Alan Reifman (Alan)

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Alan's College Softball Blog

Summarizes major developments in NCAA Division I women's softball, with a focus on the Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, and SEC. My frequency of posting accelerates as the season progresses, from primarily on weekends during the season to live-blogging during the post-season as I watch games on TV.

Pitcher Gretchen Aucoin Transfers from Texas Tech to Tennessee
Here's an article about pitcher Gretchen Aucoin transferring from Texas Tech to Tennessee in the aftermath of the Red Raiders' coaching change. As the article notes, "Aucoin should be able to contribute immediately in Knoxville, as Tennessee’s top p...[Read on]
2014 WCWS Sunday Observations #NCAAsoftball
As seen in the chart below, we're down to four teams. Florida and Baylor (both in red) have been paired up for the day, as have Alabama and Oregon (both in green).Florida currently leads Baylor 6-3 after five-and-one-half innings (and it could have been w...[Read on]
2014 WCWS Survival Saturday #NCAAsoftball
All games today will eliminate someone, so I've got my handy chart ready below...Barring a major rally, Florida State will be the first team to be eliminated, as the Seminoles trail Baylor 7-2 in the bottom (FSU) half of the sixth. The Seminoles get runne...[Read on]
2014 WCWS Friday Observations #NCAASoftball
A solo shot by Bailey Castro in the top of the second inning has given Florida a 1-0 lead over Oregon... It's now 4-zip Florida, as the Ducks bat in the bottom of the third... That's how it ends: Florida 4, Oregon 0. The Gators have won seven games so far...[Read on]
2014 WCWS Underway #NCAAsoftball
In the opening game, Florida has taken a 4-0 lead over Baylor and Bears pitcher Whitney Canion, as the Gators bat in the bottom of the fourth... A one-out Florida double in the fourth chases Canion... Gators add another, making it 5-0 after four... ...[Read on]
Hays Previews 2014 WCWS #NCAAsoftball
ESPN.com's Graham Hays previews Thursday's four opening-day match-ups of the Women's College World Series. The article is available here. ...[Read on]
2014 Super-Regionals Sunday Update #NCAAsoftball14
Here is where things stand today. Four teams (Alabama, Baylor, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Florida State) have clinched slots in the Women's College World Series. The other four slots are at stake today (see chart below). Washington has evened up its seri...[Read on]
2014 Super-Regionals Friday Update #ncaasoftball
The chart below summarizes where things stand in all of the super-regional series after Friday's busy day.Alabama notched its second straight one-run victory over Nebraska -- today by a score of 2-1 -- to advance to the Women's College World Series.A day ...[Read on]
2014 NCAA Regionals -- Who's Advanced, Who's Still Alive, Who's Been Eliminated #NCAASoftball
The following table shows the status of each regional. The "2-0" and "2-1" column headings reflect teams' records entering Sunday's play. Teams in bold (with game-article links if available) have advanced to the super-regionals.Region2-02-1EliminatedElimi...[Read on]
Saturday (5/17/14) Regional Observations #NCAASoftball
Most of the seeded teams are doing well, but one has lost and two four others have squeaked by...No. 4 Georgia has fallen to NC State, 5-4.No. 6 Louisiana-Lafayette needed a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Texas, 3-2.No. 7 Oklahoma put a...[Read on]