Super Regionals Day Two
May 27 2011
The latest NCAA statistics for individuals and teams have been posted on www.spysoftball.org. The data are inclusive for all games thru May 22 including NCAA Regionals. RPI has not been updated since May 17. NCAA Championship bracket is on www.spysoftball.org.
Active Top 25
ESPN/USA Softball last poll May 17
1. Arizona State eliminated Texas A&M 4-2/advances to College World Series
3. Alabama run-ruled Stanford 10-0 (5); eliminated Stanford 1-0
4. Missouri vs Washington (Saturday)
5T. California vs Kentucky (Saturday)
5T. Florida run-ruled Oregon 9-1
8. Georgia vs Baylor (Saturday)
10. Arizona lost to Oklahoma 6-0
11. Oregon lost to Florida 9-1
12T Oklahoma defeated Arizona 6-0
12T Stanford vs lost to Alabama 10-0 (5); lost 1-0
14. Washington vs Missouri (Saturday)
15. Baylor vs Georgia (Saturday)
17. Texas A&M def by Arizona State 4-2
21. Kentucky vs California (Saturday)
25. Oklahoma State def Houston 3-0
UR. Houston lost to Oklahoma State 3-0
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#4 Florida 9, #13 Oregon 1 (5). Seeking a fourth appearance in the College World Series, led by Brittany Schutte, run-ruled Oregon. Mpi;troe started the hit parade with a lead-off single, bottom 1st. One K later, Bruder doubled, rbi. Schulte, on a 2-2 count, jacked the first of two 2-run homers. 3-0. (Schutte hit a deep foul to right, which struck a passing caer, knocking off its mirror; she then homered to right center) The Ducks fired back; Fulava led the 2nd with a double; with one out, advanced on an illegal pitch; two out, Pappas singled, rbi. With 2 out in the Gator 3rd, Bruder walked, Schutte homered inside the left-field foul pole. Hannah Rogers relieved Brombacher and Skillingstad relieved Moore to pitch the 4th. Coyle led, was hbp; she advanced on DeFelice saac and a wild pitch, then scored on a wild pitch. 6-0. The Ducks lefty 2 on base, top 5th. Gator 5th: Paculba reached on an error at short; Bruder doubled, Schutte walked, loading the bases. Endicott relieved Skillingstad. Bush singled, 2 rbi. Coyle walked, reloading the bases. DeFelice singled, Schutte scored the ninth run.
Alabama 10, Stanford 0 (5). Perhaps propelled by the sting of last night’s loss, in which the Cardinal racked a 5-0 lead over Dunne before she got her game under control, Dunne and the Tide hitters rebounded sharply, Dunne throwing a 2-hitter. Bama racked 14 hits off Stanford pitchers. One out top 1st, Fenton singled, stole 2nd, to 3rd on a wild pitch, scored on Larsen’s double. Locke hbp; Lunceford fielder’s choice, forcing Locke, Larsen scored the second run. Two out, Bama second; Braud singled, stole 2nd, acored on Fenton double. Bama 3rd: Locke, Lunceford singled, one out, Hunt walked, bases loaded. Davis scored on Dawson fielder’s choice. The Tide added 2 runs in the 4th, setting the stage for Fenton who racked a grand slam to reach run-rule level, 10-0. Thew teams play the rubber match at 7pm, the winner advancing to the College World Series.
Oklahoma State 3, Houston 0. Houston, the only team in Super Regionals which is not ranked Top 25, nor from one of the three power conferences, needed a super performance from Amanda Crabtree, one of the nation’s leading strikeout artists, and some punch from their hitters, and they outhit the Cowgirls 10-6. Houston had 2 singles in the 1st but stranded both runners. OSU scored a run in the bottom; Gearhart led with a single, Morrison sacrificed, with two out, Ward doubled, rbi. Crabtree struck out 2 in the 2nd. After Houston went down in order top 3rd, Outon relieved Crabtree, and OSU also went down in order. Lathan, who doubled for the Cougars in the 2nd, rapped a singlew in the 4th, with 2 out. The Cowgirls scored their final 2 runs in the bottom. Hamilton and Ward singled; Ward and Hamilton advanced, with one down, on a groundout. Boyd doubled in both runners. Brazil and Jones singled to open the Cougars 5th, but OSU recorded 3 outs. Botttom 5th, Morrison singled. Two out in Houston’s 6th, Lathan and Outon singled, but Brazil popped to 3rd. Three OSU groundouts brought Houston its final chance in the 7th. One out, Sherman and Anderson singled; Odom relieved Espinosa. Gaber flied to left, Gregson struck out swinging.
Alabama 1, Stanford 0. The Crimson Tide scored its run bottom 6th to advance to the World Series. Gerhart held Bama hitless until the 5th, when Larsen singled; with one out, Braud singled, pinch runner Davis advanced to 3rd. Braud stole 2nd, but Fenton, who had the grand slam rearlier, struck out. Traina, who had come on in the 4th, struck out the side in the 6th. Bama 6th: Larsen grounded out; Traina singled; Lunceford popped to short; Boccia tripled, Traina scored. Hunt popped to short. Stanford had chances; Hassman singled to start the game, butstarter Kelsi Dunne nailed two Ks. The Cardinal loaded the bases in the 2nd; two out, Hassman hit into a fielder’s choice, Koutz out at home. Cardinal 4th: one out, Koutz and Burns singled, which prompted Alabama to relieve Dunne. Becerra sacrificed the runners a base; Gerhart grounded out. Stanford went down in order in the 7th. At the WCWS, Alabama will meet the winner of the California vs Kentucky Super Regional, a best of three which starts Saturday.
Arizona State 4, Texas A&M 2. The Sun Devils were ranked #1 in both polls during the closing stages of the season, and widely considered to have one of the best 1-9 hitting lineups. Tonight, in their second game against the Aggies, there would be no controversy; instead, the Sun Devils followed the strategy which has been their mainstay; build an early lead, let your pitchers and defense hold it. Top 1st, Boydf singled, Rogers sacrificed, Castillo, the hitting hero last night, creushed a 1-0 pitch for a 2-run home run. TAMU threatened in the bottom; one out, Walker doubled, Kleising walked, two out, May walked on four pitches, loading the bases. Dumezich became the secof nine Ks for Escobedo. Bottom 3rd, Walker doubled again and was left. The Sun Devils loaded the bases in the 4th; Johnson walked, Haro singled, Boyd walked; Rogers lined out. Top 5th: Castillo singled; pinch runner Ketchum advanced on a wild pitch; Lockwood walked, Wigness in to run; one out, Urfer singled, loading the bases; Parlich reached on a fielder’s choice, Ketchum scored. Wigness scored. 4-0. Meagan May forbid the shutout with a 2-run homer in the 6th. Arizona State advances to the Women’s College World Series, where it will play the winner of the Oklahoma/Arizona Super Regional. (Professional gripe; for a standup organization, ASU gets a black mark for its feed into Gametracker; last night, it stopped bn the top 7th; tonight it stopped after ASU scored its 4th run without identifying the player. Of course, ASU blames Gametracker dropping the signal.)
Oklahoma 6, Arizona 0. The Sooners of Oklahoma gave Coach Patty Gasso a memorable birthday present — a shutout of the Arizona Wildcats in the first game of the Tucson Super Regional. The Wildcats have played in 23 of the last 24 World Series; to return in 2011, UofA will have to beat OU twice. Ricketts dominance was punctuated by twice working out of bases-loaded situation in the 3rd and 6th. Top 3rd: Hughes doubled with 2 out; Martinez reached on an error at short; Turang singled, rbi. The Sooners left bases loaded when Ricketts flied out to right field. Two out in the Arizona 3rd: Lastrapes ans Schutzler singled; Del Ponte walked; bases loaded, Chambers, who is 3 homers shy of the record 90 set by Stacy Nuveman, grounded back to Ricketts. Williams walked to open the Sooner 4th; Vandever in to run; Jones singled to left; Dobbs walked, loading the bases for the second time; Vandever scored on Norris’ sac fly. With 2 out, the runners advanced on an illegal pitch. Martinez drove in 2 runs, and scored the fourth run of the at-bat on Turang’s triple. Wildcat 4th: one out, Arriola and Buchanan singled, and were stranded. Shelby Babcock relieved Fowler. Sooner 5th: Oklahoma loaded the bases a third timer; Ricketts was hbp, McGregor in to run; Jones and Dobbs walked; Norris grounded into a double play1-2-3. Arizona 6th: Chambers streuck out; Koria and Arriola singled, Buchanan reached on an error at 3rd; loading the bases a second time for the Wildcats; Lavine hit into a fielder’s choice, Koria out at home. Kirker looked at a third strike. Ricketts opened the Sooner 7th with a home run to right center. Jones singled but was left. Wildcat 7th: Lastrapes hbp; Schutzler singled; Del Ponte lined to right, Lastrapes to 3rd. Chambers looked at a third strike. Koria lined out to center. The Wildcats left 10 runners, 7 in scoring position.
MAY 27 SCOREBOARDS
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Super Regional #4–Gainesville, Fla.
Game 1 – 2:00 PM 89, Chance of Afternoon ThunderStorms//delayed to 330
ESPNU – Cara Capuano & Garland Cooper
#4 Florida 9, #13 Oregon 1 (5)
WP Stephanie Brombacher LP Jessica Moore
Super Regional #2–Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Game 2 – 3:30 PM 85, Mostly Sunny
ESPNU – Beth Mowins & Jessica Mendoza
#2 Alabama 10, #15 Stanford 0 (5)
WP Kelsi Dunne 2-hitter LP Teagan Gerhart
Game 3 (IF Necessary) - 6:00 PM
#2 Alabama 1, #15 Stanford 0
WP Jackie Traina 5K in relief LP Teagan Gerhart
Alabama advances to the Women’s College World Series
Super Regional #3–Stillwater, Okla.
Game 1 – 6:00 PM 85, Slight Chance of Isolated ThunderStorms
ESPNU – Holly Rowe & Leah Amico
Oklahoma State 3, Houston 0
WP Kat Espinosa LP Amanda Crabtree S Sarah Odom
Super Regional #1–Tempe, Ariz.
Game 2 – 6:00 PM 101, Sunny
ESPNU – Pam Ward & Michele Smith
#1 Arizona State v4, #16 Texas A&M 2
WP Dallas Escobedo LP Melissa Dumezich
Arizona State advances to the Women’s College World Series.
Super Regional #8–Tucson, Ariz.
Game 1 – 8:30 PM 100, Sunny
ESPNU – Carter Blackburn & Cheri Kempf
#9 Oklahoma 6, #8 Arizona 0
WP Keilani Ricketts 8h, 13K
Missouri vs Washington
Baylor vs Georgia
California vs Kentucky