FRIDAY MAY 1 D1 SOFTBA
NCAA April 29 RPI RANKINGS are posted on: www.spysoftball.org
Note: as season progresses to the NCAA tournament, rankings in polls more closely reflect NCAA RPI.
NCAA Individual and Team Statistics thru April 28 are on www.spysoftball.org
APRIL 30 ESPN USA SOFTBALL TOP 25
5. Arizona State
18. South Alabama
20. Florida State
21. Texas A&M
25. South Florida
FRIDAY TOP 25 GAME
#1 Oklahoma vs Kansas DH (Moved to Saturday/Sunday)
#2 Tennessee vs #11 Missouri (postponed weather)
#3 Florida def South Carolina 5-0
WP Hannah Rogers 2-hitter. LP Julie Sarratt. Low key from scoring perspective; Gators scored their 5 runs in 3rd. Bases loaded, no outs, Marritt singled, rbi; Tofft singled, rbi; 3 runs scored on ensuing error; Haefer singled, rbi. Florida 47-6/16-5. South Carolina 30-20/7-14.
#4 Oregon def Oregon State 2-1
#5 Arizona State upset by Arizona 10-9
WP Shelby Babcock LP Mackenzie Popescue. The first nine Wildcat runs were off Dallas Escobedo. Sun Devils scored 5 runs, top 2nd, inc Coyle 3-run homer. Top 3rd: ASU expanded lead on Girard 3-run homer. Down 8-0, Wildcats came back with 3 runstwo on Suitos single, Goodacre rbi single. Rodriguez doubled to open Arizona 4th, scored with two out on Lavine single. ASU widened lead on Coyle rbi single in 5th. Wildcats responded in bottom with Goodacre’s 2-run homer. 9-6. Bottom 6th, one out, Lavine reached on throwing error by Escobedo; two out, Suitos singled, rbi; Goodacre hit her second 2-run homer. Popescue relieved Escobedo and got the third out, but the score was tied. ASU down in order in 7th. Rodriguez singled; Del Ponte bunt/single. Perez walked, loading the bases. Sandsted and Lavine struck out, but Wilson singled, Rodriguez scored the winner. Arizona State 42-8/13-6. Arizona 29-22/6-13.
#6 Texas upset by Oklahoma State 1-0 (9-0)
WP Kat Espinosa 4H, 9K. LP Blaire Luna 2H, 11K. Scoreless until Cowgirls scored bottom 9th. Brown walked, advanced on Morrison sac bunt, one out, Brown scored on Chrisman single. Texas 42-6/12-2. Oklahoma State 29-22/5-8.
#7 LSU upset by #24 Georgia 10-7
WP Chelsea Wilkinson LP Rachele Fico S Morgan Montemayor. Tigers took lead in 1st on Bell’s 2-run homer. Dawgs responded in bottom on Wilson solo. Bottom 3rd: Bases loaded, Iosefa hbp, rbi; Puailoa singled, rbi; Olney smacked 3-run double; Patterson relieved Fico; Griffin hit 2-run triple; 8 runs on 4 hits. LSU 4th: Blades hbp, Heyward doubled, Blades singled, rbi, 9-3. LSU 6th: Andrews jacked 3-run homer, 9-7. Wilson hit her second homer, 10-7. LSU 40-12. Georgia 36-18.
#8 Alabama vs #19 Kentucky//ppd
#10 Michigan def Northwestern 2-1
WP Sara Driesenga 2-hitter. LP Amy Letourneau. Michigan wins Big Ten. Bottom 3rd: Romero singles in first run for Wolverines. Top 4th: 2 out, Letourneau walked, Edwards singled, DiPrima singled, rbi, but Wildcats left two. Driesenga led UM 5th with a single, one out, Doyle singled, Driesenga scored on Sappingfield single. UM also left 2. Michigan 42-0/18-2. Northwestern 30-19/12-8.
#12 Washington upset by Utah 2-1
WP Mariah Ramirez LP Kaitlin Inglesby. Huskies scored on Fagaly’s one-out solo top 1st, and held that lead until Utah tied 55h, Sweet scoring on Mendenhall groundout. Bottom 7th: Sweet led with triple; Stewart walked, Sweet out at home on Ramirez fielder’s choice; pinch runner Gomez scored game winner on Mendenhall double. Washington 34-214/12-7. Utah 24-27/7-15.
#13 Cal def by #16 Stanford 13-5
WP Teagn Gerhart LP Nisa Ontiveros. Both pitchers gave up 2 homers in this slugfest. Cal 1st: Vonk homered. Cardinal racked 5 in 3rd; Rich 3 run homer, Roulund solo. Stanford scored 2 in 4th; Cardinal answered in bottom with Jones 2-run homer. Winters rbi double top 5th, 8-3. Cal added 2 bottom 6th; 8-5. Stanford pulled away with 5 top 7th; Schmidt rbi double; White rbi single, Ashby rbi walk. Three runs in game were blank lines on Gametracker. Cal 35-13. Stanford 33-17.
#15 Baylor def Texas Tech 10-5
WP Whitney Canion LP Cara Custer. Bears scored in two bunches, 4 in 3rd, 6 in 6th. Bears 3rd: Shelton tripled, Holl walked, Thumann singled in 2 runs; Smith singled, rbi; Strickland walked. Custer relieved. Tech scored in 4th on rbi doubles by Perez and Elkins, and addedsingle runs 5th and 6th. Strickland, Hays, Hosack, Chalmers, Reid and Shelton had successive rbi. Baylor 39-13. Texas Tech 29-26.
#21 Texas A&M def Miss State 5-2
WP Dumezich LP Becker. MSU runs on Nesbitt 2-run homer in 7th. Texas A&M 37-14. MSU 31-20.
#22 Arkansas def Auburn 6-0
#23 Hawaii vs UC Santa Barbara (midnight)
WEEKEND SOFTBALL ON TV
Saturday: Louisville vs Notre Dame 4pm/630pm ESPNU
Saturday: #2 Tennessee vs #11 Missouri 730 ESPN
Sunday: #6 Texas vs Oklahoma State 1pm ESPN
Sunday: #7 LSU vs #24 Georgia
All weekend: Arizona State vs Arizona Pac 12 network
OTHER GAMES (posted as scores are received)
Boise State 15, UNLV 6
Butler 4, UMass 2
BYU swept St Mary’s 14-6, 4-3
CS Fullerton swept Pacific 5-3, 3-2
Delaware swept UNC Wilmington 6-1, 6-2
Fordham 5, St Joseph 4
George Mason swept Drexel 2-0, 1-0
George Washington 5, Temple 3
Hofstra swept Towson 8-0, 9-0 (both in 5)
Illinois 6, Ohio State 4
Iowa 4, Purdue 3
James Madison swept Georgia State 7-3, 5-4
Oakland 2, Omaha 1/DH Omaha 1-0
Ohio 6, Eastern Michigan 5/DH Eastern Michigan 6-1
Portland State swept North Dakota 5-1, 1-0
St Louis 21, Rhode Island 2
Texas State swept Utah State 14-0, 9-8
Northern Illinois 11, Toledo 2/DH Northern Illinois 6-5