SUPER REGIONALS DAY THREE
May 28 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 advanced to Women’s College World Series
3. Alabama advanced to Women’s College World Series
4. Missouri def Washington 4-0
5T. California def Kentucky 1-0
5T. Florida eliminates Oregon 7-0/Florida advances to College World Series
8. Georgia loses to Baylor 5-1
10. Arizona eliminated by Oklahoma 5-2
11. Oregon eliminated by Florida 7-0
12T Oklahoma def Arizona 5-2/Oklahoma advances to the College World Series
14. Washington lost to Missouri 4-0
15. Baylor def Georgia 5-1
21. Kentucky lost to California 1-0
25. Oklahoma State def Houston 6-5/Oklahoma State advances to the College World Series
UR. Houston 1, Oklahoma State 0/Houston evens series 1 game each
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California 1, Kentucky 0. Strong performance by Henderson, who leads Division I in ERA, a 1-hitter, closely matched by Bell who yielded 6 hits, but only one did the damagae; Echevarria’s solo homer bottom 4th.
Florida 7, Oregon 0. The Gators, who are headed back to Oklahoma City, led the nation in long-ball hitting, and demonstrated that ability again today. Florida took the lead top 2nd, DeFelice walked with one out; Fagan singled; two out, Moultrie reached on a fielde’s choice, pinch runner Langley scored. Gator 3rd: Schutte, who pressed the Ducks yesterday with 2 homers, walked on four pitches. Bush doubled, rbi. One out in Gator 4th: Gammel walked, Moultrie singled. Runners advanced on passed ball. Paculba walked, loading the bases; Bruder singled in 2 runs. Gators 6th: Gammel singled; Moultrie bunted, Gammel never stopped running rounding 2nd but was out at 3rd. Bruder walked on a 3-2 count. Schutte jacked a 3-run homer. 7-0. Oregon never mounted a serious threat, and had its best effort in the 6th snuffed by a double play. The Ducks went down in order in the 7th. Florida advances to the Women’s College World Series to face the winner of the Missouri/Washington Super Regional.
Oklahoma State 6, Houston 5. After losing the second game 1-0, then falling behind in the rubber match, the Cowgirls won their first trip to the WCWS since 1988, and will face the winner of the Georgia/Baylor Super Regional, which begins later tonight. (Gametracker is having more problems than a constipated goat; Spy will try to obtain details.)
Oklahoma 5, Arizona 2. Ricketts and the Sooners assured today that the 2011 Women’s College World Series will be the only WCWS since 1986 which did not include Arizona or UCLA. The 2011 games will also mark the first time that the Sooners and Aggies have been in the same World Series. Oklahoma was in c0ntrol with timely hitting, superb defense and Ricketts pitch control; the Wildcats didn’t record an extra base hit or a score gainst Ricketts until there were 2 out top 7th — when Koria hit a 2-2 offering for a 2-run home run. Prior to that rally, Arizona had left 21 on base inthe 2 games, including 17 in scoring position. Ricketts gave OU the lead, bottom 1st, with a 2-run home run, Turang who had doublewd scoring ahead of her. The Sooners had 2 on in the 2nd, 2 out, Nix doubled, Ricketts was given a pass, but Fowler fanned Williams. Arizona loaded the bases top 3rd; with 2 out, Del Ponte singled, Chambers singled, her first hit in Super Regionals, Koria hit to load the bases; Arriola popped to 1st. Sooner 3rd: Jones singled, Dobbs walked, Norris popped to 2nd, Hughes singled, loading the bases. Martinez slashed a single to right, driving in 2 runs. Turang reached on an error at 2nd, rbi. 5-0. Nix walked. Bases loaded, Ricketts popped and McGregor flied out. Wildcats 4th: Buchanan singled, stole 2nd; Ricketts fanned Lavine and Haack, Schutzler reached on an error at 3rd, pinch hitter Tikey struck out. OU 5th: the Sooners left 2 on, early promise in the at-bat was squelched by an Arizona double play. The Wildcats were down in order top 5th, but stranded 2 in the 6th when Ricketts recorded 3 strikeouts. Turang walked to open the OU 6th but was stranded. Wildcats 6th: Tikey was hbp; Del Ponte hit into a fielder’s chmoice; Chambers hit into a fielder’s chmoice; 2 down, the count went to 2-2 on Koria when she jacked a home run. Wildcats cheered, and the announcers proclaimed Arizona was still alive when Arriola followed with a single.Buchanan hit into a fielder’s choice, the out at 2nd ended the game — and Arizona’s hopes of returning to the WCWS for the 24th time in 25 years. Oklahoma is returning to the World Series for the first time since 2004.
Missouri vs Washington. Top 1st: Thomas struck out the side. Tigers 1st: One out, Marston reached on error at 2nd; Hudson doubled to left center; Marston scored on Fleming rbi groundout. Huskies 2nd: Thomas struck out 2 of 3. Tigers 2nd: Schweisberge and Simmon singled, but Ingelsby struck out Christopher and Vock, Taylor grounded out. Huskies 3rd: one away,Thomas struck out Clifton and Wagner. Tigers 3rd: one out, Hudson homered. Huskies 4th: Pohlman led with a single; with 2 out, Ingelsby walked; Stuart hit into a fielder’s choice, Pohlman out at 3rd. Tigers down in order in the 4th. Top 5th: Thomas struck out 2 of 3, Wright and Clifton, Hayward grounded out. UW still had just the one hit; Thomas had 10K. . Missouri 5th: Vock singled; out, left early; Taylor and Marston walked; Hudson walked, loading the bases; Taylor scored on Fleming groundout; Marston scored on a wild pitch; Hudson advanced to 3rd; Sykes struck out. Huskies 6th: Wagner struck out; Pohlman doubled; Salling walked; Williams struck out (#12); Ingelsby grounded out. Bottom 6th: Tigers down in order, thanks to a highlight reel catch in right field by Tulasosopo. Washington down in order. Thomas, a finalist for Player of the Year, had 13 Ks, 2 hits.
Baylor 5, Georgia 1. The Bulldogs took first bite out of the Bear; bott0m 1st, Wiggins led off with a solo homer. Montemayor struck out 2, top 2nd, Baylor stranded Freeland (walk) and Kettler (single). Canion struck out 2 of 3 in the bottom. Holl singled in Baylor 4th; stranded. Goler singled, Hesson walked in Georgia 4thm; both left. Canin blasted a might home run to tie top 5th. Georgia down in order. Baylor 6th: the Bears rambled away from the Dawgs. Turk and Leal singled; Both moved on Holl’s sacrifice. Paul singled, rbi. Kettler singled, rbi; Alison Owen relieved Montemayor. Canion flied out, the runners advanced. Freeland scored. Kettler scored the fourth run of the at-bat on Walker’s single. Wiggins drew a walk in the bottom, but three Georgians went down. Baylor went down in order in the 7th. With 2 out in the bottom, Hubbard singled, Trout walked, both were stranded.
MAY 28 SCOREBOARDS
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Super Regional #4–Gainesville, Fla.
Game 2 – 12:00 PM 91, Slight Chance of Isolated ThunderStorms
ESPN — Cara Capuano & Garland Cooper
#4 Florida 7, #13 Oregon 0
WP Hannah Rogers LP Jessica Moore
Florida advances to Women’s College World Series
Super Regional #7–Lexington, Ky.
Game 1 – 12:00 PM 82, Partly Sunny
ESPNU — Mark Neely & Jennie Ritter
#7 California 1, Kentucky 0
WP Jolene Henderson 1-hitter. LP Chanda Bell
Super Regional #3–Stillwater, Okla.
Game 2 – 1:30 PM 91, Mostly Sunny
ESPNU — Holly Rowe & Leah Amico
Houston 1, Oklahoma State 0
WP Donna Bourgeois 3H LP Kat Espinosa 4H
Cougars force Game 3
Game 3 (IF Necessary) – 4:00 PM
Oklahoma State 6, Houston 5
Oklahoma State advances to the Women’s College World Series
Super Regional #8–Tucson, Ariz.
Game 2 – 2:00 PM 99, Sunny
ESPN — Carter Blackburn & Cheri Kempf
#9 Oklahoma 5, #8 Arizona 2
WP Keilani Ricketts LP Kenzi Fowler
Oklahoma advances to the Women’s College World Series
Super Regional #6–Athens, Ga.
Game 1 – 7:30 PM 87, Mostly Sunny
ESPNU — Clay Matvick & Amanda Freed
#11 Baylor 5, #6 Georgia 1
WP Whitney Canion 3-hitter. LP Morgan Montemayor
Super Regional #5–Columbia, Mo.
Game 1 – 8:00 PM 80, Slight Chance of Isolated ThunderStorms
ESPN2 — Justin Kutcher & Amanda Scarborough
#5 Missouri 4, #12 Washington 0
WP Chelsea Thomas 2H, 13K. LP Kaitlyn Ingelsby