4-28-10 April 28 D1 College


TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball Poll 4-27-10)

NOTE: NCAA individual and team statistics 4-25-10 are published on www.spysoftball.org
: this game day report will be updated from 3pm to midnight
Note: NCAA RPI rankings are posted on www.spysoftball.org

  2. MICHIGAN loses to Ohio State 5-3, wins second game 4-3
  4. ALABAMA def Georgia Tech 13-1 (5)
  6. UCLA
  7. GEORGIA TECH def by Alabama 13-1
  10. OKLAHOMA def Oklahoma State 11-1 (5)
  11. OKLAHOMA STATE def by Oklahoma 11-1 (5)
  12. LSU*
  13. TEXAS*
  15. MISSOURI def Iowa State 12-6,  14-9
  16. CALIFORNIA def Santa Clara 8-0 (6)
  18. OREGON vs Portland State DH
  19. ILLINOIS def Indiana 9-0, 5-4
  20. HAWAII**
  21. TEXAS A&M** def Baylor 11-1 (6)
  23. U MASS
  24. OHIO STATE def Michigan 5-3, loses second game 4-3
  25. NOTRE DAME def Bowling Green 4-1, 10-5
  • LSU and Texas are tied for 12th
    ** Hawaii and Texas A&M are tied for 20th


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.

Atlantic 10

Saint Joseph’s 2, Temple 0
Saint Joseph’s 5, Temple 0

Atlantic Sun

#28 Lipscomb 20,  Belmont 1
WP Alaina Jacobson.  LP Julie Harmon
#28 Lipscomb 8,  Belmont 0 (6)
WP Whitney Kiihni, (28-2) 1-hitter, 7K.  LP Schmidt.  SV Ali Watson
Bisons racked 13 hits.  Scored top 1st on Keese homer.  Byers singled in bottom half, Belmont’s only hit.  Lipscomb scored twice in 4th; Mason 2-run HR.  Four runs crossed in 5th, one in 6th, Dortwegt on Keese single.  Lipscomb 41-10.  Belmont 10-41.

Big 10

#10 Illinois 9,  Indiana 0
WP Pepper Gay.  LP Sara Olson
#10 Illinois 5,  Indiana 4
WP Monica Perry. SV Pepper Gay.  LP Monica Wright
Only close at end when Hoosiers scored 2 in 6th and 2 in 7th.  Illini scored twice top 2nd, , rbi’s by Conrad and Lutes.  In 3rd, Linares scored on Gallien single.  Score went to 5-0, top 4th, when Conrad homered and Zymkowitz scored with two out on Hackett single.  Bottom 6th: after Illini stranded two in top, Glueckert doubled, one out, Olson homered.  Gogreve and Wagner singled, but pinch runner Diederich out at home.  Berenter singled, Langan hbp, bases loaded.  Slander grounded out, leaving 3 on base.  Bottom 7th: With one out, Ritchison and Glueckert singled, Olson singled driving in Ritchison; Guy relieved; Gogreve singled, loading the bases;  Wagner singled, rbi; Gay relieved Guy; Berenter struck out, Gillis flied out.  Illinois 34-5, 7-2.  Indiana is now 11-31, 3-9.

Purdue 10, Michigan State 2
Purdue 2, Michigan State 0
  Suzie Rzegocki 2-hitter

#22 Ohio State 5, #1 Michigan 3
WP Melanie Nichols.  LP Jordan Taylor (20-3) 13K
Pruner 3-run homer in 1st.  Schultz 2-run homer in 4th.    Bausher drove in 2 runs for Michigan in 7th.

#1 Michigan 4,  #22 Ohio State 3
WP Jordan Taylor  LP Megan Miller
Chidester 3-run homer for Wolverines. 

Big 12

#15 Missouri 12,  Iowa State 6
WP Kristin Nottelmann.  LP Tori Torrescano
#15 Missouri 14,  Iowa State 9
WP Kristin Nottelmann.  LP Rachel Zabriskie.  SV Jana Haney

#33 Texas A&M 11, Baylor 1 (6)
WP Melissa Dumezich 3H. LP Courtney Repka
Leal homered for Baylor top 2nd; Aggies answered with two in bottom, Morrow rbi single, Orsak rbi double.  TAMU racked 6 runs bottom 4th; Reynolds singled, Spittler walked, Dumezich sac, Morrow slugged 3-run HR.  Schwirtlich singled, scored on Shannon sac fly. May  jacked 2-run HR.  Vasquez relieved Repka.  Aggies reached run-rule on Spittler’s 3-run walkoff home run bottom 6th.

#11 Oklahoma 11, #12 Oklahoma State 1 (5)
WP Keilani Ricketts 3, 7K.  LP Anna Whiddon.
There was anticipation pre-game of a close game, given the pitching and hitting capabilities on the field of teams tied at 10-3 in Big 12.  Sooner game from the start; Anderson homered bottom 1st; Flores and Shults walked, advanced on wild pitch; Nix rbi single, Ricketts walked, Kat Espinosa relieved Whiddon; Shults scored on illegal  pitch.  3-0.  Bottom 3rd: Sooners added a trio of runs; with one out, Nix, Ricketts singled, Norris belted 3-run homer.  Flores opened OU 4th with a single, Shults homered.  After Vandever doubled, Marcum relieved Espinosa.  Nix walked, Ricketts walked, Norris rbi single, Dobbs drew rbi walk.  Odom relieved Marcum. A fifth run scored on Trott’s groundout. Cowgirls scored top 5th; Casaus scored on Geahart groundout.  Oklahoma 37-10, 11-3.  Oklahoma State 41-11, 10-4.

Big East

Villanova 8, South Florida 4
WP Molly Manning.  LP Lindsey Richardson
Nip-n-tuck.  Villanova took lead on 3 runs in 1st; Manning 2-run homer, Marquez rbi single.  Bulls scored two top 2nd; Grzybeck doubled, Fountain tripled, Kafalas rbi single.  USF took lead with two more in 3rd; Fountain 2-run homer.  Villanova tied in bottom half when Burlin scored on Marquez double.  Villanova broke the 4-4 tie with four runs, bottom 4th.  O’Hara reached on an error at 3rd; Maricle singled, and Brittany Bowles relieved Richardson.  O’Boyle’s sac moved the runners; Ortega reaced on an error at 1st, O’Hara scored; Manning ground out to short, Maricle scored; Burlin doubled, rbi; Marquez singled; O’Brien singled in the final run.  Villanova 18 hits, USF 10.  Villanova 19-27.  USF 21-25.

Villanova 6, South Florida 1
WP Caitlin Delahaba.  LP Capri Catalano

Georgetown 1, Rutgers 0
WP Mackensey Carter.  LP Nicole Lindley.
Only 5 hits in game.  McKinley Cooper drives in run bottom 6th.  Georgetown 17-26, 6-9.  Rutgers 17-29, 4-10.
Rutgers 7,  Georgetown 1
Rutgers led 2-0, then scored 5 runs top 6th; Hoyas added one in bottom half.

Seton Hall vs Connecticut 2:00 PM Storrs, Conn./rescheduled for Thursday
Seton Hall vs Connecticut 4:00 PM Storrs, Conn.


Wright State 10, Valparaiso 5

Dartmouth 4,  Brown 3
Brown 2, Dartmouth 1


Lehigh swept Bucknell 10-8, 4-2

Other Games

Notre Dame 4, Bowling Green 1
WP Jody Valdivia 2-hitter, 9K.  LP Bott
Fleury scored on Johnson single, bottom 3rd.  Maldonado and Pitzenberger scored in 5th.  After Bowling Green stranded two top 6th, Irish added a fourth run, Wright scoring on Fleury sac fly.  Bowling Green scored top 7th on Sontag’s one-out homer.

Notre Dame 10, Bowling Green 5
WP Jackie Bowe.  SV Jody Valdivia.  LP Lines
Johnson was 4-4, with double, triple and home run, 3 rbi.  Pitzenberger, Lux, and Jorgensborg 2 rbi each.  Irish remain perfect at home.

Wisconsin 6, North Dakota 2

UC Davis 3, Pacific 1

Coppin State vs Towson 2:00 PM Baltimore, Md,
Coppin State vs Towson 4:00 PM Baltimore, Md,

Winston-Salem State vs Gardner-Webb 2:00 PM Boiling Springs, N.C.
Winston-Salem State vs Gardner-Webb 4:00 PM Boiling Springs, N.C.

Providence vs Boston 2:30 PM Boston, Mass.
Providence vs Boston 4:30 PM Boston, Mass.

Central Connecticut vs Hartford 2:30 PM West Hartford, Conn.
Central Connecticut vs Hartford 4:30 PM West Hartford, Con

Sacred Heart 1, Stony Brook 0
Sacred Heart 5, Stony Brook 2

St. Bonaventure vs Binghamton 3:00 PM Vestal, N.Y.
St. Bonaventure vs Binghamton 5:00 PM Vestal, N.Y.

Albany vs Siena 3:00 PM Loudonville, N.Y.
Albany vs Siena 5:00 PM Loudonville, N.Y.

Delaware vs Penn 3:00 PM Philadelphia, Pa.
Delaware vs Penn 5:00 PM Philadelphia, Pa.

Radford 5,  #34 North Carolina 4 (8)
WP Chelsea Kelley.  LP Amber Johnson
Went to the wire.  Radford trailed 4-3 into top 7th when Moore was hbp with one out, Eye in to run.  Beall and Cunningham singled; bases loaded Williams singled in the tying run.  In the bottom, Spaulding and Wheeler singled, Butler running for Spaulding; Blake singled to left, but Butler was thrown out at home.  Top 8th: Beall ITB runner on 2nd, advanced on Himan sac bunt, scored on Keefe’s sac bunt.  North Carolina stranded three.

#34 North Carolina 3, Radford 1
WP Amber Johnson. 2-hitter, 13K.  LP Jackie Jenkins
Beall homered for Radford top 1st; Tar Heels tied in bottom Knauer scored on Roberts single.  After Radford stranded two, top 3rd, UNC broke tie, Knauer scored on Spaulding single.  Murad homered for final UNC run in 6th.  North Carolina 38-18.  Radford 32-14.

Niagara vs Youngstown State 3:00 PM Youngstown, Ohio
Niagara vs Youngstown State 5:00 PM Youngstown, Ohio

Toledo 4,  Cleveland State 0
Toledo vs Cleveland State 5:00 PM Cleveland, Oio

IPFW vs Eastern Michigan 3:00 PM Ypsilanti, Mich.
IPFW vs Eastern Michigan 5:00 PM Ypsilanti, Mich.

IUPUI vs Morehead State 3:00 PM Morehead, Ky.
IUPUI vs Morehead State 5:00 PM Morehead, Ky.

Bryant vs Holy Cross 4:00 PM Worcester, Mass.

St. John’s 4, Iona 3

North Dakota vs Wisconsin 3:00 PM Madison, Wis.

North Dakota vs Wisconsin 5:00 PM Madison, Wis.

Cornell vs Ithaca College 3:30 PM Ithaca, N.Y.

George Mason 9, George Washington 0

Houston Baptist vs McNeese State 3:00 PM Lake Charles, La.
Houston Baptist vs McNeese State 5:00 PM Lake Charles, La.

Saint Louis swept So. Illinois-Edwardsville 1-0, 5-4

Creighton vs South Dakota State 3:00 PM Brookings, S.D.

Maryland 8, Delaware State 0
Maryland 5, Delaware State 1

Western Carolina vs East Tennessee State 5:00 PM Johnson City, Tenn.
Western Carolina vs East Tennessee State 7:00 PM Johnson City, Tenn.

Northwestern 6, Illinois-Chicago 1

Long Island 8, #26 Hofstra 5
The Long Island University softball team extended its season-high win streak to 10 games with an 8-5 win over Hofstra on Wednesday on LIU Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. Seniors Brynn Lewis and Raylene Asman led the way offensively with a combined five runs batted in for Long Island who improved to 28-14 in the year. Senior Blaire Porter improved to 21-5 inside the circle and tied LIU’s career win mark with her 72nd victory.

Virginia Tech sweeps Liberty 11-4, 1-0

Evansville vs Tennessee-Martin 5:00 PM Martin, Tenn.
Evansville vs Tennessee-Martin 7:00 PM Martin, Tenn

Arkansas vs Missouri State 5:00 PM Springfield, Mo.

Wichita State 4,  Kansas 1
Kansas 9, Wichita State 2

#16 California 8, Santa Clara 0 (8)
WP Valerie Arioto
Behind a two home run plate performance and three innings of work in the circle from junior
Valerie Arioto, the No. 16/13 California softball team routed Santa Clara, 8-0, on Wednesday afternoon in a six-inning affair at Levine-Fricke Field. The Golden Bears (35-13 overall) also got a homer from freshman catcher Lindsey Ziegenhirt and three innings from freshman Jolene Henderson to power past the Broncos (9-26) on a rain-soaked afternoon. Cal built a 4-0 lead in the first and extended it to 7-0 with two runs in the second and one in the fourth before a rain delay. Arioto homered in the first and the sixth to help lead her Bears to victory, the 73-0 all-time against SCU.

Auburn 8,  Middle Tennessee 0

Tennessee Tech vs Western Kentucky 6:00 PM Bowling Green, Ky.

#4 Alabama 13, #7 Georgia Tech 1
WP Kelsi Dunne 1-hitter, 8K.  LP Hope Rush
Four different Tide players collected multi-hit games and three drove in two or more runs as Alabama pounded out 12 hits to down the Yellow Jackets. Alabama pitcher
Kelsi Dunne fanned eight and allowed one run on two hits to improve to 21-4 on the year. Charlotte Morgan tallied two hits and two RBI while Amanda Locke collected two hits, including a three-run homer to pace the Tide at the plate. Kendall Dawson drove in three while Kayla Braud and Keima Davis recorded two hits apiece to add to the Alabama attack. With the win Alabama extends its longest winning streak on the season and finished off the month of April with a perfect 16-0 record. The matchup between the two programs pitted the No. 1 (Alabama) and No. 5 (Georgia Tech) teams in the RPI rankings.  With the win the Crimson Tide has now won 16 straight and ends the month of April without a loss. Alabama improves to 40-9 on the season while Georgia Tech moves to 43-9 overall.  Priebe’s double accounted for the Tech run.

Southern Mississippi 13,  Southeastern Louisiana

Northern Iowa 8,  Iowa 7 (8)
Big innings: UNI scored 7 runs top 5th, Iowa notched 5 bottom 6th, 1 in 7th to tie; UNI scored top 8th.

Nebraska 11, Creighton 7

Samford vs Jacksonville State 6:30 PM Jacksonville, Ala.


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