Maverick Maniac's Musings

April 7, 2009

D2 Softball – 4/8

Filed under: College Sports,D2,Softball — Jon Green @ 11:47 pm

4/8 Review

Atlantic Region

Shaw @ Bowie State
(#3) California (Pa.) @ (#8) Edinboro –  PSAC GOTW – Postponed

(#10) East Stroudsburg @ (#1) Lock Haven – It’s tomorrow….

Central Region

(#5) Wayne State @ Upper Iowa – Wayne State wins 3-0, 4-0

Big loss for Upper Iowa who failed to take advantage of another opportunity.

Mary @ (#10) Minnesota Duluth – Postponed until April 23rd

Augustana @ (#1) Winona State – Winona State wins 7-0, loses 2-7 (More info here)

I think Augustana will be thrilled with this result.  They maintain their .5 game lead on Winona State and get a fantastic road win.  They have to be ranked this next week right?

East Region

(#8) Dominican (N.Y.) vs. (#7) Bloomington – CACC GOTW – Postponed

(#9) Dowling @ (#5) Queens (N.Y.) – ECC GOTW – Dowling wins 5-4 (10) (More info here)

Dowling gets a big win here.  They’ve been impressive and might be able to move into the Top 8.

South Central Region

(#1) Angelo State @ St. Edward’s – April 7th – St. Edward’s wins 4-3, 4-2 (More info here)

What a massive sweep for St. Edward’s.  Pretty strong argument that they atleast deserve a regional ranking.

(#2) Southeastern Oklahoma State @ (#4) Midwestern State – Southeastern Oklahoma State wins 5-2, loses 3-4 (More info here and here)

Good matchup provides two great games.  Midwestern State was fortunate to come back in the 2nd one and get a split.

(#8) Central Missouri @ Southwest Baptist – MIAA GOTW – Central Missouri wins 7-0, 1-0 (More info here)

Easy sweep for Central Missouri as expected.

Southeast Region

Limestone @ Less-McRae – Postponed until April 14th

Pfeiffer @ Barton – Pfeiffer wins 10-7, 7-6

Big sweep for Pfeiffer who will pick up a game on Limestone with that result.

St. Andrews @ Anderson (S.C.) – St. Andrews wins 3-2, 7-2

Well if either team had a shot it was St. Andrews… and I guess they still do.

Erksine @ Coker – Coker wins 3-2, 10-2 (More info here)

Ouch.  Erksine could not afford to get swept here.  This one will cost them.

(#2) South Carolina Aiken @ (#6) Augusta State –  PBC GOTW – Game of the Day – Augusta State wins 2-1, loses 3-4 (More info here)

Both teams stay close together in the standings and the same distance behind Georgia College (who also split)… but atleast we got 2 great games out of the game of the day!

Columbus State @ (#4) Georgia College – Columbus State wins 3-1, loses 3-7 (More info here)

Columbus State stays 2.5 games back, but Georgia College isn’t able to increase their lead over South Carolina Aiken or Augusta State.

(#9) Catawba @ Mars Hill – Postponed until April 8th

4/9 Preview

Atlantic Region

Bowie State @ (#4) Bloomsburg

It’s a non conference matchup, but Bowie State gets a chance here to try and beat a ranked team.

(#10) East Stroudsburg @ (#1) Lock Haven

In an intra-division matchup, East Stroudsburg gets a chance to upset Lock Haven and shake up the Central Division a bit.  They could also use this win to fight off challengers for  a regional ranking, and to try to get into the top 8.

Central Region

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

Both these teams are still in great contention for the conference title, but a sweep either way would be damaging.

East Region

(#10) Bentley @ Merrimack

Merrimack is 2 games up on Bentley and could really put them out of contention with a sweep.

South Central Region

(#10) Texas A&M-Kingsville @ Texas A&M International

Texas A&M International is falling away in the Heartland Conference and really needs this series to boost them back up and get something going.

Incarnate Word @ (#4) Midwestern State

Incarnate Word is kinda falling away in the Heartland Conference and goes to a Midwestern State team that looks in good position regionally but is falling behind in the Lone Star Conference

Southeast Region

Queens (N.C.) @ Mount Olive – CC GOTW

Both teams tied a game back of Limestone.  This is a pretty big one….

(#3) Lenoir-Rhyne @ (#5) Newberry –  SAC GOTW – Game of the Day.

Newberry is 1 game out, Lenoir-Rhyne 2 games out.   Newberry with a great chance to put Lenoir-Rhyne in a load of trouble.  This matchup of 2 top 5 teams in the region gets the Game of the Day nod.

(#9) Catawba @ Mars Hill

Catawba is already 3 games out, Mars Hill only 1.  Catawba could fall way down the standings and lose their regional ranking after this week.

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