4-23-2014 Thursday DI GAMES


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NCAA April 20 RPI rankings are posted on


April 22 NFCA Poll


1. Oregon
3. Florida

4. Michigan

5. Arizona State

6. Florida State

7. Alabama def Georgia 4-2

8. Tennessee

9. Kentucky

10. Arizona

11. Washington

12. Minnesota

13. Georgia def by Alabama 4-2

14. Baylor
15. Missouri

16. Louisiana Lafayette

17. Oklahoma

18. Tulsa

19. Nebraska

20. South Alabama

21. Notre Dame def Valparaiso 7-2

22. Auburn

23. Texas A&M

24. USC Upstate

25. Northwestern

Alabama 4,  Georgia 2
– WP Traina 8K.  LP Wilkinson.  Bottom 1st: McCleney scored on Spencer’s single + error; Lafaele sac fly, 2-0.  Fichtner rbi in Bama 3rd. The Tide led 4-0 when Grantham homered in the 4th. Dawgs 5th: Hugo 2-run homer.  Traina struck out the side in the 7th. Alabama 41-8/11-8.  Georgia is 38-11/16-3.

Notre Dame 7, Valparaiso 3
– WP Winter 13K.  LP Weissenhofer.  Valpo struck with 2 homers in the 1st — Wisnieski and McShane.  The Irish scored on Haus rbi double in 3rd.  Irish 5th: Haus sc fly, Wester scored, Koerner scored on error. ND 3-2.  Irish 5th: Arizmendi two-run homer.  Irish 6th: Koener 2-run double.  Notre Dame 31-10.  Valpo 19-26.

Hofstra def LIU 12-0 (5)
Stony Brook def FDU 11-3/DH 3-0
UT Martin def by Southern Illinois 9-0
Evansville vs SIUE/ccd
Boston U 2, Harvard 1
UConn 4, UMass 2
Georgetown def Towson 10-1
Cornell 3, Siena 1/DH Siena 5-4
Youngstown State swept Niagara 6-0, 3-2
Green Bay swept Detroit 3-2 (8), 7-6

4-23-2014 Wednesday DI Games


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April 22 NFCA Poll


1. Oregon
3. Florida def South Florida 17-1

4. Michigan upset by Purdue 3-2/DH Michigan 11-0

5. Arizona State

6. Florida State

7. Alabama

8. Tennessee

9. Kentucky

10. Arizona vs New Mexico State DH

11. Washington

12. Minnesota vs North Dakota DH/ccd

13. Georgia

14. Baylor def UTSA 7-1

15. Missouri def Missouri State 5-0

16. Louisiana Lafayette

17. Oklahoma def North Texas 3-0

18. Tulsa def Oklahoma State 1-0

19. Nebraska vs Creighton/ccd

20. South Alabama upset by LSU 6-1

21. Notre Dame

22. Auburn def Alabama State 5-3

23. Texas A&M

24. USC Upstate def Appalachian State 1-0

25. Northwestern



Purdue 3, Michigan 2
– WP Fecho  LP Wagner.  Bottom 1st, Fletcher 2-run single put Boilermakers ahead.  Montemarano rbi single put Wolverines on board.  Burkhardt rbi double in Purdue 3rd. Sweet homered for Michigan in 6th.  Michigan 36-8/14-2.  Purdue 25-21-1/12-4.
Michigan 11, Purdue 0
– WP Betsa  LP Fecho. Romero slugged 2-run homer bottom 1st. Sweet, Montemarano scored on errors in 2nd, followed by Doyle rbi single.  Lawrence scored on groundout in 3rd; Driesenga rbi double in 5th; Sappinfield, Lawrence rbi in 6th; Christner, Sbonek scored in 6th.
Missouri 5, Missouri State 0
– WP Finucane  LP Struemple.  Genovese rbi double in 3rd; in 4th, Randazzo rbi triple, Roth rbi sac; Gadbois scored on wild pitch in 5th; Randazzo homered in 6th.  Missouri 36-12.  MSU 25-22
Oklahoma 3, North Texas 0
– Kelsey Stewart was three outs away from a no-hitter, but North Texas got a single in the 7th.   Instead, Stewart recorded her seventh shutout (28-7).  Casey 2-run homer in the 5th, Williams a solo shot in the 6th.  Oklahoma 36-10.  North Texas 28-16.
Florida 17, South Florida 1
– WP Rogers  LP Nunn.  The Bulls scored in the 1st on Salvarola’s homer.  The Gators tied in the bottom: Haeger sac fly; Little rbi single, up 2-1, Merritt slugged a 2-run homer in the 2nd; followed by Fuller rbi, Munro rbi, Medina 2-run single; Stewart rbi; Merritt 2-run single; the Gators led 12-1 after two innings.  In the Gator 3rd, Castro homered, Munro rbi double, Stewart rbi groundout, Merritt rbi single.  Florida 41-8.  South Florida 33-14.
LSU 6, South Alabama 1
– LSU (28-20) scored three runs in the first two innings, taking advantage of five walks.  LSU scored two runs bottom 6th. WP Baylee Corbello.



Texas def Texas State 15-6
North Carolina vs Boston College DH
Coastal Carolina def Radford 8-3
Temple def by Stony Brook 2-1/DH
Lafayette def Villanova 8-4/5-2
Fresno State vs San Jose State
San Diego State vs UNLV
New Mexico def by Colorado State 13-5
Boise State def Utah State 11-9/10-1
Ohio 4, Marshall  3/DH Marshall 8-7
Liberty def by Virginia 13-3/DH UVA 3-1
Northern Illinois def by Loyola Chicago 4-3/DH
Penn State def by Ohio State 3-1/DH
St John’s def by Rutgers 13-3
Alcorn State def by Memphis 9-0/DH
Brown vs Providence
UMass vs UConn
Central Michigan def Michigan State 6-4
ULM def Lamar 9-0/DH Lamar 8-0
Houston Baptist def Houston 6-5 (8)/DH Houston 2-1
Kennesaw State def by Georgia Tech 8-0
Louisville def by Indiana 8-3
South Carolina State def by South Carolina 5-1
Lipscomb vs Western Kentucky
Toledo 8, Oakland 6
UNLV 2, San Diego State 1
UT Arlington 5, Abilene Christian 1
Lipscomb 7, Western Kentucky 1
Virginia Tech split with Longwood, winning 5-3, losing 3-0.

4-22 Weekly Conference Honors


America East player of the week                                               Sydney Harbaugh, Binghamton
American East pitcher of the week                          Allison Cukrov, Stony Brook
America East rookie of the week                              Jessica Holte, UMBC
Am Athletic player of the week                                 Chandler Howard, Rutgers
Am Athletic pitcher of the week                                               Sara Nevins, USF
Atlantic 10 player of the week                                    Alicia Aughton, LaSalle
Atlantic 10 pitcher of the week                                  Alicia Aughton, LaSalle
Atlantic 10 rookie of the week                                   Jena Cozza, U Mass
Atlantic Coast player of the week                             Maddie O’Brien, Florida State
Atlantic Coast pitcher of the week                           Jessica Burroughs, Florida State
Atlantic Sun player of the week                                 Jessica Barnes, FGCU
Atlantic Sun pitcher of the week                                               Meredith Owen, Stetson
Big 12 player of the week                                             Jordan Strickland, Baylor
Big 12 pitcher of the week                                           Gretchen Aucoin, Texas Tech
Big East player of the week                                         Jackie Reed, St John’s
Big East pitcher of the week                                        Kate Poppe, Villanova
Big Sky player of the week                                           Hailey Breakwell, Idaho State
Big Sky pitcher of the week                                         Caitlin Brooks, Sacramento State
Big South player of the week                                      Kory Hayden, Coastal Carolina
Big South pitcher of the week                                    Kensley Loudermlk, Presbyterian
Big Ten co-player of the week                                    Tatum Edwards, Nebraska
Big Ten co-player of the week                                    Marisa Bast, Northwestern
Big Ten pitcher of the week                                        Kelly Smith, Michigan State
Big Ten freshman of the week                                   Katy McJunkin, Purdue
Big West player of the week                                       Missy Taukeiaho, CS Fullerton
Big West pitcher of the week                                     Brianna Elder, CS Northridge
Colonial player of the week                                         Kelsey Hodgson, Coll of Charleston
Colonial pitcher of the week                                       Jailyn Ford, James Madison
Colonial rookie of  the week                                       Michaela Transue, Hofstra
CUSA player of the week                                             Kristen McGrath, UAB
CUSA pitcher of the week                                            Aimee Creger, Tulsa
Horizon League player of the week                         Alyson Broschk, Cleveland State
Horizon League pitcher of the week                        Sara Shields, Cleveland State
Ivy League player of the week                                   Alyssa Rodia, Columbia
Ivy League pitcher of the week                                 Laura Riccciardone, Harvard
Ivy League rookie of the week                                   Alyssa Rodia, Columbia
MAAC player of the week                                            Kayleena Flores, Monmouth
MAAC pitcher of the week                                          Rae Ball, Fairfield

MAAC rookie of the week                                           Sydney Underhill, Monmouth
MAC East player of the week                                     Katie Yoho, Bowling Green
MAC East pitcher of the week                                    Emma Johnson, Kent State
MAC West player of the week                                   Jennifer Gilbert, Ball State
MAC West pitcher of the week                                 Allyson Kus, Western Michigan
MEAC player of the week                                            Margaret Wilkins, Hampton
MEAC pitcher of the week                                           Jailynn Jackson, Hampton
MEAC rookie of the week                                            Kayla DeSchepper, Hampton
MVC player of the week                                                               Brittany Fortner, Wichita State
MVC pitcher of the week                                             Chelsea Ross, UNI
MVC newcomer of the week                                     Cacy Williams, Wichita State
Mountain West player of the week                         not updated since April 14
Northeast player of the week                                    Kelsey Parker,Wagner
Northeast co-pitcher of the week                            Megan Reiner, Fairleigh Dickinson
Northeast co-pitcher of the week                            Nicole Pagano, Mount St Mary’s

Northeast  rookie of the week                                   Sarah Drazin, Fairleigh Dickinson
Ohio Valley player of the week                                  Sara Borders, Jacksonville State
Ohio Valley pitcher of the week                                                Tiffany Harbin, Jacksonville State
Pacific 12 player of the week                                      Stephany LaRosa, UCLA
Pacific 12 pitcher of the week                                     Jessica Hall, UCLA
Patriot League player of the week                           not updated
SEC player of the week                                                 Stephanie Tofft, Florida
SEC pitcher of the week                                                                Alexis Silkwood, Mississippi State
SEC freshman of the week                                          Sahvanna Jaquish, LSU
SoCon player of the week                                            Katelyn Bedwell, UNCG
SoCon pitcher of the week                                          Katie Henderson, Chattanooga
Southland hitter of the week                                     Valerie Perez, Texas A&M CC
Southland pitcher of the week                                  Liz Carter, Texas A&M CC
SWAC hitter of the week                                              Alexandria Harris, Alcorn State
SWAC pitcher of the week                                           Jazmin Castillo, Alcorn State
Sun Belt player of the week                                        Taylor Anderson, Gorgia State
Sun Belt pitcher of the week                                      Callie Collins, UT Arlington
Summit League player of the week                         Lizzie Noble, Omaha
Summit League co-pitcher of the week                 Miranda Kramer, Fort Wayne
Summit League co-pitcher of the week                 Krista Menke, North Dakota State
West Coast player of the week                                  Stephanie Fisher, Santa Clara
West Coast pitcher of the week                                                Cassidy Coleman, San Diego
WAC hitter of the week                                                                Katrie Kelley, Kansas City
WAC pitcher of the week                                             Stephanie Pesqueira, Grand Canyon



4-22-2014 Tuesday DI Games


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April 22 NFCA Poll


1. Oregon def Portland State 4-2/ DH
3. Florida

4. Michigan

5. Arizona State

6. Florida State

7. Alabama def Southern Miss 12-0

8. Tennessee def Furman 8-0

9. Kentucky def Western Kentucky 11-8

10. Arizona

11. Washington

12. Minnesota

13. Georgia upset by Georgia State 4-2

14. Baylor swept by by Louisiana Lafayette DH 6-2, 7-4

15. Missouri

16. Louisiana Lafayette def Baylor 5-2/DH 7-4

17. Oklahoma def Central Arkansas 8-0 (5)

18. Tulsa

19. Nebraska

20. South Alabama

21. Notre Dame def NC State 3-2/DH NC State 6-2

22. Auburn

23. Texas A&M swept Texas A&M CC/ 12-2/DH 15-0

24. USC Upstate

25. Northwestern def Illinois  6-3/DH 9-0


Oklahoma 8, Central Arkansas 0 (5)
– WP Casey.  OU broke scoreless tie with 6 runs in 3rd.  Pendley grand slam, 35th as a Sooner, 54th in career.
Northwestern 9, Illinois 0
– WP freshman Nicole Bond.  1-hitter.  Bast 3 rbi.
Northwestern 6, Illinois 3
– WP Wood.  Bast 2-run homer.
Tennessee 8-0 (6)
– Vols score 6 WP Tarango in relief.in 6th.
Notre Dame 3, North Carolina State 2
–Simon rbi single bottom 7th.  WP Winter.
North Carolina State 6, Notre Dame 2
–Notre Dame 30-10/10-5

Boise State 5, Utah State 1
Rhode Island 4, Boston U 7
Villanova 4, Seton Hall 3
Siena 3, Sacred Heart 2 (8, Siena 3-1)
James Madison swept Virginia 5-2/DH 3-1
Coastal Carolina def Radford 6-5
Stetson def Central Florida 3-0
St Bonaventure swept by Fordham DH 9-6, 12-0 (5)
George Washington vs Georgetown
LaSalle def UMBC  5-3/DH UMBC 4-0
CS Bakersfield vs Cal Poly
IUPUI def Illinois Chicago 3-1
Wichita State 2, Missouri State 1/DH Missouri State 6-5
New Mexico def by Colorado State 6-0/DH
Fresno State def  San Jose State 8-1/DHSan Jose State 5-3
San Diego State def UNLV 9-0 (6)/DH
Southern Utah 14, Utah 10/DH Utah 12-4
Santa Clara vs Stanford
South Carolina def Georgia Southern 3-1
Louisiana Monroe vs SE Louisiana
Loyola Chicago 4, Indiana State 3
Lafayette swept Rider 6-2, 5-4
Nebraska Omaha swept North Dakota 8-0. 10-0 (both in 5)




4-22-2014 National Players of the Week



Florida’s Tofft Named as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week
April 22, 2014


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior third baseman Stephanie Tofft of Florida has been chosen as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for games played over April 14-20.


The reigning Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, Tofft batted .700 (7-for-10) with six runs scored, a double, three HR’s and 10 RBIs as the Gators swept a three-game league road series at then-No. 21 Texas A&M. The Lincoln, Calif., native homered in each of UF’s three match-ups, while extending her hitting streak against league opponents to six games dating back to April 4. She christened her weekend by going 2-for-3 with two tallies, a HR and a pair of RBIs in a 5-1 series-opening win. Tofft followed that up on Saturday by knocking in five runs while posting a 2-for-3 effort with a double and a HR during a 17-4 (5 inn.) rout of the Aggies. She wrapped up her impressive performance by recording a 3-for-4 day at the plate with a HR and three RBIs in Sunday’s 8-0 (6 inn.) finale. For the season Tofft is batting .326 overall with 38 runs scored, 18 extra-base hits, including nine HR’s, and a team-leading 51 RBIs.


“It was a team effort,” Tofft said. “Having our pitchers at the top of their game allows me to relax at the plate. They did a great job to hold Texas A&M’s offense in check. Our coaches have worked with me a lot to improve my swing, and I’m seeing the ball very well. I think we’re playing really well as a team right now, and we want to maintain our momentum going into the postseason.”


“I want to thank the NFCA for recognizing Stephanie for her performance last week,” Florida head coach Tim Walton said. “Her play was pivotal in our three-game sweep on the road against Texas A&M. Stephanie has really played at a high level this season, and she is an important part of our offense.”


Tofft and the Gators return to action on Wed., April 23, when they host USF at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.



Selected Top Performances

Florida State’s Maddie O’Brien, the ACC Player of the Week, batted .857 (6-for-7) with three doubles, two HR’s and seven RBIs over five victories against Pitt and Syracuse while reaching safely in a remarkable 18 straight plate appearances…College of Charleston’s Kelsey Hodgson was tabbed as the Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Week after hitting .800 (8-for-10) with a double, four HR’s and seven RBIs…Harvard’s Laura Ricciardone earned Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honors after going 6-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 29.1 innings…Mississippi State’s Alexis Silkwood earned SEC Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with 23 K’s in 15.1 innings to go along with a shutout against No. 4 Tennessee…Conference USA Player of the Week, Kristin McGrath of UAB, batted .600 (9-for-15) with a double, two HR’s and 11 RBIs as the Blazers went 4-1…Notre Dame’s Micaela Arizmendi hit at an .818 clip with three doubles, a HR and eight RBIs over only 11 plate appearances against Virginia…UNLV’s Emily Haslinger powered her squad offensively by hitting .500 (6-for-12) with four HR’s, including three round trippers and seven RBIs to equal school single-game records during a 10-2 Friday win over New Mexico…USF’s Sara Nevins, the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, led the Bulls to a sweep of then-conference-leading Houston by picking up three wins with a 0.93 ERA while also becoming USF’s all-time wins leader with 93 W’s…Tulsa’s Aimee Creger was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week after recording two wins and a save and posting a 0.38 ERA with 29 strikeouts over 18.2 innings in a sweep at UTSA…The Summit League Player of the Week, Lizzie Noble of Omaha, drove in total 13 runs and also hit at a .615 (8-for-13) clip with 11 of those RBIs during a three-game sweep of South Dakota State…Stetson’s Meredith Owen was 2-0 with a 0.35 ERA and batted .455 with a HR and three RBIs to earn Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Week…Baylor’s Jordan Strickland hit at a .556 pace (5-for-9) with four HR’s and 12 RBIs, including a pair of two-HR games, during a three-game series against Oklahoma State…Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, Wichita State’s Brittany Fortner, batted .571 (8-for-14) with a 1.357 slugging mark and nine RBIs…Hofstra’s Michaela Transue blasted two doubles, two HR’s (both against LSU), scored four runs and added seven RBIs on the way to reaping CAA Rookie of the Week accolades…Western Michigan’s Allyson Kus earned MAC West Pitcher of the Week after posting a 3-0 record with a 0.39 ERA and a pair of complete games…Nicole Pagano of Mount St. Mary’s registered a 3-0 mark with a 0.33 ERA, 19 strikeouts over 21 innings and managed a no-hitter in a win over LIU Brooklyn.




2014 Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week

Feb. 11 – Griffin Joiner – Kentucky – Jr. – C – Hopkinsville, Ky.

Feb. 18 – Bryana Walker – Washington – Sr. – P – La Quinta, Calif.

Feb. 25 – Anna Miller (Co-) – USC Upstate – Sr. – P – Portland, Ore.

Ally Carda (Co-) – UCLA – Jr. – P/UTIL – Elk Grove, Calif.

March 4 – Lacey Waldrop – Florida State – Jr. – P – Chester, Va.

March 11 – Dallas Escobedo – Arizona State – Sr. – P – Glendale, Ariz.

March 18 – Sydney O’Hara – Syracuse – Fr. – P/OF/1B – Cicero, N.Y.

March 25 – Jaclyn Traina (Co-) – Alabama – Sr. – P/UTIL – Naples, Fla.

Sammy Marshall (Co-) – Western Illinois – Jr. – SS/OF – Naperville, Ill.

April 1 – Cheridan Hawkins – Oregon – So. – P – Anderson, Calif.

April 8 – Katiyana Mauga – Arizona – Fr. – 3B – San Diego, Calif.

April 15 – Michelle Mueller – Wisconsin – Sr. – IF – La Crosse, Wis.

April 22 – Stephanie Tofft – Florida – Sr. – 3B – Lincoln, Calif.



A .455 Batting Average and 0.35 ERA earn Stetson ace Meredith Owen USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week honors

OKLAHOMA CITY — A 2-0 performance in the circle with a 0.35 ERA coupled with a .455 batting average, a home run and three RBI from its ace pitcher helped Stetson take the series win over Atlantic Sun Conference foe Lipscomb this week. For her efforts, Meredith Owen (Jackson, Miss.) is this week’s USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week. With the pair of wins, Stetson improved to 31-9 on the season, 15-5 in conference play and earned votes in this weeks ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll.


“I am so amazed, honored and humbled,” Owen said.  “I owe it all to my amazing team as well as my incredible coaches. We have all worked so hard for this season, and I am just excited to be able to share this honor with them.”


On Friday, Owen tossed a six-hit shutout in which she allowed just one runner to reach third base and retired the final seven batters in a row to garner her seventh shutout of the season. As remarkable of a performance as it was, the senior had one of her greatest outings of her career on Saturday.  A scoreless game in the through the fourth inning, Owen connected for a two-run home run to give Stetson a 2-0 lead. Lipscomb would fight back to tie the game and send it to extra innings. In the bottom of the 10th with the Hatters trailing 3-2 and down to their last strike, Owen delivered a game-tying single to center field evening the score.

The game went 13-total innings with Owen going the distance in the circle. With international tiebreak rules in effect, Owen pitched out of second-and-third, no-out situations in both the 11th and 12th innings, and then she worked out of a second-and-third, one-out situation in the 13th without allowing a single to run to score. For the game, she held the Bisons to just 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-12 in two-out situations. She threw 157 pitches and allowed just one hit in extra innings, a bunt single.

“It is a tremendous honor to have Meredith selected as the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week,” Stetson head coach Frank Griffin said.  “She gave an unbelievable performance in a key conference series for us last weekend both at the plate and in the circle, and the recognition is well-deserved.”

For the week, Owen held the Bisons, one of the top hitting teams in the conference, to a .176 batting average over 20 innings of work. She lowered her ERA to an NCAA-best 0.73, and her 19 wins leads the Atlantic Sun. This is the first USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week honor for Meredith and the first for a Stetson Hatter.

2014 USA Softball National Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 6-9): Kylee Lahners – Washington – Junior – Infielder– Laguna Hills, Calif.

Week 2 (Feb. 10 -16): Aimee Creger – Tulsa – Senior – Pitcher– Yukon, Okla.

Week 3 (Feb. 17-23): Ally Carda – UCLA – Junior – Pitcher – Elk Grove, Calif.

Week 4 (Feb. 24 – March 2): Cheridan Hawkins – Oregon – Sophomore – Anderson, Calif.

Week 5 (March 3-9): Dallas Escobedo – Arizona State – Senior – Pitcher– Glendale, Ariz.

Week 6 (March 10-16): Alex Hugo – Georgia – Sophomore – Infielder – Olathe, Kan.

Week 7 (March 17-23): Jaclyn Traina – Alabama – Senior – Pitcher – Naples, Fla.

Week 8 (March 24 – 30): Ellen Renfroe – Tennessee – Senior – Pitcher – Jackson, Tenn.

Week 9 (March 31 – April 6): Katiyana Mauga – Arizona – Freshman – Outfielder – San Diego, Calif.

Week 10 (April 7 – 13): Michelle Mueller – Wisconsin – Senior – Third Base – LaCrosse, Wis.

Week 11 (April 14 – 20): Meredith Owen – Stetson – Senior – Pitcher – Jackson, Miss.