College Update: 2/25/10

TOP 25 ESPN/USA SOFTBALL POLL)  145am report

  1. 1. Washington def BYU 8-0
  2. 2. Arizona
  3. 3. UCLA
  4. 4. Michigan
  5. 5. Missouri*
  6. 6. Georgia
  7. 7. Alabama
  8. 8. Georgia Tech
  9. 9. Oklahoma def Pacific 9,0, def San Diego State 4-0
  10. 10. Arizona State
  11. 11. Florida
  12. 12. Stanford Stanford def Tennessee 8-7
  13. 13. Texas lost first game of season to Fresno State 5-4
  14. 14. California
  15. 15. LSU
  16. 16. Ohio State
  17. 17. Louisville
  18. 18. Florida State
  19. 19. Texas A&M lost to Fordham 4-0, lost to Oregon 4-0
  20. 20. ULL
  21. 21. Fresno State def Texas 5-4, def Utah 11-0
  22. 22. Northwestern
  23. 23. North Carolina
  24. 24. U Mass
  25. 25. BYU lost To Oklahoma State 3-1, lost to Washington 8-0
  • Tied for 4th

TOURNAMENTS

Florida Gulf Coast Spring Break Invitational–Fort Myers, Fla.     Tournament Central

Minnesota 3 ,Florida Gulf Coast 2

WP Lacey Middlebrooks  LP Catherine McDaniel

Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Classic–Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas A&M-CC 6, Houston Baptist 2

WP Elena Crabtree  LP Kristi Malpass

UTEP Invitational–El Paso, Texas     Tournament Central

UTEP 7, San Jose State 4

WP Stacie Townsend  LP Jaclyn Imhof  SV Joanna Krientz  UTEP Camilla Carrera 2-run HR

Cathedral City Classic–Palm Springs, Calif.     Tournament Central

(rankings shown in red are from UCS poll)

#31 Oklahoma State 4, Hawaii  0

WP Anna Whiddon 1-hitter LP Kaia Pamaby.  Mariah Gearhart 3 rbi

Pacific 4, #25 Tennessee 3

WP Shaina Brock  LP Cathleen Hosfield

Grand slam UOP Kellie Wilson in 3rd.  Vols scored 3 in 5th.

#21 Fresno State 5 #5 Texas 4

WP Morgan Melloh 4H, 11K  LP Kim Bruins in relief of Erin Tresselt

Nadia Taylor’s 2-run double gave the Longhorns the initial lead in the 1st.  After a solo HR in the 2nd by Courtney Moore, the Bulldogs tacked on four runs in the 3rd; Jody Badonne’s single tied the game before Michelle Moses tagged a 3-4un homer.  Taylor’s 2-run HR in the 4th narrowed the lead to 5-4.  Texas had two on in the 7th but Lexy Bennett’s long ball was caught at the fence.

#31 Oklahoma State 3, #20 BYU 1

WP Kat Espinosa  LP Paige Affleck

Two errors top 5th allowed 2 unearned Cowgirl runs

#34 Oregon 4, Utah 2

WP Samantha Skillingstad 10K  LP Ashley Smuda.   Kaylan Howard, Oregon, solo HR

#7 Oklahoma 4 #35 San Diego State 0

WP Keilani Ricketts 1-hitter, 10K  LP Samantha Beasley

Fordham 4, #15 Texas A&M 0

WP Jen Mineau  3H, 15 K.  LP Rhiannon Kleising  HR: Fordham Jamie LaBovick 2-run

#21 Fresno State 11,  Utah 0 (5)

WP Mackenzie Oakes.  LP Joni Cook.  Fresno State HR: Michelle Moses grand slam

#7 Oklahoma 9,  Pacific 0 (6)

WP Kristen Allen 2-hitter.  LP Gabby McDaniel.  OU HRs: Chana’e Jones, Amber Flores 3-run

Sooners scored 4 in 1st; achieved run-rule on Flores walk-off 3-run HR in 6th

#35 San Diego State 3, Fordham 1

WP Brooke Petty.  LP Jamie LaBovick  SV Samantha Beasley

Home runs: SDSU Justeen Maeva.  Fordham Erin Fisher

Stanford 8, #25 Tennessee 7

WP Ashley Chinn in relief  LP Ivy Renfro

Thanks to a 4-run 3rd inning, triggered by home runs fromHaber (2) and Hansen, the Cardinal seemed to be cruising, 6-2 after four, then the Vols answered with a 5-run 5th. Vols: Grieve led with a HR; Huff rbi; Andrews drew a bases-loaded walk; Kajitani 2-run single.  Chinn relieved Teagn Gerhart.  Top 6th: Ivy Renfro, who had relieved Cat Hosfield, retired two batters but Haber walked, stole 2nd, Hansen given a pass; Rich drove in Haber with the tying run, 7-all. Burns doubled to lead the Cardinal 7th.  Neill, who had an rbi earlier, worked a 3-2 count, walked.  Koutz sacrificed.  Van Zandt singled, loading the bases.  Haber drew an rbi walk, 8-7 Cardinal.  The first two Vols fanned; Kajitani grounded out to end the game.

#1 Washington 8, #20 BYU 0

WP Danielle Lawrie   10 K, 1-hitter  LP Christie Zinanti

Bottom 1st, Huskies gave Lawrie solid foundation with 4 runs, including rbi by Salling, N Williams and Stuart.  Three consecutive walks led to two runs in the 2nd, before Hannah Howell, in relief of Zinanti, struck out the side.  Salling scored on N Williams rbi in the 4th.  Lawrie, who struck out the side in the 3rd, had 8 Ks in the first four innings.Purcell-Fitu broke up Lawrie’s no-hit bid with a single in the 5th.  With Salling and Lawrie at the corners in top 6th (singles), N Williams walked, loading the bases, no outs.  Stuart singled in the eighth and final run.

Oregon 4, #15 Texas A&M 0

WP Jessica Moore.  LP Rebecca Arbino.

Oregon, enjoying one of its best seasons, broke a scoreless tie with 4 runs in the 6th.  Kivett scored on Burger’s single; Pappas doubled in Bryant and Williamson; The four runs were charged to Rebecca Arbino.  Moore, who had 11Ks through six innings, gave up a single in the 7th but retired the other three batters for the win.

Gaucho Classic–Santa Barbara, Calif.     Tournament Central

Drexel 4, UC Santa Barbara 2

WP Hillary Allen  LP Lindsey Correa

North Dakota State v2,UC Santa Barbara 0

WP Whitney Johnson.  LP MeLinda Matsumoto  NDSU 2-run HR Taylor Mortensen

North Dakota State 10, Drexel 3

WP Whitney Johnson 11K.  LP Katrina Gaudier.

Home runs: NDSU: Melissa Chmielewski 3-4/6rbi

Others

Towson 6, Longwood 6

Longwood 3, Towson 2.

Hampton 7, Winston-Salem State 1

Hampton 12, Winston-Salem State 3

Oakland def Furman 1-0

Furman def Oakland 6-5  Morgan Hughey 2-run HR for Furman

Georgia State 4, Siena 2

Georgia State 9, Siena 1

Austin Peay 2, Alabama A&M 1

Austin Peay 7, Alabama A&M 2

Northern Colorado 11, New Mexico State 10 (8)

Northern Colorado vs New Mexico State 6:00 PM Las Cruces, N.M.

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