4-18-10 April 18 2010 D1 College


NOTE: NCAA individual and team statistics are published on www.spysoftball.org
: this game day report will be updated from 3pm to midnight
Note: NCAA RPI rankings are on www.spysoftball.org

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

  1. WASHINGTON def Oregon 1-0
  2. MICHIGAN def Northwestern  15-0 (5)
  3. ARIZONA def Stanford 5-4
  4. FLORIDA def Kentucky 5-0 
  5. ALABAMA def Mississippi 3-1 
  6. ARIZONA STATE lost to  California 11-3
  7. GEORGIA TECH def Boston College 4-0
  8. UCLA def Oregon State  10-6
  9. OKLAHOMA STATE def Kansas 4-3
  10. STANFORD lost to Arizona 5-4
  11. GEORGIA def Auburn 1-0
  12. OKLAHOMA vs Texas rained out
  13. LSU def Arkansas 3-2
  14. MISSOURI def Texas Tech 5-2
  15. TEXAS vs Oklahoma rained out 
  16. FLORIDA STATE def Virginia Tech 3-1
  17. OREGON lost to Washington 1-0
  19. CALIFORNIA def Arizona State 11-3
  20. ILLINOIS def Penn State 3-2
  21. TEXAS A&M def Iowa State 9-1 (6)
  22. U MASS vs St Bonaventure/cancelled rain/snow 
  23. NORTH CAROLINA def Maryland 4-0
  24. OHIO STATE def Michigan State 12-3 (6)
  25. HAWAII

 Ranked in Other Polls
Notre Dame 3, Louisville 1
Towson 4, Hofstra 3

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.


#17 Florida State 3,  Virginia Tech 1
WP Terese Gober.  SV Sarah Hamilton.  LP Kenzie Roark
After Roark struck out side in top, Hokies scored bottom 1st — Smith singled, stole 2nd, Froelich walked, both advanced on wild pitch, Hall walked, loading the bases, Liddle singled, rbi.  But Gober struck out Ward and Graham.  Tech made that lead hold up until the 5th when Seminoles scored their three runs.  Stager singled, Rosen hbp, Haddad walked, McConn fielder’s choice, Stager out at home 5-2; Rosen scored on Bullock’s fielder’s choice rbi;  Wynn hit a 2-run single.  Florida State 37-12; Virginia Tech 18-28. 

#26 North Carolina 4, Maryland 0
WP Danielle Spaulding (16-3) 2-hitter, 9K.  LP Kendra Knight
Butler scored on Orr’s single in Tar Heel 2nd.  In 3rd, Roberts reached on error at short; with two out, McKinney homered, 3-0.  North Carolina 35-15, 9-9.  Maryland 27-18, 5-9.

Virginia 1, North Carolina State 0
WP Melanie Mitchell.  LP Stephanie Call.  Cavaliers Koren drives in Skinkis bottom 6th.  UVA 27-18, 9-5.  NC State 25-21, 8-7.

#7 Georgia Tech 4, Boston College 0
WP Jessica Coan 3H, 13K.  LP Allison Gage
Tech scored single runs in each of the first four innings, three on home runs.  Yee scored in 1st on Weseman single.  Adkins belted two-out solo in 2nd.  Weseman homered to open Tech 3rd; D’Argento relieved Gage.  After Coan struck out side top 4th, Yee jacked a two-out homer.  Georgia Tech now 41-6, Boston College 10-25.

America East

Maine swept Albany 5-1, 7-4

Binghamton 8, Hartford 7

Boston 5,  UMBC 0

Atlantic 10

#23 Massachusetts vs St. Bonaventure 12:00 PM St. Bonaventure, N.Y./cancelled rain/snow
#23 Massachusetts vs St. Bonaventure 2:00 PM St. Bonaventure, N.Y.

#29 Fordham 10,  La Salle 2
#29 Fordham 5,  La Salle 3 (9)

Charlotte sweeps Temple 11-3 (5), 2-0

Big 10

#14 Illinois 3,  Penn State 2
WP Monica Perry 4H, 8K. LP Lisa Akamine
Illini: Zymkowtz scored on sac fly in 3rd; Wedel homered in 4th; Howell homered in 5th.Bottom 4th: Griffith singled, scored on throwing error (Illini committed three); in 6th, Griffith reached on error, scored with two out on Yao single.  Illinois 31-5, 5-2.  Penn State 26-14, 5-5.

#28 Ohio State 7,  Michigan State 3
WP Megan Miller.  SV Melanie Nichols.  LP Kelly Confer
Spartans took 2-0 lead, bottom 1st; Hopkins singled, scored on Bracamonte triple; Kramer rbi fielder’s choice.  Marder led Buckeye 2nd with homer.  Ohio State pulled away with 4 runs in 3rd; Hillman rbi single, Herron 3-run homer.  Teams traded runs in 4th; in top Schultz singled, scored on Goodchild triple; in bottom, DiVirgilio reached on error, scored on Hopkins single.  Top 5th, Cooper reached on error, scored on Herron double.  Ohio State 26-11, 5-1.  Michigan State 18-21, 4-6.

Purdue 5,  Wisconsin 1
Indiana 8,  Minnesota 3

Michigan 15, Northwestern 0 (5)
WP Nikki Nemitz (14-3) 1-hitter, 8K.  LP Jessica Smith
Wolverines slugged 3 homers: Findlay, 2-3, 2 rbi; Viefhaus, 4-4, 1 rbi; Nemitz 2-2, 4 rbi.  Nemitz jacked grand slam in UM’s 5-run 1st.  Nemitz struck out side in 2nd.  Michigan added 2 runs in 2nd, a run in 3rd, then capped the outing with a 7-run 4th, which began with Viefhaus’ solo homer.  Larsen doubled in 2 runs; Findlay brought home two with her homer.  NU used three pitchers that inning.  Michigan 33-5, 9-0.  NU 18-18, 4-5. 

Big 12

#27 Texas A&M 9,  Iowa State 1 (6)
WP Melissa Dumezich (11-1).  LP Rachel Zabriskie
Bats were quiet until top 3rd when Aggies racked 5 runs.  Shannon 2-run homer.  May walked, Kliesing singled, after sac bunt advanced runners, three runs scored (Gametracker blank).  Bottom 4th, Cyclones scored on Miller leadoff homer.  TAMU came back with 4 in 6th to reach run-rule.  Orsak, Schwirtlich singled, both advanced on wild pitch, Shannon hbp, loading bases; May rbi single; Kliesing rbi.  TAMU 35-11, 6-4.  ISU 24-21, 2-7.

Missouri 5, #32 Texas Tech 2
WP Kristin Nottelmann.  LP Kari Merlich.  SV Lindsey Muller
Tech struck top 1st, Kenney doubled, scored on error at 1st.  Missouri tied with run in bottom half; bases loaded, Taylor scored when Schweisberge fouled out to right field.  Tech reclaimed lead in 2nd on Drewry home run.  Missouri took control with 4 runs in 3rd.  Both teams changed pitchers, Nottelman relieved Hainey; Merlich relieved Brokeshoulder.  Taylor singled, stole 2nd; Lee singled, stole 2nd; Taylor scored on Marston sac fly.  Schweisberge reached on error at 2nd; Hudson doubled; Schneider belted 3-run homer.  Missouri 32-8.  Texas Tech 31-12.

Baylor 6,  Nebraska 2
WP Courtney Repka.  LP Robin Mackin
Baylor scored 3 in 4th; first run resulted from four consecutive walks.  Vannatta 2-run homer in Baylor 5th.

#8 Oklahoma State 4, Kansas 3
WP Kat Espinosa.  SV Anna Whiddon.  LP Allie Clark
Top 1st: Cowgirls scored twice; Bright walked, Hamilton, Ward (rbi) singled, Hamilton scored on throwing error.  In 2nd, Garcia reached on error (KU had 3), Anchors singled, Gearhart sac bunt; with two out, Hamilton rbi single.  The 3-0 lead held until bottom 5th; KU ‘s Ingle hit two-out HR.  Top 6th: Marcum singled with one out; two out, Anchors singled, rbi. 4-1.  Bottom 6th: R Hull singled, Hile hbp, M Hull made second out, her grounder moving runners to 2nd and 3rd; Jobe reached on error in center, two runs scoring.  Whiddon relieved.  Clark singled, Jobe, the potential tying run, moved to 3rd, but Ingle lined out to 1st.  OSU stranded two top 7th.  Jayhawks down in order.  OSU 39-7.  Kansas 18-26.

#19 Texas vs #11 Oklahoma 2:00 PM Norman, Okla. ESPN/DH rained out

Big East

Syracuse 11, Villanova 1

South Florida 3,  Providence 1

Seton Hall 3, Georgetown 2

St. John’s 6,  Pittsburgh 0

#21 Notre Dame 3,  #31 Louisville 1
WP Jody Valdivia.  LP Tori Collins
Irish win on Lux homer.  Top 4tH; Fleury tripled, Johnson walked, Thornton in to run, Lux jacked a 3-run home run.  Irish had one other hit in game.  Cardinals racked 5 hits but only scored in bottom 7th.  Wherry doubled, Wolny singled, pinch runner Bivins scored on Trimble sac fly.  Notre Dame now 34-7, Louisville 27-15.

DePaul 10, Rutgers 7 

Big South

Radford 6,  Coastal Carolina 4  3 runs bottom 7th to win
WP Kellie Snooks 4H.  LP Ashley Frederick
Bottom 5th: Coastal’s Maples singled; Snooks relieved Kelley; Evans singled, Maples scored, 4-2 Coastal.  Creasy tripled, scored on Cunningham single in Radford 6th.  4-3.  Top 7th: Beall doubled, Himan walked, Creasy’s one-out double scored Beall with tying run; Himan scored on Moore sac fly; Creasy scored on Beall single.  With two out in bottom, Coastal had tying runs on base; Evans and Snellings singled with two out, but Tornatore flied out.  Radford leads Big South, 29-10, 14-1.  Coastal Carolina 20-24, 2-7.

Big West

UC Santa Barbara 4,  UC Riverside 1

Cal Poly 5, CS Fullerton 3

CS Northridge 12,  Pacific 5

UC Davis 2, Long Beach State 1


Drexel 3, George Mason 2 (8)

UNC-Wilmington 9, Delaware 5

James Madison 4,  Georgia State 3

Towson 4, #25 Hofstra 3
WP Katie Lingmai.  LP Olivia Galati (19-3)

Conference USA

East Carolina 1, UTEP 0

Central Florida 4,  UAB 3

Houston vs Tulsa 12:00 PM Tulsa, Okla./cancelled rain

Memphis 3, Southern Mississippi 2


Wright State 4,  Youngstown State 0

Butler 6, Detroit 4

Cleveland State 3,  Wisconsin-Green Bay 1

Valparaiso 9,  Illinois-Chicago 1
UIC 4, Calparaiso 3


Dartmouth 11, Yale 3 (5)
Dartmouth 10, Yale 9 (9)

Brown 1,  Harvard 0
Harvard 4, Brown 1

Princeton 6,  Columbia 4
Princeton 6,  Columbia 2

Cornell 6,  Penn 0
Penn 9, Cornell 6


Sunday’s MAC Softball Results
Buffalo 4, Miami 1
Miami 2, Buffalo 1
Northern Illinois 5, Bowling Green 1
Western Michigan 4, Toledo 1
Eastern Michigan 7, Akron 6
Central Michigan 3, Ohio 1
Kent State 6, Ball State 5

Metro Atlantic

Manhattan 3, Niagara 1.
Niagara 2,  Manhattan 0

Canisius 9,  Saint Peter’s 1 (6)
Canisius 14,  Saint Peter’s 1 (5)

Fairfield 9, Siena 4
Siena 5,  Fairfield 4

Iona 10, Marist 2
Iona 5, Marist 0


Morgan State 14,  Maryland-Eastern Shore 13

Bethune-Cookman 5,  Winston-Salem State 2

North Carolina A&T 1, Florida A&M 0

Norfolk State 6,  South Carolina State 2

Delaware State 5,  Coppin State 1

Howard 5, Hampton 2

Missouri Valley

Evansville 3, Wichita State 2

Indiana State 3, Bradley 2

Southern Illinois 2,  Illinois State 1 (8)

Missouri State 6,  Drake 0

Creighton 8, Northern Iowa 0 (6)


Monmouth 1, Sacred Heart 0
Sacred Heart 2,  Monmouth 1

Wagner 10,  Fairleigh Dickinson 9
Wagner 5,  Fairleigh Dickinson 4

Central Connecticut 11,  Robert Morris 3 (5)
Robert Morris 7, Central Connecticut  6 (8)

Bryant 6,  Saint Francis 0
Bryant 8,  Saint Francis 5

Quinnipiac 6,  Mount St. Mary’s 5

Ohio Valley

Tennessee State 4, Tennessee Tech 3

Morehead State 6,  Austin Peay 1

Murray State 9, Southeast Missouri 4

Tennessee-Martin 7,  Eastern Illinois 4

Jacksonville State 15, Eastern Kentucky 6 (6) 


#9 UCLA 10,  Oregon State 6
WP Donna Kerr (15-5).  LP Kelly Dyer
Fireworks started in Bruins 2nd; Yudin, Burney walked; Dyer relieved Black; Camuso singled, rbi; two down, DiSalvatore rbi single.  Bottom 2nd: Beavers came back strong with 4 runs to take lead.  Kutz one-out single; Doremus doubled, Dyer doubled, 2 rbi; Chisholm reached on error, Dyer scored; Sanchez doubled, rbi.  Bruins offense exploded top 3rd with 7 runs.  A. Harrison singled, Yudin doubled, Burney walked, bases loaded; Camuso forced Burney but run scored; Shull sac fly rbi; Bates walked, DiSalvatore rbi single; Monica Harrison singled, 2 rbi; Langenfeld singled; A Harrison doubled, 2 rbi; Demore relieved.  7 runs, 6 hits and two left on.  Beavers took one back in 3rd; Cavestany scored on Demore single.  OSU could have gotten more; after Demore, Beavers loaded bases but couldn’t score.  9-5.  Doremus doubled in a run in OSU 5th but again Beavers left bases loaded.  Yudin drove in final UCLA run top 7th.  Beavers down in order.  UCLA 30-9, 4-5.  Oregon State 21-21, 2-7.

#4 Arizona 5, Stanford 4
WP Kenzie Fowler.  LP Ashley Chinn
Haber started the game with a double, with one out, Koplitz doubled, Cardinal 1-0, but they left two.  Stanford bumped the lead to 3-0, top 3rd, Koplitz doubled, Rich homered.  The Wildcats took the lead in the bottom half with 4 runs.  Schutzler reached on error, Arredondo (4-4) singled, Chambers jacked a 3-run shot, followed immediately by Del Ponte’s solo.  Stanford tied top 4th.  Becerra led with a single, but Fowler fanned next two batters, before Hansen doubled in tying run.  Koria hit a home run to break tie in 5th. Stanford stranded a runner in the 6th.  In 7th, Hansen and Koplitz hit consecutive singles, but Rich forced Hansen at 2nd.  Neill flied out, Fowler sealed the win striking out Burns.  UofA 35-7.  Stanford 30-9.

#20 California 11,  #6 Arizona State 3
WP Jolene Henderson.  LP Hillary Bach
Bears completed weekend sweep.  Teams exchanged runs in 1st; Arioto homered with two out in top; ASU Rogers walked, scored with two out on Crabb single. Sun Devils tacked on run in 2nd; Goodman walked, Haro, Rogers singled, loading bases; Boyd singled in a run, but Haro was nailed at home on a fielder’s choice, Donnenwirth and Carlson struck out.  Cal opened the gates with a 6-run 4th.  Williams, Kelly singled; with two out, E Reid singled, after a dropped foul at 1st, J Reid reached on error by Bach, loading bases; Alioto jacked a grand slam.  The two errors hurt.  Carlson homered to open the ASU 5th but that was the last Sun Devil salvo.  Cal racked 4 runs top 7th; Ziegenhirt one-out home run; Echavarria singled with two out; Kelly slugged a 2-run homer.   Elliott relieved Bach and was greeted by Sevilla’s home run to left center.  In the bottom, Castillo singled but was forced at 2nd by Donnenwirth; Henderson struck out the last two batters.  California 33-11, 4-5.  ASU 35-9, 4-5.

#1 Washington 1, #12 Oregon 0 
WP Danielle Lawrie  2-hitter, 12K.  LP Jessica Moore
 Danielle Lawrie bounced back from her second loss of the season to fire a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts, giving the No. 1 Washington softball team its 800th win in program history, not to mention sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 with a 1-0 win over No. 17 Oregon Sunday at Howe Field. The Huskies (35-4, 7-2) won the series, 2-1, over the Ducks, who came into the weekend in a first-place tie with the Huskies. After UW took the first game, 9-2, on Friday, Oregon (30-8, 6-3) moved back into a tie for first with a 4-0 win Saturday. But Lawrie’s stellar pitching and an unearned run in the sixth were enough to give UW the top spot in the standings after three weeks of conference play.Lawrie allowed a hit and a walk in the first then settled down to retire 16 consecutive batters before another harmless single in the sixth. She then retired the side in the seventh, including her 12th strikeout of the game, to improve to 25-2. The senior struck out the side in the second and fanned two each in first, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. She is now just 10 strikeouts shy of moving into sixth in NCAA history and second in Pac-10 history for career Ks after moving into seventh and third, respectively, on Saturday.  The Huskies finally broke through in the top of the sixth to break a string of 12 consecutive scoreless innings. Salling reached on an error to start the inning and Lawrie followed with a double to move the junior to third. One out later, the duo moved up a base each on a passed ball, allowing Salling to score and give UW the 1-0 lead.

Pacific Coast

Idaho State 6, Northern Colorado 2
Northern Colorado 8,  Idaho State 6

San Diego 6, Sacramento State 4
Sacramento State 1,  San Diego 0

CS Bakersfield 9,  Santa Clara 1 (5)
CS Bakersfield 7,  Santa Clara 6 (8)

Loyola Marymount 4,  Saint Mary’s 2  (2-hitter)
Loyola Marymount 4,  Saint Mary’s 3
Melissa Dykema was winning pitcher both games


Army sweeps Holy Cross 5-4, 6-3

Lehigh 12,  Lafayette 1
Lehigh 5,  Lafayette 2

Colgate 8,  Bucknell 5
Bucknell 9, Colgate 5 (8)


#3 Florida 5, Kentucky 0
WP Stephanie Brombacher. 9K.  LP Chanda Bell
Gators scored two bottom 1st on rbi doubles by Enea, Schutte.  Horton led Florida 2nd with solo shot.  Rachel Riley relieved Bell.  Enea led Gator 3rd with home run.  Smith, Yocke singled, DeMartine walked loading bases in Kentucky 4th but Brombacher worked out of inning including two Ks.  Walkeer doubled, Paculba walked to start bottom half; Moultrie rbi single, 5-0.  Florida 34-5, 14-3.  Kentucky 27-18, 11-11.

Mississippi State 3,  South Carolina 1
WP Misty Flesher.  LP April Borchardt
Bell opened Bulldog 2nd with home run.  Bramlett led MSU 3rd with single, stole 2nd, scored on Bainbridge single.  Bramlett led MSU 5th with single, advanced on Bainbridge sac, stole 3rd, scored on Smith sac fly.  In bottom, Mendes doubled, went to 3rd on wild pitch, Westfall walked, Mendes scored on Childs single.  Mississippi State 24-24, 5-15.  South Carolina 11-33, 1-21.

#18 Georgia 1, Auburn 0
WP Erin Arevalo.  LP Jenee Loree
Tight game for 6 innings when Bulldogs scored.  After Auburn stranded two top 6th, Goler doubled.  Pinch runner Sikes advanced to 3rd on wild pitch, and scored on Razey single.  Georgia 36-8, 14-6.  Auburn 23-20, 6-14.

Alabama 3, Mississippi 1
WP Kelsi Dunne 2-hitter,  11K.  LP Brittany Barnhill 2H, 6K.
With pitchers going toe-to-toe, limiting hits, nothing but zero’s on board until top 5th when Ole Miss scored.  McGovern singled, scored with two out on Dowdy single.  UM stranded two.  Bama responded with 3 runs.  Blewitt walked, Elizondo in to run, advanced on sac bunt.  Lunceford walked.  Perry relieved Barnhill.  Braud forced Lunceford at 2nd.  Fenton walked, bags full.  Morgan hbp, rbi.  Barnhill returned.  Boccia walked, rbi.  Fenton scored final run on Larsen single.  Alabama 34-9, 14-4.  Mississippi 23-20, 5-12.

LSU 3, Arkansas 2
WP Cody Trahan.  SV Rachele Fico  LP Hope McLemore
Ashley Applegate and Allison Falcon provided back-to-back clutch RBI-singles with two outs in the fifth inning to fuel the No. 15 LSU softball team to a 3-2 senior day victory over Arkansas Sunday in-front of 1,220 fans at Tiger Park.  Both Applegate and Falcon garnered multi-hit efforts to lead a nine-hit attack as LSU (36-9, 14-5 SEC) won their 25th consecutive game at Tiger Park. The Tigers also completed their third series sweep of Arkansas (24-21, 8-11 SEC) during the last four seasons to stay one game behind of Alabama in the SEC Western Division race.  Arkansas  opened the sixth inning with three consecutive hits to pull back to 3-2 on a Miranda Dixon RBI-single. With runners on first and second, Rachele Fico induced a double play ball. Jessica Mouse fielded the one-hopper, alertly stepped on third base and fired across the diamond for the twin-killing. Fico got out of the jam on the next pitch by getting Becca Carden to ground out. The Connecticut native retired the Razorbacks 1-2-3 in the seventh inning aided by two strikeouts and a Juliana Santos diving catch going towards the hole to secure the 3-2 win. It marked Fico’s fourth save of the season to match a LSU single-season record held by three-time All-American Britni Sneed and Sarah KnifeChief.


UNC Greensboro 17, Western Carolina 1 (5)

College of Charleston 5, Appalachian State 4

Chattanooga 6, Elon 0

Samford 7, Georgia Southern 2


Nicholls State 1, Texas-San Antonio 0

Texas A&M-CC 2,  McNeese State 1

Central Arkansas 8,  Northwestern State 1

Stephen F Austin 9, Southeastern Louisiana 1 (5)

Texas-Arlington vs Sam Houston State 1:00 PM Huntsville, Texas/rained out


IUPUI 8, South Dakota State 3

Sun Belt

Louisiana-Monroe swept Western Kentucky 2-1, 6-1

ULL 2, South Alabama 1

Florida International 2,  Middle Tennessee 0

Other Games

Stony Brook 1,  Rhode Island 0
Stony Brook 6,  Rhode Island 4

Liberty swept George Washington 11-1, 10-0

Marshall 10, Dayton 2
Marshall 7, Dayton 0

Iowa 8, Western Illinois 0


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