MAY 15 2010 D1 CONFERENCE GAMES
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 9-0 (5)
- MICHIGAN def Iowa 6-0
- ALABAMA edges LSU 5-4
- ARIZONA lost to UCLA 6-4
- UCLA def Arizona 6-4
- GEORGIA TECH def North Carolina 8-0 (5)
- OKLAHOMA def Texas Tech 2-0, def Texas A&M 5-1
- ARIZONA STATE lost to Washington 9-0 (5)
- LSU edged by Alabama 5-4
- TEXAS def Baylor 3-2
- CALIFORNIA def Oregon State 9-3
- MISSOURI def Oklahoma State 5-0, def Texas 11-5
- OKLAHOMA STATE lost to Missouri 5-0
- STANFORD def Oregon 7-3
- ILLINOIS def Minnesota 8-3, 10-0
- TEXAS A&M def Nebraska 5-0, lost to Oklahoma 5-1
- OREGON lost to Stanford 7-3
- HAWAII def Fresno State in what-if game 14-3
- OHIO STATE def Northwestern 16-0 (5)
- U MASS def Fordham 3-0; if game needed
- FLORIDA STATE def Virginia Tech 5-3
- 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.
ACC Championship–Blacksburg, Va. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 81
Game 5 W1 #3 #24 Florida State 5, #7 Virginia Tech 3 Virginia Tech eliminated
WP Sarah Hamilton. LP Kenzie Roark. Misty Hall had solo HR for Tech.
Tech led 1-0, bottom 2nd, Graham walked, scored on Cruz double. Hokies 3rd: Hall led witha home run. Liddle walked on 3-2 count, scored with two out on Ward’s double. Jackson singled, top 4th, scored on Ahrberg single to put Seminoles on board. Trailing 3-1, Florida State scored four runs top 7th. Wynn, Brown singled, Jackson reached fielder’s choice, loading bases; with one out Ahrberg singled in 2 runs; Lapicki singled in 2 runs. Harrell relieved Roark but damage was done. Bottom 7th: Liddle doubled, but was stranded.
Game 6 W3 #1 #7 Georgia Tech 8, W4 #4 North Carolina 0 (5) North Carolina eliminated
WP Hope Rush. No Hitter LP Danielle Spaulding 11K
Bottom 1st: Kuzma hbp; Weseman homered. Priebe walked, Rush homered. 4-0. The Techsters closed with four in the 5th. Weseman double, Priebe rbi single. Rush walked; Jordan 3-run pinch-hit walkoff home run. Rush was a walk and two errors from perfect game — without a strikeout.
Georgia Tech will play Florida State at 1pm Sunday for the ACC championship.
America East Championships–Boston, Md. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 66
W5 #3 Stony Brook 2. W3 #1 Boston 0
WP Alyssa Struzenberg. LP Cassidi Hardy
Boston outhit SBU 6-3. Bottom 3rd: O’Donnell singled, Clare sac bunt, Karath bunt single, O’Donnell scored on Kavitsky sac bunt. SBU 4th: After Boston stranded Moeller and Tuthill (singles, no outs), SBU scored on Cerrone’s two-out home run. Boston’s first loss.
Game 7 #1 Boston 4, #3 Stony Brook 1 Boston earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Cassidi Hardy (20-8). LP Alyssa Struzenberg 8K. Taylor Cowan solo HR for Terriers.
Atlantic 10 Championship–Amherst, Mass. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 74
#1 #17 Massachusetts 3, #2 #23 Fordham 0
WP Sara Plourde 7H, 10K. LP Jen Mineau 7H, 7K
Williams (3-3) singled, scored game-winning run on Reeves single in 3rd. After Fordham left bases loaded top 5th, Minutewomen added 2 runs. Williams, Normandin singled; Magill rbi single. Plimpton relieved Mineau. Reeves rbi sac fly.
Game 11 #1 U Mass 8, #2 Fordham 3 Massachusetts earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Sara Plourde. LP Jen Mineau
The Minutewomen and the Rams chased each other all season, U Mass always a step ahead. Not even two home runs by Erin Fisher (one a 2-run shot) could offset the power display by U Mass which clocked four dingers: Magill a 2-run bomb, and solo shots by Reeves, Libby and Carta.
Atlantic Sun Championships–DeLand, Fla. Mostly Sunny, 90
Game 10 #4 USC-Upstate 2, #2 Stetson 1 Stetson eliminated
WP Morgan Childers (34-7). LP Amanda Lindsey
Upstate scored bottom 5th on Brasil’s rbi single. Stetson tied top 7th., rbi single by Lokeinsky. Brasil scored winning run in bottom 7th on Quevedo single. Childers, who is 9K short of the A-Sun record, pitched in relief of Amber Hamilton.
Game 11 W9 #1 #26 Lipscomb 11, W10 USC-Upstate 0 Lipscomb earns automatic bid to NCAA tournament
WP Whitney Kiihni. 2-hitter. LP Amber Hamilton
Sirus got the grip on the title with a 2-run homer, bottom 1st. Lipscomb, which led the A-Sun all season, had 12 hits off Hamilton and Meredith.
Big 12 Championship–Oklahoma City, Okla. Tournament Central Good Chance of Scattered Thunderstorms, 75
Game 1 #7 #32 Texas Tech 5, #10 Kansas 3 Kansas eliminated
Game 2 #8 Baylor 15, #9 Iowa State 4 (5) Iowa State eliminated
Game 3 #2 Oklahoma 2, W1 Texas Tech 0 Texas Tech eliminated
WP Keilani Ricketts 3H, 12K. LP Karli Merlich
OU scored in 3rd, Long scoring on Shults single. In the 4th, Sallis scored on Norris hit up the middle. OU plays the winner of Texas A&M/Nebraska.
Game 4 #3 Texas A&M 5, #6 Nebraska 0 Nebraska eliminated
WP Melissa Dumezich 2-hitter, 8K. LP Ashley Hagemann. Dumezich hit solo homer.
Game 5 #1 Texas 3, W2 Baylor 2 Baylor eliminated
WP Blaire Luna 3H,12K. LP Courtney Repka
Only close at the end. With the Horns up 3-0, BU’s Vannatta singled to left, top 7th; Nieten homered. Texas 3rd: Hooks singled, Taylor bunt single, Thrasher 3-run homer. Texas plays the winner of Oklahoma State/Missouri.
Game 6 #5 Missouri 5, #4 Oklahoma State 0 Oklahoma State eliminated
WP Jana Hainey 4H. LP Anna Whiddon. Ashley Fleming slugged 3-run homer for Tigers. A long slide for the Cowgirls who in mid-season were ranked top 10 in some p0lls, leading Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri.
Game 7 W3 #2 Oklahoma 5, W4 Texas A&M 1 Texas A&M eliminated
WP Keilani Ricketts (27-8). LP Melissa Dumezich (17-2)
The Aggies scored top 4th on Meagan May homer. Sooners scored 4 runs in bottom,highlighted by Ricketts 3-run homer, and another run in 5th. Oklahoma will play Missouri for the Big 12 championship on Sunday.
Game 8 W6 Missouri 11, W5 #1 Texas 5 Texas eliminated
WP Kristin Nottelmann. LP Blaire Luna
Mizzou went yard; Marston slugged a 3-run shot, Hudson a 2-run shot. Hoagland homered for the Horns.
Big East Championship–Louisville, Ky. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 76
Game 7 W5 #5 Syracuse 2, G6 #3 #31 Louisville 1 Syracuse earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Jenna Caira 4H. LP Kristen Wadwell
The Orange made their first visit to the title game one for the books — the lowest seed to ever win the Big East. Syracuse scored bottom 1st; Watts (hbp) scored on Kohl’s single. In the 2nd, Saco reached on an infield single, Helman singled, went to 3rd on a fielder’s choice by Grant, and scored on a throwing error. Top 3rd, Louisville scored, Roth drew a lead-off walk, advanced on Esteban’s single, and a fielder’s choice by Bemis, then scored on a wild pitch. Tori Collins relieved Wadwell bottom 3rd.
Big South Tournament–Conway, S.C. Tournament Central Slight Chance of Isolated Thunderstorms, 89
Game 11 L8 #3 Winthrop 4, W10 #2 Liberty 0 Liberty eliminated
WP Cari Wooldridge 3H. LP Katie Warrington
Game 12 W8 #1 Radford 5, W11 #3 Winthrop 2 Winthrop eliminated; Radford earns NCAA bid
Conference USA Championship–Houston, Texas Tournament Central Chance of Scattered Thunderstorms, 82
Game 7 Championship 1:30 PM CBS College Sports/weather delay
#1 East Carolina 3, #3 Central Florida 1 East Carolina earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Toni Paisley 3H. LP Ashleigh Cole
Horizon Championships–Cleveland, Ohio Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 62
Game 9 L7 #2 Wright State 4, W8 #4 Valparaiso 0 Valparaiso eliminated
WP Melanie Heyne. LP Alex Largesse. WSU Perkins 3 rbi.
Game 10 W9 Wright State 8, W7 #1 Cleveland State 3
WP Heyne. S Cox. LP Macenko. Wright State scores 4 runs top 7th.
Game 11 W10 Wright State 6, L10 Cleveland State 3 Wright State earns NCAA bid
WP Sharon Palma. LP Amanda Macenko. Cleveland State got its 3 runs on a HR by Dara Toman
Mid-American Tournament–Akron, Ohio Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 67
Game 13 #1 Kent State 1, #6 Northern Illinois 0 Northern Illinois eliminated
WP Kylie Reynolds 5H, 9K. LP Morgan Bittner, 2H, 9K. Beth Cinadr scored on home run.
Game 14 W11 #2 Ball State 5, W13 Kent State 1 Ball State earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Elizabeth Milian 5H, 9K. LP Kylie Reynolds
Metro Atlantic Championships—Buffalo, N.Y. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 58
Game 6 W3 #2 Iona 4, W5 1 Canisius 1 Iona earns NCAA automatic bid.
WP Sarah Jackson 4H. LP Amanda Baun.
MEAC Championships–Ormond Beach, Fla. Mostly Sunny, 87
Game 14 Championship 1:00 PM
W11 S1 Bethune-Cookman 7, W13 S2 North Carolina A&T 3 Bethune-Cookman earns NCAA bid
WP Allison Garcia. LP Sasha Philpot
Missouri Valley Tournament–Des Moines, Iowa Tournament Page Cloudy, 65
Game 9 L8 #1 Southern Illinois 4, W7 #5 Missouri State 3 Missouri State eliminated
WP Danielle Glosson 8K. LP Natalie Rose.
Salukis runs on homers: Gorman 2-run, Garza and Trapani solo
Game 10 W8 #3 Creighton 3, W9 Southern Illinois 2 Creighton earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Tara Oltman. LP Danielle Glosson. Sinkler 2-run homer for Creighton
NEC Tournament–Hackensack, N.J. Mostly Sunny, 69
Game 5 L4 #2 Monmouth 5, W3 #4 Robert Morris 4 Robert Morris eliminated
WP Lauren Sulick. LP Alexa Bryson. Monmouth scores on HRs: deLong 3-run, Weiser 2-run
Game 6 Championship 12:30 PM
W1 #1 Long Island 6, W5 #2 Monmouth 2 Long Island earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Blaire Porter (27-7) LP Melissa Mehrer. Lewis 3-run HR for LIU, Asman sol
Ohio Valley Tournament–Martin, Tenn. Chance of Thundershowers, 76
Game 9 L7 #1 Tennessee-Martin 2, W8 #6 Tennessee Tech 1 Tennessee Tech eliminated
Game 10 W7 #2 Jacksonville State 10, W9 Tennessee Martin 1 Jacksonville State earns NCAA bid
WP Ashley Eliasson. LP Kate Vanderham
JSU’s Kelci Johnson jacked two homers, one a 3-run shot; Prier and Ledbetter also homered.
Game 11 If Necessary 4:00 PM
Pacific Coast Championships–Moraga, Calif. Mostly Sunny, 70
Best 2-of-3 Series–Portland State Leads Series 1-0
Saint Mary’s 3, Portland State 0
Saint Mary’s 7, Portland State 4 Saint Mary’s earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Jessica Lemmon. LP Anna Bertrand. Michelle Mounts slugged 2-run HR for Saint Mary’s
Patriot Tournament–West Point, N.Y. Mostly Sunny, 68
Game 6 Championship TBA
W5 #3 Bucknell 4, #4 Colgate 3
Game 7 #3 Bucknell 6, #4 Colgate 4 Bucknell earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Alex MacLean. LP Courtney O’Connell (same battery both games). Bucknell’s Finkel 5-5, HR, 2 rbi
SEC Tournament–Fayetteville, Ark. Tournament Central Chance of Thundershowers, 67
Game 7 W6 #1 Alabama 5, #3 LSU 4 Alabama earns automatic NCAA berth
WP Kelsi Dunne. LP Rachele Fico (in relief)
Bama came in riding a 23-game winning streak; Dunne had won her last 13 starts. Both streaks were extended in a game which saw power pitching, power hitting, and aggressive defense. LSU starter Cody Trahan had trouble finding her spots, and Bama went up 3-0 bottom 1st. Braud led with a single, stole 2nd, Boccia walked on a 3-2 count, Braud scored on a wild pitch. Morgan singled, Larsen walked, Fico relieved Trahan. Locke fanned, Lunceford reached on a fielder’s choice, but Boccia was out at home on a snap throw from Mouse at 3rd. Blewitt singled, 2 rbi, both runs charged to Trahan. Dawson forced Lunceford at 3rd. Dunne, working high in the strike zone with her rise ball, struck out 2 more Tigers in the 2nd. Bama stranded 2 in the bottom. Dunne struck out 2 of 3 in the 3rd, but Fico put the Tide down in order. LSU loaded the bases in the 4th. Applegate singled, Mitchell reached on a sac bunt; Langoni fouled out, Young was hbp. But, Santos fouled out and Hollier struck out. Bama scored bottom 4th on Fenton’s one-out homer. 4-0. LSU tied the game top 5th. With one out, Mouse singled; Shortridge hbp (which ricocheted and hurt the umpire); Applegate singled, advanced on an error by the center fielder, while Shortridge went to 3rd and Mouse scored. Mitchell doubled, Applegate and Shortridge scored. Young was hbp again, reloading the bases. Santos reached on a fielder’s choice, Mitchell scored tying the game, but Langoni was out at 3rd, and Hollier struck out. 4-4. Bama 5th: Larsen singled, but was out at 2nd on a nifty play by Langoni in left. Locke flied out, but Lunceford hit a two-out homer, which proved to be the winning run. Shortridge singled with two out in the 6th, but was called out for leaving early. Although Dawson reached 1st after striking out (passed ball) to lead the Tide’s 6th, LSU suffered no damage. LSU 7th: the Tigers went down in order. Bama 48-9. LSU 44-14.
SPY note: ESPN should take a lesson from Monday Night Football re a three-person booth. Great camera work; enjoyed more with sound off.
Southland Tournament–San Marcos, Texas Chance of Scattered Thunderstorms, 81
Game 7 W3 #4 McNeese State 1, W4 #2 Texas State 0
Game 8 #3 UT Arlington 2, W5 #1 Stephen F. Austin 0 Stephen F Austin eliminated
Game 9 L7 Texas State 4, W8 UT Arlington 1 UT Arlington eliminated
Game 10 W7 McNeese State 3, W9 Texas State 2 McNeese State earns automatic NCAA bid
WP Kayla Shepard. 2-hitter. LP Elizabeth Dennis. Guidry 2-run homer for McNeese State
Summit League Tournament–Fargo, N.D. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 76
Game 4 #3 North Dakota State 4, #1 Western Illinois 0
Game 5 L4 Western Illinois 1, W3 #2 IPFW 0 IPFW eliminated
Game 6 W4 #3 North Dakota State 3, W5 #1 Western Illinois 2 North Dakota State earns NCAA bid
WP Whitney Johnson. LP Kamren Ferguson.
Sun Belt Tournament–Mobile, Ala. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 85
Game 14 Championship 3:00 PM
#1 #33 Louisiana-Lafayette 8, #6 Troy 0 Louisiana-Lafayette earns NCAA automatic bid
WP Donna Bourgeois 3-hitter. LP Ashlyn Williams. Bridges 3-run homer.
WAC Tournament–Las Cruces, N.M. Tournament Central Mostly Sunny, 83
Game 10 W9 #2 Fresno State 4, #1 Hawaii 3
WP Michele Moses. LP Samantha Ricketts. S Mackenzie Oakes
Game 11 #1 Hawaii 14, #2 Fresno State 3 (5) Hawaii earns NCAA automatic bid
WP Kaia Parnaby. LP Mackenzie Oakes
Hawaii jacked five home runs: Taualii grand slam; Aguirre 3-run, Gonzales 2-run, Yoshikawa and Majam solo shots. The three Bulldog runs were scored on Andrea Ortega’s 3-run homer.
Big 10 (Michigan has earned NCAA automatic berth)
Penn State vs Indiana 1:00 PM Bloomington, Ind./rained out
#10 Illinois def Minnesota 8-3
WP Pepper Gay 1-hitter. LP Alissa Koch
Illinois def Minnesota 10-0 (5)
WP Monica Perry. LP Alissa Koch. Howell 3-3, 4 rbi and home run.
Perry and Ashley Wright combined for a No Hitter.
Michigan State 11, Wisconsin 3
WP Lauren Kramer. LP Letty Olivarez
#22 Ohio State 16, Northwestern 0 (5)
WP Megan Miller, 2-hitter. LP Lauren Delaney
Wildcats committed 5 errors, allowed 10 unearned runs. Herron 2-2. HR, 5 rbi. Cooper 2-4, 4 rbi. Pruner 2-4, 2 rbi. Marder 1 rbi.
#2 Michigan 6, Iowa 0
WP Nikki Nemitz 1-hitter. LP Amada Just
Big West (UC Davis clinched title/NCAA berth with Saturday win over UCSB)
UC Santa Barbara 7, UC Davis 2
Long Beach State 4, UC Riverside 0
CS Northridge 5, CS Fullerton 2
Cal Poly 12, Pacific 2
UNLV 15, Colorado State 3 (5)
WP Jessica O’Connor. LP Kelli Eubanks
San Diego State 7, New Mexico 6 (10)
WP Samantha Beasley. LP Samantha Gaston
SDSU took 6-4 lead with a run top 7th, but NMU scored twice on Brandow’s 2-run double to tie in regulation. Sahatdjian homered to lead the SDSU 10th, and NMU went down, standing Brandow who had walked.
#25 BYU 7, Utah 2 (9)
WP Paige Affleck. LP Ashley Smuda
Utes scored 2 runs in bottom 7th — Palmer, Olson rbi’s — to force extra innings. BYU 9th: bases loaded, Quiocho rbi single; Ramirez 2-run single; two more runs to close out the at-bat. Utah went down in order.
#1 Washington 9, #9 Arizona State 0 (5) Washington wins Pac 10 and automatic NCAA berth
WP Danielle Lawrie 2-hitter, 7K. LP Hillary Bach
Huskies scored 2 top 1st; Lawrie rbi single, Stuart sac fly. Two more in 2nd; Smith, Pohlman singled, both scored on Lawrie rbi double. UW 5th: Salling rbi double, Lawrie 2-run single (5 rbi), Williams 2-run home run. Washington 45-6, 17-4. Arizona State 41-15, 10-11.
#21 Stanford 7, Oregon 3
WP Ashley Chinn. LP Jessica Moore
Stanford scored single runs in the 1st and 2nd, but the Ducks took the lead with 3 runs in the 4th. Chambers, Fuiava doubled, Howard homered. The Cardinal scored 2 in the bottom; Becerra 2-run homer, Hansen rbi double. After Sam Skillingstad relieved Moore, the Cardinal scored single runs in the 5th and 6th. Stanford 36-17, 8-13. Oregon 33-19, 8-13.
#16 California 11, Oregon State 3
WP Jolene Henderson. LP Marina Demore
#6 UCLA 6, #4 Arizona 4
WP Megan Langenfeld. LP Sarah Akamine
With the win, UCLA finishes second in the Pac 10, Arizona finishes third.
Wildcats took lead bottom 1st on Chambers’ 2-run triple. UCLA took lead in 4th after a costly wild pitch error on strike three to Camuso kept the inning alive; Shull singled, Murray running for Camuso, Bates walked, loading the bases, which DiSalvatore cleared. 3-2. Top 6th: after an rbi single by Dolan, Langenfeld smacked a 2-run double. 6-2. In the bottom, Lastrapes jacked a 2-run homer with one out, but UofA was held there. UCLA 40-11, Arizona is 43-11. With ace Kenzie Fowler sidelined with a shoulder problem, Sarah Akamine(12-5) got her second start, but had to leave with a knee problem and senior Ashley Ralston-Alvarez came in for her fifth appearance of the year. UCLA’s Megan Langenfeld (10-1) won in relief.