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|3 weeks 10 hours ago||At present rate, and assuming the same number of games as 2005..||
the team would set a new season record for HR's - 127. 2005 team hit 103 HR's. NCAA Division I record is 158 HR's by Hawaii (2010 in 66 games). I'm guessing small park and maybe favorable winds.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Both relay times are currently fastest NCAA times of this year..||
but Pac12 and B12 championships yet to go. Could get surpassed.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||Impressive performance. Consider also..||
Alabama had the schedule set up to have an advantage against M. They had UM as their first scheduled game each day - Friday and Saturday, while it was UM's 2nd game of the day. They also cancelled their Friday night game against JMU due to cold weather. So, when we played them today, it was their 2nd game of the weekend and they had only used 1 pitcher. We were playing them in our 4th game of the weekend and had already used 3 pitchers on Friday. (Though pitchers routinely go again sooner in SB). Impressive work by all of our pitchers. If we stay healthy this team should go far.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Headed in right direction..||
Not only was this year's class the highest rated in program history, next year's class is even more highly rated. As high as #5 by one service, and consensus of about #12. It includes a highly rated 6'5" big, the one thing we have really lacked - size. The future is very bright.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Congrats to the team on a good year and effort..||
They really went farther than I thought they would. The name of the game is elite pitching... like Ricketts, and others. Haylie Wagner was our #1 last year, was a pre-season watch list player. Expectations were that she would be improved from last year. Just didn't happen. We don't know the extent of her injuries, but the loss of Wagner really handicapped this team. Driesenga did a heroic job and had some terrrific, gutty efforts to get the team as far as it did. Kudos to her and the whole team, but the fact is that this team had the highest team ERA in Micigan history.
You would think that next year looks promising, but again it all comes down to pitching. Wagner needs to get herself right. Driesenga needs to improve. And hopefully one of the two (or our incoming Freshman - Betsa) rises to the elite pitcher level.
All in all, a good year given the above. I am hopeful about next year.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Romero also set B1G conference-only HR record by my reckoning..||
Looked up B1G record book. Conference games only HR record was 10. By my perusal of conference box scores it looks like that was Sierra Romero's 11th conference HR.
She is still two HR behind the conference HR record for all games - 24, but of course has probably at least 6 more games to play.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Pitching, pitching, pitching...||
With the 16 ER Wagner and Driesenga gave up this series M now has a team ERA of 2.33. This is the worst ERA (by far) of any Michigan team since 1980. That's as far back as the record book goes. It's great we have a good hitting team, but big time softball is about pitching. Can't see this team going any farther than a Super Regional.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Where is Haylie Wagner?||
Hurt? Ineligble? What?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Michigan ranks 25th in Div I||
Michigan ranks 25th in Div I in points per game.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Houma stats||
From articles in the Salt Lake Trib, it appears his stats are basically for 1/2 a season, as he only became the starter in mid-season after the senior ahead of him went down.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Sappingfield record||
Story is up on Mgoblue now. Apparently it is the longest Michigan streak the athletic deparment sports info people can find, so yes, it is an M record. 43 games!, wow, she still has a ways to go, but awesome job for a Freshman.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Also note on softball games that....||
(Fr) Nicole Sappingfield hit in both games to extend her hitting streak to 19 games. Not sure if that is a Michigan record.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||From the Game notes:||