SATURDAY MARCH 24 D1 SCORES
TOP 25 ESPN USA SOFTBALL MARCH 20 POLL
1. Alabama def DePaul 9-7, vs Longwood
2. California vs Stanford//cancelled
3. Washington 6, Utah 1
4. Florida 3, Arkansas 2
5. Texas def Iowa State 7-3
6. Arizona State def Arizona 9-6
7. Oklahoma def Baylor 5-0
8. Louisville-Lafayette 4, Troy 9/DH
9. Stanford vs California//CANCELLED
10. Missouri 6, Texas A&M 5
11. Tennessee def Mississippi State/ 10-3
12. Georgia def Mississippi 9-0
13. Arizona lost to Arizona State 9-6
14. Louisville swept Pittsburgh 3-1/ DH 4-3
15. Oregon 8, Oregon State 2
16. UCLA def UC Santa Barbara 10-6
17. Hawaii def San Jose State 8-0
18. Baylor lost to Oklahoma 4-0
19. Texas A&M 5, Missouri 6
20. Michigan 11, Penn State 2 (5)/ DH UM leads 120-4 in 5th
21. Auburn lost to Kentucky 5-2
22. South Florida 9, Rutgers 0/DH 11-0
23. Florida State 2, Virginia 0/ DH 7-0
24. Syracuse 6, Canisius 5
25. North Carolina vs Maryland rained out
LSU 5, South Carolina 0. Brittany Mack, 1-hitter with 7Ks. LP Audrey Broyles. Top 1st: Andrews walked, advanced on sac nd illegal pitch, scored on Santos sac fly. Top 3rd: Blades singled with one out; Langoni homered. 3-0. Tigers loaded bases; two out, Santos drew rbi walk. Again, Gametracker goes blank w/o saying how Tigers scored final run. Andrews was on 3rd, and box shows she scored 2 runs. Mack had no-hit bid into the 7th. LSU moved within a half-game of Alabama for the West division lead. Molly Brossart got the only Gamecock hit.
Oklahoma State 2, Kansas 3
Michigan 11, Penn State 2 (5). WP Haylie Wagner. LP Lisa Akamine. Wolverines cranked out 10 hits, but didn’t scorse untill bottom 3rd. Bases loaded, Evans scored on wild pitch. Doyle scored on Lane’s single. Kirkpatrick reached on error at 2nd, Chidester scored. Lane scored on Knapp single.Kirkpatrick scored on Sweet double. Two out, bottom 4th, Evans scored on Lane single. Lady Lions got on the board top 5th; Hatfield singled; Akamine homered. Michigan reached run-rule with 5 more runs bottom 5th. Driesenga walked; one out, Sweet singled; Hasselbach singled, Driesenga scored, Sweet scored on error. Evans singled, rbi. Chidester ended the game with a 2-run homer.
Oklahoma 5, Baylor 0. WP Michelle Gascoigne 2-hitter. LP Liz Paul. For the sixth time this season, the Sooners jacked 3 home runs. Top 1st, one out, one on, Ricketts belted a home run, 2-0. Top 3rd, same scenario, one out, one on, Chamberlain went yard. Top 6th: 2 out, Chamberlain beltds a round-tripper.
Louisville swept Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 3-1, 4-3. Game Two: WP Caralina Connell; LP Alexa Larkin; S Chelsea Leonad. Cardinals’ Austin scored bottom 1st on fielder’s choice. Pitt took lead with 2 runs top 3rd. Two out, Sevilla walked, Hmel singled; Stevens drove in Sevilla, Hmel scored on error. Louisville countered with 3, bottom 4th, on Arion’s 3-run homer. Pitt narrowed lead with Sevilla solo shot top 5th. 4-3.
Auburn lost to Kentucky 5-2 for the second time. WP Rachel Riley; LP Jenee Loree. Teams were tied 2-2 after 4, but Wildcats broke through with 3 runs in 5th. Ach du lieber. Bases loaded, 2 out, and Gametracked blacked out. Box score indicates Weaver drove in the three runs. The earlier rbi’s were by Griffin and Cumbess. Kentucky outhit Auburn 11-5.
Tennessee 10, Mississippi State 3. WP Ellen Renfroe; LP Kylie Vry. Lauren Gibson 3-4 with her ninth homer and 4 rbi’s. Vols surged ahead with 6 runs, top 1st. Chavanne scored on Dotson rbi; Shipman singled; Gibson singled in 2 runs.Burchell singled, 2 rbi, and scored on Andrews single. MSU answered with 2 runs in bottom on Lenahan single. But, Bulldogs left two. Nesbit opened MSU 2nd with a double; Vols relieved starter Ivy Renfroe with sister Ellen. Gaters singled; Smith doubled, rbi; again the Wildcats stranded 2 in scoring position. Top 4th; Shipman singled in a run, Dotsonn; Gibson homered. Vols added 2 top 6th; Dotson scored on Gibson double; Gibson scored on Baker single.
Footnote: Spy has complained for years about “blank” lines on Gametracker. SID scorekeeper must have filled in dats because box summary at end gives correct number of hits, runs, etc. Spy has sat next to scorekeeperss and watched them fill in automated scoreboard, yet blank lines emerge on Gametracker. Once, Spy would thenlog on to campus web sites, etdc., to chase fdown the facts. Now, Spy will check for indicators in box — only.
Alabama 9, DePaul 7. WP Jackie Traina. LP Bree Brown. Heavy hitting game; Bama 9 hits, DePaul 8, lot of aerial artillery. Bama held 8-3 lead thmrough 5 innings; Blue Demons rallied for 4 runs last 2 innings, i8ncluding 3 in 7th. Two out, bottom 1st, Boccia homered. Two on, Hunt smacked a 3-run shot, 4-0 Tide. DePaul cut lead in half, with 2 runs top 2nd. Connolly scored on passed ball; Braden singled in Peterson. Connolly scored again in 3rd on Braget single. Lead cut to one run, Bama added on Traina’s 2-out, 2-run homer. After Braud drove in Boccia in the 5th, Penna relieved Connolly. Lunceford scored on Traina double. The teams traded runs in the 6th. Top 7th: Verdun belted a 2-out homer. Connolly singled, Braget homered.
Georgia 9, Ole Miss 0. WP Tess Sito; LP Kendal Bruning. Swafford scored first Bulldog run top 2nd on Wilson double. Top 4th, Sandberg walked, Razey powered another homer. Hubbard matched that effort with a 2-run homer in the 6th. Sandberg doubled in a run, top 7th; Razey followed with a 2-run homer, her second; Wilson boosted the team total to four HRs with a solo shot.
Oregon 8, Oregon State 2. WP Jessica Moore. LP Tina Andreana. Hitting matched the score. Beavers took first lead, 2-0, bottom 2nd. Kutz rbi groundout; Cavestany rbi double. Ducks finally gained traction in 4th; Sinkgle, walk, two wil pitches preceded Howard’s 3-run homer. Two more Ducks crossed on rbi by Takeda and Chambers (double) in the 5th. After a single run in the 6th, Ducks closed out scoring with 2 runs in 7th. on Chambers homer. Ducks win their 5th straight “Civil War.”
Washington 6, Utah 1. WP Kasey Stanchek. LP Naomi Amu. Good showing for Utah’s freshman Mariah Ramirez, who pitched 4 shutout inningsafter Huskies took 6-1 lead. Utes scored top 1st; on Elliott double. UW responded with 3 inbottom; bases loaded, Inglesby reached on error at short, 2 rbi. Fagaly singled in a third run. Bottom 2nd, bases loaded again; Inglesby grounded ut, rbi; Fagaly singled in the last 2 runs.
Texas 7, Iowa State 3. WP Rachel Fox (8-0). Horns hit 3 homers: Taylor, Bruins and Hoagland. Texas scored 4 runs in 1st, headed by Talor’s 3-run shot.Bruins and Hoagland hit back to back shots. Fox retired 13 of the final 14 batters.
Arizona State 9, Arizona 6. Wildcats held 3-2 lead after 4, but Sun Devils racked 4 runs in 5th, 6-3. UofA scored 3 in top 6th to tie, but ASU scored 3 in the bottom for the 9-6 lead. Escobedo got 2 outs before yielding a double to Del Ponte. Spigner, who had a homer, 2 rbi, and 2 runs scored, looked at a third strike. Second night in a row; Wildcats played the Sun Devils even, but couldn’t close out. Top 1st:Del Ponte walked with 2 out; Spigner jacked a homer to left center off starter Hillary Bach. Arizona added a run in the 4th; pinch runner Davis scoring on an error. With 2 out bottom 4th, Steele put ASU on the board with a 2-run double. Momentum changed when Boyd led off ASU 5th with a homer. Starting pitcher Fowler walked the baseS loaded; Johnson scored on wild pitch. Two on, one out, Shelby Babcock replaced Fowler. Afusia greeted Babcock with a 2-run single. 8-3. Arizona tied the game top 6th. Spigner reached on an error; Pendley walked. Dallas Escobedo replaced starter Bach. Ariola welcomed her with a 3-run shot to right field. But the next three Wildcats went down. Bottom 6th: Haro singled, Boyd and Johnson walked; Lockwood broke the tie with a 2-run single. Johnson scored the final run on Aubrecht’s groundout.
Florida State swept Virginia 2-0, 5-0, on 1-hitters by Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry.
No single source reports all the games Spy reports; Spy draws on Ultimate College Softball, ESPN/NCAA, Gametracker, softballscoresnow, and reports from schools. Three organizational formats are available; Spy prefers the UCS structure.
Great West Conference Regular Season Tournament–Farmers Branch, Texas
Nebraska-Omaha 5, Houston Baptist 0
Houston Baptist 2, Nebraska-Omaha 3
Utah Valley 7, North Dakota 3
Utah Valley vs North Dakota
Duel at the Dome–Syracuse, N.Y.
Colgate 5, Canisius 4
Syracuse vs Colgate 1:00 PM
Syracuse 6, Canisius 5
Delaware State Tournament–Dover, Del.
Cornell 9, Bucknell 8
Delaware State 8, Bucknell 3
Penn Spring Invitational–Philadelphia, Pa.
Villanova 5, Rider 1
Villanova 0, Army 1
Penn 9, Rider 1
Army 3, Penn 6
Lehigh Equinox–Bethlehem, Pa.
Harvard vs Niagara 10:00 AM
Lehigh 1, Harvard 2
Lehigh 1, Harvard 0
Easton-Alabama Challenge–Tuscaloosa, Ala.
DePaul 10, Longwood 2 (5)
Alabama 9, DePaul 7
Alabama 11, Longwood 0 (5)
SpringHill Suites Invitational #2–Boise, Idaho
New Mexico 8, Seattle 5
Texas-San Antonio 8, Seattle 3
Texas-San Antonio 1, Weber State 2
Boise State 2, Weber State 1
UCR Tournament–Riverside, Calif.
Santa Clara 6, Brown 4
Colorado State 10, UC Riverside 2 (6)
UC Riverside 3, Brown 1
Mustang Classic–San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Ball State 0, UNLV 3
Ball State 9, Cal Poly 4
Lipscomb 12, Cal Poly 3
Lipscomb 3, UNLV 5
Libby Matson Tournament–Stockton, Calif.
San Diego State 5, Saint Mary’s 0
Pacific 4, Princeton 3
Florida State 2 Virginia 0
Florida State 5, Virginia 0
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Maryland vs North Carolina postponed/ DH Sunday
Virginia Tech vs North Carolina State // POSTPONED/DH Sunday
Albany vs UMBC 1:00 PM/postgponed/GH Sunday
Binghamton 3, Boston 4
Binghamton 3, Boston 4
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Hartford 0, Stony Brook 4
Hartford 1, Stony Brook 3
Temple vs Charlotte 12:00 PM
St Bonaventure 4, Dayton 0
St. Bonaventure vs Dayton 2:00 PM
Northwestern 4, Nebraska 7
Northwestern vs Nebraska 4:00 PM
Minnesota 0, Illinois 2
Minnesota vs Illinois 4:00 PM
Indiana 3, Ohio State 4
Indiana vs Ohio State 4:00 PM
Iowa City, Iowa
Wisconsin 1, Iowa 0
Wisconsin vs Iowa 4:00 PM
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Penn State 2, Michigan 11 (5)
Penn State vs Michigan 3:00 PM
West Lafayette, Ind.
Michigan State 6, Purdue 10
Michigan State vs Purdue 3:00 PM
Oklahoma 5, Baylor 0
Texas 7, Iowa State 3
Oklahoma State 2, Kansas 3
College Station, Texas
Missouri 6, Texas A&M 5
South Orange, N.J.
Connecticut vs Seton Hall 12:00 PM
Connecticut vs Seton Hall 2:30 PM
Pittsburgh 1, Louisville 3
Pittsburgh 3, Louisville 4
Notre Dame vs Georgetown DH//postponed
Rutgers 0, South Florida 9 (5)
Rutgers 0, South Florida 11 (5)
Rock Hill, S.C.
Charleston Southern vs Winthrop 1:00 PM
Charleston Southern vs Winthrop 3:00 PM
Boiling Springs, N.C.
Liberty 4, Gardner-Webb 0
Liberty 8, Gardner-Webb 3
Coastal Carolina vs Presbyterian 1:00 PM
Coastal Carolina vs Presbyterian 3:00 PM
Delaware vs Towson 12:00 PM
Delaware vs Towson 2:00 PM
George Mason vs UNC-Wilmington 12:00 PM
George Mason vs UNC-Wilmington 2:00 PM
Hofstra vs Georgia State 12:00 PM
Hofstra vs Georgia State 2:30 PM
James Madison vs Drexel 4:00 PM
UTEP 4, East Carolina 12
UTEP vs East Carolina 3:00 PM
UAB vs Marshall 1:00 PM
UAB vs Marshall 3:00 PM
Tulsa vs Southern Mississippi 1:00 PM
Tulsa vs Southern Mississippi 3:00 PM
Memphis 1, Houston 5
Memphis vs Houston 3:00 PM
Valparaiso vs Detroit 12:00 PM
Valparaiso vs Detroit 2:00 PM
Butler vs Youngstown State 1:00 PM
Butler vs Youngstown State 3:00 PM
Loyola-Chicago vs Wright State 1:00 PM
Loyola-Chicago vs Wright State 3:00 PM
Cleveland State 3, Illinois-Chicago 1
Cleveland State vs Illinois-Chicago 3:00 PM
Terre Haute, Ind.
Northern Iowa vs Indiana State 12:00 PM
Northern Iowa vs Indiana State 2:00 PM
Missouri State vs Evansville 12:00 PM
Missouri State vs Evansville 2:00 PM
Wichita State 0, Illinois State 3
Wichita State vs Illinois State 2:00 PM
Creighton 8, Southern Illinois 17
Creighton vs Southern Illinois 2:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa
Bradley vs Drake 12:00 PM
Bradley vs Drake 2:00 PM
Robert Morris vs Long Island 1:00 PM
Robert Morris vs Long Island 3:00 PM
Staten Island, N.Y.
Saint Francis vs Wagner 1:00 PM
Saint Francis vs Wagner 3:00 PM
West Long Branch, N.J.
Sacred Heart vs Monmouth 1:00 PM
Sacred Heart vs Monmouth 3:00 PM
Quinnipiac vs Mount St. Mary’s 1:00 PM
Quinnipiac vs Mount St. Mary’s 3:00 PM
Tennessee Tech 5, Tennessee State 3
Tennessee Tech vs Tennessee State DH Sunday
Morehead State 1, Austin Peay 2
Morehead State 3, Austin Peay 2 (8)
Eastern Kentucky 4, Jacksonville State 5
Eastern Kentucky 8, Jacksonville State 4
Tennessee-Martin 2, Murray State 3
Tennessee-Martin 1, Murray State 4
Cape Girardeau, Mo.
SIU-Edwardsville vs Southeast Missouri 1:00 PM/postponed/DH Sunday
California vs Stanford 1:00 PM//cancelled
Oregon 8, Oregon State 2
Utah 1, Washington 6
Arizona 6, Arizona State 9
LSU 5, South Carolina 0
Kentucky 5, Auburn 2
Tennessee 10,Mississippi State 3
Florida 3, Arkansas 2
Georgia v9,Mississippi 0
Samford vs Elon 1:00 PM
Samford vs Elon 3:00 PM
Chattanooga vs Appalachian State 1:00 PM
Chattanooga vs Appalachian State 3:00 PM
College of Charleston 4, Western Carolina 0
College of Charleston vs Western Carolina 3:00 PM
UNC-Greensboro vs Furman 1:00 PM
UNC-Greensboro vs Furman 3:00 PM
Sam Houston State vs Central Arkansas 12:00 PM
McNeese State vs Northwestern State 1:00 PM
Nicholls State vs Stephen F. Austin 1:00 PM
San Marcos, Texas
Southeastern Louisiana vs Texas State 1:00 PM
Texas A&M-CC vs Texas-Arlington 2:00 PM
North Dakota State 6, Oakland 0
Southern Utah vs Western Illinois 12:00 PM
IUPUI vs South Dakota 12:00 PM
Kansas City, Mo.
IPFW vs UMKC 1:00 PM
IPFW vs UMKC 3:00 PM
Louisiana-Lafayette 4, Troy 9
Louisiana-Lafayette vs Troy 3:00 PM
Louisiana-Monroe vs Middle Tennessee 1:00 PM
Louisiana-Monroe vs Middle Tennessee 3:00 PM
North Texas vs Florida International 4:00 PM
North Texas vs Florida International 6:00 PM
Boca Raton, Fla.
South Alabama 3, Florida Atlantic 4
South Alabama vs Florida Atlantic 8:00 PM
Utah State 1, Louisiana Tech 5
Utah State vs Louisiana Tech 2:00 PM
New Mexico State vs BYU 1:30 PM
New Mexico State vs BYU 3:30 PM
Fresno State 7. Nevada 3. Moses grand slam.
Fresno State 3, Nevada 4. Butera single bottom 7th.
San Jose State vs Hawai’i 2:00 PM
San Jose State vs Hawai’i 4:00 PM
Florida Southern 5, Lynn 0/DH 9-0
Liberty 4, Gardner-Webb 0/8-3
Iona 3, St. John’s 1
Iona 0, St. John’s 4
Manhattan 7, Lafayette 8
Manhattan 0, Lafayette 3
Marist 12, Holy Cross 3
Marist 3, Holy Cross 6
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Boston College swept Dartmouth 2-1, 11-0 (5)
Fairfield 5, Providence 3
Fairfield 2, Providence 4
Yale vs Bryant 1:00 PM
Yale vs Bryant 3:00 PM
Jersey City, N.J.
Columbia swept Saint Peter’s 5-2, 7-1
Central Florida vs Jacksonville 1:00 PM//cancelled
Stetson swept Savannah State 5-2, 9-1 (5)
Mercer swept Florida A&M 4-3, 10-1
Georgia Southern swept Kennesaw State 5-1, 10-4
South Dakota State 1, Northern Colorado 2
Los Angeles, Calif.
CSU-Northridge 0, Loyola Marymount 9 (5)
CSU-Northridge 1, Loyola Marymount 2 (10)