5-5-2013 Sunday May 5 D1 Softball


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

Conference Standings are posted on www.spysoftball.org
Road to NCAA Championship:
2013 Conference Champions guide:


1.  Oklahoma
2.  Tennessee
3.  Florida
4.  Oregon
5.  Arizona State
6.  Texas
7.  LSU
8.  Alabama
9.  Louisville
10. Michigan
11. Missouri
12. Washington
13. California

14. Nebraska
15. Baylor
16. Stanford
17. UCLA
18. South Alabama
19. Kentucky
20. Florida State
21. Texas A&M
22. Arkansas
23. Hawaii
24. Georgia
25. South Florida

See SEC schedule below:

#1 Oklahoma def Kansas 4-2/DH Kansas wins 2-0
WP Keilani Ricketts 4H, 17K.  LP Alicia Pille.  Ricketts struck out three in the 1st, while giving up a single and walk, but hit a rough patch in the 2nd; Salamore walked, Naudin doubled, rbi; Montgomery singled, Newman walked, Ricketts struck out the next three batters.  Ricketts struck out the side in the Jayhawk 3rd, and three more in the 4th.  The Sooners took a one-run lead in the 5th; bases loaded, Casey singled, 2 rbi.  Kansas scored without a hit in the bottom; one out, Hugo struck out but reached 1st on a wild pitch; Brickey reached on an error at 3rd, Hugo scored to tie.  OU 7th: Parsons walked, Truang singled, Chamberlain flied out, Casey reached on a throwing error by Pille on a sac bunt, Pendley flied out; Ricketts singled, rbi.  Two out KU 7th, Hugo singled, the first hit off Ricketts since the 2nd but Brickey grounded out.
Game Two: WP Kelsey Kessler.  LP Michelle Gascoigne. Trailing 2-0 after 6, OU ‘s big bats ended the game on a sour note..  Turang led with a single, Chamberlain fouled out; Casey popped to 3rd; Pendley flied to center. The top five in the Sooner lineup had 2 hits. After OU stranded 2 top 1st, Jayhawks scored with 2 out; Hugo singled, Brickey doubled, rbi.  Bottom 6th: Hull doubled; Ricketts relieved Gascoigne; Brickey singled, Hull out at home on Naudin’s fielder’s choice; Salamon singled, loading the bases; Brickey scored passed ball.
#2 Tennessee upset by #11 Missouri 12-8 (6)
WP Nicole Hudson.  LP Ivy Renfroe.  Hudson prevailed despite giving up 12 hits and 2 homers.  Vols 1st: one out, Gibson homered. Mizzou came back with 2 in bottom; Crane walked, one out, Hudson homered.  Vols 2nd: one out, Gaffin doubled, Akamine singled, Lewis singled, rbi; Chavanne forced Lewis at 2nd; Gibson jacked a 3-run homer (her second HR set a new Vols record).  Vols left two.  Bottom 2nd: Bases loaded, Crane walked rbi, Genovese scored. Marston reached fielder’s choice, Hay scored; Hudson jacked a grand slam, 6 runs, 8-7 Tigers. UT tied on Shipman sac fly, but Tigers racked 4 for a 12-8 lrad.  One out, Hay slugged 2-run homer. Two out, Crane doubled, Ivy Renfroe relieved starter Ellen Renfroe. Moreton doubled, rbi. Hudson hbp; Randazzo singled, rbi.  Tennessee had one base runner the remainder of the game.  UT 43-9, 16-6. Missouri 33-10/16-8.
#4 Oregon def Oregon State 8-0 (5)
WP Jessica Moore  LP Tina Andreana.  Win gives Ducks share of Pac 12 regular season title .  Ducks scored 8 runs in 3rd. Takeda grand slam.  Other rbi: Pappas, Peterson, Costa and Burger.
#5 Arizona State def Arizona 7-6
WP Mackenzie Popescue.  LP Shelby Babcock.  Wildcats built 6-3 lead, knocking ASU ace Dallas Escobedo out, but Sun Devils rallied for four runs top 7th. Bottom 1st: one out, Suitos hbp; two out, Young walked, Rodriguez singled, rbi; Del Ponte doubled, 2 rbi. Top 3rd: Sun Devils tied; Kemp rbi double, Parlich single, Girard rbi single.  Arizona broke tie with three in bottom. Young walked, Rodriguez sacrificed, Del Ponte jacked a 2-run homer; Perez doubled, two out, Lavine singled, rbi; Wilson singled; Popescue relieved starter Dallas Escobedo.   UofA stranded two.  For three innings, ASU did not threaten, but top 7th, the Sun Devils found the range – and some luck. Freeman walked, Steele reached on an errorin left; Kemp struck out; Parlich singled, loading the bases; Girard doubled in 2 runs; Pinon relieved Babcock.  Caporuscio two runs scored. 7-6. Wildcats regouped and loaded bases.  One out, Rodriguez walked, Del Ponte singled, Perez grounded to 1st; Bowling walked; Lavine looked at a third strike.
#6 Texas def Oklahoma State 7-2
WP Blaire Luna 5H, 14K.  LP Kat Espinosa. Texas 1st: Washington doubled, scored on Ogle 2-out single. Texas 3rd: Thom jacked grand slam.  OSU reponded with two; Martinez rbi bunt single, Ettinger rbi single. ashington led Horns 5th with a solo. Thom doubled, scored on Bru8ins single.  Texas 43-8/13-4.  OSU 30-23/6-9.
#7 LSU upset by  #24 Georgia 10-5.
WP Morgan Montemayor in relief. LP Ashley Czechner, The question all game was whether the LSU offense could outscore its defense. After LSU stranded 2 runners top 1st, the Dawgs left bases loaded.  Bottom 2nd: Georgia scored two runs; the line score shows Olny singled, Brown sacrificed, Griffin singled, Olny was out at home when Swafford reached on a fielder’s choice; Swafford stole 2nd, Griffin stole home; Wilson doubled, rbi.  What TV viewers saw were Tiger miscues on a popup and a throwdown that failed with 2 out and a runner on 3rd. LSU tied the score on Alcaraz 2-run double top 4th.  The Tigers pulled ahead in the 5th; Hayward singled, Andrews reachewd on a fielder’s choice, Blades grounded out, Bell walked, bases loaded. Simmons hbp, rbi; Kloss singled, 2 rbi. LSU 5-2.  Georgia took one back in the bottom on Swafford’s leadoff homer.  LSU stranded 2 in 6th after Montemayor relieved.  The 5-2 lead disappeared.  Puailoa hbp; Sito flied out; Lazear in to run. Olney singled, LSU was called for interference on Lazear who would have been out on the throw.  Brpwn doubled in 2 runs, the ball escaping two LSU outfielders both diving for the hit. Griffin singled, Swafford reached on a fielding error at 3rd; pinch runner Reed scored. Georgia now led 6-5. Then Wilson, a nemesis in the first game Friday, jacked a 3-run homer.  Glasco, who was the starter for Georgia, belted a solo. Rachele Fico relieved Czechner and LSU stopped the Bulldogs, but a 5-2 lead had turned into a 10-5 deficit. But LSU refused to go quietly,  Top 7th: Bell singled but was forced by Simmons. Kloss singled; Alcaraz reached on a fielder’s choice but Simmons was out at 3rd. Wray singled, loading the bases with 2 out. Smith grounded out. 40-13. Georgia 37-18.
#8 Alabama upset by #19 Kentucky (8)
WP Kelsey Nunely  LP Leslie Jury.  The defending national champios have had a tough two weeks.  Steed opened the game with a solo shot. Top 5th: Sagemann doubled, rbi; Cumbess sac fly, Wildcats up 3-0. KU added two more before Bama rallied in the 6th.  Trailing 5-0, the Tide posted 4; bases loaded, Lafaele drew an rbi walk; Traina and Case struck out, but Richard walked, rbi; Braud hit by pitch, rbi; Iamurri singled rbi. 4 runs on 1 hit. Bottom 7th: Fitchner singled, pinch runner Davis advanced passed ball; Hunt singled, one out, Davis scored on Sewell sac fly; tied 5-all.  Top 8th: Stokes hbp; Samuel sacrifice, Steed walked, Sagemann homered, 3 rbi. Joiner followed with a solo. 9-5.  Bama 8th: Braud one-outsingle; Iamurri singled, McCleney walked, bases loaded; three runners stranded when Davis lined out, Hunt flied out.  Jury was charged with 6 runs, Traina with 3.
#9 Louisville upset by Notre Dame 3-1. Irish win Big East regular season.
WP Laura Winter  LP Rachel LeCoq.  Koerner led the Irish 1st with a single, scored with 2 out on Winter’s single.  Bottom 5th: Cards had 3 baserunners in five at-bats.  Irish Irish expanded lead; 2 out, Winter singled, Haus walked, Whidden doubled in 2 runs.  Top 7th: Keller led with a solo. Kiyohara followed with a double but was stranded. Louisville 45-10.  Notre Dame 41-12. Teams entered contest tied 18-3 each in Big East.  Irish win regular season championship and will be seeded #1 in Big East tournament. USF 2nd, Louisville 3rd.  Notre Dame has been the regular season champion in 14 of 18 Big East seasons.
#10 Michigan def Northwestern 9-3
WP Sara Driesenga  LP Amy Letourneau.  Two out, UM 1st, Romero and Blanchard walked, Romero stole 3rd, scored on error.  UM 2nd: Sweet walked, scored on Knapp’s two-out rbi. Wildcats 3rd: Letourneau jacked a 2-out, 3-run homer for the lead. UM 3rd, Blanchard 2-run homer. UM 4-3. UM 5th: Lane slugged a 3-run homer, 7-3. UM 6th, Blanchard 2-run double. 9-3. Michigan 44-9/20-2.  Northwestern 30-21/12-10.  Wildcats will be seeded fifth when Big Ten championship begins Thursday.
#12 Washington def Utah 12-3 (5)
WP Bryana Walker.  LP Naomi Amu.  UW 1st: 2 out, Huskies loaded bases, Wright rbi single, Jones 2-run single. Bottom 1st: Fankhauser led with a triple, Hoopilaina walked, Fankhauser scored on Dickman’s fielder’s choice.  UW scored six in 2nd: Fagaly 2-run double, Inglesby ebi single, Souza 2-run double, Jones rbi single.  Fivr runs charged to reliever Nieto, Utah scored in bottom on Fawson rbi single. Huskies mexpanded lead on Lahners 3-run shot in 3rd. After a double play snuffed a Utah rally, Fawson scored on Dickman single. UW 36-14/14-7.  Utah 24-29-1/7-17.
#13 Cal def by #16 Stanford 7-5
WP Kelsey Stevens. LP Vanessa Alvarez. Rich slugged 2-run homer for Stanford lead top 1st.  Cal scored in bottom; Taylor doubled, scored on Danielle Henderson single. Ashby led the Cardinal 4th with a solo. Twoout in the bottom, Cal scored on K Taylor rbi. Top 6th, Stanford scored twice off Alvarez on error and sac fly.  Ontiveros relieved;Rich singled, 2 rbi. Down 7-2, Cal fought back, scoring 3 runs. Jones singled, scored on error, and D Henderson slugged a 2-run homer. The rally ended.  Cal 35-15. Stanford 35-17.
#14 Nebraska upset by Penn State 3-2
WP Marissa Diescher.  LP Emily Lockman. The Lady Huskers scored in the 1st on Breault sac fly, and in the 3rd when Banda singled, scored on a throwing error on Tay Edwards’ double.  Lady Lions loaded bases bottom 5th; Yao cleared them with a 3-run double. Nebraska 38-12/15-6.  Penn State 15-32/5-16.
#21 Texas A&M def Miss State 42
WP Mel Dumezich.  LP Allison Owen. South Carolina wins 10th SEC berth.  Heartbreaker for Bulldogs.   Down 1-0 in the 6th, Shape hit a two-run single to give State a 2-1 lead,  but, bottom 6th, Dumezich slugged a three-run homer. State is still hopeful of landing in the 64-team ncaa field which will be announced May 12.
#22 Arkansas def Auburn 5-0
WP Kimmy Beasley. In 4th, Amanda Gelle and Nicole Schroeder hit back-to-back homeruns, which helped Arkansas finish above .500 in SEC for the first time since 2000.  Arkansas (34-17) will face Missouri in the SEC.

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 3PM ESPN
All weekend: Arizona State vs Arizona Pac 12 network

If Tennessee defeats Missouri, the Vols are regular season SEC champions.  If the Vols lose, Florida is champion.

OTHER GAMES (posted as scores are received)
Central Michigan 13, Ohio 5
Fresno State 4, New Mexico 0
Georgia Southern 3, Appalachian State 0
Georgia Tech 12, Boston College 3
Iowa 8, Purdue 2
Lamar 3, Houston Baptist 2
Long Beach State 1, UC Davis 0
Loyola Chicago 4, Wright State 2
Marshall 8, UTEP 3
Minnesota 5, Indiana 4
Northern Illinois 5, Bowling Green 4
Ohio State 3, Illinois 0
Pittsburgh 6, Rutgers 3
St Louis 12, UMass 3
San Diego State 12, Colorado State 4/DH San Diego State 4-0
Seton Hall 2, Georgetown 1
SF Austin 3, Southeastern Louisiana 1
Stony Brook 8, Boston 0
Tulsa 3, So Miss 1
UAB 7, Houston 3
UCF 6, East Carolina 1
UIC 9, Cleveland State 4
UMass 5, St Louis 2
UNLV 5, Boise State 0
Virginia Tech 4, Maryland 0
Wisconsin 3, Michigan State 0/DH Michigan State 11-5
Youngstown State 3, Valparaiso 2 (11)

Host: The University of Kentucky
Site: John Cropp Stadium


May 8, 2013 (4 pm) #8 Alabama vs. #9 Texas A&M
Recap | Photos | Highlights | Box Score
May 8, 2013 (6:30 pm) #7 Kentucky vs. #10 South Carolina
Recap | Photos | Highlights | Box Score
May 9, 2013 (11 am) Winner Game 1 vs. #1 Florida
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May 9, 2013 (1:30 pm) #4 LSU vs. #5 Georgia
Recap | Photos | Highlights | Box Score
May 9, 2013 (4 pm) Winner Game 2 vs. #2 Tennessee
Recap | Photos | Highlights | Box Score
May 9, 2013 (6:30 pm) #3 Missouri vs. #6 Arkansas
Recap | Photos | Highlights | Box Score
May 10, 2013 (3 pm) Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Recap | Photos | Highlights | Box Score
May 10, 2013 (5:30 pm) Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
Recap | Photos | Highlights | Box Score
May 11, 2013 (8 pm) Championship Game
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