SUNDAY APRIL 7 D1 SOFTBALL
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ESPN USA SOFTBALL POLL APRIL 2 2013
- Arizona State
10. Texas A&M
24. South Alabama
25. North Carolina
TOP 25 GAMES: Numerous Upsets
#1 Oklahoma def #17 Baylor 8-0 (6)
WP Keilani Ricketts 4H,5K. LP Whitney Canion. Ricketts set a new OU record with 116 wins, one more than Jennifer Stewart who won the 2000 World Series. Two out, bottom 1st, Pendley homered. After Heather Stearns relieved, bottom 3rd, Sooners loaded the bases with 2 out, Williams drew an rbi walk. Casey singled in a run with 2 out in the 4th. Smith and Hosack singled in the Baylor 6th; stranded. Turang led the OU 6th with a single, on a 3-2 count, Chamberlain jacked a home run. Canion returned, walked Pendley and hit Shults;Repka relieved, Ricketts was given a pass; Parsons slashed a 2-run single. Canion was charged with 3 runs, five charged to Heather Stearns who relieved after two. Courtney Repka gave up the final hit which brought in the 2 runs needed for run-rule. OU 34-2. Baylor 29-10.
#2 Arizona State upset by #14 Stanford 4-3
WP Teagan Gerhart. LP Dallas Escobedo. Sun Devils led top 1st; Wigness led with a single; Coyle homered. The Cardinal loaded bases in the bottom; Hassman hbp, White and Bonstrom singled; one out, Rich sac fly; Ashby rbi single to tie. Bottom 3rd, two out, Roulund tripled, scored on wild pitch. Schaberg walked with one out in Cardinal 4th; Winter singled, Hassman walked, reloading bases; White singled, rbi, Stanford again left bases loaded, 4-2. ASU narrowed the lead on Caopruscio’s rbidouble top 5th, but the Sun Devils left bases loaded. Stanford 27-12/5-7. Arizona State 36-4/7-2.
#3 Florida upset by Mississippi State 6-5
WP Stephanie Becker. LP Hannah Rogers. S Alison Owen. A 5-run 2nd propelled the Bulldogs to their first win over Florida after 17 losses — and a rare win over a Top Three team. MSU racked 11 hits, the most allowed by the Gators, and scored 5 runs on 7 hits top 2nd. Bell led the charge with a homer. The barrage included a triple by Shape and double by Foulks. The loss dropped the Gators to 48-4/12-3. Bulldogs are 24-14/3-9.
#4 California upset by #9 Oregon 9-3
WP Jessica Moore LP Jolene Henderson. The Ducks racked Henderson for 15 hits including 4 home runs: Cuico, Peterson, Lindvall and Moore, who collectively accounted for six rbi’s. Ceo also had 2 rbi. The three Cal runs were on Danielle Henderson’s homer in the 4th. Oregon is 33-7. Call is 30-6.
#5 Tennessee def Georgia 6-1
WP Ellen Renfroe LP Chelsea Wilkinson. The Vols scored top 2nd on Chavanne’s 3-run homer, adding 2 in 4th and one in the 6th. Georgia scored bottom 3rd on Swafford’s solo. Tennessee 34-6. Georgia 27-13.
#6 Missouri def by #7 Alabama 14-6 (6)
WP Jackie Traina LP Chelsea Moore. Bama won the rubber game in emphatic fashion, racking 11 hits and tsaking advantage of 3 Missouri errors. The Tide scored 4 in bottom 1st, including Fichtner’s 3-run shot. The Tigers, who had scoreed in the 1st on Hudson’s rbi single. scored another run in the 2nd but left bases loaded. In the bottom, Bama scored 4 more on Hunt’s 2-run single, Fitchner’s rbi single, and an error. Two Bama runs scored in the 3rd on an error. Down 10-2, the Tigers rallied for 4 top 4th; Genovese singled, scored on Marston double, Hudson walked, Randazzo rbi walk, Roth drove in two. Bama added a run in the 5th and 3 in the 6th, but left three. Bama is 35-6/10-5. Missouri is 23-4/8-3 in its first year in the SEC.
#8 Texas def Western Kentucky 3-1
#10 Texas A&M def Colorado State 10-2 (5)
#11 Louisville def St John’s 8-0 (5)
WP Rachel LeCoq 2-hitter. LP Ashley Beza. Second straight shutout for LeCoq. Cardinals scored 5 runs in 2nd, inc 3-run homer by Arion. Free relieved Beza. Top 4th: Willett singled, Keller doubled, Trimble singled rbi; Wolny sac fly; Ruckenbrod rbi groundout. Louisville is 32-6/5-1 Big East. St John’s 9-28-1/3-8.
#12 Michigan def Ohio State 17-5
WP Haylie Wagner. LP Alex DiDomenico. Unusual: UM’s 13 hits and 17 runs did not include any homers. Romero 3 rbi; Blanchard 3 rbi; Lane 2 rbi;Susalla, Knapp, Driesenga and Sweet each had an rbi.
#13 LSU def Arkansas 5-4
WP Rachele Fico. LSU erased a four-run deficit and registered a 5-4 comeback victory over Arkansas to claim the rubber game of a three-game series. LSU (33-8, 9-3 SEC) has won all four of its SEC series on the season. With the victory, the Tigers maintained sole possession of first place in the SEC Western Division standings and have won 13 of its last 14 meetings over Arkansas (26-15, 4-8 SEC) going back to the 2009 season. A.J. Andrews led the way with a 3-for-4 performance. She scored two runs which included the game-winner on a wild pitch and drove home the equalizer with a RBI triple during the sixth inning. Bianka Bell, Jacee Blades and Allison Falcon also secured RBIs for the Tigers. Rachele Fico went the distance to earn her 20th win of the season. She worked around a four-run second inning and six walks. The senior right-hander tallied six strikeouts and joined former All-American Britni Sneed along with Ashley Lewis as the only three pitchers in program history to notch a trio of 20-win seasons.
#15 UCLA upset by Utah 8-3
WP Kayce Nieto LP Paige McDuffie. After each team scored a run in the 1st, the Utes piled on McDuffie and the Bruins for 4 runs in the 2nd. Mendenhall singled, Ramirez doubled, Pacheco tripled in 2 runs. Hall relieved McDuffie. Elliot walked; one out, Sweet tripled in 2 runs. Hall homered top 4th. Utah scored twice in the 5th, on Pacheco’s 2-run double. Carda doubled and scored top 6th; Utah answered with an rbi single by Sweet, the last of their 14 hits. UCLA is 26-13/3-9. Utah 16-20-1/3-9.
#15 Washington def Oregon State 4-3.
WP Kaitlin Inglesby. LP Tina Andreana. What a spot: bottom 7th, score tied 3-3, 2 out, 2 on, a 2-2 count, who else but Hooch Fagaly to hit a game winning single. (a frontiersman could whittle a canoe in the time it has taken to play this game)
#18 Tulsa upset by East Carolina 6-4
#19 Nebraska def Iowa 3-2
#20 Kentucky def South Carolina 4-3
#22 Arizona def UC Santa Barbara 9-0 (5)
#23 Wisconsin upset by Minnesota 2-1/DH Minnesota 8-0 (5)
Confusing: one service had Minnesota winning 8-0, another had Minnesota 2-1, and a third reported Minnesota 10-0. The 2-1 game was Saturday; the other scores are from a Sunday double-header. Spy reports on the 8-0 game.
WP Sara Moulton LP Cassandra Darrah. Minnesota scored 3 bottom 1st inc Meyer’s 2-run triple. Minnesota scored 5 runs in Edstrom 2-run single, Smyth rbi double, Davis 3-run single.
#24 South Alabama def Middle Tennessee 8-0 (5)
#25 North Carolina def Virginia 2-1
OTHER GAMES (posted as scores are received)
DePaul 16, Syracuse 2
Florida Atlantic 5, Troy 3
Florida International 11, Louisiana Monroe 2
Florida State 7, Boston College 3
Fordham 12, Rhode Island 2/DH 6-2
Fresno State 6, UNLV 4
George Washington 5, St Louis 2/DH GW 3-1
Georgia Southern 7, Chattanooga 1
Georgia Tech 10, Virginia Tech 2
Illinois State 9, Missouri State 1
Iowa State 9, Oklahoma State 7
Kansas 4, Texas Tech 0
Liberty 15, Charleston Southern 1
Louisiana Lafayette 5, North Texas 0
Loyola 6, Valparaiso 1
Loyola Marymount 2, St Mary’s 1/DH LMU 5-0
Marshall 5, Houston 4
Massachusetts 5, LaSalle 0
Michigan State 1, Purdue 0
Memphis 6, So Miss 5
NC State 7, Maryland 1
Northwestern &, Illinois 1
Notre Dame 9, Villanova 3
Ole Miss 11, Auburn 9
Providence 3, UConn 2 (12)
Radford 4, Coastal Carolina 2
South Florida 5, Pittsburgh 0
UCF 4, UTEP 2
Wichita State 6, So Illinois 2
Wisconsin 10, Minnesota 0 (5)