in town for free camps
The Michigan Softball team lost both games today at Minny. The first game was 1-0 the second game was 6-4. Sara Driesenga was in the circle the second game. She allowed 2 ER off 4 hits, while striking out 4 and walking 2. She gave up a 3 run bomb in the 3rd.
Sara Moulton pitched the second game as well as the first. Lets hope she forgets to set her alarm clock and oversleeps for tomorrow's game. She is a real player.
Sara Driesenga was the leader at the dish. She went long in the 6th inning, she finished 1 for 3 with 2RBIs and the run scored. Chiddy went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. She went yard in the 4th inning.
Bree Evans batted in the 9 hole both games and was PH for in the second game. This makes me think that she has a hand injury. I was at the moo u game and I did not see any injury to Bree. This was not the reason we lost today.
I know playoff interest might have dropped off significantly around here after last night, but it is still a big day in the NHL. Five playoff games today, with Washington scoring a late goal in Boston earlier to steal game 5 and go home with a chance to eliminate the defending champs.
The Devils and Panthers are currently scoreless int he first intermission and the Rangers and Sens are still scoreless early on. At 7:30 the Blues will try to eliminate the Sharks (I'm curious who Wings fans root for there) and tonight at 10 the Yotes and Hawks will decide to skip the first 60 minutes and just start in overtime.
I already know that no one else is watching NHL Network, so did anyone catch the early game? Holtby has been amazing so far and the Caps have some guys that can really snipe the puck. The Caps are usually similar to the Flyers in that goaltending does them in every year, so if Holtby can keep this up they could do some damage.
The Michigan Softball team could not get the bats going today as they lost 1-0 to a very good Minny team. We could only muster 2 hits off home-grown Minny Senior pitcher Sara Moulton. As I mentioned in the pre-season B1G review, Minny has a much better team than in past years. Moulton has been a key part of the Minny revival. She leads the B1G in ERA. We have to tip our hats to the ladies up north. They are playing very well this year.
Today's game was the battle between #1 and #2. Moulton is the #1 pitcher and Haylie is the #2 pitcher in the B1G in terms of ERA. It was a great game for both pitchers.
We are 5th in batting average in the B1G. That is not going to win you many close games. We lead the B1G in team pitching and team fielding. So it all boils down to our drop in offensive production this year.
We had a chance today to score some runs. In the 7th inning we had runners on but could not put together a string of hits to score a run. We had two strike outs in that 7th frame. That is what kills us. We need to put the ball in play and make opponents get us out.
Haylie Wagner was in the circle today and pitched one hell of a game. She scattered 4 hits and threw only one bad pitch. That one bad pitch left the yard for Minny's only score. Haylie is the real deal and I am so looking forward to her and Sara in the 3 years. Congrats to Haylie, you pitched a great game today. You just cant win them all alone.
Penguins at Flyers at 7:30
Rangers at Senators at 7:30
Canucks at Kings at 10:00
These playoffs have been nuts. The two teams that most people thought would make the finals are the only two teams yet to win a playoff game and both can be eliminated tonight. I have been watching the battle of Pennsylvania and it looks like the same game as usual. Undisciplined play and awful goaltending have made this game 3-2 Flyers still in the first. What the heck happened to Pittsburgh?
As I'm typing, the Penguins score again. 3-3.
Way off-topic I know, but I think he had enough of an impact on American culture that this news is blog-worthy. RIP Dick Clark.