SUNDAY APRIL 1 D1 SCOREBOARD
NOTE: NCAA INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM STATISTICS THROUGH March 25 have been posted on www.spysoftball.org.
NOTE: Weekly conference honors for games thru March 25 have been posted on this web site.
Top 25 March 27 ESPN USA Softball poll
1. California def Washington 5-3/DH Cal won 6-4
2. Alabama def Mississippi State 9-3
3. Washington lost to California 5-3/DH
4. Florida def Georgia 6-3
5. Arizona State vs Oregon//cancelled, heavy rain
6. Texas def New Mexico 5-0
7. Oklahoma def Kansas 6-2
9. Tennessee def Kentucky 4-2
10. Georgia lost to Florida 6-3
11. Louisville lost to DePaul 3-0
12. Missouri def Baylor 7-0
13. Stanford lost to Arizona 3-1
14. UCLA upset by Oregon State 7-5
15. Texas A&M 7, Oklahoma State 1
16. Oregon vs Arizona State//cancekked, heavy rain
17. Arizona def Stanford 3-1
19. Michigan def Indiana 7-2
20. Baylor lost to Missouri 7-0
21. South Florida 3, Pittsburgh 2
22. Florida State def North Carolina 8-3/ DH
23. LSU def Arkansas 3-2
24. Auburn upset by Mississippi 6-1
25. Syracuse 12, St John’s 6
South Florida 3, Pittsburgh 2. The Bulls fell behind 2-0 but won on a go-ahead double in the 7th to complete their sweep of Pittsburgh. Ashli Goff drew a walk with 2 out in the 7th, and scored from 1st on Stephanie Medina’s double. Medina had 4 hits. USF improved to 33-5 (6-0). WP Sara Nevins is now 19-2.
Oklahoma 6, Kansas 2. The Sooners improved to 30-4 (6-1_, but had to overcome a 2-run deficit to sweep Kansas. Kansas fell to 23-10 (2-7). Trailing 2-0, OU scored all six runs bottom 2nd. WP Keilani Ricketts is 17-4. LP Kristin Martinez. Chanin Naudin doubled in both Jayhawk runs, top 2nd. Bottom half: bases loaded, one out, Callie Parsons, running for Jessica Shults (single), scored on Katie Norris’ single. Still loaded, Javen Henson cleared the bases with a double. Morgan Druhan relieved. Lauren Chamberlain jacked her 17th home run.
Texas 5, New Mexico 0, Nadia Taylor tied an NCAA record with three doubles in a game, as the Longhorns won their ninth straight game, and swept the series with the Lobos. Blaire Luna improved to 12-1 with a 2-hitter and 14Ks. LP Kari Gutierrez.Taylor hit a 2-run double in the 6th; Scott followed with a 2-run homer.
Notre Dame 7, Connecticut 2. Seven players combined for 11 hits in the series sweep for the Irish (17-10/3-0).Amy Buntin had 3 hits;Katey Haus and Alexa Maldonado had 2 eaxh; Dani Miller doubled home 2 runs.WP Laura Winter (10-6).
Virginia Tech 5, Maryland 1. The Hokies completed a 3-game sweep of the Terps, while improving to 27-12 (6-2). The Hokies scored 2 in the 1st off Kendra Knight. A Terps scored in the 3rd resulted in a 2-1 score, which held until the 7th. Bases loaded, Mericka singled up the middle for 2 runs. A final run scored on a wilfd pitch. WP Jasmin Harrell (17-8).
UCLA 8, Oregon State 0 (5). Saturday Ally Carda and Jessica Hall teamed up for a 2-hit shutout, while six Bruins had at least one hit and one rbi. UCLA improved to 25-6 (2-0), while OSU fell to 25-10 (2-3). Hall (12-3) won in relief of CVarda who pitched 2+ innings. Katie Schroeder and Dani Yudin each had 2 rbi. UCLA benefitted from 9 walks. UCLA loaded bases with 2 out, bottm 1st, after walks issued to Schroeder, Harrison and Bates; Yudin singled in 2 runs. Kellie Fox singled in a run in the 3rd. The Bruins scored 5 runs in the 5th; Camuso opened with a homer; bases loaded, Schroeder singled in 2 runs; LaRosa and Bates followed with rbi.
Oregon State 7, UCLA 5 (Sunday). The game was tied 3-3 when the Beavers racked 4 runs top 7th. Garcia singled; one out, Santana singled; Beltran hbp, loading the bases. Hall doubled in 2 runs; Brenner singled in 2 runs. One out in bottom half, Fox walked, Carda homered. Andreana relieved Feickert. Snow walked, with two out, LaRosa singled; the runners advanced into scoring position n a wild pitch; Harrison walked, loading the bases; Bates flied oukt to center. WP Aryn Feickert. LP Jessica Hall. S Tina Andreana.
DePaul 3, Louisville 0. WP Kirsten Verdun. LP Varalisa Connell. DePaul, the pre-season favcorite, improved to 18-11 (2-1) while Louisville fell to 29-2 (3-2). Defensive game; Blue Demons had 4 hits, Cards 2. SePaul scored all 3 runs bottom 1st; one out, Ciezki reached on an error, Dodd walked; Verdun homered.
Arizona 3, Stanford 1. WP Shelby Babcock gave up a homer; LP Teagan Gerhart yielded 2 homers. Wildcats scored bottom 2nd on Pendley’s one-out home run. Top 4th, Roulund opened with a homer. bottom, Pendley walked, Koria jacked a one-out, 2-run homer. Stanford went down in order in the 5th, 6th and 7th innings.
California defeated Washington 5-3, 6-4. Game Two was a barnburner, in doubt until the final Huskie out top 7th. Bears had 12 hits, Huskies 8. After UW stranded 2 top 1st, Cal scored twice; Reid singled, Vonk sacrificed, Arioto belted a 2-run homer. The Bears added 2 more in the 2nd; one out, Jones and E Reid singled; both advanced on a passed ball; two out, J Reid singled in both runners. UW scored top 3rd; with 2 out, Pohlman singled, Williams homered. After UW stranded 2 more top 5th, Cal expanded its lead. Cordes singled, with 2 out, Jones and E Reid hit back-to-back rbi doubles. Top 7th: Hayward singled with one out, advanced on a passed ball; Pohlman singled; Williams singled in Hayward. Indlesby doubled, rbi. Now down 6-4, with runners on 2nd and 3rd, one out, Fagaly popped to short; Lahners struck out swinging on a 9-pitch effort. WP Jolene Henderson. LP Kaitlyn Inglesby.
Bama 9, Mississippi State 3. The SEC rivals played evenly matched softball through the first three stanzas, heading into the fourth deadlocked in a 1-1 tie. That’s when the team from Tuscaloosa broke the game open, beginning with a Kaila Hunt solo home run to lead things off. Lp Stephanie Becker then loaded the bases thanks to a Bulldog error, bunt single and a walk. That brought up nine-hole hitter Danae Hays, who deposited Becker’s first pitch over the wall in left field for a grand slam and a 6-1 lead in favor of the Crimson and White. The visitors continued the inning with a four-pitch walk by Kayla Braud, which caused MSU Coach Stuedeman to replace Becker with Sherrod, the second of five pitchers used by the Bulldogs. Mississippi State left 10 runners on base, including the bases loaded in the fourth and fifth inning. The Bulldogs fell to 19-18 overall, including a 3-13 mark inside the Southeastern Conference.
LSU 3, Arkansas 2. Ashley Applegate delivered a clutch two-run single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the 6th inning to propel the LSU softball team to a 3-2 comeback victory over Arkansas Sunday to complete a SEC series sweep playing in-front of a season’s best 1,426 fans at Tiger Park. In the process, LSU (27-8, 10-1 SEC) pushed its season-high winning streak to 11 consecutive games. The Tigers also have emerged with victories in 16 of the last 17 meetings with Arkansas (18-16, 2-12 SEC). The 10-1 SEC start for LSU is the best since the 2000 season when the Tigers opened conference play with a 13-1 mark. Trailing 2-1 with one out in the sixth inning, LSU pieced together a trio of singles from Ashley Langoni, Juliana Santos and Allison Falcon to fill the bases. That set up Applegate, who crushed a 0-1 offering past the glove of Arkansas pitcher Kimmy Beasley. Langoni crossed the plate with the tying run, while Santos scooted home from second base and slid underneath the tag at home for the go-ahead run. Rachele Fico worked a routine 1-2-3 seventh inning to secure the 3-2 win for the Tigers. She moved to 13-4 on the season and garnered seven strikeouts versus two walks. Outside of the two solo home runs, the junior right-hander sat down 21 of the 24 batters she faced and didn’t allow Arkansas to reach scoring position.
Tennessee 4, Kentucky 2. With heavy rain just a few minutes from delaying things on Sunday for the second straight afternoon at Lee Softball Stadium, senior designated player Shelby Burchell beat the weather by blasting a two-run, walk-off HR as the #9 Tennessee Lady Vol softball team (27-8, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) secured a series victory over Kentucky, 4-2. For Burchell, the homer marked her first of the campaign, as part of a 1-for-2, two-RBI effort, the 25th of her career in the Orange & White and proved remarkably similar to the walk-off blast the Columbia, Tenn., native registered back in the 2011 SEC Tournament Championship Game in Oxford, Miss. Junior second baseman Lauren Gibson was 2-for-3 at the plate, scoring two runs while blasting her team-leading 10th HR of the season in the bottom of the third. Sophomore center fielder Tory Lewis was 2-for-3 overall as the Tennessee offense out-hit the Wildcats by an 8-5 total. In the circle sophomore Ellen Renfroe improved to 19-2 overall and 7-2 in conference action, allowing one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts over 2.2 frames of relief. Junior Ivy Renfroe started the contest, permitting a single tally on four hits with no walks and four K’s in 4.1 innings.
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Georgia Tech 5, North Carolina State 2
North Carolina 3, Florida State 8
North Carolina vs Florida State 2:00 PM
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Virginia 5, Boston College 1
College Park, Md.
Virginia Tech 5, Maryland 1
Hartford 5, Binghamton 13
Stony Brook 4, Boston 3
Maine 0, Albany 8
Dayton 6, Rhode Island 1
Dayton vs Rhode Island 2:00 PM
La Salle 1, Saint Joseph’s 4
La Salle 1, Saint Joseph’s 11
Charlotte 4, George Washington 3
Charlotte 4, George Washington 2
Belmont 4, North Florida 5
Belmont vs North Florida 3:00 PM
Lipscomb 9, Jacksonville 3
Lipscomb vs Jacksonville 3:00 PM
Iowa City, Iowa
Illinois 0, Iowa 1
Michigan def Indiana 7-2
East Lansing, Mich.
Ohio State 7, Michigan State 4
Nebraska 5, Minnesota 4
Northwestern 8, Wisconsin 3
West Lafayette, Ind.
Penn State 0, Purdue 5
Baylor 0, Missouri 7
Texas A&M 7, Oklahoma State 1
Kansas 2, Oklahoma 6
Iowa State 3, Texas Tech 5
South Florida 3, Pittsburgh 2
Notre Dame, Ind.
Connecticut 2, Notre Dame 7
Syracuse 12, St. John’s 6
Georgetown 0, Rutgers 3
Georgetown vs Rutgers 2:00 PM
Providence 5, Villanova 2
Louisville 0, DePaul 3
Gardner-Webb 1, Coastal Carolina 3
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Long Beach State 3, UC Santa Barbara 0
UC Santa Barbara 3. Long Beach State 1
UC Riverside 1, UC Davis 3
UC Riverside 8, UC Davis 0
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Cal State Fullerton 1, Cal Poly 4
CS Fullerton 7, Cal Poly 0
Cal State Northridge 4, Pacific 3
Pacific 9, CS Northridge 1
Hofstra 12, Drexel 5
George Mason 8, Delaware 0
UNC-Wilmington vs James Madison 12:00 PM
Towson 0, Georgia State 4
East Carolina 3, Central Florida 4
El Paso, Texas
Marshall vs UTEP 11:00 AM
Houston 6, UAB 5
Southern Mississippi 2, Memphis 1
Cleveland State 1, Youngstown State 7
Detroit vs Wright State 12:00 PM
Wisconsin-Green Bay 3, Valparaiso 4
Loyola-Chicago vs Butler 12:00 PM
Eastern Michigan vs Kent State 1:00 PM
Bowling Green 7, Akron 6
Toledo vs Ohio 1:00 PM
Miami 1, Western Michigan 5
Ball State vs Northern Illinois 1:00 PM
Evansville 1, Bradley 2
Illinois State 1, Southern Illinois 2
Des Moines, Iowa
Missouri State 2, Drake 4
Indiana State 0, Creighton 4
Northern Iowa 4, Wichita State 2
Long Island 18, Bryant 4
Long Island vs Bryant 2:00 PM
Sacred Heart 7, Quinnipiac 12
Sacred Heart vs Quinnipiac 2:00 PM
New Britain, Conn.
Mount St. Mary’s 3, Central Connecticut 1
Mount St. Mary’s vs Central Connecticut 2:00 PM
Moon Township, Pa.
Fairleigh Dickinson 2, Robert Morris 0
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Robert Morris 2:00 PM
Monmouth vs Saint Francis 12:00 PM
Monmouth vs Saint Francis 2:00 PM
Jacksonville State vs Morehead State 1:00 PM
Austin Peay 3, Eastern Kentucky 2
Murray State 3, Eastern Illinois 0
Southeast Missouri vs Tennessee Tech 1:00 PM
Tennessee State 1, Tennessee-Martin 9
Stanford 1, Arizona 3
Los Angeles, Calif.
Oregon State 7, UCLA 5
Washington lost to California 5-3/DH and lost 6-4
Arizona State vs Oregon 12:00 PM//cancelled, heavy rain
Los Angeles, Calif.
Santa Clara 9, Loyola Marymount 7
Santa Clara vs Loyola Marymount 12:00 PM
Weber State vs Northern Colorado 12:00 PM
Weber State vs Northern Colorado 2:00 PM
Seattle 2, Idaho State 4
Seattle 5. Idaho State 3
San Diego 2, Cal State Bakersfield 4
San Diego vs Cal State Bakersfield 2:00 PM
Sacramento State 1, Saint Mary’s 3
Sacramento State 6, Saint Mary’s 8
Lehigh 7, Lafayette 0
Lehigh vs Lafayette 2:00 PM
Colgate 11, Bucknell 1
Colgate vs Bucknell 2:00 PM
West Point, N.Y.
Holy Cross 4, Army 10
Holy Cross vs Army 3:00 PM
Florida 6, Georgia 3
Kentucky 2, Tennessee 4
Alabama def Mississippi State 9-3
Auburn upset by Mississippi 6-1
Baton Rouge, La.
Arkansas 2, LSU 3
Appalachian State 1, College of Charleston 3
Furman 7, Western Carolina 3
Chattanooga vs Georgia Southern 1:00 PM
UNC-Greensboro 13, Samford 8
Texas State vs Nicholls State 2:00 PM
Western Illinois 9, Oakland 1
Middle Tennessee 0, South Alabama 8
Western Kentucky vs North Texas 12:00 PM
Florida International vs Troy 1:00 PM
Non-Conference and Other Games
Bethune-Cookman 6, North Carolina Central 0
Bethune-Cookman 8, North Carolina Central 0
Delaware State 5, Hampton 2
Rider 4, Manhattan 0
Saint Louis 4, St Bonaventure 1
Jersey City, N.J.
UMBC 0, Saint Peter’s 8
UMBC vs Saint Peter’s 2:00 PM
New Mexico 0, Texas 5