Try it again as ESPN may have changed the settings now.
well that's just, like, your opinion, man
Try it again as ESPN may have changed the settings now.
I click on the big headline link with M and ULL softball and it goes to the ESPN2 NASCAR feed. Odd.
Edit: Got it now.
Michigan coming to bat. M has been flashing the leather so far. Turned a nice DP in the 1st and a trio of huge pickups in 2nd.
Are we the home team in the second game if necessary?
Michigan is the visiting team right now.
home/away for game 3 (if necessary) is determined by a coin flip. Hopefully we don't find out today. Go Blue!
Gotta love the commercial where the guy jams a Q-tip halfway through his brain. I think this is the 5th one in the last two innings.
Oh, and I thought that ball was trouble when it was hit.
Its on ESPN 2 now.
Michigan batting. Michigan is the visiting team for this game.
It's back on the Duece. (My wife says I always find something Michigan to watch.) Go Blue.
This La Lafayette pitcher has now thrown about 200 pitches in less than 24 hours.
0-0 Middle 3rd now.
ULL's pitcher is fantastic. 5 stikeouts through 3, allowing 0 hits. Lucky for Michigan, she's also a tad wild. You'd think that at some point her pitching every inning for ULL will fatigue her a little bit and between that and the Michigan hitters seeing more of her pitches, they'll be able to start hitting sometime, but right now it's not pretty. Gotta keep them off the scoreboard until the bats can heat up.
LOL they just interview Gollum aka louisiana's coach again.
OU is just demolishing teams right now. If Michigan gets through, that first game is going to be huge
Hutch is a hero to every coach in the world right now. I kind of thought they were contracutally obligated to talk.
Bot 4th starting
Homer to deep center. And I am sitting behind their section.
Just hit a homer off Driesenga. I don't know much about softball, but I am not sure why Hutchins pulled Wagner.
They've hit 3 bombs off of Driesenga in her last three innings of work.
Two run shot
Driesenga getting shelled right now.
Why oh why did Hutch pull Wagner in the first place?
Why oh why is Hutch leaving Driesenga in?
When's game 3?
Shortly after this one, I'm afraid.
Scheduled for 3:00.
I don't follow the softball team so is our offense in slump or are we going up against a women's Verlander right now?
Possibly a mix of both. But this pitcher played well yesterday and did not allow a run against LSU last weekend
so I'm not sure where he falls on the very good/elite/all-time scale, but ULL's pitcher is probably the top mid-major pitcher. However, she would actually be third on the depth chart for the team Michigan faces if they win their super regional, and would probably be at or near the bottom of WCWS pitching talent if they were to make it.
Bottom line, all the pitchers are good by this time of year, but she's not anything special to go against in a super regional.
She is getting shellacked.
They can bring her in one more time, per substitution rules.
Working with Wagner on mechanics in the bullpen earlier. I hope they fixed what they saw was off with her motion we will needed her in a bit.
Surprised to see our team struggle so much on offense though.
Delayed strikes are the pits.
Anyway have to make every AB a battle from here on out.
Buckle up tomorrow. The news will be good.
Wagner is hurt, so it it looks like its Driesenga or bust for Michigan. She just has to regain her regular season form and pitch Michigan into the WCWS.
Gonna need a clutch hit with girls on base.
Coach Hutch is going to have a conniption soon.
Glad they got that right. It wasn't even close to a catch
1-0 at this point seems insurmountable.
that a pitcher not bat. I think that struggling with the bat can influence the pitching.
Nice play Romero! That should fire Michigan up!
If that doesn't, I don't know what will at this point.
WOO! 2-1 U-M!!
2-1. Just. Like. That.
Ashley Lane! Ripped one, cashed in a two-out rally! 2-1 Blue
Now, then. Miss Driesenga has some work to do...
Ashley Lane = Jordan Wallace kryptonite.
Everything in the air now makes my stomach turn.
One, two, three. Three outs. Ah, ah, ah.
Please tack on a run or two here. Don't want to be too greedy but don't want to have to use the bottom of the 7th.
Are we in the bottom of the 6th yet? The NCAA website doesn't say top and bottom of innings on my phone.
Bottom 6 right now.
Thanks. The more updates, the merrier from here on out.
If someone wants to go out by out, that would be grand.
Exciting game! Just hang on. Three outs away from advancing.
I would love to see Coach Hutchins get one more NCAA championship.
Top of the 7th coming up.
Stepping out of the box on contact applies to foul balls.
I did not know that.
Two pitches, two strikes!!
And that's third out!!!
GO FUCKING BLUUUUUUUUUUUEEE!!!
goin to OKC!
Atta girls Blue!
Good win… Michigan women go on to Oklahoma City.
Awesome job to get the big hit when we needed it. Solid job pitching too by SD!!
WORLD SERIES BOUND!
Great win. Lane didn't get discouraged after two failed RBI attempts and instead made it count the third time. Oklahoma will be tough but if Michigan watches film and trains well, Michigan can win. Go Blue!
congrats to the ladies on making it back to the womens college world series ....
TREMENDOUS job of clutch hitting by ashley lane in the series.
gotta give some props to Sara Driesenga.. she got knocked around a bit with those homers in game 1/2, but came back & was dominant when it really mattered.
Fucking great weekend out there. I am burnt a little bit that was great softball. Tremendous team!!
Nebraska is looking good to knock off PAC10 power Oregon. Michigan is not the only team to have trouble with them. Go BigTen.
Neb is up to bat....Go Huskers!!!