5-16-2013 Thursday D1 Softball

THURSDAY MAY 16  D1 SOFTBALL

 

NCAA Regional Pairings are on www.spysoftball com
NCAA May 13 RPI is on www.spysoftball.com
NCAA individual and team statistics thru May 13 on www.spysoftball.org

All-Conference team lists are on www.spysoftball.com
NFCA regional lists are on nfca.org

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25
2013 Season – Week 14– May 14, 2013

1.  Oklahoma
2.  Florida
3.. Oregon
4.. Arizona State
5.  Tennessee
6.. Missouri
7.  Texas
8.  Michigan
9.  Washington
T10 LSU
T10 Alabama
12.  Louisville
T13 Stanford
T13 UCLA
15 South Alabama
16 Nebraska
17 Kentucky
18 Baylor
19 Florida State
20 Texas A&M
21 Georgia
22 California
23 Hawaii
24 Arkansas
25 South Florida

TODAYS NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES

 

Eugene Regional – May 16-18 at Eugene, Ore.
No. 3 seed Oregon* (46-9) vs. BYU (33-20)
North Carolina (39-19) vs. Wisconsin (42-11)

North Carolina 3, Wisconsin 2 (8)
WP Lori Spingola  LP Cassandra Darrah  EUGENE, Ore. – North Carolina opened NCAA play Thursday with a 3-2 victory in eight innings over No. 25 Wisconsin, led by Lori Spingola‘s stellar work in the circle and tough defensive play in the field.

Spingola, who tallied her 30th win of the season with today’s victory, fanned eight while giving up just four hits and three walks and only one earned run to help Carolina top the Badgers, who took the win over UNC in an earlier meeting this season.

Wisconsin left runners on second and third in the second, and then Carolina left two on base in the third, but neither team put a run on the board until Wisconsin broke through in the bottom of the third frame.

Maria Van Abel reached base on a Tar Heel fielding error, advancing to third on a double to center by Mary Massei. A sac fly to center by Michelle Mueller scored Van Abel to put the Badgers up 1-0. Shannel Blackshear drew a walk, but a right field fly by Stephanie Peace left two more Badgers stranded and prevented any more runs.

After an hour rain delay in the top of the fourth, Orr returned to the plate and drew a walk. Amy Nece came in to run for Orr, and then Kelly doubled down the left field line, advancing Nece to third before she scored on a Wisconsin error to even the game at 1-1.

The Tar Heel defense had a solid fifth inning, as Spingola tabbed a four-pitch inning and Elisha Elliott added a sliding catch in right field to shut down the Badgers.

Kristen Brown led off the seventh with a double to right center, and a single by Dickey past the Wisconsin third baseman drove Brown in to put Carolina up 2-1.

The Badgers responded in the bottom half of the seventh, as Marissa Mersch hit one out to right on the first pitch, evening the game at 2-2 and forcing extra innings.

In the eighth, Elliott led off with a single up the middle, advancing to second on a sac bunt by Erin Satterfield. Tisha Mahon had a well-placed bunt single, which moved Elliott to third before Mahon advanced to second on the throw. Brown then hit a sac fly to third, scoring Elliott for what would be the winning run, 3-2.

Two Badgers got on in the bottom of the eighth, but Spingola’s final two strikeouts closed out the game.

UNC, now 40-19, will face the winner of Thursday’s second game, No. 3 host Oregon vs. BYU. That game will take place Friday at 5 p.m. ET after Wisconsin plays the loser of game two at 11 a.m.

OREGON 5, BRIGHAM YOUNG 2
WP Jessica Moore 12K. LP  Tori Almond.  The Ducks took a lead they would not relinquish bottom 1st when Peterson jacked a 3-run homer.  BYU came back top 2nd: Shamo singled; one out, Tauali’i walked; two outs, both on strikes, runners adsvanced on a passed ball; Davis hbp loading the bases; Duckworth singled to center, 2 rbi. After BYU stranded two i8n the 4th, Oregon added a runMoore singled, Costa walked, both advanced on an error at 2nd; one out, Ceo brought in a run with a sac fly. Oregon loaded the bases in the 5th; Moore drew an rbi walk. The Ducks stranded three.  Moore fanned 2 in the 7th.

OTHER NEWS

INCREASED TELEVISION COVERAGE FOR SOFTBALL

The ESPN family of channels will combine as the coverage home to the 64-team NCAA Division I Softball Championship with up to 97 games Friday, May 17 to Wednesday, June 5. The lineup will include telecasts of every Women’s College World Series (WCWS) contest for the 13th straight event, every game from all eight Super Regional sites for the sixth straight year and more coverage of the Regionals than ever before.  Six Olympians will be among those providing commentary: Leah O’Brien-Amico, Amanda Freed, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Jennie Finch, and Stacey Nuveman. ESPN International will provide the WCWS in Australia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Israel, Latin America, Middle East, Pacific Rim and Brazil.

NFCA Announces the 2013 Division I All-Region Teams
May 16, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For their outstanding efforts on the diamond this season, 263 players from 137 different teams across the nation have been selected to the 2013 NFCA Division I All-Region teams. The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first and second teams selected for each region.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams. In addition, conference pitchers and players of the year not selected to the regional teams were added for All-America consideration.

Five teams saw all six of their nominated players earn all-region accolades: No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 6 Texas and Hofstra (received votes in the final regular season poll). The Ducks placed a nation-best five of their players on the first team in the Pacific Region, while the fourth-rated Sun Devils, No. 5 Tennessee, the sixth-ranked Longhorns, No. 9 Alabama, Fordham and Hofstra followed closely behind with four first-team nods each.

The 2013 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 29, via NFCA.org.

To view all of the 2013 NFCA Division I All-Region teams, please click here or copy, cut and paste the following link into your web browser.
https://nfca.org/index.php/awards/nfca-all-americans/5197-2013-d1-all-region-teams

 

 

Nashville, TN – National Pro Fastpitch will have a close eye on 18 of its 20 draftees from the 2013 College Draft as the NCAA Tournament begins today. The 64 team tournament will be feature four teams at each of the 16 host sites situated across the nation. The following is a list of each of the draftees, the NPF Team that drafted them, their college, and the regional they will be playing from as the road to the Women’s College World Series kicks off!

 

NPF Draftee

NPF Team

College

Regional – May 17-19, 2013

Courtney Liddle

NY/NJ Comets

Virginia Tech

Lexington Regional –  Lexington, Ky.

Michelle Gascoigne

Chicago Bandits

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Keilani Ricketts

USSSA Pride

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Jessica Shults

USSSA Pride

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Brianna Turang

Akron Racers

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Olivia Galati

NY/NJ Comets

Hofstra

Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.

Bridget Del Ponte

Akron Racers

Arizona

College Station Regional – College Station, Texas

Jolene Henderson

Chicago Bandits

California

Ann Arbor Regional – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Jessica Moore

NY/NJ Comets

Oregon

Eugene Regional – Eugene, Ore.

Tess Sito

Akron Racers

Georgia

Tempe Regional – Tempe, Ariz.

Rachel Fico

Akron Racers

LSU

Baton Rouge Regional –  Baton Rouge, La.

Jenna Marston

Chicago Bandits

Missouri

Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.

Chelsea Thomas

USSSA Pride

Missouri

Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.

Samie Garcia

NY/NJ Comets

South Carolina

Austin Regional – Austin, Texas

Raven Chavanne

Chicago Bandits

Tennessee

Knoxville Regional – Knoxville, Tenn.

Ivy Renfroe

Akron Racers

Tennessee

Knoxville Regional – Knoxville, Tenn.

Mel Dumezich

Chicago Bandits

Texas A&M

College Station Regional – College Station, Texas

Briana Cherry

Akron Racers

LA-Lafayette

Baton Rouge Regional – Baton Rouge, La.

 

 

 

 

 

NPF Draftee

NPF Team

College

Regional – May 17-19, 2013

Courtney Liddle

NY/NJ Comets

Virginia Tech

Lexington Regional –  Lexington, Ky.

Michelle Gascoigne

Chicago Bandits

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Keilani Ricketts

USSSA Pride

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Jessica Shults

USSSA Pride

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Brianna Turang

Akron Racers

Oklahoma

Norman Regional – Norman, Okla.

Olivia Galati

NY/NJ Comets

Hofstra

Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.

Bridget Del Ponte

Akron Racers

Arizona

College Station Regional – College Station, Texas

Jolene Henderson

Chicago Bandits

California

Ann Arbor Regional – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Jessica Moore

NY/NJ Comets

Oregon

Eugene Regional – Eugene, Ore.

Tess Sito

Akron Racers

Georgia

Tempe Regional – Tempe, Ariz.

Rachel Fico

Akron Racers

LSU

Baton Rouge Regional –  Baton Rouge, La.

Jenna Marston

Chicago Bandits

Missouri

Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.

Chelsea Thomas

USSSA Pride

Missouri

Columbia Regional – Columbia, Mo.

Samie Garcia

NY/NJ Comets

South Carolina

Austin Regional – Austin, Texas

Raven Chavanne

Chicago Bandits

Tennessee

Knoxville Regional – Knoxville, Tenn.

Ivy Renfroe

Akron Racers

Tennessee

Knoxville Regional – Knoxville, Tenn.

Mel Dumezich

Chicago Bandits

Texas A&M

College Station Regional – College Station, Texas

Briana Cherry

Akron Racers

LA-Lafayette

Baton Rouge Regional – Baton Rouge, La.

 

 

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