Sunday, May 4, 2008

Michigan 2 Penn State 0 (10 Innings)

Michigan played their longest game of the year last night, taking a full 10 innings to defeat Penn State in State College, PA. With the game still scoreless in the top of the 10th inning, Sophomore Angela Findlay homered to right to give the Wolverines all the runs they would need. Next up was Sam Findlay who gave Michigan some insurance as she stepped up to the plate and drove the ball deep over the left field fence giving Michigan the 2-0 lead. Jordan Taylor picked up her 26th win of the year as she came on to work the final 3.1 innings in relief of starting pitcher, Nikki Nemitz.

With Northwestern defeating Michigan State 6-3 in East Lansing to keep pace with Michigan atop the Big 10 Standings. Should both teams win (or lose) today, a coin flip becomes the tiebreaker to determine who hosts the Big 10 Tournament. The coin flip has already been conducted at the league offices with Northwestern winning.

Big 10 Softball Tiebreakers
1) Head-to-head record: Michigan and Northwestern split their two-game series last Sunday
2) Record against common opponents: Michigan and Northwestern each lost one game to Iowa
3) Coin flip: Northwestern has won this tiebreaker and will host the Big 10 Tournament should the teams remain tied at the end of the season.

Here are some highlights from last night's 2-0 win in 10 innings over Penn State:

And here are some highlights of the split versus Northwestern last Sunday as well as interviews with Sam Findlay, Allie Giampaolo, and Coach Hutchins:

1 comment:

Matt Boyer said...

Isn't the guy interviewing Findlay the guy who won on the first season of "Dreamjob" on ESPN?