Maverick Maniac's Musings

April 9, 2009

D2 Softball – 4/9

Filed under: College Sports,D2,Softball — Jon Green @ 8:01 am

4/8 Review

Atlantic Region

Bowie State @ (#4) Bloomsburg – Postponed

(#10) East Stroudsburg @ (#1) Lock Haven – Lock Haven wins 8-0 (5), 4-1 (More info here)

Lock Haven gets the sweep as they were favored to do, but East Stroudsburg does move into the regional rankings this week.

Central Region

(#4) Minnesota State @ (#9) Concordia St. Paul – Concordia St. Paul wins 3-1, loses 4-5 (More info here)

Basically a wash for both teams who remain in conference contention.

East Region

(#10) Bentley @ Merrimack – Merrimack wins 4-1, 5-4 (More info here)

Merrimack continues to look great in conference.  Bentley is a good team, but they are fairly low in the standings.

South Central Region

(#10) Texas A&M-Kingsville @ Texas A&M International – Texas A&M-Kingsville wins 10-1 (5), 7-2 (More info here)

Texas A&M International didn’t get the momentum they wanted, but Kingsville did get a nice sweep heading back to Lone Star play.

Incarnate Word @ (#4) Midwestern State – Midwestern State wins 6-3, 10-1 (More info here, and here)

Midwestern State gets the great momentum they need heading into the final weeks of Lone Star Conference play.

Southeast Region

Queens (N.C.) @ Mount Olive – CC GOTW – Mount Olive wins 1-0, 3-2 (8) (More info here)

Had no idea how big this one was.  Mount Olive finished the regular season with this game.  They go to 11-5 and now will wait to see how the rest of the teams finish to see if they will get the conference title.  I’ll be keeping close tabs on this and several other close conference races.

(#3) Lenoir-Rhyne @ (#5) Newberry –  SAC GOTW – Game of the Day – Lenoir-Rhyne wins 7-4, loses 1-3 (More info here)

Good series between the two, both remain just behind Wingate in SAC play.

(#9) Catawba @ Mars Hill – Catawba wins 6-1, loses 2-4 (More info here)

Catawba got a big win in game 1 as they could not afford to be swept.  Mars Hill is still right behind Wingate as well, this race is far from over.

4/9 Preview

Atlantic Region

(#2) Kutztown @ (#5) Shippensburg – PSAC GOTW – Game of the Day

Kutztown leads Shippensburg by 3 games right now, they could put it away today.  Great matchup.

East Region

(#2) C.W. Post @ Merrimack

It’s an out of conference matchup, but a great chance for a Merrimack team that has been fantastic in NE-10 play to compare themselves to a top team in the region.

Southern New Hampshire @ (#10) Bentley

After losing a touch series to Merrimack yesterday, Bentley really has to have these today at home.

South Region

(#8) Tampa @ (#6) Rollins

It’s game 1 of a 3 game series where Tampa can put Rollins away.  Tampa is currently 3.5 games ahead of Rollins.  They would also love some good wins here to try and solidify their regional ranking as the 8th spot will get bumped for the SIAC winner.

(#5) Nova Southeastern @ (#10) Barry

It’s game 1 of a 3 game series here as well, and in this one Barry has to be looking for a chance to get a big win and try to move up in the regional rankings.

South Central Region

Incarnate Word @ (#8) West Texas A&M – HC GOTW

It’s another non-conference series for Incarnate Word who really needs to pick up some wins.  West Texas A&M has not played well in conference and really can’t afford to lose here as they are slipping in the regional rankings and the 8th spot will go to the Heartland winner.

West Region

(#8) Cal State Dominguez Hills @ (#9) San Francisco State

Cal State Dominguez Hills is in 2nd place currently, and San Francisco State is way back at 6-14.  That said, they entered the regional rankings this week.  While moving up seems unlikely due to the strength of teams ahead of them, they would be well advised to win this one.

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