3-20-2011 March 20 D1 Games

DI SOFTBALL March 20, 2011        

TOP 25
USA Softball poll March 15 2011        

  1. Georgia lost to Alabama 9-5
  2. Alabama def Georgia 9-5
  3. Florida  11, Mississippi 3
  4. Washington def Illinois 3-2 (9); def Boise State 4-1
  5. Arizona State
  6. Michigan
  7. Arizona  
  8. Oklahoma
  9. California
  10. Stanford vs UNLV, vs Cal Poly//cancelled
  11. T Tennessee
  12. T UCLA
  13. Missouri def Minnesota  2-0; def Western Michigan 10-1 
  14. Texas def New Mexico 3-2
  15. Baylor
  16. Oregon 12, Utah State 3, DH
  17. Nebraska 6, New Mexico State 3
  18. Oklahoma State 10, Rutgers 2
  19. ULL
  20. Hawaii  
  21. Kentucky lost to LSU 4-1
  22. Texas Tech def Liberty 6-5 (9)
  23. Texas A&M def Long Island 3-0 
  24. Auburn def South Carolina 3-2
  25. LSU def Kentucky 4-1 

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LSU 4, Kentucky 1.  Brittany Mack fired a one-hitter en route to her second consecutive complete game as the No. 25 LSU softball team claimed a 4-1 victory over No. 24 Kentucky Sunday to take the rubber contest of a weekend series in-front of 1,222 fans at Tiger Park. LSU’s (17-12, 2-6 SEC) offense was sparked by Ashley Langoni, who connected for a solo home run and finished with two RBIs. She collected RBIs during all three games of the series. Langoni was joined by Anissa Young and Tammy Wray as the 3-4-5 hitters for the Tigers went 4-for-8 on the day. LSU struck in the first inning as Juliana Santos was hit-by-a-pitch, advanced to second on a ground ball, moved to third on an illegal pitch and scored on a fielding error by UK third baseman Brittany Cervantes. Cervantes countered with a leadoff walk for the Wildcats to start the second inning. After a sacrifice bunt and fielder’s choice sent her to third base, Cervantes crossed the plate on a throwing error by LSU catcher Lauren Houston on a failed pickoff attempt.  The Tigers charged back for a pair of runs with a two-out rally during the third inning. On a 3-2 pitch, Langoni laced a solo home run onto the left field berm to vault LSU back ahead 2-1. Young and Wray followed with a single and double, respectively, to make it 3-1. LSU tacked on an insurance run in the fourth inning. A second Cervantes fielding error extended the frame for Langoni to coax a bases loaded walk with two outs for the final margin of 4-1. That would be more than enough run support for Mack, who sat down 12 of the final 13 batters she faced. The lone damage was a Meagan Aull infield single in the sixth inning. She recorded five strikeouts against two walks to increase her record to 7-3 on the season.       

Texas 3, New Mexico 2. Texas picked up its fifth victory to win the Judi Garman Classic. The Longhorns were the only team to post an unbeaten mark at the tourney, improving to 24-3 overall, while the Lobos dropped to 12-14. Freshman righthander Rachel Fox (10-1) earned the complete game victory after scattering six hits, allowing two runs, walking one and fanning six in 7.0 innings of work. New Mexico starter Kari Gutierrez suffered the loss after surrendering three runs on 11 hits, walking two and striking out four in 7.0 innings. Freshman shortstop Taylor Thom headlined the Texas offense, hammering the game winning two-run double in the top of the sixth. Her two-RBI outing was her fifth consecutive multi-RBI game. Sophomore leftfielder Torie Schmidt bolstered the Horns’ attack with two hits in the victory, marking her fifth-straight multi-hit game. Texas got on the board quickly in the first, claiming an early 1-0 advantage. Freshman centerfielder Brejae Washington reached on a fielder’s choice and moved to second as sophomore rightfielder Taylor Hoagland was hung up in rundown. Washington advanced to third on a wild pitch and came home on an RBI single by junior first baseman Lexy Bennett. Texas followed with two more singles to load the bases with one out, but left the bases full to end the frame.  In the fifth, New Mexico took advantage of three hits, an error and a good break on a call to forge ahead 2-1. Shenise Cox recorded an infield single to start the inning after a diving catch by junior third baseman Nadia Taylor was overturned. An RBI double by Cassandra Kalapsa evened the game at one and a throwing error on Kerry Hodgins’ single put the Lobos in front, 2-1. Texas responded immediately, using three hits in the top of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead. Schmidt led off the frame with an infield single and moved to third on senior pinch hitter Shelby Savony’s double down the rightfield line. A two-run double down the leftfield line by Thom scored both runners and put UT back ahead by one.      

Washington 3, Illinois 2.  The Illini are a stronger team than their record indicates, with some very capable players in key roles. Salling doubled in the bottom 1st; Williams reached on an error at3rd; both were stranded.  Illinois threatened in the 2nd, when Pinchback and Wedell singled, no outs, but the Huskies stifled the threat.  Booker opened the Illini 3rd with a single, and scored on a double by Zymkowski, a controlled bundle of energy at the plate, at 2nd, and as a cheerleader in the dugout.  UW tied in the bottom half on Pohlman’s leadoff home run.  Salling singled, with two out, Williams bunted for a hit, and Wagner singled, but Salling was cut down at home.  Zymkowitz led the 6th with an infield hit; Naji reached on an error at short; Zymkowitz scored on Hackett’s groundout.  Again, the Huskies answered.  Wagner reached on an error by Guy; Stuart reached on an error at short; Wagner scoring.  A walk put two on but Ingelsby, who had relieved in the 3rd, grounded to 3rd.  In the 8th, Illinois failed to advance its ITB runner.  The Huskies 8th ended on a double play.  Illinois 9th:  the ITB runner was picked when Hackett hit into a fielder’s choice.  With Wright on 2nd as the ITB runner, Hayward led the UW 9th, beating out an infield hit.  Ingelsby walked, loading the bases.  Pohlman slashed a game winning single deep to left.  

Long Beach State 1, Illinois 0.  Nalani St Germain hit an rbi single in the 6th.    

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   SPY reporting tonight is very limited; a computer virus shuts down the computer every few minutes.     

Judi Garman TournamentFullerton, Calif.       

Pacific 15, New Mexico 4
WP Tori Shepard  LP Kaela DeBroeck       

Washington 3, Illinois 2 (9)
WP Kaitlin Ingelsby.  LP Jackie Guy       

Texas 3, New Mexico 2
WP Rachel Fox.  LP Katie Gutierrez       

Long Beach State 1,    Illinois 0
WP Erin Wesley Jones.  LP Pepper Gay.    

Washington 4, Boise State 1
WP Jones  LP Work       

Pacific 11, San Jose State 3 (5)
WP Nikki Armagost.  LP Elyssa Fox.       

CS Fullerton vs Boise State 3:30 PM // cancelled     

Long Beach State vs San Jose State 3:30 PM//cancelled       


Hofstra InvitationalHempstead, N.Y.       

Hofstra vs Columbia 10:00 AM       

Connecticut vs Columbia 12:30 PM       

Hofstra vs Connecticut 3:00 PM       

Stony Brook InvitationalStony Brook, N.Y.       

Stony Brook 5, Fairfield 4       

Holy Cross 2, Fairfield 1       

Stony Brook vs Holy Cross 2:30 PM       

DeMarini Capital ClassicDover, Del.       

Mount St. Mary’s vs Maryland-Eastern Shore 9:00 AM       

Delaware State vs North Carolina Central 11:00 AM       

Consolation 1:00 PM       

#3 vs #4       

Championship 3:00 PM       

#1 vs #2       

Seton Hall Pirate ClassicSouth Orange, N.J.       

Tournament Play 10:00 AM       

Tournament Play 12:30 PM       

UMBC Spring ClassicBaltimore Md.       

Brown vs Morgan State 12:50 PM       


Maryland TournamentCollege Park, Md.       

Princeton 1, Utah 0       

Maryland 9, Hampton 1       

Maryland 1, Villanova 0       

Mason Cherry Blossom ClassicFairfax, Va.       

Albany vs Monmouth 10:00 AM       

Cornell vs Howard 12:15 PM       

George Mason vs Howard 2:30 PM       

 Days Inn InvitationalHarrisonburg, Va.       

Lehigh vs Binghamton 10:00 AM       

St. John’s vs James Madison 12:30 PM       

Chanticleer ChallengeConway, S.C.       

Georgia Tech 6, Providence 4       

Kansas 6, Coastal Carolina 2       

Lipscomb vs Coastal Carolina 2:00 PM       

Radford InvitationalTroutville, Va.       

Ball State vs Robert Morris 9:00 AM       

Pittsburgh vs Georgetown 11:00 AM       

Radford vs Delaware 1:00 PM       

USF The Game TournamentClearwater, Fla.       

Texas A&M 3, Long Island 0       

Quinnipiac vs Buffalo 9:30 AM       

Boston vs Jacksonville 9:30 AM       

Texas Tech 6, Liberty 5 (9)       

Oklahoma State vs Rutgers 9:30 AM       

Chattanooga vs North Florida 12:00 PM       

Florida Gulf Coast vs Kent State 12:00 PM       

Winthrop vs Dartmouth 12:00 PM       

Florida Atlantic vs Colorado State 12:00 PM       

South Florida vs Florida A&M 12:00 PM       

Hoosier ClassicBloomington, Ind.       

Michigan State 9, Eastern Michigan 1       

Michigan State 8, Loyola 3       

Indiana vs Central Michigan 12:30 PM       

Eastern Michigan vs Loyola 2:30 PM       

Indiana vs Wright State 4:45 PM        

Wilson ClassicColumbia, Mo.       

Western Michigan vs Minnesota 11:00 AM       

Missouri 2, Minnesota 0
Missouri 10, Western Michigan 1       

Silver and Blue ClassicReno, Nev.       

Northern Illinois vs Idaho State 10:30 AM       

Nevada vs Idaho State 12:45 PM       

San Diego Classic IISan Diego, Calif.       

CS Northridge vs Ohio 9:00 AM       

Louisville 9, Ohio State 1       

CS Northridge vs San Diego 11:30 AM       

Ohio vs San Diego 2:30 PM       

Marina International Hotel ShowcaseLos Angeles, Calif.       

Loyola Marymount vs Canisius 11:00 AM       

Capital ClassicSacramento, Calif.       

Illinois-Chicago vs Santa Clara 9:00 AM       

Sacramento State vs Towson 11:15 AM       

Louisville Slugger ClassicStanford, Calif.       

Northwestern vs Iowa State 9:00 AM       

Cal Poly vs Northwestern 11:15 AM       

Stanford vs UNLV 1:30 PM       

Stanford vs Cal Poly 3:45 PM       


Florida State 7, North Carolina State 2       

Boston College vs Virginia 12:00 PM Charlottesville, Va.       

Virginia Tech 2, North Carolina 1       

Atlantic 10       

Dayton vs Temple 12:00 PM Ambler, Pa.       

Dayton vs Temple 2:00 PM Ambler, Pa.       

Rhode Island vs Charlotte 12:00 PM Charlotte, N.C.       

Rhode Island vs Charlotte 2:00 PM Charlotte, N.C.       

Fordham vs Saint Louis 12:00 PM St. Louis, Mo.       

Fordham vs Saint Louis 2:00 PM St. Louis, Mo.       

Conference USA       

Marshall 3, East Carolina 2       

Memphis 2, Houston 0       

Tulsa 7, Central Florida 3       

Southern Mississippi vs UAB 1:00 PM Birmingham, Ala.       

Missouri Valley       

Creighton vs Evansville 12:00 PM Evansville, Ind.       

Southern Illinois 5, Wichita State 0       

Bradley vs Illinois State 12:00 PM Normal, Ill.       

Indiana State vs Drake 12:00 PM Des Moines, Iowa       

Northern Iowa vs Missouri State 12:00 PM Springfield, Mo.       

Ohio Valley       

Tennessee-Martin vs Tennessee State 1:00 PM Nashville, Tenn.       

Eastern Kentucky vs Austin Peay 1:00 PM Clarksville, Tenn.       

Eastern Illinois vs Murray State 1:00 PM Murray, Ky.       

Tennessee Tech vs Southeast Missouri 1:00 PM Cape Girardeau, Mo.       

Morehead State vs Jacksonville State 3:00 PM Jacksonville, Ala.       


Arkansas vs Mississippi State 1:00 PM Starkville, Miss.       

Florida vs Mississippi 1:00 PM Oxford, Miss.       

Kentucky vs  LSU 1:00 PM Baton Rouge, La.       

Georgia vs  Alabama 1:30 PM Tuscaloosa, Ala.       

South Carolina vs Auburn 2:00 PM Auburn, Ala.       


College of Charleston vs UNC-Greensboro 1:00 PM Greensboro, N.C.       

Elon vs Appalachian State 1:00 PM Boone, N.C.       

Georgia Southern vs Western Carolina 1:00 PM Cullowhee, N.C.       

Furman vs Samford 1:00 PM Birmingham, Ala.       


Texas A&M-CC vs Nicholls State 12:00 PM Thibodeaux, La.       

Stephen F. Austin vs Northwestern State 12:00 PM Natchitoches, La.       

Texas-Arlington vs Central Arkansas 12:00 PM Conway, Ark.       

McNeese State vs Texas State 12:00 PM San Marcos, Texas       

Sam Houston State vs Texas-San Antonio 12:00 PM San Antonio, Texas       

SWAC Round-UpHattiesburg, Miss.       

Mississippi Valley State vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9:00 AM       

Alabama A&M vs Prairie View A&M 9:00 AM       

Grambling State vs Alabama State 9:00 AM       

Jackson State vs Texas Southern 9:00 AM       

Alcorn State vs Southern 11:30 AM       

Grambling State vs Alabama A&M 11:30 AM       

Jackson State vs Prairie View A&M 11:30 AM       

Alabama State vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 11:30 AM       

Mississippi Valley State vs Southern 2:00 PM       

Alcorn State vs Texas Southern 2:00 PM       

Sun Belt       

Western Kentucky vs  South Alabama 12:00 PM Mobile, Ala.       

Louisiana-Monroe vs Troy 1:00 PM Troy, Ala.       


Maine vs Wagner 12:00 PM Staten Island, N.Y.       

Maine vs Wagner 2:30 PM Staten Island, N.Y.       

Saginaw Valley vs Detroit 12:00 PM Detroit, Mich.       

Saginaw Valley vs Detroit 2:00 PM Detroit, Mich.       

Iowa 10, South Dakota 0       

South Dakota vs Iowa 2:00 PM Iowa City, Iowa       

Nebraska vs New Mexico State 12:00 PM Las Cruces, N.M.       

Utah State vs Oregon 12:00 PM Eugene, Ore.       

Utah State vs Oregon 2:00 PM Eugene, Ore.       

CS Bakersfield vs UC Riverside 1:00 PM Riverside, Calif.       

CS Bakersfield vs UC Riverside 3:00 PM Riverside, Calif.       

Weber State vs Oregon State 1:00 PM Corvalis, Ore.       

Weber State vs Oregon State 3:00 PM Corvalis, Ore.       

Presbyterian vs UNC-Wilmington 7:00 PM Wilmington, N.C.       

















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