March 17 College


TOP 25  (ESPN USA Softball poll)

  1. Washington
  2. Arizona
  3. Missouri def Wichita State 8-0, game 1; 6-1 game 2
  4. Michigan
  5. Alabama
  6. Georgia def  Furman 8-0
  7. UCLA*
  8. Oklahoma upset by CS Northridge 1-0; game two; OU 4-1
  9. Georgia Tech vs Georgia Southern DH
  10. Arizona State
  11. Stanford
  12. California lost to Lipscomb 1-0
  13. Florida def Auburn 7-0, game , 5-4 game 2
  14. LSU def Ole Miss 7-1, 2-1
  15. Texas
  16. North Carolina upset by Elon 1-0
  17. Ohio State
  18. Oklahoma Statedef Northern Iowa 7-5
  19. Florida State
  20. Texas A&M
  21. Tennessee def Austin Peay 10-0
  22. Illinois def Illinois State 8-7
  23. Louisville
  24. Baylor def UT Arlington 5-3
  25. Oregon
  • Georgia & UCLA are tied for 6th
  • Ohio State and Oklahoma State are tied for 17th


Purdue 12, New Mexico 4
WP Suzie Rzegocki  LP Samantha Gatson.  Jenna Alexandra 2-run HR.
Purdue 10, CS Fullerton 4
WP Erika Petruzzi.  LP Ari Cervantes.  Fullerton continues 12-game losing streak.  Ashley Courtney 2-rbi.
Purdue  hitting was impressive both games, but equally impressive was their foot-speed and base running skills, taking an extra base to move into scoring position in both games.  Also notable was their running out plays they knew were coming back — called hustle and discipline.


SPY uses the basic format/schedule of Ultimate College Softball, adding scores/data from Gametracker, UCS, NFCA, college web sites and email reports to SPY.


Rebel Spring GamesKissimmee, Fla (SEE SCORES BOTTOM OF REPORT).
Colgate vs Columbia 9:00 AM
Maryland vs Akron 9:00 AM
Hartford vs Saint Peter’s 9:00 AM
Maryland vs Columbia 11:00 AM
Akron vs Marist 11:00 AM
Army vs Saint Peter’s 11:00 AM
Colgate vs Wisconsin-Green Bay 1:00 PM
Army vs Rider 1:00 PM
Cleveland State vs Hartford 1:00 PM
Marist vs Wisconsin-Green Bay 3:00 PM
Cleveland State vs Rider 3:00 PM

Judi Garman ClassicFullerton, Calif.
Purdue 12 New Mexico 4
CS Fullerton vs Purdue 7:00 PM

Chevron Spring Fling TournamentHonolulu, Hawai’i
#12 California vs #24 Lipscomb 4:00 PM
Hawaii vs #24 Lipscsomb 6:00 PM

Atlantic 10
George Washington 4, LaSalle 2
LaSalle 8, George Washington 6Atlantic Sun
North Florida vs Stetson 5:00 PM DeLand, Fla.
North Florida vs Stetson 7:00 PM DeLand, Fla.

Missouri Valley
Evansville vs Southern Illinois 3:00 PM Carbondale, Ill.
Evansville vs Southern Illinois 5:00 PM Carbondale, Ill.

Arkansas 8, South Carolina 5.
Arkansas 5 South Carolina 2
#10 Florida 7, Auburn 0
WP Stephanie Brombacher 11K.  LP Angel BunnerBruder 2-run HR bottom 1st.  Bush doubled, scored on error in 2nd.  Paculba singled, scored on wild pitch in 3rd.  Paculba, Moultrie scored on bases-loaded walks in 3-run 6th.
#10 Florida 5, Auburn 4
Stephanie Brombacher 1 inning in relief. .  LP Angela Bunner in relief
Gators trailed 3-0 into the 5th when Moultrie tripled in 2 runs.  Eisterhold tripled with one out in top 6th, 4-2, and Florida relieved starter Ensley Gammel.  Bruder and Schulte opened bottom 6thwith home runs; Bunner relieved Thompson.  Brombacher put the Tigers down in order.  Bottom 7th: Paculba doubled and scored with two out on Bruder’s single.  
LSU sweeps Mississippi 7-1, 2-1
#15 LSU 7  Mississippi 1
WP-Cody Trahan (7-0) LP-Brittany Barnhill (7-3)
#15 LSU 2  Mississippi 1
WP-Rachele Fico (9-2) LP-Becky Nye (4-6)


Maryland-Eastern Shore vs North Carolina Central 1:00 PM Cary, N.C.
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs North Carolina Central 3:00 PM Cary, N.C.
Charleston Southern vs South Carolina State 1:00 PM Orangeburg, S.C.
Charleston Southern vs South Carolina State 3:00 PM Orangeburg, S.C.
Towson vs Bethune-Cookman 1:00 PM Daytona Beach, Fla.
Towson vs Bethune-Cookman 3:00 PM Daytona Beach, Fla.
Howard vs UMBC 2:00 PM Baltimore, Md.
Howard vs UMBC 4:00 PM Baltimore, Md.
Longwood vs James Madison 2:00 PM Harrisonburg, Va.
Longwood vs James Madison 4:00 PM Harrisonburg, Va.
North Carolina A&T vs Gardner-Webb 2:00 PM Boiling Springs, N.C.
North Carolina A&T vs Gardner-Webb 4:00 PM Boiling Springs, N.C.
Western Illinois vs Valparaiso 2:00 PM Valparaiso, Ind.
Western Illinois vs Valparaiso 4:00 PM Valparaiso, Ind.
Saint Joseph’s vs Penn 2:30 PM Philadelphia, Pa.
Saint Joseph’s vs Penn 4:30 PM Philadelphia, Pa.
St John’s 8, Fairfield 0.
Fairfield vs St. John’s 5:00 PM Queens, N.Y.
Fordham 3, Seton Hall 0
Seton Hall vs #33 Fordham 5:00 PM Bronx, N.Y.
Temple vs Delaware 3:00 PM Newark, Del.
Temple vs Delaware 5:00 PM Newark, Del.
Albany State vs Alabama A&M 2:00 PM Huntsville, Ala.
Albany State vs Alabama A&M 4:00 PM Huntsville, Ala.
Elon 1, North Carolina 0
WP Erin O’Shea  LP Amber Johnson.  Elon first win over UNC since 1998
Elon scored on Watson home run bottom 3rd.
Samford vs Georgia State 4:00 PM Atlanta Ga.
Georgia Southern vs #7 Georgia Tech 3:00 PM Atlanta Ga.
Georgia Southern vs #7 Georgia Tech 5:00 PM Atlanta Ga.
Western Kentucky vs Eastern Kentucky 3:00 PM Richmond, Ky.
Western Kentucky vs Eastern Kentucky 5:00 PM Richmond, Ky.
Southern Utah vs Toledo 3:00 PM Toledo, Ohio
Southern Utah vs Toledo 5:00 PM Toledo, Ohio
Southeast Missouri vs Indiana State 3:00 PM Terre Haute, Ind.
Southeast Missouri vs Indiana State 5:00 PM Terre Haute, Ind.
So. Illinois-Edwardsville vs Murray State 2:00 PM Murray, Ky.
Belmont vs Tennessee State 1:00 PM Nashville, Tenn.
Belmont vs Tennessee State 3:00 PM Nashville, Tenn.
North Dakota State vs Sam Houston State 2:00 PM Huntsville, Texas
North Dakota State vs Sam Houston State 4:00 PM Huntsville, Texas
Connecticut vs Quinnipiac 3:30 PM Hamden, Conn.
Florida A&M vs Jacksonville 4:00 PM Jacksonville, Fla.
Florida A&M vs Jacksonville 6:00 PM Jacksonville, Fla.
South Alabama vs McNeese State 3:00 PM Lake Charles, La.
Missouri 8, Wichita State 0.
Kristin Nottelmann 1-hitter.  LP Katie Armagost
Tigers decided game with 6-run 3rd.  Marston, Fleming rbi doubles, Schweissberge, Vock, Hay rbi singles; after Kolb relieved, Taylor sac fly. Missouri reached run-rule on Marston’s 2-run HR in 6th.
Wichita State vs #3 Missouri 5:00 PM Columbia, Mo.
South Dakota vs Nebraska 3:00 PM Lincoln, Neb.
South Dakota vs Nebraska 5:00 PM Lincoln, Neb.
CS Northridge 1, Oklahoma 0
WP Hannah Fraijo 2H,9K.  LP Keilani Ricketts 2H, 9K
Mihm homered to lead bottom 6th.  Sooners stranded 2 top 7th.
#8 Oklahoma 4, CS Northridge 1 (8)
WP Keilani Ricketts.  LP Amanda Pizenberger.
For 7 innings, game seemed like a repeat of Game 1, neither team able to sustain a challenge, and entered extra innings tied 1-1.  Perhaps the sting of losing to the unranked Matadors sparked the Sooners.  Top 8th: Flores, who had homered in the 1st, reached on an error, and scored the tie-breaker.  Jones and Dobbs rbi singles.  After Mosler walked to open the bottom, Ricketts shut down the Matadors.
#11 Georgia 8, Furman 0
WP Erin Arevalo 2-hitter.  LP Lana Mackey
Saxton solo bottom 2nd.  Dawgs scored 3 in 3rd, Auger single, Saxton double; 4 in 4th, including Trout rbi, Auger 2-run homer.
IUPUI vs Missouri State 4:00 PM Springfield, Mo.
IUPUI vs Missouri State 6:00 PM Springfield, Mo.
#27 Baylor vs Texas-Arlington 4:00 PM Arlington, Texas
Colorado State vs Saint Mary’s 2:00 PM Moraga, Calif.
Colorado State vs Saint Mary’s 4:00 PM Moraga, Calif.
Iona vs Saint Mary’s 2:00 PM Moraga, Calif.
Iona vs Saint Mary’s 4:00 PM Moraga, Calif.
Pacific 10, Princeton 0
Princeton 5, Pacific 4
Eastern Illinois vs Middle Tennessee TBD Murfreesboro, Tenn.
#20 Tennessee 10, Austin Peay 0
WP Jessica Spigner   LP Abby Mabry
Vols scored 5 in 1st, 4 in 2nd, 1 in 3rd on Huff solo.
Mississippi State 14, Southern Mississippi 4.
Illinois 8,Illinois State 7.
Centenary vs Louisiana-Monroe 6:00 PM Monroe, La.
Mississippi Valley State vs Louisiana Tech 6:00 PM Ruston, La.
Ouachita Baptist vs Central Arkansas 6:00 PM Conway, Ark.
North Dakota vs San Diego 4:00 PM San Diego, Calif.
North Dakota vs San Diego 6:00 PM San Diego, Calif.
Oklahoma State 7, Northern Iowa 5
WP Kat Espinosa. SV Anna Whiddon LP Melissa Tillett.
Northern Iowa had 2-0 lead (Abney rbi in 1st; Dunker HR in 3rd) when Cowgirls erupted for 6 runs in bottom 4th, including Garcia 2-runn HR which drove Tillett from circle.  Daugharthy narrowed the score to 6-5 with a 3-run HR top 6th, but OSU added insurance with Anchors sac fly.
Drake vs Central Florida 4:30 PM Orlando, Fla.
Long Beach State 4, Kansas 3
#24 Lipscomb 1  #12 California 0
WP-Whitney Kiihnl   (14-0)  1-Hitter  9 K’s  LP-Valerie Arioto  (9-3)  12’s

Rebel Spring GamesKissimmee, Fla.
Colgate 3  Columbia 2

WP-Michelle Hollebeke  (5-1)

LP-Maureen O’Kane

Maryland 9  Akron 1   (5 inn)

WP-Kerry Hickey  (6-3)

LP-Andrea Arney  (4-6)

Hartford 3  Saint Peter’s 1

Maryland 9  Columbia 1   (6 inn)

WP-Kendra Knight  No-Hitter  14 K’s

LP-Maggie Johnson

Akron 6  Marist 3

WP-Heather Bauer  (5-3)

LP-Woody  (0-2)

S-Alex Reidman  (0-2)

Army 7  Saint Peter’s 2

WP-Jessi Muckelroy  (3-2)

LP-Shelby Beaver

Colgate 8  Wisconsin-Green Bay 7

WP-Michelle Hollebeke  (6-1)

LP-Katie Cooney

Army 7  Rider 3

WP-Beverly Nordin  (2-1)

LP-Kelsey Krisch

Cleveland State 4  Hartford 3

WP-Amanda Macenko  (10-7)

LP-Brittney Startton  (1-1)

 wIsconsin-Green Bay 17  Marist 5   (5 inn)

WP-Lauren Beres

LP-Caitlin Schell  (0-4)

Cleveland State 2  Fairleigh Dickinson 0

WP-Amanda Macenko  (11-7)  1-Hitter

LP-Trina Fields  (0-3)

Fairleigh Dickinson 3  Rider 2   (8 inn)

WP-Caitlin Bradac

LP-Rachael Matreale

Judi Garman ClassicFullerton, Calif.

Purdue 12  New Mexico 4

WP-Suzie Rzegocki  (6-8)  10 K’s

LP-Samantha Gatson  (3-5)

CS Fullerton vs Purdue 7:00 PM
Chevron Spring Fling TournamentHonolulu, Hawai’i

#24 Lipscsomb 1  #12 California 0

WP-Whitney Kiihnl   (14-0)  1-Hitter  9 K’s

LP-Valerie Arioto  (9-3)  12’s

Hawaii vs #24 Lipscsomb 6:00 PM




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