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|1 year 15 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 19 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 20 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.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Where is Haylie Wagner?||
Hurt? Ineligble? What?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Michigan ranks 25th in Div I||
Michigan ranks 25th in Div I in points per game.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 27 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.
|3 years 27 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 1 day ago||From the Game notes:||