2007 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament

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2007 NCAA Division I
Softball Tournament
Teams8
Finals site
ChampionsArizona (8th title)
Runner-upTennessee (3rd WCWS Appearance)
Winning coachMike Candrea (8th title)
MOPTaryne Mowatt,, Arizona

The 2007 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament was held from May 17 through June 4, 2007. 64 NCAA Division I college softball teams met after having played their way through a regular season, and for some, a conference tournament, to play in the NCAA Tournament. The tournament culminated with eight teams playing in the Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

National Seeds[edit]

Bold indicates WCWS participant.

Regionals & Super Regionals[edit]

Bold indicates winner. "*" indicates host.

Tucson Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1 Arizona 9  
Howard 0  
  Mississippi State 0  
  1 Arizona 8  
Mississippi State 7
Pacific 1  
  1 Arizona 7 X  
Tucson Regional
  Pacific 0 X  
Howard 0  
Pacific 13  
  Mississippi State 10
  Pacific 12  
  1 Arizona 11 2 X
  Cal State Fullerton 6 1 X
16 Virginia Tech 5  
Canisius 0  
  16 Virginia Tech 1
  Ohio State 2  
Cal State Fullerton 1
Ohio State 2  
  Ohio State 5 3
Columbus Regional
  Cal State Fullerton 6 10  
Cal State Fullerton 8  
Canisius 0  
  16 Virginia Tech 0
  Cal State Fullerton 1  

Waco Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
9 Michigan 3  
Eastern Michigan 0  
  Louisville 3  
  9 Michigan 6  
Oregon State 0
Louisville 8  
  9 Michigan 7 X  
Ann Arbor Regional
  Oregon State 0 X  
Oregon State 6  
Eastern Michigan 1  
  Louisville 4
  Oregon State 11  
  9 Michigan 0 3 0
  8 Baylor 9 0 4
8 Baylor 8  
Albany 2  
  8 Baylor 7
  Hofstra 2  
Harvard 2
Hofstra 3  
  8 Baylor 10 X
Hempstead Regional
  Albany 0 X  
Albany 1  
Harvard 0  
  Hofstra 2
  Albany 4  

Knoxville Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
5 Tennessee 8  
Furman 0  
  5 Tennessee 2  
  North Carolina 0  
North Carolina 4
Winthrop 3  
  5 Tennessee 7 X  
Knoxville Regional
  Winthrop 0 X  
Winthrop 11  
Furman 1  
  North Carolina 3
  Winthrop 6  
  5 Tennessee 9 6 7
  Hawaii 0 9 1
12 UCLA 6  
Loyola Marymount 3  
  12 UCLA 1
  Hawaii 3  
UC Santa Barbara 0
Hawaii 2  
  Hawaii 9 X
Los Angeles Regional
  Loyola Marymount 0 X  
UC Santa Barbara 3  
Loyola Marymount 5  
  12 UCLA 2
  Loyola Marymount 4  

College Station Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
13 Florida 7  
Stetson 0  
  13 Florida 8  
  Georgia Tech 0  
Texas 2
Georgia Tech 3  
  13 Florida 3 X  
Gainesville Regional
  Texas 0 X  
Texas 2  
Stetson 0  
  Georgia Tech 2
  Texas 4  
  13 Florida 0 3 0
  4 Texas A&M 2 2 2
Houston 4  
Louisiana–Lafayette 3  
  Houston 8
  4 Texas A&M 1  
Sam Houston State 5
4 Texas A&M 9  
  Houston 2 0
College Station Regional
  4 Texas A&M 13 5  
Sam Houston State 2  
Louisiana–Lafayette 1  
  4 Texas A&M 11
  Sam Houston State 0  

Norman Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
3 Oklahoma 5  
Colgate 2  
  3 Oklahoma 2  
  UMass 0  
Long Island 3
UMass 4  
  3 Oklahoma 6 X  
Amherst Regional
  UMass 3 X  
Long Island 5  
Colgate 1  
  UMass 7
  Long Island 3  
  3 Oklahoma 0 2 X
  14 DePaul 3 7 X
Missouri 8  
Southern Illinois 0  
  Missouri 0
  14 DePaul 2  
Mississippi Valley State 0
14 DePaul 10  
  14 DePaul 3 X
Carbondale Regional
  Missouri 0 X  
Mississippi Valley State 0  
Southern Illinois 7  
  Missouri 7
  Southern Illinois 4  

Seattle Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
11 Alabama 2  
Tennessee Tech 4  
  California 1  
  Tennessee Tech 3  
California 13
Florida State 6  
  Tennessee Tech 10 2  
Tuscaloosa Regional
  11 Alabama 19 7  
11 Alabama 6  
Florida State 3  
  California 1
  11 Alabama 13  
  11 Alabama 3 5 X
  6 Washington 4 7 X
Nebraska 2  
Georgia 3  
  6 Washington 8
  Georgia 0  
Creighton 1
6 Washington 5  
  6 Washington 1 1
Lincoln Regional
  Georgia 2 0  
Nebraska 1  
Creighton 2  
  Georgia 3
  Creighton 0  

Tempe Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
7 Arizona State 2  
Southern Utah 1  
  7 Arizona State 7  
  BYU 1  
BYU 9
Cal Poly 0  
  7 Arizona State 6 X  
Provo Regional
  BYU 3 X  
Southern Utah 9  
Cal Poly 4  
  Southern Utah 5
  BYU 10  
  10 LSU 0 4 X
  7 Arizona State 1 7 X
Stanford 0  
Fresno State 2  
  10 LSU 1
  Fresno State 0  
Cal State Northridge 2
10 LSU 3  
  10 LSU 11 X
Palo Alto Regional
  Stanford 5 X  
Stanford 3  
Cal State Northridge 0  
  Fresno State 0
  Stanford 1  

Evanston Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Second Round Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
15 NC State 2  
South Carolina 5  
  Oregon 8  
  South Carolina 4  
Penn State 0
Oregon 4  
  Oregon 0 3  
Columbia Regional
  South Carolina 2 4  
15 NC State 1  
Penn State 0  
  South Carolina 4
  15 NC State 3  
  South Carolina 1 0 X
  2 Northwestern 6 3 X
Illinois State 2  
Notre Dame 1  
  Illinois State 2
  2 Northwestern 5  
Wright State 1
2 Northwestern 4  
  2 Northwestern 4 X
Evanston Regional
  Illinois State 1 X  
Wright State 0  
Notre Dame 3  
  Illinois State 3
  Notre Dame 1  

Automatic Bids[edit]

Conference champions from 29 Division I conferences earned automatic bids to regionals. The remaining 35 spots were awarded to schools as at-large invitees.

School Conference
Albany America East
Virginia Tech ACC
Stetson Atlantic Sun
Massachusetts A-10
Notre Dame Big East
Winthrop Big South
Ohio St. Big Ten
Oklahoma Big 12
Cal Poly Big West
Hofstra CAA
Houston Conference USA
Wright State Horizon League
Harvard Ivy League
Canisius MAAC
Eastern Michigan MAC
Southern Utah Mid-Con
Howard MEAC
Creighton Missouri Valley
BYU MWC
Long Island NEC
Tennessee Tech OVC
Loyola Marymount PCSC
Arizona Pac-10
Colgate Patriot League
LSU SEC
Furman SoCon
Sam Houston Southland
Mississippi Valley SWAC
Fresno State WAC

Women's College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach WCWS Appearances†
(including 2007 WCWS)
WCWS Best Finish† WCWS W-L Record†
Arizona Pac-10 44–12–1 (15–9) Mike Candrea 19
(last: 2006)
1st
(1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006)
51–23
Arizona State Pac-10 54–15 (13–8) Clint Myers 6
(last: 2006)
3rd
(1982)
5–10
Baylor Big 12 50–14 (14–3) Glenn Moore 1 0–0
DePaul Big East 46–11 (20–0) Eugene Lenti 4
(last: 2005)
3rd
(1999)
2–6
Northwestern Big Ten 50–11 (15–3) Kate Drohan 5
(last: 2006)
2nd
(2006)
12–9
Tennessee SEC 59–6 (23–4) Ralph Weekly
Karen Weekly
3
(last: 2006)
3rd
(2005, 2006)
6–4
Texas A&M Big 12 46–12 (12–6) Jo Evans 6
(last: 1988)
1st
(1983, 1987)
18–8
Washington Pac-10 40–17 (12–9) Heather Tarr 8
(last: 2004)
2nd
(1996, 1999)
13–12

† Excludes results of the pre-NCAA Women's College World Series of 1969 through 1981.

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • Washington's Danielle Lawrie and Tennessee's Monica Abbott each pitched no-hitters on the first day of the tournament, although Lawrie allowed a run. This is the first time a no-hitter has been accomplished since the 2003 Women's College World Series and only the third time in the NCAA era of the WCWS that two pitchers had no-hitters on the same day.
  • This was the first time that UCLA did not advance to the WCWS in its NCAA era.
  • Only one game in the entire tournament ended with the losing team scoring more than one run, an NCAA record for offensive futility.

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1 Arizona 29  
8 Baylor 1  
  1 Arizona 0  
  5 Tennessee 1  
4 Texas A&M 0
5 Tennessee 2  
  5 Tennessee 3  
  2 Northwestern 0  
8 Baylor 7  
4 Texas A&M 4  
  8 Baylor 0
  2 Northwestern 7  
  5 Tennessee 3 0 0
  1 Arizona 0 110 5
14 DePaul 1  
6 Washington 3  
  6 Washington 95
  2 Northwestern 0  
2 Northwestern 2
7 Arizona State 0  
  6 Washington 0 1
  1 Arizona 2 8  
7 Arizona State 1  
14 DePaul 3  
  14 DePaul 0
  1 Arizona 3  

Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
5/31/2007 Game 1 Washington 3 – 1 DePaul
Game 2 Northwestern 2 – 0 Arizona State
Game 3 Tennessee 2 – 0 Texas A&M
Game 4 Arizona 2 – 1 Baylor 9 inn.
6/1/2007 Game 5 Washington 9 – 0 Northwestern 5 inn.
Game 6 Tennessee 1 – 0 Arizona
6/2/2007 Game 7 DePaul 3 – 1 Arizona State Arizona State eliminated
Game 8 Baylor 7 – 4 Texas A&M Texas A&M eliminated
Game 9 Arizona 3 – 0 DePaul DePaul eliminated
Game 10 Northwestern 7 – 0 Baylor Baylor eliminated
6/3/2007 Game 11 Arizona 2 – 0 Washington
Game 12 Tennessee 3 – 0 Northwestern Northwestern eliminated
Game 13 Arizona 8 – 1 Washington Washington eliminated
6/4/2007 Finals Game 1 Tennessee 3 – 0 Arizona
6/5/2007 Finals Game 2 Arizona 1 – 0 Tennessee 10 inn.
6/6/2007 Finals Game 3 Arizona 5 – 0 Tennessee Arizona wins WCWS

Championship Game[edit]

School Top Batter Stats.
Arizona Chelsie Mesa (2B) 2-3 3RBIs HR
Tennessee Kenora Posey (2B) 2-2 SB
School Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
Arizona Taryne Mowatt (W) 7.0 7 0 0 4 11 28 33
Tennessee Monica Abbott (L) 6.0 10 5 5 4 7 26 31

Final standings[edit]

Place School WCWS Record
1st Arizona 6-2
2nd Tennessee 4-2
3rd Washington 2-2
Northwestern 2-2
5th Baylor 1-2
DePaul 1-2
7th Texas A&M 0-2
Arizona State 0-2

All Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Monica Abbott Senior Tennessee
Danielle Lawrie Sophomore Washington
1st Base Dena Tyson Senior Washington
Ashley Monceaux Senior Baylor
3rd Base Jenae Leles Sophomore Arizona
Shortstop Ashley Charters Junior Washington
Kristie Fox Senior Arizona
Tammy Williams Sophomore Northwestern
Outfield India Chiles Senior Tennessee
Caitlin Lowe Senior Arizona
Lindsay Schutzler Senior Tennessee
Most Outstanding Player Taryne Mowatt Junior Arizona

WCWS records tied or broken[edit]

  • The 2007 tournament was ruled by pitchers, as 11 shutouts were thrown over the week, an NCAA record. Tennessee alone didn't allow a run in the entire tournament until the 10th inning of the second game of the finals.
  • After fanning 11 Lady Vols in the final game, Arizona's Taryne Mowatt passed Tennessee's Monica Abbott for the WCWS single-season NCAA strikeout record. Mowatt struck out 76 batters in 2007, while Abbott finished with 75 strikeouts. (Both passed the previous record held by the previous Arizona pitcher, Alicia Hollowell, who held the record with 65).
  • Mowatt's 60 innings pitched in the 2007 College World Series broke the previous NCAA record of 53 held by Michigan's Jennie Ritter (2005). Mowatt delivered every Arizona pitch in this year's event.
  • Arizona's Kristie Fox recorded her 11th hit of the 2007 WCWS, tying the NCAA record of UCLA's Natasha Watley set in 2003.
  • The Lady Vols’ Kenora Posey tied the WCWS single-season NCAA steals record with four. She shares the top spot with Lowe, who had four steals in 2006, and two others.
  • The 2007 event marked the best-attended Women's College World Series in history. A total of 62,463 fans passed through the gates of ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, including 5,533 for the third game. The 2007 attendance total broke the previous WCWS record (set in 2006) by 16,341.

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