MARCH 18 COLLEGE
TOP 25 (ESPN USA Softball poll)
- Washington def New Mexico 10-1 (5)
- Arizona def Louisville 11-3, lost to Michigan 1-0 (8)
- Michigan def Arizona 1-0 (8),
- Alabama def Florida International 2-1
- Oklahoma def Utah 3-0, def Arizona State 5-4
- Georgia Tech
10. Arizona State lost to Texas 1-0, lost to Oklahoma 5-4
12. California def Lipscomb 3-0
15. Texas def Arizona State 1-0, def San Jose State 13-8
16. North Carolina def UNC Greensboro 5-1
17. Ohio State
18. Oklahoma State*
19. Florida State lost to Aubrun 1-0 (9)
20. Texas A&M
23. Louisville lost to Arizona 11-3, def CS Northridge 12-9
24. Baylor def South Alabama 6-3
TOURNAMENTS AND CONFERENCES
Judi Garman Classic–Fullerton, Calif.
#2 Arizona def #31 Louisville 11-3
WP Sarah Akamine. SV Kenzie Fowler. LP Chelsea Leonard
The Wildcats came out firing, driving Leonard from the circle after two batters – Lastrapes opened the game with a home run, Schutzler, the other half of Arizona’s reliable 1-2 punch, walked. Tori Collins relieved, walked Arredondo, then surrendered a 2-run HR to Chambers. DelPonte singled but Collins struck out three of the next four, UofA 4-0. Melissa Roth pulled a pitch over the fence to lead off bottom 1st. Lini Koria led the Arizona 3rd with a HR. Trimble drove kin Bemis with a Cardinal run bottom 4th. Top 5th: DelPonte singled, scored on Koria’s double. 6-3. Arizona boosted its lead with four runs top 6th.Arriola singled, Buchanan walked, Lastrapes reached on an error at 1st to load the bases; Schutzler singled in two runs, Arredondo walked; Chambers singled in a run, and Koria brought in the final run with a sac fly. Fowler, who pitched the last three innings, notched 7 Ks, including three in a row in the 7th to end the game.
Virginia def #32 Louisiana-Lafayette 10-4
WP Melanie Mitchell 11K. OP Donna Bourgeois.
The Ragin’ Cajuns led 4-2 after three innings. Cavaliers racked 6 runs top 4th; including 2-run single by Tacke, 8-4. UofA scored two top 7th. BTW, talked to Ashley Brignac, the Cajuns sidelined ace, who says doctors are satisfied with her rehab from shoulder surgery and and predict full recovery.
#4 Michigan 1, #2 Arizona 0 (8)
WP Jordan Taylor 1-hitter, 11K. LP Kenzi Fowler
Mixing, drawing heavily on off-speed curves and setting batters up with a variety of pitches, had a no-hitter with 2 walks until top 6th when Lastrapes singled. Fowler was also tough, limiting the Wolverines to 7 hits while striking out five. Top 8th: with Koria as the ITB runner, Arriola advaqnced her to 3rd with a sac bunt, pinch-hitter Haack walked. Two on but Lastapes grounded out easily to 1st. Michigan put pinch runner Alycia Ryan on 2nd. Kirkpatrick singled, stole 2nd. Molly Baushcr singled to center, driving in the winning run.
#14 Texas 1, #6 Arizona State 0
WP Blaire Luna 1-hitter. LP Hillary Bach
Bottom 7th: first Longhorn batter, Nadia Taylor, ended a very watchable pitching duel, slamming a 2-2 pitch over the fence.
#8 Oklahoma def Utah 3-0
WP Allee Allen. LP Joni Cook
In the 3rd, Long reached on error, scored on Flores single. Turang, who had reached on a bunt, was out at home on Schults’ fielder’s choice. Vandever walked, loading the bases. Nix singled, Flores scored. With bases loaded, Dobbs was hit by a pitch, rbi. 3-0. Utah loaded the bases top 7th: Clements singled, Palauni doubled, Cook grounded out; pinch-hitter Hock ground into a forced play; a heads up play by Flores produced the out; Foster walked, but Olson hit back to Allen for the final out. The game was halted at times as both coaches complained about illegal pitch calls.
#32 Louisiana-Lafayette 7, #36 Fresno State 5
WP Brittany Cuevas Melloh was charged with 5 of the 7 Cajuns runs.
In 1st, Bowers rbi single, Cherry 2-run single. Moses homered in the bottom. Three more Cajuns scored top 2nd; two on Bridges’ single. FSU scored bottom 4th, 6-2. Bridges rbi in 5th, 7-2. Moses jacked 3-run HR bottom 6th, 7-5, but the Bulldog rally ended.
#8 Oklahoma 5, #6 Arizona State 4
WP Keilani Ricketts. LP Sam Parlich in relief of Megan Elliott.
Late inning emotional peaks and valleys. Oklahoma took the first lead, 1-0, in bottom 4th. Flores singled to 3rd; Vandever singled; Nix doubled in the run. The Sun Devils captured the lead with 2 runs in top 6th. With one out, Rogers reached on an error at 2nd. Boyd singled. Castillo lined out to left. Donnenwirth walked. Two out, Lockwood singled to center, 2 rbi, 2-1 ASU. Bottom: Vandever singled to center, advanced on sac bunt by Nix; Ricketts looked at three strikes; Norris jacked a prodigious home run which carried to the bushes on top of the berm beyond left field, 3-2. Dobbs singled to left and scored on Turang’s double to left. Parlich relieved Elliott, and walked Jones but Flores flied out to right. ASU scrambled to tie in the 7th with some help from the Sooners. Parlich singled. Crabb grounded to short but Long misplayed the attempted force. Two on. Muenz hit into a 6-5 fielder’s choice. Carlson singled sharply to left center, rbi. Rogers popped to 1st. Boyd was given a pass to load the bases. But, Carlson scored the tying run on a passed ball. Castillo bounced to 2nd. OU 7th: Shults and Vandever looked at third strikes. Nix singled to right. Ricketts walked. Again, Oklahoma’s fate was in Norris’ hands, and the Designated Player delivered again — a walk-off single.
#14 Texas 13 #36 San Jose State 8
WP Erin Tresselt. LP Jaclyn Imhof.
The odds against the Longhorns winning were getting as long as the evening shadows, after SJSU scored six runs aided by 4 errors in the 3rd to lead 8-3. But, Texas, which would rack 20 hits in this game, rallied, a Bennett rbi double in the 4th; three rbi’s in the 5th by Hoagland, Feight and Savony; followed by a 5-run 6th highlighted by Savony’s 2-run homer; Taylor singled and scored in the 7th on Feight’s sac fly. Five SJSU runs were charged to Kim Bruins, three to Tresselt. Amanda Pridmore was charged with 6 Texas runs, Jennifer Ames 3, Imhof with 4.
#36 Fresno State 4, CS Fullerton 1
WP Morgan Melloh. LP Ari Cervantes.
Teams started evenly, each scoring a run in the 1st: Fresno State’s Gilleland singled and scored on Moore’s single; Fullerton’s Craddick scoring on an illegal pitch called on Melloh, who had relieved starter Mackenzie Oakes, who yielded a single to Craddick and was then called for two illegal pitches. Neither team scored again until the 5th, when the Bulldogs plated three runs. Bases loaded, two out, Moore drew an rbi walk, Stiglich singled in the last two runs.
Bulldogs prevailed despite 9 illegal pitches called, 6 on Melloh. Umpires calling illegal pitches were also frequent during the Oklahoma-Utah game, prompting both coaches to call a meeting with the umpiring crew.
UNLV 9, Purdue 4
WP Jessica O’Connor. LP Julia Rice.
Each team had 11 hits, but the Rebels packaged a 5-run 3rd inning to take a 6-3 lead. Purdue had taken a lead in the 1st on Alexander’s 3-run home run. UNLV responded with Holland’s run in the bottom. UNLV 3rd: Emerson doubled; Hull walked; Fearn walked to load the bases with two out. Briones 2-run double; de la Torre 2-run triple; Petruzzi relieved Rice; Aleman rbi single. Bottom 5th: Farley 2-run double, Nichols rbi double. Courtney doubled to open the Purdue 6th, scoring on an error.
#1 Washington 10, New Mexico 1 (5)
WP Baily Harris. LP Samantha Gaston
The Huskies led 3-0 after the top half of the 1st. Salling and Lawrie singled; Williams walked, loading the bases.Wright walked, rbi. Stuart’s grounder was misplayed at 2nd, two runs scored. Lujan-Dresslar singled and scored for the Lobos. Salling scored in the 2nd on Lawrie’s rbi. Bledsoe doubled and Hodgins singled in the Lobos 2nd but were stranded. The Huskies scored 5 in the 4th. Fleischman reached on an error (the Lobos committed three in the game). Pohlman and Sallin walked loading the bases. Lawrie doubled in two runs. Kari Gutttierrez relieved Gaston. Williams and Wright drove in runs. 7-1. Stuart singled in two runs, 9-1. Fleischman singled in the tenth run. After Pohlman was hit by a pitch, UW left bases loaded. New Mexico, which had a potential rally snuffed by a double play in the 3rd, went down in order in the 4th. Fa’asua drew a one-out walk in the UW 5th. Wright flied to center. McWherter singled to left. Smith flied out to left. Bottom 5th: Lujan=Dresslar drew a two-out walk but Kalapsa lined out to 2nd, ending the game.
Utah 4, Purdue 2
WP Brittany Parker. LP Suzie Rzegocki
Utah broke scoreless tie with four runs, bottom 3rd. With two out, Bowles walked, Foster reached on an error. Olson doubled in Bowles, and Foster scored on a wild pitch. Holm hammered a 2-run HR. With two out, Purdue 4th, Courtney doubled, Moncek jacked a 2-run HR. 4-2. Purdue stranded runners at 2nd and 3rd next inning. Petruzzi relieved Rzegocki to pitch the 6th.
San Diego Classic II–San Diego, Calif.
#25 UMass 7, Kansas 6
#25 UMass vs #34 San Diego State 7:00 PM
Harvard vs San Diego 7:00 PM
Crowne Plaza LAX Showcase–Los Angeles, Calif.
Utah Valley 7, Bucknell 6 (8)
North Dakota 7, Utah Valley 3
Loyola Marymount 10, Bucknell 1
Loyola Marymount 5, North Dakota 4
Chevron Spring Fling Tournament–Honolulu, Hawai’i
#12 California 3 #24 Lipscomb 0
WP-Jolene Henderson 11 k’s LP-Alaina Jacobson
#24 Lipscomb vs Tokyo WCPE 3:00 PM
#12 California vs Hawai’i 5:00 PM
Hawai’i vs Tokyo WCPE 7:00 PM
Radford 8, Liberty 2
Radford 7, Liberty 6
Rebel Spring Games–Kissimmee, Fla.
Manhattan 1 Army 0
Wisconsin-Green Bay 5, Saint Peter’s 0
Wisconsin-Green Bay 6, Army 5
Columbia 7, Saint Peter’s 2
Lafayette 6, Rider 5
Manhattan vs Brown 1:00 PM
Cleveland State vs Lafayette 3:00 PM
Columbia 13, Fairleigh Dickinson 4
Cleveland State vs Brown 5:00 PM
Rider vs Fairleigh Dickinson 5:00 PM
OTHER D1 COLLEGE
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.Long Island vs Dartmouth 11:00 AM Clearwater, Fla.
Hampton vs Norfolk State 1:00 PM Norfolk, Va.
Hampton vs Norfolk State 3:00 PM Norfolk, Va.
#36 Kentucky 3, Morehead State 0
UTEP 9, Belmont 0
UTEP 15, Belmont 2
USC-Upstate 3, Charleston Southern 1
USC- Upstate 5, Charleston Southern 3
#35 Auburn 1 #18 Florida State 0 (9)
Saint Francis 4, Youngstown State 3
Saint Francis 3, Youngstown State 1
Long Island 3, Dartmouth 0
Central Arkansas 10, Henderson State 0
#28 Notre Dame 13, Western Michigan 4 (6)
Rhode Island 9, Bryant 8
Charlotte 3, North Carolina State 1
Charlotte 6, North Carolina State 2
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs College of Charleston/cancelled
Iowa State 2, Southern Illinois 1
#16 North Carolina 5, UNC Greensboro 1
WP Amber Johnson 3H, 11K. LP Cory Mattson
McKinney (2-run) and Wheeler homers in 5th
Chattanooga 3, Eastern Illinois 2
Rutgers 5, Missouri State 1
Rutgers 12, Missouri State 1
Colorado State 8, Sacramento State 6
Florida Atlantic 3, Iowa 0
Iowa vs Florida Atlantic 8:00 PM Boca Raton, Fla.
Drake 4, Florida Gulf Coast 1
Northern Iowa 8, Tulsa 0
Kennesaw State 1, Samford 0
#27 Baylor 6, South Alabama 3
#31 Louisville 12 CS Northridge 9
WP-Kristen Wadwell LP-Hannah Fraijo S-Tori Collins
#9 Alabama 2 Florida International 1
WP-Kelsi Dunne (9-4) LP-Kasey Barrett (8-4)