Maverick Maniac's Musings

April 6, 2009

D2 Softball – 4/6

Filed under: College Sports,D2,Softball — Jon Green @ 1:12 am

4/5 Review

Atlantic Region

Shippensburg @ (#4) West Chester – Shippensburg wins 9-6, 7-4 (More info here)

Shippensburg sweep is huge for 2 reasons.  1.) They stay alive in the conference race and 2.) they get a great set of wins for the regional rankins.

(#1) Lock Haven @ (#5) Bloomsburg – Game of the Day – Lock Haven wins 1-0, loses 1-2 (8) (More info here)

Lock haven remains a game up on Bloomsburg.  Bloomsburg can probably jump West Chester after this win and West Chester’s struggles.

Central Region

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

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

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

East Region

(#2) Georgian Court vs. (#5) Queens (N.Y.) (Georgian Court Invitational) – Georgian Court wins 9-3 (More info here)

(#8) Dominican (N.Y.) vs. (#9) Dowling (Georgian Court Invitational) – Dowling wins 12-2 (More info here)

(#6) New York Institute of Technology vs. (#9) Dowling (Georgian Court Invitational) – Downling wins 4-2 (More info here)

Dowling with 2 great wins, I expect to see them in the top 8 next week.

Merrimack @ (#4) Le Moyne – Le Moyne wins 7-2, 7-0 (More info here)

Le Myone moves into a tie with Merrimack in the conference standings.

Midwest Region

(#7) Indianapolis @ Quincy – Quincy wins 4-1, loses 2-3 (More info here)

Two no hitters in two days for Torie Bunzell of Quincy.  This team is playing great ball and almost swept this series.  I think they should provide a fight for the conference.

(#5) Missouri-St. Louis @ (#10) Wisconsin-Parkside – Postponed until April 22nd

South Region

(#1) Alabama Huntsville vs. Arkansas-Monticello (GSC Crossover Tournament) – Alabama Huntsville wins 9-0 (6)

(#7) West Alabama vs. Arkansas Tech (GSC Crossover Tournament) – West Alabama wins 9-8

Tech came close to getting another upset here.

(#8) Tampa @ (#9) Saint Leo – Tamapa wins 3-1 (9), 7-3 (More info here)

Saint Leo is well out of the conference title race now, and might lose their regional ranking spot.

Southeast Region

Pfeiffer @ (#3) Lenoir-Rhyne – Lenoir-Rhyne wins 8-1, 6-1

It would appear there’s a reason why the top teams in Conference Carolinas aren’t ranked in the regional rankings.

Coker @ Less-McRae – Lees-McRae wins 5-4, 4-1 (More info here)

Lees-McRae’s sweep moves them one game ahead of Coker, but both teams have a lot of work to do.

Anderson (S.C.) @ Barton – Barton wins 4-3 (8), 3-1 (More info here and here)

Anderson was probably done anyways, Barton stays alive in the conference race.

West Region

Tournament of Champions:

Will happen:

(#4) Sonoma State vs. (#9) Central Washington – Central Washington wins 2-1 (8)

Cal State Monterey Bay vs. (#2) Hawaii Pacific – Hawaii Pacific wins 8-4

(#7) Cal State Stanislaus vs. Western Oregon – Western Oregon wins 4-3

(#3) Dixie State vs. (#10) Cal State Dominguez Hills – Cal State Dominguez Hills wins 1-0

Could happen:

(#6) Grand Canyon vs. (#9) Central Washington – Grand Canyon wins 5-2

(#2) Hawaii Pacific vs. Western Oregon – Hawaii Pacific wins 6-4

(#2) Hawaii Pacific vs. (#10) Cal State Dominguez Hills – Hawaii Pacifc wins 5-3

Well Sonoma had a dreadful tournament, Central Washington and Western Oregon got some nice wins, Hawaii Pacific will be happy with a sweep.  Humboldt State got bounced by Saint Martin’s in a shocker today, and Cal State Dominguez Hills had a great Sunday showing.

4/6 Preview

Central Region

(#6) Regis vs. (#8) Adams State (@ Metro State)

These two teams both got snowed out on Sunday in other matchups, Regis is fighting for 2nd place in the East, Adams State might still have a shot at 1st in the West.

East Region

(#8) Dominican (N.Y.) vs. Caldwell

Caldwell led the CACC entering the week, Dominican was 2 games back.  Caldwell could use the wins as well to help push for a regional ranking.

South Region

(#5) Valdosta State vs. Arkansas Tech (GSC Crossover Tournament)
(#7) West Alabama vs. Arkansas-Monticello (GSC Crossover Tournament)
(#2) West Florida vs. Delta State (GSC Crossover Tournament)

Final day of the GSC Crossover Tournament as East plays West.  All 3 teams that are competing for the West title have a chance to get a final big win here.

Southeast Region

Coker @ Limestone

Coker is basically toast, but Limestone isleading the conference.  This was a big game heading into the week, but now it’s for Coker to have any chance left.

West Region

(#1) Humboldt State vs. (#6) Grand Canyon – CCAA GOTW, PCC GOTW – Game of the Day

Both teams had disappointing Tournaments of Champions, though Grand Canyon ended on a positive note winning the Silver Bracket. They’ll stick around in town and play a doubleheader in the morning.  Humboldt State needs to rebound from their poor finish, but a hot Grand Canyon team is going to make that hard.  Great matchup and the Game of the Day.

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