FRIDAY MARCH 18 D1 GAMES
USA Softball poll March 15 2011
- Georgia upset by Alabama 2-1
- Alabama def Georgia 2-1
- Florida def Mississippi 8-0 (6)
- Washington def Notre Dame 7-4
- Arizona State def ULL 10-4; def Pacific 4-3
- Michigan def Arizona 8-0
- Arizona lost to Michigan 8-0
- Oklahoma lost to Penn State 5-2; def Pacific 13-2 (5)
- California vs Hawaii
- Stanford vs Iowa State//cancelled
- T Tennessee def Iowa 2-0
- T UCLA
- Missouri def North Dakota State 4-3; def Western Michigan 10-0
- Texas def Fresno State 9-2
- Nebraska lost to New Mexico State 4-3
- Oklahoma State def Kent State 8-0; def Florida Atlantic 8-2
- Kentucky def LSU 6-1
- Texas Tech vs Jacksonville; def LIU 8-4
- Texas A&M def Buffalo 8-0 (6); def South Florida 10-2 (6)
- Auburn def South Carolina 9-1
- LSU lost to Kentucky 6-1
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Penn State 5, Oklahoma 2. The unranked Lady Lions racked Sooner pitching for 13 hits while Jackie Hill, in a very impressive outing, held OU to 5 hits, three in the bottom 7th. Hill had 9 Ks. Oklahoma started Allee Allen who gave up a game-opening lead-off HR to Bell. Johnson singled and scored on Collett’ single. Top 2nd: Gascoigne relieved Allee Allen to pitch to Bell after Rossi and Ostman singled. Penn State 4th: with one out, Rossi beat out an infield hit; Ostman was hbp. Akamine reached on a single and an error at short, 2 runs scoring. Top 7th: Collett led with a single, Sovereign tripled, rbi. 5-0. Oklahoma finally scored; Williams was hit by a pitch, Dobbs doubled. With 2 out, pinch hitter Ricketts singled, both runners scored. Martinez hit a line drive to short, which the shortstop seemed to catch in the air, and Penn State players ran off the field. But, the umpire signalled a hit. Turang settled the issue,popping to short.
Notre Dame 5, New Mexico 0. Bottom 2nd: Miller singled, scored on Jorgensborg single. Bottom 3rd: Stuhr led with home run. Maldonado singled, scored on Johnson single. Bottom 4: Clay reached on error; scored. Notre Dame 5th: Miller led with home run.
Oklahoma 13, Pacific 2. The Sooners ended a near-drought on the scoreboard with an 11-run assault in which 7 of 9 starters tallied hits, and 2 hit grand slams. The run-up started slowly, with a run in bottom 1st. Bases loaded, Martinez scored on Nix’ sac fly. Another Sooner run in the 3rd; Shults doubled; with 2 out, Dobbs singled, rbi. The Sooners unlimbered the lumber in the 4th – 6 runs all after 2 outs. Bases loaded, Nix singled in 2 runs. Ricketts walked; Dobbs smashed a grand slam. Pacific 5th: Moore singled; Rivera a one-out double; Rodriguez rbi single; 2 runs scored. 8-2. OU 5th: Jones opened with a solo shot. Martinez, Turang, Williams singled; Shults, who had failed to connect on other bases-loaded situatins in previous games, jacked her 16th home run, a grand slam, which put Oklahoma beyond the run-rule.
Fresno State 3, Illinois 2. Bulldogs scored all 3 runs in 4th. Stiglich singled; Moore sacrificed her to 2nd; with 2 out, Pollard was hbp; Hall rbi single; Gilleland rbi single; Ortiz rbi single. Illinois scored twice in 6th. Conrad walked, forced by Zymkowitz; with two out, Hackett rbi single. Wedel reached on an error, pinch runner Simpson scored. Illinois stranded two; and left two more in 7th.
Washington 7, Notre Dame 4. The Irish, trailing 2-1, built a 4-2 lead on a 3-run homer by Fleury top 5th. The Huskies took one back in the bottom, on Williams’ leadoff homer. After Notre Dame lost a chance in the 6th to add to their 4-3 lead, when Jorgensborg was forced at 3rd, and two Irish were stranded, the Huskies scored four — with 2 out — to take the lead on a solo homer by Wright and Williams’ second homer of the game, a 3-run shot. Valdivia started for Notre Dame and was charged with the dirst two Huskies runs.
Michigan 8, Arizona 0. Among others, the outcome of this game could affect next week’s Top 25 rankings. The Wolverines and Wildcats each had 7 hits, but the Wolverines were more productive at bunching hits and moving runners. Powers scored top 3rd on Shaw’s grundout. Arizona had stranded runners in each of the first three innings, the 3rd ending on an unassisted double play at 1st by Shaw who speared a line drive by Koria and alertly stepped on the bag. Michigan took charge with 6 runs in the 6th. With one out, Shaw walked, Chidester doubled, Knapp walked, with two out, bases loaded, Blanchard singled in a run, Powers
was hbp, rbi; Doyle hit deep to short; Evans capped the run barrage with a bases-clearing 3-run double — but was out trying to stretch a triple. Lane drove in the final run in the 7th. Arizona was 4-18 with runners on base.
Arizona State 4 Pacific 3. Alex Johnson broke scoreless tie in 4th with 2-run double. (More details to follow)
Texas 9, Fresno State 2. Longhorns started long-ball parade with Bennett’s two-out solo in 1st. Bulldogs surged ahead, temporarily on Moses’ 2-run homer in bottom. Horns tied when Hoagland went yard to start the 3rd. Schmidt singled,scored on Thom’s 2-run shot in 4th, 6-4. The game got away from Fresno State in the 5th. Bennett walked; with one out, Taylor singled; Schmidt rbi double, Bennett scored. Angene relieved Moses. Taylor scored on wild pitch; Schmidt stole home on throw to nail Scott. Savony walked; Thom rbi single, Scott scored. 8-4 after a nifty display of base-running. Texas now had 10 hits to 4. Fresno State went down in order. A double play top 6th slowed the Horns. Bottom 6th: Bulldogs had 2 on, 2 out; a groundout ended the inning. Top 7th: Scott doubled, scored on Savony single. Fresno State down in order. Texas outhit Fresno State 12-5. Texas improves to 22-3.
Alabama 2, Georgia 1. The teams began the game, Georgia ranked #1, Alabama #2 — which could change in next week’s polls. Bama was 26-1, 2-0, while Georgia was 23-1, 5-0. The Crimson Tide scored in the 3rd: Conley walked, scored on Fenton’s rbi double. Fenton was put out at 3rd 6-4-5-7-1. Bama increased its lead in the 5th on Conley’s home run. 2-1. Georgia 6th: Trout and Schlopy drew walks. Wiggins singled rbi. Goler was given a pass, loading the bases. Razey struck out. The Bulldogshad a lastchance in the 7th: Hesson led with a single. But, Dunne struck out Sandberg, Echols and Trout.
Tennessee 2, Iowa 0. Vol freshman pitcher Ellen Renfroe flirted into the seventh inning with a perfect game, eventually settling for a two-hit shutout, and sophomore right fielder Kat Dotson and junior designated player Jessica Spigner each blasted solo homers as the Big Orange (23-4) swept its two-game series against Iowa with a 2-0 victory on a beautiful Friday night at the Lee Softball Stadium. Renfroe began the seventh with a perfect game intact and striking out a career-high 15 Hawkeyes. In the process the 6-0 right hander became the first Lady Vol pitcher to K 15 batters in a single contest since Monica Abbott punched out 17 Northwestern Wildcats during a 3-0 victory at the 2007 Women’s College World Series. The Jackson, Tenn., native fired 105 total pitches, allowed just two hits, walked none and faced just two batters over the seven-inning minimum. Tennessee received the team-leading 10th home run and 50th overall RBI of the season from Dotson (1-for-3) and the fourth round-tripper of the year by Spigner (1-for-2) to produce the only two tallies necessary to secure a Lady Vol victory.
Auburn 9, South Carolina 0. Freshman Morgan Estell went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a home run as the 23rd-ranked Auburn softball team cruised to a 9-1 victory over South Carolina in the Friday night series opener at Jane B. Moore Field.
Florida 8, Mississippi 0 (6). Aided by 4 errors by Ole Miss, and a handcuffing 1-hitter by Rogers, the Gators continue to roll in the SEC: 28-1, 5-0. In the 3rd, bases loaded, Moultrie scored when Bushdrew an rbi walk. Gator 4th: Gammel scored on an error; Snedeker scored on Paculba rbi. 6th: Paculba smacked a 2-run homer. Bruder and Schutte singled. Bruder swcored on an error; Schutte scored on Coyle’s 2-run homer.
New Mexico 4, DePaul 1. In recent years, New Mexico has won a third or fewerof its games. The Lobos are turning around under new head coach Erica Beach, and are 12-11 this season.
Illinois 5, CS Fullerton 0.
Arizona State 10, ULL 4. The Sun Devils scored 3 in 1st, forcing ULL ace Brignac from the circle, then scored 7 runs off Chenault, 11 hits in all, including solo HR by Boyd. RaginCajuns rallied for 4 runs off Escobedo in 6th, including 2-run homer by Orgeron, to narrow gap to 7-4. But, Sun Devils added 3 runs bottom 6th. Cajuns threatened with 2 on in 7th but a 5-4-2 double play ended the game.
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Judi Garman Classic–Fullerton, Calif.
Penn State 5, Oklahoma 2
WP Jackie Hill . LP Allee Allen
Notre Dame 5, New Mexico 0
WP Laura Winter. LP Kaela DeBroeck
Oklahoma 13, Pacific 2 (5)
WP Michelle Gascoigne. LP Tori Shepard
Fresno State 3, Illinois 2
WP Mackenzie Oakes. LP Pepper Gay
Michigan 8, Arizona 0
WP Jordan Taylor. LP Kenzi Fowler
Washington 7, Notre Dame 4
WP Kaitlin Ingelsby LP Laura Winter
Texas 9, Fresno State 2
WP Rachel Fox. LP Michelle Moses.
Arizona State 4, Pacific 3
WP Popescue. S Escobedo
Illinois 5, CS Fullerton 0
New Mexico 4, DePaul 1
Arizona State 10, Louisiana-Lafayette 4
WP Dallas Escobedo. LP Ashley Brignac.
Long Beach State 2, DePaul 1
Seton Hall Pirate Classic–South Orange, N.J.
Sacred Heart 12, Lafayette 2 (6)
Manhattan 6, Lafayette 4
Sacred Heart 5, Seton Hall 0
Seton Hall 2, Manhattan 1
UMBC Spring Classic–Baltimore, Md.
Niagara 7, Saint Francis 2
Niagara 6, Morgan State 5
UMBC 7, Saint Francis 6 (8)
UMBC 12, Morgan State 11
Maryland Tournament–College Park, Md.
Princeton 12, Hampton 0 (5)
Maryland 6, Princeton 0
Villanova 12, Hampton 10
Utah 1, Villanova 0
Mason Cherry Blossom Classic–Fairfax, Va.
Mason 3, Monmouth 2
Cornell vs Howard 12:00 PM
Monmouth vs Howard 2:30 PM
Albany vs Cornell 4:45 PM
Albany vs George Mason 7:00 PM
Days Inn Invitational–Harrisonburg, Va.
Lehigh 4, Binghamton 2 (8)
St. John’s 3, Binghamton 1
Lehigh vs James Madison 3:00 PM
St. John’s vs James Madison 5:30 PM
Chanticleer Challenge–Conway, S.C.
Kansas 2, Lipscomb 1
Kansas 4, Providence 2
Georgia Tech 5, Lipscomb 1
Providence vs Coastal Carolina 4:30 PM
Georgia Tech vs Coastal Carolina 6:30 PM
Radford Invitational–Troutville, Va.
Pittsburgh vs Robert Morris 1:00 PM
Ball State vs Delaware 1:00 PM
Delaware vs Georgetown 3:00 PM
Radford vs Pittsburgh 3:00 PM
Radford vs Robert Morris 5:00 PM
Ball State vs Georgetown 5:00 PM
Rebel Spring Games–Kissimmee, Fla.
Houston Baptist 6, Hartford 0
Hartford vs Fairleigh Dickinson 11:00 AM
Wisconsin-Green Bay 8, Bucknell 1
Houston Baptist vs Siena 1:00 PM
Wisconsin-Green Bay vs Colgate 1:00 PM
Rider vs Fairleigh Dickinson 3:00 PM
Siena vs Butler 3:00 PM
Bucknell vs Youngstown State 3:00 PM
Butler vs Rider 5:00 PM
Colgate vs Youngstown State 5:00 PM
USF The Game Tournament–Clearwater, Fla.
North Florida vs Liberty 12:30 PM
Chattanooga vs Rutgers 12:30 PM
Texas A&M vs Buffalo 12:30 PM
Boston vs Kent State 3:00 PM
North Florida vs Quinnipiac 3:00 PM
Long Island vs Liberty 3:00 PM
South Florida vs Buffalo 3:00 PM
Florida A&M vs Dartmouth 5:30 PM
Florida Gulf Coast vs Winthrop 5:30 PM
Oklahoma State vs Kent State 5:30 PM
Florida Atlantic vs Rutgers 5:30 PM
Chattanooga vs Colorado State 5:30 PM
Texas Tech vs Jacksonville 5:30 PM
Texas A&M vs South Florida 5:30 PM
Boston vs Florida A&M 8:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast vs Dartmouth 8:00 PM
Winthrop vs Quinnipiac 8:00 PM
Oklahoma State vs Florida Atlantic 8:00 PM
Texas Tech vs Long Island 8:00 PM
Long Island vs Jacksonville 8:00 PM
Hoosier Classic–Bloomington, Ind.
Central Michigan vs Loyola 12:15 PM
Eastern Michigan vs Wright State 1:30 PM
Central Michigan vs Indiana 2:30 PM
Eastern Michigan vs Loyola 4:00 PM
Indiana vs Wright State 4:45 PM
Wilson Classic–Columbia, Mo.
North Dakota State vs Western Michigan 11:00 AM
Missouri vs North Dakota State 1:30 PM
Missouri vs Western Michigan 4:00 PM
Silver and Blue Classic–Reno, Nev.
Northern Illinois vs Idaho State 10:30 AM
Nevada vs Idaho State 12:45 PM
Nevada vs Northern Illinois 3:00 PM
San Diego Classic II–San Diego, Calif.
Louisville vs CS-Northridge 11:30 AM
CS-Northridge vs Wisconsin 2:00 PM
Ohio vs Harvard 2:00 PM
Ohio State vs Harvard 4:30 PM
San Diego State vs Wisconsin 4:30 PM
Ohio State vs San Diego 7:00 PM
San Diego State vs Louisville 7:00 PM
Marina International Hotel Showcase–Los Angeles, Calif.
Bethune-Cookman vs North Dakota 9:00 AM
Bethune-Cookman vs Canisius 11:00 AM
Canisius vs Utah Valley 1:00 PM
Loyola Marymount vs Utah Valley 3:00 PM
Capital Classic–Sacramento, Calif.
Illinois-Chicago vs Towson 10:00 AM
Sacramento State vs Santa Clara 12:15 PM
Towson vs Santa Clara 2:30 PM
Louisville Slugger Classic–Stanford, Calif.
UNLV vs Iowa State 1:30 PM
UNLV vs Northwestern 3:45 PM
Stanford vs Iowa State 6:00 PM
Hawai’i Spring Fling Tournament–Honolulu, Hawai’i
Cleveland State vs Iona 3:00 PM
California vs Hawai’i 5:00 PM
#4 vs #5 7:00 PM
Dayton vs Saint Joseph’s 3:00 PM Villanova, Pa.
Dayton vs Saint Joseph’s 5:00 PM Villanova, Pa.
Massachusetts vs Charlotte 3:00 PM Charlotte, N.C.
La Salle vs Saint Louis 5:00 PM St. Louis, Mo.
Mississippi State 3, Arkansas 0
Florida 8, Mississippi 0 (6)
WP Hannah Rogers 1-hitter. LP Brittany Barnhill 7K
Kentucky def LSU 6-1
Alabama 2, Georgia 1
WP Kelsi Dunne 2H, 11K. LP Alison Owen 4H, 8K
Auburn 9, South Carolina 1
SWAC Round-Up–Hattiesburg, Miss.
Mississippi Valley State vs Grambling State 4:00 PM
Alabama A&M vs Texas Southern 4:00 PM
Alabama State vs Prairie View A&M 4:00 PM
Southern vs Jackson State 6:30 PM
Alcorn State vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6:30 PM
Western Illinois vs Southern Utah 12:00 PM Cedar Falls, Utah
Western Illinois vs Southern Utah 2:00 PM Cedar Falls, Utah
UMKC vs IPFW 3:00 PM Fort Wayne, Ind.
UMKC vs IPFW 5:00 PM Fort Wayne, Ind.
Oakland vs IUPUI 4:00 PM Indianapolis, Ind.
Oakland vs IUPUI 6:00 PM Indianapolis, Ind.
South Dakota State vs Centenary 3:00 PM Shreveport, La.
South Dakota State vs Centenary 5:00 PM Shreveport, La
North Texas vs Middle Tennessee 3:00 PM Murfreesboro, Tenn.
North Carolina Central vs Delaware State 2:00 PM Dover, Del.
Syracuse vs Penn 2:00 PM Philadelphia, Penn.
Syracuse vs Penn 4:00 PM Philadelphia, Penn.
Marist vs UTEP 2:00 PM El Paso, Texas
Marist vs UTEP 4:00 PM El Paso, Texas
Georgia State vs Kennesaw State 5:00 PM Kennesaw, Ga.
Georgia State vs Kennesaw State 7:00 PM Kennesaw, Ga.
Nebraska vs New Mexico State 4:00 PM Las Cruces, N.M.
Iowa vs Tennessee 6:00 PM Knoxville, Tenn.