2-28-2015 Saturday February 28 DI Scoreboard


SPY obtains scores, other data, from NCAA, ESPN, softballscoresnow, NFCA and college web sites


Top 25 from NFCA poll 1. Florida def UC Davis 9-0/def San Diego 8-0

2. Oregon vs San Diego State

3. Michigan def Binghamton 15-0/def Toledo 9-0

4. Alabama def Louisiana Lafayette 5-1; ULL upset Bama second game 2-1

5. Louisiana Lafayette def by Alabama5-1/ def Bama 2-1 in second game

6. Oklahoma def IPFW 5-0/DH 9-0

7. LSU def Florida Atlantic 12-4/vs Northwestern State

8. Georgia vs Fordham/vs Penn State/ppd

9. Baylor

10. Kentucky def Tennessee Tech 5-1/10-0/

11. Tennessee vs Bradley/vs Furman ccd

12. Florida State vs Boston College DH/suspended tied 1-1

13. Minnesota vs Missouri ppd/vs Nebraska Omaha

14. UCLA def Southern Utah 9-1/vs Portland State

15. Arizona def UC Riverside 10-2/def UT Arlington 10-2

16. Auburn def SIUE 8-5

17. UCF vs Florida A&M ppd/vs LIU ppd

18, Washington def Howard 12-0/def Santa Clara 11-2

19. California def San Jose State 3-2

20. Missouri vs Minnesota ppd/vs James Madison

21. Arizona State def Toledo 11-2/def Binghamton 22-5
* Sun Devils led Binghamton 12-0 after 2; Chilson 3-run HR;H Steele and B Steele had 3 rbi each; WP Ryndak

22. Texas A&M def Illinois State 7-4 /def Boston 7-1

23. Notre Dame vs Maryland/vs Mississippi State

24. South Alabama def Tennessee State 6-3

25. Texas upset by Lamar 9-1/vs Texas Southern

* LSU, Louisiana Lafayette are unbeaten


Others Receiving Votes: 

Kansas vs North Florida/def Siena 9-7 Stony Brook

South Carolina def Marshall 2-0
* Blue 11K, 2-hitter

Mississippi State vs Indiana

Virginia Tech vs North Carolina/ppd

Florida Atlantic def by SFA 4-0

Nebraska vs Tulsa ccd/vs North Texas/ccd

James Madison vs Maryland

Tulsa vs Nebraska/ccd

Hofstra vs Oklahoma State

North Carolina State vs Syracuse/ccd

Stanford def by Northwestern 121-7/def Long Beach State 11-6
Long Beach State vs Weber State

Cal State Fullerton vs Boise State Fresno State vs Oregon State


Citrus Classic  rained out all games
Fordham vs Georgia
Fordham vs Georgetown
Notre Dame vs Maryland
Georgetown vs Indiana
Penn State vs Nebraska Omaha
Minnesota vs Missouri/ppd
Penn State vs Georgia/ppd
Minnesota vs Nebraska Omaha
Indiana vs Mississippi State/ppd
James Madison vs Maryland/ppd
James Madison vs Missouri/ppd
Mississippi State vs Notre Dame/ppd
Nebraska Omaha vs Penn State
Maryland vs Lehigh ppd

Other Games

Mississippi def Michigan State 4-3
Michigan State def FIU 4-3
Princeton 10, Iowa 2
LIU 5, Princeton 4
North Texas 5, Oklahoma State 3
Louisiana Tech 8, Southern 0
Kennesaw State 10, Evansville 8
UTSA 3, Boston 1
Troy 4, Colgate 3
UMBC 12, Morehead State 2
Appalachian State 9, Wagner 0
St Joseph’s 7, Loyola 0
Savannah State 11, Abilene Christian 8
Delaware 7, NC A&T 1
Kent State 1, Charlotte 0
New Mexico State 8, Wisconsin 7
Louisiana Monroe 9, Wiscpnsin 8
Pittsburgh 14, Virginia 7
Memphia 12, Texas Tech 9
McNeese State 5, Texas Tech 3
Arkansas 6, St Louis 3
Arkansas 6, SE Louisiana 3
Rutgers 12, UC Santa Barbara 1
Ole Miss 5, Bethune-Cookman 1
Louisville 6, Georgia Tech 1/DH 5-4
Oregpn State 14, UCSB 5
Iowa State 4, Cal Poly 3


Eight Teams Perfect After Day One of NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The first day of the 2015 NFCA NAIA Leadoff Classic is in the books and eight teams completed the day undefeated. Auburn Montgomery, Reinhardt, Lindsey Wilson, LSU-Alexandra, Campbellsville, Thomas, Belhaven and Central Methodist all finished 2-0. The three-day tournament is being contested at South Commons Softball Complex.

Behind the dominance of Cassie Daniels, the defending NAIA champion Warhawks posted 2-0 and 4-0 wins over Bellevue (RV) and Park, respectively. Daniels tossed a pair of two-hit complete-game shutouts, striking out 26 and walking four in 14 innings of work. No. 3 Reinhardt used a five-run sixth-inning comeback in an 8-6 triumph over No. 13 Olivet Nazarene and then scored 12 unanswered runs to topple Friends, 12-2 in five innings.

Fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson and seventh-ranked LSU-Alexandria used power and pitching in their undefeated day. In a 3-2 victory over No 2 William Carey, Sydney Fourmon provided all the offense with a two-run and a solo home run. Lyndsey Parden tossed a one-hitter with three strikeouts as the Blue Raiders rolled to a 9-0 five-inning victory against No. 21 Oklahoma Baptist. The Generals picked up a pair of run-rule wins against Park, 13-0, and Bellevue (RV), 8-0. Against Park, Marci West tossed a two-hit five-inning shutout and the offense produced 16 hits led by Kaylee Prather, who went 5-for-5 with a double, three RBI and four runs scored. Kaycee Spears twirled a two-hit, six-inning shutout against Bruins with five strikeouts.

Campbellsville’s Neely Quint and Victoria Decker tossed three and two-hit gems in 6-1 and 2-0 wins over Lindenwood-Belleville and Georgia Gwinnett (RV), respectively. Thomas scored 18 runs as its run-ruled Friends in six innings, 11-2, and held off Olivet Nazarene, 7-4.

No. 11 Belhaven cruised to an 8-0 win over Corban (RV) and then edged No. 19 William Woods, 3-1. No. 16 Central Methodist cruised to a pair of wins over William Carey, 8-0 (5) and Oklahoma Baptist, 10-4.

Each team will play their final pool play game tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Following the end of those contests, the teams will be seeded and start bracket play at 4:30 p.m. The top eight programs will play at 4:00 p.m. in the first round of the gold bracket, while the second eight will start at 6:30 p.m. in the silver bracket. The final four squads will take part in the copper bracket beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The tournament concludes on Sunday with first games beginning at 9:00 a.m. and last games at 1:00 p.m.

For links to teams, scores, updates and other pertinent information check out our Tournament Central page.

2-27-2015 February 27 DI Scoreboard

February 27 DI Scoreboard

SPY obtains scores, other data, from NCAA, ESPN, softballscoresnow, NFCA and college web sites


Top 25 from NFCA poll

1. Florida def Oregon 3-0/def Cal Poly 6-1
* VS Oregon: WP DELANIE GOURLEY (5-0) 2H,8K ; lp Cheyenne Hawkins (5-20.  Ducks 3 errors.
* vs Casl Poly: 3run HR by Fuller.  WO Haeger

2. Oregon def St John’s 8-5/def by Florida 3-0

3. Michigan def Toledo 20-5/def Arizona State 7-5
* vs Toledo: new UM records: 7 HRs game; 6 HRs inning; 15 runs inning
* 16 hits against ASU; 15 hits vs Toledo

4. Alabama vs Louisiana Lafayette ppd

5. Louisiana Lafayette vs Alabama ppd

6. Oklahoma

7. LSU def Ball State 7-3/def SF Austin 9-0 (5)

8. Georgia def Indiana 4-1/def James Madison 7-1

9. Baylor

10. Kentucky vs Wright State ccd/vs Tennessee Tech ccd

11. Tennessee vs Murray State ccd

12. Florida State

13. Minnesota def Mississippi State 5-0/upset by James Madison 8-2

14. UCLA def by Long Beach State 5-4/def Wichita State 11-0

15. Arizona def UTEP 9-1/def Colorado State 6-3

16. Auburn def Ohio State 14-2

17. UCF def Princeton 3-2/def by Iowa 3-2

18, Washington upset by North Dakota State 6-5/def Pacific 9-0

19. California def Longwood 3-0

20. Missouri def Penn State 11-7/def by Notre Dame 3-2

21. Arizona State def Binghamton 1-0 (no hitter)/def by Michigan 7-5
* No hitter by Breanna Macha (6-3) 7k. PR Dobbs scored bottom 8th, Rodriguez rbi.

22. Texas A&M def Illinois State 16-1/def Boston U 8-0

23. Notre Dame def Missouri 3-2/def Georgetown 12-3

24. South Alabama def Charleston Southern 3-2

25. Texas def Dartmouth 1-0/def Texas Southern 5-3
* vs Dartmouth: Randel Leahy walkoff double
* vs Texas Southern: Gabby Smith 11K; Stephens HR

* Oregon, LSU, Louisiana Lafayette were unbeaten


Others Receiving Votes:  Friday games

Kansas def Stony Brook 5-4/vs South Dakota
Stony Brook def Siena 2-0
South Carolina def Charleston Southern 10-3
Mississippi State def by Minnesota 5-0
Virginia Tech
Florida Atlantic def SFA 8-0 (6)/def Northwestern State 3-2
James Madison upset  Minnesota 8-2/vs Georgia
Tulsa vs Northern Iowa (ccd)/vs Creighton
North Carolina State
Stanford def by Wichita State 6-4/def Utah Valley 6-0
Cal State Fullerton vs Southern Utah/def by Northwestern 5-4
Fresno State vs Rutgers/vs UCSB

Late Thursday Scores
South Carolina 3, Western Carolina 1
Georgia 16, Towson 0
Auburn 6, Texas State 2
Seattle 4, Boise State 3
Wichita State 4, Boise State 2
Northern Colorado vs Southern Illinois/tie 10-10
Wichita State def by CS Fullerton 10-0 (6)
Seattle def by Long Beach State 11-7 Seattle def Boise State 4-3 (8)
Drake vs Austin Peay DH/ppd
Nevada def by BYU 7-5
New Mexico State def UNLV 1-0
California def Hawaii 12-4 (5)



Citrus Classic Friday
Fordham def by Maryland 4-3
Fordham def by Penn State 6-1
Notre Dame def Missouri 3-2
Notre Dame def Georgetown 12-3
Georgetown def by Nebraska Omaha 7-4
Indiana def by Georgia 4-1
Minnesota def Mississippi State 5-0
Indiana vs Nebraska Omaha ??
Maryland def by Mississipi State 6-2 (Bailey 3-run double)
* Lindsey Schmeister highlight catch robs Bulldogs of grand slam; Terps up 2-1
Minnesota upset by James Madison 8-2
Penn State def by  Missouri 11-7
James Madison def by Georgia 7-1
Games will be shown on ESPN streaming

Other Scores
UConn 2, SIUE 1
South Florida 5, Illinois 2
South Florida vs Georgia Southern
BYU 5, Northern Colorado 4
Idaho State 9, Wisconsin 5
New Mexico State 5, Wisconsin 0
Northern Colorado 2, Nevada 1
Northwestern 9, Southern Utah 0
Boise State 9, Portland State 3
Campbell 8, Cleveland State 4
Illinois 14, Georgia Southern 10
Iowa 10, LIU 2/def UCF 3-2
UC Riverside def Colorado State 7-1/def Bryant 7-2
Ole Miss 6, Bethune-Cookman 5 (8)
Ole Miss 5, FIU 0
Long Island 8, Florida A&M 4
Oregon State 13, St Mary’s 8
Oregon State 13, UCSB 0 (5)
Florida Atlantic def Northwestern State 3-2/def SF Austin 8-0 (6)
Troy 11, Alabama State 3
UC Davis 1, Iowa State o
Drake 12., Texas Tech 0
Texas Tech def by McNeese State 5-0
Ohio State 5, U Conn 0
Rutgers 4, St Mary’s 0
Oklahoma State 5, IPFW 1


2-26-2015 Spy Softball February 26 Update



Wednesday Games

Florida 2, Central Florida 1

Texas A&M 6, Houston 3

UC Riverside 8, St John’s 0 (6)

CS Northridge swept Utah Valley 3-0, 6-1

UNC Greensboro 5, Charlotte 2

San Diego 3, CS Fullerton 2


Thursday Games

South Carolina 3, Western Carolina 1

Georgia 16, Towson 0

Auburn 6, Texas State 2

Seattle 4, Boise State 3

Wichita State 4, Boise State 2

Northern Colorado vs Southern Illinois

Wichita State vs CS Fullerton

Seattle vs Long Beach State

Drake vs Austin Peay DH

Nevada vs BYU

New Mexico State vs UNLV

Bryant vs Arizona

California vs Hawaii

Texas State vs Auburn


Citrus Classic Friday

Fordham vs Maryland

Fordham vs Penn State

Notre Dame vs Missouri

Notre Dame vs Georgetown

Georgetown vs Nebraska Omaha

Indiana vs Georgia

Minnesota vs Mississippi State

Indiana vs Nebraska Omaha

Maryland vs Mississipi State

Minnesota vs James Madison

Penn State vs Missouri

James Madison vs Georgia

Games will be shown on ESPN streaming


Top Ten Tigers Host Purple and Gold Challenge This Weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. – The No. 7 LSU softball team returns home this weekend, welcoming the Ball State Cardinals, Florida Atlantic Owls, Northwestern State Lady Demons and the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks to Tiger Park for the 2015 Purple and Gold Challenge this Friday through Sunday in Baton Rouge.


The three-day tournament will feature 12 games throughout the weekend, as the Tigers will play five beginning Friday at 5 p.m. with Stephen F. Austin before taking on Ball State right after. LSU returns to the diamond on Saturday with games against a 13-1 overall Florida Atlantic team and an 8-8 Northwestern State squad at the same times as Friday, while closing out the tournament with another game against Stephen F. Austin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.



Former Texas softball standout Thom signs with NPF’s Dallas Charge

AUSTIN, Texas – Former Texas softball All-American shortstop Taylor Thom has signed as a free agent with the Dallas Charge of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF).

The Cedar Park, Texas, native will re-join Texas assistant and newly announced head coach of the Charge, Jennifer McFalls, as part of the franchise’s inaugural season during the summer of 2015. Thom joins former UT standouts Cat Osterman (USSSA Pride), Megan Willis (USSSA Pride), Mandy Ogle (Pennsylvania Rebellion) and Brejae Washington (USSSA Pride) as Longhorns listed on current NPF rosters as of Feb. 18.

During her time on the Forty Acres, Thom made quite an impression on the program’s record book. A 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American, a two-time NFCA All-Central Region choice (2013, 2014), a three-time All-Big 12 Conference selection (2011, 2013, 2014) and the 2014 Big 12 Player of the Year, Thom completed her career at Texas as the program’s all-time leader in RBIs (178), while rating second in HR’s (38) and third in total hits (243), doubles (43), runs scored (177), total bases (410) and stolen bases (65). She holds the UT record for most career grand slams with six, including four during her 2013 All-American campaign, and set the Texas mark for single-season RBIs with 66 while helping power the Longhorns to the 2013 Women’s College World Series.










2-25-2015 February 25 Conference Weekly Honors

February 25 Weekly Conference Honors


America East player of the week                                               Ariana Darcy. UMass Lowell

America East pitcher of the week                             Devin Durando, Albany

America East rookie of the week                              Vanessa Cooper, UMass Lowell

American Athletic player of the week                     Julie Kernen, Tulsa

American Athletic pitcher of the week                   Mackenzie Audas, UCF

Atlantic 10 player of the week                                    Quianna Diaz, Mass

Atlantic 10 pitcher of the week                                  Rachel Gillen, Fordham

Atlantic 10 rookie of the week                                   Manda Cash, Dayton

Atlantic Coast player of the week                             Katey Haus, Notre Dame

Atlantic Coast pitcher of the week                           Lacey Waldrop, Florida State

Atlantic Sun player of the week                                 Emily Sanchez, Jacksonville

Atlantic Sun pitcher of the week                                               Courtney Brandt, Stetson

Big 12 player of the week                                             Jordan Bettiol, Texas Tech

Big 12 pitcher of the week                                           Alicia Pille, Kansas

Big East player of the week                                         Nicole Pihl, DePaul

Big East pitcher of the week                                        Micaela Whitney, Creighton

Big Sky player of the week                                           Hailey Breakwell, Idaho State

Big Sky pitcher of the week                                         MaCauley Flint, Weber State

Big South player of the week                                      Marc I Christian, Charleston Southern

Big South pitcher of the week                                    Cheyenne Gandera, Charleston Southern

Big Ten co-player of the week                                    Kelsey Suzalla, Michigan

Big Ten co-player of the week                                    Erica Meyer, Minnesota

Big Ten pitcher of the week                                        Lily Fecho, Purdue

Big Ten freshman of the week                                   Taylor White, Ohio State

Big West player of the week                                       Natalie Sanchez, UC Riverside

Big West pitcher of the WEEK                                     Zoe Conley, CSUN

Colonial Athletic Assn player of the week             Hannah Olson, Elon

Colonial Athletic Assn pitcher of the week            Taylor Pirone, Hofstra

Colonial Athletic Assn rookie of the week             Taylor Dupree, College of Charleston

CUSA co-player of the week                                       Megan Low, UTSA

CUSA co-player of the week                                       Krysta Tutsch, Louisiana Tech

CUSA pitcher of the week                                            Madison Thompson, North Texas

Horizon League player of the week                         Jorgi Calombaris, Valparaiso

Horizon League pitcher of the week                        Karissa Frazier, UIC

Ivy League player of the week                                   Katherine Appelbe, Harvard

Ivy League pitcher of the week                                 Taylor Cabe, Harvard

Ivy League rookie of the week                                   Maddy Kaplan, Harvard

MAAC player of the week                                            Maureen Duddy, Marist

MAAC pitcher of the week                                          Jayne Oberdorf, Marist

MAAC rookie of the week                                           Paige Hess, Siena

MAC East player of the week                                     Taylor Shuey, Miami

MAC East pitcher of the week                                    Erin Seller, Akron

MAC West player of the week                                   CarolAnne Sexauer, Central Michigan

MAC West pitcher of the week                                 Rachael, Knapp, Central Michigan

MEAC player of the week                                            Vanessa Gomez, MD Eastern Shore

MEAC pitcher of the week                                           Bailey Conner, Bethune-Cookman

MEAC rookie of the week                                            Samantha Casarez, MD Eastern Shore

Missouri Valley player of the week                          Erika Crissman, Indiana State

Missouri Valley pitcher of the week                        Alyson Spinas-Valiainis, Bradley

Missouri Valley newcomer o f the week                                Erika Hansen, Bradley

Mountain West player of the week                         Kierra Willis, Fresno State

Mountain West pitcher of the week                       Carrie Sheehan, New Mexico

Northeast player of the week                                    Elle Madsen, Bryant

Northeast pitcher of the week                                  Nicole Sleith,Robert Morris

Northeast rookie of the week                                    Olivia Lorusso, Robert Morris

Ohio Valley player of the week                                  Alexa Becker, Murray State

Ohio Valley pitcher of the week                                                Mason Robinson, Murray State

Pacific 12 player of the week                                      Jenna Lilley, Oregon

Pac 12 pitcher of the week                                          Katie Sutherland-Finch, California

Patriot player of the week                                           ??

Southeastern player of the week                             Sahvanna Jaquish, LSU

Southeastern freshman of the week                      Paige Lowery, Missouri

Southeastern specialist of the week                       Kayli Kvistad, Florida

Southern player of the week                                      Nicole Osterman, Chattanooga

Southern pitcher of the week                                    Cori Jennings, Chattanooga

Southland hitter of the week                                     Cassandra Barefield, Northwestern State Southland pitcher of the week                                  Micaela, Bouvier, Northwestern State

SWAC player of the week                                            Carly Evans, Alabama State

SWAC pitcher of the week                                           Rachel Mills, Alabama State

Sun Belt player of the week                                        ??

Summit player of the week                                         Ali Mosier, IUPUI

Summit pitcher of the week                                       Brooke Boetjer, IUPUI

West Coast player of the week                                  Gordy BraVO, BYU

West Coast pitcher of the week                                                McKenna Bull, BYU

Western Athletic hitter of the week                        Katie Kelley, UMKC

Western Athletic pitcher of the week                     Kelsey Monroe, Bakersfield