5-8-203 Wednesday May 8 D1 Softball


NCAA May 6 RPI  RANKINGS are posted on: www.spysoftball.org
Note: as season progresses to the NCAA tournament, rankings in polls more closely reflect NCAA RPI but there are significant differences in the two major polls. NCAA has not updated individual and team statistics beyond April 28.

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:

ESPN USA Softball Poll May 7
1.  Oklahoma
2.  Oregon
3.  Florida
4.. Tennessee
5.  Arizona State
6.  Texas
7.  Missouri
8.  Michigan
9.  LSU
10. Alabama
11. Washington
12. Louisville
13. Stanford
14. Nebraska
15. Kentrucky
16T Baylor
18. South Alabama
19. Florida State
20. California
21T Texas A&M
21T Arkansas
23. Georgia
24. Hawaii
25. Tulsa

Reminder: the coming week will include conference tournaments, Top 25 non-conference games, and games among schools not in Top 25 and not playing in conferences.  While Spy will attend the SEC tournament, Spy will endeavor to cover all three categories.

#10 Alabama ousted #21 Texas A&M 10-9

WP Leslie Jury. LP Mel Dumezich.  The first inning was exciting (and welcome after a rain delay of three hours).The Aggie scored two top 1st. The first Aggie, Stark, was hbp; Clopton reached on an error at 3rd; the first run scored on a sac fly by Garza; Dumezich singled to left, rbi. Lanphear laid down a precision bunt/hit.  TAMU stranded two.  Dumezich walked the first two Bama batters, Braud and Iamurri. McCleney singled, rbi. After a sac by Fitchner, Hunt jacked a 3-run shot off the screen on the left field foul pole. 4-2. Tere was no scoring over the next three innings. Top 5th: Stark singled; Traina fanned Clopton and Garza; Dumezich walked; Lanphear singled deep to right, rbi. TAMU stranded two more.  4-3. In the bottom, one out, McCleney beat out an infield hit; Fichtner walked; Hunt walked, bases loaded; Lafaele crushed a grand slam over the left field fence, 8-3. Top 6th, two out, pinch hitter Shannon singled, Stark singled through the hole, Clopton singled, bases loaded; Garza jacked a 1-1 pitch 220 ft over straightaway center, 8-7 (called by Spy). The Tide rolled out in order. A run down, TAMU opened the 7th with Lanphear who was 2-3 and an rbi, strikeout. Morgan walked; Tysarczyk slugged a 3-2 pitch over the wall in center, 9-8 Aggies. Suddenly, the glory of Oklahoma City paled against the glare of reality; the defending national champions were down a run. LLeslie Jury relieved Jackie Traina.Tyler forced May who had walked. Stark singled; Clopton hit into a fielder’s choice at short. Bama 7th: McCleney singled.  Fichtner reached on an error at short. Hunt fouled out to 3rd. Lafaele whose grand slam had given the Tide what seemed like an insurmountable lead, flied high to short. Richard worked a 3-2 count and slashed a 2-run single. Bama lived to play again. 10-9.  Bama plays Florida Thursday at 11am.

Kentucky ousted by South Carolina 6-3
WP Julie Sarratt  LP Kelsey Nunley .  Two miscues enabled a Wildcats score bottom 2nd.  One out, O’Brien singled; Stokes beat out a hit to short.  Smith flied to left; Dill grounded to but Hathorn bobbled the ball, then tried to nail O’Brien at 3rd; the overthrow allowed the score; O’Brien raced home; the South Carolina catcher then overthrew 3rd trying to catch the trailing runner.  Two errors.  Top 3rd: Gonzales and Yeske on base, Garcia and Page hit rbi singles; one out, Strett singled, rbi; Hawkins fanned but the catcher’s throw sailed into center. Masters ended the at-bat, SC up 4-1. Top 6th: Still 4-1, Struett walked, Hawkins belted a 2-run homer.  Gamecocks 6-1. Bottom 6th: Kentucky had no answers. Gamecocks in order in 7th.  Kentucky led the 7th with a single to center by Joiner. O’Brien jacked a 2-run homer past the 220 mark. 6-3. Stokes popped to 3rd. Smith singled through the legs of Yeske at 3rd.  Dill guided a hit into center. Two out, Steed struck out.  Kentucky eliminated.  South Carolina moves on to play Tennessee  Thursday night..



OTHER CONFERENCES (scores as received)
Kennesaw State vs Lipscomb
Stetson 14, FGCU 14-6
St Louis 4, George Washington 2
George Washington 2, Dayton 1
Temple 7, Dayton 2

Towson vs Hofstra
Delaware vs James Madison

Youngstown State 9, Valparaiso 1
Wright State 4, Cleveland State 3

Bowling Green 2, Ohio 0
Miami 5, Toledo 4
Miami vs No Illinois

Jacksonville State  5, EasternKentucky 3
SIU Edwardsville 4, Tennessee Tech 3
Eastern Illinois 3, Morehead State 2

Samford 8, Elon 0
Western Carolina 3, Caollege of Charleston 1
Georgia Southern 6, Chattanooga 2
Samford vs Appalahian State
Furman vs UNC Greensboro

Alabama State 2, Arkansas Pine Bluff 0
Prairie View 6, Miss Valley State 2
Grambling State 5, Jackson State 4

TexasSouthern 2, Alcorn State 1

North Texas 7, Florida Atlantic 6
Western Kentucky 9, Louisiana Monroe 1

Soth Alabama vs Troy

UTSA vs No Texas State
UT Arlington vs Louisiana Tech

Other Games



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