TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball Poll 5-11-10)
NOTE: NCAA individual and team statistics 5-9-10 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
- WASHINGTON def Arizona State 5-4
- MICHIGAN def Iowa 8-2
- ALABAMA edges Tennessee 4-3
- ARIZONA def UCLA 5-3
- FLORIDA upset by LSU 9-1
- UCLA lost to Arizona 5-3
- GEORGIA TECH run-ruled Boston College 8-0 (5)
- ARIZONA STATE lost to Washington 5-4
- LSU upsets Florida 9-1
- CALIFORNIA def Oregon State 6-0
- TENNESSEE edged by Alabama 4-3
- OKLAHOMA STATE
- STANFORD def Oregon 5-1
- TEXAS A&M
- OREGON lost to Stanford 5-1
- HAWAII def Fresno State 16-1
- OHIO STATE def Northwestern 9-6
- U MASS upset by Fordham 7-5, def Charlotte 9-4
- FLORIDA STATE def Maryland 3-0
- NOTRE DAME lost to Louisville 5-2
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.
MAY 14 2010 D1 Conference Games
ACC Championship–Blacksburg, Va. Slight Chance of Thunderstorms, 83
Game 1 #3 #24 Florida State 3, #6 Maryland 0 Maryland eliminated
WP Sarah Hamilton 9K. LP Kerry Hickey
The Terps got to Hamilton for 7 hits to no avail. After Maryland stranded two, top 3rd, the Seminoles scored, Wynn walked, Brown singled, both advanced on a wild pitch, Wynn scored on a catcher throwing error. Kendra Knight relievedk to start the 4th. Maclaughlin and Galindo singled, top 6th, with two out, and were left. In the bottom, Wynn walked, Brown singled, Jackson hit back to Knight, Wynn out at home, Stager doubled in the last two Seminole runs. Maryland, which committed 3 errors, ended its season 33-22.
Game 2 #7 Virginia Tech 1, #2 Virginia 0 (8) Virginia eliminated
WP Kenzie Roark. LP Melanie Mitchell
Both teams missed scoring opportunities. In top 8th, Davis reached on an error, Miller in to run. Liddle was given a pass for the second time. With one out, Ward stroked a single up the middle, and Miller beat Cippoloni’s throw from center. Roark put the Cavaliers down in order bottom 8th.
Game 3 #1 #7 Georgia Tech 8, #8 Boston College 0 (5) Boston College eliminated
WP Kristen Adkins 3-hitter. LP Nicole D’Argento
The Yellow Jackets outhit BC 11-3. Bottom 2nd: Priebe singled, Rush reached on error, Dike fouled out but Priebe scored, two runners advanced on an illegal pitch; Adkins crushed a 3-run homer. 4-0. In the 4th, Bear walked, Adkins doubled, with one out, Yee was issued one of her interminable walks, Bear scored on Kuzma’s groundout. After BC left two on in the top, Tech closed out the run-rule with three scores. Priebe singled, Rush homered. Dike doubled, Bear singled, Adkins hit into a force at 3rd, Jones singled, filling the bases, Yee drew an rbi walk.
Game 4 #4 North Carolina 7, #5 North Carolina State 1 NC State eliminated
The Tar Heels outhit the Wolfpack 12-1 but the scoring didn’t start until bottom 4th when UNC tallied four runs. With one out, Wheeler homered. Mako singled; with two outs, Roberts walked, stole 2nd; McKinney slugged 3-run homer. The Tar Heels added three in the 5th. Robinson led with a solo shot; Wheeler singled, Manko reached on a fielder’s choice; inch runner Mahon was caught stealing, Knauer and Roberts singled, loading the bases; Spaulding hit a 2 run single. NC State scored top 7th on Allbritten’s two-out home run.
America East Championships–Boston, Mass. Tournament Central Chance of Showers, 60
Game 3 W1 #1 Boston 5, W2 #2 Maine 1
WP Cassidi Hardy LP Cayliegh Montano
Erica Casacci jacked a 3-run homer for the Terriers. Alexis Souhlaris went solo for Maine.
Game 4 L2 #3 Stony Brook 1, L1 #4 Albany 0 Albany eliminated
WP Alyssa Struzenberg 5H, 9K. LP Leah McIntosh.
Game 5 #3 Stony Brook 1, #2 Maine 0 Maine Eliminated
WP Alyssa Struzenberg 3-hitter. LP Cayleigh Montano
Atlantic 10 Championship–Amherst, Mass. Tournament Central Chance of Showers, 71
Game 7 W5 #2 Fordham 7, W4 #1 #17 Massachusetts 5
WP Jen Mineau 13K. LP Sara Plourde 8K
The pitching matchup was what everyone expected, and these two very good pitchers notched 21Ks. But, all of the Rams runs were via the long ball. Jamie LaBovick racked two dingers — a 2-run, then a 3-run — Samantha Pellechio knocked a 2-run. LaBovick’s 3-run shot top 7th broke a 4-4 tie. U Mass, which led the A-10 all season, had earlier homers from Kylie Magill and a 2-run shot from Sarah Reeves, got a one-out blast from Jessica Serio bottom 7th but the last two batters popped up. Fordham advances to the championship game. U Mass will play the winner of Charlotte/St Joseph’s.
Game 8 L5 #3 Charlotte 5, W6 #5 Saint Joseph’s 2 St Joseph’s eliminated
WP Emily Jeffery 8K. LP Bailey Sanders.
Game 9 L7 Massachusetts 9, Charlotte 4 Charlotte eliminated
WP Sara Plourde. LP Emily Jeffery. SV Bailey Sanders
Six of nine U Mass runs scored on home runs. Serio 3-run shot, Reeves 2-run, Normandin solo. UNCC’s McCall had 2-run homer.
Atlantic Sun Championships–DeLand, Fla. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 89
Game 7 L5 #1 #26 Lipscomb 8, L6 #3 Kennesaw State 0 Kennesaw State eliminated
WP Whitney Kiihni 11K. LP Abbey Meixel
Kiihni (30-3) has been one of the two dominant pitchers in A-Sun (the other is Morgan Childers of Upstate). While Kiihni was shutting down Kennesaw, her mates were going yard. Kellie Sirus belted a 3-run homer; Christen Campbell, Mollie Mitchell and Abby Keese hit solo shots. Lipscomb will play Stetson at 6pm, after USC Upstate meets Jacksonville.
Game 8 W5 #4 USC-Upstate 7, W4 #5 Jacksonville 4 Jacksonville eliminated
WP Morgan Childers 8K. LP Ashley Iveson.
Four of seven Upstate runs scored on homers: Quevedo and Ohlrich hit 2-run homers. Simon had grand slam for Jacksonville.
Game 9 W7 Lipscomb 6, W6 #2 Stetson 1
Big 12 Championship—Oklahoma City, Okla. Tournament Central Good Chance of Scattered Thunderstorms, 67
Revised tournament schedule for Saturday (Friday’s games postponed; weather)
Game 1, 1100am. #10 Kansas vs #7 Texas Tech
Game 2, 1100am. #9 Iowa State vs #8 Baylor
Game 3, 130pm. Game 3 winner vs #2 Oklahoma
Game 5, 130pm Game 2 winner vs Texas
Game 4, 500pm #6 Nebraska vs #3 Texas A&M
Game 6, 500pm #5 Missouri vs #4 Oklahoma State
730pm Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4
730pm Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6
Big East Championship–Louisville, Ky. Tournament Central Chance of Morning Thunderstorms, 73
Game 5 W1 #5 Syracuse 3, W2 #1 #27 DePaul 2 DePaul eliminated
WP Stacy Kuwik 4H. LP Becca Heteniak
A surprising day in Big East with both top seeds losing. Observers expecting to see DePaul vs Notre Dame in the championship will see Syracuse and Louisville. Saturday will be the first Syracuse Big East softball title game in school history. Blue Demons scored in 1st; Alex Morocco scored on an illegal pitch. Heteniak boosted the lead with a solo homer in the 3rd. Veronica Grant put Syracuse on the board in the bottom with an rbi double. Syracuse 6th: Daniels singled, scored the tying run on Gibbs double. Kohl singled, scoring pinch runner Thompson, and give Syracuse the 3-2 lead. Kuwik, a freshman, put down the heart of the Blue Demon lineup in the 7th.
Game 6 #3 Louisville 5, #2 Notre Dame 2 Notre Dame eliminated
WP Tori Collin. SV Kristen Wadwell LP Jody Valdivia
Notre Dame (45-10) led the Big East until the last weeks of the season, but there was an omen: each time Notre Dame has lost in the Big East tournament (2007, 2008, 2010) it has been defeated by Louisville. The luck of the Irish began to fade with the first pitch to Melissa Roth which she jacked over the fence. The Cardinals would score 3 unearned runs to take a 4-0 lead. Amy Buntin scored for the Irish in the 3rd on Kasey O’Connors hit. Heather Johnson and Christine Lux singled in the 4th; pinch-runner Kelsey Thornton scored when Dani Miller reached on a fielder’s choice, 4-2. Wadwell came on in the 5th. Kristin Austin singled in the final Cardinal run.
Big South Tournament–Conway, S.C. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 90
Game 6 L1 #5 Charleston Southern 5, L2 #7 Presbyterian 3 Presbyterian eliminated
Game 7 L3 #6 Coastal Carolina 6, L4 #4 Gardner-Webb 4 Gardner-Webb eliminated
Game 8 W4 #1 Radford 8, W5 #3 Winthrop 3
WP Chelsea Kelley 7K. LP Megan Evans
Radford scored 3 in 1st, 2 in 2nd, led 5-0 before Winthrop scored. Shifflett was 3-4, 3 rbi, home run.
Game 9 W7 Coastal Carolina 9, Charleston Southern 4 Charleston Southern eliminated
Game 10 L5 #2 Liberty vs W9 7:00 PM
Colonial Championship–Hempstead, N.Y. Chance of Showers, 75
Game 6 W3 #1 #30 Hofstra 3 W5 #2 Georgia State 0 Hofstra earns NCAA automatic bid
WP Olivia Galati 10K No Hitter LP McCall Langford
Conference USA Championship–Houston, Texas Tournament Central Slight Chance of Isolated Thunderstorms, 86
Game 5 W2 #3 Central Florida 3, W1 #7 Memphis 1 Memphis eliminated
Game 6 W3 #1 East Carolina 4, W4 #5 Houston 0 Houston eliminated
Horizon Championships–Cleveland, Ohio Tournament Central Slight Chance of Isolated Thunderstorms, 69
Game 5 L1 #4 Valparaiso 4, L2 #3 Illinois-Chicago 3 UIC eliminated
Game 6 L3 #5 Green Bay 3, L4 #6 Butler 2 Butler eliminated
Game 7 W3 #1 Cleveland State 3, W4 #2 Wright State 2
Game 8 W5 Valparaiso 6, W6 Green Bay 0 Geen Bay eliminated
Mid-American Tournament–Akron, Ohio Tournament Central Slight Chance of Showers, 66
Game 9 L7 #6 Northern Illinois 1, W5 #4 Ohio 0 Ohio eliminated
Game 10 W8 #3 Miami 5, L6 #5 Central Michigan 4 (9) Central Michigan eliminated
Game 11 W7 #2 Ball State 6, #1 Kent State 0
WP Elizabeth Milian 3H, 11K. LP Kylie Reynolds
Game 12 W9 Northern Illinois 5, W10 Miami 4 Miami eliminated
Metro Atlantic Championships—Buffalo, N.Y. Tournament Central Good Chance of Morning Thundershowers, 67
Game 3 W1 #2 Iona 6, W2 #1 Canisius 2
Game 4 L1 #3 Niagara 2, L2 #4 Manhattan 1 Manhattan eliminated
Game 5 L3 Canisius 4, W4 Niagara 0 Niagara eliminated
MEAC Championships–Ormond Beach, Fla. Mostly Sunny, 87
Game 9 L7 S3 Florida A&M 4, W6 N2 Delaware State 1 Delaware State eliminated
Game 10 W5 N1 Howard 10, South Carolina State 6 South Carolina State eliminated
Game 11 W7 S1 Bethune-Cookman 3, W8 S2 North Carolina A&T 0
Game 12 W9 Florida A&M 6, W10 Howard 0 Howard eliminated
Game 13 L11 North Carolina A&T 2, W12 Florida A&M 1 Florida A&M eliminated
Missouri Valley Tournament–Des Moines, Iowa Tournament Page Sunny, 71
Game 5 Southern Illinois 2, Missouri State 0
Game 6 Creigton 2, #2 Illinois State 1
Game 7 Missouri State 6, Illinois State 1 Illinois State eliminated
Game 8 #3 Creighton 2, #1 Southern Illinois 1 Southern Illinois eliminated
WP Tara Oltman. LP Danielle Glosson. Creighton’s runs on Amy Baker 2-run home run
NEC Tournament–Hackensack, N.J. Tournament Page Chance of Thundershowers, 81
Game 1 #1 Long Island 9 #4 Robert Morris 0
WP Blaire Porter 2-hitter. LP Alexa Bryson. LIU homers: Lewis 3-run shot, Mejia solo
Game 2 #2 Monmouth 6, #3 Quinnipiac 0
Game 3 Robert Morris 3, Quinnipiac 0 Quinnipiac eliminated
Game 4 Long Island 7, Monmouth 2
WP Blaire Porter 7K. LP Melissa Mehrer. LIU Lewis another 3-run homer.
Ohio Valley Tournament–Martin, Tenn. Chance of Thunderstorms, 76
Game 5 Tennessee Tech 6, Murray State 3 Murray State eliminated
Game 6 Eastern Illinois 9, Morehead State 4 Morehead State eliminated
Game 7 #2 Jacksonville State 5, #1 Tennessee Martin 4
Game 8 Tennessee Tech 3, Eastern Illinois 2 (9) Eastern Illinois eliminated
Pacific Coast Championships–Moraga, Calif. Mostly Sunny, 71
Best 2-of-3 Series
Portland State 1, Saint Mary’s 0
Patriot Tournament–West Point, N.Y. Tournament Central Good Chance of Rain & Thunder, 79
Game 3 #4 Colgate 5, #3 Bucknell 4 (8)
Game 4 L2 #1 Army 4, L1 #2 Lehigh 1 Lehigh eliminated
Game 5 #3 Bucknell 2, #1 Army 1 Army eliminated
WP Alex MacLean 1-hitter. LP Beverly Nordin
SEC Tournament–Fayetteville, Ark. Tournament Central Chance of Thundershowers, 72
Game 5 W1 #3 LSU 9, W2 #2 Florida 1 ESPNU Florida eliminated
WP Cody Trahan 4H. LP Stephanie Brombacher
All season, LSU has ranked behind Alabama, Florida and Georgia; today the Tigers roared — and will meet either Alabama or Tennessee for the SEC championship Saturday night. While Trahan held the Gators off the board, until Megan Bush homered bottom 4th, the Tigers racked 11 hits, and took 4 runs off Brombacher, 4 off Ensley Gammel who relieved in the 3rd, and a final run off Erin Schuppert. Again, all-star Kirsten Shortridge led her team, going 3-5, 2 rbi, and a mighty home run top 7th. The Tigers went up by 2, top 1st; Shortridge opened the game with a single, Applegate singled, the runners advanced on an error at short (3 Gator errors); with one out, Langoni walked. Young reached on a fielder’s choice, Shortridge out at home. Santos drew a bases-loaded walk, rbi. Langoni scored on an illegal pitch. Moultrie singled, Schutte walked, both were stranded. Mitchell led off the 2nd with a home run. Florida threatened in the bottom with a double to left, and moved to 3rd on a wild pitch, but was left there. Langoni walked with one out top 3rd; Gammel relieved Brombacher. Langoni stole 2nd; Young singled, Santos walked, loading the bases again; Hollier walked, rbi. Russell reached on a fielder’s choice, pinch runner Price out at home. Mouse singled, rbi. Shortridge singled, rbi. LSU led 6-0. Top 4th: Mitchell walked, Langoni singled. With two out, Hollier reached on an error by the pitcher, Langoni advanced on an error at 2nd, Mitchell scored. Russell singled, rbi. Schuppert relieved Gammel. Gator 4th: Bush homered with one out, preventing a run-rule. The 8-1 margin held until top 7th when Shortridge blasted a Schuppert pitch over the fence. DeFelice walked to lead the Gator 7th; Heil in to run. Brooks grounded out, Horton struck out, Paculba grounded out. Florida is a lock to be an entrant in the NCAA regional field to be announced tomorrow, and has the hitting and pitching to be a force in any regional tournament. The win was a birthday present for Coach Yvette Girouard. The Tigers had lost nine consecutive games to Florida.
Game 6 W4 #1 #3 Alabama 4 W3 #5 #12 Tennessee 3 Tennessee eliminated on HR bottom 7th
WP Kelsi Dunne. 3H, 13K. LP Cat Hosfield (in relief)
The Vols definitely endangered the Tide’s long winning streak until Whitney Larsen jacked a walkoff home run, bottom 7th. Both teams entertained a national TV audience with sparkling defense. The Vols struck in the 2nd; Spigner fanned, Huff walked and scored on Gibson’s double. Lunceford singled in the bottom, but was caught stealing; with two out, Dawson doubled and scored on Fenton’s double. Bama left runners at 2nd and 3rd. One out in the 3rd, Larsen doubled, scored on Locke’s single, 2-1 Tide. Hosfield relieved Ivy Renfro. Lunceford walked, Dawson hit into a fielder’s choice, Locke out at 3rd. Dunne struck out the side, top 4th. In the bottom, Fenton and Braud walked, Morgan singled, rbi, but an alert Vols defense turned a double play. The Vols turned a hit (Kajitani) , a hit batsman and error in the 5th into two runs, tying the game. Tennessee had two on in the 6th: Spigner hbp, Huff flied out, pinch runner Taylor stole 2nd, Gibson looked at a third strike, Brown singled sending Taylor to 3rd, but Webb also struck out looking. Bama was poised to score bottom 6th: Conley singled but Dawson fanned; Fenton singled, but Braud whiffed. Boccia ground out to 1st. Dunne retired the Vols in the 7th, two on strikes. Bama 7th: Morgan popped to short. Up came Larsen, whose grand slam sealed last night’s win over Arkansas. On a 2-1 count, Larsen jacked a walkoff home run over the fence in left center. Alabama advances to play LSU Saturday night. Southern Tournament–Chattanoga, Tenn. Chance of Scattered Thunderstorms, 86
Game 5 L4 #4 UNC-Greensboro 2, W3 #3 Georgia Southern 1 Georgia Southern eliminated
Game 6 W4 #2 Elon 6, #4 UNC Greensboro 3 Elon earns NCAA automatic bid
WP Lauren Taylor. LP Cory Mattson. Kaitlyn Piazzolla 3-run homer for Elon.
Southland Tournament–San Marcos, Texas Tournament Central Chance of Thunderstorms, 82
Game 5 L3 #1 Stephen F. Austin 8, #6 Nicholls State 4 Nicholls State eliminated
Game 6 L1 #5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs L4 #3 UT-Arlington 1:30 PM
Game 7 W3 #4 McNeese State vs W4 #2 Texas State 4:00 PM
Game 8 W5 vs W6 6:30 PM
Summit League Tournament–Fargo, N.D. Mostly Sunny, 73
Game 1 #1 Western Illinois 4, #4 South Dakota State 0
Game 2 #3 North Dakota State 4, #2 IPFW 2
Game 3 IPFW 9, South Dakota State 1 (6) South Dakota State eliminated
Game 4 W1 vs W2 5:30 PM
Sun Belt Tournament–Mobile, Ala. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 84
Game 9 #3 North Texas 5, Florida Atlantic 1 Florida Atlantic eliminated
Game 10 #7 Louisiana-Monroe 1, #8 Middle Tennessee 0 Middle Tennessee eliminated
Game 11 W7 #6 Troy 2, W9 North Texas 1 North Texas eliminated
Game 12 W8 #1 #33 Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Louisiana-Monroe 1 Louisiana-Monroe eliminated
WAC Tournament–Las Cruces, N.M. Mostly Sunny, 82
Game 7 W3 #1 #14 Hawai’i 16, W4 #2 Fresno State 1
WP Stephanie Ricketts 3-hitter. LP Morgan Melloh
In Hawaii 3rd, 21 batters went to the plate. Majam grand slam; Iwata 3-run homer
Game 8 W6 #3 Boise State 6, #5 San Jose State 5 (8) San Jose State eliminated
Game 9 L7 #2 Fresno State vs W8 Boise State 7:00 PM
Penn State 3, Indiana 2
Ohio State 9, Northwestern 6
Wisconsin 6, Michigan State 1
#10 Illinois 8, Minnesota 3
#2 Michigan 8, Iowa 2 Michigan wins NCAA automatic bid
WP Jordan Taylor 4H, 14K. LP Amanda Just
Wolverines broke open a 3-2 game with 5 runs — on one hit — top 7th.
UC Santa Barbara 6, UC Davis 0
UC Santa Barbara vs UC Davis 2:00 PM Davis, Calif.
Long Beach State 4, UC Riverside 1
Long Beach State 2, UC Riverside 0
CS Northridge 8, CS Fullerton 5
CS Fullerton 2, CS Northridge 1
Cal Poly 12, Pacific 3
Pacific 8, Cal Poly 2
UNLV 9, Colorado State 4
San Diego State 6, New Mexico 1
#16 California 6, Oregon State 0
WP Valerie Arioto. LP Paige Hall
The Bears scored 5 runs bottom 3rd. E and J Reid singled, Thomas reached on error, loading bases. Elia Reid scored on Ziegenhirt sac fly, Williams and Echevarria hit rbi singles; Henderson singled, 2 rbi. Cal added a run Echevarria scoring on Houston single.
#4 Arizona 5, #6 UCLA 3 Wildcats win on Arriola 2 run home run bottom 7th
WP Sarah Akamine. LP Donna Kerr
DiSalvatore homered in the 3rd for first score. Langenfeld led the UCLA 4th with a home run. The Bruins went up 3-0, top 5th, on DiSalvatore rbi single. Arizona tied the score in the bottom half on Del Ponte’s 3-run double. Kerr relieved starter Whitney Baker. The tie stood until bottom 7th. With two out, and Del Ponte on base (hbp), Arriola slugged her walkoff home run. Arizona 43-10. UCLA 39-11.
#1 Washington 5, #9 Arizona State 4
WP Danielle Lawrie LP Megan Elliott
The Sun Devils tagged Lawrie for 14 hits. ASU scored bottom 1st; Rogers singled with two out, scored on Castillo double. Huskies took lead top 3rd on Wright’s 2-run single. Smith jacked a 2-run homer in the Huskies 4th. Sun Devils 6th: trailing 4-1, Lockwood homered; Rogers rbi single. ASU lost a runner at home and left the bases loaded. Top 7th: Lawrie homered, 5-3. ASU notched another run in the bottom when Crabb led off with a homer, but the Sun Devils could not close the gap. Washington 44-6, 16-4. Arizona State is 41-14, 10-10.
#21 Stanford 5, #20 Oregon 1
WP Ashley Chinn 3H. LP Sam Skillingstad
The Cardinal are benefitting from yeoman work by Chinn; Teagan Gerhart is out with injury. Stanford scored four bottom 1st. Haber singled, Hansen and Koplitz walked, loading the bases. Rich walked, rbi. Hansen scored on failed pickoff attempt, catcher error. Neill 2-run double. Oregon 4th: Bryant doubled, scored on Chambers sac fly. Stanford scored final run in 6th; Hassman walked; after Moore relieved Skillingstad, Hassman stole 2nd and scored on a wild pitch.
Mississippi 8, Alcorn State 0
Alcorn State vs Mississippi 4:00 PM Oxford, Miss.