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April 5, 2009

D2 Softball – 4/5

Filed under: College Sports,D2,Softball — Jon Green @ 4:47 am

4/4 Review

Atlantic Region

Virginia State @ Bowie State – CIAA GOTW – Bowie State wins 8-0, 5-2 (More info here)

Bowie State’s sweept moves them 2 games up on Virginia State in conference. Bowie State now has the best chance of winning the Eastern division.

(NON CONF) (#6) Indiana (Pa.) @ (#10) East Stroudsburg – East Stroudsburg wins 2-1, 1-0 (More info here)

GREAT sweep for East Stroudsburg.  This was a big one to try and push for a top 8 spot.

(NON CONF) (#1) Lock Haven @ (#5) West Chester – Lock Haven wins 2-0, 6-2 (More info here)

Good sweep for Lock Haven, they should hold onto that #1 spot.  Now they have to go to Bloomsburg on Sunday.

(NON CONF) (#4) Bloomsburg @ (#2) Kutztown – Postponed until April 16th

Central Region

Augustana @ (#5) Wayne State (Neb.) – Augustana wins 6-1 (More info here)

Well Augustana is your conference leaders ladies and gentleman… at 5-0 in conference and 14-16 overall!  2nd game was rained out.

Upper Iowa @ Bemidji State (in Fayette, Iowa) – Upper Iowa wins 8-3, 3-0 (More info here)

Bemidji is now 4.5 games out in conference… this sweep was a tough one for them.  Upper Iowa is hanging around still at 5-3.

(#1) Winona State @ (#10) Minnesota Duluth –  NSIC GOTW – Winona State wins 4-2 (9), 9-5 (More info here)

Great showing by Winona State in a major road test.  They are only a .5 game behind Augustana, and with the Wayne loss are probably in good shape.

(#6) Regis vs. (#7) Colorado State-Pubelo (@ Metro State) – Postponed until Sunday… or maybe Monday.

(#8) Adams State @ (#2) Metro State – RMAC GOTW Postponed until Sunday… or maybe Monday.

East Region

(#8) Dominican (N.Y.) vs. (#5) Queens (N.Y.) (Georgian Court Invitational) – Dominican (N.Y.) wins 11-10
(#8) Dominican (N.Y.) vs. (#6) New York Institute of Technology (Georgian Court Invitational) – New York Institute of Technology wins 10-1 (5)
(#6) New York Institute of Technology vs. Bridgeport (Georgian Court Invitational) – New York Institute of Technology wins 3-0
(#9) Dowling vs. (#5) Queens (N.Y.) (Georgian Court Invitational) – Dowling wins 9-1
Molloy vs. (#8) Dominican (N.Y.) (Georgian Court Invitational) – Dominican (N.Y.) wins 11-8
(#9) Dowling vs. (#2) Georgian Court (Georgian Court Invitational) – Georgian Court wins 11-3 (5)

Several upsets here, but NYIT had a great day.

(#10) Bentley @ (#4) Le Moyne –  NE-10 GOTW – Postponed until… ?

Le Moyne has a huge game with Merrimack (current conference leaders) tomorrow.

Southern New Hampshire @ (#3) Southern Connecticut State – Southern New Hampshire wins 12-1 (6), 8-6 (More info here)

Well maybe Southern New Hampshire is for real…  After going 2-10 in the non conference season, they are now 6-0 and the only undefeated team left in conference.

Midwest Region

(#5) Missouri-St. Louis @ (#2) Lewis  – GLVC GOTW – Missouri-St. Louis wins 3-2 (10), 4-1 (More info here)

Lewis now down 3 games to Missouri-St. Louis in conference.  That’s a big lead. Missouri-St. Louis has another tough road test @ Wisconsin-Parkside tomorrow, who is currently #4 in conference.

Saint Joseph’s @ Quincy – Quincy wins 2-0, 5-2 (More info here)

Quincy is 7-1 and tied for the conference lead.  Indianapolis comes in tomorrow, at 9-3… this is a big one!!! Quincy was 9-17 in non-conference play! What a start to the conference season!

South Region

(#7) West Alabama vs. Delta State (GSC Crossover Tournament) – West Alabama wins 6-3
(#2) West Florida vs. Arkansas Tech (GSC Crossover Tournament) – Arkansas Tech wins 3-1
(#7) West Alabama vs. Arkansas Tech (GSC Crossover Tournament) – Will be Played Sunday morning

Great win for Arkansas Tech!!!  West Florida has now gone down to defeat twice in this crossover.

(#8) Tampa @ (#9) Saint Leo – Tampa wins 2-0 (More info here)

Doubleheader tomorrow, do or die for Saint Leo, but at 5 games back, is it already too late?  Now they need to worry about staying in the top 8.  Tampa is looking great.

(#3) Florida Southern @ (#10) Barry – Florida Southern wins 5-0, loses 1-6 (More info here)

Well Barry basically HAD to get a win, and they did.  Only 1.5 games out now because of it…

South Central Region

St. Edward’s @ Incarnate Word – HC GOTW – St. Edward’s wins 4-0, 11-3 (6) (More info here)

St.Edward’s delivers the death blow to Incarnate Word this weekend via the 4 game sweep. St. Mary’s might still be a contender.

(#3) Abilene Christian @ (#1) Angelo State – LSC GOTW – Game of the Day – Angelo State wins 11-5, 7-6 (8) (More info here)

Angelo State came through in the clutch here.  They were in danger of losing a shot at a conference title, but with the sweep they tie things right back up and make things very interesting in the weeks to come!

(#5) West Texas A&M @ Tarleton State – Tarleton State wins 4-3 (More info here)

Tarleton State probably stays alive, as thanks to Angelo State they are only 2 games out.  West Texas A&M on the other hand is now 3.5 games out, probably too many to make a run now as Angelo State and Abilene Christian can’t be expected to drop many.

Cameron @ (#4) Midwestern State – Cameron wins 7-5, 2-1 (More info here and here)

Midwestern gets a very tough outcome this weekend losing 3 of 4 in this series.  It’ll be interesting to see if they fall in the regional rankings and the MIAA teams can crack the top 5. Midwestern trails Southestern Oklahoma by 5 games… game over.  Cameron is only 3 back, they might have a chance.

Missouri Southern @ (#8) Central Missouri – Central Missouri wins 2-0, 12-5 (More info here and here)

Central Missouri is 6-0 in league, tied for first place! They should move up in the regional rankings if this keeps up.

Pittsburg State @ Southwest Baptist – Pittsburg State wins 11-1, 6-2 (More info here)

Pittsburg State gets to 4-2 in conference, and Southwest Baptist has falled out of contention already at 1-5.

Southeast Region

Pfeiffer @ Limestone – Limestone wins 7-5, 3-1 (More info here)

Limestone is now ahead of Pfeiffer by one game. Pfeiffer doesn’t get to stay down with a tough non-conference road trip tomorrow at  Lenoir-Rhyne.

Barton @ Less-McRae – Less-McRae wins 4-0, loses 11-4 (More info here)

Barton is only 2 games out still… Less-McRae is now 3 out.  Barton hosts Anderson (S.C.), Less-McRae hosts Coker.  Both probably need to sweep given who they are playing.

Queens (N.C.) @ Coker – Coker wins 3-1, 2-1 (More info here)

Coker stays alive in conference, Queens drops a bit down the pecking order.  Coker is at Less-McRae tomorrow, probably needs to get a sweep there.

Anderson (S.C.) @ Mount Olive – Mount Olive wins 8-0 (5), 5-2 (More info here)

Anderson is toast (or not… they are still 3 games out… just behind a ton of teams), Mount Olive is a very strong contender and in first place now.

(#4) Georgia College @ St. Andrews  – Georgia College wins 10-0 (5), 11-2 (More info here)

Well that was another missed opportunity… but really St. Andrews wasn’t going anywhere anyways.

(#1) North Georgia @ (#8) Francis Marion – North Georgia wins 4-2 (10), 1-0 (More info here)

Francis Marrion put up a great fight, but lost two tough tough games.  Unfortunately they are now 5 games out in conference.  They need to win some games from here on out to try and keep a playoff spot.

(#10) Carson Newman @ (#3) Lenoir-Rhyne – Carson Newman wins 10-4, loses 0-3 (More info here)

A good road win for Carson Newman.  But the loss means they are 4 games out already…  Lenoir-Rhyne is 2 games back in conference now as well.

(#5) Newberry @ (#9) Catawba – Catawba wins 7-5, loses 0-8 (More info here)

Catawba hands Newberry their first conference loss, but trails Wingate by 3 games right now. Might be enough to jump them over Francis Marion in the regional rankins.

West Region

(#8) UC San Diego vs. (#6) Grand Canyon (Tournament of Champions) – UC San Diego wins 6-4
(#7) Cal State Stanislaus vs. (#2) Hawaii Pacific (Tournament of Champions) – Cal State Stanislaus wins 4-2
(#1) Humboldt State vs. (#6) Grand Canyon (Tournament of Champions) – Humboldt State wins 8-5
(#8) UC San Diego vs. (#2) Hawaii Pacific (Tournament of Champions) – Hawaii Pacific wins 12-3
(#4) Sonoma State vs. (#3) Dixie State (Tournament of Champions) – Dixie State wins 2-1
(#9) Central Washington vs. (#10) Cal State Dominguez Hills (Tournament of Champions) –  GNAC GOTW – Cal State Dominguez Hills wins 9-1 (8)

Tournament of Champions info HERE

4/5 Preview

Atlantic Region

Shippensburg @ (#4) West Chester

West Chester is probably done in the East Division thanks to Kutztown’s start, and Shippensburg will be too if they get swept here.  They could really use this one though for the regional ranking implications.

(#1) Lock Haven @ (#5) Bloomsburg – Game of the Day

Top two teams in the Central Division, Lock Haven at 6-0, Bloomsburg at 4-0.  Should be a fantastic matchup to determine who has the inside shot at the Divisional Title.  It’s my Game of the Day!

Central Region

(#9) Concordia St. Paul @ Minnesota State Moorhead

Moorhead is now 0-2, but they could still be a bit of a challenge for Concordia St.Paul, who is 1.5 games out of 1st.

(#6) Regis vs. (#7) Colorado State-Pubelo (@ Metro State)

After getting swept by Metro State, CSU-Pueblo would love a win here.

(#8) Adams State @ (#2) Metro State – RMAC GOTW

Adams State could really help fight off any NSIC challengers with a win here.

East Region

(#2) Georgian Court vs. (#5) Queens (N.Y.) (Georgian Court Invitational)

(#8) Dominican (N.Y.) vs. (#9) Dowling (Georgian Court Invitational)

(#6) New York Institute of Technology vs. (#9) Dowling (Georgian Court Invitational)

Well Dowling has a great two chances to pick up big wins here tomorrow.

Merrimack @ (#4) Le Moyne

Merrimack leads the conference, LeMoyne is 2 games back.  This is a huge series for both teams, and could help get Merrimack a regional ranking.

Midwest Region

(#7) Indianapolis @ Quincy

Two teams tied for the lead battle it out.  Is Quincy for real?  I’ll believe it if they win this one.

(#5) Missouri-St. Louis @ (#10) Wisconsin-Parkside

Another team tied for first battles the team hanging just behind by 2 games in 4th.  Wisconsin-Parkside needs to get this one if they want to stay in the 4 way race for the title.

South Region

(#1) Alabama Huntsville vs. Arkansas-Monticello (GSC Crossover Tournament)

(#7) West Alabama vs. Arkansas Tech (GSC Crossover Tournament)

The GSC Crossover Tournament will be taking place the next 2 days as the West teams play the East teams.

Great chances for both Arkansas teams here.

(#8) Tampa @ (#9) Saint Leo

Saint Leo is done if they lose a game, maybe even if they sweep.

Southeast Region

Pfeiffer @ (#3) Lenoir-Rhyne

This is a non-conference matchup, but a great chance for Pfeiffer to get a huge win for the regional rankings.

Coker @ Less-McRae

Neither team can afford to lose this one.

Anderson (S.C.) @ Barton

Once again, neither team can afford to lose this one.

West Region

Tournament of Champions:

Will happen:

(#4) Sonoma State vs. (#9) Central Washington

Cal State Monterey Bay vs. (#2) Hawaii Pacific

(#7) Cal State Stanislaus vs. Western Oregon

(#3) Dixie State vs. (#10) Cal State Dominguez Hills

Could happen:

(#1) Humboldt State vs. (#4) Sonoma State/(#9) Central Washington

Cal State Monterey Bay/(#2) Hawaii Pacific vs. (#7) Cal State Stanislaus/Western Oregon

Cal State Monterey Bay/(#2) Hawaii Pacific/(#7) Cal State Stanislaus/Western Oregon vs. (#3) Dixie State/(#10) Cal State Dominguez Hills

Cal State Stanislaus has played FANTASTIC at home so far in this tourney.  They might see a big bump in their regional ranking.

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