MARCH 9 D1 SOFTBALL
TOP 25 USA Softball Poll March 8 2011
1. Florida vs LSU DH; Gators win first game 8-1; second 5-0
2. Alabama rained out
4. Arizona def Creighton 8-0 (6)
7. Arizona State def Florida Gulf Coast 7-0
9. Oklahoma def Tulsa 9-0 (5)
13. Texas def Texas State 2-1
T14. Missouri def Arkansas 12-0
18. Oklahoma State def Wichita State 10-1 (5)
19. Texas Tech swept New Mexico 5-3; 9-6
21. LSU vs Florida DH; Tigers lose first game 8-1; second 5-0
24. Texas A&M 4, Texas San Antonio 0
By Spy from Gametracker, college web sites
Missouri 12, Arkansas 0 (5). Another strong game from Chelsea Thomas, chosen this week as National Player of the Week by both major polls: 2 hits, 10Ks.
Strong support from Tiger hitters, who racked 4 runs in the 1st, 6 in the 2nd, and 2 in the 3rd. Fleming belted a 3-run shot, bottom 1st; Muller rbi double. The Missouri 2nd came after Arkansas left bases-loaded in the top. The Tigers loaded the bases; two runs scored on the first of 3 errors by Arkansas, then Fleming doubled in 2 runs (5 rbi’s for the game), and scored on yet another error; Vock rbi single ended the at-bat, 6 runs on 3 hits, 2 errors. Thomas struck out the side in the 3rd. Krebs doubled in 2 runs. Thomas struck out the side again in the 4th. Kristen Nottlemann pitched the 5th for Missouri.
Texas Tech 5, New Mexico 3. Each team had 8 hits – widely spaced. Tech scored 4 runs bottom 1st; Kenney doukbled, scored on Bledsoe sac fly; Allen and Hall singled; James banged a 3-run homer. James singled in Bledsoe with a run in the 5th. New Mexico began its rally top 6th with a single by Ingram. Anaya reached on an error; Garcia jacked a 3-run homer. But, three of the next four batters struck out. New Mexico had 2 on, 2 out in the 7th, Ward relieved Kelsey; a single by Garcia loaded the bases, but Castro fouled out.
Texas Tech 9, New Mexico 6. Again, each team had 8 hits. Tech took a 2-0 lead in thew 2nd on Jones’ 2-run homer, and added a run in the 4, Hall scored on James single. The Lobos grabbed the lead with a 4-run 5th, including a solo by Anaya. Tech rebounded with 6 runs in the bottom halfrbi’s by Bledsoe and James were followed by Richardson’s grand slam. Garcia doubled in 2 runs top 6th but that ended the offensive show.
Oklahoma State 10, Wichita State 1 (5) The Cowgirls racked 10 runs on 9 hits and 2 errors, scoring in every inning, to improve to 16-5. Hamilton doubled in Schultz, and scored on a throwing error. Two out in the 2nd, Adams scored on Gearhart’s single; Gearhart stole 2 bases; when Schultz walked, Anderson relieved Armagost. After Hamilton walked, Ward drew a bases-loaded walk. Bottom 3rd: Graham rbi single, Scultz doubled in 2 runs. 7-0. Ward led the OSU 4th with a doulble; Garcia walked; with two out, Diffendaffer doubled in a run, and Graham singled in 2 runs to reach the run-rule threshhold.
Oklahoma 9, Tulsa 0 (5). Those 4 losses in Palm Springs are a distant vision in the Sooners rear-view mirror. An 8-run second inning decided this contest. Ricketts struck out 4 of the first 7 batters. Shults walked to lead the 2nd; Nix dingled, both runners advancing on an error (3 by the Hurricanes); one out, Shults scored on Dobbs rbi groundout; Hughes and Vandever walked; Martinez rbi single; Hughes scored on a passed ball; Jones singled, 2 rbi; Williams and Shults walked, reloading the bases; Nix singled in 2 runs; Shults scored on an error. 8 runs on 4 hits, 2 LOB. After Ricketts struck out the side in the 3rd, OU scored its final run, Martinez scoring on a Jones single (3 rbi for the game). Tulsa had 2 on in the 5th – Menkel walked, Bowen singled, but Ricketts fanned three.
Texas A&M 4, Texas-San Antonio 0. Aggies scored 3, bottom 1st, on consecutive dingers; Kliesing 2 run, May solo. The Aggies, now 15-6, scored their final run on Garxa’s rbi double in the 5th.
Florida 8, LSU 1. Gators scored 5 runs in 7th. Rogers went the distance, giving up 3 hits; Fico took the loss, charged with 6 runs before yielding to Patterson. Game was scoreless until Gator 3rdwhen Fagan scored for Gators on Paculba groundout. Florida added a run in the 4th, Schutte scoring on Horton single. Blades scored in the Tigers 5th on Shaw’s bases-loaded single, but LSU left the bags full. Bush led off the Florida 6th with a solo HR. In the bombs-away Gator 7th, Fagan opened with a solo shot. Bruder jacked a 2-run homer. Patterson relieved Fico, and was greeted by Bush, hitting her second HR. Patterson struck out the last two Gators. LSU went down in order. Florida is now 20-0. LSU is 15-6.
Texas 2, Texas State 1. Evenly matched; 5 hits each, Fox 3J, Hall 6K. The Horns scored bottom 1st; Hoagland led with a single, Bennett singled, Hooks walked; Hoagland scored on Taylor’s fielder’s choice, Bennett out at 2nd. Two were left. Texas scored a run in the 3rd; Washington led with a double, scored on a throwing error by the catcher. Texas State, which left two on earlier, stranded with bases loaded in the 4th. State broke the ice in the 5th; Masek opened with a walk and was sacrificed to 2nd by Baker; Hall singled; Masek scored on Lemons’ fielder’s choice. Two were stranded, the last runners for Texas State.
Arizona 8, Creighton 0 (6). Bottom 1st: Schutzler singled, scored on Del Ponte double. Arizona opened bottom 2nd with singles by Arriola and Buchanan; runners advanced on illegal pitch; Arriola scored on error at short; two out, Buchanan scored on illegal pitch; Clifton scored on Lastrapes single.Wildcats reached run-rule with 4 runs bottom 6th. Lavine scored on error after Lastrapes double; Schutzler rbi ground out. Telecky relieved Changstrom. Chambers homered 2 rbi.
Arizona State 7, Florida Gulf Coast 0. AfterFGCU left 2 top 2nd, Sun Devils scored when Castillo singled in Spiel. 4th: FGCU left 2 in scoring position. Top 5th: Escobedo relieved Bach, ASU leading 1-0. Bottom half: ASU scored 3; Boyd rbi single, Rogers 2-run single. 6th: Campon relieved Breaux. Castillo homered. Two out, Urfer singled, Haro belted her first career homer, 7-0. FGCU down in order in the 7th.
Florida 5, LSU 0. Gator pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts against no walks and limited LSU to 4 hits in the twinbill. In the latter game, the Gators scored 4 runs inthe 4th. Fagan hit a 2-run single, followed by rbi doubles by Moultrie and Paculba. Gammel laid down an rbi squeeze bunt in the 5th.
Ultimate College Softball, Gametracker, NFCA, college web sites
Rebel Spring Games–Kissimmee, Fla.
Valparaiso 9, Florida A&M 1
Sacred Heart 9, Temple 2
Valparaiso 4, Temple 0
Sacred Heart 4, Eastern Kentucky 1
Robert Morris 8, La Salle 0 (6)
Yale 3, Florida A&M 2 (8)
Robert Morris 3, South Dakota 0
Eastern Kentucky 7, Yale 0
South Dakota 6, La Salle 2
Mississippi State 2, South Carolina 1
WP Kylie Vry. LP Kierstyn White
Mississippi State 11, South Carolina 5
WP Misty Flesher. LP Julie Sarratt
Florida 8, LSU 1
WP Hannah Rogers. LP Rachelle Fico
Florida 5, LSU 0
WP Stephanie Brombacher 1-hitter 8K. LP Brittany Mack
Radford swept Toledo 9-1 (5), 8-2
Tennessee Tech vs Appalachian State TBA Cookeville, Tenn.//rained out
Bowling Green vs Appalachian State 12:00 PM Cookeville, Tenn.//rained out
Tennessee Tech vs Bowling Green 2:00 PM Cookeville, Tenn.//rained out
UNC-Wilmington vs North Carolina A&T //DH rained out
Texas Tech 5, New Mexico 3
WP Dennis Kelsey. LP Kaela DeBroeck. S Kermitria Ward
Texas Tech 9, New Mexico 6
WP Brittany Talley. LP Kari Gutierrez. S Kemetria Ward
Seton Hall vs Towson 7-0, 2-1
James Madison 4, Norfolk State 1
James Madison 1, Norfolk State 0
Brittany Jeans 2-hitter 13K
Charleston Southern swept Furman 7-5, 10-5
Connecticut vs Kennesaw State DH rained out
Southeastern Louisiana vs Alcorn State//rescheduled March 15
Rhode Island vs Hartford 2:30 PM Hartford, Conn.//rained out
UMBC 13, Delaware 4
Manhattan swept Hartford 10-2 (5), 9-1 (5)
UNC-Greensboro 3, Charlotte 2
Charlotte 7, UNC-Greensboro 2
Mercer 6, Georgia Southern 1 (6in/rain)
Bethune-Cookman 5, Delaware State 0
Florida State vs Penn State 2:00 PM Auburn, Ala.//rained out
Penn State vs Auburn 4:00 PM Auburn, Ala.//rained out
Missouri State swept North Texas 1-0, 8-5
Utah swept Southern Utah 5-3, 10-1
Coastal Carolina swept Georgetown 5-1, 4-1
Stetson 9, Monmouth 1
Monmouth 6, Stetson 4
Southern Illinois 10, Southeast Missouri 0
Missouri 12, Arkansas 0
WP Chelsea Thomas 2-hitter 10K. LP Kim Jones
Sacramento State 2, Pacific 0
Pacific 3, Sacramento State 0
CS Bakersfield 4, Utah State 1
Utah State 3, CS Bakersfield 1 (9)
SIU-Edwardsville 4, Belmont 3
Belmont 2, SIU-Edwardsville 1 (8)
East Carolina 3, Maryland 2
Maryland 4, East Carolina 2
Jackson State vs South Alabama//DH rained out
Stephen F. Austin 10, Louisiana-Monroe 3
Sam Houston State 15, Texas Southern 7
Oklahoma State 10, Wichita State 1 (5)
WP Simone Freeman. LP Katie Armagost
Oklahoma 9, Tulsa 0
WP Keilani Ricketts 3H, 13K. LP Lacey Middlebrooks
Miami vs South Dakota State DH rained out
Alabama vs Georgia Tech 7:00 PM Atlanta, Ga. Rained Out
Delta State vs Mississippi Valley State//rained out
New Mexico State 1, UTEP 0
Texas A&M 4, Texas-San Antonio 0
WP Lindsey Sisk LP Haylee Staton
Texas 2, Texas State 1
WP Rachel Fox. LP Chandler Hall
CS Northridge 4, IPFW 1
Arizona 8, Creighton 0 (6)
WP Kenzie Fowler 1-hitter, 7K. LP Becca Changstrom
Arizona State 7, Florida Gulf Coast 0
WP Hillary Bach. LP Kelci Breaux