Thursday, June 02, 2016

WCWS Day 1 (2016)

UPDATED SCHEDULE DUE TO THURSDAY-NIGHT RAIN-OUTS


GAME 3 -- ALABAMA vs. OKLAHOMA

Bama retired 1-2-3 in the top of the first... OU gets a runner via walk, but thrown out on steal attempt by wide margin to end first inning... Rain and wind picking up, but play continues into second inning... Crimson Tide goes 1-2-3 again in second, before tide of rain forces delay...


GAME 2 -- UCLA vs. AUBURN

Our next game will be a rematch of last year's extra-inning WCWS classic, won by Auburn 11-10 over UCLA (click here and then scroll down on the new page, for a summary)... Game underway... Round-the-horn ground-ball double-play retires UCLA in top of first... Auburn gets first batter aboard via HBP... Kasey Cooper doubles to right-center gap, leaving runners on second and third with none out... Weak infield pop-up, one down... Walk to load bases... Another HBP brings home game's first run... Paige McDuffee replacing Selina Ta'Amilo in circle for Bruins... Sac-fly to right makes it 2-0 Tigers... Another HBP loads bases and yet another one brings home run for 3-0 Auburn lead... Bad UCLA throw on routine grounder to 2B yields two more runs... Ground-out to third ends inning, 5-0 Auburn... After Auburn ups lead to 7-0 after three, Bruins show signs of life on three-run blast by Mysha Sataraka... Game over: 10-3 Auburn is your final...


GAME 1 -- GEORGIA vs. FLORIDA STATE

Joltin' Jessica Warren sends a blast to give Florida State a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first over Georgia... Pair of Seminole errors gives Bulldogs runners on first and second, none out, in top of second... Runners each advance a base on passed-ball... Back-to-back sac-flies tie the game, without Georgia getting a single hit... Ground-out ends half-inning... Top 3: Georgia again puts first two runners on, via a short bloop single and beating out a bunt... Meghan King replaces Jessica Burroughs in the circle for FSU... Pop-out on bunt attempt, one down... Hard single up the middle by Alyssa DiCarlo gives UGA 3-2 lead, runners on corners with one out... Another single up the middle, this time by Tina Iosefa, makes it 4-2... K for second out... Another K ends threat... Fast-forward to the bottom of the sixth: FSU's Alex Powers powers one over the left-field fence for a game-tying two-run homer... Seminoles with runners on first and second, two out, in bottom of sixth... Pop-up ends threat... Top 7: Airmailed throw to second on steal attempt puts Georgia runner on third... Scores on ground-out after throw to first (close play at plate)... 5-4 Dawgs... Noles coming up, down to final three outs... Nothing doing for FSU, as Georgia pulls it out (ESPN broadcast cut out before final out, but Game Tracker comes through)... Here's your key to the game: