landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|1 day 6 hours ago||I am happy now.||
I am happy now.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Nice, solid info. I'm glad||
Nice, solid info. I'm glad we got the Saturday/Sunday series, as I'm out of town 'til Saturday evening. At least I'll get to watch the 2nd day this way.
Related, I'm most of the way through my first draft of a regional review/super-regional preview. Planning on posting it on Wednesday before I leave town on Thursday.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not set in stone yet, but if||
Not set in stone yet, but if we advance, we are very likely to face Missouri - could be Nebraska, though. If we advance, we host no matter what.
|1 week 2 days ago||Love the box scores, by the||
Love the box scores, by the way. Hope you'll be here all tournament, it's nice to see the whole thing laid out.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ballgame! Gotta tip the cap||
Ballgame! Gotta tip the cap to Miami's pitching staff, which made things a lot tougher than any of us expected today. We now await the results of the the later games today to determine who we'll face tomorrow afternoon. What we know for sure is that we will have 2 chances to win 1 game for the right to advance to the super-regionals.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ramirez scoops & throws to||
Ramirez scoops & throws to 1st, and Miami is down to their final out.
|1 week 2 days ago||1 away - nice snag & throw||
1 away - nice snag & throw from Monte!
|1 week 2 days ago||Not much action in the T7 -||
Not much action in the T7 - just a Silo single. 3 outs for Miami to try & score 6 to extend the game.
|1 week 2 days ago||That inning didn't showcase||
That inning didn't showcase Driesenga's nastiest stuff, but it did illustrate the mental toughness you expect from a 5th year senior. 2-on, no out? No problem - three straight meek ground-outs, no damage done!
|1 week 2 days ago||Another soft ground out, and||
Another soft ground out, and again no chance for the runners to advance! Driesenga battling back nicely here - let's finish this inning off!
|1 week 2 days ago||There we go - a nice ground||
There we go - a nice ground out, and the runners have no opportunity to advance as Ramirez is all over it. That's a big out.
|1 week 2 days ago||Rough start for Driesenga - a||
Rough start for Driesenga - a single just out of Romero's reach and then a double that Susalla seemed to mis-read. Runners on 2nd & 3rd, nobody out.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yep, gotta wait for the pitch||
Yep, gotta wait for the pitch - otherwise base-stealing would be trivially easy for speedy players. This is actually one of my favorite differences in softball, b/c it gets rid of all the boring throws to 1st that do nothing but slow down the game. Helps pitchers work a lot faster.
|1 week 2 days ago||Driesenga coming in to try to||
Driesenga coming in to try to finish this one off. Smart move to let Betsa get some rest now that the lead has grown to 6.
|1 week 2 days ago||A ground-out ends the inning,||
A ground-out ends the inning, but 4 runs come across. Miami with just 6 outs left to work with; they'll need to get started quickly.
|1 week 2 days ago||Christner keeps the inning||
Christner keeps the inning alive w/ her 2nd single [edit: actually this one was a double] on the day! 6-0 Michigan as we move towards the bottom of the order. Took us a while, but we're finally locking in.
|1 week 2 days ago||Also, Romero is now at 299||
Also, Romero is now at 299 career hits & I believe 297 career runs scored - crossed 300 career RBIs yesterday. She's putting herself in some pretty select company.
|1 week 2 days ago||THERE is the the big hit in||
THERE is the the big hit in the big spot that we've been waiting on all day! Falk tags a 2-out single to score a pair, and it's 5-0! Miami responds with a pitching change.
|1 week 2 days ago||Susalla just not looking||
Susalla just not looking right today, not sure what's wrong with her. Falk still has a chance to turn this into a big inning.
|1 week 2 days ago||Blanco works a nice at-bat||
Blanco works a nice at-bat into a walk, and the bases are loaded with just one out. Here comes Susalla...
|1 week 2 days ago||Romo comes through with an||
Romo comes through with an RBI single! 3-0 Michigan, still 2 on with just 1 out!
|1 week 2 days ago||Ramirez turns over the||
Ramirez turns over the line-up, drawing a 4 pitch walk! 2 on, none out for the top of the order. Here's our chance to really put some distance between us & the Redhawks - gotta make this pay off.
|1 week 2 days ago||Dabs for doubles! Monte gets||
Dabs for doubles! Monte gets the 6th started in style, stretching what looked like just a single into a two-bagger!
|1 week 2 days ago||You-BETSA! An easy pop-out||
You-BETSA! An easy pop-out followed by a pair of swinging Ks, and it's Michigan's turn in the T6! Let's see if we can add some insurance.
|1 week 2 days ago||3 weak ground outs - you||
3 weak ground outs - you gotta give Miami's pitcher credit, we are just not getting much done against her. 2-0, B5. Looking like we're going to need to ride Betsa's arm in this one.
|1 week 2 days ago||Betsa continues to deal in||
Betsa continues to deal in the 4th, going 1-2-3 with two pop-outs around a K. If the back half of the order can lock in here & put up some more runs, we could finally get our chance to put this one out of reach.
|1 week 2 days ago||Unlucky ground-out (hard hit,||
Unlucky ground-out (hard hit, but right at the 2B) and a K end the inning. 2 runs score for Michigan, though, and the top of the order looks like they are starting to dial in on what Miami's pitcher is doing. Miami gets their chance in the B4.
|1 week 2 days ago||Sac bunt and then a great||
Sac bunt and then a great reaction from Aidan Falk to snag a tricky foul-out! Michigan comes back up in a scoreless game. It's past time for the offense to get going - let's see if the back half of the order can get us some action here.
|1 week 2 days ago||Betsa robbed of a K by a||
Betsa robbed of a K by a hilariously bad call, single on the next pitch. 1 on, 1 out for Miami. Awful umpiring.
|1 week 2 days ago||Still no luck for Michigan -||
Still no luck for Michigan - lots of contact, but nothing hitting the green part of the field. 0-0, bottom of the Miami order in the B3.