3 PM ESPN
Softball vs. Louisville open thread
game today ladies let get em.
can the two of you just text each other?
/I kid because I care
All right let's go.
mean banging the ball off the wall.
This is MICHIGAN, forgodsakes! He obviously means banging the ball off the bat, over the wall.
How could I think so poorly of our girls?
Steph is banging those hard hit shots to third. She is doing a bang-up job today.
Michigan is the host team?
Stranded the bases loaded. I hope that doesn't come back to bite us.
in the first inning. Looks like it is a good day. Too bad Haylie could not see green.
0 0 0 for louisville
0 2 0 for the good guys
Keep playing defensive innings like that they won't lose. Can't lose if the other team can't score.
bases loaded twice. Nice...
Got to get a hot or walk here. Keep up the pressure.
Gonna need to get a couple here.
1-0, bottom 2.
Odd that Louisville has a "closer". I've never seen one of those in softball.
have one. She was about 5 MPH SLOWER than my starter. Once everyone had seen my starter and adjusted to her speed, the closer would throw them off.
that is base running at the highest level. NEVER run into a tag is difficult to teach.
I played baseball, and I do like fantasy MLB. But I always found softball more fun to watch on TV. Especially our UM ladies. Hail.
What happened at Florida?
accused of an "altercation" against black player Michelle Moulton. However, one of the dismissed players put this on her facebook:
"The three of us have not been released from the team because of racism or bullying. There are a lot of rumors circulating that are false. Kasey and Cheyenne were both Michelle's roommate. All three of us are good friends with her, and will remain close to her. It is sad that people have created such false accusations."
Oh, I thought we had her picked off at 1st.
EDIT: Didn't matter. That was not the best baserunning there.
It looks like Northwestern may win again.
And who said the B1G was weak? Oh shit...I did.
That's how it's done.
Nobody listens to me when I say Michigan will get out of these tough spots.
Lead off walks, please. Not the kind of jam I like.
Nice job getting out of that jam! Now, need moar runs!
Top 6 Louisville coming to bat.
in top of 6th. still 1-0 us.
at third base. What a gamer. She is making a case for the game ball for sure.
Can Kirkpatrick come back in to field or is she done?
once to the same batting order. However, her sub is done.
Can you tell me the purpose of that rule (why different than baseball)? I have never really liked it, but never paid attention to the purpose behind it.
but the rules for baseball are set by MLB. Most of the lower organizations including Little League Baseball Inc. follow MLB's lead with some tweaks of course.
There are over 10 different youth organizations in USA and they all follow the MLB rule book to some degree. It is rumored that MLB will contact Little League Baseball Inc in Williamsport Pa to discuss rule changes before implementation.
MLB has 25 players on their roster so subs are not an issue. Little League Baseball Inc. does allow subs due to the agerage roster of 11 or 12. NCAA follows MLB very closely for baseball. The biggest difference in MLB requiring wood bats only. That is a whole other discussion.
Softball's lead organizing body is ASA in Oklahoma City. Ever wondered why the NCAA SB World Series was held in Oklahoma? Now you know. ASA's primary goal is to standardize the rules of softball just like MLB does for baseball. Since most youth softball teams have only 12 players, ASA allows for re-entry of ALL players.
The pitcher can return to the mound provided she stays in the game but moved to a different location. I do this all the time. If my starter gets into trouble and is visably shaken, I will shuffle the defense to allow my #2 to come in. I will move the starter to the outfield, for example, for a few innings to calm down. Then later in the game I will bring her back in.
I think this explains why Wagner bats. It seems that ordinarily the best 9 batters on the team are the batters, but there must be great value in being able to switch Wagner and Dreisenga back and forth between pitcher and dh- more value than .109 batting average points.
Louisville up in the top of 7th.
We have this. Just need to get the bats going. Too bad we left so many on earlier in the game!
haunt any team.
All of a sudden the strike zone got about a foot wider.