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D 3 softball
« on: April 10, 2009, 06:34:25 pm »
Pat....why is there not a page for D3 softball?  Let's get with it!!

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 09:39:18 am »
agree'd
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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 04:28:50 pm »

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 06:36:57 am »
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ncaa/sports/w-softbl/auto_pdf/DIIISofbtallRegRank42209.pdf

Lets get things started with the latest regional polls!!!!

Muskingum and Trine being ranked are no surprises. Muskingum's been great at least the last 3 seasons and Trine took the MIAA tourney a couple of years back before they were eligible to go to the D3 tournament.

As far as WIAC goes, just look at the success UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh have had, as well.

Lakeland and Aurora (both Northern Athletics Conference) are ranked in their region as well. My question is --will the Muskies have to win out and win their conference tournament to stay that way? :-X :-\  Aurora made the D3 tournament last year, going 2-2 and losing to UW-Oshkosh twice after knocking Simpson and one other team out.
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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 05:27:47 pm »
NFCA D3 Top 25 Poll  4-22-09:

     1.     East Texas Baptist                   30-4
     2.     Linfield                                     32-3
     3.     Louisiana College                    30-4
     4.     Central-IA                                30-4
     5.     Tufts                                        32-0
     6.     UT-Tyler                                    26-6
     7.     UW-Whitewater                        27-3
     8.     St. Thomas-MN                         31-3 
     9.     Cortland State                          31-3
   10.     Willamette                                28-3
   11.     Ohio Northern                           27-2   
   12.     Wartburg                                  31-3
   13.     IL Wesleyan                              24-3
   14.     Salisbury                                   30-4
   15.     Lynchburg                                 31-6
   16.     Rowan                                       26-6
   17.     Christopher Newport                 35-5
   18.     UW-Eau Claire                           25-8
   19.     DePauw                                     23-7
   20.     Washington-St. Louis                 23-8
   21.     Adrian                                        31-3
   22.     Gustavus Adolphus                    27-3
   23.     Luther                                        27-5
   24.     William Paterson                        25-5
   25.     Rochester                                   23-10

              Coast Guard, Redlands, Emory and Moravian also received votes.



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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 07:31:46 pm »
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ncaa/sports/w-softbl/auto_pdf/DIIISofbtallRegRank42209.pdf

Lets get things started with the latest regional polls!!!!

Muskingum and Trine being ranked are no surprises. Muskingum's been great at least the last 3 seasons and Trine took the MIAA tourney a couple of years back before they were eligible to go to the D3 tournament.

As far as WIAC goes, just look at the success UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh have had, as well.

Lakeland and Aurora (both Northern Athletics Conference) are ranked in their region as well. My question is --will the Muskies have to win out and win their conference tournament to stay that way? :-X :-\  Aurora made the D3 tournament last year, going 2-2 and losing to UW-Oshkosh twice after knocking Simpson and one other team out.

WLCALUM83,

Got your message, Thanks.  Perhaps general discusssions first and then, if enough interest go to Conferences as we have in D3 baseball. Just my thoughts

WIAC Conference , as in baseball, has a great history in D3 softball.  Was proud of my Warriors, when they beat UWW early in the season, however, then got thumped in a second game with UWW.

Tuft (undefeated),seams to really be the team to beat in the east, and perhaps nationally, with Coast Guard and RI College strong.  ECSU is competitive, and has a tremendous freshman Molly Rathbun, a quote from the ECSU/U Southern Maine game:

"The win is the 14th in 16 games up north for Eastern (20-6, 7-1 little east), ranked second in the NCAA Division III New England region. The Warriors  trail only defending conference champion Rhode Island College (7-0-1) in the LEC standings. The Anchorwomen, ranked fourth in New England, swept visiting Plymouth State University Saturday.

The Warriors have won at least 20 games for four straight seasons and in five of the last six years

Ranked among the national leaders in hits per game, ERA and strikeouts, Rathbun recorded 15 of 21 outs via the strikeout in the first game. She struck out the side in the first and second innings and retired  two batters on strikes in each of the ensuring four innings. Only two Southern Maine (5-27, 3-7 little east) batters reached base, both on hits"

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009, 07:33:35 pm »
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ncaa/sports/w-softbl/auto_pdf/DIIISofbtallRegRank42209.pdf

Lets get things started with the latest regional polls!!!!

Muskingum and Trine being ranked are no surprises. Muskingum's been great at least the last 3 seasons and Trine took the MIAA tourney a couple of years back before they were eligible to go to the D3 tournament.

As far as WIAC goes, just look at the success UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh have had, as well.

Lakeland and Aurora (both Northern Athletics Conference) are ranked in their region as well. My question is --will the Muskies have to win out and win their conference tournament to stay that way? :-X :-\  Aurora made the D3 tournament last year, going 2-2 and losing to UW-Oshkosh twice after knocking Simpson and one other team out.

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009, 08:59:05 pm »
NFCA D3 Top 25 Poll  4-22-09:

     1.     East Texas Baptist                   30-4
     2.     Linfield                                     32-3
     3.     Louisiana College                    30-4
     4.     Central-IA                                30-4
     5.     Tufts                                        32-0
     6.     UT-Tyler                                    26-6
     7.     UW-Whitewater                        27-3
     8.     St. Thomas-MN                         31-3 
     9.     Cortland State                          31-3
   10.     Willamette                                28-3
   11.     Ohio Northern                           27-2  
   12.     Wartburg                                  31-3
   13.     IL Wesleyan                              24-3
   14.     Salisbury                                   30-4
   15.     Lynchburg                                 31-6
   16.     Rowan                                       26-6
   17.     Christopher Newport                 35-5
   18.     UW-Eau Claire                           25-8
   19.     DePauw                                     23-7
   20.     Washington-St. Louis                 23-8
   21.     Adrian                                        31-3
   22.     Gustavus Adolphus                    27-3
   23.     Luther                                        27-5
   24.     William Paterson                        25-5
   25.     Rochester                                   23-10

              Coast Guard, Redlands, Emory and Moravian also received votes.




Linfield and St. Thomas-MN are no strangers to D3 softball national finals action. If memory serves correctly, Linfield took it all in '07 and St. Thomas lost to Rutgers-Camden in the finals in '06.

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2009, 09:44:46 pm »
Matchups involving NFCA top 25 teams:  4/23-29/09

    #  1 East Texas Baptist:  vs. LeTourneau 4/23; vs. Ozarks 4/25:
    #  3 Lousiana College:    vs. UT-Tyler 4/25:
    #  6 UT-Tyler:  at LeTourneau 4/24; at Lousiana College 4/25:
    #  2 Linfield:   at Willamette 4/25; vs. Willamette 4/26:
    #  4 Central:   vs. Dana 4/24; vs. Gustavus Adolphus 4/26:
    #  5 Tufts:      vs. Endicott 4/25; at Brandeis 4/28;
    #  7 UW-Whitewater:  vs. UW-Eau Claire 4/24; vs. Alma and Wheaton IL 4/25; at Elmhurst 4/28:
    #  8 St. Thomas-MN:  vs. St. Mary's-MN 4/25:
    #  9 Cortland State:   at Plattsburgh 4/24; at Potsdam 4/25:
    #10 Willamette:  vs. Linfield 4/25; at Linfield 4/26:
    #11 Ohio Northern:  at Muskingum 4/25; vs. Wilmington 4/26:
    #12 Wartburg:  at Luther 4/25:
    #13 IL Wesleyan:  vs Elmhurst 4/25; at North Park 4/29:
    #14 Salisbury:  vs. Washington-MD 4/25:
    #15 Lynchburg:  ODAC tournament
    #16 Rowan:  vs. Wm Paterson 4/25; at TCNJ 4/26
    #17 Christopher Newport:  Reg season and conf. tourney complete-already in NCAA tourney
    #18 UW-Eau Claire:  4/24 at UW-Whitewater; 4/26 at UW-Oshkosh
    #19 DePauw:  SCAC Tournament
    #20 Washington-St. Louis:  vs. MO Baptist 4/25; vs. Greenville, IL 4/28:
    #21 Adrian:  in MIAA conference tournament
    #22 Gustavus Adolphus:  vs. St. Catherine 4/25; vs. Central (non-conf.) 4/26:
    #23 Luther IA:  vs. Wartburg 4/25; vs UW-Stout (non-conf.) 4/28:
    #24 Wm Paterson:  at Rowan 4/25; at Wilkes 4/26; NJAC tournament 4/28:
    #25 U of Rochester: 

            (Seeing as #1, #3, and #6 were all in the same conference, I listed them back to back right away,)
       



   
   
   
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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 10:23:29 am »
SCAC Tournament Final:

DePauw 3, Trinity-TX 1  DePauw's next opponent; Hendrix

ODAC Tournament:  Randolph and Randolph-Macon were eliminated; Lynchburg beat Roanoke 6-2  in 8 innings last night (Rachael Gallagher hit a 3-run homer in a Lynchburg 5-run 8th-per ODAC PBP acct).

Lynchburg gets Bridgewater (a winner over Guilford last night).



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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 03:11:28 pm »
ECSU drops first game of DH to RIC 2-1

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 04:52:49 pm »
ECSU drops first game of DH to RIC 2-1

ECSU swept by RIC loses second game 6-4.

RIC playing super softball this year!!!

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2009, 04:54:48 pm »
Couple of mild upsets in ODAC Tournament:*

  5 seed VA Wes elliminated 3 seed Guilford 6-5 (8 innings) (Jarzynka SF drove in GW run for VA Wes-

  7 seed E. Mennonite eliminated 4 seed Roanoke 3-1 (Je. Blosser led off EMU's 1st with a HR, then Lee drove in EMU's 2nd run an inning later).

  1 Lynchburg handed #2 Bridgewater its' first loss, 8-4. Lynchburg's next game is tomorrow against an opponent TBD.

   *-sources for specific reports are ODAC Tourney box scores/PBP accts.

  

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2009, 05:30:28 pm »
SCAC Tournament Final just in:

DePauw 6, Hendrix 0 (Hendrix committed 3 errors in the contest, gave up 3 unearned runs-per Live Stats)

Trinity-TX and Millsaps were eliminated.
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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009, 05:18:09 pm »
The following softball teams have clinched NCAA D3 tournament bids:

Linfield (NWC)

DePauw (SCAC) (knocked off Rhodes)

Lynchburg (ODAC)  (knocked off EMU in final)