Softball at Illinois State - 4/23

SycEm

The Sycamore Level
Softball has a big conference match-up in Normal at 5pm ET with the Redbirds. Game stats available on GameTracker here

The top 8 teams make the MVC tournament May 8-10 in Carbondale. Here are the current standings:
1. Creighton 14-3, 36-14
2. Drake 11-5, 21-19
3. Illinoiis State 11-6, 21-18
4. Southern Illinois 10-7, 24-19
5. Missouri State 10-8, 23-13
6. Wichita State 10-10, 28-21
7. Indiana State 7-9, 19-22-1
8. Evansville 6-11, 20-18
9. Northern Iowa 3-12, 16-23
10. Bradley 3-14, 11-22

This week's games:
Wednesday - Indiana State at Illinois State; Drake at Creighton

This weekend 3 game series:
Indiana State at Creighton, Northern Iowa at Wichita State, Evansville at Bradley, Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Drake at Illinois State

Final weekend 3 game series:
Indiana State at Evansville, Wichita State at Drake, Missouri State at Creighton, Southern Illinois at Bradley, Illinois State at Northern Iowa

Current MVC RPIs with games played through April 20 from WarrenNolan:
36 Creighton
50 Illinois State
70 Drake
81 Missouri State
83 Wichita State
103 Southern Illinois
104 Evansville
146 Bradley
164 Indiana State
167 Northern Iowa
 

SycEm

The Sycamore Level
Softball falls 10-2 in 6 innings at Illinois State. Early errors led to a hole, then a lack of hitting kept the Sycamores down. Here is Coach Coldren's quote from the Bloomington/Normal paper:
“(Smith) did a very good job of moving the ball around,” Sycamore coach Brenda Coldren said. “We did not make any adjustments offensively. That was our big downfall. We were swinging at the same pitches the third at bat as the first at bat.”
It is now off to Omaha to take on league leading Creighton for a 3 game series. ISU has had some success against the Bluejays of late, splitting a DH with the league champs last year in Terre Haute and taking 2 out of 3 in Omaha the year before. We will certainly need to play better on the road the rest of the season than we have of late.

Current MVC Standings with 6 games to play for everyone. Top 8 make the conference tourney:
1. Crieghton 15-3, 37-14
2. Illinois State 12-6, 22-18
3. Drake 11-6, 22-20
4. Southern Illinois 10-7, 24-21
5. Missouri State 10-8, 23-15
6. Wichita State 10-10, 28-21
7. Indiana State 7-10, 19-23-1
8. Evansville 6-11, 20-18
9. Northern Iowa 3-12, 18-24
10. Bradley 3-14, 11-22

This Weekends Contests: Indiana State at Creighton, Evansville at Bradley, Northern Iowa at Wichita State, Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Drake at Illinois State

Next Weekends Contests: Indiana State at Evansville, Wichita State at Drake, Missouri State at Creighton, Southern Illinois at Bradley, Illinois State at Northern Iowa
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
not that it matters, but here are the weekly SB RPI's from the NCAA, ISU's will plummit with the 2 losses to IUPUI (RPI 260 :()

38 Creighton Missouri Valley 35-13 10-7 13- 4- 0 12-2 0-0
51 Illinois St. Missouri Valley 20-17 6-9 9- 7- 0 5-1 0-0
71 Drake Missouri Valley 21-19 7-11 9- 5- 0 5-3 0-0
82 Wichita St. Missouri Valley 28-21 6-12 8- 3- 0 14-6 0-0
84 Missouri St. Missouri Valley 23-13 7-8 6- 1- 0 10-4 0-0
106 Southern Ill. Missouri Valley 24-19 2-8 10- 4- 0 12-7 0-0
107 Evansville Missouri Valley 20-18 5-11 9- 2- 0 6-5 0-0
132 Bradley Missouri Valley 11-22 6-11 5- 3- 0 0-8 0-0
163 Indiana St. Missouri Valley 19-20-1 2-9 6- 5- 0 11-6 0-0
165 UNI Missouri Valley 16-23 5-10 6- 8- 0 4-5 1-0

thru April 23rd
http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2008WSBrpi3.html
 

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