The Michigan softball team won today by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 3-2. The Hawkeyes had dominated the Wolverine hitters all day. Iowa took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning. The game-time temperature was 65 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.
In the 7th inning, Michigan pulled together and the walk off hit was delivered by Alycia Ryan with a bases loaded hit off the RF wall with the game tied and bases loaded to score Taylor Hasselbach (who was running for Dorian Shaw).
Stephanie Speierman was the starting pitcher but her struggles continues. She had control problems yesterday and they continued into today. She pitched 4 innings giving up 1 ER off 3 hits, while striking out 2 and walking 4. Hilary Payne pitched the final 3 innings to get the win. Hilary gave up 1 ER off 1 hit and gave up 2 walks and 0 strikeouts.
This was a very exciting walk off win for the girls. They played flat all day. It appeared that yesterday's loss was being carried over by the offense today. Hutch made some lineup changes by moving Dorian Shaw down to the #7 slot and moving Alycia Ryan up to the #3 slot.
The only information I could find out about JT is that she has a day-to-day rotator cuff injury. No date has been reported by Hutch as to a return date.
We travel to Wisconsin next weekend for 2 games before coming home for a May 3rd single game against EMU and May 4th DH against tosu.
UPDATE: #2 ASU swept Zona, #3 Alabama lost to Florida Saturday, #4 Georgia lost to Arkansas, #5 Tennessee lost to Mississippi St. So we should drop only to #2 possibly #3 in the poll this week.
JT is out indefinately with a rotator cuff injury. No return date has been announced by Hutched yet. The injury occured during practice 19APR11.