5-9-10 May 9 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

Note: The list of automatic NCAA berths and schedule of conference championships is on Spy 4-20-10

  1. WASHINGTON def Stanford 1-0 (8)
  2. MICHIGAN def Michigan State  4-1
  3. ALABAMA def Mississippi State 6-1
  4. ARIZONA def Oregon 11-0 (5)
  5. FLORIDA def  South Carolina 9-0 (5)
  6. UCLA def by California 4-2
  8. ARIZONA STATE def by  Oregon State 4-3 (10)
  10. GEORGIA def Texas 9-0 (5)  ESPN
  11. LSU loses to  Tennessee 6-1 ESPN
  12. TEXAS lost to Georgia 9-0 (5)
  14. MISSOURI def Nebraska 5-0
  15. CALIFORNIA def UCLA 4-2
  16. STANFORD edged by Washington 1-0 (8)
  18. TENNESSEE def LSU 6-1
    19.  OREGON lost to  Arizona 11-0
    22. OHIO STATE def Penn State 5-0
    24. U MASS sweeps St Joseph’s 5-0, 8-0
    NOTRE DAME run-ruled  St John’s 12-3 (6)


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.


Maryland 5,  Boston College 1, DH
WP Kerry Hickey.  LP Taylor Peyton
A single by Galindo and two walks loaded the bases top 1st, Galindo scoring on wild pitch.  After the second run, Gage relieved Peyton.  Omoto scored on a Ramos single in the BC 3rd.  Terps 5th: Lau tripled, Galindo singled to pitcher, Lau scored on Acosta groundout to short, MacLaughlin, Galindo scored.  A single by Schultz and two errors loaded the bases in the Maryland 7th; McLaughlin scored on Branson sac fly.
Boston College 6,  Maryland 3
WP Nicole D’Argento.  LP Kendra Knight
Only the second conference win of the season for the Eagles.  After Terps stranded two top 2nd, BC scored with two out in bottom, Delgrammatica scoring on Pandolfo single.  The game got away from Maryland in the 4th when Pandolfo jacked a grand slam.  In the 5th, Ramos reached on a fielder’s choice, advanced on two passed balls, then scored BC’s final run when Wilkins reached on a fielder’s choice.  Branson walked to start the Terps’s 6th, Carroll slugged a 2-run homer.  Maryland scored a final run in the 7th; Acosta doubled and scored on an error.   

America East

Stony Brook 3, Maine 1

Boston 8, Hartford 0 (5)
WP Cassidi Hardy  11K Perfect Game
Boston 18, Hartford 2 (5)
WP Whitney Tuthill 3-hitter

Albany 5,  UMBC 4

Atlantic 10

Massachusetts 5, Saint Joseph’s 0
Sara Plourde 2-hitter.  Plourde passed the 500 K mark.
Massachusetts 8, Saint Joseph’s 0 U Mass wins A-10 regular season title.
Bailey Sanders 2-hitter.  LP Taryn Ashway
The Minutewomen finished the season with a 17-1-0 conference record, and will be the #1 seed in the A-10 tournament which begins Wednesday, which it hosts.  UMass has a bye until Thursday, and will play the winner of the St Louis vs St Joseph’s game.

Temple 5,  Rhode Island 2
Rhode Island 3, Temple 2

Fordham 4, St. Bonaventure 2
WP Jen Mineau 1-hitter, 16K.  LP Erin Nargi.
Dearborn reached on error, bottom 1st, scored on Fisher double.  Bottom 2nd: Callahan reached on error, Richards singled, with one out, Callahan scored on Dearborn’s sac fly  Richards scored on wild pitch, 3-1.  After Mineau struck out side, top 3rd, Rams scored final run; with two out, Shager singled, scored on Callahan single.  The Bonnies scored top 6th, Enderby walked, scored on Andujar’s homer; Mineau struck out three of the five batters that inning.  Fordham 43-8, 14-2.  Bonnies 13-25, 7-9.

Fordham 9, St. Bonaventure 0 (6)

Big 10

Ohio State 5,  Penn State 0
WP Megan Miller.  LP Lisa Akamine

Michigan 4,  Michigan State 1
WP Nikki Nemitz 3-hitter, 10K.  LP Lauren Kramer

Purdue 5, Indiana 0

Northwestern 11, Wisconsin 3 (6)

Iowa 9,  Minnesota 4

Big 12

Missouri 5,  Nebraska 0
WP Kristin Nottelmann.  LP Ashley Hagemann
Top 1st: Taylor opened game with triple; Marston walked; with two out, Hudson singled in both runs, but was out 9-2-6-3.  That score held until top 7th when Mizzou added 3 runs.  Muller rbi double, Taylor rbi single.  Missouri 44-10.  Nebraska 29-26

Big East

Louisville 7,  Connecticut 3
WP Kristen Wadwell.  LP Tricia Sullivan

Villanova 5,  Providence 1
WP Caitlin Delahaba 3-hitter.  LP Alicia Grosso
Villanova 10,  Providence 7
WP Molly Manning.  SV Delahaba.  LP Connie Clauss

Notre Dame 12, St. John’s 2 (6)
WP Jody Valdivia.  LP Linzee Sumrall
Teams were tied 2-all when the Irish, who racked 16 hits, scored 10 runs top 6th. St John’s, which had 7 hits, went up 2-0 bottom 3rd.  Harris and Durning singled, with one out pulled double steal; Cook singled in both runs.  Notre Dame tied with 2 runs top 4th; with one out, Maldonado and Wright hit back-to-back homers.  Irish 6th: O’Connor opened with a triple, Fleury and Pitzenberger walked, Johnson singled, 2 rbi; Lux rbi single.  Tingley relieved Sumrall.  Wright forced pinch-runner Bowe at 3rd.  Jorgensborg jacked a 3-run homer.  O’Connor and Fleury singled, Lawrence relieved Tingley.  Pitzenberger rbi single.  Johnson nailed a 2-run single (4 rbi’s this inning).  Lux walked, but Clay popped to end the at-bat, 10 runs on 9 hits, 1 error.  St John’s went down in order.  Notre Dame 44-9.  St John’s 18-32.  The Big East web site shows Notre Dame and DePaul with 18-3 records.

DePaul vs Syracuse 12:00 PM Syracuse, N.Y./cancelled/snow
The Blue Demons share the regular season crown with Notre Dame, tied at 18-3.  However, DePaul will be awarded the #1 seed, by virtue of head to head competition.  DePaul swept the Irish 7-6, 15-2 on April 22.  DePaul finished the season 37-15, and are on an eight-game winning streak.

Rutgers 7, Pittsburgh 1
Rutgers qualified for the Big East Championship.  With the win, and the USF loss, Rutgers qualifies for the tournament for the first time since 1998.  They will be the #8 seed in the tournament which begins Thursday in Louisville.  WP Nicole Lindley.

Georgetown 2, South Florida 1
WP Jennifer Connell.  LP Lindsey Richardson
The Hoyas end their season on a high note — and may have ended the Bulls’ season.  Coach Erickson told us on Saturday he probably needed to sweep these three games at Georgetown to secure a berth in the Big East — depending on the outcome of other Sunday games. Seven teams are in; USF is 19-13 but Rutgers is 8-12.  In bottom 2nd, Preuss and Savarese walked, Bahadue reached on a fielder’s choice, pinch runner Hayes scored on a throwing error by Richardson, 1-0.  The Bulls tied top 6th.  Rodriguez and McCarver singled, but McCarver was out at 2nd on double steal; Rodriguez scored on Richardson’s sac fly.  With two out, bottom 7th, Cooper doubled down the left field line, and scored the winner when pinch-hitter Lowe reached on an error at 3rd.  GU 18-33, 7-15.  USF 24-29, 9-13. 

Big West

CS Northridge 7,  UC Riverside 5

Long Beach State 6,  CS Fullerton 2

UC Davis 10,  Cal Poly 0

Pacific 4,  UC Santa Barbara 0

Conference USA

Tulsa 7,  Marshall 4

East Carolina 1,  Memphis 0

Central Florida 7,  UTEP 5

UAB 6,  Southern Mississippi 1


Cleveland State 5, Valparaiso 1

Loyola-Chicago 19, Detroit 0

Wright State 5,  Illinois-Chicago 1

Wisconsin-Green Bay swept Youngstown State 6-5, 5-2


Buffalo swept Toledo 12-7, 9-4

Bowling Green 3,  Kent State 0
Kent State 8, Bowling Green 0 (6) 

Miami 2, Akron 1

Western Michigan 2,  Central Michigan 1 (9)
Central Michigan 5, Western Michigan 1

Eastern Michigan 7, Northern Illinois 4

Ball State 4, Ohio 0

Metro Atlantic

Niagara 10,  Marist 3
Marist 5, Niagara 3

Rider swept  Fairfield 2-0 (8), 12-2 (5)

Siena swept Saint Peter’s 6-1, 8-0 (5)


Delaware State 10, Morgan State 2 (5)

Winston-Salem State 2,  Norfolk State 1

Florida A&M 9,  South Carolina State 1

Bethune-Cookman 2, North Carolina A&T 1

Howard swept  Maryland-Eastern Shore 11-3, 10-0 (6)

Missouri Valley

Indiana State 1, Wichita State 0

Illinois State 6,  Bradley 0

Northern Iowa 4, Missouri State 2

Evansville 3,  Creighton 1

Ohio Valley

Tennessee-Martin 3,  Morehead State 1

Eastern Kentucky 8, Austin Peay 0 (5)

Murray State 7,  Eastern Illinois 1

Jacksonville State 13, Tennessee State 0

Southeast Missouri 2,  Tennessee Tech 0


Oregon State 4, Arizona State 3 (10)
WP Marina Demore (in relief).  LP Hillary Bach. Kutz walk-off rbi wins for Beavers.
A hitting contest: ASU 14 hits, OSU 12.  Sun Devils took lead in 2nd; Urfer led off with solo shot; Lockwood singled, advanced on  Donnenwirth sac, and on wild pitch; scored on Crabb double.  Black homered bottom 3rd.  Sun Devils had bases loaded,  one out, in 4th, no score.  In bottom, Beavers scored two when Lowe singled, Roderfeld homered, 3-2 OSU.  In ASU 6th, Haro singled with one out, Boyd singled but was forced at 2nd by Rogers, Castillo singled, rbi, tying the game.  Sun Devils stranded 2 in 7th, two more in 8th.  ASU loaded bases top 9th, left them all.  Hall and Black walked with two out in bottom 9th; Sanchez singled but Hall was out at home 8-2.  After ASU went down in order in 10th, Oregon State loaded the bases.  Chisholm singled, advanced on sac by Chandler, Cavestany singled to short, Roderfeld was given a pass.  Kutz singled up the middle, scoring Chisholm with the winner.  Arizona State 40-13, 9-9.  Oregon State 24-28, 4-14. 

California 4,  UCLA 2
WP  Jolene Henderson. 1-hitter.  LP Donna Kerr
Top 1st: Arioto led the game with a walk, Thomas singled, with two out, Echavarria singled, rbi.  The Bears added two in the 2nd; Kelly singled, with two out, Arioto walked, Thomas 2-run double.  The 3-0 score held until bottom 5th; Burney homered with one out.  The Bruins struck again in the 6th; Bates and DiSalvatore walked, the runners advanced on Monica Harrison’s sac, Langenfeld was given a pass, filling the sacks, Bates scored on Andrea Harrison’s sac fly, but DiSalvatore was picked off at 2nd.  Wallace singled with one out in the Cal 7th, Houston in to run.  E Reid doubled; Houston scored the final run on Arioto’s sac fly.  California 38-17, 7-11, and finishes with three games at Arizona State.  UCLA is 38-10, 12-6, and finishes with three games at Arizona.

Arizona 11, Oregon 0 (5)
WP Kenzi Fowler 2-hitter.  LP Jessica Moore
Wildcats racked 10 hits, including home runs by Arredondo and Koria.  Arizona 42-9, 12-6, finishes with 3 vs UCLA.  Oregon 33-15, 8-9, finishes with three games at Stanford.

Washington 1, Stanford 0 (8)
WP Danielle Lawrie 1-hitter, 10K.  LP Ashley Chinn
Give Ashley Chinn a lot of applause; she held the mighty Huskies to five hits and kept them off the boards for 7 innings.  Of course, Lawrie was containing the Cardinal batters.  Finally, bottom 8th: Fleischman singled, but was forced at 2nd by Pohlman.  Salling doubled in the winning run.  Washington is 43-5, and has 3 games remaining at Arizona State.  Stanford is 33-17, and has three home games remaining vs Oregon.

Pacific Coast

Northern Colorado 7, Utah Valley 0
Utah Valley vs Northern Colorado 2:00 PM Greeley, Colo.

Santa Clara 5,  San Diego 1
Santa Clara vs San Diego 2:00 PM San Diego, Calif.

Sacramento State vs Loyola Marymount 12:00 PM Los Angeles, Calif.
Sacramento State vs Loyola Marymount 2:00 PM Los Angeles, Calif.

Saint Mary’s vs CS Bakersfield 12:00 PM Bakersfield, Calif.
Saint Mary’s vs CS Bakersfield 2:00 PM Bakersfield, Calif.

Portland State 6, Seattle 3
Seattle vs Portland State 2:00 PM Portland, Ore.

On Thursday: #3 LSU plays #6 Kentucky; #2 Florida plays #7 Auburn; #4 Georgia plays #5 Tennessee; #1 Alabama plays #8 Arkansas.

Florida 9, South Carolina 0 (5)
WP Stephanie Brombacher.  LP April Borchardt
The Gators have clinched the SEC East Division championship, and finished 42-7, 20-4.  The Gamecocks, playing their final game for legendary coach Joyce Compton, finished 11-40, 1-27.  Senior Francesca Enea broke the SEC career home run record hitting her 61st; in the three game series, Enea had two homers and six rbis. The record had been held by former Olympian and Alabama grad Kelly Kretschman.  Kelsey Bruder also had an outstanding series, scoring 5 runs, 3 rbi’s, a home run.  In this game, the Gators scored twice in the 1st, and Bruder scored on bases-loaded sac fly by Paculba. Brombacher retired nine of the first 11 batters, giving up just two walks.  Enea hit her homer in the 3rd.  Schutte singled and scored on a Bush double, 5-0 after three.  After scoring two more runs in the 4th, the Gators closed out with a 2-run homer by Horton.

Tennessee 6, LSU 1
WP Ivy Renfro 4H.  LP Rachel Fico
Fico was throwing 67mph but gave up 3 hits and 3 crucial walks, while her team made two errors.  Top 1st,  Shortridge walked on a full count, stole 2nd, and scored on Applegate’s single.  Mitchell walked, Langoni popped, but Young was hbp, loading the bases.  Santos popped to 2nd.  In the bottom, Dotson reached on an error but was caught stealing; Grieve walked but Huff looked at a third strike.  Shortridge singled in the Tiger 2nd but was stranded.  Gibson was hbp but was also stranded.  Andrews led the Vols 3rd, drawing a walk on a 3-2 count, advancing on Chavanne’s sac. Dotson was hbp.  Grieve doubled down left field line, Andrews scored, but Dotson was out at 3rd, 7-5.  Huff walked, 3-2.  Gibson singled, Grieve scored, but Gibson went to 2nd on a throwing error by Langoni in left.  Spigner doubled to left, two runs scoring. Trahan relieved Fico.  Hollier doubled in LSU 4th but was stranded.  Brown opened Vols 4th with a single, but was also left.  Both teams went down in order in the 5th.  LSU left a runner on 2nd in the 6th, but the Vols added two runs.  Spigner walked (3-2), Kajitani bunt single, Brown doubled, pinch-runner Hammond scored; Kajitani scored on Burchell’s sac fly.  Tennessee ended the season 41-12, 17-8.  LSU 42-13, 20-8.          

Auburn 2, Arkansas 1

Alabama 6,  Mississippi State 1  Alabama claims SEC championship
WP Kelsi Dunne 5H, 11K.  LP Stephanie Becker
Each team had five hits, but the Tide cracked three homers.  Larsen hit a 2-run shot top 1st.  In bottom, MSU scored; Bramlett singled, scored on an error.  Bama scored twice in the 3rd on Morgan’s 2-run homer.  Locke homered to lead off the Bama 6th, and the Tide scored its last run in the 7th, Boccia scoring on Larsen’s double. Bramlett was 2-3 in her final game.  Bramlett scored State’s run to take sole possession of the school’s career runs scored record (219). Fellow senior Jessie Bailey ended her career on a high note, lining a base hit down the left-field line in the bottom of the seventh inning.
In addition to capturing Mississippi State’s career runs record, Bramlett set the SEC single-season batting average record (.536) en route to garnering the top career mark (.461) in league history. The Cordova, Tenn., native set MSU’s single-season and career steals record while also topping MSU’s career charts in batting average and hits.  Bramlett’s stolen base on Sunday, her 61st of the season, gave her third place in SEC single-season annals.
The loss ended MSU’s season.  Alabama 45-9, 23-4.  Mississippi State 26-29, 7-20.

Mississippi 5, Kentucky 3


Appalachian State swept Western Carolina 7-0, 6-5

Georgia Southern 5,  Furman 1
Furman 4, Georgia Southern 1

Chattanooga 9, College of Charleston 3

Samford 5, UNC Greensboro 4


Texas A&M-CC 8,  Southeastern Louisiana 7

McNeese State 3,  Central Arkansas 2

Texas-San Antonio 4,  Northwestern State 0

Sam Houston State 4, Nicholls State 0

Texas State 8,  Stephen F. Austin 2

Sun Belt

Louisiana-Monroe 2,  Louisiana-Lafayette 1

Other Games

Georgia 9,  Texas 0 (5)
WP Allison Owen.  2-hitter.  LP Erin Tresselt
The 42-10 Bulldogs jumped on the 41-11 Longhorns from the start.  After Schlopy, the leadoff batter in the 1st, was hbp, Wiggins homered.  Tresselt notched 3 Ks but she was behind 2-0.  Hubbard led the Georgia 2nd with a single; after one out, Schlopy singled, Hubbard doubled, rbi.  Wiggins doubled, rbi.  Schlopy scored when Hesson reached on an error at 3rd.  Wiggins scored on Goler’s sac fly.  After Sandberg doubled to lead the Dawgs 3rd, Bruins relieved Tresselt.  With one out, Hubbard singled, advanced to 2nd.  Pauly singled up the middle, driving in both runners.  7-0.  Goler homered to start the 4th, and Georgia reached run-rule margins in the 5th, when Hubbard singled, advanced on Pauly’s groundout, stole 3rd, and scored on a fielding error at 3rd. 

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