville 6, Eastern Michigan 1
#13 LSU def #17 Kentucky 7-1
WP Rachele Fico 1-hitter, 9K. LP Kelsey Nunely. Fico became the 4th Tiger to register 700 Ks (Sneed, Schmidt and Turner) as she improved to 13-3. LSU 21-5. Kentucky 19-5. Heyward was 3-3; Andrews, Simmons and Wray had 2 rbi each.
#14 Michigan def #19 Arizona 9-1 (6)
WP Sara Driesenga. LP Nancy Bowling. Wildcats scored top 1st; Suitos singled, scored on Young’s groundout. Wolverines unwound bottom 4th. Doyle led with a triple, scored with one out on wild pitch; Romero homered. Driesenga walked; two out, Knapp tripled, rbi. Blanchard doubled, rbi. Babcock relieved Bowling. Romero drew an rbi walk in the 6th; Crummey scored final run on passed ball.
#15 Baylor vs #23 Hawaii
#19 Arizona def Penn State 10-2
#21 Nebraska def New Mexico State 4-1
#23 Hawaii vs Syracuse
#24 North Carolina upset by Wisconsin 4-2
OTHER GAMES (as scores are received)
Fresno State 3, Kansas 2
Canisius 10, Pittsburgh 5
Dayton 6, Ohio 3
Dayton 7, Ohio 4
Fresno State 3, Kansas 2
George Washington 9, Akron 7
Georgia 9, Auburn 3
Holy Cross 5, Yale 1
Illinois 6, Western Michigan 3
Illinois 3, Loyola Chicago 2
Illinois Chicago 7, Toledo 6
Illinois Chicago 3, Central Michigan 2
Indiana 9, Toledo 1
Indiana 2, Central Michigan 1
Iowa State 9, Liberty 1
Kansas 3, St Mary’s College 1
Long Beach State 9, U Mass 1
Minnesota 3, Florida State 2
Nevada 10, UTSA 0
Notre Dame 3, Northern Illinois 2 (8)
Notre Dame 12, Iona 0
Ohio State 10, George Mason 0
Oklahoma State 1, Maryland 0
Oklahoma State 2, Rutgers 1
Pacific def NC State 6-3
Providence 11, Holy Cross 7
Rutgers 4, Boston 3
Saint Louis 8, Loyola Chicago 1
Saint Louis 4, Western Michigan 3
San Diego 6, Buffalo 0
San Jose State 8, U Mass 5
South Florida 5, Liberty 0
South Florida 6, Iowa State 0
Stony Brook 7, Yale 1
Stony Brook 4, Manhattan 2
Texas Tech 8, Fairfield 5
Texas Tech 7, Seton Hall 1
UNLV 2, UT Arlington 0
UNLV 1, Marist 0
Wisconsin 7, Eastern Michigan 2