MAY 12 2010 D1 COLLEGE
TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball Poll 5-11-10)
NOTE: NCAA individual and team statistics thru May 9 are published on www.spysoftball.org
Note: this game day report will be updated from 3pm to midnight
Note: NCAA RPI rankings are posted on www.spysoftball.org
- GEORGIA TECH
- ARIZONA STATE
- OKLAHOMA STATE
- ILLINOIS def Purdue 5-0, 8-0
- TEXAS A&M
- OHIO STATE
- U MASS
- FLORIDA STATE
- NOTRE DAME
CONFERENCE AND OTHER GAMES
SPY adapts the basic schedule compiled by Ultimate 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 Championship–Amherst, Mass. Tournament Central Good Chance of Showers, 51
Game 1 #5 St Joseph’s 5, #4 Saint Louis 2 (11)
WP Erin Gallagher. LP Kelcie Matesa
SJU carried a 2-0 lead from top 1st into bottom 7th when the Billikens tied. SJU scored 3 top 11th; the Billikens left the bases loaded in the bottom. SJU scored in the 1st on Aguilar’s 2-run single. Gallagher had limited Saint Louis to 2 hits in 6 at-bats; in the 7th, Faletto reached on an error, Bohning walked, Jones in to run, the runners advanced on a ground out; with two out, both scored on Trevillyan’s single up the middle. St Joseph’s stranded two top 9th; Saint Louis had a runner in the 10th (hbp). SJU 11th: Darreff reached on an error at 3rd; Aguilar walked, the runners advanced on Christman’s sac bunt; Stinner singled, two runs scored, helped by an error in right. D’Ambrosio sac bunt; Loguidice singled in a third run. In the bottom, Nicoletti singled with one out, Holland singled with two out, Bohning walked to load the bases, Jost looked at a third strike. St Joseph’s outhit Saint Louis 10-4, the Billikens committed three errors.
Game 2 #3 Charlotte 8, #6 Rhode Island 0 (5)
WP Emily Jeffery 2-hitter, 9K. LP Alison Hartzell
Charlotte, which outhit URI 10-2, scored twice bottom 1st on Smith’s 2-run single. After Jeffery struck out the side top 3rd, Charlotte scored again, Gwaltney doubled, advanced on a wild pitch, scored with two out on Blanton single. They upped the score to 5-0 in the 4th on Smith’s 2-run homer. The mercy rule was in sight in the 5th; Jayshree Narendran in the circle. Vela walked, Blanton singled, both advanced on a wild pitch, Holloman singled, rbi, Williams walked, McCall singled in two runs.
Game 3 St Louis vs Rhode Island rained out, moved to Thursday
Colonial Championship–Hempstead, N.Y. Good Chance of Showers, 51
Game 1 #1 #30 Hofstra 7, #4 Towson 3
WP Erin Wade LP Katie Lingman
Trailing 1-0 in top 7th, Towson tied then moved ahead 3-1. In bottom, Hofstra scored twice to tie, then Hirschbuhl jacked a walkoff grand slam. Hofstra improved to 41-10, scored bottom 2nd when Hirschbuhl scored on Bigler’s double. Bean opened the Towson 7th with a triple, then scored on Stevenson’s blooper to tie the game. Wade relieved starter Olivia Galati (9K). Stasch tripled, scoring Wittner, Miller singled in Stasch. The Pride comeback began with a one-out double by Root, a Senatore single, DePasquale rbi single, Michalowski rbi single, Ziemba walked, setting the stage for Hirschbuhl’s first career grand slam.
Game 2 #3 James Madison 3, #2 Georgia State 0
WP Olivia McPherson 4H. LP McCall Langford
Manning was 3-3, 1 rbi in the 2nd, 2 rbi single in the 4th. JMU will play Hofstra on Thursday.
Mid-American Tournament–Akron, Ohio Tournament Central Slight Chance of Showers, 60
Game 1 #5 Central Michigan 9, #4 Ohio 5
WP Kari Seddon. LP Candace Saucedo
Darwin grand slam top 5th; CMU scored 4 runs each in 5th and 6th. Kemezis and Wethington went yard for Ohio.
Game 2 #1 Kent State 8, #8 Bowling Green 0
WP Kylie Reynolds 3H, 8K. LP Zada Lines
Hair hit solo homer for Kent State
Game 3 #2 Ball State 7, #7 Buffalo 0
WP Elizabeth Milian 10K No Hitter LP Terese Diaz
Carpenter (2-4) had 4 rbi; Rozanski, Wilczynski, Montalto had one rbi each.
Game 4 #6 Northern Illinois 6, #3 Miami 5
WP Morgan Bittner. S Monica Segura. LP Jessica Simpson
Miami’s Adriana Sanchez accounted for all her team’s runs with grand slam and solo HR
Sun Belt Tournament—Mobile, Ala. Tournament Central Sunny, 84
Game 1 #6 Troy 8, #3 North Texas 0
WP Ashlyn Williams. 14 K No Hitter. LP Ashley Leil
Hayden Genn was 2-2, home run, 3 rbi. Rocky Paige was 2-2, home run, 2 rbi.
Game 2 #7 Louisiana-Monroe 1, #2 Florida International 0 ULM scores top 7th
WP Kandace Causey. 1-hitter. LP Kasey Barrett
Brianna Love jacked a home run, top 7th.
Game 4 #1 Louisiana-Lafayette 3, #8 Middle Tennessee 1
WP Brittany Cuevas 4H. LP Lindsey Vander Lugt
Gaspard scored the Ragin Cajuns first run in the 1st on a single by Orgeron. Bowers homered for Cajuns in the 3rd. Couch homered for MT in the 5th. ULL got insurance on a Bridges rbi in the bottom. Middle Tennessee had runners at 2nd and 3rd, one out, in the 7th, but Cuevas put out the fire.
Game 3 #4 Florida Atlantic 1, #5 South Alabama 0
WP Taylor Fawbush 1-hitter. LP Beth Pilgrim 3H, 8K
FAU scored on Jessica Myers solo homer bottom 6th.
WAC Tournament—Las Cruces, N.M. Sunny & Windy, 78
Game 1 #5 San Jose State 6, #4 Louisiana Tech 5 SJSU scores 3, top 7th
WP A Pridemore. 9K. LP Meghan Krieg 9K
SJSU scored 3 runs top 2nd, two on Garcia rbi single, the third on an error. Tech responded with 3 runs, bottom 3rd, on rbi double by Kirby and 2-run homer by Knowles. Tech took a 5-3 lead in the 4th on home runs by Offut and Bassett. Top 7th: the first two batters struck out by Krieg, the first-team All-Wac pitcher, but Aiello homered. McConnell singled, pinch runner Collins; Ursula Lopez’ grounder was misplayed; the runners advanced on a passed ball; Breanna Lopez hit a 2-run single. Watts singled in the bottom half but was stranded. (Gametracker went south on the details.)
Game 2 #3 Boise State 9, #6 New Mexico State 8
WP Lela Work LP Torrey Schroeder
The Broncos played the long ball, with home runs by Sweeney (3 rbi), Cox (2 rbi), Capobianco, and Weatherly.New Mexico State led 8-4 after three innings; Boise State scored 1 run in the 5th, thentook the lead with a 4-run sixth inning. Caplan led the 6th with a double; Hanna doubled, rbi; Cox slugged a 2-run homer; with the bases loaded, Weatherly was hbp, forcing in what proved to be the winning run.
Minnesota 10, Wisconsin 9 (10) combined for 11 runs in 10th
WP Alissa Koch. LP Meghan McIntosh
Wisconsin broke a 4-4 tie with 5 runs, top 10th; the Gophers came back with 6 runs in the bottom. Badgers 10th: Olivarez singled; with one out, Grimm singled; Hanewich singled, rbi; Kreuger rbi single; two more runs and Wisconsin led 9-4. But, Rehbergter singled, Skrove hbp, Barnes jacked a 3-run homer; Davis singled, Dorie homered, game tied. McIntosh relieved starter Olivarez. Murphy singled, pinch-runner Howard advanced on sac bunt by Walsh and reached 3rd on catcher error; Erickson singled home the game winner. Minnesota 16-35. Wisconsin 19-30.
Wisconsin vs Minnesota 6:00 PM Minneapolis, Minn./cancelled/lightning
#10 Illinois 5, Purdue 0
WP Monica Perry LP Suzie Rzegocki
Teams were close in the hitting columns, six for Illinois, four for Purdue. Illini broke scoreless tie in bottom 3rd; Vaji singled, scored with two out on Hackett double. After Purdue stranded two, top 4th, Illini sealed the deal. With two out, Guy singled, Conrad reached on an error at short, Vaji walked loading the bases, Zymkowitz hit a 2-run single, Howell also hit a 2-run single. Illinois, 3rd in Big Ten, 40-6, 13-2. Purdue 27-28, 8-9.
#10 Illinois 8, Purdue 0 (5)
WP Pepper Gay. LP Suzie Rzegocki
Game Two was like Game One, as far as the Boilermakers were concerned; again they were held to four hits, no runs. Illinois scored 6 runs bottom 2nd. With one out, Gallien and Guy singled, Conrad belted a 3-run homer. After Vaji singled, Petruzzi went into the Purdue circle. Got a K but Howell singled, Hackett slugged the second 3-run homer of the inning. The Illini reached the run-rule mark in the 4th; Howell singled, Hackett walked; with one out, Bradarich singled, loading the bases; Gallien and Guy drew consecutive rbi walks.
BYU 11, Utah Valley 0 (5)
WP Paige Affleck. LP Jessica Martin
BYU scored in bunches: 4 in the 1st, 7 in the 3rd. DavisAtagi had a 2-run single in the 1st, Quiocho an rbi single. Ramierez opened the BYU 3rd with a solo shot. Willard rbi double, Hicks rbi single, Dugas rbi single, Quiocho 3-run homer, 7 runs on 6 hits. BYU 42-11. UVU 27-27.