College Softball Update
September 28 2011
Frosh Softball Players Lift Ducks to Extra-Inning Wins vs. Corban
EUGENE – The University of Oregon softball team capped its first week of practice Saturday with eight-inning, comeback wins in both of its exhibition doubleheader contests vs. Corban College Saturday afternoon at Howe Field.
In the first game, UO came back from a 5-3 deficit in the sixth inning to pull out a 6-5 win, and in the finale clawed back from a one-run deficit in the sixth inning to pull out a 10-9 win.
In the first games,All-Pac-10 junior starter Jessica Moore pitched the five innings, struck out four, walked one and allowed two hits en route to the win. Junior Samantha Pappas, already well-known as an All-Pac-10 outfielder, made her first collegiate appearance in the circle and worked three innings, struck out two, walked four, allowed three hits, and all four of her runs allowed were earned.
Moore also keyed the Ducks at the plate in the opener with its only multi-hit day (2-for-3, 1 RBI). Five others hit safely once – freshmen Jamie Rae Sullivan and Hannah Melick, sophomore Courtney Ceo and juniors Allie Burger and Kaylan Howard.
Melick’s hit was especially timely – a double to right center field to end the opener.
In the second tilt, freshman outfielder Janie Takeda and Pappas each went 3-for-4 in the contest, and Pappas connected on the team’s lone homer of the day, a two-run shot in the fourth to score Takeda who had singled.
Melick added two more hits in the finale, and four others singled safely, including freshman outfielder Sara Goodrum who accounted for the game-winner in the eighth inning when she ripped a single to center field to score freshman outfielder Alyssa Gillespie from second base.
Moore got the win in the second game, too, and struck out three, allowed one hit and no walks in her final 2.2 innings of work. Freshman Karissa Hovinga made the start and pitched five innings (5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 9 hits, 5 earned runs), and Pappas also got an out in relief.
Looking ahead in the fall exhibition slate, UO plays in two weeks at Portland State in a doubleheader on Tuesday, October 4, then wraps its fall exhibition slate vs. Oregon State at home on Sunday, October 30.
Duck softball alumni are invited to also return to Howe Field for a homecoming weekend game on Saturday, October 29.
TIGERS OPEN FALL WITH SWEEP
Freshmen have strong showing in first live action as Tigers
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Mizzou softball team opened up their fall schedule with a doubleheader sweep on Friday afternoon, picking up a 6-2 win over Maple Woods Community College before blowing out North Central Missouri College by a 13-0 score in the finale.
In game one, freshman pitcher Bailey Erwin picked up the victory with a complete game, striking out six batters with just one walk while allowing two runs on eight hits. Fellow freshman Corrin Genovese paced the offense with a 2-for-4 performance, roping a triple in her first at bat and scoring a pair of runs. Kelsea Roth added two RBI.
Missouri scored in each of the first three innings to build an early 4-0 lead. In the first, Genovese tripled with one out and came in to score on the next play after the Maple Woods shortstop committed an error. In the second, Lindsey Muller started the inning with a single back up the middle. Taylor Duplechain came in to pinch run and stole second and third, and would come in to score on a groundout by Brianna Corwin. On the next play, freshman Kayla Kingsley singled to shortstop to score Rachel Hay, who walked and stole second earlier in the inning.
In the third, Genovese started off the inning with a base hit and advanced to second on an error by the left fielder. She’d make it 4-0 on the next play on another Maple Woods error. Missouri added another run in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Roth. Nicole Hudson singled to right field with one out, and stole second base to get into scoring position to set up Roth’s base hit.
Maple Woods cut into the lead in the top of the sixth with back-to-back solo home runs, making it 5-2. Playing seven full innings, the Tigers tacked on another in the bottom of the seventh. Junior Jenna Marston led off the inning with a base hit and a stolen base. After Genovese reached on an error, the Tiger base runners would move up one base each on a ground out. Roth then grounded out to score Marston for her second RBI of the game.
The Tiger offense broke out in the second game against North Central Missouri College, scoring 13 runs on 18 hits in the 13-0 shutout. Senior pitcher Kristin Nottelmann struck out 15 batters in the complete game shutout, allowing just one hit and two walks. Nottelmann didn’t allow a base runner until the fifth inning.
After a scoreless first, Missouri tacked on four runs in the second and three in the third to jump out to a 7-0 lead over North Central. With one out in the second, Angela Randazzo walked and Kingsley beat out an infield single to put two runners aboard. Princess Krebs then singled in both runners to put the Tigers up 2-0. A groundout by Duplechain scored Krebs to make it 3-0. A two out double Marston was followed by a run-scoring double by Genovese, extending the Tiger lead to 4-0.
In the third, Roth singled to lead off the inning and Hudson followed with a walk to put two aboard with no outs. Two batters later, Kingsley hit a base hit into center field to load the bases. A wild pitch ended up scoring both Roth and Hudson and a ground out by Krebs later in the inning brought in Kingsley to make it 7-0.
Missouri put up a five-spot in the fifth, with the first three batters reaching base safely to start the inning. Krebs led off with a base hit into left field and scored on a triple by Duplechain, who touched home on Marston’s single. Fleming singled with one out to put runners on the corners, and two batters later, Hudson cleared the bases with a two-run double. After a walk to Randazzo, Kingsley drove in another run with a single into left, putting the Tigers up 12-0.
In the seventh, Duplechain picked up her third hit of the game with a two out single, and she would score on a double by Marston. Marston, Duplechain and Kingsley led the Tigers with three hits each. Krebs led the way with three runs batted in.
Mizzou continues their fall schedule with a doubleheader next Friday against Crowder College and Heartland Community College. Stay tuned to mutigers.com for more information.
Texas Softball rolls past Temple College in fall opener
Senior Nadia Taylor rips a three-run homer in Texas’ 20-0 victory.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Softball team combined for 25 hits as it defeated
Temple College 20-0, on Friday in the team’s first fall exhibition game.
The Longhorns’ pitching staff shined in the win, allowing no hits and no runs.
Junior Kim Bruins started the game with a strikeout and retired the next two
batters to end the first inning. Freshman Gabby Smith and sophomore Rachel Fox
each pitched two innings and Fox struck out three batters. Junior All-American
Blaire Luna pitched the final two innings and struck out five of the six batters
Four players recorded three hits each on the evening. Junior Taylor Hoagland was
3-for-4 with a triple. Sophomore Taylor Thom was also 3-for-4 with a double and
junior Torie Schmidt recorded three singles in the victory.
Senior Nadia Taylor had a three-run home run in the first inning, and sophomore
Mandy Ogle opened the second inning with a home run as well.
The Horns return to action on Friday, Sept. 30 when they play host to St.
Mary’s. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. Central on Longhorn Network.