It's that time of the year when many are either on the road or preparing to depart for some type of spring break, pursuit of warmth, flight to sunshine, escape from snow, etc.
So the questions are: What are your spring break plans, assuming you are taking one, where are you going and whose going with you?
What and where was your best all-time spring break memory?
World Cup Qualifiers
12:00p Azerbaijan v Germany – Watch ESPN
12:00p San Marino v Czech – FSPlus
12:00p Armenia v Kazakhstan – FS2GO
12:00p England v Lithuania – FS2
2:45p Montenegro v Poland – FS2
2:45p Romania v Denmark – ESPN3
2:45p Malta v Slovakia – FS2GO
2:45p Scotland v Slovenia – ESPN3
3:45p No Ireland v Norway – FSPlus
*If you don’t see a league or team listed that you want to follow and discuss, let me know and I’ll add it (within reason). I’m not going out of my way to make sure Scunthorpe or Drogheda United are covered here.
*All Times Eastern
Enjoy, cheers, and Go Blue!
Michigan softball won for the second time in as many days at Alumni Field, whalloping the Penn State Nittany Lions 8-0 in a 5-inning, rule-run beatdown. After struggling to get the offense going yesterday, the bats were blazing hot today. Michigan jumped right on top of Penn State, scoring 3 in the bottom of the first, and put up crooked numbers in the 3rd & 4th as well - they didn't even need to bat in the 5th to secure the win.
Faith Canfield was the driving force on offense today, going 2-for-3, including a solo home run and a two-run triple. She also scored the run to put the game into run-rule territory, motoring home after the PSU pitcher lost control of one.
In the circle, Tera Blanco was in command. She pitched all 5 innings and allowed 2 hits. Some control issues did crop up, as she issued 4 walks and a HBP, but she still managed to keep the goose egg on the board.
The two teams will square off again tomorrow at 1, as Michigan looks to keep pace with the conference leaders in the standings.
World Cup Qualifiers
1:00p Sweden v Belarus – FS2
1:00p Andorra v Faroe Islands – ESPN3
1:00p Switzerland v Latvia – ESPN3
1:00p Cyrpus v Estonia – ESPN3
1:00p Bosnia v Gibraltart – FSPlus
3:45p Bulgaria v Netherlands – ESPN3
3:45p Luxembourg v France – ESPN3
3:45p Portugal v Hungary – FS2
3:45p Belgium v Greece – FS Plus
2:00p New England v Minnesota – MLS Live
4:00p New York Red Bull v Real Salt Lake – UniMas
7:30p Columbus v Portland – MLS Live
Megan Betsa continued her stellar play in Michigan softball's Big Ten opener at Alumni Field today, weed-whacking her way through the Nittany Lions line-up to the tune of 14 Ks, while allowing only 3 hits and 1 walk, all of which came in separate innings. An error in the 2nd allowed Penn State to briefly threaten, but Betsa came back with a K to slam the door.
The offensive struggles, unfortunately, continued in the early going, as the Wolverines were unable to put anything together in the first 4 innings. Courtney Richardson broke the deadlock in the 5th with her 2nd home run of the year. After a Natalie Peters hit and a wild-pitch, a bad-hop-single off the bat of Faith Canfield put the Maize & Blue up 2-0. The Wolverines added one more the 6th, and that was more than enough for the senior ace to cruise home in the 7th.
Michigan takes their first game of league play 3-0. They'll face Penn State twice more this weekend, on Saturday at 2 PM and on Sunday at 1 PM. You may want to keep an eye on the Minnesota/Nebraska series as well, which will start in just a few minutes.