further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
After two heartbreakers yesterday, softball is right back at it today at the Judi Gaman Classic. Sierra Romero is leading the way, as usual, with two HRs, good for 5 RBI. Michigan leads 7-0 after 4 innings. Romero is now batting nearly .550 on the season with 9 HRs, and and OBP that I think has now crossed (or is just short of) .700.
Big matchup against #9 Baylor later today, which represents Michigan's last chance to impress against a ranked team in the non-conference schedule.
Interesting potential trap game the night before Michigan faces off against ASU and Florida in the Judi Garman Classic
U-M Lineup: Lawrence-CF, Christner-LF, Romero-2B, Blanco-1B, Sweet-C, Susalla-RF, Falk-DP, Monte-3B, Ramirez-SS. Wagner at P. #GoBlue— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) March 5, 2015
Found this on BTN Plus. MGoBlue has not made a release for all of the BTN games yet, but BTN Plus has already posted them if you look through the calendars.
Here are the televised games that Softball will be playing. Keep in mind that every single year, more games are added during the B1G season so I'm sure more will be popping up.
|3/14||vs Kent State||1pm/BTN+|
|vs Kent State||3pm/BTN+|
|3/18||vs Bowling Green||4pm/BTN+|
|4/7||vs Eastern Michigan||6pm/BTN+|
|4/15||at Michigan State*||4:30pm/BTN+|
|4/21||vs Michigan State*||6pm/BTN|
|4/22||vs Central Michigan||6pm/BTN+|
Here are the televised Baseball games. Yikes. Hopefully more games get picked up.
I have a very hard time believing FSN Detroit does not pick up Michigan vs MSU at Comerica Park.
|4/1||vs Central Michigan||4pmp/BTN+|
|4/10||at Penn State*||6:30pm/BTN|
|5/12||vs Eastern Michigan||6pm/BTN+|
|5/14||vs Oklahoma State||6pm/BTN+|
|5/15||vs Oklahoma State||6pm/BTN+|
|5/16||vs Oklahoma State||2pm/BTN|
Less than 24 hours after blasting Toledo back into the stone age & putting up a gaudy 16 hits against Arizona State, the softball team has been at it again.
Michigan started the day with a rematch against the Toledo Rockets, and went easy on them this time ... run-ruling them by a mere 9-0 margin. Home runs from Sweet and Swearingen (who has played quite well this weekend) led the way, as Betsa cruised to an easy win in the circle on the strength of 3.1 innings of 2-hit ball. Freshman Tera Blanco made an appearance, and sealed the deal, going 1.2 with no hits and one strike-out.
Game two featured a matchup with another overmatched opponent, this time the Binghamton Bearcats. Sierra Romero was the driving force at the plate, as she so often is, going 3-3 with two HRs and 6 RBIs on the day. Haylie Wagner got the start and the win in the circle, but Blanco once again got to see some game-action, stepping in for the final two innings as the Wolverines went on to win 15-0.
Thus far on the weekend, Michigan has outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 51-10 over the course of 20 offensive innings. The Wolverines have averaged over 2 runs scored per inning, and have plated at least one run in 70% of the innings played. This weekend's action will conclude tomorrow with another game against a strong Arizona State team.
After brushing off Alabama twice in Tuscaloosa and delivering dominant performances against over-matched Lipscomb and JMU squads this past week, the Michigan softball team is ranked 3rd in the nation in both polls (released today). The Wolverines predictabl leapfrogged the Crimson Tide, now ranked #4/#5 nationally. A season-opening loss to still-undefeated Florida is remains the only blemish on the Maize & Blue's record.
The tough schedule continues this weekend as Michigan travels to Tempe to face #21 Arizona State twice, along with two meetings with Toledo and one with Binghamton. Arizona State has struggled a bit this year, including a 4-1 loss to Minnesota. These match-ups will provide an interesting measuring stick between the two prime contenders for the Big Ten crown. The always-tough Sun Devils can't be taken lightly, however, having handed #6/#4 Oklahoma one of their few losses.
#8 Michigan just wrapped up their 5th and final game of the weekend.
They went 5-0 at the Unconquered Invitational in Tallahassee.
Today's victim was Georgia Tech, who Michigan beat 10-0 in 5 innings on Friday.
Today, Michigan took them down 10-2 in 5 innings. Michigan finished this one up early in the bottom of the 5th inning make the Yellow Jackets look silly again.
Michigan scored 5 runs in that inning and finished the game with bases loaded and no outs. If the run-rule was in not play, they could have beaten much, much worse in both of their games.
Next up for Michigan is the Easton Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa.
They'll face Lipscomb twice, Alabama twice and James Madison once. The games against host Alabama will both be live on ESPN3.