Welp, off to a pretty rough start.
san diego state's 2nd hitter hit a home run off Wagner.
Game is on ESPNU right now.
The current "feels like" temperature in Tempe right now is 104. Michigan is wearing Blue pants. Not to mention the sweat from playing.
These girls are tougher than I could ever hope to be.
Left work early to watch
That's pretty weak WD
I love the cold weather. I literally sleep with my window open at night in January.
I get annoyed when it's 85. 104....
I played 9 holes of golf in Phoenix one day when it was about 110.
Come on girls! And damn right Romo is going to be first B1G batting champ!
Si Lo !!!!!
SiLo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The slump is over!!!
Thats an impressive way to get on the board.
Also did they say the batters have zero responsibility to move out of the way to avoid getting hit by a pitch? That was pretty weak by the SDSU girl in the first, she just stuck her leg out.
Mostly, yes. But they will call you if you move way INTO it. For the most part you get away with just standing there or even moving into it slightly. This has gone against us in recent games- not getting the called HBP on what seemed to be legit.
Jessica Mendoza saying we are playing our best ball right now. Sorry, Jess, that ain't exactly true (at all).
C'mon ump. Get your fat ass there and in position to see. (Yes I am aware this open thread will mostly be me)
Need more, Haylie!!
Welp, Hutch says you have no more to give (right now)
Well, at least Betsa is coming in.
Once again, Michigan gets screwed over by a moronic call on a throw from Sweet to 2B.
Nice walk Monty! Nice single Abby!!
I thought UM was first team east of Mississippi to win title? How did hutch win a title as a player with MSU?
According to a quick google search, MSU won a national title before the NCAA existed (in 1976. Division 1 softball title started in 1982. So Michigan was the first team east of the Mississippi to win an NCAA national title. This all according to Wikipedia.
I love how crazy softball is and that Michigan just scored a run and the ball never left the infield.
MSU was part of the NAIA when they won the title, not the NCAA.
You mean AIAW.
The NCAA began sponsoring women's sports in 1981-82. Prior to that, everyone competed in the AIAW.
The AIAW was the women's version of the NCAA. Michigan and pretty much everyone else left the AIAW when the NCAA began sponsoring.
The NAIA is the NCAA but for much smaller schools like Davenport.
No reason to force there. Ugh
C'mon Blanchard! Woohoo!
High scoring game so far.
Hope Betsa has a quick 3 up/3 down inning.
Ps. Best flight delay I've had, getting to watch this game in the espn app.
Let's just win this shoot out and keep runs against at a minimum the rest of the regional
We are up 5-4. Still waiting for us to have a shutdown defensive inning
5-4 M mid third
Bases loaded one out bottom 3rd. Top of batting order for M
Here we go!!
6-4 check swing single
Brain fart by Doyle there. Hope it doesn't cost us
Bad baserunning again. I believe that is twice a baserunning error cost them a bases loaded opportunity for Romero.
What the hell was Doyle doing? Why'd she stop running?!
My only guess is she paused to make the tag play more difficult for the second baseman. If she continued running maybe the second baseman was able to tag her and lob it easily to first for the double play.
That is the only explanation I have other than just a brief lapse in judgement.
Either way, I don't think it was the right/best decision
Tough to judge when you are not in the moment like Doyle was. But I agree, she probably should have ran full speed to second, and I bet she would say the same thing after the fact now.
Now that was a nice inning, lets have more of those please.
Top of Fifth. M leads 7-4
Back to back 1 - 2 - 3 innings. Two more innings like that and bring on Arizona State.
Rather play dartmouth in the 1-0 game.
Close it out. This game is still too close
3 more outs
Nice defensive play by Monty. M still up 7-4
no ESPNU here.
Come on ladies!!