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Thursday, May 28, 2015

How They Got Here



Florida Gators
How they got here: 
·         49-5 regular season
·         Lost to Tennessee in SEC semifinals
·         3-0 in Gainesville regional
·         Swept Kentucky in Super regional

Award Winners:
  • Lauren Haeger - SEC Pitcher of the Year; National Player of the Year; first-team All-American
  • Kelsey Stewart - SEC Player of the Year; first-team All-American
  • Aleshia Ocasio - third-team All-American

Statistical Leaders:

Batting Average: Kelsey Stewart – .448
HR: Bailey Castro - 17
ERA: Lauren Haeger – 1.24
Opponent’s Batting Average: Lauren Haeger - .183
Fielding Percentage: Aubree Muno – 1.000 (several tied at 1.000)

Kicking it off: The Gators will face Tennessee at 11 am CENTRAL time today on ESPN.



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Oregon Ducks
How they got here: 
·         46-6 regular season
·         Regular-season PAC-12 champions
·         3-0 in Eugene regional
·         Swept North Carolina State in Super regional

Award Winners:

  • Cheridan Hawkins - PAC-12 Pitcher of the Year; National Player of the Year Finalist; first-team All-American
  • Jenna Lilley - PAC-12 Freshman of the Year; second-team All-American
  • Janie Takeda - second-team All-American


Statistical Leaders:
Batting Average: Jenna Lilley - .433
HR: Koral Costa - 15
ERA: Cheridan Hawkins - 1.41
Opponent’s Batting Average: Cheridan Hawkins - .135
Fielding Percentage: Geri Ann Glasco - 1.000

Kicking it off: The Ducks will face UCLA at 8:30 pm CENTRAL time 
today on ESPN2.

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Michigan Wolverines
How they got here: 
·         48-6 regular season
·         Big Ten tournament champions
·         3-0 in Ann Arbor regional
·         Swept Georgia in Super regional

Award Winners:

  • Megan Betsa - Big Ten Pitcher of the Year; second-team All-American
  • Sierra Romero - first-team All-American
  • Sierra Lawrence - third-team All-American


Statistical Leaders:
Batting Average: Sierra Romero - .472
HR: Sierra Romero - 21
ERA: Megan Betsa - 1.56
Opponent’s Batting Average: Megan Betsa - .162
Fielding Percentage: Sierra Lawrence - 1.000 (two others tied at 1.000)

Kicking it off: The Wolverines will face Alabama at 6 pm CENTRAL time 
today on ESPN2.

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Auburn Tigers
How they got here: 
·         46-9 regular season
·         SEC tournament champions
·         3-0 in Auburn regional
·         Swept Louisiana-Lafayette in Super regional



Award Winners:

  • Emily Carosone - first-team All-American
  • Kasey Cooper - first-team All-American
  • Tiffany Howard - third-team All-American


Statistical Leaders:
Batting Average: Emily Carosone - .453
HR: Jade Rhodes - 19
ERA: Rachael Walters - 2.96
Opponent’s Batting Average: Marcy Harper - .239
Fielding Percentage: Tiffany Howard/Morgan Estell - 1.000

Kicking it off: The Tigers will face LSU at 1:30 pm CENTRAL time 
today on ESPN.

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LSU Tigers
How they got here: 
·         44-10 regular season
·         Lost to Tennessee in SEC 2nd round
·         4-1 in Baton Rouge regional
·         Swept Arizona in Super regional



Award Winners:

  • Bianka Bell - first-team All-American
  • Sahvanna Jaquish - second-team All-American
  • Bailey Landry - second-team All-American
  • Carley Hoover - third-team All-American
  • Allie Walljasper - third-team All-American


Statistical Leaders:
Batting Average: Bailey Landry - .431
HR: Bianka Bell/Sahvanna Jaquish - 17
ERA: Carley Hoover - 1.59
Opponent’s Batting Average: Baylee Corbello - .184
Fielding Percentage: Kellsi Kloss - .997

Kicking it off: The Tigers will face Auburn at 1:30 pm CENTRAL time 
today on ESPN.

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Alabama Crimson Tide
How they got here: 
·         41-11 regular season
·         Lost to Auburn in SEC semifinals
·         3-0 in Tuscaloosa regional
·         Beat Oklahoma 2-1 in Super regional



Award Winners:

  • Alexis Osorio - SEC Freshman of the Year; second-team All-American
  • Haylie McCleney - first-team All-American
  • Demi Turner - third-team All-American
  • Marisa Runyon - third-team All-American


Statistical Leaders:
Batting Average: Haylie McCleney - .453
HR: Marisa Runyon - 19
ERA: Sydney Littlejohn - 1.49
Opponent’s Batting Average: Alexis Osorio - .166
Fielding Percentage: Chandler Dare - 1.000

Kicking it off: The Tide will face Michigan at 6 pm CENTRAL time 
today on ESPN2.

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UCLA Bruins
How they got here: 
·         45-10 regular season
·         Finished second in the PAC-12 regular season standings
·         3-0 in Los Angeles regional
·         Swept Missouri in Super regional



Award Winners:

  • Ally Carda - PAC12 Player of the Year; first-team All-American
  • Allexis Bennett - first-team All-American
  • Stephany LaRosa - second-team All-American
  • Delaney Spaulding - second-team All-American


Statistical Leaders:
Batting Average: Allexis Bennett - .514
HR: Delaney Spaulding - 20
ERA: Ally Carda - 2.27
Opponent’s Batting Average: Ally Carda - .193
Fielding Percentage: Maddy Jelenicki - 1.000

Kicking it off: The Bruins will face Oregon at 8:30 pm CENTRAL time 
today on ESPN2.

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Tennessee Lady Vols
How they got here: 
·         39-13 regular season
·         Lost to Auburn in SEC championship game
·         3-0 in Knoxville regional
·         2-1 over Florida State in Super regional



Award Winners:

  • Rainey Gaffin - second-team All-American


Statistical Leaders:
Batting Average: Tory Lewis - .333
HR: Taylor Koenig - 17
ERA: Rainey Gaffin - 2.19
Opponent’s Batting Average: Erin Gabriel - .214
Fielding Percentage: Gretchen Aucoin - 1.000

Kicking it off: The Lady Vols will face Florida at 11 am CENTRAL time 
today on ESPN.

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