FRIDAY MARCH 23 D1 SCORES
TOP 25 ESPN USA SOFTBALL MARCH 20 POLL
1. Alabama def DePaul 4-3
2. California def Stanford 9-0
3. Washington def Utah 5-1
4. Florida def Arkansas 6-0
5. Texas def Iowa State 8-4
6. Arizona State def Arizona 4-2
7. Oklahoma def Baylor 2-0
9. Stanford loat to California 9-0
10. Missouri lost to Texas A&M 2-1
11. Tennessee def Mississippi State 8-0 (5)
12. Georgia def Ole Miss 8-4
13. Arizona vs Arizona State
17. Hawaii vs San Jose State
18. Baylor lost to Oklahoma 2-0
19. Texas A&M def Missouri 2-1
21. Auburn lost to Kentucky 8-4
22. South Florida
23. Florida State
The race to reach Oklahoma City goes into high gear this weekend with conference competition and some tournaments.
Alabama def DePaul 4-3.WP Amanda Locke. LP Kirsten Verdun. S Leslie Jury. Scoreless until bottom 5th when the Tide scored four runs. Dawson, Lunceford, Braud singled, leading the bases with no outs. Fenton jacked a grand slam. DePaul scored twaice, top 6th, and a final run in the 7th. Two on, Braden scored on Verdun’s rbi, but Jury came on to nail the final K and DePaul left 2 on.
Tennessee def Mississippi State 8-0 (5). WP Ellen Renfroe. LP Stephanie Becker. Chavanne opened game with a triple; Dotson hbp; Chavanne scored on Shipman single, Dotson on error. Chavanne led the Vols 3rd with a double, scored with 2 out on Shipman sac fly. Two out in the 4th, Brown homered. Andrews walked, advanced on wild pitch, took 3rd on Chavanne single; Andrews scored on double steal. Vols iced game with a 3-run 5th. Highlights: Davin 2-run single, Hosfield rbi single..
Texas def Iowa State 8-4. WP Blaire Luna. LP Tori Torrescano. Texas scored 2 top 5th to tie, then Horns broke 2-2 tie, top 6th, with 6 runs. Scott homered with one out; Bennett doubled in a run; Taylor 2-run double; Craig scored on a fielder’s choice; Taylor scored on Scott single. Outhit 12-5, the Cyclones attempted to rally in the 7th; with 2 runs on Cole’s double.
Oklahoma 2, Baylor 0. Battle of aces — OU’s Keilani Ricketss vs Baylor’s Courtney Repka — each giving up 4 hits — decided in the 7th by two Sooner runs. One out, Ricketts homered. Two out, Casey doubled; pinch runner Sampson to 3rd on a passed ball; Sampson soctrf. Kettler reached 3rd for Baylor but was stranded. Ricketts had 14 Ks. (Bad night for whomever did Gametracker; screen is black, but Sampson scored.)
Georgia def Ole Miss 8-4. WP Erin Arevalo. LP Kendall Bruning. Leading 1-0 after three, on Sancxhez solo in 2nd; Bulldogs racked 5 runs in 4th. Razey singled in 2 runs, Olney singled, rbi; Couey rbi single; 2 LOB. One out in the bottom, Montemayor relieved Arevalo. Two out, Brown homered. Georgia scored last 2 runs in 5th on Razey 2-run homer. Ole Miss rallied for 2 in the 6th, on rbi hits by Brown and Bruning (double).
LSU 5, South Carolina 0. The Tigers scored their 5 runs in the first two innings. Pitcher Rachele Fico took it from there, striking out 10, yielding 4 hits. Top 1st, LSU scorted on Langoni rbi and on illegal pitch. Top 2nd, Andrews singled in a run. Blades dounleed in 2 runs. Kierstyn White took the loss.
California 9, Stanford 0. WP Jolene Henderson, 3 H, 6K. LP Teagan Gerhart, 12 hits including 5 home runs. HRs by AQrioto (2), Danielle Henderson, Kostreba and Decker.
Texas A&M 2, Missouri 1. No report on Gametracker.
Arizona State 4, Arizona 2. WP Dallas Escobedo. LP Kenzi Fowler. Game was tied 2-2 after 7 innings. Top 8th: fist Wildcat batter, Koria, hbp, but was stranded. B ottom 8th: Lockwood walked; Caporuscia hit walkoff homer. Top 1st: UofA scored, Wilson on Spigner rbi. Top 3rd: Arizona loaded bases, one out; Arriola scored when Spigner hbp. ASU tied bottom 3rd on Lockwood’s 2-out, 2-run homer.
Kentucky 8, Auburn 4. WP Chanda Bell, LP Angel Bunner. Wildcats scored 4 runs in 8th. Top 8th: Carroll singled; O’Brien doubled, rbi; two out, Jolly singled, rbi; Cervantes singled in two final runs. Auburn down in order, 2 on Ks.
No single source provides data on all D1 games; Spy draws data from Ultimate College Softball, ESPN/NCAA, softballscoresnow, Gametracker, and reports emailed to Spy by teams. Spy uses the basic UCS structure which over the years has been best organized.
Great West Conference Regular Season Tournament–Farmers Branch, Texas
Nebraska-Omaha 3, Utah Valley 0
Utah Valley 1, Nebraska-Omaha 0
Duel at the Dome–Syracuse, N.Y.
Syracuse 8, Colgate 0
Easton-Alabama Challenge–Tuscaloosa, Ala.
DePaul vs Longwood TBA
Alabama 4, DePaul 3
SpringHill Suites Invitational #2–Boise, Idaho
New Mexico 13, Weber State 5
New Mexico 6, Seattle 5
Texas-San Antonio 1, Seattle 6
Texas-San Antonio vs Boise State 5:00 PM
UCR Tournament–Riverside, Calif.
Colorado State 1, Brown 0
Santa Clara vs Brown 11:30 AM
Colorado State 3, Santa Clara 2
Mustang Classic–San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Lipscomb 2, UNLV 1
Ball State 5, UNLV 1
Lipscomb vs Cal Poly 3:00 PM
Ball State vs Cal Poly 5:30 PM
Libby Matson Tournament–Stockton, Calif.
San Diego State 3, Princeton 2
Princeton 2, Saint Mary’s 3
San Diego State 1, Pacific 3
Oklahoma 2, Baylor 0
Texas 8, Iowa State 4
Oklahoma State 0, Kansas 1 (8). Naudin homer bottom 8th.
College Station, Texas
Missouri lost to Texas A&M 2-1
UAB 3, Marshall 2, DH 8-0
Utah v1,Washington 5
Arizona 2, Arizona State 4
California 9, Stanford 0
LSU 5, South Carolina 0
Tennessee 8, Mississippi State 0 (5)
Kentucky 8, Auburn 4
Georgia 8, Mississippi 4
Florida 6, Arkansas 0
Nicholls State 0, Stephen F. Austin 2
Sam Houston State vs Central Arkansas 6:00 PM
McNeese State vs Northwestern State 6:00 PM
Texas A&M-CC 1, Texas-Arlington 0
San Marcos, Texas
Southeastern Louisiana vs Texas State 6:00 PM
North Dakota State 5, Oakland 1
North Dakota State 6, Oakland 0
Southern Utah 0, Western Illinois 8
Southern Utah vs Western Illinois 5:00 PM
IUPUI 1, South Dakota 2
IUPUI 4, South Dakota 5
Utah State 4, Louisiana Tech 0
Fresno State 3, Nevada 0. Michelle Moses strikes out 10.
New Mexico State vs BYU 6:00 PM
San Jose State vs Hawai’i 6:00 PM
Nebraska 9, Northwestern 6
Delaware state 3, Cornell 1/8-2
Houston Baptisit 8, North Dakota 2
Fordham 9, LaSalle 1
Rhode Island 8, St Louis 3
North Dakotda 2, Houston Baptisit 1
Temple 9, Charlotte 7
South Dakota State 2 Northern Colorado 3
South Dakota State vs Northern Colorado 5:30 PM