4-15-10 April 15 D1 College

APRIL 15 2010 D1 COLLEGE     

TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball Poll 4-13-10)     

NOTE: NCAA individual and team statistics 4-11-10 are published on www.spysoftball.org
: this game day report will be updated from 3pm to midnight
Conference standings through 4-14 are on-line

  8. UCLA
  12. OKLAHOMA def Texas Tech 9-7; lost 7-6 (9)
  13. LSU
  15. TEXAS
  17. OREGON
  20. ILLINOIS def Eastern Illinois 8-0 (5) 
  21. TEXAS A&M
  22. U MASS
  25. HAWAII


SPY adapts the basic schedule compiled by Unlimited College Softball, adding data from Gametracker, UCS, NFCA, college web sites and emails to SPY.  Numerals in red are UCS rankings.

Big 12     

Iowa State 9, Nebraska 5
WP Lauren Kennewell.  LP Ashley Hagemann     

Oklahoma 9, #32 Texas Tech 7  Sooners eke out a victory grand slam bottom 7th
WP Kirsten Allen (1 inning).  LP Ashley Brokeshoulder
Game was tighter than the chain drag on an Oklahoma drilling pipe.  The Raiders had one hit until the 5th. Oklahoma didn’t find its stroke until bottom 4th when Flores doubled, Shults walked, Vandever slugged a 3-run homer.  That’s often enough for Keilani Ricketts but in the 5th Tech tagged her for 4 runs.  Kenney jacked a one-out homer; Gentsch reached on an error at short; Hamada singled; Richardson rbi single; Gascoigne relieved after the fourth run scored.  OU left two on in the bottom. Tech scored three runs top 6th; Gentsch reached on an error by the pitcher, scored on a second error at short.  Clemmons and Legler rbi singles, Tech led 7-3.  Sooners 6th: Dobbs walked with one out; Norris homered, 7-5.    Top 7th: Allen now pitching; Hall reached on error in center (OU’s 4th) but was picked off.  Bottom 7th: Shults singled; with one out, Nix singled; Ricketts walked, loading the bases.  Trott walloped a grand slam walk-off home run. 
#32 Texas Tech 7,  #11 Oklahoma 6 (9)
WP Karli Merlich.  LP Kristen Allen
Tech struck the initial blow, Legler opening the game with a single, the only hit off starter Keilani Ricketts until the 6th; Legler scored when Bledsoe drew an rbi walk; Tech lost a run at the plate 1-2 on Gentsch’s fielder’s choice; with bases still loaded, Ricketts fanned Hamada.  In OU 3rd, Dobbs tripled, scored on Huey’s two-out single.  With two out in 5th, Shults rbi double, Vandever, who slugged 3-run HR in first game, this time jacked a 2-run shot; Nix walked, Ricketts singled, Trott rbi single, 5-1.  Gentsch doubled with two out in Tech 6th.  Starting the 7th, OU had 8 hits, to 2 for Tech, both teams had 2 errors.  Richardson led off for TTU; forced at 2nd by Drewry; Legler walked; Kenney struck out; Drewry scored on Hall single, 5-2; Bledsoe, who drove in the first Tech run, now had bases-loaded, two out, a .600 hitter with bases loaded, Bledsoe racked a grand slam on a 1-2 count, 6-5 Texas Tech.  Now, like Game One, the Sooners entered the bottom of the 7th, trailing.  Shults, hitting .464 when leading off, worked a 3-2 count off Merlich before grounding out to 2nd.  Vandever, with two dingers on the night, doubled to left.  Nix grounded out, Vandever to 3rd.  Ricketts  singled, Vandever scored tying run.  Trott, whose grand slam won the first game, and an rbi in this game, struck out swinging.  6-6. Extra innings.  TTU down in order in the 8th.  OU: Dobbs singled, but was forced at 2nd by  Turang.  Huey, 2-3 this game, grounded out to 2nd, Turang to 3rd.  Flores, who owns the OU career mark in HRs, and hits .405 with two out, was given a pass.  Shults .472 with runners in scoring position lined out to center field. Oklahoma changed pitchers, Kristen Allen for Ricketts but Allen lasted only long enough to give up singles to Legler and Clemmons.  Michelle Gascoigne relieved Allen, the runners pulled a double steal to 2nd and 3rd.  Kenney and Hall struck out. Bledsoe, whose earlier grand slam kept TTU in the game, walked on four pitches, bringing up Tongate, a .500 hitter with bases loaded.    Legler scored the tie-breaking run on a wild pitch.  Tongate struck out — the third K for Gascoigne who left the circle trailing 7-6.   Vandever led the 9th for OU; grounded out to 2nd, Nix fouled out to short.  Pinch-hitter Anderson was due up, but Ricketts re-entered and reached on an error at 2nd.  Trott struck out swinging. 


Wisconsin-Green Bay 7, Loyola-Chicago 6     

Youngstown State 2,  Detroit 0

Missouri Valley

Drake swept Illinois State 8-6, 5-1


Colorado State 8, Utah 0 (5)
WP Kelli Eubanks No Hitter LP Ashley Smuda  


#24 BYU vs New Mexico 6:00 PM Albuquerque, N.M.    


Other Games     

Furman 2,  Presbyterian 0
Furman 2,  Presbyterian 1  

Savannah State swept South Carolina State 4-1, 2-0     

Purdue 9, Valparaiso 0
Purdue 5, Valparaiso 3  

Boston College swept  Harvard 5-4, 6-4     

Fairfield 1, Quinnipiac 0     

Stony Brook 4,  Iona 3     

Army 5,  Rutgers 0  Jessi Muckelroy 3-hitter
Rutgers 3, Army 0  

Temple swept Villanova 2-1, 3-2  Crystal Nyman 4H game one     

La Salle 4,  Drexel 1  Gina Massaro 3H, 9K
Drexel 3, La Salle 1  

Bucknell swept  Saint Francis 5-4, 11-1 (6)     

Memphis 6, Middle Tennessee 0
Middle Tennessee 3,  Memphis 0  

North Dakota swept MSU-Moorhead 10-0 (6), 6-3     

Syracuse 4,  Cornell 1  Jenna Ciara 9K
Syracuse 10,  Cornell 0 (6)  Stacy Kuwak 1-hitter  

#21 Notre Dame 8, Cleveland State 0 (6)
WP Jody Valdivia.  LP Amanda Macenko
Valdivia (3in) and starter Brittany O’Donnell combined for the 1-hitter.  HRs: Miller, Wright, Jorgensborg. Top 4th:  After two walks, Valdivia relieved O’Donnell; retired next three batters.  Bottom: Miller, who had homered in 2nd, singled in Fleury.  Irish 5th: Maldonado scored on Pitzenberg single; Pidtzenberg scored, error on Fleury single; Fleury scored on Johnson single.  Irish 6th: Bowie singled, Wright 2-run HR.  Jorgensborg homered for the run-rule victory.  Notre Dame, which is ranked in Top 25 by NFCA and UCS but not ESPN, 32-6, undefeated Big East.  Cleveland State 28-10.  

Creighton 9, Kansas 0
Kansas 6,  Creighton 5  

Long Island 8, Seton Hall 1
WP Blaire Porter 2-hitter  LP Hannah Hill
Long Island 11, Seton Hall 1 (5)
WP Megan Shaef 2-hitter.  LP Mel Johnson  

South Dakota State swept  South Dakota 5-2, 2-1 (8)     

Mississippi 7,  Samford 3
Mississippi vs Samford 7:00 PM Birmingham, Ala.  

#14 Illinois 8, Eastern Illinois 0 (5)
WP Jackie Guy. 2-hitter, 8K.  LP Natalie Wunderlich
Illini were in control after shaky start (two batters hbp), scoring two bottom 1st.  Zymkowitz singled, Howell homered.  In 3rd, Gallien singled in two runs, Detrick rbi single.   Eastern threatened briefly in the 4th when Menzione led with a double, but Guy struck out the last two batters.  In the bottom, the Illini reached run-rule with three runs; Zymkowitz, Howell singled, Pinchback slugged a 3-run homer.  Ray relieved Wunderlich but the damage was done.  Anderton singled for Eastern to start the 7th but Guy struck out three batters.  Illinois 29-5.  Eastern Illinois 20-18.

Delta State vs Mississippi Valley State 6:00 PM Itta Bena, Miss.     

Drake 8, lllinois State 6
Drake 5, Illinois State 1  



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