SATURDAY APRIL 27 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 8-0 (5)
WP Gascoigne LP Smith. Pendley has six rbi, including a 3-run homer in the 1st, her 18th. In her last 10 games, Pendley is 18-33, 10 home runs, 30 rbi. Pendley’s 2-run double put the Sooners up 5-0. With 3 runs in the 5th, OU posted its 17th run-rule win. Casey drew an rbi walk for the seventh run, Pendley’s single clinched the run-rule. Oklahoma 42-3/10-1. Iowa State 19-28/4-10.
#2 Tennessee vs #25 Arkansas//ppd
#3 Florida def #23 Georgia 5-2
WP Lauren Haeger 9K. LP Geri Ann Glasco. Bulldogs took lead top 2nd on Sito’s 2-run double. Gators grabbed lead with 4 runs in 4th. Merritt walked, Tofft singled, Haeger jacked a 3-run homer. Montemayor relieved Glasco. Two out, Gammel rbi double. Florida raised the bar on Tofft’s rbi single in 5th. A double play snuffed a Georgia rally in the 6th. Dawgs threatened in 7th; Puailoa singled, one out, Sito doubled, but Browne and Olney struck out. Florida 46-6/15-5. Georgia 35-17/12-8.
#4 Oregon upset by #16T UCLA 7-5
WP Jessica Hall LP Cheridan Hawkins S Paige McDuffie. Ducks scored 2 top 2nd; Lindvall one out double, Costa home run. Bruins topped that effort with 3 in the bottom; 2 out, Lindvall singled, Moeai walked, Goulder doubled, rbi, Bennett singled in 2 runs. Bruins expanded lead in 3rd; Bates led with a homer, Carda walked, Sataraka homered; 2 rbi; Hall followed immediately with another homer. Hovinga relieved Hawkins and got the three outs. Oregon loaded the bases top 4th; 3 left. Oregon loaded the bases again in the 5th; Costa drew an rbi walk, 3 left. Two out in the Oregon 6th; Howard walked, Cuco singled, Pappas singled, rbi, 7-4. Two on, two out, UCLA relieved Hall and brought in McDuffie. While McDuffie got the third out, this would pit a freshman with a 2.94 ERA against the heart of the Oregon batting order in the 7th. Lindvall led the Ducks 7th with a single; Costa looked ata third strike but Burger singled on a 2-2 pitch. Takeda, a damgerous hitter, lined to left. Ceo singled on a 2-2 pitch, bases loaded. Howard singled, rbi, 7-5, but Burger was out at 3rd. UCLA had won the gamble.
#5 Arizona State def #10 California 11-0 (5)
WP Mackenzie Popescue LP Nikki Owens. In a nutshell, without Jolene Henderson, Cal doesn’t have the pitching to contain power hitting teams like the Sun Devils. Steele jacked a 3-run homer in the ASU 1st. Cal had stranded two in the 1st and again in the 2nd. ASU posted five more runs; with two out, Freeman slugged a 3-run homer; two batters later, Kemp hit a 2-run shot. ASU 8-0. ASU 3rd: Coyle singled in two runs; Kemp rbi single. 11-0. The last 3 runs were off Ontiveros. Taylor led the Cal 5th with a single; Cordes and Vonk grounded out. Ziegenhirt, with Taylor now on 3rd, ? 20 minutes elapsed with out Gametracker showing what happened with the count 1-1. Even with coaches huddling with players, 20 minutes between pitches is not allowed. SIDs sometimes lapse.
#6 Alabama upset by #12 LSU 4-3
WP Rachele Fico LP Jackie Traina. The Tigers swept the three-game series, and opened a three-game lead over the Crimson Tide in the SEC. Top 1st, Richard singled rbi; Bama left 2. LSU 1st: Andrews ingled, Blades sac bunt; Bell singled, rbi, 1-1. Bama 3rd: Back to back doubles by Braud, McCleney, rbi. LSU tied in 4th; two out, Simmons homered. Bama regained lead in 5th, Braud doubled, scored on McCleney sac fly. Tigers 5th: LSU gained lead the first time with 2-out rally. Guillory singled, Heyward in to run, Andrews singled up the middle, rbi, advanced on error in center. Blades singled to short, rbi, LSU 4-3. Bama 6th: Richard singled, forced at 2nd by Iamurri; Spencer singled, Iamurri out at 3rd. Sewell looked at a third strike. Groundouts by Hawkins, Braud, and McCleney looked at a third strike. LSU 40-11/15-6. Alabama 40-10/12-9. LSU clinched at least a share of the SEC West title. LSU has beaten Bama eight straight times at home since 2008. Fico is 24-9.
#7 Texas def Texas Tech 4-1
WP Kim Bruins LP Gretchen Aucoin. Hoagland opened the game with a solo, top 1st. Tech answered with a run in the bottom, on Kenney’s one-out homer. Horns went ahead to stay in 3rd on Hoagland’s second solo home run. Horns added two in 6th, but can’t tell you how they were tallied; more black lines in a Texas Gametracker than ties on the Santa Fe. Texas 40-6/10-2. Tech 29-23/3-11.
#7t Louisville def Georgetown 8-0 (5)/DH Georgetown won Game Two: 4-2
WP Rachel LeCoq LP Megan Hyson. Cardinals scored single runs in each of first four innings, capped by 4 runs in 5th. Trimble scored on Wolny single in 1st; Cards loaded bases in 2nd, Keller rbi walk (3 stranded), Kiyohara sac fly in 3rd; Arion bases-loaded single in 4th; Trimble jacked 3-run homer in 5th, Ruckenbrod sac fly ended scoring. Louisville 43-7. Georgetown 19-29.
Game two: Georgetown 4-2. WP Lauren O’Leary, LP Caralisa Connell. Both teams raced from the pole. The Hoyas scored top 1st on Garqicevich double, Lowe homer. Sac flys by Wolny and Arion tied the score. One out, top 2nd, Henry and Graziano singled, Giovanniello walked; bases loaded, Lowe walked, rbi; Graziano scored. 4-2. Georgetown did not make another serious threat. Louisville left bases loaded in the 2nd; two more in the 4th; two in the 6th; Keller doubled to open the 7th but was out trying to stretch to 3rd; Wolny singled, stranded. Cards 43-8. Georgetown 20-29.
#9 Michigan def #16T Nebraska 5-3
#11 Missouri upset by #19 Kentucky 8-2
WP Kelsey Nunley LP Nicole Hudson. KU 2nd: K Smith singled, Stokes tripled, rbi. Mizzou tried briefly with a run top 4th; Sykes 2-out rbi single; Tigers left bases loaded. O’Briend led the KU 4th with a solo shot. Stokes rbi single, 3-1. Kentucky widened the lead in the Two out, Steed on base, Cumbess walked, a wild pitch advanced both runners; O’Brien hbp to load the bases; Carroll doubled, 2 rbi; Sagemann singled, rbi; O’Brien scored, Caroll scored on an error. A run scored on Joiner’s groundout in he 6th. Marston drove in the final Missouri run with a 2-out single in the 7th. Missouri 28-9/12-7. Kentucky 36-15/11-9.
#14 Baylor def Kansas 6-1/DH Kansas 6-5
Game Two: WP Kelsey Kessler LP Courtney Repka. Close only at the end when Baylor scored 4 top 7th. Bottom 3rd: after a double play stifled a sortie, Hugo homered for the Jayhawks. After Baylor left bases loaded in the 4th, Kansas added 3 runs; Stein Salamore and Naudin hit consecutive singles, loading the bases; one out, Newman tripled 3 rbi. Repka relieved Stearns. The teams traded runs in the 5th, Brickey going yard for Kansas, up 5-1. Baylor’s 4-run burst in 7th: one run scored on an error before Hays unleashed a 3-run blast. The tie was broken immediately in the bottom on Hays leadoff homer. Baylor 36-13/7-6. Kansas 30-14/5-6.
#15 Stanford def Utah 12-0 (5)
WP Kelsey Stevens 2-hitter. LP Mariah Ramirez. The Cardinal scored 10 runs on 9 hits, 1 error, bottom 2nd. Rich, Roulund, Ashby hit consecutive singles, Plaza singled, 2 rbi. Schaberg singled, reloading the bases; Hassman reached on an error, Ashby scored. Winter tripled, 3 rbi. White walked, Bonstrom doubled, 2 rbi; one out, Roulund smacked a 2-run homer. Amu relieved Elliott. Stanford’s scoring splurge ended with Bonstrom’s 2-run homer bottom 3r. Stanford 31-16/8-9. Utah 23-26-1/6-14.
#18 Texas A&M def Ole Miss 8-4
WP Mel Dumezich LP Madi Osias. Each team scored twice in the 1st. The Aggies scored in the top on Lanphear’s 2-run shot, and scored a run in the 2nd on an error at short. The Aggies tied again on Stark’s homer in the 3rd. Tied at 3-all, the Aggies broke the tie with 4 runs in the 5th. Morgan drew an rbi walk in the Aggies 6th;Brown singled in a run for the Rebels but they left bases loaded. Tamu 36-13/7-12. Ole Miss is 23-30/3-20.
#20 Hawaii vs Long Beach State DH
#22 Florida State def Georgia Tech 4-1/DH Florida State 8-0
WP Lacey Waldrop LP Hope Rush. All runs scored in 8th. Seminoles Bullock 2-run single; Schinella 2-run single. Bottom: Coffey walked, one out, Downs singled, Rudnik sac fly. FSU 38-15/7-2. Georgia Tech 22-28/7-9.
OTHER GAMES (scores posted as received)
Arizona def by Oregon State 2-1 Beavers win on Cavestany single bottom 7th.
Army 3, Lafayette 1 (10)/Army 1-0
Auburn 10, Appalachian State 0/DH 7-0
Birmingham 3, Stony Brook 0/Binghamton 3-2
Boise State 5, Colorado State 2
Boston 9, Maine 5
Coastal Carolina 9, Liberty 5
Fordham 6, St Bonaventure 5
Hartford 2, UMBC 1/Hartford 6-0
Houston 6, Memphis 0
Illinois 10, Michigan State 2
Illinois State 1, Northern Iowa 0/Illinois State 4-1
Loyola Chicago 2, Green Bay 1/DH 5-4
Maryland 9, North Carolina 1/Maryland 7-4
Minnesota 7, Ohio State 2
Nevada 5, UNLV 4
NC State 12, Boston College 2
Northern Illinois 2, Ohio 0
Northwestern 4, Pudue 1
Notre Dame 6, DePaul 3/DH Notre Dame 5-2/first place Big East
Providence 4, Villanova 3
Rutgers 5, St John’s 1
St Joseph’s 5, Massachusetts 4
San Diego State 3, Fresno State 2
Syracuse 4, South Florida 1/So Florida 3-2
South Carolina 3, Mississippi State 0
South Dakota 8, Kansas City 7
Southern Illinois 4, Bradley 3
Southern Miss 1, East Carolina 0/So Miss 4-2
Tampa 5, Lynn 1
UAB 1, Marshall 0/DH 2-0
UIC 5, Youngstown State 1
UC Davis 1, UC Riverside 0 ??
UC Davis 1, CS Fullerton 0 (8)/UC Davis 3-2
UNCG 2, Georgia Southern 1
Georgia Southern 5, UNCG 2
TLS 11, UTEP 1
UT Arlington 1, Utah State 0
Valparaiso 4, Cleveland State 2
Wisconsin 5, Indiana 2
Auburn 7, Appalachian State 0