FRIDAY MARCH 22 D1 GAMES
ESPN USA SOFTBALL POLL 3/19
- Arizona State
- Texas A&M
- Virginia Tech
- South Alabama
TOP 25 GAMES
#2 Arizona State upset by #13 UCLA 3-2.
Escobedo fanned the first two Bruins, bottom 1st, but walked LaRosa and Carda homered. Jessica Hall and her teammates kept ASU off the board until top 5th. Girard led with a homer. Two walks and an error by LaRosa at short loaded the bases; Steele drove in the tying run with a sac fly. After Kemp hit a one-out single in the 6th, Carda relieved Hall; ASU was left with a runner on. Bottom: Bates immediattely broke the tie with a lead off home run. Johnson opened the ASU 7th with a double, nut Coyle and Freeman flied out amd Steele grounded out to end the game.
#3 Florida def Arkansas 8-0 (6)
WP Hannah Rogers 4H, 9K. LP Kimmy Beasley. After Rogers fanned two of the first three batters, the Gators racked three runs on Haeger’s 2-run homer and Tofft’s rbi double. Rogers struck out 2 of 3 again top 4th. Bottom: Gators posted 2 more; two out, Merritt rbi single, Haeger rbi double. Arkansas stranded 2 top 6th, but Gators reached run-rule in bottom half. Bases loaded, two out, Stewart scored wild pitch; Schwarz doubled in the two final runs.
#4 Texas A&M upset by #8 Tennessee 8-6.
WP Ivy Renfroe in relief. LP Mel Dumezich. Tennessee rallied in the 6th on Chavannes 3-run homer, the second dinger given up by Dumezich. The Aggies scored top 1st on a 1-out homer by May. The Vols responded in the bottom with Shipman’s 2-run homer. with 2 out in the 3rd on Dotson’s 2-run single. Trailing 4-1 into the 5th, TAMU rallied; Albus doubled, May jacked a 2-run homer, her second; Dumezich homered, the Aggies led 5-4. All four runs charged to Ellen Renfroe. Ivt Renfroe relieved. Clopton walked, scored on an error, top 6th, 6-4 Aggies. But, in the Bottom, Chavanne hit that 3-run homer. Gibson followed wityh a single; Ainsley relieved Dumezich. Vols loaded the bases but Brown hit into a double play. The Aggies went down in order in the 7th, two on strikes.
$5 California def Utah 6-0
WP Jolene Henderson 3H. LP Mariah Ramirez. Scoreless until bottom 5th when Cal scored all of its runs. One out, Alvarez reached on an error; Taylor singled. Amu relieved Ramirez. Cordes singled, loading the bases. Decker singled, 2 rbi. Ziegenhirt singled, rbi. Ramirez returned to the circle. Danielle Henderson homered, 3 rbi. J Henderson struck out three of five batters in the 6th.
#6 Alabama def Auburn 8-0 (6)
QP Jackie Traina. 3H, 11K. LP Lexi Davis. Scoreless until Bama scored 3, bottom 4th. Two out, two on, Braud singled, rbi. Hays scored on an error. Braud scored on a wild pitch. Traina struck out the side in the 5th. Bottom: Traina homered. Mavromat relieved Davis. Bama stranded two. Bama reached run-rule with 4 runs in the 6th. McCleney and Hunt singled, rbi; Hunt singled, rbi; Lafaele rackewd a 2-run homer. One out, Spencer hit a walkoff homer to end the game.
#12 LSU def South Carolina 4-0
WP Rachelle Fico 3H, 7K. LP Aubrey Broyles. Two out, bottom 4th, Alcarez slugges 2-run homer. Bottom 5th; Wray led with a double; Heyward singled; two out, Blades singled in both runners. Fico struck out 3 of 5 batters in 2nd, stranding two. Fico went to high counts on four batters in the 6th, but three were outs.
#14 Michigan def Purdue 9-0 (5)
WP Sara Driesenga. LP Lilly Fecho. Romero jacked a 3-run homer, bottom 1st. Virgil scored in 2nd on Doyle’s fielder’s choice. Romero scored on an error, bottom 3rd; Blanchard slugged a 2-run homer for the run-rule.
#18 Tulsa def Texas Tech 5-1
WP Aimee Creger. LP Cara Custer. Tulsa wins first game of Rebel Classic. Tech scored bottom 1st on James rbi double. Tulsa took lead on Cobb’s 2-run double in 3rd. Hurricanes stretched lead with 3 runs in 4th. Three singles loaded bases; Talley relieved Custer. Kerner scored on Everett’s groundout; Hughes scored on an illegal pitch.
#18 Tulsa def UNLV 13-1
#20 Nebraska vs Northwestern 5-4 (8)(DH)14-1
WP Tatum Edwards LP Amy Letourneau. Wildcats took early lead with 4 runs, top 2nd. With 2 out, Scharkey singled in 2 runs, Majam tripled in 2 runs. Lead held until bottom 4th when Tatum Edwards doubled in 2 runs. Bottom 6th, Huskers tied; Tatum Edwards doubled, Fowler homered. Bottom 8th; Fowler walked; one out, Armstrong walked. Two out, Banda walked, loading the bases. Taylor Edwards hbp, forcing in the winning run.
#21 Kentucky def Mississippi State 5-4 (10)
WP Kelsey Nunley LP Stephanie Becker. Teams were tied 4-all after 3 innings, and posted naughts until bottom 10th . After Bulldogs left bases loaded in top, O”Brien led off the bottom and ended the game with a homer on a 1-1 count, her second dinger of the game. Bulldogs scored 4 runs top 1st on two 2-run homers by Lenahan and Cooley. Two out in the bottom, Joiner singled, O’Brien doubled, both scored on Carroll’s single. Kentucky tied the game bottom 3rd on O’Brien’s 2 run homer.
#24 Georgia def Ole Miss 6-0
WP Geri Ann Glasco LP Carly Hummel. Glasco (4in) and Chelsea Wilkinson held Ole Miss to one hit. Bulldogs scored bottom 1st on Wilson’s 2-run homer. Glasco led 3rd with a solo. After a double play cut down a runner, Sito homered. Brown singled in a third run. Ole Miss stranded 2 runners in the 3rd and 2 more in the 6th. Georgia added a run in the bottom on Glasco’s sac fly.
OTHER GAMES (reported as scores are received)
Ball State 15, Marist 5
BYU 9, San Diego 1
Campbell 2, Coastal Carolina 1
Dayton 9, U Mass 4
Florida Atlantic 8, Bethune-Cookman 0
Florida Atlantic 5, Dartmouth 0
Liberty 2, Presbyterian 1/DH 5-4
Marist 8, Columbia 0
Marshall 10, UCF 2
Minnesota 4, Iowa 1
Dartmouth 8, Iowa State 7
Iowa State 7, Bethune-Cookman 0
Ohio State 9, Indiana 5
Oklahoma State 11, New Mexico 0/DH 6-1
Texas Arlington 1, Seattle 0
Minnesota 4, Iowa 1
Wisconson 8, Illinois 1