5-2-10 May 2 2010 D1 College


TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball Poll 4-25-10)

NOTE: NCAA individual and team statistics  4-25-10 published on www.spysoftball.org
: this game day report will be updated from 3pm to midnight
Note: NCAA RPI rankings 4-25-10 are posted on www.spysoftball.org

  1. WASHINGTON def Oregon State 1-0
  3. ARIZONA def by California 8-0 (6)
  4. ALABAMA vs Tennessee/cancelled rain
  5. FLORIDA vs Mississippi State/cancelled rain
  6. UCLA def Oregon 10-2 (6)
  7. GEORGIA TECH def North Carolina State 8-1
  9. ARIZONA STATE def Stanford 3-2
  10. OKLAHOMA def Kansas 7-0
  11. OKLAHOMA STATE def Nebraska 8-0
  12. LSU*
  13. TEXAS* def Iowa State 10-2 (5)
  14. STANFORD def by Arizona State 3-2
  15. MISSOURI def Baylor 11-6
  16. CALIFORNIA def Arizona 8-0 (6)
  17. TENNESSEE vs Alabama/cancelled rain
  18. OREGON def by UCLA 10-2 (6)
  19. ILLINOIS def Michigan State 5-0
  20. HAWAII**
  21. TEXAS A&M** def Texas Tech 8-4
  22. FLORIDA STATE def Virginia 2-1
  23. U MASS def Dayton 5-4, 8-2
  24. OHIO STATE def Iowa 6-5
  • LSU and Texas are tied for 12th
    ** Hawaii and Texas A&M are tied for 20th


SPY adapts the basic schedule compiled by Unlimited College Softball, adding data from Gametracker, UCS, NFCA, college web sites and emails to SPY.  Numerals in red/black below are UCS rankings.

SWAC Tournament–Irondale, Ala.     Chance of Scattered Thunderstorms, 83

IF Game  W12 Alcorn State 11, W12 Grambling State  2


Bracket A Winner  Mississippi Valley State 3,  Bracket B Winner  Alcorn State 6 (8)     ESPNU
Tied 2-2 in 8th; lightning delay.  Alcorn State wins automatic NCAA berth — first time since the ’90s.  MVS had won the tournament six years in a row. Our congratulations to ESPN; viewers do not have many opportunities to watch the smaller colleges; this was enjoyable.


#23 Florida State 2  Virginia 1
WP-Terese Gober  LP-Melanie Mitchell
Seminoles score in top 7th on Haddad’s 2-run homer, after Lapicki doubled.  Seminoles had 3 hits in 6 innings.  FSU loaded bases in 2nd on error, two walks, no score. UVA scored botttom 5th; Williams doubled, scored on McCaskey single; Cavaliers left two on. Trailing by a run in 7th, UVA had two on, McCaskey single, Koren on error, with one out, but no score.  Virginia finishes second in ACC, FSU finishes third.  FSU 41-15, 12-9.  UVA 33-20, 13-7.

Virginia Tech 8  Boston College 2
WP-Jasmin Harrell  (11-1)  LP-Taylor Peyton  (6-10)
A two-run home run from Misty Hall in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie as the Virginia Tech softball team rallied for an 8-2 win.  
The Hokies got on the board first, plating a run in the second inning. Whitney Davis singled and Courtney Liddle drew a walk. Pinch runners Stephanie Kujawa and Ella Miller moved up on Ashton Ward’s sacrifice bunt and then Kujawa scored on a ground ball from Kristin Graham. Boston College plated a run in the third inning on a single, but a double play ended the inning and a threat for more runs. In the fourth inning, Renee Ramos crushed an offering from Kenzie Roark for her 11th home run of the season to make it 2-1. That forced a pitching change as Jasmin Harrell took the circle for the Hokies.
Down to their final six outs, the Hokies tied up the game in the sixth inning. Davis walked, Ward singled and Graham walked to load the bases for pinch hitter Kelsey Hensel. After fouling off several pitches on a 3-2 count, she drew ball four from Nicole D’Argento to tie the game up.  After wiggling out of a jam in the sixth inning, Tech went to work to win it in the seventh inning by scoring six runs. Richelle McGarva singled up the middle to lead off and then Hall tattooed a pitch to dead center field for a two-run shot to make it 4-2. The home run was a historic one in Tech history as it marked the first time in program history Tech has had two players hit 10 or more home runs in the same season. Hall now has 10 and Liddle leads the way with a freshman-record 11. After Kristen Froehlich singled, pinch runner Sarah Ashby stole second base and moved up to third base on a wild pitch. She then scored on Davis’ third single of the game. Liddle walked and then Graham launched her third home run of the season, a three-run shot to put the game out of reach.
Roark went three plus innings, allowing two runs on four hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Harrell (W, 11-10) pitched the final four innings, allowing no runs on two hits with a walk and a strikeout. Davis had a trio of singles and Graham had two hits while Hall, McGarva, Froehlich and Ward each had one.  Tech finishes ACC play with an 8-13 mark while Boston College falls to 1-17 with one series left. Virginia Tech is now done with its regular season and will wait to see when it plays in the ACC Championship, which starts on Friday, May 14 and will be played at Tech Softball Park. The Maryland/BC series next weekend will finalize things, but unless BC sweeps the Terps (7-10), Tech will be the No. 7 seed and will face No. 2 seed Virginia at 2:30 p.m. on May 16.

#7 Georgia Tech 8  North Carolina State 1
WP-Hope Rush  (26-6)  LP-Lindsay Campana  (17-11)
Kelsi Weseman went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI as the No. 9/7 Georgia Tech Softball team (46-9, 19-2 ACC) defeated NC State (28-26, 9-12), 8-1, on a hot Sunday afternoon at Dail Stadium. Redshirt senior Jen Yee had a double and three walks as well on the day and finished the weekend having reached base in all 14 of her plate appearances with four hits and 10 walks. Yee led the game off with her 47th career double breaking Tara Knudsen’s school record. Yee finished the regular season having reached base safely at least once in all 55 games.Tech hit three more home runs on the day and finished the regular season with 105. Freshman Hope Rush hit her 18th of the year and sophomore Danielle Dike also went deep for the seventh time this season. Rush (26-6) got the win as she allowed one earned run on four hits. She walked five and struck out five in six innings of work. Junior Kristen Adkins pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning and fanned a batter to close out the game. Dike had a double and a walk to go along with her home run.

America East

Boston 6,  Maine 0

UMBC 4,  Hartford 2

Binghamton 5, Stony Brook 4

Atlantic 10

#21 Massachusetts swept Dayton 8-2, 5-4
Sara Plourde won both games.  LP Daly, both games.

#24 Fordham 1, Charlotte 0
WP Jen Mineau 2-hitter, 16K.  LP Emily Jeffery 3-hitter, 9K
Rams scored bottom 1st; after Mineau struck out the side, Dearborn led off with home run. 

#24 Fordham 8, Charlotte o (5)
WP Jen Mineau.  LP Hackett

Temple swept La Salle 6-0, 3-1
Marris was winning pitcher both games

Big 10

Northwestern 9, Penn State 5
WP Lamberth.  LP Hill

#10 Illinois 5,  Michigan State 0
WP Pepper Gay 13-1. 8K.  LP Lauren Kramer
Illini are 37-5, 10-2.  Michigan State 20-28, 4-12.

Wisconsin 8, Indiana 0

Purdue 11,  Minnesota 2

#22 Ohio State 6,  Iowa 5 (9)
WP Melanie Nichols 4H.  LP Amanda Zust. 5BB
The Buckeyes, second to Michigan in conference, broke a 5-5 tie with a run, top 7th, in a game which featured 21 hits.  After Buckeyes stranded two in the top, Hawkeyes took 2-0 lead, bottom 1st; Leichsenning singled, Carmody tripled rbi, Schultz sac bunt rbi.  OSU scored with two out in 2nd, Schultz singled, scored on Hillman single.  Iowa went up 4-1 in bottom; Dowling led with home run, Brown singled, pinch runner Akers advanced on wild pitch,  scored on Digmann grounder.  Ohio State tied with 3 runs top 3rd.  Coletta drew bases-loaded walk, rbi, Pruner scored on illegal pitch, (third run ?).    IN OSU 5th, Coletta doubled with one out; scored on Ledford single.  Iowa tied bottom 7th; with two out, Digmann scored on error at short.  OSU 9th: with two out, Coletta doubled, scored on Ledford double.  6-5.  Iowa went down in order, the last two on strikes.  OSU  33-12.  Iowa 23-19.

Big 12

#15 Missouri 11  Baylor 6
WP-Kristin Nottelmann  (16-6)  LP-Courtney Repka  (18-6)
Each team rapped 10 hits.  Bottom 1st: Taylor led off for Missouri with a single, stole 2nd, Lee walked, Marston hbp, loading bases; Taylor scored Fleming sac fly.  Two out, White rbi single.  Bears tied top 3rd: Wesley scored Walker rbi single, Walker scored on error.  Bottom 3rd: Marston singled, Fleming walked, Hudson rbi single, a second run scored on White’s rbi groundout.  4-2.  Vannatta singled in a Baylor run, top 4th, but Missouri answered with four runs.  Schneider walked, Lee two-run homer.  Vasquez relieved Repka.  Marston doubled, Fleming 2-run homer.  Baylor added a run top 5th, again Missouri responded, this time with 3 runs.  Ortega walked, Schneider singled but was forced at 2nd by Taylor; Christopher walked, Marston singled in two runs.  Christopher scored on wild pitch, and Repka returned to the circle.  Leal slugged a 2-run homer for Baylor, top 7th.  Missouri is 41-9, Baylor 28-22.

#19 Texas 10  Iowa State 2   (5 inn)
WP Blaire Luna.  LP Tori Torrescano
Texas captured at least a share of the Big 12 Championship with its 10-2 run-rule victory. The Longhorns claim their fourth Big 12 title under head coach Connie Clark and their first since 2006. The win improved Texas to 40-10 on the year and 13-2 in Big 12 play, while Iowa State fell to 25-27 and 3-13 in conference action. Freshman righthander Blaire Luna (27-6) earned the complete-game victory for the Horns after allowing two runs on five hits and fanning seven. Iowa State starter Tori Torrescano (4-7) suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out two.  For the second-straight game, Texas used a three-run home run by junior catcher Amy Hooks to grab a quick 3-0 edge in the first inning. Freshman rightfielder Taylor Hoagland started the rally with a single through the left side and sophomore first baseman Lexy Bennett drew a walk to set the table for Hooks.

#12 Oklahoma State 8  Nebraska 0   (5 inn)
WP-Kat Espinosa  (19-4)  LP-Robin Mackin  (12-13)

#11 Oklahoma 7  Kansas 0
WP-Michelle Gascoigne  (7-0)  2-Hitter  10 K’s  LP-Allie Clark  (8-10)
Oklahoma’s offense recorded 12 hits and manufactured all seven runs on base hits. Freshman Michelle Gascoigne (7-0) threw her fourth complete game of the season and second shutout. Gascoigne fanned 10 batters and allowed just two hits and two walks. The Sooners plated two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Amber Flores drew her fifth walk of the series and moved to second a bloop single to center field by Jessica Shults. Lindsey Vandever singled to right field to score Flores and Shults scored on a Haley Nix single up the middle. Back-to-back singles by Dani Dobbs and Karolyne Long gave Oklahoma two runners aboard with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. The pair scored on a double to right center by Haley Anderson. Anderson then scored on a Flores single up the middle. Vandever scored Flores on a double to center and following a KU pitching change, Nix walked on four straight pitches to load the bases. Pinch hitter Wendy Trott then drew a walk to bring in Shults for the seventh run of the game. Shults ended the game 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks. Flores went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Oklahoma closes out the regular season Thursday evening. The Sooners travel to Denton, Texas for a 6 p.m. matchup against North Texas.  Oklahoma 39-10, 13-3.    Kansas 19-32, 1-15.

#33 Texas A&M 8  #25 Texas Tech 4
WP-Rebecca Arbino  (19-9)  LP-Ashly Jacobs  (13-8)
The Aggies scored in two bunches, 5 runs top 1st, 3 runs in 5th.  In the 1st, Shannon jacked a 2-run homer, Orsak slugged a 2-run single.  Orsak hit a 3-run homer to lead the 5th.  Orsak was 2-3 with 5 rbi.  Texas A&M 39-13, 10-6.  Texas Tech 35-15, 7-11.

Big East

Villanova 4, Connecticut 0
WP Caitlin Delhaba.  LP Kiki Saveriano

#29 DePaul 7, Georgetown 3

Rutgers 8,  St. John’s 2

Providence 2,  Seton Hall 1

Syracuse vs Pittsburgh 12:00 PM Pittsburgh, Pa./cancelled rain

#32 Louisville 5,  South Florida 0
WP Tori Collins (15-4).  LP Marie Catalano
In their last game at the USF Softball Stadium, the University of South Florida softball team (22-28 Overall, 7-12 BIG EAST) dropped the rubber game of their three game set to the Louisville Cardinals (34-16, 13-6), 5-0, but the memories and history won’t be forgotten.  Louisville took a four-run lead in the second inning on four hits and one USF error. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Katelyn Mann singled to right field driving in the Cardinals first run. After the error and a Louisville RBI single by their RBI leader Melissa Roth, the Cardinals extended their lead 3-0. A wild pitch tacked on another for the fourth run of the inning. Sophomore Janine Richardson reached base for the Bulls, their first base runner after getting hit by a pitch. Freshman Stormi Grzybek followed with a walk but the Bulls were unable to score a run to cut the lead.  In the fourth, Louisville added another run with a bases loaded single by Jennifer Esteban giving the Cardinals the 5-0 lead.  In the bottom of the seventh, senior JoJo Medina broke up the no-hitter as she lead off with a single to right center. Senior Alison Savarese followed with a single to the shortstop for the Bulls’ second hit. USF didn’t muscle a run as the Cardinals took the final game of the series.

Big South

Coastal Carolina 6,  Winthrop 1

Big West

UC Davis 10, UC Riverside 2 (6)

UC Santa Barbara 1, Long Beach State 0

Cal Poly 2, CS Northridge 1

CS Fullerton 2,  Pacific 1  CSF scores 2 top 7th


James Madison 7,  Drexel 2

UNC-Wilmington 3, George Mason 0

#26 Hofstra 2,  Georgia State 0
WP Galati.  LP Lanford

Towson 7, Delaware 3

Conference USA

East Carolina 5, Southern Mississippi 0

Houston 4,  Marshall 4

Tulsa 9, UTEP 0 (5)

UAB 1, Memphis 0


Illinois-Chicago 12,  Detroit 3 (6)

Valparaiso 9, Youngstown State 8 (8)

Cleveland State 8,  Loyola-Chicago 3


Princeton 4, Cornell 1
Cornell 7,  Princeton 6

Harvard 7,  Dartmouth 1
Harvard 6,  Dartmouth 5


Ball State 6,  Western Michigan 5

Northern Illinois 3, Miami 2

Metro Atlantic

Fairfield 4,  Niagara 1
Fairfield vs Niagara 2:00 PM Niagara University, N.Y.

Canisius 1, Iona 0
Canisius 6, Iona 2

Manhattan vs Saint Peter’s 1:00 PM Jersey City, N.J.
Manhattan vs Saint Peter’s 3:00 PM Jersey City, N.J.

Rider 7, Siena 1
Siena vs Rider 3:00 PM Lawrenceville, N.J.


Howard vs Morgan State 12:00 PM Baltimore, Md.

Delaware State vs Hampton 12:00 PM Hampton, Va.

South Carolina State vs Winston-Salem State 12:00 PM Winston-Salem, N.C.

Norfolk State vs North Carolina A&T 12:00 PM Greensboro, N.C.

Bethune-Cookman vs Florida A&M 12:00 PM Tallahassee, Fla.

Coppin State vs Maryland-Eastern Shore 1:00 PM Princess Anne, Md.

Missouri Valley

Creighton’s Tara Oltman equaled the MVC record for career strikeouts (1,036) and led Creighton to a series win over Illinois State 3-1 on Sunday and pull the Bluejays within a half-game of the Redbirds for second place in the conference standings.  Southern Illinois finished off its sweep of UNI 4-1 and pushed its MVC lead to a game and a half with three to play.  The Salukis’ Katie Wilson drove home her 47th run of the year to set the all-time SIU single-season record. Missouri State finished off the sweep of Indiana State, 9-5, and Wichita State did the same to Bradley, winning 3-2 on Sunday.  Evansville locked up the field for the State Farm MVC Softball Championship by taking the rubber game from Drake, 2-0. 

Drake vs Evansville 12:00 PM Evansville, Ind.
Creighton vs Illinois State 12:00 PM Normal, Ill.
Northern Iowa vs Southern Illinois 12:00 PM Carbondale, Ill.
Indiana State vs Missouri State 12:00 PM Springfield, Mo.
Bradley vs Wichita State 12:00 PM Wichita, Kan.

Mountain West

San Diego State 3, UNLV 0


Sacred Heart vs Quinnipiac 12:00 PM Hamden, Conn.
Sacred Heart vs Quinnipiac 2:00 PM Hamden, Conn.

Saint Francis vs Long Island 12:00 PM Brooklyn, N.Y.
Saint Francis vs Long Island 2:00 PM Brooklyn, N.Y.

Robert Morris vs Wagner 12:00 PM Staten Island, N.Y.
Robert Morris vs Wagner 2:00 PM Staten Island, N.Y.

Mount St. Mary’s vs Monmouth 12:00 PM West Long Beach, N.J.
Mount St. Mary’s vs Monmouth 2:00 PM West Long Beach, N.J.

Central Connecticut vs Fairleigh Dickinson 12:00 PM Teaneck, N.J.
Central Connecticut vs Fairleigh Dickinson 2:00 PM Teaneck, N.J.

Ohio Valley

Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee State 12:00 PM Nashville, Tenn.
Eastern Kentucky vs Tennessee Tech 1:00 PM Cookeville, Tenn.

Jacksonville State vs Austin Peay TBD Clarksville, Tenn.

Morehead State vs Murray State 1:00 PM Murray, Ky.

Tennessee-Martin swept  Southeast Missouri 5-1, 2-0


#5 UCLA 10, #13 Oregon 2 (6)
WP Donna Kerr. 4H (4in).  SV Megan Langenfeld.  LP Jessica Moore
Bruins tagged 13 hits including 3 homers.  Sweeping 3-game series, UCLA recorded 31 runs with 9 homers. UCLA 38-9, 10-5.  Oregon 31-13, 7-8.  Pappas walked top 1st to open the game, scored with two out on Kivett single.  Bruins scored two, bottom 1st; DiSalvatore reached on an error in left, with two out, Andrea Harrison homered.  Top 3rf: Williamson singled, scored on Pappas double.  Again, UCLA responded: Langenfeld walked with one out; Andrea Harrison jacked her second 2-run homer.  Bottom 4th: DiSalvatore singled, Monica Harrison doubled, Langenfeld rbi single.  Bruins tacked on 4 runs bottom 5th: DiSalvatore slugged a 3-run homer; Skillingstad relieved Moore; Monica Harrison scored on Langenfeld single.  UCLAd reached run-rule bottom 6th on Shull’s two-out homer. 

#8 Arizona State 3,  #20 Stanford 2
WP Hillary Bach.  LP Ashley Chinn
After scoring single runs 4th and 5th, Cardinal had 2-1 lead but Sun Devils scored two top 6th.  Top 2nd: Urfer singled, advanced on wild pitch, took 2rd on Lockwood sac, scored on Carlson sac fly.  Bottom 4th: Koplitz hbp, Rich doubled, Koplitz scored on Neil groundout.  Bottom 5th: Van Zandt led with a double; Edwards in to run; Becerra sac bunt; Hassman hit into fielder’s choice, Edwards out at home.  Haber singled, Hassman scored.  2-1.  Top 6th: Boyd singled, Castillo doubled.  Rich relieved Chinn.  Boyd scored tying run on Urfer groundout.  Lockwood singled, pinch runner Ketchum scored.  3-2.  In bottom half, Neill singled but was stranded.  Bottom 7th: two out, Haber walked, stole 2nd, Hansen reached on error at 1st, Haber to 3rd with the tying run.  Koplitz flied out to end the game.  Arizona State 49-11, 8-7.  Stanford 32-14, 5-10.

#16 California 8, #3 Arizona 0 (6)
WP Valerie Arioto 3H, 9K.  LP Sarah Akamine
The Bears denied the Wildcats a series sweep in a game in which seven errors factored (5 by UofA). Cal improves to 36-15, 6-9.  Arizona is 40-8, 10-5. Cal got its first lead of the weekend, bottom 1st, Reid scoring on Williams’ single, Thomas scoring on an error.  The Wildcats had a scoring opportunity in the top 4th, with Arredondo on 3rd, Chambers on 2nd, but Arioto struck out the last two batters.  With bases loaded bottom 5th, no outs, Arioto reached on an error at short, Elia Reid scored.   An error at 2nd allowed Jamia Reid to score.  Echevarria doubled in two runs.  6-0.  Cal 6th: Henderson doubled, advanced on Elia Reid sac bunt; Jamia Reid reached on an error; Arioto singled in both runners. 

#2 Washington 1, Oregon State 0
WP Danielle Lawrie 3H, 13K.  LP Marina Demore
With two out on strikes, bottom 3rd, Huskies scored when Pohlman singled, stole 2nd; Salling walked; Williams singled, rbi.  UW 40-5.  OSU 22-27.

Pacific Coast

Utah Valley vs Idaho State 12:00 PM Pocatello, Idaho
Utah Valley vs Idaho State 2:00 PM Pocatello, Idaho

Loyola Marymount vs San Diego 12:00 PM San Diego, Calif.
Loyola Marymount vs San Diego 2:00 PM San Diego, Calif.

CS Bakersfield vs Sacramento State 12:00 PM Sacramento, Calif.
CS Bakersfield vs Sacramento State 2:00 PM Sacramento, Calif.

Saint Mary’s 4,  Santa Clara 3
Saint Mary’s 8,  Santa Clara 5

Northern Colorado vs Seattle 12:00 PM Seattle, Wash.
Northern Colorado vs Seattle 2:00 PM Seattle, Wash.


Lehigh 5,  Holy Cross 2
Lehigh 5,  Holy Cross 0

Colgate 4,  Lafayette 2
Colgate 7,  Lafayette 0

Army 2,  Bucknell 1
WP Beverly Nordin.  SV Shawna Bleyt.  LP Bridget Gates
Bucknell 4, Army 0
The Black Knights (30-18, 13-5 PL) fell 4-0 to the Bison (24-17-1, 11-9 PL) in the nightcap in splitting the series for the second straight day.


#6 Florida vs Mississippi State 12:00 PM Starkville, Miss./cancelled rain

Mississippi 10,  Arkansas 6
WP Perry  LP McLemore

#9 Tennessee vs #4 Alabama 2:00 PM Tuscaloosa, Ala./cancelled rain


Samford 9,  Western Carolina 1

UNC Greensboro 3, Chattanooga 0

Furman 4,  College of Charleston 3

Georgia Southern 7, Elon 4


Texas A&M-CC 4, Texas Arlington 3

Stephen F. Austin 14,  Nicholls State 5

Sam Houston State 1, Central Arkansas 0

Texas State 7, Northwestern State 1

McNeese State 8, Southeastern Louisiana 0 (5)


North Dakota State swept UMKC 8-0 (6), 10-3

Sun Belt

Florida International 4, Louisiana-Monroe 0

Florida Atlantic 4, Middle Tennessee State 1

Louisiana-Lafayette 9, North Texas 0 (5)

South Alabama vs Western Kentucky 12:00 PM Bowling Green, Ky./cancelled rain


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