Top Nine Performances From Saturday
The Braves put on a massive power show to knock off two solid opponents in slugfests at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, NM.
Bradley set a program single-game record by clubbing five homers to help erase a five-run deficit in the sixth inning to beat Texas State 12-10. The new record lasted only a few hours, though, as the Braves would belt eight more in a 14-6 rout of San Jose State to close the day. Their five homers in the sixth inning vs SJSU also tied an NCAA record, last done by Oklahoma on March 15, 2015.
Junior backstop Kealia Wysocki blasted four homers on the day and drove in 11 runs. Her three round-trippers against the Spartans is the first three-homer game in Bradley history.
The junior was the driving force behind a powerful offensive surge as UT-Arlington had a huge day, upsetting host No. 25 Baylor twice at the Getterman Classic in Waco, TX. UTA knocked off the Bears 5-2 to set up a rematch in the tournament semifinals, where they cruised to a 10-2 win in six innings.
The Mavericks' catcher battered Baylor pitching to the tune of three hits in each game, combining to go 6 for 8 with a double, three RBIs, and three runs scored.
The Aggies had highlights on the field, in the box score and with milestones as they swept two games in the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, TX.
A&M avenged a loss to Liberty yesterday with a 1-0 shutout powered by the first career complete game shutout by junior lefty Payton McBride in the opener, then staged a seventh-inning comeback to win 7-6 game in a wild game vs Rutgers to finish the day.
The win over Rutgers marked No. 1,200 in the coaching career of TAMU Head Coach Jo Evans, making her just the 12th coach in D1 history to reach that milestone.
The senior outfielder claimed her spot as Tulsa's all-time leader in triples as the Golden Hurricane won a pair of games at the Jaguar Classic in Mobile, AL. Hollingsworth went 3 for 5 with both three-baggers in an 8-3 win over host South Alabama after knocking an RBI single earlier in a 4-3 win vs Lipscomb.
With three triples already this season, she is well on her way to breaking Tulsa's single-season record of seven that she established last season.
Alabama's freshman hurler took another big statement as one of the nation's best young arms, as she allowed just an unearned run in a complete game win over host No. 9 Arizona at the Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, AZ. Fouts allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked none as the Crimson Tide moved to 9-0.
The Hokies fantastic start to 2019 rolled on behind tremendous pitching, as VT shut out Detroit-Mercy 13-0 in five innings and host Charleston Southern 4-0 at the Wingate by Wyndham Invitational in Charleston, SC.
Reigning ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week junior Keely Rochard struck out nine and walked one in a no-hitter vs Detroit, then teammate Carrie Eberle blanked the Vikings on two hits in the nightcap.
The prized freshman fired her first career no-hitter as No. 2 UCLA routed Fresno State 8-0 in five innings at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament in Los Angeles, CA. Faraimo walked two and struck out 10 as the Bruins pushed their record to 7-0.
The Shockers pounded out 24 runs in a doubleheader and pushed their winning streak to five at the LA Tech Invitational in Ruston, LA. Sophomore Neleigh Herring had a huge part in the first win, an emphatic 13-3 takedown of previously-undefeated host Louisiana Tech in five innings. The WSU first baseman set new career highs in hits (three), doubles (two) and RBIs (five). She then added an early two-run double to open the scoring in an 11-5 win over Mississippi Valley State.
South Carolina's two-way star got the win in the circle but had an even better day at the plate as the No. 15 Gamecocks pounded Campbell 15-7 at the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, SC.
The junior went 3-for-3 with a double and two homers, including a grand slam, tying the South Carolina record for RBIs in a game with eight. She also tossed 4.2 innings of three-hit ball and allowed just one run to move to 3-1 on the season.