MARCH 19 D1 COLLEGE
TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball poll)
- Washington lost to DePaul 5-3, def Louisiana-Lafayette 8-0 (5)
- Arizona def Oklahoma 4-3
- Missouri def Northern Colorado 7-1, lost to Ball State 2-1
- Michigan def UNLV 14-13, def Utah 15-1 (5)
- Oklahoma lost to Arizona 4-3, lost to San Jose State 5-4
- Georgia Tech
10. Arizona State def DePaul 8-2
11. Stanford def Santa Clara 8-0
12. California def Lipscomb 5-3, Hawaii
15. Texas lost to CS Fullerton -3-1
16. North Carolina
17. Ohio State lost to Syracuse 11-3, lost to Long Island 4-1
18. Oklahoma State* lost to Maryland 2-1, def Dartmouth 4-2
19. Florida State lost to Texas Tech 2-1
20. Texas A&M def Harvard 10-1, def Long Beach State 4-2
22. Illinois def Florida Atlantic 9-0, def Florida Gulf Coast 6-1
23. Louisville lost to New Mexico 6-5, def Purdue 3-0
* Georgia-UCLA tied for 6th; Ohio State-Oklahoma State tied for 17th
TOURNAMENTS & CONFERENCE GAMES
SPY uses the basic Ultimate College Softball schedule, adding scores and data from Gametracker, UCS, NFCA, college web sites, and email reports to SPY.
Judi Garman Classic– Fullerton, Calif.
#2 Arizona 4, #8 Oklahoma 3
WP Kenzi Fowler. 2-hitter, 12K, 4BB. LP Keilani Ricketts 7H, 8K,7BB.
The Sooners drew first blood, scoring three runs in top 3rd. Dobbs led with a walk. Turang fanned. Jones singled, followed by an error at 3rd. Flores hit into a fielder’s choice, but the Arizona cather erred a throw on the rundown between home and 3rd, Dobbs scored. Shults whiffed. Vandever singled in two runs. Nix, struck out. Fowler struck out the side in the 4th. But, the Wildcats were missing scoring opportunities, stranding seven runners in four innings. Arizona tied the game in the 5th, with some untimely help from the Sooners. Arredondo reached on the first of two errors by Dobbs at 3rd. Chambers doubled, Tikey in to run. Del Ponte fouled out to 3rd. Koria walked, loading the bases. Kirker was hbp, rbi. Arriola hit into what should have been a 5-2 fielder’s choice, but the throw by Dobbs was off, and a run scored. Pinch-hitter Haack drove in the tying run with a sac fly. Lastrapes, who had singled in the 4th, now struck out for the third time. The Sooners went down in order in the 6th, thanks to a spectacular catch by Buchanan in right field. Arizona loaded the bases again in the 6th, with one out (Chambers K), when Koria launched a shot to right, caught by a leaping substitute Sallis. Schutzler, who had singled to start the at-bat, was out trying to steal home on a passed ball. UofA had now stranded 11 runners. Oklahoma had two on in the 7th, thanks to an error at 3rd and a walk to pinch-hitter Trott, but Fowler struck out Turang and Jones. Kirker led the bottom, hbp. Kemp in to run. Arriola and Buchanan sacrificed the runner to 3rd. Lastrapes bounced back to Ricketts whose throw to 1st was high, but Lastrapes had beaten the throw, and her single brought home Kemp with the winning run. Note: Both teams have power and the game started slowly, width very cautious pitch selection. There were ten 3-2 counts in the first three innings, six full counts in the next four innings.
#4 Michigan 14, UNLV 13
Once again, illegal pitch calls influenced the game. Evans opened the game with a walk; advanced to 2nd on an IP; advanced to 3rd on an IP; Findlay walked, advanced on an illegal pitch which scored Evans; Viefhaus walked; she and Findlay advanced on a fourth IP; Shaw jacked a 3-run homer; Chidester reached; Nemitz singled; both advanced on a fifth illegal pitch; Kirkpatrick walked; Chidester scored on a sixth illegal pitch; Odegard relieved Wagner who was charged with the six IPs; Bausher reached on an error, Nemitz scoring; Evans reached on a fielder’s choice but Findlay struck out, Viefhaus ground out. UNLV rebounded quickly with 4 runs. Emerson and Hull walked with one out; both scored on Holland’s double; Fearn singled; Briones rbi double; De La Torre rbi single; with two out, Bendt singled, b ut UNLV left bases loaded. Michigan added a run in the 2nd, 7-4, and stranded 3 in the 3rd. UNLV tied bottom 3rd and sailed beyond. One out, De La Torre walked. Two out, Bendt reached on an error at 3rd. Nichols slugged a 3-run homer. Emerson and Hull walked, ahead of a 3-run homer by Holland, 10-7 UNLV. Speierman relieved Nemitz. Fearn homered 11-7 UNLV. UM 4th: Shaw walked; with two out, scored on Kirkpatrick single, 11-8. Bottom 4: De La Torre walked; with one out, advanced on illegal pitch (#7); Bendt singled; De La Torre scored on illegal pitch (#8), Bendt advanced but Nichols flied out; Bendt advanced on illegal pitch (#9); Emerson walked,Bendt scored on illegal pitch (#10), 13-8. Emerson advanced on illegal pitch #11. Hull flied out. Top 5: Evans, Findlay singled; O’Connor relieved Odegard; Viefhaus rbi double, 13-9. Shaw hbp. Chidester 2-run single, 13-11. Nemitz sac fly 13-12. Kirkpatrick drove homeChidester with the tying run, 13-all. Bausher ground out. 11 hits each. Top 6th: Viefhaus homered, 14-13.
#6 Arizona State 8, DePaul 2
WP Hillary Bach. LP Bree Brown.
Lockwood 2-3, HR, 4 rbi; Carlson solo. Boyd scored bottom 1st, Lockwood rbi. Top 2nd, Plese scored on Dodd triple; Dodd scored tie breaker on Brown single. Carlson restored tie with solo HR in bottom. ASU moved ahead to stay in 3rd; Lockwood 2-run HR. ASU 5th: Rogers, Donnenwirth singled, Lockwood rbi double; Parlich rbi single; Carlson reached on error, Parlich and Lockwood scored. 8-2.
#4 Michigan 15, Utah 1
WP Nikki Nemitz 1-hitter. LP Brittany Parker
UM led from the start; Evans, Findlay walked, scored on a throwing error at 2nd. Utah scored its run in the bottom; Foster walked,advanced to 2nd on an illegal pitch, advanced to 3rd on an illegal pitch; Olson walked; Foster scored on an illegal pitch, Olson going to 2nd, and then to 3rd on another illegal pitch. Hoopiiaina was hbp, and Nemitz relieved Jordan Taylor and ended the at-bat. Nemitz racked a 2-run HR in the 2nd. In top 3rd, Chidester rbi single, Nemitz 2-run single. UM eight-run 4th: Findlay, Viefhaus back-to-back HRs. Shaw, Kirkpatrick rbi singles. Larsen grand slam. Michigan finished with 15 hits.
DePaul def #1 Washington 5-3
WP Becca Heteniak. LP Baily Harris
Tara Voss cracked 2 home runs, in which the Blue Demons were aggressive throughout. Even after Husky ace Danielle Lawrie entered, DePaul was attacking the ball and scoring. Down 5-3 in the 6th, UW loaded the bases but could not score. A rally in the 7th had two on with ohe out, but the Huskies hit into a game-ending double-play.
UNLV 7, #36 San Jose State 1
#1 Washington 8, #32 Louisiana-Lafayette 0 (5)
WP Danielle Lawrie. LP Brittany Cuevas
Vintage Lawrie; she notched 10 K (striking out the side in the 4th) and belted two 2-run home runs. Leading 4-0 in the 5th, the Huskies sealed the run-rule with four runs. Salling doubled; Lawrie walked; Williams singled in a run; with one out, Wright slugged a 3-run home run.
#36 Fresno State 1, Virginia 0
WP Michelle Moses. LP Melanie Mitchell. The win was coach Margie Wright’s 1200th victory as coach at Fresno State. Moses doubled and scored on Coronado’s rbi in 4th.
CS Fullerton 3, #14 Texas 1 Fullerton ends 13-game losing streak
WP Ari Cervantes. LP Kim Bruins. SV Krystal Heinle.
Titans scored first run bottom 2nd. Anderson singled; Harrison sac bunt moved her to 2nd; with one out, Cervantes beat out infield hit to short. Anderson was out attempting to steal 2-6-2. Baldwin singled, Cervantes scored. In 4th, Anderson walked; Cervantes singled; Anderson scored on Baldwin’s groundout. Texas scored top 6th. In bottom, Dabbs scored on Heinle’s sac fly. Texas had two on, one out, in 7th — Johnson was hbp, Craig in to run; Hooks singled sharply to center; but Taylor hit into a fielder’s choice, eliminating Craig, and Bruins went down 6-3.
#31 Louisville lost to New Mexico 6-5 (8)
#8 Oklahoma lost to #36 San Jose State 5-4
WP Jaclyn Imhof. LP Michelle Gascoigne in relief of Allee Allen
A very scrappy SJSU team went after the nationally-ranked Sooners from their first batter, a sparkplug named Sarah Taylor who led the bottom of the 1st with a single to center off Allen. Sulay followed with a single. Fangonillo walked loading the bases, no outs. McConnell flied out to center, and Jones nailed Taylor at home. Lopes was hbp. Hawkins drew an rbi walk. 1-0. With two out in the 2nd, Taylor collected another hit. Sulay walked, which prompted OU to relieve with Gascoigne. Fangonillo walked. McConnell was safe on an error at 3rd. Taylor scored. Lopez cleared the bases with a 3-run double. Down 5-0, OU got on the board top 3rd when Shults jacked a 3-run homer. The Sooners loaded the bases in the 4th, no score. In the 5th, Flores walked and afrer Vandever singled but was caught in a rundown on a fielder’s choice, Flores scored on a passed ball. Oklahoma loaded the bases again in the 6th, on a hit by Norris and walks to Trott and Sallis, but relief pitcher Pridmore struck out Flores and Shults ground out to 2nd, again stranding three runners. Oklahoma went down in order in the 7th.
#31 Louisville 3, Purdue 0
WP Kristen Wadwell. LP Suzie Rzegocki. Louisville scored 3 runs bottom 6th, including rbi’s by Tremble and Bemis.
Stony Brook Invitational–Stony Brook, N.Y.
Stony Brook 3, Yale 0
Stony Brook 1, Quinnipiac 0
Quinnipiac 2, Yale 1
UMBC Spring Classic–Baltimore, Md.
Niagara 9, St Joseph’s 2
St Joseph’s 7, UMBC 3
UMBC 6, Niagara 2
Delaware 1, Georgetown 0
Delaware 11, Lehigh 2
JMU Dukes Invitational–Harrisonburg, Va.
#33 Fordham 5, Pittsburgh 1
Pittsburgh 4, Winthrop 2
#33 Fordham 7, James Madison 0
Winthrop 3, James Madison 1
Coastal Carolina Tournament–Conway, S.C.
Sacred Heart 2, Houston Baptist 1
Oakland 2, Houston Baptist 1
Buffalo 6, Oakland 5 (8)
Coastal Carolina vs Buffalo 6:15 PM
Rebel Spring Games—Kissimmee, Fla.
Cleveland State vs Marist 9:00 AM
Hartford vs Lafayette 9:00 AM
Manhattan vs Fairleigh Dickinson 9:00 AM
Marist vs Lafayette 11:00 AM
Hartford vs Manhattan 11:00 AM
Colgate vs Saint Peter’s 11:00 AM
Cleveland State vs Columbia 1:00 PM
Wisconsin-Green Bay vs Brown 1:00 PM
Colgate vs Fairleigh Dickinson 1:00 PM
Wisconsin-Green Bay vs Columbia 3:00 PM
Saint Peter’s vs Brown 3:00 PM
USF The Game Tournament–Clearwater, Fla.
Syracuse 11, #21 Ohio State 3
Maryland 2, #19 Oklahoma State 1
WP- Kerry Hickey 7 IP 6 H 12 K’s LP- Kat Espinosa
Cowgirls Hamilton singled to open 4th, scored on passed ball. After Hickey struck out the side top 5th, Terps scored twice: Knight, Branson singled, both scored on error at 1st; Galindo doubled; two stranded.
Northern Illinois vs Towson 11:00 AM
Florida Atlantic 6, Syracuse 4
Long Island 4, #21 Ohio State 3
#19 Oklahoma State 4, Dartmouth 2
Towson 8, Northern Illinois 3
Florida Atlantic def #17 Illinois 6-4
Maryland 3, Florida Gulf Coast 0
North Florida 3, Dartmouth 0
Northern Illinois 2, South Florida 1 (8)
Long Island 2 #30 Texas Tech 2 tie
#30 Texas Tech 2, #18 Florida State 1
WP Brokeshoulder. LP Gober.
Gentsch drove in both runs, bottom 2nd. Stager singled in Bullock, top 5th, for Seminoles.
Illinois 6, Florida Gulf Coast 1
North Florida vs Florida A&M 6:00 PM
Miami Tournament–Oxford, Ohio
Robert Morris 6, Toledo 2
Miami vs Robert Morris 4:00 PM
Mizzou Classic—Columbia, Mo.
Eastern Michigan vs Northern Colorado 11:30 AM
Northwestern 6, Eastern Michigan 1
#3 Missouri 7, Northern Colorado 1
Ball State 2, #3 Missouri 1
WP Elizabeth Milian. LP Kristin Nottelman. Ball State ends Tigers’ 17 game streak.
Taylor singled and scored for Mizzou top 3rd. Ball State’s Ware and Durment scored unearned runs in 4th.
Northwestern 3, Ball State 2
Springhill Suites Invitational—Boise, Idaho
Minnesota vs Boise State 3:00 PM
Capital Classic—Sacramento, Calif.
Utah State vs Iona 8:00 AM
Nevada vs Colorado State 11:00 AM
Sacramento State vs Utah State 1:00 PM
Nevada vs Sacramento State 3:00 PM
Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic—Stanford, Calif.
Princeton vs Saint Mary’s 1:30 PM
Princeton 12, Santa Clara 3
#13 Stanford 8, Santa Clara 0
Crowne Plaza LAX Shocase–Los Angeles, Calif.
North Dakota 6, Utah Valley 2
Bucknell 7, North Dakota 4
Loyola Marymount 7, Utah Valley 0
Loyola Marymount 14, Bucknell 2
San Diego Classic II–San Diego, Calif.
Kansas 9, Harvard 1
#22 Texas A&M 10, Harvard 1
#25 UMass vs Illinois-Chicago 2:00 PM
#22 Texas A&M 4, Long Beach State 2
#25 UMass 3, San Diego 1
#34 San Diego State vs Kansas 7:00 PM
Illinois-Chicago vs San Diego 7:00 PM
Chevron Spring Fling Tournament—Honolulu, Hawai’i
#12 California 5 #24 Lipscsomb 3
WP-Jolene Henderson LP-Whitney Kiihnl
#12 California vs Hawai’i 6:00 PM
UAB 4, Marshall 3
Furman 2, Samford 1
Mississippi Valley State vs Grambling State TBD Hattiesburg, Miss. SWAC Round-Up
Jackson State vs TBD TBD Hattiesburg, Miss.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs TBD TBD Hattiesburg, Miss.
Southern Utah vs IPFW 3:00 PM Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Southern Utah vs IPFW 5:00 PM Ft. Wayne, Ind.
North Dakota State vs Centenary 4:00 PM Shreveport, La.
North Dakota State vs Centenary 6:00 PM Shreveport, La.
IUPUI vs UMKC 4:00 PM Kansas City, Mo.
IUPUI vs UMKC 6:00 PM Kansas City, Mo.
Jacksonville vs Savannah State 11:00 AM Savannah, Ga,
Jacksonville vs Savannah State 1:00 PM Savannah, Ga,
Rhode Island vs Delaware State 3:00 PM Dover, Del.
Central Connecticut vs Temple 3:00 PM Ambler, Pa.
Central Connecticut vs Temple 5:00 PM Ambler, Pa.
Butler vs Dayton 3:00 PM Dayton, Ohio
Butler vs Dayton 5:00 PM Dayton, Ohio
Morgan State vs George Mason 4:00 PM Fairfax, Va.
Campbell vs Winston-Salem State 4:00 PM Winston-Salem, N.C.
Campbell vs Winston-Salem State 6:00 PM Winston-Salem, N.C.
Bradley 8, Evansville 0
Evansville 11, Bradley 0