5-8-2011 May 8 D1 Games


NCAA individual & team stats 5-1-2011 have been posted www.spysoftball.org
NCAA RPI stats 5-1-2011  have been posted
Conference standings 5-1-2011  have been posted


TOP 25
ESPN/USA Softball Poll  5-3-2011    

1. Arizona State 6,  Washington 2    

2. Michigan def  Minnesota 8-1    

3. Tennessee lost to  Florida 7-2   

4.  Texas upset by Missouri  6-3   

5. Alabama def Mississippi 10-1    

6. Florida def Tennessee 7-2    

7. California 4,  Oregon State 0 (8)     

8. Missouri  def Texas  6-3   

9. Georgia 10,  Mississippi State  2     

10. Stanford  lost to  Oregon 4-2    

11. Washington lost to Arizona State  6-2  

12.  Oregon def Stanford  4-2  

13. Arizona lost to UCLA 5-1    

14UCLA 5,  Arizona 1   

15. Oklahoma  def Iowa State  4-1   

16. Kentucky lost to Auburn 2-1    

17. Florida State upset  Georgia Tech 9-4    

18. Oklahoma State lost to  Texas A&M  7-3  

19. Baylor def Nebraska  1-0   

20. Nebraska lost to Baylor  1-0   

21. Notre Dame def Connecticut 14-11 (5 in 7th to win)    

22. Texas A&M def Oklahoma State  7-3   

23. LSU def  South Carolina 8-0     

24. Indiana lost to Northwestern  4-1  

25. ULL 5,  Louisiana-Monroe  0   

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DePaul vs South Florida.  After the forfeit, the following statement appeared on the USF webite:  “Today’s game versus DePaul was ruled a forfeit after USF removed its team from the playing field in the bottom of the second inning and did not return.  USF has informed the Big East Conference staff of the concerns related to the safety and welfare of its team members. which led to a decision to leave the playing field.  USF will have no further comment until the conference office has reviewed and addressed the matter.”
Oklahoma 4, Iowa State 1.  Ricketts tamed the Cyclones with 14 Ks, while Nix went 3-3 with a 2-run homer.  Top 3rd: Davison walked, Varela singled, Davison scored the ISU run when Miller reached on an error at short.  After Ricketts struck out the side top 4th, OU scored its four runs.  Ricketts singled, pinch runner Henson scored on throwing error in center; Nis belted a 2-run homer; Dobbs doubled.  Holliday relieved Zabriskie.  Norris singled, rbi.  Oklahoma ended season 37-16/10-8.  Iowa State 21-24/3-11.
Missouri 6, Texas 3.  Missouri (43-7) still has a shot at the Big 12 title; Texas (45-7)  has a game to play against Baylor, Missouri has 3 games — one against Oklahoma State, two again Iowa State.  Today, both scored in the 1st.  Texas: Hoagland, Washington singled, Hoagland scored on Hooks’ fielder’s choice.  Mizzou: Taylor sijngled, advanced on error at 2nd, scored on Hudson single.  Texas 3rd: Hoagland singled between two strikeouts; Thom homered for 2.  Missou: Marston walked; Hudson homered.  Missouri broke the 3-3 tie with 2 runs in 4th.  Christopher walked, advanced on a sac, scored with 2 out on Marston single; Hudson doubled rbi, 5-3.  Missouri scored a final run in 6th; Taylor singled, stole 2nd, scored on Marston single.
Auburn def Kentucky 2-1.  Auburn 4th:  Guzman scored on Colton single; Smiley scored on error.  Wildcats scored bottom 7th: Rowlands led with triple, scored on Jolly single.  Kentucky stranded two.
Notre Dame 14,  Connecticut 11.  Notre Dame won the Big East regular season title, the smooth sailing on Senior Day, which saw the Irish up 6-1 after 4, ran into heavy seas when Connecticut scored 9 runs in the 4th.  Winter started, gave up a run in the 1st, but was pulled when U Conn scored its first run in the 4th.  O’Donnell relieved, and was tagged for 8 runs, Notre Dame trailing 10-6.  The Irish, who had gotten a grand slam in the 2nd by Johnson, plus rbi singles from Marrone ands Maldonado, turned again to their heavy weapons in the 5th.  Jorgensborg nailed a 2-run homer.  During their 9 run assault, Deluca singled, Vaughan walked, Duclos doubled, rbi; Grinnell hbp, Silva singled, rbi, Ward reached on a fielder’s choice, rbi; bases loaded, Towers walked rbi; McDermott walked, rbi; Winter returned to relieve O’Donnell; Guches doubled, 2 rbi; Deluca doubled, 2 rbi; Winter then struck out three batters.  Now, in the 5th, U Conn padded its lead against the third Irish pitcher,Valdivia; Silva singled, scored when Towers reached on a fielder’s choice.  Down 11-8, Notre Dame inched closer with a solo shot in the 6th by Maldonado.  Top 7th, one out; Fleury homered.  With 2 out, Marrone was hbp.  Stuhr doubled.  Clay jacked the second Irish grand slam of the game, 14-11.  The teams combined for 26 hits (like a Pier 6 brawl on a San Francisco wharf).  Notre Dame 44-8/19-1.  U Conn 19-30/8-15.
Florida 7, Tennessee 2.  The Gators swept 3-straight from the Vols, and won the SEC Eastern Division crown with a 47-8/21-7 record, while the Vols were 44-10/20-8.  (Tennessee is now 3rd and will face sixth-seeded Kentucky on Thursday).  UT scored top 1st; Dotson singled with one out, scored with 2 out on Gibson double.  Florida answered with 2 runs in the bottom; One out, Paculba reached on an error in right, scored on Bruder’s groundout.  Schutte singled, Bush reached on an error at short; DeFelice singled, rbi.  Gator 2nd; 2 out, Moultrie doubled, scored on Paculba single.  Horton opened the Florida 4th with a homer .  One out, Moultrie singled; Paculba and Bruder walked, stuffing the sacks with Gators.   Ellen Renfroe relieved Ivy Rendroe.  Schutte singled, 2 rbi. Two out, Bruder scored on a passed ball.  Shipman led the Vols 5th with a solo shot.
 California 4,  Oregon State 0 (8).  Henderson kept the Beavers off the boards but her teammates were a;sp having trouble scoring, collecting 3 of their 7 hits in the top of the 8th.  J Reid reached on an error at 2nd, advanced on a sac, then stole 3rd; Williams singled, rbi; Ziegenhirt singled; Eachavarria walked, loading the bases; Decker drove in 2 runs; Echavarria scored.  Caalifornia 37-9.  Oregon State 18-25.
 Baylor 1, Nebraska 0.  After Nebraska stranded runners at 2nd and 3rd, top 7th, Turk led the Baylor 7th with a double.  Freeland was given a pass.  Both advanced on a wild pitch.  Canion walked, loading the bases, with one out.  Turk scored on Redearn’s sac fly.  Baylor 39-12.  Nebraska 35-12.
 Florida State 9,  Georgia Tech 4.  The Yellow Jackets were regular season ACC champions and assured of top seed in the coming tournament.  Tech took a 2-0 lead, bottom 1st, when Kelsi Weseman jacked her ACC-leading 21st home run.  The Seminoles tied top 2nd when Senas doubled in 2 runs.  Tech went back on top in the bottom on Dike’s rbi double.  Tech loaded the bases in the 3rd; Weaver drew an rbi walk. Nori relieved Hamilton.  Weseman struck out, leaving bases loaded.  Florida State took the lead with a 3-run 4th, starting with Stager’s solo shot.  McConn doubled in 2 runs.  5-4.  Top 6th: Brown tripled, scored on Jackson single.  Lapicki singled.  Gomez walked, loading the bases.  Jackson scored on a wild pitch.  Finally, the Noles added 2 runs in the 7th; Senas doubled, Stager homered.  Georgia Tech 44-9.  FSU 27-28.
Michigan 8, Minnesota 1.  Michigan swept the series.  No home runs; didn’t need them.  Knapphad 3 rbi triple, Chidester 2 rbi double, Evans, Shaw and Blanchard 1 each. Coonrod scored for Minnesota in the 6th on Blanchelle 2-out single. Michigan 49-4/16-2.  Minnesota 30-23/8-19.
Alabama 10,  Mississippi 1.  The Crimson Tide wins back to back regular season SEC titles.  Aided by 12 walks, Bama scored 10 runs on 6 hits.  Fenton drove in 4 runs, Braud and Conley 1 rbi each.  Alabama 45-7/19-6.  Mississippi 14-39/3-23.
Texas A&M 7, Oklahoma State 3.  The Cowgirls lost their third straight, the longest losing streak of their season.  They led 3 to 2 until the Aggies racked 5 runs in the 4th.  Top 1st: Gearhart hit by pitch, scored with one out on Hamilton double.  OSU loaded bases; Hamilton scored on wild pitch.  Bottom 2nd: Aggies scored on Spittler’s one-out homer.  Top 3rd: OSU scored what would prove to be their final run on Boyd’s 2-out homer.  Tysarczyk led the Aggie 3rd with a solo shot.  Bottom 4th: one out, Morgan walked, Rayburn in to run; forced at 2nd by Dumezich; Tsarczyk hbp; Villareal singled, rbi; Odom relieved Freeman; Walker singled, rbi; Kliesing capped the scoring with a 3-run homer.  Texas A&M 39-13.  Oklahoma State 37-14.
Northwestern 4, Indiana 1.  The Hoosiers scored top 1st and Melloh was cruising on Senior Day, only to give up a grand slam in the 5th to a freshman, Bast.  Indiana 35-16/15-3, still good for second in the Big Ten.  Northwestern 23-16/5-11.
Arizona State 6,  Washington 2.  The Sun Devils, who outhit the Huskies 11-4 while recording their third consecutive weekend sweep, scored 3 runs top 1st.  Boyd, Rogers and Castillo singled (rbi).  Lockwood rbi single.  Castillo scored on an illegal pitch by the seldom-used Walker.  ASU loaded the bases in the 5th; Boyd was out at home on a fielder’s choice; Lockwood singled in 2 runs.  Top 7th: Castillo, Donnenwirth singled, Urfer rbi single with 2 out.  UW finally scored in bottom; Ingelsby singled with one out; Wright homered.  Arizona State 48-6.  Washington 32-13.
LSU 8, South Carolina 0.  Ashley Langoni and Morgan Russell ripped a pair of two-run singles to fuel a six-run third inning as the No. 21 LSU softball team closed the final regular season of Yvette Girouard‘s coaching career in-style with an 8-0 triumph over South Carolina Sunday at Tiger Park.  LSU (38-15/19-9) won its 12th consecutive game, and secured the #4 seed in the SEC tournament, where they will play Georgia in Thursday’s quarterfinals.  The Tigers have won 22 of their last 25 games with stellar pitching from Rachele Fico and Brittany Mack.
Georgia 10, Mississippi State 2.  The Georgia Bulldogs out hit the MSU Bulldogs 12-6.  After a walk and error put 2 on in the MSU 2nd, Montemayor relieved Alison Owen.  No score.  Bottom 2nd: Georgia scored on Hubbard’s 2-out solo.  MSU matched that run, top 3rd; Shape and Smith singled; Lanahn was given a pass, loading the bases.  Two out, Bell was hbp, forcing in a run.  Georgia scored 5 in the bottom.  Wiggins walked; with 2 out, Hesson singled; Razey hit a 3-run homer.  Sandberg was hbp, and Hubbard homered again.  Gates led off the MSU 5th with a homer.  Georgia responded with 3 runs in the bottom.  Schlopy hit an rbi double; Hesson belted a 2-run homer.  Georgia 44-10/17-9.  MSU 24-31/10-18.
Maryland 5, North Carolina 0.  Maryland said goodbye to its seniors today, including 4-year stalwart Kerry Hickey, who won this game with a 4-hit performance.  The win, which salved some of the hurt from the double loss Saturday to the Tar Heels, assured Maryland of 3rd place in the ACC; they will face North Carolina State in the tournament.  Another celebrant, junior Vangie Galindo, broke the Terps single season hit record, while sophomore Sarta Acosta had a super 4-4 day.  Bottom 1st: Acosta led with a double; Galindo singled and stole 2nd.  McLaughlin reached on a fielder’s choice; Acosta was out at home but Galindo scored.  Bottom 5th: Maier reached on an error at 3rd; Herrick sacrificed; Acosta singled, stole 2nd; Galindo walked, loading the bases; McLaughlin slashed a double which hugged the left field line, 2 rbi.  Galindo scored on Hanafin’s sac fly.  Hickey hit an rbi double.  After Blake walked to lead the Tar Heel 6th, Kendra Knight relieved Hickey.  No score.  Herrick and Acosta singled in the Maryland 6th, but were left.  Wheeler singled in the UNC 7th; no advance.  The Terps ended their regular season 38-16/12-7.  North Carolina 32-20/13-7.
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Ivy League Championship Series–Cambridge, Mass.   
Game 2 – 11:00 AM   
N1 Harvard 4,  S1 Cornell 0
WP Laura Richardson  LP Ali Tomlinson
Harvard wins automatic NCAA berth    

SWAC Tournament–Irondale, Ala.    

Game 13 – 9:00 AM   
L11 Mississippi Valley State 6, W11 Southern 2//eliminated 

Game 14 – 9:00 AM   
W12 Jackson State 5,  L12 Alcorn State 4//eliminated    

Championship – 1:00 PM   
Jackson State 6. Mississippi Valley State 2
WP Breea Jameson  LP Kim Spivey  S LeEthel Guillory
Jackson State earns automatic NCAA bid


Maryland 5, North Carolina 0
WP Kerry Hickey  LP Lori Spingola
Tar Heels 2nd seed ACC; Terps 3rd

Florida State 9,  Georgia Tech 4
WP Jessica Nori  LP Hope Rush
Georgia Tech will be seed 1st in ACC

America East    

Hartford 2,  Maine 0  

Albany 6, Stony Brook 4    

Boston 3,  Binghamton 2 (6)
Binghamton 8, Boston 7    

Atlantic Sun    

Stetson vs North Florida 1:00 PM Jacksonville, Fla.    

Stetson vs North Florida 3:00 PM Jacksonville, Fla.    

Big 10     

Michigan 8, Minnesota 1
WP Jordan Taylor  LP Sara Moulton    

Purdue 4, Wisconsin 3
WP Suzie Rzegocki  LP Cassandra Darrah    

Northwestern 4, Indiana 1
WP Jessica Smith  LP Morgan Melloh    

Penn State 3, Iowa 2
WP Lisa Akamine  LP Kayla Massey    

Big 12     

Missouri 6, Texas 3
WP Chelsea Thomas 8K.  LP Blaire Luna    

Oklahoma 4, Iowa State 1
WP Keilani Ricketts 2-hitter 14K.  LP Rachel Zabriski    

 Baylor 1, Nebraska 0
WP Whitney Canion 2-hitter.  LP Ashley Hagemann   

Texas A&M 7, Oklahoma State 3
WP Melissa Dumezich  LP Sarah Freeman    

Big East     

 Notre Dame 14,  Connecticut 11
WP Jody Valdivia  LP Katelyn Callahan
Amazing Irish comeback  after U Conn scored 9

Pittsburgh 3, Villanova 2    

Syracuse 5, Louisville 2
WP stacy Kuwik.  LP Tori Collins    

DePaul 7, South Florida 0 Forfeit
Dispute between coaches; South Florida coach pulled team in 2nd;
See USF statement under Game Notes

Big South     

Liberty 5,  Coastal Carolina 0   

Radford 3,  Charleston Southern 2   

Big West     

UC Riverside 6,  CS-Northridge 3 (11)    

Cal Poly v6, UC Davis 2    

Long Beach State 1,  CS-Fullerton 0
WP Erin Jones-Wesley  LP Ari Cervantes    

Conference USA     

UAB 6, Marshall 5    

Houston 7, Central Florida 0    

Tulsa 4,  UTEP 0    

Memphis 3,  Southern Mississippi 1    


Loyola 2,  Detroit 0    

Wisconsin-Green Bay 11,  Youngstown State 5    

Wright State 5, Illinois-Chicago 1    

Valparaiso swept Cleveland State 4-2, 3-0    


Eastern Michigan 4, Kent State 3    

Miami 2, Western Michigan 1    

Ohio 7,  Toledo 0    

Bowling Green 7, Akron 3    

Buffalo 2,  Central Michigan 1    

Northern Illinois 6,  Ball State 4    

Metro Atlantic     

Marist 1, Fairfield 0    

Fairfield 4,  Marist 1    

Manhattan swept  Iona 3-2 (8), 3-0    


Morgan State 6, Delaware State 2    

Howard 15, Maryland-Eastern Shore 4 (5)    

Bethune-Cookman 7,  North Carolina A&T 0    

South Carolina State vs Florida A&M 12:00 PM Tallahassee, Fla.    

Missouri Valley     

Southern Illinois 1, Drake 0    

Bradley 5, Wichita State 4    

Northern Iowa 7, Indiana State 0    

Missouri State 7, Evansville0    

Illinois State 8,  Creighton 1    

Mountain West     

UNLV 13, San Diego State 11
WP Kylie Wagner LP Samantha Beasley   

Ohio Valley     

Murray State 7,  Jacksonville State 5    

SIU-Edwardsville 4,  Austin Peay 3    

Tennessee Martin 1,  Tennessee-Tech 0    

Eastern Illinois 3, Morehead State 1   

Eastern Kentucky 8,  Southeast Missouri 0    


California 4,  Oregon State 0
WP Jolene Henderson.  LP Tina Andreanna    

UCLA 5, Arizona 1
WP Destiny Rodino  LP Shelby Babcock  S Jessica Hall    

 Oregon 4, Stanford 2
WP Jessica Moore  LP Teagan Gerhart    

Arizona State 6,  Washington 2
WP Mackenzie Popescue  LP Bryanna Walker    

Pacific Coast     

Northern Colorado swept Seattle 3-2, 3-0    

Saint Mary’s swept Santa Clara 11-1 (5), 10-1   

Sacramento State swept  CS Bakersfield 12-3 (5), 9-3    

Loyola Marymount swept San Diego 12-0 (5), 5-4 (8)    

Portland State swept Weber State 6-0, 11-0 (5)   


Georgia 10, Mississippi State 2
WP Morgan Montemayor  LP Stephanie Becker    

Florida 7, Tennessee 2
WP Hannah Rogers  LP Ellen Renfroe    

Auburn def Kentucky 2-1
WP Angel Bunner  LP Ellen Weaver    

Alabama 10,  Mississippi 1
WP Kelsi Dunne  LP Lindsey Perry
Crimson Tide wins regular season SEC title    

LSU 8, South Carolina 0
WP Brittany Mack  2-hitter  LP Kierstyn White  


Elon 7, UNC-Greensboro 0    

Chattanooga 14,  Western Carolina 6 (6)    

Appalachian State 3, Furman 1    


Texas A&M-CC 2,  Texas-Arlington 0   

McNeese State 11,  Southeastern Louisiana 2 (5)    

Texas State 4,  Northwestern State 3 (8)    

Central Arkansas 6, Sam Houston State 0    

Nicholls State 6,  Stephen F. Austin 5    


Fort Wayne, Ind.    

IPFW 2, IUPUI 1    

Sun Belt    

Monroe, La.    

Louisiana-Lafayette 5,  Louisiana-Monroe )
WP Ashley Brignac 2-hitter  LP Tiffany Mills
ULL 45-9/19-5.  ULM 27-26/10-14

Non-Conference Games    

Durham. N.C.    

Norfolk State 7,  North Carolina Central 1    

Amherst, Mass.    

Massachusetts 1, Quinnipaic 0 (8)
WP Sara Plourde 2-hitter 15 K.  LP Heather Schwartzburg    

Charlotte, N.C.    

Charlotte swept Winthrop 2-1, 4-2    

Farmville, Va.    

Longwood 3, East Carolina 0    

Clinton, S.C.    

Mercer swept  Presbyterian 2-1, 6-0    


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