2012 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament

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2012 NCAA Division I
Softball Tournament
Teams64
Finals site
ChampionsAlabama (1st title)
Runner-upOklahoma (7th WCWS Appearance)
Winning coachPatrick Murphy (1st title)
MOPJackie Traina,, Alabama

The 2012 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament was held from May 18 through June 6, 2012 as the final part of the 2012 NCAA Division I softball season. The 64 NCAA Division I college softball teams were selected out of an eligible 284 teams on May 13, 2012. 30 teams were awarded an automatic bid as champions of their conference, and 34 teams were selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Softball Selection Committee. The tournament culminated with eight teams playing in the 2012 Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Alabama won the national title, defeating Oklahoma 2–1 in the best-of-three final to win the program's first national championship, and also the first softball title for any Southeastern Conference school.

Automatic Bids[edit]

Conference School
ACC Georgia Tech
America East Boston University
Atlantic 10 UMass
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast
Big 12 Oklahoma
Big East Louisville
Big South Coastal Carolina
Big Ten Michigan
Big West Long Beach State
Colonial Hofstra
Conference USA Tulsa
Horizon Valparaiso
Ivy Harvard
Mid-American Miami (OH)
Metro Atlantic Iona
Mid-Eastern Bethune–Cookman
Missouri Valley Illinois State
Mountain West San Diego State
Northeast Long Island
Ohio Valley UT Martin
Pac–12 California
Pacific Coast Portland State
Patriot Lehigh
SEC Alabama
Southern Georgia Southern
Southland Texas State
SWAC Mississippi Valley State
Summit North Dakota State
Sun Belt South Alabama
WAC BYU

National Seeds[edit]

Teams in "italics" advanced to Super Regionals. Teams in "bold" advanced to Women's College World Series.

Regionals and Super Regionals[edit]

Berkeley Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
1 California 8  
Iona 0  
  1 California 2  
  Arkansas 3  
Boston University 2
Arkansas 3  
  Arkansas 2 0  
Berkeley Regional
  1 California 10 7  
Iona 3  
Boston University 4  
  1 California 8
  Boston University 0  
  1 California 5 2
  16 Washington 0 0
16 Washington 2  
Harvard 0  
  16 Washington 2
  Texas Tech 0  
Texas Tech 6
Maryland 1  
  16 Washington 4
Seattle Regional
  Harvard 0  
Harvard 3  
Maryland 2  
  Texas Tech 0
  Harvard 2  

Columbia Super Regional[edit]

  First Round Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
8 Texas A&M 11  
Bethune–Cookman 0  
  8 Texas A&M 0  
  LSU 2  
LSU 1
Texas State 0  
  LSU 2  
College Station Regional
  8 Texas A&M 1  
Bethune–Cookman 3  
Texas State 5  
  8 Texas A&M 7
  Texas State 4  
  LSU 6 1 3
  9 Missouri 1 5 1
9 Missouri 6  
Illinois State 0  
  9 Missouri 1
  DePaul 0  
UMass 0
DePaul 3  
  9 Missouri 2
Columbia Regional
  Illinois State 1  
Illinois State 1  
UMass 0  
  DePaul 0
  Illinois State 3  

Tampa Super Regional[edit]

  Round 1 Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
5 Florida 1  
Florida Gulf Coast 2  
  Florida Gulf Coast 3  
  South Florida 8  
South Florida 1
UCF 0  
  South Florida 1  
Gainesville Regional
  5 Florida 0  
5 Florida 7  
UCF 1  
  5 Florida 6
  Florida Gulf Coast 2  
  South Florida 1 2 2
  Hofstra 2 1 1
12 UCLA 2  
Hofstra 7  
  Hofstra 2
  San Diego State 0  
Florida State 0
San Diego State 1  
  Hofstra 2
Los Angeles Regional
  San Diego State 1  
12 UCLA 1  
Florida State 2  
  San Diego State 1
  Florida State 0  

Norman Super Regional[edit]

  Round 1 Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
4 Oklahoma 19  
Lehigh 3  
  4 Oklahoma 7  
  Tulsa 1  
Oregon State 7
Tulsa 9  
  4 Oklahoma 6  
Norman Regional
  Oregon State 0  
Lehigh 2  
Oregon State 9  
  Tulsa 1
  Oregon State 2  
  4 Oklahoma 6 7
  13 Arizona 0 1
13 Arizona 11  
North Dakota State 0  
  13 Arizona 7
  Notre Dame 2  
Hawaii 3
Notre Dame 7  
  13 Arizona 8
Tucson Regional
  Notre Dame 3  
North Dakota State 9  
Hawaii 7  
  Notre Dame 8
  North Dakota State 4  

Tempe Super Regional[edit]

  Round 1 Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
3 Arizona State 9  
Long Island 0  
  3 Arizona State 3  
  Syracuse 1  
Syracuse 4
Long Beach State 2  
  3 Arizona State 0 4  
Tempe Regional
  Syracuse 1 0  
Long Island 4  
Long Beach State 5  
  Syracuse 2
  Long Beach State 1  
  3 Arizona State 0 9 8
  14 Louisiana–Lafayette 6 2 0
14 Louisiana–Lafayette 8  
Mississippi Valley State 0  
  14 Louisiana–Lafayette 9
  Stanford 3  
Stanford 1
Baylor 0  
  14 Louisiana–Lafayette 6
Lafayette Regional
  Stanford 2  
Mississippi Valley State 0  
Baylor 5  
  Stanford 6
  Baylor 2  

Austin Super Regional[edit]

  Round 1 Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
6 Texas 0  
Northwestern 2  
  Northwestern 13  
  Houston 9  
Auburn 1
Houston 2  
  Northwestern 0 0  
Austin Regional
  6 Texas 5 5  
6 Texas 6  
Auburn 1  
  Houston 1
  6 Texas 10  
  6 Texas 4 4 6
  11 Oregon 2 5 10
11 Oregon 7  
Portland State 3  
  11 Oregon 6
  BYU 4  
BYU 4
Mississippi State 3  
  11 Oregon 4
Eugene Regional
  BYU 1  
Portland State 2  
Mississippi State 0  
  BYU 2
  Portland State 0  

Knoxville Super Regional[edit]

  Round 1 Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
7 Tennessee 0  
Miami (OH) 1  
  Miami (OH) 0  
  Virginia Tech 6  
Virginia Tech 4
UAB 1  
  Virginia Tech 1 2  
Knoxville Regional
  7 Tennessee 2 10  
7 Tennessee 8  
UAB 0  
  Miami (OH) 0
  7 Tennessee 8  
  7 Tennessee 3 0 2
  10 Georgia 2 1 0
10 Georgia 13  
Coastal Carolina 3  
  10 Georgia 3
  North Carolina 2  
North Carolina 2
Georgia Southern 1  
  10 Georgia 2
Athens Regional
  North Carolina 1  
Coastal Carolina 2  
Georgia Southern 1  
  North Carolina 5
  Coastal Carolina 3  

Tuscaloosa Super Regional[edit]

  Round 1 Round 2 Regional Finals Super Regionals
                                           
2 Alabama 5  
UT Martin 1  
  2 Alabama 5  
  South Alabama 2  
Georgia Tech 3
South Alabama 4  
  2 Alabama 6  
Tuscaloosa Regional
  South Alabama 0  
UT Martin 1  
Georgia Tech 9  
  South Alabama 10
  Georgia Tech 1  
  2 Alabama 4 4
  Michigan 1 3
15 Louisville 6  
Louisville 4  
  15 Louisville 1
  Michigan 2  
Michigan 3
Kentucky 2  
  Michigan 4
Louisville Regional
  15 Louisville 0  
Valparaiso 4  
Kentucky 5  
  15 Louisville 3
  Kentucky 2  

Women's College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach WCWS Appearances†
(including 2012 WCWS)
WCWS Best Finish† WCWS W-L Record†
(excluding 2012 WCWS)
Alabama Southeastern 55–7 (19–6) Patrick Murphy 8
(last: 2011)
3rd
(2008, 2009, 2011)
8–14
Arizona State Pac-12 51–9 (18–4) Clint Myers 10
(last: 2011)
1st
(2008, 2011)
16–14
California Pac-12 56–5 (21–3) Diane Ninemire 12
(last: 2011)
1st
(2002)
19–19
LSU Southeastern 39–23 (15–13) Beth Torina 3
(last: 2004)
3rd
(2001, 2004)
5–4
Oklahoma Big 12 50–8 (19–5) Patty Gasso 7
(last: 2011)
1st
(2000)
7–10
Oregon Pac-12 44–16 (16–8) Mike White 2
(last: 1989)
5th
(1989)
1–2
South Florida Big East 50–12 (17–5) Ken Erickson 1
(last: – )

()
0–0
Tennessee Southeastern 52–12 (22–6) Ralph Weekly/ Karen Weekly 5
(last: 2010)
2nd
(2007)
12–8

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

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

All times are Central Time Zone

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1 California 5  
LSU 3  
  1 California 0  
  4 Oklahoma 3  
4 Oklahoma 5
South Florida 1  
  4 Oklahoma 5  
  3 Arizona State 3  
LSU 1  
South Florida 0  
  LSU 0
  3 Arizona State 6  
  4 Oklahoma 4 6 4
  2 Alabama 1 8 5
3 Arizona State 3  
11 Oregon 1  
  3 Arizona State 1
  2 Alabama 2  
2 Alabama 5
7 Tennessee 3  
  2 Alabama 5
  1 California 2  
11 Oregon 3  
7 Tennessee 1  
  11 Oregon 3
  1 California 6  

Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Attendance Notes
May 31, 2012 Game 1 Oklahoma 5–1 South Florida 8,149 Lauren Chamberlain homered in the 4th inning to give Oklahoma the lead in their first WCWS win since 2004.
Game 2 California 5–3 LSU After falling behind 2-0, Cal rallied and finally took the lead with a 3-run 6th inning.
Game 3 Alabama 5–3 Tennessee 8,235 Alabama took control early with 4 runs in the 1st inning en route to Jackie Traina's 38th victory of the season, tying the school's single-season mark.
Game 4 Arizona State 3–1 Oregon Both pitchers were effective; a costly 2-run error by Oregon was the difference.
June 1, 2012 Game 5 Oklahoma 3–0 California 9,209 Keilani Ricketts struck out 16 batters in a two-hit shutout.
Game 6 Alabama 2–1 Arizona State An 11-strikeout performance from Jackie Traina and a game-clinching solo home run in the 6th inning from senior Amanda Locke propelled Alabama to their fourth straight semifinals. With the victory, Traina took sole possession of Alabama's single-season record for wins.
June 2, 2012 Game 7 LSU 1–0 South Florida 8,504 LSU's A.J. Andrews scored the game's only run on a sacrifice popup to the shortstop.
Game 8 Oregon 3–1 Tennessee
Game 9 Arizona State 6–0 LSU 9,310 ASU's Alix Johnson and Sam Parlich combined for five RBIs.
Game 10 California 6–3 Oregon
June 3, 2012 Game 11 Oklahoma 5–3 Arizona State
Game 12 Alabama 5–2 California Jackie Traina, Kaila Hunt and Jazlyn Lunceford each hit solo home runs for Alabama. Alabama scored in every inning except for the first inning.
June 4, 2012 Finals Game 1 Oklahoma 4–1 Alabama
June 5, 2012 Finals Game 2 Alabama 8–6 Oklahoma
June 6, 2012 Finals Game 3 Alabama 5–4 Oklahoma After trailing 3-0, Alabama scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th, one before and three after a thirteen-minute rain delay, to take the lead. Alabama wins 2012 WCWS.

Championship Game[edit]

[1]

School Top Batter Stats.
Alabama Crimson Tide Amanda Locke (DP) 2-3 RBI
Oklahoma Sooners Lauren Chamberlain (1B) 2-3 3RBIs 2HRs BB
School Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
Alabama Crimson Tide Jackie Traina (W) 7.0 5 4 4 3 6 27 31
Oklahoma Sooners Keilani Ricketts (L) 6.0 7 5 3 2 7 26 28

Final standings[edit]

Place School WCWS Record
1st Alabama 5–1
2nd Oklahoma 4–2
3rd California 2–2
Arizona State 2–2
5th LSU 1–2
Oregon 1–2
7th South Florida 0–2
Tennessee 0–2

All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • Amber Freeman, Arizona State
  • Samantha Pappas, Oregon
  • Alexa Peterson, Oregon
  • Lauren Chamberlain, Oklahoma
  • Destinee Martinez, Oklahoma
  • Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma
  • Jessica Shults, Oklahoma
  • Brianna Turang, Oklahoma
  • Kayla Braud, Alabama
  • Jennifer Fenton, Alabama
  • Amanda Locke, Alabama
  • Jackie Traina, Alabama (Most Valuable Player)

Post-Series Notes[edit]

Jackie Traina was named the Women's College World Series MVP. Traina pitched 42 innings, surrendering 18 earned runs on 35 hits and 24 walks while striking out 45 to lead Alabama to its first national softball title. It was also the first national softball title for the SEC.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Championships: Alabama Rallies To Take First Softball Title". Rolltide.com. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-09.