Today Michigan is playing Cal in the Regional Final of the Ann Arbor Regional. If Michigan wins this game, Michigan advances to the Super Regionals. If Michigan loses, Michigan and Cal play another game immediately afterwards. The game is on ESPN3.
Michigan Softball vs. Cal Open Thread
The game just started. It is 0-0 in the top of the first. Michigan has somebody on first.
I'm not gonna be able to watch. Just have my phone today
If your phone supports flash, you can follow the game on gametracker. http://www.mgoblue.com/gametracker/launch/gt_wsoftbl.html?event=1255750&school=mich&sport=wsoftbl&camefrom=&startschool=&
To say this earlier. Thank you
Holy shit. People yesterday mentioned the delayed called strike by the umps in softball, in general. This ump today seems to take it up a level with her delay. Not a fan
That is extemely annoying. Whats the deal?
GREAT WIN! Wish I was in AA for the supers.
My ass. She caught that. Double play.
She definitely did. If she didn't she would have tagged first base.
Short hop. But we aren't doing a great job closing this inning. Blanchard still could have tagged the bag afterwards and guaranteed the double play. She knew she didn't catch it
All is well that ends well... I guess
But holy crap this male announcer has no idea what he is talking about
On that: he has mentioned all weekend that we have a chance to host a super regional with a win. Is there any chance we don't host the super if we win this??
I have noticed that as well. I believe if Michigan wins, Michigan hosts.
no kidding. He was unbearable during yesterday's game against Cal. He kept saying the Michigan valpo game was a close game.... This guy is a few bricks short of a full load.
Romero hits a two run RBI in the top of the third. It is the middle now, 2-0 UM
Solo HR by Cal. 2-1
Thanks for the updates everyone. I can't watch today and my phone won't do watch ESPN because of my provider. So keep the updates coming.
Stupid Comcast keep the updates pouring in
Sara gets a strikeout to end the 5th. Still up 2-1. Side note: Romero has two strikeouts today which is in characteristic for her. She does have the 2 RBI, but still rarely strikes out. Now 3-1. Blanchard with HR!!
Awesome, thanks! Top of the sixth?
Does Cal still have their starting pitcher in?
Yes, but she her knee is hurting her.
In their defense tho, they pretty much have to stay with her this game
Definitely seems as tho her control is leaving her a bit
and not having muh fun. I spoke with her briefly after the game as we waited for the players to come out. She said her knee was killing her and she was about to pull herself out. If Cal won the first game, she would not have played in the second.
I felt bad for her because she played very well today but not good enough. She was hobbling toward Schembechler Hall with her dad. A good game by both teams.
I only ask that the best team wins. I think this happened today.
Called third strike looked just like ball 3!
Anyone else think this ump's strike-zone has been a little iffy? I dont think it has benefitted one side, but seems to be a moving zone to me.
End 6. 3-1 M
"Thrown out trying to make a double out of a triple"
Ya, I think if you try to make a double out of a triple you deserve to be thrown out.
This guy is a clown
Garland cooper would have been better doing this thing solo all weekend
If we made a drinking game out of this guy's screw-ups, we'd be hammered by the 3rd inning.
Hang on to your asses, boys. We're going for a ride.
I'll sit this one out.
the interference call was hot garbage.
The initial gasp from the crowd made me think it was gone
Win!! But they have it a ride on the last out that would have won them the game. See you all next weekend (Thursday)
Holy shit, that was too close.
Umps gave Cal two free base runners in that inning (missed third strike that turned into a walk two pitches later and an incorrect ruling on a collision on the base paths), and we still get out of it unscathed! That last out scared me, but thankfully we tracked it down on the warning track. Huge win, now let's root for the Ragin' Cajuns to down LSU!
Yeah, that would certainly be nice.
If people want to update that game too, it would be nice.
ULL is up 1-0, LSU batting in the top of the 6th, 1 out none on.
I am not sure that ULL is preferable to LSU. I have seen LSU play a couple times on TV and they are struggling right now. Fico's control in not what it was last year. ULL meanwhile is scalding hot and Wallace has not allowed a run in their regional. Through 19 innings that is.
That is a fair point, but I'm not too worried about ULL. We've already beaten them once this season (3-1 on February 22nd) and looking at their schedule, they don't really have a lot of terribly impressive Ws in there. A hot pitcher is always scary this time of year, but in a three-game set, I like our chances. That said, I also like our chances against LSU also - we'll see how it plays out.
I think we beat ULL too. However, I still think they will be tougher than LSU would've been. There are no more easy ones when you reach this point.