Maverick Maniac's Musings

April 10, 2009

D2 Softball – 4/10

Filed under: College Sports,D2,Softball — Jon Green @ 2:38 am

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Atlantic Region

(#2) Kutztown @ (#5) Shippensburg – PSAC GOTW – Game of the Day – Shippensburg wins 2-1, loses 1-3 (More info here)

Shippensburg with a big win in game 1 meaning they are still in the running for the East Divisional Title.  It’s the first loss for Kutztown in conference, and their first loss since losing to West Virginia State on March 20th.

East Region

(#2) C.W. Post @ Merrimack – C.W. Post wins 7-0, 10-0 (More info here)

Merrimack was only down 1-0 entering the 7th in game 1 and 5-0 in game 2.  Disappointing loss for Merrimack though who was hoping to make a statement today.  Now to get back to trying to win the NE-10 for Merrimack.

Southern New Hampshire @ (#10) Bentley – Bentley wins 3-1, 7-1 (More info here)

Bentley really had to have these games, and got them both to stay around in the NE-10 race.  They are now 8-6. Southern New Hampshire missed a chance here and fell to 8-4.

South Region

(#8) Tampa @ (#6) Rollins – Rollins wins 3-0 (More info here)

Big win for Rollins who moves within 2.5 games of Tampa in the SSC.  They get 2 more chances to close the gap tomorrow.

(#5) Nova Southeastern @ (#10) Barry – Barry wins 2-1 (More info here)

Barry gets a great win here with 2 runs in the 5th.  Barry needs to get another win tomorrow and would love two as they try to get into the playoffs.

South Central Region

Incarnate Word @ (#8) West Texas A&M – HC GOTW – West Texas A&M wins 17-9 (5), 10-2 (5) (More info here and here)

Big sweep for West Texas A&M who gets two wins that might help their profile and raise their Regional Ranking… well probably not but they help more than 2 losses!

West Region

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

4/10 Review

Atlantic Region

Virginia State @ Fayetteville State –  CIAA GOTW

Two of the best teams in the Conference, Virginia State has started things off 6-0, Fayetteville State 11-1.  Both team lead their divisions.

(#6) West Chester @ (#7) East Stroudsburg

These two are both out of contention for the East Division Title of PSAC, but are battling for the 3rd spot. East Stroudbsurg has a 1 game lead right now, and can double that lead with a win today.  Both teams also are fighting for the last playoff spot as only the top 7 will likely be able to get a regional at-large bid.

East Region

Pace @ (#6) Southern Connecticut State

Pace is sitting 3 games out already, but Southern Connecticut State is only 1 game out.  Southern Connecticut State has to have these games if they want to challenge Merrimack for the title.

American International @ Southern New Hampshire

American International is probably out at 4 games back, but if not they will need this pair. Southern New Hampshire is only 2 games back and this is a must win for them, they should have them if they want to contend.

Midwest Region

(#3) Ashland @ (#2) Wayne State (Mich.)

Wayne State (Mich.) is 2nd in conference by 2 games, and Ashland only trails them by 1 game.  Big time series for conference title implications as well as a big time series at the top of the Regional Rankings.  The #2 team will get to host a 4-team regional while the #3 team will have to go to that regional.  Big time implications here.

(#9) Northern Kentucky @ (#4) Missouri-St. Louis –  GLVC GOTW

Missouri-St. Louis is alone at the top. Northern Kentucky is a surprise regionaly ranked team to me who doesn’t seem to have much going on.  If they do want to make the tourney they need to move up and this would be a good chance for a big win.

South Region

(#1) Alabama Huntsville @ (#4) West Florida – Game of the Day

It’s a great chance for West Florida to knock off the #1 team in the country as they host Alabama-Huntsville.  They are 4 games back, so this is their last chance to really cut into that lead as well.

(#8) Tampa @ (#6) Rollins –  SSC GOTW

Tampa is tied for the conference lead and can’t afford to lose more games here at a Rollins team which has underacheived so far in conference.

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

Nova Southeastern is only 1.5 games out in conference, Barry 2 games out.  Both could really use the sweep today, Barry probably more so.

South Central Region

Tarleton State @ (#3) Abilene Christian

Abilene Christian has a chance to really seperate themselves and Angelo State from Tarleton State by sweeping them today.  The lead is currently 2 games.

Southeast Region

(#5) Newberry @ (#10) Carson Newman

Newberry is right in the thick of things as far as the conference title goes, but Carson-Newman is middling at 5-5.  They really need to get some big wins to try and move into the top 8, and this is a great chance for them here today.

West Region

(#3) Cal State Stanislaus @ (#1) Humboldt State – CCAA GOTW

Humboldt State has a 2 game lead at the top of the conference but after a shaky last week they are under some pressure against a Cal State Stanislaus team who has a great regional ranking but is sitting 5th in conference.  They would get a huge boost out of a couple wins today.

Western Oregon @ (#7) Montana State-Billings

Montana State-Billings is up 3.5 games on Western Oregon going into this 4 game series and could either fall from the lead or get a 7.5 game lead on Western Oregon depending on how things go. Central Washington (who is 2 games out) will be watching this one with great interest.

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