MAY 23 2010 REGIONAL FINALS
Region 1: Tuscaloosa 230pm
#1 Alabama 6, Lipscomb 0 Alabama advances to Super Regionals
WP Kelsi Dunne. 2-hitter, 14 K. LP Whitney Kiihnl. Alabama will play Hawaii
The Tide, who will host Hawaii, scored bottom 2nd on Conley’s home run. After Dunne struck out the side in the 3rd, two more runs scored on Locke’s homer. Conley opened the Bama 6th with her second homer. Jacobson relieved Kiihnl. Dawson hbp, Fenton walked, Branham moved the runners with a sac bunt; Boccia’s sac fly brought Dawson home; Fenton scored on a throwing error. Lipscomb finished 50-12, 18-2 in Atlantic 10.
Region 16: Stanford 4pm
#1 Hawaii 7, #3 Texas Tech 1 Hawaii advances to Super Regionals
Hawaii will play Alabama in Tuscaloosa
WP Stephanie Ricketts. LP Angela Brokeshoulder
The teams traded runs in the 1st. Tech’s Kenney drew a walk to start the game, advanced on Legler’s sac, and scored on Bledsoe’s double. After Majam led the bottom with a homer, Hawaii loaded the bases with one out: Gonzales walked, Rodriguez and Aguirre singled; no score. Yoshikawa homered in the 2nd. Hawaii is one of the best home run hitting teams, and showed that talent in the 3rd when Gonzales and Rodriguez hit back-to-back dingers. The Hawaiians staved off a Tech threat in the 6th, which left two Texans stranded. Hawaii scored three final runs bottom 6th; Grimes homered (the team’s fifth this game). Yoshikawa singled, Majam walked, with two out, Rodriguez singled, two runs scored. Texas Tech 38-18.
Region 9: Columbia MO 2pm
#1 Missouri 4, #2 Illinois 2 Missouri advances to Super Regionals
WP Kristin Nottelmann. LP Monica Perry. Missouri will play Oregon in Super Regionals
Both teams scored in 1st. At top, Missouri’s Taylor walked, Lee doubled, Taylor scored on Fleming sac fly. In bottom, Zymkowitz reached on an error, scored on another error. In 3rd, Taylor tripled, scored on Lee single. Marston reached on fielder’s choice with sac/bunt, but reached on error at 3rd, pinch runner Young scored. Pepper Gay relieved Perry; Missouri scored again. 4-1. Illinois narrowed the gap when Hackett led the bottom 6th with a solo shot, but the next three batters went down in order. Illinois stranded a runner in the 7th. Illinois 45-8.
Region 8: Atlanta 1pm
#2 Oregon 4, #1 Georgia Tech 3 (8) Oregon advances to Super Regionals
WP Mikayla Endicott. LP Hope Rush. Oregon will play Missouri in Super Regionals.
Georgia Tech scored two runs, bottom 7th, to tie 3-all. The Ducks scored a run, top 8th.
Oregon scored top 2nd: Fulava singled, with one out, Vitek walked, bases loaded; Kivett walked, rbi. Tech tied in 3rd on Yee leadoff home run. With two out in 4th, Kivett singled, Burger tripled rbi, Bryant singled rbi, 3-1. Tech 7th: Bear singled, Jones walked; one out, Kuzma singled rbi; Weseman given intentional walk; Priebe singled, rbi. Score tied 3-all. Endicott relieved starter Jessica Moore, and struck out Rush and Jordan, leaving bases loaded. Re led Ducks 8th with single, Deadmond in to run; Deadmond advanced on wild pitch and on Vitek sac bunt. Kivett’s sac fly scored the go-ahead run. Three Techsters went down in order, two on strikes. Georgia Tech 51-11.
Region 5: Los Angeles 3pm
#1 UCLA 7, #3 Fresno State 2 UCLA advances to Super Regionals
WP Aleah Macon. LP Michelle Moses. UCLA will play Louisiana-Lafayette
Bulldogs took lead bottom 1st on Michelle Moses 2-run homer. Camuso tied game with 2-run homer top 2nd. All quiet on the Western front until the 6th when the Bruins added four runs. Odd sequence. Camuso walked with one out; Murray pinch ran for Camuso; Lindvall pinch ran for Murray. With two out, Bates reached on an error; DiSalvatore singled, rbi. Monica Harrison slugged a 3-run homer. Burney’s homer in the 7th ended the scoring. Fresno State ended their season 41-21. As ESPN noted, Fresno State is the only school to earn a berth in all 29 NCAA tournaments.
Region 12: Baton Rouge 2pm
#3 Louisiana-Lafayette 6, #2 Texas A&M 1 Louisiana-Lafayette advances to Super Regionals
WP Brittany Cuevas LP Rebecca Arbino. Ragin’ Cajuns play UCLA
Scoreless until the 4th. After Arbino relieved Melissa Dumezich, the Cajuns scored 4 runs. Cormier scored on Verde’s single; Bridges jacked a 3-run homer. The Aggies got one back in the bottom when May homered. ULL scored again in the 5th; Dumezich relieved Arbino. The Cajuns closed out the scoring top 7th when Gaspard scored on Verde’s double. Texas A&M 44-16, the sixth 40-win season for coach Jo Evans.
Region 13: Amherst 5pm
#1 Arizona State 9, #4 Long Island University 1 Arizona State advances to Super Regionals
WP Hillary Bach. 3-hitter. LP Blaire Porter. Arizona State will play Florida
ASU 1st: Boyd scored on Rogers’ single. Donnenwirth and Lockwood drove in runs. ASU scored four runs in the 3rd, three on a Carlson home run, 7-0. Marker and Lewis singled in the Blackbird 4th, and Martinson drove in the LIU run. A wild pitch and base hit in the 5th gave ASU the 9-1 lead. Long Island finished the season 39-18.
Region 4: Gainesville 1pm
#1 Florida 13, #2 Florida International 3 (5) Florida advances to Super Regionals
WP Stephanie Brombacher. LP Kasey Barrett Gators play ASU in Super Regionals
Big bat day in Gainesville. Top 1st: Enea hbp/rbi; Schutte grand slam. FIU responded with two, rbi double by Rojas, sac fly by Welch. Brooks belted a 2-run homer in Gator 3rd. After Griadek relieved Barrett to pitch the 4th, Enea was hbp again, loading the bases, Schutte drew rbi walk; Bush doubled in two runs; DeFelice rbi single. Rojas led the FIU 4th with a home run. The Gators added a run in the 5th. Florida International 38-21.
note: North Carolina will play Nebraska at 3pm to determine finalist ;
North Carolina 1, Nebraska 0 (8).Tar Heels will have to defeat Huskies twice to advance.
WP Danielle Spaulding 18K. No Hitter LP Ashley Hagemann
Spaulding, who would rack 27 Ks on the day, gave up two walks and hit two batters in this stay-alive game. The Tar Heels managed just one hit before the crucial 8th inning. Wheeler led the at-bat with a homer to left center. Hupp walked leading off for the Huskers; stranded. Nebraska 30-29.
#1 Washington 2, #2 North Carolina 1 (8) Washington advances to Super Regionals
WP Danielle Lawrie. 3H 15K. LP Danielle Spaulding 6H, 9K. Spaulding was pitching second game of the afternoon.
After Lawrie struck out the side, top 2nd, Huskies’s Williams scored on lead-off home run, bottom 2nd; Tar Heels tied top 7th; McKinney singled, Mahon in to run; Mahon advanced on wild pitch, Spaulding popped to Lawrie, Blake doubled, rbi. UNC 8th: Robinson reached on error at 3rd, pinch runner Manko was stranded. Huskies scored bottom 8th. Pohlman struck out; Salling singled, Lawrie was given intentional pass, Wright doubled, Salling scored the winning run. North Carolina 42-20.
Washington will host Oklahoma.
Region 14: College Park 1230pm
#1` Oklahoma 2, #2 Fordham 0 Oklahoma advances to Super Regionals
WP Keilani Ricketts 2-hitter, 10K. LP Jen Mineau 4K
Ricketts started off-stride, walking the first two Rams, Dearborn and Labovick, on 3-2 counts. Pellechio struck out, but Wiggins walked, loading the bases. Wiggins fanned. Shager went down swinging, stranding three. OU 1st: Huey fouled out to 3rd, the first ball put in play. Flores reached on error at 2nd, Shults singled hard to right. Vandever forced Shults at 2nd. Nix flied to right. Top 2nd: Callahan looked at a third strike, Richards beat out a comebacker, Bright whiffed, Dearborn popped to Ricketts. OU 2nd:Ricketts, Anderson grounded to short; Jones singled to left, Dobbs fouled out to 3rd. Rams 3rd: with one out, Pellechio singled to right center; Fisher and Wiggins fanned.OU 3rd: After Huey and Flores popped up, Shults laced another hard single to right center. Vandever popped to 3rd as Sooner batters continued to hit under Mineau’s rise. Rams 4th: Down in order, Shager and Richards on strikes. Sooners 4th: Nix opened with a double to the center field wall; Ricketts popped to the catcher; Anderson reached on a third strike/passed ball, Nix to 3rd.Anderson advanced to 2nd. Jones swung at a high rise ball, giving Mineau, a national strikeout leader, her first K of the game. Dobbs popped to 3rd – the sixth Sooner popup, stranding runners at 2nd and 3rd. Rams 5th: Bright fanned, Dearborn grounded to Shults at 1st; LaBovick drew the fourth walk off Ricketts; Pellechio singled to center last time up worked a 3-2 count and walked; Fisher got the Fordham crowd excited with a slice to left which went foul, then rapped a grounder past Ricketts which Long snatched and fired to Shults in time (second game in a row in which Long denied an opponent a scoring opportunity. OU 5th: Sallis, pinch-hitting for Huey, drew Mineau’s first walk. Flores sacrificed speedster Sallis to 2nd. Shults was given an pass. Vandever fanned. Nix hit a Texas Leaguer which dropped in for an error on the left fielder, Sallis scoring. Ricketts slashed the Sooners’ fifth hit to center, driving in Shults, 2-0. Rams 6th: Wiggins grounded out to 1st. Shager popped to Dobbs at 3rd, and Callahan ground out to 3rd. OU 6th: Jones singled to right; Long in to run; pinch hitter Trott became Mineau’s fourth K; Huey laid down a perfect bunt; Flores popped up to short; Shults who was intentionally walked last-up worked a 3-1 count and walked, loading the bases with two out. Vandever grounded to 3rd, stranding three. (Vandever, a power at clean-up spot, stranded six this game.) Rams 7th: Pinch hitter Pollak struck out. Pinch hitter Palumbo grounded to short. Dearborn popped to 3rd, sending the Sooners to Seattle for Super Regionals. Fordham 49-11, 16-2 Atlantic 10.
Region 11: Columbus OH 230pm
#1 California 7, #2 Ohio State 0 California advances to Super Regionals
WP Valerie Arioto 2-hitter LP Megan Miller
California plays Georgia in Super Regionals
J Reid scored on Arioto’s single, top 1st. The Bears then crushed the Buckeyes with a five-run 2nd. E Reid’s rbi single, was followed by two more runs, capped by Arioto’s 2-run homer. Cal closed out the scoring in the 5th, Echevarria scoring on Sevilla’s single. Ohio State 39-14.
Region 6: Athens GA 12pm
#1 Georgia 8, #3 Radford 1 Georgia advances to Super Regionals
WP Sarah McCloud LP Chelsea Kelley
Top 1st: Wiggins 1-out homer. Goler doubled, Hesson tripled rbi,, 2-0. Snooks relieved Kelley. Top 2nd: Hubbard scored on Wiggins single, Pauly (double) scored onGoler sac fly. 4-0. Bottom: Beall, Cunniingham singled, Williams doubled, rbi. 4-1. Georgia 4th: Three consecutive doubles – Pauly, Schlopy, Wiggins – booted the score to 6-1. Jenkins relieved Snooks. Razey opened the Dawgs 5th with a solo HR. Dawgs 6th: Hesson doubled in pinch runner Couey, 8-1.Erin Arevalo relieved McCloud and ended the game.
Georgia will play California.
Region 7: Austin
BYU advances to Super Regionals
BYU will play Arizona
Region 10: Tucson 3pm
#1 Arizona 10, #2 Hofstra 6 (12) Arizona advances to Super Regionals
WP Sarah Akamine (in relief) LP Olivia Galati. Arizona will host BYU.
Hofstra broke 4-4 tie with 2 runs top 12th; Wildcats pounced back with 6 in bottom, 4 on grand slam.
Arizona started Kenzie Fowler who went 11 innings, gave up 11 hits with 9 K. A slug-fest: 12 hits for Arizona, 11 for Hofstra. Hofstra scored two top 1st on Ziemba double. With one out, Schutzler and Arredondo singled, Chambers was issued a pass; Del Ponte rbi sac fly; two runs scored on an error. 3-2 Arizona. That score held until the 6th when Galati led off with a homer for Hofstra. 3-3. Both teams scored in the 9th. Michalowski scored when Galati reached on an error. Haack homered for the Wildcats. 4-4. Hofstra 12th: bases loaded, DePasquale rbi single; Michalowski drew an rbi walk. Now trailing 6-4, Arizona came back hard. Buchanan singled; with one out, Schutzler singled and Arredondo tripled in two runs; Chambers and Del Ponte were intentionally walked, reloading the bases, which Koria emptied on the second pitch with a walk-off grand slam. Hofstra 45-12.
Region 15: Knoxville TN 1pm
#1 Tennessee 3, #2 Louisville 1 (9) Tennessee advances to Super Regionals
WP Cat Hosfield. S Ivy Renfro. LP Tori Collins
Vols score two top 9th to win. Will play Michigan in Super Regionals.
The Cardinals put it all out there, pushing the higher ranked Vols. Louisville scored bottom 2nd on Bemis home run, and held that lead until top 5th when Tennessee ‘s Grieve singled with two out, scored on Spigner’s double. The Vols broke the tie top 9th. Gibson led with a double, Hammond in to run. Kajitani singled with one out, Hammond scored; Webb reached on a throwing error; another error sent Kajitani home. Louisville 41-19.
Region 2: Ann Arbor 1pm
#1 Michigan 12, #2 Notre Dame 2 Michigan advances to Super Regionals
WP Jordan Taylor 11K. LP Jody Valdivia. Michigan had 11 hits to Notre Dame’s 7.
Michigan will play Tennessee in Super Regionals
UM 1st: Viefhaus homered with two out. Irish tied in bottom when Johnson homered with two out. After UM stranded two top 2nd, Irish took 2-1 lead when O’Connor scored on Maldonado single. Viefhaus put UM back in lead in3rd with 3-run home run. Michigan added 3 runs in the 4th, and single runs in the 5th and 6th before capping the game with a 3-run homer by St Clair in the 7th. Notre Dame finished the season 47-12.