This Week in Pac-12 Softball

By the Pac-12 Conference

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The Pac-12 advanced three teams to the Super Regional competition after tallying an overall record of 18-10 in Regional competition. Arizona State, Oregon and Washington all advance to Super Regional competition after going a perfect 3-0 in Regional play. All the Super Regional games will be shown on the ESPN family of networks. The Ducks and the Sun Devils will host, while the Huskies will travel to Columbia, Missouri. Play starts on Saturday May 25 with each Super Regional being conducted in a best of three series.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Super Regional
Eugene, Oregon
#3 Oregon vs. #14 Nebraska
Game 1: Saturday May 25 at 5 p.m. PT
On ESPNU
Game 2: Sunday May 26 at noon PT
On ESPNU
Game 3 (if necessary) Sunday May 26 at 3 p.m. PT
On ESPNU

Columbia, Missouri
#11 Washington vs.#6  Missouri
Game 1: Thursday May 23 at 8 p.m. CT
On ESPN
Game 2: Friday May 24 at 5 p.m. CT
On ESPNU
Game 3: (if necessary) Friday May 24 at 8 p.m. CT
On ESPN

Tempe, Arizona
#5 Arizona State vs #12 Kentucky
Game 1: Saturday May 25 at 7 p.m. PT
On ESPN2
Game 2: Sunday May 26 at 2 p.m. PT
On ESPN
Game 3: (if necessary) Sunday May 26 at 5 p.m. PT
On ESPN2

All game times local to site and subject to change.
Seedings listed from NCAA Bracket
 

RECENT RESULTS

College Station Regional (College Station, Texas)
Arizona vs. Baylor - Baylor; 7-0
Arizona vs. Penn - Arizona; 3-2
Arizona vs. Baylor - Baylor 8-4

Ann Arbor Regional (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
California vs. Central Michigan - California; 8-1
California vs. #8 Michigan - Michigan; 5-0
California vs. Vaparaiso - California; 6-0
California vs. #8 Michigan - Michigan; 3-1

Tempe Regional (Tempe, Ariz.)
#5 Arizona State vs. San Jose State - ASU; 5-2
#5 Arizona State vs. Georgia - ASU; 2-0
#5 Arizona State vs. Georgia - ASU; 2-0

Eugene Regional (Eugene, Ore.)
#3 Oregon vs. BYU - Oregon; 5-2
#3 Oregon vs. North Carolina - Oregon; 3-0
#3 Oregon vs. Wisconsin - Oregon; 3-0

Lincoln Regional (Lincoln, Neb.)
Stanford vs. Tulsa - Stanford; 4-2
Stanford vs. #14 Nebraska - Nebraska; 7-1
Stanford vs. UNI - Stanford 4-1
Stanford vs. #14 Nebraska - Nebraska; 10-5

Seattle Regional (Seattle, Wash.)
#11 Washigton vs. Portland State - Washington; 2-1
#11 Washington vs. Hawaii - Washington; 2-0
#11 Washington vs. Hawaii - Washington; 8-0

Columbia Regional (Columbia, Mo.)
Oregon State vs. Hofstra - Hofstra; 2-0
Oregon State vs. Stony Brook - OSU; 6-0
Oregon State vs. Hofstra - Hofstra; 8-4

Louisville Regional (Louisville, Ky.)
UCLA vs. UAB - UAB; 6-3
UCLA vs. IPFW - UCLA; 8-0
UCLA vs. #15 Louisville - UCLA; 19-2
UCLA vs. UAB - UCLA 4-1
UCLA vs. UAB - UAB 3-2

REGIONAL REVIEW

ARIZONA
• The Wildcats fell in the Regional opener by a score of 7-0 to Baylor. Arizona allowed four runs in the first inning alone and only managed to get six hits in the contest.
• Arizona was not ready to go home as they fought back in a 3-2, eight inning win against Penn the following day. Hallie Wilson saved the day as they were down to their final out in the bottom of the seventh inning trailing by a run. Wilson hit a single to bring in Mandie Perez and send the game to extra innings.
• UA fell in the second game of the day again to Baylor by a score of 8-4.
•This year marks the first time that Arizona has failed to make it out of regionals since 2004
• The Cats' 33 wins on the season mark the fewest since winning 27 games in 1986 while its 26 losses are the most in program history.

ARIZONA STATE
• It took ASU the minimum three games to be able to advance to the Super Regionals. ASU topped San Jose State (5-2) and Georgia (2-0, 2-0) twice.
• Dallas Escobedo threw the first no-hitter in post season play in ASU history in the Regional opener. She had five strikeouts in a complete game effort, giving up three walks and one hit-by-pitch while allowing zero earned runs for her second career no-hitter.
• Amber Freeman and Haley Steele both hit home runs during Regional play with Freeman going deep twice.
• ASU has now won nine straight postseason openers dating back to 2005 and advanced to the Super Regionals the past eight consecutive years.

CALIFORNIA
• The Golden Bears came out swinging in the Regional opener matching a team season-high of four home runs in a game.  Danielle Henderson accounted for two while Victoria Jones and Lindsey Ziegenhirt both hit one apiece.
• Jolene Henderson threw her fourth career no-hitter to keep the Bears alive in Regional play with a 6-0 win over Valparaiso.
• Cheyenne Cordes hit her 10th home run of the season but it wasn't enough to help Cal top Michigan as they fell 3-1 in the Regional final.
• This is just the second time in nine season that Cal has failed to advance to Super Regionals.

OREGON
• Jessica Moore pitched the Ducks to a 5-2 win Thursday over BYU and earning her 100th career victory in a 3-0 win Friday over North Carolina to advance Oregon to their fourth consecutive NCAA Regional final.
• Alexa Peterson hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the Regional opener to get the Ducks rolling. The homers continued in the Regional final with two of the Ducks' three hits in the game being home runs. Samantha Pappas hit a solo homer in the second inning with Janelle Lindvall hitting a two-out homer in the seventh.

OREGON STATE
• A pitcher's duel fell the wrong way for OSU in the Regional opener as the Beavers fell to a score of 2-0.
• With two outs on the board the Beavers broke open the game against Stony Brook scoring five runs in the fourth inning. Desiree Beltran was the first to score for Oregon State as she hit her eighth homer of the season in the second inning to put the Beavers on the board.
• The final game of the OSU season came down to the 10-inning battle but fell to the way of Hofstra by a final score of 8-4

STANFORD
• More heavy hitting by Pac-12 teams as Jessica Plaza and Kayla Bonstrom led Stanford to a victory in Game 1 with a pair of two-run homeruns. Teagan Gerhart earned her 100th career victory in the circle with the 4-2 win over Tulsa.
• Gerhart led the Cardinal to its third straight Regional final pitching in the win over UNI after the Cardinal had fallen the game prior to Nebraska.
• Facing Nebraska and fighting over an hour and 40 minutes of weather delays, the Cardinal season came to an end with a 10-5 loss in the Regional finale.

UCLA
• UCLA fell in their first game of Regional play despite a homer from B.B. Bates in the Bruins' first at bat. Bates' homer marked her 25th of the season, the second highest single season total in UCLA history.
• The Bruins would not be sent home easily as they turned their luck around going 2-0 in elimination games on Saturday topping IPFW 8-0 and thumping 15-seeded Louisville 19-2. The 19 runs by the Bruins are a school postseason record for one game, breaking the mark of 16 set against Florida at the 2010 WCWS.The game was broken open in the second inning as UCLA scored nine to make it 12-0.
• Mysha Sataraka hit a homer to right-center to expand the lead to 3-0, while Carda hit a bomb to left in the third. Not to be outdone Allexis Bennett hit her first collegiate homer run to make the score 18-0.
• UCLA topped UAB 4-1 on Sunday to force the if-necessary game in the Regional final. Luck would turn for the Bruins after 13 innings and four hours and 26 minutes of softball. UAB topped UCLA 3-2 in the Regional final to advance. Bates had five hits on the game and Ally Carda tossed a career high 11 1/3 innings.

WASHINGTON
• In a tight victory, the Huskies pulled out a 2-1 win over Portland State in the Regional opener. Bryana Walker set a new career-high with 13 strikeouts in the game, fanning six of the first nine.
• Earning their 40th win of the season for the first time since 2010, UW topped Hawaii in Game 2 by a score of 2-0. Pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby allowed just two hits and struck out nine in the game.
• Bryana Walker threw her second career no-hitter in an 8-0 win in five innings over Hawaii to send the Huskies to the Super Regionals. It is the eighth-straight appearance for Washington. Kaitlin Inglesby helped on the offensive side of the ball with a two-run home run to center field in the third. Whitney Jones followed suit with a homer of her own over the right field wall bringing in three runs.

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