Saturday, May 17, 2008

Michigan Softball Starts NCAA Tourney In Style

GAME NOTES: The Michigan softball team just won their 2nd game in as many days at Alumni Field. Michigan defeated Notre Dame 8-0 in 5 innings. The Wolverines broke open a scoreless tie by scoring 4 runs in the 4th and then 4 more in the 5th. Marley Powers had the biggest hit of the game for Michigan with a pinch-hit 3 run two out, two strike homerun in the 4th inning. In the circle, Jordan Taylor threw a 5 inning shutout, allowing just 1 hit. On Friday night, Michigan beat Wright State in come from behind fashion by a score of 13-5 in 5 innings. The Wolverines trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the 3rd. Michigan crept closer over the next 2 innings and then broke the game open with a 10 run 5th inning, that included 2 grand slams, one by pinch hitter Marley Powers and the other by Maggie Viefhaus.

PROGRAMMING INFO: Michigan will next play Sunday at 1:00 et against a team to be determined. Coverage of the game can be heard on both the WCBN Sports Stream and starting at 12:50pm.

UPDATE: Kent State won twice today and will face Michigan at 1:00 tomorrow.

UPDATE, UPDATE: Michigan defeated Kent State 5-0 to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. Jordan Taylor threw another 1-hit shutout from the circle. Offensively, Dorian Shaw broke the game open with a grand slam in the 6th inning. Michigan will play either Tennessee or Virginia Tech in a best-of-three series starting on Friday at Alumni Field.

1 comment:

Matt Boyer said...

Another great game won by the Michigan women....another butchered post-game video report by Robert St. Clair. The "Stu for Video Report Correspondent in '09" campaign starts now!