The Latest College Scores: 2/12/10

Arizona Shuts Out Two Opponents; Akamine No-hitter

Game 2 – Arizona 10, Purdue 0 (5 innings)

TEMPE, Ariz. — The junior combo of Stacie Chambers and Brittany Lastrapes combined for six RBI, and Kenzie Fowler held Purdue to one hit in her college debut as Arizona upended the Boilermakers, 10-0, in five innings on Friday evening.

Fowler (1-0) struck out eight and issued two walks in the complete game victory. Purdue used a trio of pitchers, but Erika Petruzzi (0-1) was charged with the loss, giving up eight runs in one-and-a-third.

Arizona (2-0) started early again as Brittany Lastrapes was plunked, then Lauren Schutzler laid down a perfect bunt and beat out the throw for a base hit. After a strikeout, Stacie Chambers hit a liner to right field that rolled through the legs of Suzie Rzegocki and to the fence, allowing Lastrapes and Schutzler to score. Chambers would later score on a fielder’s choice to make it 3-0.

In the second, UA tacked on seven more – all by way of the long ball. Lastrapes hit UA’s first home run of the season after Matte Haack walked and Victoria Kemp doubled, Chambers hit a line drive two-run shot and Baillie Kirker put up another two-spot on a shot to left centerfield, bringing the margin to 10-0 after two.

Purdue (0-2) only put four base runners on all game, and Fowler finished the inning with a strikeout on three separate occasions.

UA ended the game with nine hits.

Game 1 – Arizona 13, Western Michigan 0 (5 innings)

TEMPE, Ariz. — Senior Sarah Akamine tossed her first career solo no-hitter and hard-hitting Arizona touched up Western Michigan pitching for seven runs in the first inning as the Wildcats downed the Broncos, 13-0, in five innings at the Tempe Sports Complex on Friday afternoon.

Akamine’s no-no was the first since May 4, 2008 when Taryne Mowatt shut down the then-No. 23 Washington Huskies offense in a 3-0 win on the road. The two combined for a no-hitter on Feb. 29, 2008 against South Florida in a 12-0 win in Tucson.

The Escondido, Calif. native Akamine (1-0) allowed only two base runners; one on a walk in the third and the other on a fielding error by Arredondo in the fifth.

Meanwhile, the Arizona (1-0) bats came to life in the first, helped out by six drawn walks. K’Lee Arredondo plated the first duo of Wildcat runs with a single up the middle, then, after two walks, Baillie Kirker tallied her first career RBI on a sacrifice fly that scored Arredondo. Kristen Arriola followed with a two-run single, then Brittany Lastrapes drew a bases-loaded walk and Lauren Schutzler hit a sacrifice fly to cap the inning up 7-0.

After two relatively quiet innings at the plate, UA tacked on six more runs in the fourth. Four Cats drew walks and pinch-hitter Becca Tikey knocked home her first two career RBI on a bloop single. Schutzler followed shortly thereafter with a two-run double, and Arredondo plated her third RBI of the day on a single through the right side to bring the score to 13-0.

The Cats drew 14 walks in the game with a modest seven hits, but Schutzler and Arredondo two had hits apiece and Arriola had a key knock to give each of them three RBI.

In the WMU (1-1) fifth, Akamine snagged a sharp liner then forced two groundouts to preserve the no-no. Kayla Houston (0-1) took the loss after giving up seven runs in 0.1 innings pitched. Meredith Whitney went the rest of the way, giving up six earned runs on five hits.

Delaney No-hitter Paces Northwestern over Fullerton

TEMPE, Ariz. — Senior Lauren Delaney (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias) opened her 2010 season in scintillating fashion Friday at the Kajikawa Classic, throwing the seventh no-hitter of her career to lead Northwestern past Cal State Fullerton, 7-0.

The win improves Northwestern to 2-0 on the season while Cal State Fullerton falls to 0-2 with its loss.

Delaney’s no-hitter was the seventh of her career and her first since throwing five in 2008. She has thrown the second-highest total of Northwestern’s 43 program no-hitters, ranking behind Lisa Ishikawa’s total of 14.

Delaney allowed six base runners in the game via four walks and two hit batters while fanning 10. She threw 121 pitches.

Northwestern began the game’s scoring in the top of the second inning. With one out, Emily Haug (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias) drew a four-pitch walk before senior Kelly Dyer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport) went opposite field on a Krystal Heinle offering, depositing it just over the fence for her first home run of the year and a 2-0 NU lead. The blast was the 19th of Dyer’s career, tying her with teammate Adrienne Monka (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) for eighth on the Wildcats’ career list.

In the top of the third, junior Robin Thompson (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King) drew a leadoff walk before moving to second when Emily Allard (Antioch, Calif./Deer Valley) beat out a sacrifice bunt attempt for her second base hit of the game, but that rally would die on the vine.

Meanwhile, Delaney’s first start of the season was cruising right along. The 2010 USA Softball Player of the Year watch list member fanned six through the first four innings of play while not allowing a base hit.

Senior Aly Euler (River Forest, Ill./Oak Park River Forest) came off the bench to lead off the fifth inning, battling through a 12-pitch at bat before beating out a grounder to short for the second hit of her career in just her fifth-career at bat. A strike-em-out-throw-em-out double play emptied the bases, but Allard got herself on base with two down on her third infield hit of the game.

Senior Nicole Pauly (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) then doubled the Northwestern lead, 4-0, with a line shot over the fence in left center for her first home run of the year and the 41st of her career.

Delaney got defensive help in the bottom of the fifth when Pauly snared a hard line drive to second and Dyer tracked down a fly ball near the fence in center. Delaney then fanned the final batter of the fifth to keep her no-no intact.

Michelle Batts (Bloomingdale, Ill./Glenbard North) added to the Wildcats’ advantage with the squad’s third home run of the game to lead off the sixth inning. The solo blast made it 5-0.

A perfect sixth inning ushered Delaney’s no-hitter into the seventh, which began with a pitching change for Fullerton. Aly Fascetti took over for Heinle (0-1) in the circle for the Titans, surrendering two more runs to the Wildcats when Batts clobbered her second home run of the game, third of the day and the 23rd of her career. It was NU’s fourth homer of the contest.

Delaney hit the first batter to the plate in the bottom of the seventh before getting a lazy liner to Allard at short for the first out. A walk then put two runners on before Delaney’s ninth and 10th strikeouts ended the game.

Texas A&M Wins Two; Edges Cal, Pounds Wisconsin

TEMPE, Ariz. – Texas A&M freshman Sydney Shannon blasted a three-run home run in her first collegiate at-bat in the top of the seventh inning to give the Aggie softball team a 3-2, come-from-behind win over No. 11 California and a 2-0 record on opening day of the 2010 season at the Kajikawa Classic. A&M pounded Wisconsin, 16-1, in five innings at Farrington Stadium for their first win of the year.

“I’m really excited about our team,” said head coach Jo Evans. “This is a team that we’re going to have a lot of fun with. We had timely hitting, players stepped up, and our pitchers did a fantastic job. What I know about our team is that they really fight. I loved the energy in the dugout and I loved that this was a huge confidence boost for them. Nobody expected us to come out and beat Cal and we just came out and took care of business.”

Prior to playing the Bears, A&M came off of a game against the Badgers (0-2) in which they tallied 13 hits, four doubles, two home runs and 16 runs.

“We got out in the first game and just blew it out of the water in the first inning,” continued Evans. “The key in that game was our discipline at the plate. We were really terrific at taking our walks early on and then getting some big, timely hits and putting a lot of runs on the board. It’s real comfortable to be in that situation and it was really nice to get that first win.”

The Aggies rocket started the year against Wisconsin with an 11-run first inning that was highlighted by a bases-clearing double from freshman Melissa Dumezich. Senior Alex Reynolds started the scoring with an RBI single after A&M’s one, two and three batters, senior Macie Morrow, junior Kelsey Spittler and freshman Meagan May, each walked. Senior Bailey Schroeder drove in a run in the inning before Morrow and Spitter collected RBIs on two consecutive walks. Back-to-back two-run doubles by May and junior Rhi Kliesing topped off the scoring in the inning.

No. 18 LSU Softball Splits on Opening Day

AUSTIN, Texas – The No. 18 LSU softball team bounced back with a 4-1 victory over No. 21 DePaul after dropping a 1-0 decision to No. 19 North Carolina to open 2010 season Friday at the Time Warner Texas Invitational held at McCombs Field on the Texas campus.

Kirsten Shortridge fired her first seven-inning complete game in the purple and gold. She racked up six strikeouts, her most as a Tiger (1-1) and limited DePaul (0-1) to only one run on a trio of hits.
Shortridge helped her own cause with a leadoff single and stolen base in the first inning. After walks to Rachel Mitchell and Ashley Langoni to load the bases, Anissa Young cranked a two-out, RBI-single into centerfield to give LSU a 1-0 lead.The Blue Demons manufactured a run in the home half of the frame. Lynsey Ciezki walked, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and over to third on a Becca Heteniak single. As Heteniak attempted to steal second base, she was caught in a rundown which allowed Ciezki to take home and even the score at 1-1.Two batters later, Shortridge kept the game tied with a double play ball as she snagged a line drive off the bat of Brittney Yniguez.

LSU fired back in the third inning on an Ashley Langoni RBI-double to score Rachel Mitchell, who reached on an infield single. Young struck again and belted a 1-2 offering off the centerfield scoreboard to push the Tiger advantage to 4-1.That would be all the run support Shortridge would need as the Keller, Texas product hit her stride in the circle and retired 14 of next 15 batters she faced starting with the Yniguez double play. DePaul sent the tying run to the plate in the sixth inning on two occasions, but the Tigers received a pair of stellar defensive plays from Juliana Santos at shortstop to secure the 4-1 win.

LSU and North Carolina opened the tournament in a pitcher’s duel as Rachele Fico made her much-anticipated Tiger debut. She faced off against two-time All-American and ACC Player of the Year Danielle Spaulding, who led the nation in strikeouts per seven innings last season. The Tar Heels grabbed a 1-0 advantage in the second inning as Brittany Robinson capped a 15-pitch at-bat with a solo homer over the left field fence. The Tigers put multiple runners on-base in the second, third and fifth innings. Spaulding got out of the jam each time with fly balls to keep LSU off the scoreboard.  Fico kept the Tigers in striking distance as the Oxford, Connecticut native sat down 12 of the final 15 batters she faced and finished with six strikeouts.

LSU made a final rally attempt in the seventh inning. With one out, Shortridge slapped an infield single and swiped second base. Ashley Applegate knocked a fly ball to left field that dropped in-front of UNC’s Kelli Wheeler, who recovered the ball in time to keep Shortridge at third base. Mitchell followed with a ground ball towards third base and Robinson tossed the ball home to get Shortridge on a bang-bang play at the plate. Spaulding got Santos to pop up on the next pitch as LSU left 10 runners on-base, seven in scoring position, in the 1-0 loss.

LSU wraps up pool play Saturday and squares off with tournament host Texas before moving onto bracket play. First pitch against the Longhorns is slated for 1:30 p.m. with live stats available on LSUsports.net and live in-game updates at www.twitter.com/lsu_softball. ; Bracket play begins Saturday at 5 p.m. with the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds facing each other. Check LSUsports.net for the Tigers second game time and opponent.

Texas Softball wins a pair, Luna tosses no-hitter in debut

Texas knocks off No. 20 DePaul and No. 19 North Carolina, allowing just one run in 15 innings, including a no-hitter by Blaire Luna.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas notched wins over No. 20 DePaul and No. 19 North Carolina on opening day, while freshman pitcher Blaire Luna tossed a no-hitter in the nightcap. The Longhorns opened the day with a 3-1 win over DePaul before Luna twirled an eight-inning, 1-0 victory over the Tar Heels in her collegiate debut.

Texas improved to 2-0 on the year with the wins, while DePaul ended the day 0-2 and North Carolina fell to 1-1. The Horns return to action in the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Central against LSU.

In the nightcap, Luna (1-0) fired only the second Texas no-hitter in a freshman debut and the first since Natalie King accomplished the feat on Feb. 7, 2001. The Austin, Texas, native threw 8.0 innings of no-hit ball, while striking out six and walking one. North Carolina starter Amber Johnson went the distance for the Tar Heels, scattering four hits over 8.0 innings and fanning seven.

The Horns broke the scoreless tie in the eighth inning, which also marked the first inning of international tie-break play. Texas started the inning with sophomore third baseman Nadia Taylor on second base and she advanced to third on a sacrifice by junior second baseman Raygan Feight. Senior pinch hitter Tallie Thrasher drew a one-out walk to put runners at the corners before Taylor raced home with the winning tally on a UNC wild pitch.

In game one, freshman righthander Kim Bruins (1-0) picked up the victory for Texas, tossing a complete game, allowing one run on five hits and striking out three in her collegiate debut. DePaul starter Becca Heteniak (0-1) was saddled with the loss after surrendering three runs (two earned) on five hits and walking four in 6.0 innings of work.

Junior catcher Amy Hooks headlined the Horns’ offense in game one with a 2-for-3 effort that included one run scored and an RBI. Senior shortstop Loryn Johnson led the way in the nightcap with a two-hit performance.

Against DePaul, Texas notched the game’s first tally in the third when junior catcher Amy Hooks started the rally with a one-out double to centerfield. After sophomore outfielder Courtney Craig reached on an error, freshman rightfielder Taylor Hoagland drove Hooks home with a single down the rightfield line.

DePaul evened the score at one in the top of the fifth. The Blue Demons used a leadoff double by Samantha Morgan to start the rally and an RBI single by Annie Demas brought Morgan home.

Texas broke the stalemate in the sixth using a double by sophomore designated player Lexy Bennett to get things going and an RBI single by sophomore third baseman Nadia Taylor to score pinch runner Torie Schmidt. Taylor advanced to second on a walk and came around to score on Hooks’ RBI single to leftfield.

Irish Split at Kajikawa

Junior pitcher Jody Valdivia posts 10-strikeout effort in win over Creighton.

TEMPE, Ariz. – An 11-3 win over Creighton was followed by a 4-1 loss to Oregon in non-conference softball action as Notre Dame opened the 2010 season Friday at Arizona State’s Kajikawa Classic. Senior pitcher Jody Valdivia led the way in the opening victory with a complete-game 10-strikeout performance against the Bluejays in the abbreviated six-inning contest, extending her winning streak from the circle to 18 straight games dating back to March 2009. Valdivia (1-0) gave up four hits and three earned runs while going the distance and was backed by 11 Irish (1-1) hits. Notre Dame lit up the scoreboard with two four-run innings against the Bluejays.

Oregon (1-0) was aided by solo home runs from twin sisters Kelsey and Lindsey

Chambers in addition to a three-run fifth inning in the day’s second game.

Notre Dame returns to the Tempe Sports Complex for two games on Saturday (Feb. 13). Auburn will be the first opponent at 6:30 p.m. (ET) with Oregon State facing the Irish at 9 p.m. Live stats will be available at UND.com along with in-game updates at twitter.com/NDSoftball.

GAMETRACKER SCORES

2/12/10 11:00 AM ET Charleston Southern 1
@ USC Upstate 2
2/12/10 11:00 AM ET Wisconsin 1
@ Texas A 16
2/12/10 11:00 AM ET Kentucky 0
@ San Diego State 4
2/12/10 11:30 AM ET Mississippi 6
@ Oregon State 3
2/12/10 12:00 PM ET Kansas 2
@ Louisville 10
2/12/10 12:00 PM ET Texas-San Antonio 2
@ UTEP 4
2/12/10 12:00 PM ET Kent State 2
@ UC Davis 10
2/12/10 12:30 PM ET Georgia Tech
@ LIU
2/12/10 1:00 PM ET North Carolina 1
@ Louisiana State 0
2/12/10 1:00 PM ET Furman 5
@ Charleston Southern 4
2/12/10 1:00 PM ET Lees McRae 3
@ Fayetteville State 0
2/12/10 1:30 PM ET San Diego State 7
@ Purdue 6
2/12/10 1:30 PM ET Texas A&M 3
@ Cal 2
2/12/10 1:30 PM ET Notre Dame 1
@ Oregon 4
2/12/10 2:00 PM ET Penn State 12
@ UTEP 3
2/12/10 2:00 PM ET Sam Houston State 8
@ Kansas 0
2/12/10 2:15 PM ET Loyola Marymount 3
@ UC Davis 4
2/12/10 2:30 PM ET Cal State Northridge 2
@ North Dakota State 3
2/12/10 3:00 PM ET USC Upstate 1
@ Coastal Carolina 6
2/12/10 3:00 PM ET Providence 3
@ Massachusetts 14
2/12/10 3:00 PM ET Lees McRae 6
@ Fayetteville State 3
2/12/10 3:30 PM ET Northern Illinois 4
@ Oklahoma State 5
2/12/10 4:00 PM ET Kentucky 2
@ Cal State Fullerton 0
2/12/10 4:00 PM ET Florida
@ Georgia Tech
2/12/10 4:30 PM ET Louisville 4
@ Baylor 1
2/12/10 4:30 PM ET Kent State 11
@ Loyola Marymount 12
2/12/10 4:30 PM ET Oregon State 4
@ Nevada 5
2/12/10 5:00 PM ET Arizona 13
@ Western Michigan 0
2/12/10 5:00 PM ET College Of Charleston
@ South Carolina
2/12/10 6:00 PM ET DePaul 1
@ Texas 3
2/12/10 6:30 PM ET Northwestern 6
@ Cal State Northridge 3
2/12/10 6:45 PM ET Illinois
@ UNLV
2/12/10 7:00 PM ET Southern Utah 1
@ Texas Tech 9
2/12/10 7:00 PM ET Northern Illinois 0
@ Texas State 3
2/12/10 7:20 PM ET Baylor 8
@ Sam Houston State 0
2/12/10 7:30 PM ET Purdue 0
@ Arizona 10
2/12/10 8:00 PM ET Ohio State
@ Houston
2/12/10 8:00 PM ET Iowa
@ Arkansas
2/12/10 8:30 PM ET Texas 1
@ North Carolina 0
2/12/10 9:00 PM ET Santa Clara 1
@ Fresno State 10
2/12/10 9:00 PM ET Northwestern
@ Cal State Fullerton
2/12/10 9:00 PM ET Cal State Bakersfield
@ UNLV
2/12/10 10:00 PM ET Western Illinois
@ Iowa
2/12/10 11:00 PM ET Santa Clara
@ Fresno State
2/12/10 11:15 PM ET NLST
@ Illinois

NFCA SCOREBOARD

Feb 12, 2010 Southern Illinois
North Florida
2
1
7 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 San Diego State
Kentucky
4
0
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Mississippi
Oregon State
6
3
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Texas A&M
Wisconsin
16
1
5 Innings Read more >>
Feb 12, 2010 Marshall
Michigan State
6
4
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Louisville
Kansas
10
2
5 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 New Mexico State
Nebraska
4
2
7 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 New Mexico State
Nebraska
2
1
7 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Oklahoma State
Texas – Arlington
12
0
5 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Iowa State
Drake
5
2
7 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Illinois-Chicago
Southern Illinois
9
1
5 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 North Carolina
LSU
1
0
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Feb 12, 2010 Sam Houston State
Kansas
8
0
5 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Oklahoma State
Northern Illinois
5
4
8 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Texas State
Northern Illinois
3
0
7 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 LSU
DePaul
4
1
Innings
Feb 12, 2010 UC Davis
Kent State
10
2
5 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 UC Davis
Loyola Marymount
4
3
8 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 San Diego State
Purdue
7
6
10 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Utah
San Jose State
8
0
5 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Minnesota
Iowa State
6
5
8 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 USC Upstate
Charleston Southern
2
1
6.5 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Furman
Charleston Southern
5
4
9 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Kentucky
Cal State Fullerton
2
0
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 California
Wisconsin
3
1
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Notre Dame
Creighton
11
3
6 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Oregon
Notre Dame
4
1
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Nevada
Oregon State
5
4
9 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Penn State
UTEP
12
3
5 Innings Read more >>
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Feb 12, 2010 Lees-McRae
Fayetteville State
3
0
7 Innings Read more >>
Feb 12, 2010 Lees-McRae
Fayetteville State
6
3
8 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Western Illinois
Arkansas
5
4
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Arizona
Western Michigan
13
0
No-Hitter 5 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Northwestern
Cal State Northridge
6
3
7 Innings Read more >>
Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Loyola Marymount
Kent State
12
11
9 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Louisiana-Lafayette
Bryant
16
0
5 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Bradley
Bryant
5
4
7 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Coastal Carolina
USC Upstate
6
1
5 Innings Read more >>
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Feb 12, 2010 Louisville
Baylor
4
1
8 Innings
Feb 12, 2010 Texas – Arlington
New Mexico
3
2
Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Washington
Ohio
4
3
7 Innings Read more >>
Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 Arizona
Purdue
10
0
5 Innings Related Story…
Feb 12, 2010 UTSA
UTEP
4
2
7 Innings Read more >>
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Feb 12, 2010 Fresno State
Santa Clara
10
1
5 Innings Read more >>
Feb 12, 2010 Northwestern
Cal State Fullerton
7
0
No-Hitter 7 Innings Read more >>
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Feb 12, 2010 Queens (NC)
Columbus State
Innings
Feb 12, 2010 California Baptist
Northwest Christian (OR)
Innings
Feb 12, 2010 California Baptist
Oregon Tech
Innings

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