The softball team traveled to Indiana to play a double header under cloudy skies. Weekday conference games are rare as these schools are not exactly neighbors. Michigan climbed up the rankings from #12 to #9 this week.
M jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the 3rd inning. Haylie was in a groove and pitched well until the 5th inning. Indiana worked the bases full with two out but Haylie gave up a walk then a single down the line. Sara came in to pitch and she gave up a 2-run single before striking out the last batter in the inning making it 4-4.
It remained 4-4 through the 9th inning when Lyndsay Doyle reached 1st base on a single up the middle. Then the rains came and caused a 30 minute delay. We scored 3 in top of 9th for the 7-4 win.
Lauren Sweet went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Ashley Lane went deep and long for a solo shot in the 3rd. Sierra Romero went 2 for 5 with an RBI and run scored.
On another note: Sierra Romero was awarded Freshmen of the Week with her strong performance against Sparty. She WILL be the Freshmen of the Year for the Big Ten Conference and maybe the nation. Congrats to Sierra.