Maverick Maniac's Musings

April 2, 2009

D2 Softball – 4/2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jon Green @ 12:48 pm

4/1 Review

Atlantic Region

St. Augustine’s @ Fayetteville State – Fayetteville State wins 13-0 (5), 10-1 (5)

Two dominating wins for Fayetteville State including a no-hitter by Tracy Brighter in the first game. They now host Shaw, one of the two teams in the Western Division who started conference play 2-0 (the other being St. Augustine’s) on Friday.

(#4) West Chester @ Shippensburg

Postponed until Thursday.

(#6) Indiana (Pa.) @ (#1) Lock Haven

Postponed until Thursday.

Central Region

(#5) Wayne State (Neb.) @ (#1) Winona State – Northern Sun Intercollegiate Coneference (NSIC) GOTW

April Fools… apparently this game is Thursday.

Augustana @ (#10) Upper Iowa – Augustana wins 3-0, 10-0

Great sweep for Augustana as they move to 4-0.  They were 5-16 in the non-conference so them gettting into the regional rankings is probably a stretch.

East Region

(#9) Dominican (N.Y.) @ Caldwell – Caldwell wins 5-0, 2nd game postponed

Caldwell now 9-0 in conference. They play a non-conference doubleheader at New York Institute of Technology on Thursday, big chance to pick up some more wins and really stake a claim to a regional ranking.

(#1) Le Moyne @ New Haven – Northeastern-10 (NE-10) GOTW – Le Moyne wins 4-0, 2-1

Le Moyne continues their strong play and runs their conference record to 4-0 to take a 1 game lead on New Haven. Le Moyne has another tough test Thursday @ Assumption.

Midwest Region

(#4) Wayne State (Mich.) @ (#5) Ashland – Wayne State (Mich.) wins 6-1, 3-0

Great result for Wayne State (Mich.) with a strong performance here to end Ashland’s perfect conference record.

(#1) Ferris State @ (#9) Saginaw Valley State – Ferris State wins 5-2, loses 4-5

Ferris almost got the sweep here but with 2 on and 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th Saginaw Valley State scored 2 runs to salvage a split.

South Region

Fort Valley State @ Albany State – Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) GOTW – Fort Valley State wins 9-8 (12), loses 3-2 (8)

No one gets the edge in conference (both now at 5-1) but two fantastic games were played.  Fort Valley won game 1 in the bottom of the 12th on a walk off steal of home plate.

(#9) Saint Leo @ (#3) Florida Southern – Florida Southern wins 2-1, 10-8

Florida Southern gets the 3 game sweep of Saint Leo.  Florida Southern still 1 game back of Tampa, but Saint Leo is now 4 games back. Huge defense of the home field by Florida Southern.

South Central Region

(#5) Midwestern State @ Cameron – Midwestern State wins 7-3 (8), loses 9-1 (5)

Cameron almost had the sweep here. Were up 3-2 going into the 7th but gave up 1 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th to drop game 1.  Still, a  great response by mercy-ruling Midwestern State in game 2.  Strong showing by Cameron.

Southeast Region

(#1) North Georgia @ (#4) Georgia College – Peach Belt Conference (PBC) GOTW – Game of the Day

Postponed until April 11th!  Ugh.  Great series, hopefully it still is when we get there ;).

(#2) Lenoir-Rhyne @ Mars Hill

Postponed until April 13th.

(#9) Catawba @ (#5) Wingate – South Atlantic Conference (SAC) GOTW – Wingate wins 2-1, 2-1

Good home sweep for Wingate, Catawba missed a good chance here. Wingate up 2 games on Catawba now in the conference.

West Region

(#2) Hawaii Pacific @ (#6) Cal State Stanislaus – Cal State Stanislaus wins 3-1, loses 0-7

A split that will probably sound alright to both teams.  Cal State Stanislaus and Hawaii Pacific now both head for the weekend Tournament of Champions featuring many of the best teams in the West Region.

4/2 Preview

These are the big games around the country today…

Atlantic Region

(#4) West Chester @ Shippensburg

West Chester was just swept by Kutztown at home and now faces a tough road trip to Shippensburg. Like California (Pa.) yesterday, this is a series where West Chester does not have much room for error. Two straight sweeps would be tough to recover from already trailing Kutztown by 4 games.

(#6) Indiana (Pa.) @ (#1) Lock Haven

After a split vs. Mansfield, Indiana (Pa.) must now travel to Lock Haven to take on the #1 team in the region.  They could fall to 1-5 on the year and see their divisional title hopes take a major blow here if they get swept.

Elizabeth City State @ Shaw

Elizabeth City State started off 3-1 in the East while Shaw was 2-0 in the West.  These games will quickly reveal who the top teams are in the CIAA.

Central Region

(#5) Wayne State (Neb.) @ (#1) Winona State – Northern Sun Intercollegiate Coneference (NSIC) GOTW

Wayne State (Neb.) and Winona State both were tied at 2-0 entering the week.  This is a big time matchup between possibly the top 2 teams in the conference.

East Region

Caldwell @ (#5) New York Institute of Technology

Caldwell is 12-7, (9-0) and a couple wins against NYIT would make a strong push for a regional ranking.

Bridgeport @ Dowling

Both teams started off 2-0 in conference, but don’t have the regular season records to go along with those conference starts.  Good matchup to see which teams might be contenders.

(#1) Le Moyne @ Assumption

After sweeping New Haven, Le Moyne travels to Assumption to take on another team that started conference play 2-0.

South Region

(#5) Valdosta State vs. Arkansas Tech (GSC Crossover Tournament)

(#6) West Alabama vs. (#10) Arkansas-Monticello (GSC Crossover Tournament)

(#2) West Florida vs. Delta State (GSC Crossover Tournament)

The GSC Crossover Tournament will be taking place the next 3 days as the West teams play the East teams.

This could most benefit Arkansas-Monticello, the only ranked team in the West, who will get some games against the ranked Eastern teams.  Arkansas Tech is 9-3 in conference and Delta State 3-1 (both in the West) so this also gives them some games to stake claims to regional spots.

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