NCAA TOURNAMENT DAY 1
May 17 2012
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS BYU
BYU 4, Mississippi State 3 (9). WP Tori Almond. LP Kylie Vry. BYU scored three, bottom 2nd. Two out, Toney scored on Dugas single. Dugas went to 2nd; Hicks who had singled, moved to 3rd, both on a passed ball. Messerschmidt singled, down the line, 2 rbi. The Bulldogs tied with three in the 5th; One out, Gates, Offut and Smith (rbi) singled. The two runners advanced on a wild pitch, then scored, 3-all. The board showed a long string of zeros until the 9th. Manuma walked; with one out, pinch runner Duckworth stole 2nd; Hicks walked. Two out, Everett doubled down the line, rbi. Duckworth scored.
PORTLAND STATE VS #11 OREGON
#11 Oregon 7, Portland State 3. WP Jessica Moore. LP Anna Bertrand. The Ducks pulled the welcome mat outfrom under their neighbors to the north, scoring 6 runs bottom 1st. Bottom 1st: Pappas singled; Howard doubled; Chambers reached on a fielder’s choice, Pappas out at home. Cuico walked, loading the bases. Nieto hbp, rbi; Peterson singled, 2 rbi; Moore singled, rbi; two out, Takeda drove in 2 runs. Bliss reached on a fielder’s choice, top 3rd, Bliss scoring for PSU. Chambers scored in the Oregon 4th hen Peterson reached on an error. Portland rallied in the 5th, scoring twice. Two out, Holladay drove in 2 runs with a double to right center. But that was all the offense for either team.