FRIDAY MARCH 8 D1 SOFTBALL
TOP 25 ESPN USA SOFTBALL POLL MARCH 5
3. Arizona State
5. Texas A&M
23. Virginia Tech
25. North Carolina
Top 25 games
1. Oklahoma def Northern Colorado 14-0 (5)
WP Georgia Casey. LP Breeana Holliday. Chamberlain led bottom 1st with a walk; one out, Shults hbp; Ricketts rbi single; Pendley racked a 3-run bomb. Chamberlain led Sooner 2nd with a double; one out, Shults rbi single; Ricketts walked; Pendley smashed another 3-run homer. Williams followed, homer to center. Two out, Henson singled, Turang walked; Chamberlain blasted the third 3-run homer of the game. Casey followed with a dinger to left center. 9-0. Pendley doubled in the final OU run in the 4th, seven for the game. OU 19-1.
1. Oklahoma def Drake 10-2 (6)
WP Keilani Ricketts 5H, 11K. LP Rebekah Schmidt. Sooners broke 0-0 tie with 2 runs bottom 2nd. Turang reached on an error, scored with one out on Casey’s double. Pendley doubled, rbi. OU tacked on five runs with two out bottom 4th. Henson walked; Turang singled; Chamberlain jacked a home run Casey walked; Pendley singled; Gronewold relieved Schmidt; Ricketts walked, loading the bases; Shults 2-run single. Schmidt nhomered for Drake which scored 2 in 5th, but, Oklahoma came back with 2 in the bottom. With 2 out, Turang walked, Chamberlain hit her second dinger. In 6th, Pendley walked, advanced on Ricketts double, scored final run on error. OU 20-1. Drake 13-9.
2. Alabama upset by #10 Tennessee 4-3
WP Ivy Renfroe in relief. LP Jackie Traina. For the second time this week, the Crimson Tide, ranked 1st by NFCA, lost to an arch rival in the SEC. Bama was behind 3-0 after the 4th, when the Vols scored on Tarango’s 3-run homer, after singles by Gibson and Shipman. Top 6th: Hawkins and Braud singled, a groundout forced Hawkins, Braud scored on Hunt’s single. Bama left bases loaded. Top 7th: Richard singled; Hays walked; Ivy Renfroe relieved sister Ellen; Hawkins doubled home the tying run. Again, Bama left the bases loaded when Traina popped to 2nd. Hammond opened the Vols 7th with a walk, and went to 2nd on a wild pitch. Chavanne singled. Dotson fanned; Gibson was given an intentional walk, loading the bases. Shipman singled in the winning run. Bama 22-2. Vols 20-3.
3. Arizona State vs Pittsburgh and UC Davis//ppd
4. Florida def Auburn 13-0 (5)
WP Hannah Rogers. LP Hilary Mavromat. Gators started slow; Little scored in 2nd on Fuller’s rbi. Merritt scored on Little’s single in the 3-run Gator 3rd; Toff doubled in 2 runs. The Gators shifted to a higher gear in the 4th, tallying 8 runs. Haeger swatted a 3-run homer; Auburn changed pitchers; after a fourth run Florida loaded the bases and Castro slugged a grand slam. Florida 24-1. Auburn 17-6.
5. Texas A&M upset by #7 Missouri 2-0
6. California def Iowa State 11-0 (5)
WP Jolene Henderson 1H. LP Riley Fisher. Cal notched 3 top1st, inc Ziegenhirt 2-run double. Cal lowered trhe boom in the 3rd; Ziegenhirt knocked a 3-run double; minutes later, Cordes jacked a grand slam. Cal 17-2. Iowa State 9-8.
8. Oregon def San Diego State 3-2
WP Jessica Moore. LP Danielle O’Yoole. Bottom 1st: Takeda singled, scored on Howard’s one-out double. Howard scored on Pappas’ single. SDSU loaded bases top 3rd, one out; Jordan and Ruiz scored. Ducks finally broke tie bottom 7th. Lindval singled, Gillespie reached on an error; Takeda grounded into double play. Ceo singled; pinch runner Goodrum scored winner. Oregon 20-3. SDSU 11-10.
8. Oregon vs Fresno State (Ducks ldg 5-1 in 2nd)
#9 UCLA upset by #23 Virginia Tech 2-1
WP Kelly Heinz. LP Jessica Hall. Although Tech outhit UCLA 9-3, this was a late-breaking game. Smith and Gaskill scored for the Hokies, top 5th. One run charged to Hall, one to Ally Carda. UCLA got on the board when Carda led off bottom 7th with a solo shot. One out, Tiumalu tripled but Duran was out on a bunt and Bennett lined out. Virginia Tech 15-1. UCLA 18-4.
9. UCLA def Long Beach State 6-3
WP Ally Carda. LP Erin Wesley-Jones. S Jessica Hall. Bruins loaded bases top 1st; Carda singled up the middle, 2 rbi. Bases loaded in 3rd, Bruins Tiumalu scored on Bennett’s rbi groundout. LBSU rallied in 4th; St Germain doubled, scored on Tautalafua single. But the rally ended on a double play. Moaei singled, scored on an error in Bruins 5. LBSU came back with two in the bottom; two out, Stephan rbi double, DeGaetano rbi single. Up 4-3, UCLA’s LaRosa led the 6th with a double, Carda homered. Hall relieved last 2 innings. UCLA 18-5.
11. Texas def Texas State 7-0
WP Blaire Luna 2H, 17K. LP Ashley Wright. With Luna on her game, the Horns, who rapped 12 hits, were never threatened. Hoagland led off Texas 1st with a solo. Hoagland homered again, leading off the Texas 3rd; Ogle capped that inning with a 3-run homer. Thom singled in 2 runs bottom 4th. Texas 21-3. Texas State 3-17.
12. LSU def Mississippi State 1-0 (14)
WP Rachele Fico. LP Alison Owen. Fico went the distance; the All American (11-3) threw 206 pitches, striking out 22, walking three. Tigers are 18-4; Bulldogs 15-5. Owen had 10K. Top 14th; A J Andrews belted a homer over the wall in center. Fico not only set a school record with her superlative performance, her 22 Ks tied the SEC record set by Monica Abbott for Tennessee vs Florida in 2007. Britni Sneed set the previous LSU record of 19 in 2001 against OU at the World Series.
13. Louisville upset #14 Michigan 5-4
WP CaralisaConnell LP Sara Driesenga S Rachel LeCoq. Scoreless until the 5th. UM Pinch runner Virgil scored on Lane’s 2-out single. Bottom 5th: Trimble and Keller singled; both advanced on Mann’s sac bunt, Wolny given a pass, loading the bases. Ruckenbrod singled. 2 rbi. Bottom 6th:Arion singled, Esteban walked, one out, Keller singled, Arion scored. Two out, Wolny hit 2-run single. Top 7th: Lawrence singled; Lane homered, 5-3. LeCoq relieved. Crummy singled, Knapp rbi double, 5-4. Nut next three batters went down. Louisville 17-3. Michigan 16-6.
14. Michigan def Miami OH 2-0
WP Haylie Wager. LP Megan Mattera. S Sara Dreisenga. Driesenga doubled rbi withtwo out bottom 1st. B4: Lane walked; Knapp reached on a fierlder’s choice, Lane to 3rd. Catcher error on Knapp’s steal allowed Lane to score.
15. Kentucky upset by Ole Miss 3-1
WP Carly Hummel. LP Kelsey Nunely. Cantilo racheted a home in the Ole Miss 3rd. Two more runs scored in the 5th on rbi’s by Broome and Ladner (double). KU, held to 4 hits, scored bottom 7th, on Stokes one-out homer.
16. Washington def Ohio 17-1. (5)
Huskies scored 7 in 1st, 1 in 3rd, 9 in 4th. Hayward 4 rbi, Fagaly 3, McNeill and Taukeiaho 2 each, Wright 1. Hayward triple.
#19 Stanford def Florida Gulf Coast 2-1
WP Nyree White. LP Jaclyn Owen. S Teagan Gerhart. Today’s two CARDINAL WINS GAVE COACH JOHN RITTMAN #700. Stanford scored both runs bottom 1st, with 2 out. White and Rich singled; Bonstrom walked. Ashby hbp, rbi. Plaxa walked, rbi. FGCU nloaded bases top2nd; Williams drew an rbi walk. The rest of the game saw many zerooes on the board. Stanford 19-5. FGCU 14-7.
19. Stanford def Minnesota 2-1 (8)
QP Teagan Gerhart.12K. As surely everyone in the stadium was aware, Minnesota coach Jessica Allister was the All American catcher for Stanford. LP Sara Moulton. A tight game was expected – and delivered. Top 8th, Skallman on 2nd as ITB runner; Palkovich sacrificed. Skallman scored on Smyth’s triple, buy Gerhart fanned the next to Badgers. Bottom 8th: Winter on 2nd, White singled. Rich reached on an error. Roulund also reached on an error, rbi. Bonstrom reached on a fielder’s choice, White out at home. Ashby reached on a fielder’s choice, Rich scored the winning run. Stanford 18-5. Minnesota 11-8.
20. Arizona vs Boise State
#23 Virginia Tech vs Weber State//ppd
#24 Hawaii vs Portland State/1am
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OTHER GAMES (posted as scores are received)
Austin Peay 4, Miami 3
Ball State 5, Stony Brook 2
Ball State 9, Florida A&M 0
Bradley 2, Yale 0
Cal Poly 3, Rutgers 2
Drake 5, Northern Colorado 2
Eastern Michigan 5, Stony Brook 4
Fordham 7, Central Michigan 1
Fordham 6, Tennessee Tech 0
Georgetown 4, Middle Tennessee 2
Georgia 12, Winthrop 3
Indiana 8, Alabama State 0
IPFW 5, Texas Tech 4
James Madison 13, Middle Tennessee 0 (5)
James Madison 8, Georgetown 2
Kansas 10, Eastern Michigan 0
Kansas 1, Michigan State 0
Loyola 7, Villanova 1
Maryland 3, St John’s 2
Minnesota 1, Pacific 0
Michigan State 1, FAU 0
Middle Tennessee 7, Troy 5
Nebraska-Omaha 5, Indiana 0
Nevada 8, Northern Illinois 3
New Mexico 7, Bradley 1
New Mexico 2, Seattle 0
North Dakota State 1, UNLV 0
Northwestern 5, Boston 0
Northwestern 4, Saint Joseph’s 0
Oklahoma State 1, Northern Iowa 0
Oklahoma State 9, Santa Clara 0
Oregon State 7, St Mary’s 3
Pacific 10, FGCU 6
St John’s 6, Radford 2
St Joseph’s 6, Providence 1
St Louis 6, Tennessee State 1
San Diego State 7, Iowa State 4
SIUE 7, Providence 0
South Alabama 3, UC Santa Barbara 0
South Carolina 13, U Mass 4
South Florida 5, South Carolina 3
Temple 7, Youngstown State 1
Tennessee Tech 4, Maine 1
Texas Tech 8, UMKC 0
Valparaiso 7, Colgate 0
Villanova 5, Toledo 3
Yale 7, Ohio 1
Youngstown State 10, Maine 4