somehow we're only 124th
The women's softball team made it a clean sweep this weekend in Clearwater Florida. They were playing in the USF tourney. Today, they beat USF 7-2.
The offense was led by Bree Evans who went 2 for 4, with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Her speed makes things happen. Nicole Sappingfield went 2 for 4, with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Dorian Shaw went 2 for 3 with a double and a BB. She also had 2 RBIs. Lindsay Doyle went 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored.
The USF pitcher was slow but accurate. It took the Wolverines 5 innings to get her timing and score some runs. We scored 3 in the 5th and 4 in the 6th.
Hutch put Stephanie back on the horse today. She did rather well as compared to last night. She gave up 2ER on 3 hits, with 3 K, 1 BB and 2 HBP. JT came in to face the last 4 batters and stuck out 1, and forced the other 3 into hitting easy ground balls.
The Wolverines come basck home tonight and play in Louisville Ky next weekend. Then the following weekend is the Judi Garman Tourney. There is where we test our true metal. There will be 3 Top 25 teams to contend with.
Great job ladies. Keep up the good work. We are all proud of you.
Thank you to Hutch for so many great seasons and so many good (and not so good) memories over the years. We all love you Hutch.
Sorry for posting so late but the tournament is not updating the scores. I am using my backdoor sources to get the details.
It has already been posted that the 2nd game today was Hutch's 1200th win. That is not easy in D1 softball, especially for a team east of the Mississippi and in the North.
Michigan beat Ball State by a score of 8-3. The offense was led by Bree Evans who went 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Nicole Sappingfield went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Fr. Lindsay Doyle went 2 for 3 scoring 2 runs.
We were walked 12 times today while only recording 1 strikeout. This is a good sign that the girls are really seeing the ball well. Typically umpires will not give out that many walks and will start to ring them up if they look at too many pitches.
Stephanie Speierman started on the rubber tonight. However she ran into control problems early. She only recorded 1 out, and allowed 1 run. She hit 2 batters. JT caome in and pitched 6.2 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 runs (1 ER) She struck out 8 and walked 1.
Now we need to start to worry. We are in mid-season form and Stephanie did not look good at all. I do not have any data to show that she was hurt (or hung over or maybe she tweaked her ankle jumping with excitement over the M basketball victory /s). She should not be having this type of control issues so late into the season. When conference play starts, our schedule is typically 1 game dates (few double headers).
Jr. Hilary Payne has only pitched in 2 games this year so she will have to start picking up innings in order to get into "shape" I just hope the pitching coach has her pitching 100 pitches per day to keep her loose and buld stamina.
We play USF tomorrow in the final game of the tournament. They will be heading back to AA for school then back to Louisville next weekend.
The M softball team won earlier tonight against Arkansas 8-0 in a mercy rule victory.
The Wolverines were led by Bree Evans who went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Dorian Shaw went 2 for 2 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.
Jordan Taylor was in the circle today and gave up 6 hits while walking none and striking out 12. She was dominate today.
As already posted, Michigan beat Ball State 8-3 giving Hutch her 1200 victory...Stats to follow
Congratulations to Hutch.
Couldn't wait for MGoSoftball tonight. Softball mercied Arkansas 8-0 in 5 innings and beat Ball State tonight 8-3 to give coach Carol Hutchins her 1,200th all time victory. Softball is now 21-0 on the season, with USF on deck tomorrow.
Congrats to Hutch! An awesome coach and one of the finest people I know.
The Michigan softball team won its second game of the day against Maine. The 6 inning mercy rule game was 10-1
Stephanie Speierman was in the circle this evening for the second game for the Wolverines. They are in Orlando, playing in the USF-Underarmor tournament. She pitched 6 innings, gave up 1 ER on 8 hits while only giving up 1 BB and 8 Ks.
Dorian Shaw got back on track going 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored. She hit 2 taters and stole a base as well.
Ashely Lane kept her momentum alive by going 3 for 3 with 1 run and 2 RBIs. She hit 2 doubles.
Bree Evans went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored. She also had a stolen base.
Another mercy rule win. Thats 2 in one day. Yakety sax sounds good to me.
Channelsurfing.net was shut down by federal agents in February, and now the Texas based operator has been arrested and charged by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
NEW YORK - The operator of a website that illegally streamed live, copyrighted sporting events on the Internet was arrested this morning by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Bryan McCarthy, 32, of Deer Park, Texas, was taken into custody at his home and is charged with one count of criminal infringement of a copyright. He was the operator of channelsurfing.net, which was seized by federal authorities on Feb. 1, 2011, as part of an ongoing HSI investigation into websites that illegally streamed copyrighted sporting telecasts and pay-per-view events.
The investigation into McCarthy revealed that he made more than $90,000 in profits from online merchants who paid him to advertise on the website. Since the seizure of the site, it has received more than 1.3 million hits.
Federal charges make it likely that other streaming sites look good and hard at continuing to offer service. The party may be over for out of market Michigan fans hoping to catch a game on TV...