FRIDAY APRIL 26 D1 SOFTBALL
NCAA April 22 RPI RANKINGS are posted on: www.spysoftball.org
NCAA Individual and Team Statistics thru April 22 are on www.spysoftball.org
ESPN USA SOFTBALL POLL APRIL 23
5. Arizona State
18. Texas A&M
21. South Alabama
22. Florida State
24. South Florida
TV this week:
Thursday: #19 Kentucky vs Ole Miss
Thursday: #6 Alabama vs #12 LSU
Friday: #5 Arizona State vs #10 California
Saturday: #3 Florida vs #23 Georgia
TOP 25 GAMES
#1 Oklahoma def Iowa State 24-1
Oklahoma set school scoring records. Sooners scored 11 runs in 1st and 12 runs in 2nd. The Sooners hit three home runs, including grand slams by Pendley (17th of season) and Reeves (career first home run of career). Chamberlain slugged her 22nd homer. The Cyclones run came on a home run by Miller off OU reliever Leslie Miller, who got the win, although Ricketts started. Iowa State helped the Sooners, four errors in the 1st. LP Tori Torrescano. Oklahoma is 41-3/9-1. Iowa State 19-27/4-9.
#2 Tennessee upset by #25 Arkansas 2-1
WP Kimmy Beasley LP Ellen Renfroe. Late breaking game. Lady Backs scored top 5th; Bronkey, Rambo singled, Schroeder advanced runners, pinch runner Martindale scored on fielder’shoice by Gee. Arkansas left bases loaded. Top 6th: Oprzedek singled, two out, Rambo singled, rbi. Vols scored their run bottom 7th; one out, Overstreet tripled; scored on Lewis sac fly. Chavannr flied out. Tennessee 42-16. Arkansas 31-17.
#3 Florida upset by #23 Georgia 3-2
WP Chelsea Wilkinson LP Hannah Rogers. Down to the wire. Bulldogs scored top 5th; Swafford reached on fielder’s choice, Browne doubled rbi. Each team scored 2 runs in 7th. Swafford singled, scored on Browne’s single; Browne scored, 3-0. Florida: Little walked, one out, Castro hit by pitch; Stewart bunt single; bases loaded, Merritt walked, rbi. Haeger sac fly, 3-2. Horton grounded out. Florida 45-6/14-5. Georgia 35-16/12-7.
#4 Oregon def #16T UCLA 9-6.
WP Karissa Hovinga LP Ally Carda S Cheridan Hawkins. UCLA led 6-3 after 5 innings, but the Ducks scored 5 in the 6th off Carda, one in the 7th off McDuffie. Bottom 1st: LaRosa, Bates and Carda (rbi) singled; Hall walked but Btes out at home on fielder’s choice. UCLA 2nd: Bates jacked 3-run homer, Sataraka hit a solo. Lindvall opened the Bruins 3rd with a solo shot. Hovinga relieved starter Jessica Moore. UCLA stranded two. Oregon, which scored in 1st on Pappas 2-run single which prompted Carda to relieve Hall, and in the 4th on Lindvall’s solo, now posted 5 runs to take lead in 6th. Peterson homered closing out the scoring.Oregon 39-6/14-2. UCLA 31-16/7-12.
#5 Arizona State def #10 California 10-2 (5)
WP Dallas Escobedo. LP Nina Ontiveros. The Sun Devils clubbed Ontiveros for 6 runs bottom 1st. Johnson and Coyle opened with consecutive homers. One out, Parlich jacked a grand slam. Owens relieved Ontiveros. After Cal stranded 2 in 2nd, Freeman hit a one-out solo. ASU 4th: Kemp homered, 2 rbi; the fifth Sun Devil dinger. Gordon slugged a 2-run homer for Cal top 5th, but ASU reached run-rule on Coyle’s walkoff homer in the bottom, seventh homer of the game. (Cal is not a Top 10 team w/o Jolene Henderson, whose status (injury) is reportedly day to day).
#6 Alabama upset by #12 LSU 2-1
WP Ashley CZechner LP Leslie Jury. The Tide left bases loaded top 1st; in the bottom, LSU scored Andrews doubled, Blades singled, Bell forced Blades at 2nd; Andrews scored on Falcon’s sac fly. Bama left two more in 2nd. Tigers scored in 3rd; Heyward, Andrews and Blades all singled, loading the bases; Heyward scored on Bell’s sac fly. Richard’s one-out homer put Bama on the board top 4th. Bama would leave a runner on in two more innings. LSU 38-11/14-6. Alabama 40-8/12-8.
#7 Texas def Texas Tech 6-0/8-6
WP Blaire Luna 2H, 10K. LP Cara Custer. Horns scored 2 bottom 1st on a steal and passed ball. Texas four-run 5th; Thom and Ogle rbi singles, Thom rbi single, the fourth run not shown on Gametracker (Gametracker was a problem when Texas played Oklahoma). Horns scored in 6th on Ogle’s 2-run single. Tech got on the board with 6 runs bottom 6th. Kern relieved Luna and was charged with the six runs. Camello rbi single, Aucoin walked loading the bases; Tapia singled in 2 runs; Kenney doubled in 2 runs; Luna returned to the Texas circle; Perez sac fly ended scoring. Texas 39-6/9-2. Texas Tech 29-22/3-10.
#9 Michigan upset by #16T Nebraska 6-1
#11 Missouri def #19 Kentucky 2-1 (9)
WP Chelsea Thomas LP Kelsey Nunley. Bottom 2nd: Carroll doubled, Smith walked, Stokes sacrificed, Steele doubled, rbi. Wildcats left bases loaded. Tigers scored top 7th to tie; Reese singled, Marston walked, Hudson singled, rbi. Mizzou left bases loaded. Top 9th, two out, Hudson homered, Thomas struck out two of three final batters. Missouri 28-8/12-6. Kentucky 35-15/10-9
#14 Baylor vs Kansas//ppd
#15 Stanford def Utah 8-0 (6)
WP Teagan Gerhart 4H. LP Kayce Nieto. Cardinal racked 14 hits. Bottom 1st: Two on, two out, Roulund rbi single. Bottom 4th: 2 out, Schaberg and Hassman singled, Winter doubled, 2 rbi. Amu relieved Nieto. Bonstrom singled, rbi. Bottom 5th, White rbi single. Cardinal reached run-rule with 3 runs in 6th. Hassman rbi single, Winter 2 run single. Stanford 30-16/7-9. Utah 23-25-1/6-13.
#18 Texas A&M upset by Ole Miss 8-4
WP Carly Hummel Lauren Ainsley. Lanphear jacked a 3-run homer top 1st for Aggie lead, but Rebels came back with 4 runs in bottom. Cantillo opened with a solo; A. Brown singled, scored on throwing error, two out, Parra slugged a 2-run single. Ladner doubled in 2 runs in Ole Miss 4th. Cantllo belted 2 -run homer in 5th. Morgan led the Aggie 6th with a homer but that was all the scoring. TAMU 35-13/6-12. Ole Miss 23-29/3-19
#20 Hawaii vs Long Beach State (no score at 100am, ET)
OTHER GAMES (scores posted as received)
Akron 7, Northern Illinois 5
Arizona def by Oregon State 2-1
Ball State 6, Central Michigan 4
Boise State 3, Colorado State 2
BYU 4, CS Bakersfield 1
Coastal 9, Liberty 0/DH 5-1
Fordham 15, St Bonaventure 1
Illinois 6, Michigan State 2
Louisiana Tech 1, UTSA 0
Massachusetts 2, Saint Joseph’s 1
Minnesota 3, Ohio State 0
New Mexico State 8, Seattle 0
Northwestern 6, Purdue 4
Penn State 6, Iowa 3
San Diego State 5, Fresno State 3
San Jose State swept Texas State 8-0, 3-2
South Carolina 8, Miss State 3
Tampa 5, Lynn 0
UNLV 13, Nevada 2
UT Arlington 1, Utah State 0 (8)/DH 1-0 (8)
Western Michigan 4, Ohio 3
Wisconsin 12, Indiana 1/3-0