College Softball Weekend Wrap-up Week 3

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College Softball Weekend Wrap-up Week 3

Pitt:

In two games played, the Pitt softball team scored 17 runs on 21 hits with 10 extra base hits as it defeated Tennessee Tech 6-0 and Cleveland State 11-3 in five innings Friday in the first day of the Wings ETC Classic.

The Pitt softball team then split its second day of action in the Wings ETC Classic on the campus of USC Upstate, falling to Tennessee Tech 10-7 before rebounding and defeating USC Upstate 2-1 in eight innings.

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Penn State:

The Penn State softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader, 2-0 in game one and 6-4 in game two, at Georgia Tech Friday afternoon at Mewborn Field.

The Penn State softball team used powerful hitting and took advantage of its opponent’s mistakes to pick up two big wins Saturday afternoon over Kennesaw State at Bailey Park. The Nittany Lions won game one, 5-2, before sweeping the doubleheader with a 10-2 run-rule victory in game two.

Nittany Lions’ I-75 Challenge final day of action scheduled for Sunday was canceled due to inclement weather.

Penn State starts spring break next weekend and will play a series of nine games in nine days. The Nittany Lions start the week at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C., March 4-6, with games against No. 9 Oregon, host UNC, UConn and UNC Greensboro.

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Texas:

With wind chills hovering around freezing on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Texas Classic at Red & Charline McCombs Field, Texas softball tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh by loading the bases with two outs before falling to Arizona State, 2-0.

On Sunday in Texas Classic action at Red & Charline McCombs Field, freshman pitcher Sophia Simpson’s first collegiate no-hitter, and a dominant Longhorns offensive assault, highlighted a strong evening of work as Texas softball routed UTSA, 8-0, 6 inn. and Tulsa, 14-1, 5 innings.

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Tennessee:

The Tennessee softball team put up double-digit runs in back-to-back wins over BYU and UC Davis to open the week strong at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Lady Vols defeated the Cougars, 10-3, before run-ruling the Aggies, 11-0, in six innings Thursday night at the Big League Dreams Yankee Stadium field in Cathedral City, California.

The Lady Vol softball team split a pair of games on Friday at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, shutting out UC San Diego, 8-0, in the morning matchup before dropping the afternoon bout with Oregon State, 5-2.

The Lady Vol softball team suffered back-to-back extra-inning losses to top-10 teams on Saturday, falling to No. 1 Oklahoma 9-8 in 10 innings before being defeated by No. 6 UCLA 2-1 in eight innings at the Big League Dreams Wrigley Field in Cathedral City, California, to wrap up the 2022 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

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LSU:

The LSU softball team rallied back to defeat Stephen F. Austin 10-4, and took care of Drake, 12-4 in five innings on the opening day of the Purple & Gold Challenge at Tiger Park.

The LSU softball team shutout Purdue, 8-0 in five innings, and walked off Drake, 3-2 in 10 innings on day two of the Purple & Gold Challenge at Tiger Park.

LSU softball dominated Purdue, 17-0 in five innings before shutting out Stephen F. Austin to conclude the Purple & Gold Challenge at Tiger Park. LSU increases its winning streak to seven after going 6-0 in the home tournament.

Next up for LSU is the ULL Crossover/ LSU Invitational March 3-6 in Lafayette, La. and Baton Rouge.

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Alabama:

Alabama needed just five innings to dispatch of Louisiana on the road Thursday night, with a big third inning pushing the Crimson Tide to a 9-1 win over the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Alabama softball battled chilly weather and strong winds Friday at the Mardi Gras Mambo, earning a 5-2 win over Nicholls before posting a 5-0 shutout against Southeastern Louisiana.

Alabama softball posted another pair of wins on day two at the Mardi Gras Mambo, beating Northwestern State, 8-5, before shutting out Louisiana Tech, 2-0.

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Ole Miss:

Ole Miss softball opened up its weekend at the Knights Classic with a split, taking down James Madison 4-1 and falling on a walk-off to UCF, 3-6.

Freshman KK Esparza blasted two solo home runs, and Brooke Vestal tossed a complete-game shutout in the circle as Ole Miss softball blanked DePaul 2-0 Saturday morning.

Strong pitching from Landyn Bruce and Savannah Diederich helped Ole Miss softball close out its stay at the Knights Classic with a 3-1 win over DePaul and a 6-0 victory over Oakland. The Rebels finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, improving to 12-4 overall.

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Texas A&M:

The Texas A&M softball team suffered its first loss of the season, 1-0, to Oklahoma State in its opening game of the Reveille Classic on Friday at Davis Diamond.

Texas A&M softball team split with Oklahoma State and Texas Southern to finish the Reveille Classic on Sunday at Davis Diamond. Freshman Emiley Kennedy struck out six Cowgirls, despite A&M falling 2-1 to Oklahoma State, before Grace Uribe made her first appearance in the circle this season, grabbing the 9-1 run-rule win over the Tigers in the night cap.

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Florida:

Florida softball team down North Florida, 7-1, Tuesday afternoon at the UNF Softball Complex. Senior Cheyenne Lindsey went 3-for-4 with a pair of triples, which tied the UF single-game record.

Florida softball team picked up a complete-game, no-hit performance from fifth year graduate Natalie Lugo as the Gators defeated North Florida, 8-0 (5 innings), Wednesday evening at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Lugo’s no-hitter was only the second complete-game no-hitter of her career as she accomplished the feat against Jacksonville during the shortened 2020 season.

Florida softball team cruised past DePaul, 11-3 (5 innings), late Friday evening to end the first day of The Knights Classic at the UCF Softball Complex. UF cranked out a season-high 15 hits in the run-rule victory. The Gators had five players turn in multi-hit performances in the effort over the Blue Demons

Florida softball team dispatched Oakland, 6-1, Saturday evening on day two of The Knights Classic held at the UCF Softball Complex.

Florida finished The Knights Classic with a pair of hard-fought victories over James Madison, 6-4, and host UCF, 12-11, Sunday at the UCF Softball Complex. UF’s offense spearheaded the effort in both victories as the team combined for 21 hits through 14.0 innings.

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Missouri:

University of Missouri softball had a big first day at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, picking up wins over Oregon and Texas Tech. In the Tigers’ first game of the Day, Mizzou downed the Ducks by a score of 6-2 before sinking the Red Raiders with a Kary Daly walkoff single in the seventh inning.

University of Missouri softball had a big day at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Tigers won in dramatic fashion by a score of 7-6 against a talented San Diego State team with a two-run, walkoff home run from Casidy Chaumont in the eighth. Then, the Tigers downed Washington in only five innings by a score of 10-0.

University of Missouri softball scored five unanswered runs against UCLA, but could not climb out of a 7-0 deficit, falling 7-5. Mizzou finishes its weekend at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 4-1 record.

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Auburn:

After run-ruling Syracuse 9-0 (5-innings) to open its final day of competition at the Plainsman Invite, Auburn softball battled for a come-from-behind 7-3 victory to knock off ULM and complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday at Jane B. Moore Field.

Auburn faces a midweek challenge on Wednesday as the Tigers trek to Georgia State. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. CT.

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Georgia:

Freshman right-handed pitcher Kylie Macy tossed a five-inning perfect game in Georgia’s 18-0 victory Friday evening. The 15th-ranked Bulldogs defeated North Carolina 3-2 to begin the day at Jack Turner Stadium.

The Georgia Bulldogs secured victories over Bryant 5-2 and North Carolina 8-1 on the final day of the Georgia Classic at the Jack Turner Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Mississippi State:

Mississippi State softball split a pair of games in The Snowman on Saturday at Nusz Park. The Bulldogs opened the day with a 7-3 victory against Belmont before dropping a tightly-contested ballgame to South Alabama, 1-0.

Aspen Wesley controlled the circle all day. The Bulldog junior held South Alabama to three hits as Mississippi State won its final game of The Snowman, 5-0.



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