September 30 2011 Update
American Athletics Gold Haley Davis 2012 SS.....Harvard
Alyssa Iglesias 2012 2B….St. John’s
Katie Saunders 2012 P….Bryant
Ashleigh Jones – OF – 2012 – Orange Crush – Lamar University
Texas Softball cruises past St. Mary’s 15-1 in exhibition play
Senior Courtney Craig goes 4-for-4 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI.
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Softball team connected for 15 hits and scored 15 runs as it downed St. Mary’s, 15-1, Friday night to move to 2-0 in fall exhibition play.
The Longhorns threw all four of its pitchers in the win, with junior righthander Kim Bruins notching the victory after throwing 2.0 innings of scoreless, no-hit relief. Junior All-American Blaire Luna pitched the first two frames, allowed one run on two hits and walked three. Freshman hurler Gabby Smith spelled Bruins to throw a scoreless fifth before giving way to sophomore righthander Rachel Fox, who tossed the final two frames, allowing one hit and fanning five. Senior outfielder Courtney Craig led the way for the Longhorns offense with four hits, three runs scored and two RBI in the victory, while junior Taylor Hoagland posted two hits and sophomore Brejae Washington posted two hits, two runs and two RBI.
After being held scoreless for the first two frames, Texas erupted for seven runs on seven hits in the third, including a two-run single by Craig and a two-run single by senior infielder Lexy Bennett. The Horns were silent in the fourth, but tacked on six more runs in the fifth courtesy of three walks, two Rattler errors and a two-run single by Washington. Texas capped its scoring in the sixth when junior catcher Krissie Fountain and sophomore infielder Karina Scott posted back-to-back RBI singles to push the UT lead to 14.
PITCHING STRONG IN TIGER SWEEP
Erwin, Nottelmann allow just one run in two games with 15 strikeouts
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri softball team continued their fall schedule with a doubleheader sweep over Crowder College and Heartland Community College on Friday afternoon, winning 10-1 and 5-0, respectively, to improve to 4-0 during the exhibition season.
In game one, the Tigers racked up 10 runs on 15 hits, including three home runs, to defeat Crowder College by a 10-1 final. Rachel Hay hit a two run homer in the bottom of the second to put Mizzou on the board, and Nicole Hudson followed with a two run shot of her own in the third to make it 4-0. Crowder scored their lone run of the game in the top of the fifth, taking advantage of a leadoff single by Kala Crisp. After being moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt, Crisp was lifted for a pinch runner, Carrie Binder, who moved up to third on a fly out. She would come in and score on a base hit blooped over Hudson’s head at third, cutting the lead to 4-1.
The Tigers got that run back and more in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs to go up 7-1. Ashley Fleming led off with a base hit to the pitcher and a walk to Hudson put the first two runners aboard. Kelsea Roth then delivered a base hit into center field, bringing Fleming in to score. Krebs laid down a bunt single to load the bases, and Hudson would score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Lindsey Muller. A base hit by Hay brought in Roth for her third RBI of the game. Jenna Marston led off the top of the sixth with a base hit, and came in to score on Corrin Genovese’s second triple of the fall. Genovese would score on a sacrifice fly by Fleming. Missouri’s final run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh on a home run by Muller. She finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs, while Hay went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in. Genovese, Fleming and Krebs also had two hits each, while Hudson went 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Freshman pitcher Bailey Erwin got her second win of the fall season, throwing all seven innings while allowing just one run on seven hits. She struck out five batters and didn’t issue a walk.
Kristin Nottelmann shined in game two, throwing her second complete game shutout of the fall while striking out double-digit batters for the second straight week. After setting down 15 on strikes in her start last Friday, Nottelmann struck out 10 Heartland hitters today. She allowed only three hits and didn’t walk a single batter.
Missouri tacked on a run in the first inning, kicked off by a double by Marston to start the game. She moved up to third on a fly out and came in to score on a wild pitch. In the third, Ashtin Stephens reached on an error to start the inning, and swiped second base to get into scoring position. Marston drove her in with a base hit to center field, extending the lead to 2-0. Another leadoff double in the fourth, this one by Angela Randazzo, helped the Tigers push another run across. With two outs, Princess Krebs roped a double into the left-center field gap to bring in Randazzo and make it 3-0. In the fifth, two out extra base hits by Hudson and Roth made it 4-0 in favor of the Tigers. Hudson got it going with a triple off the wall in left-center field, and Roth followed it up with a double to the gap in right-center. The Tigers added one more run in the bottom of the seventh, jumpstarted by back-to-back singles by Genovese and Hudson to lead off the inning. Genovese moved over to third on Hudson’s base hit, and then scored on a line out by Roth. All nine starters in Missouri’s lineup had at least one base hit on the game, which Marston and Randazzo leading the way with two each. Roth led the team with two RBIs, while Marston and Krebs added an RBI of their own.
MISSISSIPPI STATE SOFTBALL BEGINS STATEWIDE TOUR SUNDAY
STARKVILLE, Miss. New head coach Vann Stuedeman and the Mississippi State University softball team will gear up for its 2012 campaign with its first-ever statewide fall tour, starting this Sunday, Oct. 2, in Flora, Miss. Following the first three games in Flora, Meridian and Tupelo, MSU will offer a free post-game clinic and shirt to the first 100 softball fans age 10-18. Those that attend the fall finale at home in Starkville on Oct. 22 wearing the clinic shirt will receive an exclusive picnic with the team inside the practice facility immediately following the doubleheader.
Team New Jersey Fall Showcase
October 7,8,9 (Fri to Sun)
At Cross Farm Park, Holmdel NJ & Lincroft Little League Complexes
(30 min from Newark-Liberty Airport)
Game schedule posted on www.teamNJsoftball.com
Mid-West Fall Signature Showcase
Columbus Ohio, October 1-2.
|Academic Sports (OH)||Aurora Diggers (Can)|
|Bluegrass Blaze (KY)||Brampton Blazers (Can)|
|Buckeye Heat-McGhee (OH)||Buckeye Heat 95 (OH)|
|Buckeye Heat 96-Kurelic (OH)||Central Ohio Ice|
|Cincinnati Elite (OH)||Cincy Storm (OH)|
|Cubs Fastpitch Blue (OH)|
|Excalibur (OH)||Florida Fury|
|Hammers (OH)||Heart of Ohio Explosion|
|Illinois Sluggers Gold||Indiana Outkast|
|Indiana Stealth||Indiana Thunder|
|Lady Charmers (OH)||Lady Mustangs (OH)|
|Liberty Blazers (OH)||Marion Diamonds 94 (OH)|
|MC Madness (OH)||Miami County Blaze (OH)|
|Miami Valley Xpress-Curtis (OH)||Miami Valley Xpress-Ivan (OH)|
|Miami Valley Xpress Expo (OH)||Mississauga North Tigers (Can)|
|NEO Bulldogs (OH)||Nitro Fastpitch (PA)|
|NKY Bandits (KY)||Northern Ohio Fastpitch|
|OFC Blast 95 (OH)||Ohio Classics 96|
|Ohio Classics Black||Ohio Edge|
|Ohio Hawks-Bower||Ohio Ice|
|Ohio Ice Black||Ohio Ice Blue|
|Ohio Jaguars||Ohio Outlaws 16|
|Ohio Outlaws 18||Ohio Outlaws Silver 96|
|Ohio Stealth||Ohio Stingrays 96|
|Ohio Wolfpack-Wolff||Ohio Wolfpack-Young|
|Ohio XS Fastpitch||Outcast Fastpitch (OH)|
|Pittsburgh Bulldogs (PA)||Pittsburgh Spirit Santillio (PA)|
|Road Runners (OH)||Steel City Cyclones (PA)|
|Team All American (PA)||Valley Storm (OH)|
|Wizards Elite (OH)||Xtreme Fastpitch 95 (OH)|
Coaches: If you are planning on attending, RSVP www.signatureshowcases.com website, or call at 954-540-7850 (cell) and let Patty Shotwell know you are attending.