Sunday, May 22, 2016

NCAA 2016 Regionals -- Sunday Status

The following table shows the status of each regional. The "2-0" and "2-1" column headings reflect teams' records entering Sunday's play (with the exception of the Columbia, Missouri regional, which started a day earlier). Under the double-elimination format, the "2-1" team had to beat the "2-0" team twice on Sunday to advance. Teams in bold (with game-article links) have advanced to the super-regionals.


Region2-02-1EliminatedEliminated
Gainesville, FLFlorida (1)C. FloridaFl. AtlanticAlabama St.
Ann Arbor, MIMichigan (2)Notre DameMiami (OH)Valparaiso
Norman, OKOklahoma (3)Ole MissWichita St.Tulsa
Auburn, ALAuburn (4)Jacksonville St.SC UpstateOregon St.
Eugene, OROregon (5)BaylorLong Beach St.Baylor
Tuscaloosa, ALAlabama (6)CalTexas St.Samford
Harrisonburg, VAJ. Madison (7)LongwoodN. CarolinaPrinceton
Tallahassee, FLFlorida St. (8)S. CarolinaS. FloridaFlorida A&M
Lexington, KYUtahKentucky* (9)IllinoisButler
Baton Rouge, LALSU (10)Arizona St.McNeese St.LIU-Brooklyn
Seattle, WAWashington (11)MinnesotaN. Dakota St.Weber St.
Los Angeles, CAUCLA (12)CS FullertonFresno St.CS Bakers.
Knoxville, TNArizonaTennessee (13)Ohio St.Marist
Lafayette, LAULL (14)Texas A&MTexasBoston U.
Columbia, MOMissouri (15)NebraskaBYULouisville
Athens, GAGeorgia (16)Oklahoma St.*NorthwesternMaine
*Beat the "2-0" team to set up a winner-take-all game.

Here are some comments I posted during the day: 

Tennessee has finally gotten to Arizona ace Danielle O'Toole, with Lexi Overstreet slugging a three-run homer in the top of the fourth to give the Vols a 3-1 lead... Tennessee leaves the bases loaded in the fourth, however, so things aren't as bad for U of A as they could have been... Bottom fifth: A Tennessee fielding error (a grounder to short with a runner on first, which gets through) helps Arizona tie the game 3-3... Wildcats bring O'Toole back, with Vols having runners on first and third with no outs in the top of the seventh. Still 3-3... Tennessee hits into two infield outs, lead runner still at third... Third straight infield out ends threat... U of A can advance to super-regionals with a run in the bottom of the seventh... Zona goes quietly, Tennessee batting in the top of the eighth... Nothing doing for Vols... Wildcats scratch out a run (error puts runner on first, bunted to second, singled home) to win 4-3 and advance...

Cal State Fullerton is out fast against UCLA... However, a three-run homer and a solo shot now have the Bruins in the lead, 5-3...

Also off to an early lead is Washington over Minnesota. Currently 4-1 U-Dub...

Georgia leads Oklahoma State 2-0 in a winner-take-all contest...

Louisiana-Lafayette off to a 1-0 lead over Texas A&M on a homer by senior Lexie Elkins. Elkins, the first overall pick in last month's National Pro Fastpitch draft, played her frosh season at Texas Tech (home of your humble blogger).