4-25-10 April 25 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
NCAA RPI are posted on www.spysoftball.org.

TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball Poll 4-20-10)

  1. WASHINGTON def California 4-0
  2. MICHIGAN def Purdue 12-3
  3. ARIZONA def Oregon State 9-1
  4. FLORIDA vs Tennessee/cancelled weather
  5. ALABAMA  def Arkansas 8-6
  6. GEORGIA TECH def Florida State 5-2
  7. UCLA def Stanford 10-1
  8. OKLAHOMA STATE def Texas 1-0
  9. ARIZONA STATE def Oregon 3-0
  10. GEORGIA def South Carolina 10-2 (6)
  11. STANFORD def by  UCLA
  12. LSU def Kentucky 9-3, 3-1 
  13. OKLAHOMA def Nebraska 8-0 (6)
  14. TEXAS def by Oklahoma State 1-0
  15. MISSOURI def by Texas A&M 6-5
  16. OREGON def by  Arizona State 3-0 
  17. CALIFORNIA def by  Washington 4-0
  18. TENNESSEE vs Florida/cancelled weather
  19. ILLINOIS vs Wisconsin/cancelled rain
  20. FLORIDA STATE def by Georgia Tech 5-2
  21. TEXAS A&M def Missouri 6-5
  22. U MASS
  23. OHIO STATE* def Minnesota 13-5
  24. HAWAII*
  25. NOTRE DAME def Villanova 10-0 (5)
  • Hawaii and Ohio State are tied for 23rd

Teams Ranked by Other Polls
Fordham vs Saint Joseph’s DH/cancelled weather
Hofstra vs UNC Wilmington/cancelled rain

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/black below are UCS rankings.



Virginia 4,  Boston College 2 (9)
WP Melanie Mitchell 5H, 7K.  LP Nicole D’Argento
Cavaliers scored a run top 1st on Koren two-out homer.  BC tied bottom 2nd; Ramos led with HR.  After UVA stranded two, top 4th, BC broke tie with run by Jones on Weir single.  A walk, single, walk loaded the bases for UVA top 6th; Kendall scored on Skinkis single.  2-2.  Virginia broke the tie with two runs top 9th.  Koren, Tacke walked.  Cipolloni hbp to load bases.  Kendall sac fly rbi, Koren scored.  Martinez sac fly rbi scored Tacke.  BC went down in order.  Virginia 32-18, 12-5.  Boston College 14-28, 0-15. 

#6 Georgia Tech 5,  #23 Florida State 2  Georgia Tech clinches ACC regular season title
WP Hope Rush 3-hitter.  LP Sarah Hamilton

Bottom 2nd: Seminoles Haddad, Stager walked, Haddad forced at 3rd by McConn; Stager scored on Montez single, McConn scored on Rosen single.  While FSU matched Tech with 6 hits each, FSU would not score again.  Tech got on board in 3rd; Jones singled, Yee drew yet another walk; Priebe hbp, Jones scored on wild pitch.  Tech took charge in the 5th.  Jones reached on error; Yee intentionally walked again, Weseman sac bunt, Priebe walked, loading bases, with two out, Kuzma drew rbi walk; two more runs scored, 4-2 Tech.  In 7th, Kuzma walked, Dike, the Saturday hitting hero, singled, the runners advanced on a wild pitch, and Kuzma scored final run on wild pitch.  Georgia Tech 43-8.  Florida State 39-14.

Maryland 1,  North Carolina State 0
WP Kendra Knight.  LP Lindsay Campana
Terps won on Branson’s solo shot in 4th.  Maryland 29-19, 7-10.  NC State 28-23, 9-9.

Virginia Tech 4, #33 North Carolina 0
WP Kenzie Roark. 2-hitter. LP Danielle Spaulding
With two out bottom 3rd, Smith reached on error by Spaulding, McGarva blasted a 2-run HR.  Liddle jacked a one-out HR in the 3rd.  Qmber Johnson relieved Spaulding.  Bottom 6th: Liddle walked on four pitches, Kujawa to run; one out, Graham singled, Kujawa scored on Hvozdovic groundout sac bunt.  North Carolina 38-16, 11-10.  Virginia Tech 20-31, 6-12.  

America East

Maine 8, UMBC 7
Retrievers lost game but Amanda Fefel hit her 40th home run, tying the school mark.

Boston 7, Binghamton 6

Albany vs Stony Brook 12:00 PM Stony Brook, N.Y./cancelled

Atlantic 10

10-0, 4-0George Washington swept by  Temple

#28 Fordham vs Saint Joseph’s 12:00 PM Philadelphia, Pa./cancelled rain
#28 Fordham vs Saint Joseph’s 2:00 PM Philadelphia, Pa.

Rhode Island 5,  Saint Louis 3
Saint Louis 9, Rhode Island 1 (5)

Atlantic Sun

USC-Upstate 3, East Tennessee State 0
WP Morgan Childers 1-hitter, 9K.  LP Jessica Duncan
Tough game.  Upstate had 6 hits but couldn’t score until bottom 6th when it posted all 3 runs.  Pinch-hitter Torbert led with home run.  Brasil walked, Chewning doubled, Brasil scored on Harris sac fly, Chewning scored on Hall double.  Upstate 34-12, 9-8.  East Tennessee 18-33, 5-14.

USC-Upstate 4, East Tennessee State 2
WP Amber Hamilton.  LP Darci Gilbert

Big 10

Penn State 5, Iowa 2

Northwestern 7,  Indiana 6 (completes Saturday game)

#2 Michigan 12,  Purdue 3
WP Jordan Taylor 1-hitter.  LP Suzie Rzegocki
St Clair was 3-5, 4 rbi and home run; Findlay and Viefhaus were both 3-5, 3 rbi each, Viefhaus homered.  Nemitz had the other rbi.  Alexzander and Krammer had rbi’s for Purdue.  Michigan 37-5, 13-0.  Purdue 22-24, 3-7.

Ohio State 2, Minnesota 1 (completes Saturday game)
Ohio State 13, Minnesota 5 (5)
WP Melanie Nichols (17-2).  LP Alissa Koch

Wisconsin vs #12 Illinois 1:00 PM Urbana, Ill./cancelled rain

Big 12

#13 Oklahoma 8,  Nebraska 0 (6)
WP Michelle Gascoigne.  LP Ashley Hagemann
The visiting Sooners scored 3 top 2nd; Vandever reached on error at short, went to 2nd when Nix was hbp, and to 3rd on Dobbs’ sac.  Norris doubled in both runners.  Lonh walked; Norris scored on Anderson single.  OU bumped the lead to five with 2 runs in 4th; Anderson singled, Flores walked, Shults rbi single.  In the bottom, Huskers had two on, one out; Gascoigne relieved Allee Allen. Two more runs crossed in 5th; Jones scored on Trott single, Long scored on Anderson sac fly.  Sooners reached run-rule in 6th; Huey one-out double, scored with two out on Jones single.  Kirsten Allen relieved Gascoigne , striking out two of three Huskers.  Oklahoma 36-10, 10-3.  Nebraska 27-22, 6-8. Sooners and Cowgirls both 10-3 behind Texas 10-2.

Texas Tech 4,  Kansas 2 (completes Saturday game)
Texas Tech 4, Kansas 1
WP Karli Merlich (11-2).  LP Clark

Baylor 4, Iowa State 1
WP Courtney Repka.  LP Lauren Kennewell

#7 Oklahoma State 1,  #19 Texas 0
WP Kat Espinosa No Hitter 1 BB.  LP Blaire Luna 3H, 9K
True pitchers’ duel between Big 12 leaders.  Cowgirls scored top 2nd; Ward led with a walk but was forced at 2nd by Brown, who advanced on sac by Castle.  Heinlein singled to center, rbi.  Luna struck out side in 5th.  Bright got second OSU hit, sikjngle in 6th.  Brown had final hit, a single in 7th.  Bennett was hbp in 1st; Hooks walked in 7th; only runners for Longhorns; kept Espinosa from perfect game.  OSU 41-10, 10-3.  Texas 37-10, 10-2.

#26 Texas A&M 6, Missouri 5
WP Melissa Dumezich.  LP Jana Hainey (in relief)
National television audience (ESPN) was treated to display of power and clutch-hitting.  With two out bottom 1st, May, who is among the most powerful long ball hitters (and a freshman) jacked a shot to right center.  In 2nd, Dumezich singled, scored with two out on Schwirtlich single.  Lee walked to open the Tiger 4th; with two out, Hudson reached when her fly ball was dropped in right, Lee scored.  Top 6th, Tigers threatened on Marston single and Fleming double, no outs, both stranded.  May led bottom 6th for Aggies; she jacked a low drop over straight-away center.  Kliesing singled, Reynolds whiffed, Hainey relieved starter Kristin Nottelmann.  Spittler homered to right center, 2 rbi.  Trailing 5-1 entering the 7th, Missouri rallied for four runs.  Muller walked, Schweisberge slugged a 2-run homer to right.  Taylor singled, with one out, Marston doubled, rbi.  With two out, Poet singled in the tying run. The Tigers stranded two.  Bottom 7th: Shannon walked with two out.  May was given a pass.  Kliesing singled to center, pinch runner Orsak scored from 2nd.  Missouri 36-9, 6-6.  Texas A&M 36-13, 7-6.

Big East

#32 Louisville 11, St John’s 2 (5)
WP Tori Collins 3-hitter.  LP Jordan Tingley
Cardinals banged out 11 hits.  Cardinals scored 5 bottom 1st with two out; Trimble rbi single, Wolny 3-run homer, Austin rbi triple.  Dopudja scored for St John’s in 2nd, and Collins relieved Wadwell; Cox doubled to open St John’s 3rd, scored on Montez double.  Roth had scored for Cardinals in 2nd on wild pitch.  In 3rd, York scored on Esteban single, Austin scored when Bemis was hbp with bases loaded, two runs scored on Wherry single.  Louisville would add a run in 4th, Wolny doubled, scored on Roesel single.  Louisville 32-15.  St John’s 16-27.   

Louisville 10, St John’s 7

#22 Notre Dame 10, Villanova 0 (5)
WP Jody Valdivia 2-hitter.  LP Caitlin Delahaba
The Irish went up one in the 1st, Pitzenberger scoring on Johnson’s single, but lost another run at the plate on a 9-2 throw.  Notre Dame lowered the boom in the 2nd, scoring 8 runs.  Wright walked, Jorgensborg singled, Maldonado reached on an error  b y Delahaba, which allowed both runners to score.  Pitzenberger rbi single; Johnson reached on an error at short (Villanova committed four), Lux singled, and an error in center allowed two more runs to score.  Miller crowned the at-bat with a two-run homer.  Clay singled, Wright doubled, and Manning relieved Delahaba.  Jorgensborg wasa hbp; Clay scored on Maldonado’s sac fly (foul).  8 runs, 6 hits, 3 errors.  Notre Dame closed out the scoring on Wright’s solo bottom 4th.  Notre Dame 38-9, leads Big East at 15-3.  Villanova 18-27, 4-10.

Syracuse 5, Connecticut 1

Rutgers 4, Providence 2

Seton Hall 7,  Pittsburgh 5

DePaul 8,  South Florida 0 (6)
WP Bree Browm 3-hitter.  Blue Demons on eight-game winning streak.  DePaul 29-14, 13-3.
Blue Demons batted around in top 6th, scoring five runs on three hits.  Braget 2-run single.

Big South

Coastal Carolina 3, Presbyterian 0

Charleston Southern 16,  Gardner-Webb 5

Radford 5,  Winthrop 0

Big West

Pacific 6,  UC Riverside 4

CS Northridge 2, UC Santa Barbara 1

CS Fullerton 6, UC Davis 3

Cal Poly 6,  Long Beach State 2


UNC-Wilmington vs #25 Hofstra 12:00 PM Hempstead, N.Y./cancelled rain

Drexel 5,  Delaware 4

Towson 9,  James Madison 0

George Mason 1, Georgia State 0

Conference USA

Central Florida 2, Tulsa 1

Southern Mississipi 6, Marshall 1

Houston 4, East Carolina 2

UAB 4,  UTEP 2


Wright State 11, Wisconsin-Green Bay 2

Illinois-Chicago 5,  Youngstown State 4

Loyola-Chicago vs Valparaiso 12:00 PM Valparaiso, Ind./cancelled rain


Harvard vs Yale 12:30 PM New Haven, Conn.
Harvard vs Yale 2:30 PM New Haven, Conn.

Dartmouth vs Brown 12:30 PM Providence, R.I./postponed weather
Dartmouth vs Brown 2:30 PM Providence, R.I.

Columbia vs Cornell 12:30 PM Ithaca, N.Y./postponed weather
Columbia vs Cornell 2:30 PM Ithaca, N.Y.

Penn vs Princeton 12:30 PM Princeton, N.J.
Penn vs Princeton 2:30 PM Princeton, N.J.


Kent State 4,  Akron 0

Ohio 5, Buffalo 3

Miami 3, Bowling Green 2

Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan 1:00 PM Ypsilanti, Mich.

Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois 1:00 PM DeKalb, Ill.

Ball State 13, Toledo 12

Metro Atlantic

Canisius swept Rider 12-2 (5), 8-0 (5)

Manhattan vs Marist 12:00 PM Poughkeepsie, N.Y./postponed to Monday
Manhattan vs Marist 2:00 PM Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Missouri Valley

Drake vs Indiana State 12:00 PM Terre Haute, Ind./cancelled weather

Creighton 1,  Bradley 0
WP Tara Oltman (24-9).  LP Katie Dennis

Northern Iowa 12, Evansville 2 (5)

#34 Illinois State 7,  Missouri State 3
Illinois State 7, Missouri State 3

Wichita State 5, Southern Illinois 2
WP Kasha Kolb.  LP Danielle Glosson

Mountain West

Colorado State 9,  New Mexico 5

NEC  all games posrponed

Long Island vs Central Connecticut 12:00 PM New Britain, Conn.
Long Island vs Central Connecticut 2:00 PM New Britain, Conn.

Sacred Heart vs Wagner 12:00 PM Staten Island, N.Y.
Sacred Heart vs Wagner 2:00 PM Staten Island, N.Y.

Quinnipiac vs Fairleigh Dickinson 12:00 PM Teaneck, N.J.
Quinnipiac vs Fairleigh Dickinson 2:00 PM Teaneck, N.J.

Mount St. Mary’s vs Saint Francis 1:00 PM Loretto, Pa.
Mount St. Mary’s vs Saint Francis 3:00 PM Loretto, Pa.

Monmouth vs Bryant 1:00 PM Smithfield, R.I.
Monmouth vs Bryant 3:00 PM Smithfield, R.I.

Ohio Valley

Tennessee Tech swept  Morehead State 3-1, 7-3

Murray State 14,  Eastern Kentucky 4
Eastern Kentucky 2, Murray State 0

Austin Peay 5,  Eastern Illinois 3/second game cancelled rain

Tennessee-Martin 9,  Tennessee State 0 (5)

Jacksonville State vs Southeast Missouri 1:00 PM Cape Girardeau, Mo./cancelled rain


#3 Arizona 9, Oregon State 1 (5)
WP Kenzie Fowler 3H.  LP Paige Hall
The run-rule belies the hitting, Wildcats 6 hits to 4 for Beavers. Chambers drove in first run with groundout, bottom 1st; Kirker drew bases-loaded walk.  Wildcats tacked on five in 3rd; Arredondo single, Chambers walk on four pitches, DelPonte single loaded bases again; Dyer came in to pitch, Koria welcomed her with grand slam.  Kemp homered, 7-0.  Beavers scored top 4th; Hall two-out home run.  Chqmbers hit 2-run homer in bottom.  Arizona is now 38-7.  Oregon State is 22-24.

Arizona State 3, #11 Oregon 0
WP Hillary Bach.  LP Jessica Moore
Scoreless until bottom 4th when Ketchum scored on Carlson triple.  Sun Devils scored again in 5th; Haro scored on Castillo groundout.  ASU scored final run in 6th; Donnenwirth homered.  Endicott relieved Moore.  Ducks outhit Sun Devils 6-5 but were held scoreless.  ASU 37-10, 6-6.  Oregon 31-10, 7-6.

#1 Washington 4,  #17 California 0
WP Danielle Lawrie Perfect Game. 14K.  LP Jolene Henderson
Lawrie assured the Huskies would win 2 of the 3 games, boosting her record to 27-2.  Nikki Williams jacked a 2-run homer in the 4th.  Fagaly and Stenson drove in the other runs.  Washington is 37-5, 9-3.  California is 34-13, 5-7.

#8 UCLA 10,  #14 Stanford 1 (6)
WP Megan Langenfeld.  LP Jenna Rich
Bruins, who racked 12 hits, scored 6 runs top 2nd taking much of the suspense out of this game.  With one out, Camuso singled, Burney and Shull walked, Bates slugged 2-run single.  (Gametracker fizzled).  Chinn relieved Rich. Stanford scored in bottom half; Gerhart scored on Haber groundout.  UCLA reached run-rule with 4 runs top 6th.  Langenfeld opened with a home run.  Reed scored on Camuso single.  Lindvall scored on Bates double.  UCLA is now 33-9, 7-5.  Stanford 30-12, 4-8.

Pacific Coast

Northern Colorado swept Weber State 11-9, 11-2 (5)

Loyola Marymount 12, Santa Clara 3 (5)
Loyola Marym0unt 5, Santa Clara 0

San Diego 6,  CS Bakersfield 5 (8)
CS Bakersfield 9. San Diego 3

Saint Mary’s swept Sacramento State 4-2, 4-1

Portland State swept Idaho State 1-0, 7-1


Holy Cross swept Lafayette 6-5 (10), 9-0 (5)

Army vs Colgate TBD Hamilton, N.Y./postponed to May 8
Army vs Colgate TBD Hamilton, N.Y.

Bucknell vs Lehigh 12:00 PM Bethlehem, Pa./postponed
Bucknell vs Lehigh 2:00 PM Bethlehem, Pa.


#15 LSU 9,  Kentucky 3
WP Brittany Mack.  SV Rachele Fico.  LP Rachel Riley
Hitters’ game: LSU 12, Kentucky 10 hits.  Top 1st: Shortridge reached on error at short; Mitchell 2-run homer.  Santos led 4th with a single, scored on Mouse double.  Tigers loaded bases in 5th, but only run was by Mitchell on error at 3rd.  Tiger 6th: hitting coaches love at-bats like this.  First six batters racked hits, and four runs.  Mouse led with her second double, Shortridge singled, Applegate rbi single; Mitchell rbi single; Langoni rbi double; Young rbi single.  Kentucky got untracked in the bottom half; Yocke led with a home run.  Two runs scored on Dill’s bases-loaded single.  With bases loaded again, LSU put Fico in the circle who caught Smith looking at a third strike to end the rally. LSU closed out the scoring top 7th  when Mouse scored on Langoni single.   LSU 38-10, 16-5.  Kentucky 29-20, 11-13.
LSU 3, Kentucky 1
WP Rachele Fico 4H,5K.  LP Amber Matousek
Young led LSU 2nd with home run to left field.  Tigers extended lead in 4th.  Langoni doubled, Young fanned, Santos homered, 3-0.  Kentucky scored bottom 5th on Mordecai homer.  LSU stranded two, top 7th, Aull singled for Kentucky in bottom but was forced by Mordecai.  LSU 39-10, 17-5.

#18 Georgia 10, South Carolina 2 (6)
WP Sarah McCloud.  LP Ashley Chastain.
Razey was 3-4, 6 rbi and home run; Goler 2-run homer.

Georgia 3, South Carolina 1 (completes Saturday) 700 victories for Lu Champer-Harris
WP Katie Murphy.  SV Erin Arevalo.  LP Kierstyn White
Bulldogs scored 3 runs bottom 3rd; 2 rbi Sandberg, Hesson rbi.

Mississippi 6, Auburn 5
Lauren Grill rbi single in 6th broke 5-5 tie; Grill broke Ole Miss rbi record of 133 set by DeDe Justice.

#5 Alabama 8,  Arkansas 6
WP Lauren Sewell.  LP Kim Jones
Not a walk in the park for Bama which lost 5-1 lead and trailed 8-5 after five innings.  Top 2nd, Locke opened with double, scored on Conley sac fly.  In 3rd, Braud singled, scored on Larsen two-out single.  In 4th, Davis singled with two out, scored on Braud double.  ‘Backs scored in bottom; pinch runner Summerford scored on Breault groundout.  Tide boosted lead to 5-1 on Larsen 2-run homer in 5th, but Arkansas came back with 5 runs to take lead.  Carden had 2-run single, Breault 2-run double.  Bama scored two top 6th, then reached run-rule margin in 7th on Conley leadoff home run.  Bama is now 39-9, 18-4.  Arkansas 25-24, 8-14.


Elon 8, Samford 4

UNC Greensboro 5,  Furman 0

Chattanooga 4,  Appalachian State 2

Georgia Southern 10, College of Charleston 9


Sam Houston State 7,  Southeastern Louisiana 0

Central Arkansas swept Stephen A Austin 4-3, 5-0

McNeese State 2,  Texas-Arlington 1

Northwestern State 6, Nicholls State 5

Sun Belt

North Texas 4, Western Kentucky 2

Louisiana-Lafayette 5,  Troy 0
Troy 5, Louisiana-Lafayette 4

Florida International 10,  South Alabama 5
South Alabama 5, FIU 4

Other Games

Hartford vs Fairfield 1:00 PM Fairfield, Conn./cancelled
Hartford vs Fairfield 3:00 PM Fairfield, Conn.

Longwood 6, Georgetown 4


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