As got some discussion on the super-regional thread, softball season ended a couple weeks too soon today, despite a furious late rally. The sense of disappointment in the stands was great, and I'm sure the team is feeling it even more.
Still, I won't accept the narrative that has this as a failed or wasted season. Yes, we expected and could have achieved much more. However, going 49-8 and winning a third straight Big Ten title is a damn fine year. A lot more folks are wishing they were us than are glad they aren't. A tough ending, but congratulations to the team on a great year - and may there be many more for Hutchins, the Bo of women's sports!