SATURDAY MAY 25 SUPER REGIONALS
ANN ARBOR SUPER REGIONAL May 24-25 | Ann Arbor, Mich.
Friday, May 24 Game 1: Louisiana-Lafayette 3, No. 8 Michigan 4 (8)
Saturday, May 25 Game 2: Louisiana-Lafayette 5, No. 8 Michigan 0. Cajuns force Game Three.
Game 3: No. 8 Michigan 2, Louisiana-Lafayette 1. Michigan advances to Women’s College World Series
AUSTIN SUPER REGIONAL May 24-25 | Austin, Texas
Friday, May 24 Game 1: Florida State vs. No. 4 Texas, 9 p.m. POSTPONED
Saturday, May 25 Game 1: Florida State lost to No. 4 Texas 4-2
Game 2: Florida State vs. No. 4 Texas, 3 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU)
Game 3 (if necessary)
COLUMBIA SUPER REGIONAL May 23-24 | Columbia, Mo.
Thursday, May 23 Game 1: No. 11 Washington 2. No. 6 Missouri 1 (8)
Friday, May 24 Game 2: No. 11 Washington 1, No. 6 Missouri 0 Huskies advance to WCWS
EUGENE SUPER REGIONAL May 25-26 | Eugene, Ore.
Saturday, May 25 Game 1: No. 14 Nebraska 5, No. 3 Oregon 2
Sunday, May 26 Game 2: No. 14 Nebraska vs. No. 3 Oregon, 3 p.m. (ESPNU) Game 3: No. 14 Nebraska vs. No. 3 Oregon, 6 p.m. (ESPNU) (if necessary)
GAINESVILLE SUPER REGIONAL May 25-26 | Gainesville, Fla.
Saturday, May 25 Game 1: Florida 4, UAB 3
Sunday, May 26 Game 2: UAB vs. No. 2 Florida, Noon (ESPN) Game 3: UAB vs. No. 2 Florida, 3 p.m. (ESPN) (if necessary)
KNOXVILLE SUPER REGIONAL May 24-25 | Knoxville, Tenn.
Friday, May 24 Game 1: No. 10 Alabama 2, No. 7 Tennessee 3
Saturday, May 25 Game 2: No. 10 Alabama loses to No. 7 Tennessee, 5-3 Vols advance to College World Series
Game 3: No. 10 Alabama vs. No. 7 Tennessee, 8 p.m. (ESPN2) (if necessary)
NORMAN SUPER REGIONAL May 23-24 | Norman, Okla.
Thursday, May 23 Game 1: No. 16 Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Oklahoma, POSTPONED
Friday, May 24 Game 1: No. 16 Texas A&M 2. No. 1 Oklahoma 10 (6)
Game 2: #16 Texas A&M 0, No. 1 Oklahoma 8 (5) Oklahoma advances to Women’s College World Series
TEMPE SUPER REGIONAL May 25-26 | Tempe, Ariz.
Saturday, May 25 Game 1: No. 12 Kentucky def by No. 5 Arizona State* 5-4
Sunday, May 26 Game 2: No. 12 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Arizona State*, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Game 3: No. 12 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Arizona State*, 8 p.m. (ESPN2) (if necessary)
SATURDAY SCHEDULE (posted by NCAA)
1200 Oklahoma 8, Texas A&M 0 (5)
WP Keilani Ricketts 7K, 3H. LP Mel Dumezich. The Sooners have played with both aggressiveness at bat and in the field, and, with passion honoring the victims of the tornado in nearby Moore, their helmets emblazoned with the Oklahoma symbol. They advanced to the WCWS with a display of their vaunted power, starting with a solo shot by Pendley in the 1st. OU 3rd: Chamberlain singled, Casey walked; Pendley turned on a 1-2 pitch which she jacked over the fence in right, 3 rbi. Two out in the Sooners 4th, Turang singled, Chamberlain walked, Casey hbp, Pendley drew an rbi walk (fifth rbi), Ricketts doubled to center, 2 rbi. After TAMU changed pitchers (Lauren Ainsley), Williams singled, rbi. Sooners 8-0. The Aggies went down in order in the 4th; in their fifth, facing run-rule, Morgam struck out, pinch-hitter Shannon flied out, Dumezich hbp on a full count, Dozier struck out. OU (50-4) will play the winner of the Ann Arbor super regional.
1200 Louisiana Lafayette 5, Michigan 0. Cajuns force Game Three
WP Jordan Wallace LP Sara Driesenga. Seemingly raging after their mental and physical errors contributed to Michigan’s 8-inning win in Game One, the Cajuns came out firing. After Driesenga relieved starter Haylie Wagner, in the ULL 4th, Draheim belted a solo. Haack singled; with two out, Corbello jacked a 2-run homer, 3-0. One out, ULL 6th, Draheim slugged her second homer. Haack singled, scored two batters later on an error. Knapp singled in the 7th but was stranded. Impressive performance by Wallace: 3H, 10K. Michigan had won 20 straight games at home. ESPN announced that Game Three would begin at 3pm.
100 Florida 4, UAB 3
WP Hannah Rogers LP Leigh Streetman in relief. Gators score two bottom 7th. UAB 2nd: pinch-runner Britt scored on error at 1st. Two out Gator 3rd, Stewart singled, scored on McGrath single. Two out, UAB 5th: Attfield singled, Pearson doubled, Attfield scored on Fletcher single, UAB left bases loaded. Two out, Gators 5th: Merritt hbp, Tofft and Haeger singled, bases loaded, Horton hbp, rbi’ Gators also left bases loaded. Streetman relieved starter Lannah Campbell in 6th after Little walked and Fullersingled; again Gators left bases loaded. Two out, top 7th, UAB regained lead; Fletcher walked, Armstrong singled, Fletcher scored on McGrath single; UAB stranded two. Gators 7th: Haeger and Horton walked; Schwarz hbp, bases loaded, Schwarz hbp, rbi; game tied. Fuller looked at a third strike but Medina singled to left, driving in the winning run.
300 Michigan 2, Louisiana Lafayette 1 (what if game) Michigan wins Super Regional
WP Sara Driesenga 4H, 7K. LP Jordan Wallace. ULL broke the scoring ice with a run top 4th; Draheim scored on Landry single. Two out, Michigan 5th: Romero hbp; Blanchard single; Lane, formidable in previous games, doubled home both runners. Ragin Cajuns went down in order in 6th and 7th. Michigan advances to play Oklahoma on Thursday at the WCWS. Spy note: didn’t watch every at-bat of every game, but officiating crew at Ann Arbor was the only crew we saw calling slappers for being out of the box. Important rule, rarely called.
500 Tennessee 5, Alabama 3 Tennessee wins Super Regional and WCWS berth
WP Ivy Renfroe LP Jackie Trains Save Ellen Renfroe. There will be no repeat for 2012 WCWS champion Alabama, but the Tide made a major effort. Bama led 3-0, scoring 2 rums bottom 1st on Fichtner single which brought home Braud and McCleney (singles), then scoring a run bottom 2nd when McCleney reached on an error with bases loaded. All 3 runs off Ivy Renfroe. Vols loaded bases top 3rd, scoring on Shipman’s sac fly. Top 4th: Vols tied; Dotson and Brown singled; Dotson scored on Gaffin’s sac fly. Akamine walked, Burroughs in to run; both advanced on a passed ball; Lewis walked, Brown scored. 3-3. Shipman opened Vols 5th with a double; scored go-ahead run on Dotson’ sac fly. Cheyenne Tarango pitched bottom 5th; Tide stranded two. Vols 6th: Akamine singled; Leslie Jury relieved Traina. Lewis singled; both were stranded. Ellen Renfroe pitched the 6th; hita batter, no runs. ols 7th: Tarango walked, Hammond in to run; scored final run on Brown’s double up the middle. Tide 7th: McCleney singled, but Renfroe struck out two of three. Tennessee will face the winner of the Gainesville super regional.
600 Florida State def by Texas 3-2
WP Blaire Luna 10K. LP Monica Perry. Lacey Waldrop started for FSU and gave the first two Longhorn runs but Perry gave up the tiebreaker in the 6th. The Seminoles took the lead in the 3rd on East’s 2-run double. The Horns tallied a run on Scott’s rbi single in the 4th, and tied the game on Washington’s rbi double in the 5th. Florida State left bases loaded top 6th. After Perry relieved to pitch the bottom, the Horns scored when Schmidt singled, Scott rbi double.
800 Nebraska def Oregon 5-2
WP Ysyum Edwards LP Jessica Moore. Many observers contended that Oregon was a Top 5 teams, but the Huskers were battle-tested in Regionals against Top 25 teams. his gamr was effectively decided in the top 5th. Armstrong singled, advanced on a sac bunt by Fowler, Bettiol walked, Tatum Edwards singled, loading the bases. Banda singled, rbi; two out, Thomason jacked the fourth grand slam of her career, 5-0. The Ducks rallied, bottom 7th. One out, Pappas and Howard singled, Lindvall walked, Moore grounded out, rbi; Costa reached on an error at short, Howard scored. Takeda lined to short. Next game Sunday 3pm.
1000 Kentucky def by Arizona State 5-4
WP Dallas Escobedo LP Kelsey Hunley Save Mackenzie Popescue. Sun Devils scored bottom 3rd on Coyle’s 3-run homer. The Wildcats scored in the 5th on Stoke’s solo HR. ASU countered in the bottom with Johnson’s rbi triple and Coyles rbi sac fly. Kentucky rebounded with three homers in the 6th: Cumbess, O’Brien and Stokes (again). Ahead 5-4, ASU relieved Escobedo, Popescue gave up a walk but Kentucky could not rally.
NCAA SUNDAY SCHEDULE
1200 Florida vs UAB
300 Florida vs UAB (if necessary)
300 Texas vs Florida State
300 Oregon vs Nebraska
500 Arizona State vs Kentucky
600 Oregon vs Nebraska (if necessary)
600 Texas vs Florida State (if necessary)
800 Arizona State vs Kentucky (if necessary)
Women’s College World Series
May 30-June 5 (double-elimination) | Oklahoma City