5-5-10 May 5 D1 College

 MAY 5 2010 D1 COLLEGE

TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball Poll 5-4-10)

NOTE: NCAA individual and team statistics are published on www.spysoftball.org
: this game day report will be updated from 3pm to midnight
Note: NCAA RPI rankings are posted on www.spysoftball.org

  2. MICHIGAN def Eastern Michigan 11-1 (5)
  5. FLORIDA sweeps North Florida 8-0 (5), 22-0 (5)
  6. UCLA
  11. LSU
  12. TEXAS
  14. MISSOURI sweeps Western Illinois 5-1, 7-1
  17. ILLINOIS def Iowa 10-6, DH
  19. OREGON vs Portland State DH
  20. TEXAS A&M
  21. HAWAII
  24. U MASS def Boston College 3-1


SPY adapts the basic schedule compiled by Ultimate College Softball, adding data from Gametracker, UCS, NFCA, college web sites and emails to SPY.  Numerals in red/black below are UCS rankings.

Big 10

Illinois 10, Iowa 6
WP Pepper Gay.  SV Jackie Guy.  LP Chelsea Lyon
A hitter’s game, 11 by Illini, 9 by Hawkeyes.  Illini teed off on Lyon, bottom 1st, for four runs.  Zymkowitz led with triple, Howell sac fly rbi; Hackett homered, Pinchback homered; Zust relieved Lyon; Gallien homered.  Top 2nd, Akers scored on Schuelke double.  Bottom 3rd: bases loaded, pinch runner Lutes scored on Wedell groundout.  Illini padded lead in 4th on Wedell’s 2-run single.  Iowa flexed its muscle top 5th, Watkins doubled in 3 runs.  Illinois answered with two in bottom; Pinchback 2-run double.  9-4.  Iowa scored twice top 6th: Dowling, Carmody rbi’s.  Illinois scored final run in bottom, Wedell scored on Conrad single.

Iowa vs Illinois 7:00 PM Urbana, Ill.


Wisconsin-Green Bay sweeps Butler 5-2, 2-1 (10)

Other Games

Fordham 6, Iona 1
WP Chelsea Plimpton (10-2).  LP Deanne Algeo
Erin Fisher broke Fordham home run record with her 14th — a 3-run shot in the 6th.

Manhattan 3,  Wagner 2
Manhattan 8,  Wagner 0 (5)

Stony Brook 2, Seton Hall 0
Stony Brook 6, Seton Hall 2

Robert Morris 3,  Pittsburgh 2
WP Bryson.  LP Berliner.  Robert Morris’ Tanigawa breaks 2-2 tie,  scores top 7th.
Pittsburgh 7, Robert Morris 1

Florida 8, North Florida 0 (5)
WP Ensley Gammel 3-hitter 5K.  LP Devyn Findley
Gators only had 5 hits in game but scored 6 runs bottom 1st.  Bases loaded (walk and two hbp), Bush drew rbi walk.  Bruder rbi groundout. DeFelice belted 3-run homer.  Gators scored last two runs in 3rd on Horton’s 2-run double.  Florida 39-7.  North Florida 23-27. 
Florida 22, North Florida 0 combined no hitter
WP Stephanie Brombacher (no hitter for 3 innings); Erin Schuppert no-hitter 2 innings.  LP Devyn Findley
The Gators pounded out 14 hits, scoring 5 in the 1st, 2 in the 2nd, 14 in the 3rd, and 1 in the 4th.  Enea, Schutte, Bruder, DeFelice, Brooks and Horton all jacked home runs.  Schutte had 5 rbi (2-run shot in 2nd), Bruder 4 (grand slam in 3rd), DeFelice 3 (3 run HR in 1st), Horton 3 (3-run HR in 3rd).

Missouri 7,  Western Illinois 1
WP Kristin Nottelmann.  LP Lori Pankratz
Second game of the DH sweep by Tigers, who were 33-3 in non-conference games.  Scoreless until top 4th when Mizzou racked three.  Hudson walked, White singled, with two out, Schweisberge homered.  In the bottom, DePolo tripled, scored on error at short.  Tigers scored three more in 6th: Schneider led with double, Ortega tripled, rbi, Schweisberge doubled rbi, Michelini relieved Pankratz; Christopher singled, rbi.  Missouri scored final run, top 7th,  on Hudson’s lead-off home run.

Missouri 5,  Western Illinois 1
WP Jana Hainey.  LP Kamren Ferguson.
Western Illinois outhit Missouri 8-7 but failed to capitalize on hits or three Tiger errors.  Missouri scored three top 4th: Hudson doubled, Muller rbi double, Schneider 2-run home run.  Tigers added two in 5th on Schweisberge’s 2-run double.  Bottom 6th: Golitko doubled with one out; Schlotfeldt singled in the WIU run.

Southeast Missouri 9,  Saint Louis 1
St Louis 6, Southeast Missouri 3

Massachusetts 3, Boston College 1
WP Sara Plourde 5H, 9K.  LP Nicole D’Argento
Sara Plourde struck out nine batters, breaking the single-season school record and finished the game with 472 on the season, while Meghan Carta hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give No. 20 UMass (34-7-1) a 3-1 victory over Boston College (15-31) on Wednesday afternoon at the UMass Softball Complex. The win extended UMass’ nation’s-best unbeaten streak to 20 games.

Southern Mississippi 8, Northwestern State 2
Southern Mississippi 8, Northwestern State 0

DePaul 4, Northwestern 2
WP Becca Heteniak.  SV Bree Brown.  LP Jessica Smith
Bottodm 1st: Heteniak walked, scored on Voss single.   DePaul 3rd: Morocco walked, advanced on Braget sac, took 3rd on a balk, scored on Heteniak double.  with two out, Voss rbi single.  Top 4th, Monka walked, scored on Batt’s home run (her 4th in the Wildcats last three games).  After NU stranded two top 5th, Blue Demons scored final run; Heteniak doubled, Yniquez singled, Voss rbi groundout (third rbi of game).  Brown pitched 6th and 7th.

Kansas 2,  Drake 1  Alex Jones 1-hitter
Drake 6, Kansas 0

Michigan 11, Eastern Michigan 1 (5)
WP Nikki Nemitz 1-hitter  LP Jaclyn Caro
Eastern Michigan was first past the gate, Richards singled, scored on Gerber double, bottom 1st.  Then, it was all Michigan, which racked 4 runs bottom  1st on Shaw’s grand slam.  The Wolverines added two in the 2nd: after Evans reached on an error, Williamson replaced Caro; Findlay walked, Viefhaus rbi single, St Clair rbi sac fly.  After Eastern Michigan left the bases loaded in the 3rd, Michigan scored the final five runs.  Bauscher rbi single; Viefhaus grand slam.  Stephanie Speierman pitched the last 2.2 innings for Michigan, giving up 4 hits, no runs.  Michigan 42-6.  Eastern Michigan 17-29. 

North Texas 3,  Texas-Arlington 2

Portland State vs Oregon 4:00 PM Eugene, Ore. (no scores at 1130pm ET)
Portland State vs Oregon 6:00 PM Eugene, Ore.


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