DePaul and Washington Tangle in Game One of WCWS
DePaul WCWS Notes
The Blue Demons are the lowest seed to make the double-elimination tournament, as they swept No. 3 Oklahoma in
DePaul and Washington are no stranger to WCWS games as they faced one another in Game One in 2000, but it was the Huskies who came away with a 3-2 victory.
Win or lose, the Blue Demons face the winner/loser of Game Two between Northwestern and
Total NCAA appearances (# in a row): 14 (14)
All-Time Tournament Record: 58-25
Total WCWS appearances: 8 (not since 2004)
Last WCWS appearance/finish: 2004
Best WCWS finish: 2nd place, 1996 and 1999
Eighth Women’s College World Series appearance and first since 2004… 9-1 all-time against DePaul… five players batting over .300 on the season… first baseman Dena Tyson leads team with a .406 batting average, 17 home runs and 46 RBI… shortstop Ashley Charters stole 33 bases this season on 37 attempts and scored a team-high 56 runs… Tyson registered 231 putouts and 16 assists while only committing three errors… right-hander Danielle Lawrie holds a record of 29-11 on the season with a 1.54 ERA and 422 strikeouts.
Possible Second Round Opponents
No. 2 Northwestern (50-11)
Total NCAA appearances: 10 (five in a row)
All-Time Tournament Record: 32-21
Total WCWS appearances: 5 (two in a row)
Last WCWS appearance/finish: 2006 (2nd)
Best WCWS finish: 2nd, 2006
Second consecutive WCWS appearance and fifth overall… 20-5 on neutral fields this season… 23-12 all-time record against DePaul, but are 0-2 all-time against DePaul in NCAA postseason play… won both ends of a May 3 doubleheader against DePaul with scores of 3-0 and 7-4… team hit a record 81 home runs this season… shortstop Tammy Williams leads team with a .433 batting average, 70 runs scored and 14 stolen bases on 15 attempts… first baseman Garland Cooper hit a team-high 22 home runs and posted an .800 slugging percentage while driving in 69 runs… right-hander Eileen Canney holds a season record of 31-9 with a 1.59 ERA and 354 strikeouts… right-hander Lauren Delaney carries a season record of 19-2 with a 1.64 ERA and 190 strikeouts.
Total NCAA appearances: 21 (three in a row)
All-Time Tournament Record: 41-38
WCWS appearances: 6 (two consecutive)
Last WCWS appearance/finish: 2006/ t5th
Best WCWS finish: 3rd
Second consecutive Women’s College World Series appearance and sixth overall… 7-4 this season on neutral fields… 4-0 all-time against DePaul… won last meeting with DePaul, 1-0, at the 2003 NFCA Classic… team hit 83 home runs this season… five players batting over .300 this season… outfielder Kaitlin Cochran leads team with a .495 batting average and 18 home runs… third baseman Bianca Cruz carries a team-high 67 RBI… left-hander Katie Burkhart holds a 35-11 record this season with a 1.06 ERA and 500 strikeouts… Megan Elliott carries a 17-4 record on the season with a 2.80 ERA and 130 strikeouts.
Looking at the Other Four Dugouts
Total NCAA appearances: 21st consecutive appearance
All-Time Tournament Record: 118-32
Total WCWS appearances: 19, 3rd consecutive
Last WCWS appearance/finish: 2006, national champions
Best WCWS finish: 7 national championships
Defending national champions… 19th Women’s College World Series appearance in the last 20 years… seven-time national champions… 8-4 on neutral fields this season… 7-3 all-time record against DePaul… 2-2 against DePaul in NCAA postseason play...DePaul defeated the Wildcats, 1-0 at the WCWS in 1999… Arizona won last meeting with DePaul, 8-0, at 2002 NCAA Regional in Minneapolis Minnesota… this season the Wildcats have four players batting over .300… outfielder Caitlin Lowe leads the team with a .425 batting average and 49 stolen bases on 50 attempts… Lowe carries a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in center field… shortstop Kristie Fox has a team-high 14 home runs, .667 slugging percentage and 61 RBI… right hander Taryne Mowatt enters the WCWS with a 36-10 record and a 1.65 ERA; she has struck out 446 batters in 310 innings of work.
Total NCAA appearances: 18
All-Time Tournament Record: 50-36
Total WCWS appearances (# in a row): 6 (3 ‘86-’88)
Last WCWS appearance/finish: ‘88 (t5th)
Best WCWS finish: national champions ‘83, ‘87
Sixth WCWS appearance, but first since 1988… three-time national champion (two NCAA and one AIAW)… 9-1 on neutral fields this season… lost only meeting with DePaul, 10-5, in 2004… team stole 116 bases this season… first baseman/right-handed pitcher Megan Gibson leads team with a .397 batting average, 12 home runs and a .745 slugging percentage… outfielder Sharonda McDonald stole 37 bases on 40 attempts while scoring 60 runs this season… right-hander Amanda Scarborough holds a 26-8 record this season with a 0.99 ERA and 220 strikeouts… Gibson carries a 17-4 record with a 1.52 ERA and 155 strikeouts.
Total NCAA appearances: 5 (4 in a row)
All-Time Tournament Record: 23-10
Total WCWS appearances: 3 (third in a row)
Last WCWS appearance/finish: 2006/third
Best WCWS finish: 3rd place (2005 & 2006)
Third consecutive Women’s College World Series appearance… 19-1 on neutral fields this season… 2-0 all-time record against DePaul… 1-0 all-time against DePaul in NCAA postseason play… won last meeting with DePaul, 6-1, during the 2005 season… outscored opponents 354-57 this season… three players batting over .400 this season… outfielder India Chiles leads team with a .466 batting average and 56 runs scored… infielder Tonya Callahan hit a team-high 11 home runs with a .711 slugging percentage and 59 RBI… left-hander Monica Abbott holds a 46-3 record this season with a 0.65 ERA… Abbott registered 649 strikeouts in 314.1 innings of work this season… right-hander Megan Rhodes posted a 13-3 record this season with a 1.50 ERA.
No. 8 Baylor (50-14)
Total NCAA appearances (# in a row): 4 (4)
All-Time Tournament Record: 13-7
Total WCWS appearances: 1
First-ever Women’s College World Series appearance… 10-8 this season on neutral fields… 1-3 all-time against DePaul… defeated DePaul, 4-0, on February 24 at the NFCA Classic… team hit 61 home runs this season… six players batting over .300 this season… infielder Ashley Monceaux leads team with a .409 batting average, 20 home runs and 70 RBI… Monceaux holds a team-high .828 slugging percentage… Monceaux registered 450 putouts and 46 assists with a .984 fielding percentage… right-hander Lisa Ferguson carries a 25-7 record on the season with a 1.88 ERA and 174 strikeouts… Kirsten Shortridge holds 17-5 record this season with a 2.04 ERA and 124 strikeouts.