The Michigan Softball team won again today aganist Minny 8-1. This comes off a lack-luster 4-2 victory yesterday. Game-time temperature was 64 degrees under sunny skies.
Jordan Taylor got the start today. Hutch is starting the "tourney run" today by pitching JT in back to back games. I suspect JT will get the ball from here on out. Hutch has been very good at not over pitching JT this year. JT has 205 IP and SS has 120 IP. Hutch has given Stephanie an equal amount of innings so that JT doesnt get burned out. Now, with JT all tuned up, JT can begin the chase for the NC.
JT finished the day with 6 innings pitched. She gave up 1 ER off 6 hits, with 10Ks, 3 BB and 1 HBP. Stephanie Speierman came in the 7th to close it down.
With her 10 strikeouts today, senior RHP Jordan Taylor has registered double-digit strikeouts in four of Michigan's last six games. She is the only Michigan pitcher in program history to surpass 250 strikeouts in each of her collegiate seasons.
Amy Knapp was the offensive hero today by going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and 1 run scored. Amanda Chidester went 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Bree Evans went 2 for 4 with a RBI and run scored.
We dominated this game from the first pitch. We came very close to another mercy rule win. We play 2 against Lil Sister next weekend in a home and home series. The Tournament pairings should be out Monday 16th or Tuesday the 17th with the tourney starting on Friday the 20th.