TOP 25 (ESPN/USA Softball poll)
1. Washington def Oklahoma 7-4
2. Arizona def BYU 8-0 (5), def Fresno State 11-0 (5)
3. UCLA def Colorado State 4-3, def Texas 9-1 (6)
4. Michigan lost 2-1 to Missouri in 8th; def ULL 6-0
5. Missouri def Michigan 2-1 (8), def Virginia Tech 9-4
6. Georgia def Iowa State 8-0, def Charleston southern 6-2
7. Alabama def Maryland 4-1, def Iowa 5-4
8. Georgia Tech def UCF 1-0, lost to Nebraska 2-0
9. Oklahoma lost to Washington 7-4, def Oregon State 6-1
10. Arizona State def South Florida 8-7 (8)
11. Florida (plays Northwestern State on Saturday)
12. Stanford lost to Northwestern 4-0, def Long Beach State 4-3
13. Texas lost to UCLA 9-1 (6)
14. California def Fordham 5-2
15. LSU def Southern 6-0
16. Ohio State def Fresno State 4-1
17. Louisville def St Louis 9-2, def Purdue 6-5
18. Florida State lost to Illinois 4-3, def Southern Illinois 9-1
19. Texas A&M def UNLV 4-3, def San Diego State 7-6
20. ULL def Radford 8-0, lost to Michigan 6-0
21. Fresno State lost to Ohio State 4-1, lost to Arizona 11-0 (5)
22. Northwestern lost to Pacific 4-2, def Stanford 4-0
23. North Carolina def Fairfield 2-0 (8), def James Madison 8-0
24. U Mass def Mississippi State 7-6, two runs bottom 9th, lost to NC State 3-1
25. BYU def Cal Poly 3-2
*Michigan, Missouri tied for 4th
SPY uses the basic USC schedule/format, adding scores/data from Gametracker, UCS, college web sites and email
George Mason Patriot Classic–Fairfax, Va. Tournament Central
IPFW vs George Mason 3:30 PM
Spartan Invitational–Norfolk, Va.
Norfolk State 11, Quinnipiac 7
Virginia Invitational–Newport News, Va.
Virginia 9, George Washington 1
WP Melanie Mitchell 1-hitter LP Kara Clauss. Ckippolini drove in 2 of 5 earned runs
Notre Dame 8, George Washington 0 (5)
WP Brittany O’Donnell 1-hitter LP Kara Clauss
Irish took 3-0 lead bottom 1st on Clay’s 3-run double. Buntin led ;2nd with HR; Johnson rbi. Marrone opened 3rd with HR, Maldonado rbi. Lux drove in final run in 4th.
Notre Dame 11, Virginia 3
Pirate Classic–Greenville, N.C.
Towson 4, Morehead State 1
Delaware 3, Morehead State 1 (8)
East Carolina 15, Delaware 1 (5)
UNC Tarheel Classic–Chapel Hill, N.C.
North Carolina 2, Fairfield 0
North Carolina 8, James Madison 0
Lady Eagle Classic–Cary, N.C.
North Carolina Central vs Barton 10:00 AM
Western Carolina vs Delaware State 12:00 PM
Western Carolina vs North Carolina Central 2:00 PM
South Carolina State vs TBA TBD
Green and White Tournament–Charlotte, N.C.
Marshall 13, Boston 12 Marshall scored 6 runs bottom 7th
Seton Hall 12, Boston 7
Charlotte 8, Marshall 0 (5)
Charlotte 5, Seton Hall 1
North Carolina A&T Invitational–Greensboro, N.C.
Appalachian State 12, Hampton 0 (5)
Coppin State 7, Maryland-East. Shore 3
Appalachian State 3, North Carolina A&T 0
UNCG Spartan Classic–Greensboro, N.C.
Cleveland State 1, Sacred Heart 0
Cleveland State 5, Niagara 3 (8)
UNC Greensboro 5 Sacred Heart 3
Niagara 3, UNC Greensboro 2
Seahawk Classic–Wilmington, N.C.
Gardner-Webb 5, St. Bonaventure 3 (10)
Mount St Mary’s 6, St. Bonaventure 5
Gardner-Webb 9, UNC-Wilmington 4
Mount St Mary’s 5, UNC-Wilmington 0
Kickin’ Chicken Classic–Conway, S.C.
Jacksonville 10, Eastern Kentucky 1 (6) Olivia Kline 1-hitter
Canisius 14, Eastern Kentucky 6
Canisius 5, Jacksonville 0
DePaul 6, Coastal Carolina 1 Heteniak 4H, 12 K
4th Annual Strike Out Cancer Tournament–Boca Raton, Fla.
Loyola Chicago 8, Providence 0 (5)
Florida Atlantic 1, Loyola-Chicago 0
Florida Atlantic 7, Providence 0
Florida Gulf Coast Spring Break Invitational–Fort Myers, Fla.
Georgia Southern 5, Saint Francis 3
Minnesota 6, Connecticut 0
Villanova 4, Saint Francis 3
Georgia Southern 3, Minnesota 0
Florida Gulf Coast 5, Connecticut 3
Eastern Michigan 13, Villanova 5
Hatter Classic–DeLand, Fla.
Boston College 4, Albany 0 Nicole D’Argento 2-hitter
Bethune-Cookman 2, Albany 1
Boston College 5, Stetson 2
Bethune-Cookman 3, Stetson 2
NFCA Leadoff Classic–Columbus, Ga.
Arkansas 2, Nebraska 0
WP Hope McLemore 3H LP Ashley Hagemann 2H 13K. HRs Griffiths, Breault
Kent State 1, Auburn 0 (8)
WP Kylie Reynolds LP Anna Thompson
Missouri 2, Michigan 1 (8)
WP Chelsea Thomas 3H, 11K. LP Jordan Taylor 5H, 15K
Wolverines had 2 on, bottom 8th, but Thomas, who is having outstanding year, retired next three, two on strikes. Christopher led Tiger 2nd with HR. After Taylor struck out side in 4th, Michigan tied with leadoff HR by Viefhaus. With Marston on 2nd as ITB runner top 8th, Hudson singled, stole 2nd when Christopher struck out. Marston scored when Fleming reached on rbi fielder’s choice. But, Fleming left early and Jordan struck out Schweisberge. In the bottom, with Ryan the ITB, Shaw singled, Crummey in to run. Crummey stole 2nd while Kirkpatrick struck out. Runners at 2nd and 3rd, Bausher struck out, Evans lined to short.
U Mass 7, Mississippi State 6 (9) Magill 2-run HR bottom 9th
WP Sara Plourde LP Stephanie Becker in relief
Bramlettd doubled, scored bottom 1st for Bulldogs. With two out in bottom, U Mass scored 3 on Libby rbi double, Boutin rbi single, Plourde rbi double, all off starter Misty Flesher. C Nesbitt walked, scored on E Nesbitt triple, 3-2. MSU went up 4-3 on Bainbridges 2-out, 2-run HR top 3rd, but Libby stole home to tie. Tied into the 8th, Bell scored on Bainbridge’s rb I, U Mass countering with a run by Bettencourt scoring on Carta’s two-out double. Gates score3d top 9th on Bramlett’s sac fly. With one out in the bottom, ITB runner Matthew on 2nd, Magill belted a 1-0 count walkoff home run.
Southern Illinois 8, Mississippi Valley State 0 (5)
WP Alex Peters 3H LP Kimberly Spivey
Georgia Tech 1, Central Florida 0
WP Kristen Adkins 1-hitter LP Ashley Cole 2-hitter. Jen Yee solo home run.
Alabama 4, Maryland 1
WP Charlotte Morgan LP Kerry Hickey
Hofstra 3, Virginia Tech 2
WP Erin Wade 3-H LP Kristin Graham. Courtney Liddle VT solo homer
Hofstra is 6-0, its best start since 1994. Pride had just the one hit.
Illinois 4, Florida State 3
WP Pepper Gay in reliefof Monica Perry. LP Terese Gober in relief of Sarah Hamilton
Illinois won on Davis walk-off HR bottom 7th.
Illinois State 10, North Carolina State 0 (5)
Louisiana-Lafayette 8, Radford 0 (6)
WP Brittany Cuevas 1-hitter 10Kd LP Chelsea Kelley
Arkansas 6, Central Florida 0
Alabama 5, Iowa 4
WP Kelsi Dunne 13K LP Amada Zust
Top 7th: Bama broke 4-4 tie. Larsen singled, erased by double play. Lunceford homered. Carmody singled with 2 out for Hawkeyes but game ended on strikeout.
Hofstra 2, Mississippi State 1
WP Olivia Galati LP Kylie Vry
Illinois 12, Mississippi Valley State 2 (6) Wedel, Galien 2-run HRs
Illinois State 5, Auburn 4 (9)
WP Jordan Birch. LP Anna Thompson
Top 9th: Hamilton on as ITB; Olson broke 3-3 tie with 2-run homer. Auburn ‘s White scored on Harrison’s double but double play ended rally.
Radford 3, Kent State 2
Nebraska 2, Georgia Tech 0
WP Robin Mackin 3H LP Hope Rush
Scoreless until top 7th when Foland walked, scored on Guile single; Haget scored on Mackin sac fly.
Maryland 11, Iowa 1 (5)
WP Kendra Knight LP Chelsea Lyon
Knight struck out 3 of 4 in the 1st, then the Terps scored four; rbi’s by Hickey, Schultz, and Takeda. Blackie scored on Schultz double in 2nd after Zust relieved Lyon. Carmody drove in the Hawkeye run in the 3rd. Takeda walked, scored on wild pitch. 7-1. Terps added four in 4th, including 3-run triple by Branson, who scored on Acosta rbi.
Missouri 9 Virginia Tech 4
Kristin Nottleman vs Kenzie Roark SV Jana Hainey
Liddle, Graham and Ward drew walks, bottom 1st, with two out. Rose drew rbi walk, 1-0. Missouri 2nd: Fleming scored on passed ball; Schneider scored on catcher error. Marston, Hudson rbi’s in 4th, 4-1. Krebs rbi in 5th. Hokeys rallied in bottom on McGarva’s 3-run HR. Hainey relieved Nottleman. Missouri’s Hudson 2 –run HR in 6th. Tigers added 2 in 7th.
Michigan 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 0
WP Nikki Nemitz 3H 12 K LP Donna Bourgeois
Angela Findlay 2-3, 2 rbi, home run
North Carolina State 3, U Mass 1
WP Lindsay Campagna. LP Bailey Sanders
The Wolfpack scored its three runs with two out bottom 1st: rbi single by Cooper and 2-run homer by Call. Top 2nd: Williams doubled and scored the U Mass run on Carta’s single.
Florida State 9, Southern Illinois 1 (5)
WP Terese Gober. LP Danielle Glosson
Seventh-Annual Georgia Classic–Athens, Ga.
South Alabama 3, Iowa State 2
WP Beth Pilgrim 1-hitter 11K. LP Rachel Zabriskie 4H. USA Haley Hopkins 2-run HR
South Alabama 7, St. John’s 6
Georgia 8 Iowa State 0 (5)
WP Erin Arrevalo 1-hitter. LP Lauren Kennewell.
Georgia 6, Charleston Southern 2
WP Erin Arrevalo. LP Sarrah Vetter
Frost Classic–Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kentucky 8, Evansville 0 Amber Matousek no-hitter
East Tennessee State 8, Central Connecticut 0 (5) Marissa Hardy 1-hitter
Miami 4, Rutgers 3
Georgetown 11, Wright State 3 (5) Jennifer Connell 2-hitter
Kentucky 7, Kansas 2 Chanda Bell 3H 14K
Lipscomb 10, Oakland 4
Tennessee-Martin 9, Georgetown 1 (5)
East Tennessee State 2, Ball State 1
Tennessee Tech 5, Miami 4
Chattanooga 6, Rutgers 5
Tennessee-Martin 6, Central Connecticut 2
Lipscomb 15, Austin Peay 0 (5)
Evansville vs Austin Peay 5:30 PM
Chattanooga 6, Kansas 0
Tennessee Tech 4, Oakland 2
Ball State 10, Wright State 0 (5)
Cardinal Classic–Louisville, Ky.
Louisville 9, Saint Louis 2
WP Kristen Wadwell LP Hannah Huebbe
Schmidt solo HR for SLU prevented run-rule in 5th. James, Wolny 2d rbi each
Louisville 6, Purdue 5 Jenna Alexander HR
Purdue 12, Saint Louis 11
Samford Tournament–Birmingham, Ala.
Troy 6, Alabama State 4
Nicholls State 5, Alabama State 0
UAB 4, Troy 1
Nicholls State 3, Samford 2
Red and Blue Classic–Oxford, Miss.
Mississippi 5, Centenary 2
So. Illinois-Edwardsville 8, Centenary 0 (5)
So. Illinois-Edwardsville 13, Murray State 8
Mississippi 9, Murray State 1 (6)
Tiger Invitational–Baton Rouge, La.
Jacksonville State 4, Southern 0
Houston 7, Jacksonville State 1
LSU 6, Southern 0 Cody Trahan 11K
LSU vs Houston 7:30 PM
McNeese State Tounament–Lake Charles, La.
Postponed (rain) until Saturday
Louisiana Tech vs Buffalo 12:00 PM
Louisiana Tech vs McNeese State 2:30 PM
McNeese State vs Buffalo 5:00 PM
Embassy Suites Invitational–Tulsa, Okla.
Texas State 4, UMKC 2 HRs Emery, Boatright
Texas State vs South Dakota State 12:00 PM
Tulsa 3, South Dakota State 0
Tulsa 7, UMKC 0
UTA Tournament–Arlington, Texas
Wichita State vs Texas Southern 10:00 AM
Wichita State vs Prairie View A&M 12:30 PM
Texas-Arlington vs Prairie View A&M 3:00 PM
Texas-Arlington vs Texas Southern 5:30 PM
Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Classic–Corpus Christi, Texas
Louisiana-Monroe 2, Houston Baptist 0
North Dakota 6, Houston Baptist 0
Texas A&M-CC 11, North Dakota 5
UTSA Tournament–San Antonio, Texas
North Texas 9, UC Riverside 1 (5)
UC Riverside 7, Texas-San Antonio 6 (8)
UTEP Invitational–El Paso, Texas
New Mexico 12 Northern Colorado 5
UTEP 7, Northern Colorado 1
San Jose State 11, Weber State 6
UTEP 9 Weber State 0 (6)
San Jose State 6, New Mexico 1
Wolf Pack Classic–Reno, Nev.
Postponed until Sunday
Nevada vs Southern Utah 12:00 PM
Nevada vs Southern Utah 2:00 PM
Cathedral City Classic–Palm Springs, Calif.
UNLV 7, Cal Poly 4
WP Kylie Wagner LP Trista Thomas. Briones HR for UNLV
Baylor 4, Utah 0
WP Courtney Repka 4H LP Ashley Smuda. BU: Wesley 2-run HR; Vannatta solo
Ohio State 4, Fresno State 1
WP Melanie Nichols LP Mackenzie Oakes Medrano 2-run HR for Buckeyes
Pacific 4, Northwestern 2
WP Nikki Armagost 1-hitter LP Jessica Smith UOP Wilson 2-run HR
Hawaii 8, UC Davis 5
WP Jenna Rodriguez LP Alex Holmes SV Kara Parnaby
BYU 3, Cal Poly 2
WP Christie Zinnti LP Anna Cahn Hennings solo HR for Cal Poly
Baylor 11, San Diego State 0 (5)
WP Courtney Repka LP Samantha Beasley Baylor HR Dani Leaf
Washington 7, Oklahoma 4
WP Danielle Lawrie 7H, 9 K. LP Keilani Ricketts 3H, 8K
The Sooners outhit the Huskies 7-5 but Lawrie kept them off the board, after the 1st inning, until a 3-run OU rally in the 6th. OU scored top 1st; Nix doubled, scored with two out on Shults single. Lawrie answered the challenge in the bottom with a 2-run HR. Lawrie struck out three of four batters in the 2nd, while UW added a run on Smith’s homer. Williams 3-run HR led a 4-run UW surge in the 5th. Michelle Gascoigne relieved Ricketts. UW scored its final run on consecutive doubles by Stuart and Wright. OU 6th: after singles by Jones and Flores, Shults jacked a 3-run HR to right field, accounting for all of Oklahoma’s rbi’s. Lawrie struck out 2 of 3 in the 7th.
Colorado State 10, Pacific 0 (5)
Oregon 4, Hawaii 3
Arizona 8, BYU 0 (5)
WP Kenzi Fowler 2H, 7K LP Paige Affleck
UofA 2nd: Koria scored on Lastrapes single. UofA 3rd: Arredondo walked; Chambers homered. With twoout, Arriola jacked a 2-run shot. Howell relieved Affleck. Lastrapes drove in Buchanan with the fifth run of the inning. The Wildcats achieved run-rule with 2 runs bottom 4th; Arredondo walked, scored with two out on Koria’s 2-run homer. Fowler struck out the side top 5th.
Texas A&M 4 UNLV 3
WP Melissa Dumezich LP Traci Odegard
The Aggies broke a scoreless tie with 4 runs in top 4th on Schroeder’s 3-run dinger. Nichols answered bottom 5th with a 3-run homer. Schroeder scored on Morrow’s single in the 6th.
Northwestern 4, Stanford 0
WP Lauren Delaney 1-hitter LP Teagan Gerhart
Thompson scored on Batts’ rbi, top 1st. Delaney held Stanford hitless through four innings The Wildcats broke the game open with the long ball in the 6th: Batts walked, Haug homered. Pauly homered. NU stranded 2, but led 4-0. Stanford got its only hit, a single by Hassman, in the 5th..
California 5, Fordham 2
WP Valerie Arioto 9K SV Jolene Henderson LP Jen Mineau
Leading 1-0, Arioto belted 2-run HR in 3rd. Bright scored on Fisher’s single. Cal added two in the 5th. Wiggins scored with two out on Callahan’s single in the Forham 6th.
Oregon 3, Long Island 1
Arizona 11, Fresno State 0 (5)
WP Kenzie Fowler 4H, 9K LP Morgan Melloh
Bottom 1st: Lastrapes, Schutzler walked, Arredondo singled, loading the bases; Melloh struck out the next two batters but Koria drew an rbi walk, and DelPonte singled in 2 runs. Lastrapes homered in the 2nd, followed by Chambers 2-run double. In the 3rd, Lastrapes scored on Arredondo’s rbi; Koria jacked a grand slam home run, 11-0.
Texas A&M 7, San Diego State 6
WP Rebecca Arbino LP Samantha Beasley
The Aggies led 6-2 after May’s rbi double, top 6th. SDSU racked four runs in the bottom to tie. With two out, SDSU loaded the bases; Knudsen cleared the bases with a double and scored the tying run on Alnes double. Beasley struck out the side in the 7th, but SDSU also went down in order. Top 8th: with two out, Morrow singled home pinch runner Tovar. SDSU loaded the bases with two out but could not score.
UCLA 4, Colorado State 3
WP Aleah Macon LP Kelli Eubanks
Bates and Camuso homered for Bruins
Oklahoma 6, Oregon State 1
WP Keilani Ricketts 1-hitter 7K. LP Paige Hall
Shults drove in Nix, Flores scored on a wild pitch, top 1st. OSU took one back in the bottom on Cavestany’s rbi. The Sooners unleashed a 13-hit attack but its fury wasn’t felt until later innings. In the 5th, after losing a run at the plate, Vandever doubled and scored on Long’s sac fly. Three more runs crossed in top 6th. when Shults hammered a 3-2 pitch for a 3-run homer.
Stanford 4, Long Beach State 3
WP Teagan Gerhart LP Taylor Petty Stanford broke tie with run bottom 6th, Hansen driving in Hassman with two out. St Germain had solo HR for LBSU in 3rd.
Tennessee 8 Syracuse 6
WP Cat Hosfield LP Jenna Caira
The Vols scored twice top 1st on a throwing error and wild pitch. Watts scored for Syracuse in the bottom on Kohl’s single. UT ground out 6 runs in the 2nd; two on a catcher error; Chavanne had an rbi single; Huff rbi single; two runs on a throwing error and illegal pitch. Stung by its three errors, Syracuse got two back in the 3rd on Saco’s 2-run single off reliever Cat Hosfield. In the 5th, Watts singled, scored on Gibbs triple, 8-4. With Spigner relieving Hosfield, Syracuse loaded the bases and emerged with 2 runs on an error at short and an rbi walk, ending the game down 8-6 with the bases still loaded.
Oklahoma State vs CS Fullerton 8:00 PM (no report as of 1:3 0am)
UCLA 9, Texas 1 (9)
WP Donna Kerr. LP Blaire Luna
The Longhorns broke the scoring ice with Craig’s solo HR top 3rd. But that was the only hit for Texas through 6 at-bats. The Bruins jacked 3 homers in bottom 4th: solo shots by Langenfeld and Dolan, a 2-run blast by Camuso. With two out in the UCLA 5th, A. Harrison singled, Langenfeld walked, DiSalvatore slugged a 3-run homer. Bottom 6th: Yudin doubled; pinch runner Lindvall scored on Bates’ single. A Harrison singled with two out driving in Bates, 9-1. Langenfeld pitched the final inning for UCLA. Texas reliever Erin Tresselt was charged with 5 runs.
Fordham 3, Oregon State 2
WP Jen Mineau 11K 4H. LP Kelly Dyer
Dearborn scored on Wiggins double in the Fordham 1st. The Beavers scored twice bottom 2nd; Black led with a homer; Kutz reached on an error, scored on an error. After Richards reached on an error in the Fordham 5th, Dearborn tripled, tie score. In the 6th, Fisher reached on an error, advanced to 3rd on an error, and scored the winner on Shager’s single. OSU had 5 errors.
Gaucho Classic–Santa Barbara, Calif.
UC Santa Barbara 6, Wisconsin 1
Drexel 6, Wisconsin 5
Memphis 5, Drexel 2
North Dakota State 6, Memphis 1
Delaware State 15, North Carolina Central 11
Arizona State 8, South Florida 7 (8)
WP Hillary Bach in relief of Megan Elliott. LP Brittany Bowles
Two home runs for Mandy Urfer and a 4-4 performance by Katelyn Boyd highlighted the Sun Devils offense, which won bottom 8th: Rogers singled, Boyd walked; both moved on a sac bunt by Donnenwirth; Lockwood, who had homered earlier, drew a pass to load the bases; Goodman singled home the winner. Elliott started and was charged with the Bulls five runs including a homer by Alexis Nowell. Bach pitched the last three innings and gave up the tying runs in the 7th. A slugfest: ASU had 15 hits, South Florida 10.
Lipscomb 10, Oakland 4
Radford 3, Kent State 2