The Michigam Softball team remains in first place in the Big Ten with a 2-0 victory against moo U. Ashley Lane came up with the big hit to score bree. Sara Driesenga got the win. She allowed 6 hits. I'm am at the game so I don't have the official totals yet.
Spartina threatened in the 4th inning but great defense saved the day. Msu had runners on 1b and 2b with no outs. Chiddy made an over the railing foul catch near the camera-mans booth. She came up firing and gunned the runner trying to advance to 3rd. She didn't look, she just threw it: a perfect strike to Steph. Haylie Wagner came in relief in the 6th for the save.
Overall a good softball game today. The game was delayed 53 minutes due to rain. The grounds crew did a great job today.
In the second game, Haylie Wagner was the star. She only allowed 2 hits with 5 K and 0 BB in a 5-0 win. The young lady was en fuego.
But the play of the game in my opinion came from Sara Driesenga. In the second inning, Ashley walked. Sara reached 1st as the throw went to second but Ashley was safe. Haylie hit a SF to RF moving Ashley to third, Sara still on first. Amy hit a simple grounder to 2B. Sara realized that she was going to be tagged out so she stopped running and back peddled to first. Amy made it to 1st safely as the second baseman ran after Sara.
That is a play that coaches go over with their players every year. I have never had a player execute this play. Sara nailed it to perfection. Now here comes the real bad part. Amy steals second and Ashley is on third. Lauren gets up and belts one in the LF gap for a double and both runs scored. But wait.........moo u coach calls time and talks with the Home Plate Umpire. Lauren is out for batting out of order...no runs score. EDIT: Lauren's number was printed incorrectly on the line up card.
Sara later in the game hit a shot to deep right field. It landed in the second from the top row. I went out to measure and it was at least 250...can you say Dorian Shaw power? Lauren hit one deep too at about 235.
Overall a good day for the ladies in blue. The alumni band sounded good and the alumni players were on hand to "cheer them again"