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D1Softball’s 2020 Memorable Moment Madness Tournament – South Region

Memorable Moment Madness

The inaugural D1Softball Memorable Moment Madness is underway and below is the South Bracket! The staff at D1Softball selected 64 of the best moments from the 2020 season, seeded them, and divided them up into 4 areas/16 regions. When voting, remember that these are not rankings of the bests teams but rather the best moments. There are four (4) ways to vote on your favorite moment from the 2020 season:

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Memorable Moment Madness SOUTH - Austin Region Bracket

#1: No. 3 Texas beats No. 1 UCLA & No. 2 Washington at the Judi Garman Classic.

Talk about a Texas two-step. All the No. 3 Longhorns did to start their Southern California swing was beat No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Washington in back-to-back days. After handing the Bruins their first loss on Thursday in a non-conference game, Texas beat UW 8-6 at the Judi Garman Classic. The Longhorns used three pitchers in victory over UW, with Courtney Day picking up her fourth win of the season. Lauren Burke was 3-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored and three RBIs.

#16: Alabama’s KB Sides tallied 7 hits & a .778 batting average in the weekend series against then-No. 20 Arkansas.

 

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KB Sides led the team with seven hits and a .778 batting average in the weekend series against then-No. 20 Arkansas. She had three multi-hit performances, including a career-best three hits in the series opener, and scored a season-best three runs in game two against the Razorbacks. She is now tied for the team lead with eight multi-hit games this season.

South Region - #1 Texas vs #16 Alabama

  • No. 3 Texas beats No. 1 UCLA & No. 2 Washington at the Judi Garman Classic. (75%, 60 Votes)
  • Alabama's KB Sides tallied 7 hits & a .778 batting average in the weekend series against then-No. 20 Arkansas. (25%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 80

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#8: Alabama’s Lexi Kilfoyl pitched a one-hit shutout to beat then #1 Washington 8-0.

Alabama Freshman Lexi Kilfoyl pitched a one-hit shutout to beat then #1 Washington 8-0 at the St. Pete Clearwater Invitational. Kilfoyl struck out six, picking up her second win of the season.

#9: UAB’s Sierra Frazier batted .563 on the weekend with 9 hits, 3 HRs, 4 doubles, 4 walks & 9 RBIs over 5 games.

The sophomore batted .563 on the weekend with nine hits, three home runs, four doubles, four walks and nine RBI over five games. Frazier’s weekend was highlighted by a 3-for-4, two home run, four RBI showing against No. 1 Washington as she helped the Blazers erase a 6-0 deficit against the Huskies.

South Region - #8 Alabama vs #9 UAB

  • UAB's Sierra Frazier batted .563 on the weekend with 9 hits, 3 HRs, 4 doubles, 4 walks & 9 RBIs over 5 games. (59%, 54 Votes)
  • Alabama's Lexi Kilfoyl pitched a one-hit shutout to beat then #1 Washington 8-0. (41%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

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Memorable Moment Madness SOUTH - Stillwater Region Bracket

#2: Oklahoma State’s Carrie Eberle threw her first career no-hitter to lead the Cowgirls to a 3-0 vs. UAB

Oklahoma State senior Carrie Eberle threw her first career no-hitter to lead the Cowgirls to a 3-0 victory over host UAB at the Blazer Classic. The right-hander had five strikeouts and one walk to extend her streak without giving up an earned run to 33 straight innings. The 2019 ACC Pitcher of the Year while at Virginia Tech, Eberle is coming off her first Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honor.

#15: Houston’s Rock Benavides diving catch in short left field helps the Cougars win 6-1.

 

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Houston’s Rock Benavides diving catch in short left field against Fordham. The Cougars picked up 6-1 win over the Rams going 4-1 on opening weekend at the Houston Invitational.

South Region - #2 Oklahoma State vs. #15 Houston

  • Oklahoma State's Carrie Eberle threw her first career no-hitter to lead the Cowgirls to a 3-0 vs. UAB (67%, 62 Votes)
  • Houston's Rock Benavides diving catch in short left field helps the Cougars win 6-1. (33%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 92

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#7: Georgina Corrick tied the USF single-game strikeouts record with 18 as the Bulls beat Wisconsin 2-1.

Georgina Corrick tied the USF single-game strikeout record with 18 as the Bulls beat Wisconsin 2-1 on a walk-off single by Megan Pierro in the bottom of the eighth inning. Corrick gave up seven hits and no earned runs while walking two.

#10: Texas’s Miranda Elish batted .818 (9 for 11) with 4 HRs, 3 doubles, & 17 RBIs and also went 2-0 in the circle with 18 Ks at the Texas Classic.

Miranda Elish batted .818 (9 for 11) with four home runs – including a grand slam – three doubles and 17 RBIs in six games at the Texas Classic in Austin. The senior also went 2-0 in the circle with a 1.40 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 10 innings.

South Region - #7 USF vs #10 Texas

  • Texas's Miranda Elish batted .818 (9 for 11) with 4 HRs, 3 doubles, & 17 RBIs and also went 2-0 in the circle with 18 Ks (60%, 55 Votes)
  • Georgina Corrick tied the USF single-game strikeouts record with 18 as the Bulls beat Wisconsin 2-1. (40%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

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Memorable Moment Madness SOUTH - Denton Region Bracket

#3 North Texas’s Hope Trautwein fans a C-USA record 21 batters in one game.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi batters had absolutely no hope against University of North Texas pitcher Hope Trautwein. The junior right-hander struck out a record 21 batters in a 3-0 victory over the Islanders in eight innings. Trautwein’s 21 strikeouts was a single-game Conference USA record. The prodigious total boosted Trautwein’s career strikeout total to over 400, becoming the third Mean Green pitcher to reach the milestone.

#14 Taylor Medina hit a grand slam as the UTSA defeated Kansas, 8- 7. Makenzie Carpenter picks up the win in the circle for Roadrunners.

Taylor Medina knocks it out of the park for UTSA with a grand slam as the Roadrunners to defeat Kansas, 8- 7. Makenzie Carpenter picks up the win in the circle for Roadrunners.

South Region - #3 North Texas vs #14 UT-San Antonio

  • North Texas's Hope Trautwein fans a C-USA record 21 batters in one game. (77%, 67 Votes)
  • Taylor Medina hit a grand slam as the UTSA defeated Kansas, 8- 7. Makenzie Carpenter picks up the win in the circle for Roadrunners. (23%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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#6 Oklahoma secured a win vs. No. 3 Arizona in extra innings in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,006.

Oklahoma bounced back with a victory over No. 3 Arizona in extra innings. Mariah Lopez (6-1) suffered her first loss of the season against her former team. The Sooners scored two runs on a fielding error in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Wildcats in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,006.

#11 Alysen Febrey had 4 RBIs on 2 hits in ONE inning as No. 11 Oklahoma State beat No. 20 Utah

Oklahoma State senior Alysen Febrey had four RBIs on two hits in one big inning as the No. 11 Cowgirls beat No. 20 Utah 11-2 in six innings at the Mizuno Classic. Febrey launched a two-run home run in the fourth inning to tie the game 2-2, and drove in two more runs with a double as OSU batted around. The Cowgirls scored nine runs in the fourth to take control.

South Region - #6 Oklahoma vs #11 Oklahoma State

  • Oklahoma secured a win vs. No. 3 Arizona in extra innings in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,006. (62%, 46 Votes)
  • Alysen Febrey had 4 RBIs on 2 hits in ONE inning as No. 11 Oklahoma State beat No. 20 Utah (38%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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Memorable Moment Madness SOUTH - Baton Rouge Region Bracket

#4 LSU’s Maribeth Gorsuch threw the first 7-inning perfect game in program history.


A perfect game in Baton Rouge. LSU senior Maribeth Gorsuch threw the first seven-inning perfect game in LSU program history. Gorsuch faced 21 batters, threw 21 first-pitch strikes, and struck out a career-high 16 batters.

#13 The Ragin’ Cajuns extend their Sun Belt Conference series win streak to 56 straight.

The Ragin’ Cajuns beat Coastal Carolina in their final two games of the series to extend their Sun Belt Conference series win streak to 56 straight. Louisiana has not dropped a conference series since 2013.

South Region - #4 LSU vs #13 Louisiana

  • LSU's Maribeth Gorsuch threw the first 7-inning perfect game in program history. (55%, 54 Votes)
  • The Ragin' Cajuns extend their Sun Belt Conference series win streak to 56 straight. (45%, 44 Votes)

Total Voters: 98

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#5 Annie Willis throws the 22nd no-hitter in Mississippi State history while striking out a school-record 19 batters.

Mississippi State junior Annie Willis flummoxed batters all weekend. The reigning SEC co-Pitcher of the Week struck out 12 batters in 6.2 IP on Sunday as MSU captured its fourth tournament title of the regular season with a 2-0 win over Southeast Missouri at Nusz Park. On Friday, Willis threw the 22nd no-hitter in program history while striking out a school-record 19 batters in a victory over Mississippi Valley State.

#12 LSU Freshman Taylor Pleasants hits a walk-off home run to beat Oklahoma State for the second time that weekend.

In the bottom of the seventh inning with one out, LSU freshman Taylor Pleasants hit her first career walk-off home run over the left-center wall to give the Tigers the 3-2 win. It was LSU’s second win over Oklahoma State that weekend.

South Region - #5 Mississippi State vs #12 LSU

  • Annie Willis throws the 22nd no-hitter in Mississippi State history while striking out a school-record 19 batters. (68%, 69 Votes)
  • Freshman Taylor Pleasants hits a walk-off home run to beat Oklahoma State for the second time that weekend. (32%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 102

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