Just a reminder for those who are not out enjoying this wonderful day; M SB is on BTN playing Purdue. This is the last series of the season. Our magic number is 2.
Open Thread: M SB vs Purdue on BTN
like Hutch is got the girls pumped up. We are playing very aggressive.
Let's go Blue!!!!!
is playing very well today. Their D is very good.
No btn here. And i'm going to kids soccer practice..
Would love an occasional update. Thanks!
To the left -- looks like Brandon
Great catch by Purdue outfielder in foul territory to end U-M inning
Long ball knocks in a run but batter gets thrown out at 2nd
Michigan up to bat
Missed how we scored -- seems like it may have been a sac fly or something
we scored on a sac-fly
Good job, ladies! 2-1 final
This kid is the real deal. Did you see how she introduced, what appeared to be, some new pitches late in the game? She has such good control it is sickening. This will motivte Sara to work hard in the off season
Iowa is playing Minny now on the BTN. We need Minny to take one tonight so we can seal the deal.
Where is there an off season at this level, except in California? Does she go back to the Bandits? I don't know if college players are allowed. Iowa v Minn in rain delay. That stuff is coming our way.
They can play at the highest age group, I don't remember if it's 18U or 19U. There also might be some Team USA action she could try and get in on, I know a couple girls from MGB's team actually play on the Canadian National Team during the summer.
Just generically, because I am as tuned in to security as you are. But what level, and in what region? How can she keep up with her Canadian National teammates?
She's a sophomore, so it was last year. All I know is that her pitching coach from club was running the team, and it was ASA Gold (she's young for her grade, so that might have played a part, but she has told me that her club team as a senior in high school had eight or so Division 1 players).
As far as the Canadians, they're good but not great (think 3*'s that pan out, but not 4/5*'s). They're a fantastic steal for mid-majors (her team is 3/14 Canadian), since Vancouver isn't scouted much and produces some good talent, but they would probably be situational type players at Michigan or the SEC, and maybe full time backups in the Pac.
Purdue is eliminated from first place contention. Just Iowa remains in contention?
In extra innings.
One win tomorrow and Michigan wins their 5th straight B1G Championship. Really hope the ladies can get it done tomorrow and have the seniors leave the field with the B1G trophy.
Edit: My points are back, I'm FREE FROM BOLIVIA!
With 1 day left...
1. Michigan (16-5)
2. Iowa (15-7)
3. Purdue (13-8)
4t. Wisconsin (13-9)
4t. Nebraska (13-9)
6. Northwestern (13-10)
7. Indiana (12-10)
8. Illinois (10-13)
9t. Minnesota (9-13)
9t. Ohio State (9-13)
11. Penn State (9-14)
12. Michigan State (0-21)
One win by Michigan or one loss by Iowa will clinch the Big Ten championship for Michigan. Michigan hosts Purdue for a doubleheader at noon; Iowa is at Minnesota in a doubleheader that starts at 3:00 EDT.