MAY 29 SUPER REGIONALS
REGION 1: Tuscaloosa
Game 1: noon ESPN
#1 Alabama 8, #16 Hawaii 0 (5)
WP Kelsi Dunne 2-hitter. 7K LP Stephanie Ricketts
Amanda Locke jacked two home runs, and the Tide rolled up six runs in the 3rd. Dunne won her 17th straight victory. Locke’s first dinger in the 2nd gave Bama a 1-0 lead. Bama 3rd: Bases loaded, Morgan ripped 2-run single. Larsen stroked rbi single, Bama 4-0. The score zoomed to 7-0 when Locke belted a 3-run shot. Fenton scored on Morgan’s sac fly in the 5th for the eighth run.
Game 2: 130pm ESPN
#16 Hawaii 8, #1 Alabama 7 Hawaii forces a Game 3
WP Stephanie Ricketts. LP Kelsi Dunne
Charlotte Morgan started for Bama, and was relieved by Lauren Sewell after giving up 7 runs. Kala Parnaby started for Hawaii, and was relieved by Stephanie Ricketts in the 5th after giving up five runs in the at-bat. After Ricketts relieved, Bama added a run (charged to Parnaby).
Braud singled and scored on Morgan’s sac fly in Bama 1st. Hawaii 1st: Majam led off with a homer. Hawaii 2nd: Hawaii went ahead on Grimes’ rbi single. Majam was intentionally walked, loading the bases; Iwata jacked a grand slam home run. 5-1. Yoshikawa opened the 4th for Hawaii, the most prolific home run hitting squad, with a dinger which drove Morgan out of the circle, and brought in Dunne. Trailing 7-1 entering the 5th, Bama scored six to tie the score. Fenton led off with a double, Braud walked, Boccia advanced the runners with a groundout; Morgan singled, 2 rbi. Locke singled, rbi. Two more runs scored, 7-6. Ricketts relieved Parnaby. With Conley on base, Dawson walked. Fenton singled, Conley scored the tying run. Hawaii stranded a runner in the bottom. Top 6th: Morgan singled to left center with one out; Larsen singled up the middle; Locke struck out looking, Lunceford swung at a third strike. Hawaii 6th: Yoshikawa hbp; Majam doubled to left center. Yoshikawa scored on Iwata’s sac fly. 8-7. Iwata on 3rd, Gonzales lined out to 1st; Rodriguez flied out to left. Bama 7th: Conley walked, with one out Fenton singled up the middle; Braud moved the runners to 2nd and 3rd with a sac bunt; Boccia walked, loading the bases, Morgan popped up to 2nd.
Game 3: will be played Sunday
REGION 9: Columbia Mo
Game 1: 130pm ESPN
#9 Missouri 1, Oregon 0
WP Kristin Nottlemann . LP Jessica Moore
With two out, bottom 5th, Simmons singled to center, went to 2nd on wild pitch; Schneider singled but was out 9-4 ; Simmons went to 3rd and scored on a throwing error. Oregon 7th: Kivett grounded out; Burger looked at a third strike; Bryant flied out to center.
REGION 5: Los Angeles
Game 1: 6pm ESPN2
#5 UCLA 10, Louisiana-Lafayette 2 (5)
WP Aleah Macon . LP Donna Bourgeois
Bruins scored bottom 1st: DiSalvatore singled; Monica Harrison popped up to 3rd but the umpire ruled no play (illegal pitch?) and Harrison was awarded 1st. Langenfeld hit into a fielder’s choice, forcing Harrison. Andrea Harrison singled to left, driving in DiSalvatore, but Langenfeld was out at 3rd 6-2-5. Yudin singled; two were left. Top 2nd: Bases loaded (Myers on error at short, Soria hbp, Cormier walk), Murphy fielder’s choice, Myers out at home 5-2, two out, 3-2 count on slapper Gaspard, who lofted a hit over the drawn-up infield, driving in two runs, Ragin’ Cajuns lead 2-1. The lead was brief; Camuso led the UCLA 2nd with a home run. Shull singled, Bates beat out an infield hit. DiSalvatore lashed a single down the right field line, 2 rbi, 4-2. Monica Harrison walked; Langenfeld walked, loading the bases. Andrea Harrison singled past Cormier at 2nd, 2 rbi. 6-2. Yudin hbp, reloading the bases. (ULL lost its ace pitcher at the start of the season, Ashley Brignac, who had shoulder surgery; with only one other pitcher, the coaches’ options are limited) Burney made the first out. Batting around, Camuso slugged a 2-run double. 8-2. Shull fanned. Bates ground out to 2nd. What a contrast; UCLA 3rd: Bruins went down in order. Bottom 4th: Yudin launched a monster home run to deep center, 9-2. ULL tried to rally in the 5th. Gaspard singled, her third hit tonight. Verde looked at a third strike. Bridges fouled out. The game was ended by DiSalvatore who jacked a walkoff home run, 10-2. UCLA registered its 19th run-rule victory.
REGION 4: Gainesville FL
Game 1: 730 pm ESPN
#4 Florida 8, #13 Arizona State 0 (5)
WP Stephanie Brombacher . LP Hillary Bach
The Sun Devils came out swinging; Boyd opened the game with a double, Rogers singled but Boyd was called for interference; Castillo and Donnenwirth looked at third strikes. Gator 1st: Moultrie singled, scored on Bruder double. Brombacher struck out two of three in the ASU 2nd. Gator 4th: one out, Schutte singled; Bush reached on fielder’s choice, Schutte advanced to 2nd on shortstop error; DeFelice forced Bush; Schutte scored on Brooks’ single, 2-0 Gators. Urfer doubled with one out in the ASU 5th but was stranded; both teams now had 4 hits but the Sun Devils were down two runs. Bottom 5th: Moultrie tripled, Paculba walked; Bruder doubled home both runners. Sam Parlich relieved Bach. After a sac bunt by Enea, Schutte slugged a 2-run home run. 6-0. Brooks jacked a 2-run homer, bringing down the run rule.
REGION 6: Athens GA
Game 2: 130pm ESPNU
#6 Georgia 10, #11 California 1 (5) Georgia advances to Women’s College World Series
WP Sarah McCloud 3-hitter. LP Jolene Henderson
Both teams scored in 1st. UGA top: Wiggins singled, and with two out, scored on wild pitch. Cal 1st: Bases loaded, Williams reached on fielder’s choice, J Reid out at home, 6-2. Echavarria drew rbi walk, 1-1. Dawgs’ 2nd: Wiggins grand slam on 3-2 count. 5-1. Georgia loaded bases as first three batters reached safely; Goler singled to center, 2 rbi. Hesson rbi groundout, Sandberg rbi single; Sikes stole 3rd, scored on throwing error by catcher. Facing run-rule, Cal rallied. Echavarria singled but was forced by Wallace; Sevilla singled, E Reid walked, loading the bases. But J Reid hit into a fielder’s choice, pinch runner Houston was out at home, 1-2, and Thomas flied out to 1st, ending the game. Georgia will face Washington at WCW
REGION 10: Tucson AZ
Game 2: 130pm ESPNU
#10 Arizona 10, BYU 2 (5) Arizona advances to the College World Series
WP Sarah Akamine. 4JH, 6K. LP Christie Zinanti. 1H, 7BB
Kenzie Fowler started for the Wildcats but was hit on the forearm by a comebacker; the video showed the arm in a cast but the extent of the injury was not disclosed. The game which ended in a run-rule for the Wildcats began with a 1-1 tie. Top 1st: BYU pitcher Zinanti struggled from the start. Lastrapes singled, but Schutzler and Arredondo went down; BYU walked Chambers, Del Ponte and Koria (rbi). Arizona stranded three. BYU 1st: Delhoussaye doubled, Clayton singled off Fowler. Akamine relieved. Quiocho reached on a fielder’s choice, forcing Clayton. Ramirez struck out but Delahoussaye scored on a wild pitch. Arizona 3rd: Schutzler, Chambers and Del Ponte walked; Koria walked, rbi. Paige Affleck relieved Zinanti. Three more runs scored, the last on an error. Lastrapes opened the Wildcat 4th with a double. Schutzler and Arredondo singled; Lastrapes scored on an error in right field. Chambers ground into a double play. Del Ponte singled, rbi. Koria walked. Arriola doubled in two runs. Howell relieved Affleck. 10-1 Arizona. BYU scored bottom 5th; Vance-Kellum singled, with one out Dugas singled; Delahoussaye singled, pinch runner Hicks scored.
Arizona will face Tennessee in the World Series.