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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2009, 05:41:40 pm »
NCAA Division III Softball New England Region - April 28, 2009
Rank      Institution                              Overall Record            In-Region
 
1      Tufts University                                       34-0                   24-0
 
2      Rhode Island College                              36-4                   32-3
 
3     U.S. Coast Guard Academy                      34-4-1                 30-2-1
 
4     Eastern Connecticut State University       23-9                    19-5
 
5     Brandeis University                                  22-14                   22-12
 
6     Endicott College                                       33-6                     30-5

7     Keene State College                                22-12                    19-8
 
8     Williams College                                      15-15                     13-7
 

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2009, 05:55:29 pm »
ESPN Article about Coast Guard Freshman Pitching Phenom:
Feindel pitches for more than softball

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/columns/story?columnist=hays_graham&id=4112105


Feindel's stats off of USCCA website:

Player                        ERA   W-L   APP  GS  CG SHO/CBO SV    IP       H   R   ER    BB  SO  2B  3B  HR   AB   B/Avg   WP HBP  BK  SFA SHA

16 Hayley Feindel...  0.82  30-3    37  33  29      12/3       2   240.1 149  47  28  75  327  20   0   3    855  .174    7   4   0    3  17


240 Innings pitched!!!!!  I guess pitching underhand does not damage the arm????  Or am I missing something?

Unbelievable
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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2009, 07:00:26 pm »
The brief medical explanation to your comment is that pitching underhand is a natural motion and pitching overhand is not. Therefore more innings can be pitched underhand.

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2009, 08:44:00 pm »
Wydown,

Yes I have heard the same, however, there would still have to be some sort of tendon stress in the elbow, wrist with all those innings.

I do not know what kind of velocity or what the average # of pitches thrown in softball, but above is a lot of inning ( 90% or so), and a lot of games.

I know ECSU's Ace Molly Rathbun has thrown a lot of innings, but no where near 240!

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2009, 11:24:55 pm »
Analysis of In-Conference Tournament results after 5/1/09:

IIAC:  Ranked Wartburg got knocked out in its' 3rd game-Luther and Central-IA are still alive.

PrAC:  Bethany, WVa in driver's seat after beating Thomas More (Marinacci went yd twice in Bethany's in-tournament win over Thomas More).

Commonwealth Coast Conference:  W New England knocked off Endicott, 7-5 in 8 innings

Empire 8:  Ithaca took a 1-run loss in 16 innings but is still alive.


I saved the real shocker for last----


NAthCon:  #1 seed Aurora and #3 seed Benedictine have already been eliminated. Aurora was ahead in the top of the 7th in the Spartans' first game of the day, but gave up 2 3-run HRs to Dominican. Then, against Benedictine, the Spartans' pitching went south on them. Benedictine shut them out 8-0.
#2 Lakeland has also lost once--if things continue to break Concordia-WI's way a #6 seed could get a berth in the D3 tourney.  :o :o :o

Everywhere else I looked, everything appeared to hold to expected form.

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2009, 11:30:40 pm »
Thanks WLC Alum.

I hope that you can find a good group of softball fans!

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2009, 06:23:37 pm »
ECSU,
Yeah. I checked out some WashU stats from back when they had the All-American Laurel Sagartz, and she didnt even reach close to that # of innings. Thats pretty amazing.

And I talked to an athletic trainer, and here's the summary of what he said combined with what I found online:
It is pitching mechanics. There is different radical movement in a baseball pitch than softball. overhand throws require joint rotation around the shoulder joint, but with the arm is raised, then there is an explosive extension at the elbow joint. When you throw the ball overhand, the shoulder and muscle joints are put into a stressed position and those muscles tend to be weaker than those used for underhand throwing. Softball has rapid rotation around the shoulder joint, but the arm itself is kept relatively straight and close to the body reducing the chance of injury.

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2009, 07:29:31 pm »
D3 Post-Season Conference Tournament Champs as of 5/02/09:

MIAC:   St. Thomas   (Ranked Gustavus Adolphus still has a shot at a bid).

Midwest Conference:   St. Norbert

CCIW:  IL Wesleyan

UMAC:  St. Scholastica

Linfield (regular season in-conference champ)  Willamette has a shot at a bid).

ODAC:   Lynchburg

USAC:  Christopher Newport

Salisbury, LaGrange

SCAC;   DePauw

MIAA:   Alma  (Trine has a shot yet)

GNAC:   Emerson

Empire 8:   St. John Fisher

NEWMAC:  Springfield-MA

Commonwealth Coast Conference:   Endicott (after beating W New England twice in a row)

Northern Athletics Conference:   #6 seed Concordia-WI (a come-from-behind win vs. Dominican--2 seed Lakeland was eliminated in a 14-13 final which featured 8 Dominican HR's and 5 Lakeland HR's--the Muskies also committed 7 errors in that same game). Lakeland and Aurora will be sweating it out for the next couple of days.


Other notes:  Luther the only IIAC team that at least received votes still alive in that conference tournament.
 
NCAC:  Top seeded Denison and Ohio Wesleyan eliminated.

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2009, 07:49:42 pm »
The same storm that knocked down the Cowboys practice tent at Valley Ranch in north Irving, postponed the ASC Finals in south Irving.

Game 11, (Championship 2): [3 East] Texas-Tyler (34-8) vs. [#2 East] Louisiana College (36-7), 2:20 PM, (NEW START TIME!!!!), Green Field

Live Stats     UT TYLER Radio     SUSPENDED DUE TO  WEATHER, SCHEDULED TO RESUME ON SUNDAY, 5/03 TIED 0-0 IN 2ND INNING

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2009, 10:21:51 pm »
ECSU,
Yeah. I checked out some WashU stats from back when they had the All-American Laurel Sagartz, and she didnt even reach close to that # of innings. Thats pretty amazing.

And I talked to an athletic trainer, and here's the summary of what he said combined with what I found online:
It is pitching mechanics. There is different radical movement in a baseball pitch than softball. overhand throws require joint rotation around the shoulder joint, but with the arm is raised, then there is an explosive extension at the elbow joint. When you throw the ball overhand, the shoulder and muscle joints are put into a stressed position and those muscles tend to be weaker than those used for underhand throwing. Softball has rapid rotation around the shoulder joint, but the arm itself is kept relatively straight and close to the body reducing the chance of injury.


Thanks Wydown,

I do not know much about softball sports medicine, so that was helpful!!

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2009, 10:26:57 pm »
From Bob Molta ECSU Sports Information Director:

Top-seeded RIC  scores four unearned runs in sixth to eliminate Warriors


PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For the second straight game, third-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University's opponent scored all four of its runs in one inning as the Warriors were eliminated from the 2009 Little East Conference softball tournament in a 4-2 loss to top-seeded Rhode Island College Friday morning at Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex on the Rhode Island College campus.

A loser of five of its last eight games, Eastern (25-11) awaits a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament when invitations are extended Monday. Three-time defending champion Rhode Island (38-4) was scheduled to play a winners' bracket game Friday at 4:30 p.m. against fourth-seeded Western Connecticut State University. Western scored all four of its runs in the third inning of its 4-3 win over Eastern in Thursday's opening game.

As it did against Western, Eastern watched a 1-0 lead disappear against Rhode Island College. The Anchorwomen, who edged Eastern by scores of 2-1 and 6-4 this past Saturday, scored four unearned runs in the sixth inning Friday on three hits, a walk and infield error. Number 9 hitter Donielle Mattoon drove in the first run witih a two-out single and three runs scored on a bases-loaded single to center by leadoff hitter Amanda Perry.

Eastern freshman leadoff hitter Priscilla Alicea (Stratford) recorded two of Eastern's six hits against complete-game winner Amanda Berard (13-3). Alicea improved her team-high batting average to .432 by doubling and scoring in the fourth to give Eastern a 1-0 lead, and hitting a leadoff home run in the sixth -- her first collegiate home run -- to pull Eastern to within 4-2. Eastern threatened for more runs in the sixth on base knocks by sophomore Katie Dinihanian (Stratford) and freshman pitcher Molly Rathbun (Hebron), but a double play started by Mattoon at short helped Berard escape. A two-out walk in the seventh brought the tying run to the plate, but Berard got an infield pop to Mattoon to end the game.

Rathbun (16-5) gave up seven hits while fanning eight and walking three. Through the first five innings, she limited the Anchorwomen to four hits and struck out six. Rathbun's seventh strikeout of the game made her only the second pitcher in program history to strike out as many as 200 batters in a season. Until Friday, only All-America Kim Durocher had fanned 200 in a season. She struck out 245 as a sophomore in 1986 in leading the Warriors to their fourth  national championship in six years.

In two Little East Conference tournament losses, Eastern collected only one less hit than its opponents and Rathbun allowed only three earned runs and 14 hits (12 singles) for a 1.50 ERA in 14 innings. She struck out 14 and walked seven. Alicea had four of Eastern's 13 tournament hits and scored three of its five runs. Three Eastern errors, however,  led to five unearned runs by Western and Rhode Island.

In the team's three losses to Rhode Island this year, Rathun was 0-2 with a 0.45 ERA, 21 strikeouts and six walks. Alicea was 6-for-9 in those three games with two doubles and a home run and two stolen bases. Dinihanian and junior Kim Church (Farmington) each had three hits and senior Rachel Denny (East Haddam) drove in three runs.

Rhode Island College 4, Eastern Conn. 2

Rhode Island (38-4)           000 004 0 --   4   7   1
Eastern Conn. (25-11)       000 101 0 --   2   6   1

Amanda Berard (13-3) and Kayla Jandreau. Molly Rathbun (16-5) and Nikki Mustin. 2B-Michelle Perrin (R), Priscilla Alicea (E); HR-Alicea (1) (E).

RIC beat Keene State 1-0 for the auto bid to the NCAA Softball Tournament

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2009, 01:23:56 pm »
More D3 tourney bound teams:

IIAC:  Coe  (Central, Wartburg and Luther still in contention for bids)

SLIAC:  Webster:

NCAC:  Hiram   (Denison may have a shot yet).

NESCAC:  Tufts

HCAC:  Defiance  (Transylvania in contention for a bid)

Presidents' Athletic Conference:  Thomas More

NAC:  Husson

CUNYAC:  Staten Island

 

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« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2009, 04:04:04 pm »
More Conference Tournament Winners:

ASC:  UT-Tyler (was given the title on a tie-breaker, game cancelled-unplayable field conditions--ETBU and Louisiana College also have great shots at a bid).

NJAC:  William Paterson (another cancellation--this squad was the highest remaining undefeated seed left standing) (Rowan may get in).

OAC:  Ohio Northern

SUNYAC:  Buffalo State  (Cortland State in contention for a bid)

Washington-MO and U of Rochester also in good position for bids.

NECC, WIAC, NEAC, Skyline, and maybe one or 2 more West Region spots open yet for tournament champs.


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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2009, 08:16:15 pm »
Still more Conference Tournament Champs:

WIAC:  UW-LaCrosse  (UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire, and perhaps UW-Oshkosh in contention for bids)

Skyline:  Farmingdale State:  (highest seed still standing when rain forced cancellation of championship game.)

NEAC:  Keuka

NECC:  Lesley

SCIAC squad in contention for a bid last I checked; Redlands

 

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Re: D 3 softball
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2009, 11:58:38 am »
From NCAA.com D-III Softball:
The Tournament Selections

May 4, 2009



INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Softball Committee has announced the 59 teams that will compete in the Division III Softball Championship.

Seven teams will compete at five first-round sites and eight teams will compete at three first-round sites for a total of eight first-round sites.  All sites will use a double-elimination format.

The seven-team first rounds will be held May 7-10 on the campuses of competing institutions.  The eight-team first rounds will be held May 7-11 on the campuses of competing institutions.  The finals, hosted by Montclair State University, will be held May 15-19 at the Montclair State University Softball Stadium in Montclair, New Jersey.

Thirty-seven conferences received automatic qualification and five independents were selected for the 2009 championship.  The 17 remaining teams were selected on an at-large basis from automatic qualifying conferences and the remaining independent institutions.

The conferences and teams that received automatic qualification were:

Allegheny Mountain CC – Pennsylvania State University Erie, the Behrend College
American Southwest – University of Texas at Tyler
Centennial – Muhlenberg College
CUNYAC – College of Staten Island
CCIW – Illinois Wesleyan University
Colonial States – Neumann College
Commonwealth – Messiah College
Commonwealth Coast – Endicott College
Empire 8 – St. John Fisher College
Freedom – King’s College (Pennsylvania)
Great Northeast – Emerson College
Great South – LaGrange College
Heartland Collegiate – Defiance College
Iowa Intercollegiate – Coe College
Little East – Rhode Island College
MASCAC – Bridgewater State College
Michigan Intercol. – Alma College
Midwest – St. Norbert College
Minnesota Intercol. – University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
NESCAC – Tufts University
NEWMAC – Springfield College
NJAC – William Paterson University of New Jersey
North Atlantic – Husson University
North Coast – Hiram College
North Eastern – Keuka College
Northern Athletics – Concordia University (Wisconsin)
Northwest – Linfield College
OAC – Ohio Northern University
Old Dominion – Lynchburg College
Presidents’ – Thomas More College
Skyline – State University of New York at Farmingdale
SCIAC – University of Redlands
SLIAC – Webster University
Southern Collegiate – DePauw University
SUNYAC – Buffalo State College
USA South – Christopher Newport University
Wisconsin Intercollegiate – University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

SITES: First round at Indianola, Iowa (*Simpson College).
*Indicates host institution
1.   St. Thomas (MN) (39-4)
2.   Central (IA) (36-6)
3.   Washington-St. Louis (24-11)
4.   Wartburg (36-6)
5.   Wis.-La Crosse (34-10)
6.   Luther (33-9)
7.   Gustavus Adolphus (35-7)
8.   Webster (23-16)

First round at Bloomington, Illinois.
1.   Wis.-Whitewater (36-5)
2.  *Illinois Wesleyan (34-4)
3.  Alma (27-11)
4.   Coe (34-10)
5.   Wis.-Eau Claire (27-14)
6.   Concordia (WI) (24-21)
7.   St. Norbert (17-17)
 
First round at Ithaca, New York (*Ithaca College).
1.   Cortland St. (40-6)
2.   Rochester (31-10)
3.   St. John Fisher (30-10)
4.   Buffalo St. (29-2)
5.   Penn St.-Behrend (33-6)
6.   Keuka (23-6)
7.   King’s (PA) (24-12)

First round at Mahwah, New Jersey (*Ramapo College).
1.   Messiah (35-4)
2.   William Paterson (32-7)
3.   Rowan (32-10)
4.   Moravian (34-9)
5.   Eastern Connecticut (25-11)
6.   Farmingdale St. (32-4)
7.   Muhlenberg (19-16)
8. Staten Island (23-12)

First round at Greencastle, Indiana.
1.   Ohio Northern (35-3)
2.  *DePauw (28-7)
3.   Adrian (34-6)
4.   Trine (29-10)
5.   Defiance (29-10)
6.   Thomas More (34-9)
7.   Hiram (26-14)


First round at Beverly, Massachusetts.
1.   Tufts (38-1)
2.   Rhode Island Col. (40-5)
3.  Coast Guard (36-5-1)
4.  *Endicott (37-7)
5.   Emerson (32-9)
6.   Bridgewater St. (28-9)
7.   Springfield (20-22)
8.   Husson (26-14)

First round at Salisbury, Maryland.
1.   Lynchburg (37-6-1)
2. *Salisbury (34-4)
3.   Emory (30-10)
4.   Bridgewater (VA) (33-9)
5.   Chris. Newport (35-7)
6.   LaGrange (25-19)
7.   Neumann (30-10)

First round at Marshall, Texas.
1.   Linfield (36-4)
2.   Louisiana Coll. (36-7)
3.  *East Tex. Baptist (37-7)
4.   Redlands (30-10)
5.   Texas-Tyler (34-8)
6.   Claremont-M-S (28-14)
7.   La Verne (28-18)


The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire won the 2008 NCAA Division III Softball Championship.  After being down 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, the Blugolds defeated the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 4-3 in nine innings with a walk-off home run.