NiJaree Canady threw a one-hitter, and No. 9 Stanford beat No. 7 Washington 1-0 on Sunday to advance to the Women’s College World Series semifinals. Canady won a battle of Pac-12 standouts against Washington’s Ruby Meylan. No earned runs were scored in the game. Canady struck out nine and didn’t allow a walk. Meylan — also a freshman — gave up four hits, struck out five and walked one.
Rylee Holtorf had three hits to help Washington defeat Utah 4-1 in the Women's College World Series. She went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Washington's Lindsay Lopez got the win in relief of starter Ruby Meylan. Lopez allowed just one hit in 3 2/3 shutout innings. Meylan gave up just one run on two hits in 3 1/3 innings. Mariah Lopez went the distance for Utah and allowed four runs in six innings. Kendall Lundberg's RBI double produced the Utes' only run.
Rylie West hit a three-run homer and No. 4 seed Tennessee defeated No. 5 seed Alabama 10-5 in the opening game of the Women's College World Series. Jamison Brockenbrough and Katie Taylor had two hits and Kiki Milloy scored twice for the Lady Vols. Tennessee's Ashley Rogers gave up two runs in four innings to improve to 19-1 this season. Jenna Johnson and Kenleigh Callahan each had two hits and Marlie Giles hit a solo homer for Alabama. The Crimson Tide committed three errors and gave up four unearned runs.
A New Hampshire stadium is being recognized for playing a largely unheralded role in helping racially integrate baseball. Much of the attention has been on Jackie Robinson, who broke the major league color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But a year earlier, Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella and Cy Young award-winning pitcher Don Newcombe helped make the Nashua Dodgers, a minor league affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the first racially integrated baseball team in the United States.
Wake Forest is the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and the Southeastern Conference had a record-tying 10 teams picked to play in regionals. The 64-team tournament opens Friday in 16 regionals. Winners advance to eight best-of-three super regionals. Those winners move on to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The top eight national seeds are assured of hosting super regionals if they win their regionals.
Don Denkinger, a major league umpire for three decades whose blown call in the 1985 World Series overshadowed a three-decade career of excellence, died Friday. He was 86. Denkinger died at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo, Iowa, Denise Hanson, one of his three daughters, said. Denkinger joined the American League staff in 1969. He worked four World Series over three decades in the big leagues but was remembered most for a mistaken call that helped Kansas City win Game 6 of the 1985 World Series against St. Louis.
Sergio Romo will retire as a member of the San Francisco Giants. He helped the franchise win three World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The 2013 All-Star was an integral part of the team's bullpen from 2008 to 2016. He also pitched for the Twins, Athletics, Rays, Dodgers, Mariners, Marlins and Blue Jays. Romo signed a minor league deal with an invite to big-league spring training. He'll officially retire during San Francisco's final exhibition game on March 27 when the Giants host the A's at Oracle Park.
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