Thursday, May 25, 2017

Super-Regional Tracker -- Thursday (2017)

Here is the super-regional tracking board (with links in the results area) and comments on the games below...

TeamsGame 1Game 2Game 3
Alabama (16) at Florida (1)*Alabama
Baylor (15) at Arizona (2)**

Kentucky (14) at Oregon (3)**
LSU (13) at Florida State (4)**

Mississippi (12) at UCLA (5)*UCLA

Utah (11) at Washington (6)**

Oklahoma (10) at Auburn (7)**

Texas A&M (9) at Tennessee (8)**

*Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (if necessary)
**Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (if necessary). 

Alabama has upset No. 1-seeded Florida, 3-0, in the opener of the teams' super-regional series. According to the Tide's Twitter feed, "Alabama pitching has only allowed one run in NCAA Tournament play, including a current streak of 28.2-straight scoreless innings."

Ole Miss, having been no-hit for the first five innings by UCLA frosh Rachel Garcia, has cut the Bruins' lead in half, to 4-2, in the top of the sixth. A single, homer (by Brittany Finney), single, and single, with none out, have the Rebels in strong position... A popped-up bunt is the first out of the inning, but a walk loads the bases for Ole Miss... A wild-pitch (or passed-ball) allows each Ole Miss runner to advance a base, making the score 4-3... A solid single to the left-center gap gives the Rebels a 5-4 lead... Another single, on a chopper over the third-baseperson, runners on first and second... Ground-out to pitcher advances runners to second and third, with two out... HBP reloads the bases, with Finney coming up again... Strike-out to end inning... Still 5-4 Ole Miss as UCLA comes up in bottom of seventh... Lead-off bloop-single to right... Wild-pitched to second... Fly-out to shallow left-center, runner doesn't advance... Grounder to short for second out, runner moves to third... Tying run scores as pitch gets away from catcher... Pop-up to end inning. We're going extras! Rebels leave runner on second in top of eighth... Bruins go quietly in bottom of eighth... Nothing for Ole Miss in top of ninth... nor UCLA in the bottom half... Rebels put first two batters on base in top of 10th -- a single to center and a mishandled bunt. Passed ball advances runners to second and third... Alyssa Gonzalez, who had two-run single in sixth for Ole Miss, does it again in 10th, but thrown out trying to stretch single to a double; 7-5 Rebels... Two more singles put runners on first and second for Ole Miss... Back-to-back strike-outs end the half-inning... UCLA again with its back to the wall, coming up in bottom of 10th... Bruins get lead-off runner on base, as blooper just eludes shortstop's glove... Soft bouncer to second results in double-play. UCLA down to final out... Pitcher Garcia singles on hard grounder to left... Bruins won't go away -- ground-ball single up the middle... Bubba Nickles triple off right-field wall ties game, 7-up (actually a double, with Nickles taking third on throw home)... Ground-out to short sends game to 11th... Nothing for Ole Miss in top half... UCLA leads off bottom half with a walk... Bunted over to second... Two-out single to right drives home winning run for UCLA, 8-7 is your final...