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Monday, February 22, 2016

Weekend Roundup

NEWS:
  • UCLA head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez collected the 400th win of her career last Saturday against Wichita State.
  • D2: Valdosta State head coach Thomas Macera earned his 700th career victory on Wednesday against Albany State.
  • Cal State Fullerton head coach Kelly Ford collected her 100th career win in a victory over Santa Clara on Friday.
  • Baylor head coach Glenn Moore earned his 750th career victory in a win over Liberty on Friday.
  • Mississippi State's Vann Stuedeman earned her 150th career win on Sunday over Samford.
  • D2: Kristina Ely ('08) was inducted into the Valdosta State athletics Hall of Fame. During her time at VSU, Ely was twice named all-conference and earned all-American status.
  • Tulsa senior pitcher Caitlin Sill set a new program career mark for saves.
  • Maryland senior infielder Lindsey Schmeiser hit her 31st career home run on Sunday, setting a new Terps program record.
  • South Dakota State's senior infielder Devan Larsen tied the program's career home run record with her 25th career jack.
  • Missouri head coach Ehren Earleywine served a one-game suspension in his program's season opener for a minor recruiting violation; his transgression was emailing a scholarship offer to a recruit prior to August 1 of her senior year.
  • Worth Reading (via redandblack.com): http://goo.gl/pDGrll 
  • Congratulations to this week's members of the No-No Express- 
    • Chelsea Wilkinson, Georgia (5.0 IP, 6 SO, PG vs. UAB)
    • Sara Groenewegen, Minnesota (5.0 IP, 10 SO vs. Virginia Tech)
    • Paige Williams, Texas State (5.0 IP, 6 SO, vs. Mississippi Valley State)
    • Victoria Brown, Jacksonville (8.0 IP, 2 SO , vs. Pittsburgh)
    • Alexis Osorio, Alabama (7.0 IP, 8 SO, vs. Mercer)
    • Meagan Prince, Kentucky (5.0 IP, 9 SO, vs. South Dakota)
    • Katie Worley, Georgia State (7.0 IP, 6 SO, vs. Miami Ohio)
    • Amanda Storch, USC-Upstate (7.0 IP, 9 SO, vs. North Carolina Central)
    • Aleshia Ocasio, Florida (7.0 IP, 7 SO, vs. Jacksonville)


KELSEY STEWART HIT TRACKER:
The Florida Gators' second baseman comes into this season 113 hits away from the career NCAA record. We will track her progress weekly.
Original photo: Tim Casey / Florida Communications

UPSET ALERT: Ranked teams that suffered losses this week.
- #3 Auburn - lost 3-2 to #19 James Madison
- #4 LSU - lost 3-0 to #9 Arizona
- #6 Oregon - lost 3-2 to #7 Louisiana-Lafayette; lost 5-4 to #7 Louisiana-Lafayette
- #7 Louisiana-Lafayette - lost 6-3 to #6 Oregon
- #8 UCLA - lost 8-6 to NR Notre Dame; lost 10-5 to #4 LSU
- #9 Arizona - lost to NR Central Michigan 4-1; lost to #25 Texas A&M 8-4; lost to NR Cal Poly 2-0
- #12 Tennessee - lost 9-0 (5) to #19 James Madison
- #13 Florida State - lost to #2 Michigan 6-2; lost to #2 Michigan 10-3
- #15 UCF - lost to #3 Auburn 2-0; lost to #25 Texas A&M 10-4; lost to #8 UCLA 2-0; lost to #9 Arizona 
                  19-4 (6); lost to #4 LSU 6-5; lost to #11 Washington 9-7
#18 Kentucky - lost to #22 Cal 5-1
- #20 Minnesota - lost to #13 Florida State 5-4; lost to #13 Florida State 2-0
- #21 Baylor - lost to NR North Texas 7-5 (9); lost to NR North Texas 7-6 (8)
- #22 Cal - lost to NR Texas Tech 2-0; lost to NR San Diego State 2-1
- #23 South Alabama - lost to NR Mississippi State 4-2; lost to NR Samford 8-5; lost to NR SIU- 
                                     Edwardsville 1-0


PERFORMANCES OF THE WEEK:
  • Victoria Brown, Jacksonville - There have been plenty of players over the years who have been said to "do it all", but Brown really did it all for her team in a 1-0, extra-innings victory over Pittsburgh on Friday. The senior hurler only allowed two base runners, both via the walk, en route to her first career no-hitter. Pitching all eight innings for her team, as the game was tied and went to extras, it was her own squeeze bunt with a runner on third that brough in the eventual game-winning run for the Dolphins.
  • Jailyn Ford, James Madison - Coming off of a 5-0 weekend at the first week of the Mary Nutter Classic, much of the credit for the Dukes' success lies in their senior leader and perennial star. Ford collected the W in both of her team's victories over SEC opponents, including the run-rule victory over Tennessee and a 3-2 victory over #3 Auburn. In those two games, she pitched twelve innings, gathering seventeen strikeouts and allowing only five hits and two runs, including shutting out the Lady Vols. Contributing with her bat, as well, she hit .333 on the weekend including one each of a home run, triple, and double leading up to an unconventional cycle. She was walked four times as a batter.
  • Louisiana Tech Pitching - I got to see the Lady Techsters live and for myself this weekend, and under the coaching of experienced pro Mike Forsythe, they've got something in the circle in Ruston. Sophomore Bailey Allen and freshman Preslee Gallaway both performed extremely well during their team's 5-0 weekend at their hosted tournament, and brief appearances by Pauline Tufi and lights-out closer Anna Cross made for an excellent quartet. The Lady Techsters are now riding a twenty-eight inning scoreless streak, a streak that includes a matchup against usually offense-happy Texas State.

1 comment:

  1. Sophomore Emily Watson from Tulsa had 17Ks in 7innings vs UTSA Saturday evening.

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