The SB team defeated ASU earlier today and completed the sweep of the state by clipping #14 'Zona 9-1 for the mercy-rule win this afternoon at the Judi Garman Classic.
We scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th to take the lead 4-1. Amy Knapp continues her torrid pace. She went 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI. If she keeps this up, she will be an All-American for sure. Freshman Sierra Romero went yard again going 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and the run scored. Lyndsay Doyle went 1 for 3 and scored 2 runs along with a triple and an RBI. Caitlin Blanchard went 1 for 3 with an RBI and hit a run scoring double.
In the 5th Inning, we loaded the bases and Sara came through for a 2-run single. Then Amy comes up and hit a run-scoring double. Amy now leads the team in batting with a .397 batting average (>50 ABs).
In the top of the 6th inning, the defense turned a rare natural double play, 5-4-3. It is rare because the base path is only 60 feet compared to 90 feet in baseball. The runners can usually get down the line in time to beat the relay throw.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, we scored 2 runs for the mercy-rule win. We loaded the bases and Sierra Romero walked for an RBI. Then Jacklyn Crummy scored on a wild pitch for the win.
Sara was the starting and winning pitcher. She pitched 6 complete innings and faced 22 batters. She gave up 1 run (0 ER) off 4 hits. She had 3 Ks and 1 BB. Another great performance by Sara.
What a great day for Michigan as we all needed a pick-me-up after the earlier disaster in Chicago. Hopefully the hockey team takes care of business tonight as well.