Game 1: Florida 8, UCF 0
The Florida Gators won their third game in as many days to advance to the 2016 NCAA Super Regionals.
The two-time defending National Champions will head to their ninth Super Regionals appearance and fourth consecutive after beating UFC 8-0 on Sunday afternoon. The game was called via the run rule after the Gators exploded for six runs in the fourth inning. Nicole DeWitt provided the heaviest damage, knocking a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning that wound up being the game winner.
Game 2: Tennessee 10, Ohio State 1
The Vols bounced back to stay alive on Sunday afternoon and thumped the Ohio State Buckeyes 10-1 in five innings.
Tennessee forced the run rule to go into effect like Florida did previously after the offense pounded the Buckeye pitchers. Meghan Gregg levied the boom with a two-run shot in the top of the fifth to extend the Tennessee lead. Lexi Overstreet, meanwhile, finished with four RBI including a bases clearing double in the top of the second.
Tennessee will now play later on in the day as they stay alive and look to make it to the Super Regionals.
Game 3: Florida State 2, South Carolina 1
We have our first SEC team eliminated from the field as the South Carolina Gamecocks failed to qualify for the Super Regionals after suffering a 2-1 loss to Florida State on Sunday afternoon.
Both losses the Gamecocks suffered this weekend were to the Seminoles, who hosted the Tallahassee regional after a very impressive season. This time around, the Gamecocks struggled to get anything going against Meghan King who threw a complete game and struck out three while allowing just one extra base hit all afternoon.
Game 4: Oklahoma State 5, Georgia 3
Although they walked into Sunday with an advantage, UGA will have to play another if they want to make the Super Regionals after their 5-3 loss to Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.
The 'Dawgs got out to a good start and actually outhit Oklahoma State, but they would not fall in the winning side of things despite not allowing a single extra-base hit. A couple of sacrifice bunts put Oklahoma State in position to take the lead in the second inning, and so they did after Vanessa Shippy hit a single driving in Dre McKee.
Runs would later be tacked on after bunt singles to bring in Shippy and Maddi Holcomb. Those would provide the difference in the game as Georgia could not get past the two run differential between the two teams.
They will be meeting again shortly to determine who goes to the Super Regionals.
Game 5: Kentucky 4, Utah 0
It'll be all or nothing in Lexington for Kentucky Softball as the Wildcats picked up a 4-0 win over Utah on Sunday afternoon.
The 'Cats forced a winner take all matchup with the help of Meagan Prince who threw 5.1 innings of shutout ball. She allowed six hits, struck out two, issued two walks and did not allow a single extra base hit for the Utes all day. Kelsey Nunley finished the job with a clean 1.2 innings pitched with a strikeout and walk.
Abbey Cheek picked up the big blow in the ball game with a 2-run homer in the top of the third. Intriguingly, all four runs Kentucky scored were unearned after a few Ute mishaps in the field.
Game 6: LSU 2, Arizona State 0
Sahvanna Jaquish scored both Tiger runs Sunday afternoon to help lift LSU to their fifth appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals.
The Tigers finished a perfect slate in the Baton Rouge regional to make it to the Supers, and were aided by the work of Jaquish as well as Allie Walljasper who had a strong outing on the mound.
Walljasper pitched 5.1 innings Sunday and allowed just three hits, no runs, four strikeouts and one walk against the 20 batters she faced. Carley Hoover polished the victory after 1.2 clean innings allowing just one hit and threw a strikeout.
Game 7: Auburn 14, Jacksonville State 2
Tiffany Howard's grand slam as well as a hoard of other offensive outbursts helped Auburn clinch their second straight appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals.
The Tigers thumped Jacksonville State 14-2 in five innings as Auburn's offense jumped all over their opponents from the jump, scoring four runs in the first and then six in the third. Six different Auburn batters drove in at least one run including Howard, Kasey Cooper and Emily Carosone.
Game 8: Alabama 8, California 0
The Crimson Tide have clinched their 12th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals after an impressive 8-0 victory over the California Golden Bears.
The Tide beat the Golden Bears for the second time in as many days after winning 3-1 on Saturday. This time around it was slightly less competitive as the Tide trounced Cal, scoring six runs in the first two innings.
Haylie McCleney had two doubles while Peyton Grantham and Leona Lafaele each hit homers Sunday afternoon. Alexis Osorio had yet another outstanding outing as she threw seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings while allowing just three hits and issued only two walks. Madi Moore sealed it for Alabama after getting the final out of the ball game.
Game 9: Arizona 4, Tennessee 3
The Vols' journey to try and make the WCWS for the second year in a row came to a screeching halt.
The Arizona Wildcats took down the Vols for the second time this weekend to eliminate them from the NCAA Softball Tournament.
Lexi Overstreet gave Vols fans hope after putting a three-run homer on the board in the top of the fourth inning that gave them a 3-1 lead. In the ensuing inning however Arizona would retake the lead after two runs were plated following an error. A sacrifice groundout and flyout did the damage and then in extras, Arizona walked it off with a single by Tamara Statman.
Game 10: Georgia 6, Oklahoma State 0
The Bulldogs became the sixth team to from the SEC to gain entry into the NCAA Super Regionals.
The 6-0 win for the Dawgs capped off a great performance in the Athens Regional in which they lost only once to Oklahoma State earlier in the day and dominated elsewhere. The Bulldogs earn their ninth appearance in the Supers as a result of the win and will try to make the WCWS for the first time since 2010.
Chelsea Wilkinson got the win with a complete game shutout of Oklahoma State. Wilkinson struck out nine and issued no walks and just four hits on the day. Tina Iosefa got on the UGA on the board with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and then hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Game 11: Oklahoma 3, Ole Miss 0
Ole Miss' dream season ended Sunday afternoon with their 3-0 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners. The loss marked the second time that the Rebels lost to the Sooners this weekend in Norman as OU will now headed to the Super Regionals.
Kelsey Arnold and Erin Miller drove in the three runs for OU as the senior outfielder Miller put two on the board on Sunday with two singles in the top of the fifth and seventh innings. Paige Parker, meanwhile, was dominant on the mound fanning nine Ole Miss batters while issuing just four hits and one walk.
Game 12: Louisiana Lafayette 9, Texas A&M 8
Texas A&M's bid for the Super Regionals was denied Sunday night as Louisiana Lafayette held serve at their home dojo and won 9-8 in extras to send A&M back to College Station.
A back and forth affair between the two clubs kept things entertaining throughout the nine innings that were played. Louisiana Lafayette scored four in the third to make it 5-2 and A&M would respond with a four-run inning of their own in the bottom of the 4th to tie it at 6-6. Then in the bottom of the fifth, Samantha Show hit a leadoff bomb that gave the Aggies the lead, and after scoring another made it 8-6. But the Ragin' Cajuns would make it 8-8 in the top of the seventh inning after a two-run home run by DJ Sanders.
In the top of the ninth, Aleah Craighton's solo homer would be what did Texas A&M in as they would go on to fail to score in the bottom frame, officially ending their season after a wild weekend that included a win over Texas that sent their rivals from Austin home.