M SB Bats Stay Alive; Wins Again

Submitted by MGoSoftball on February 9th, 2013 at 1:37 PM

The SB Team were singing the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive" as they kept the bats alive today in the USF Tourney in Tampa Fla.  They connected with 14 hits in a 10-2 mercy-rule rout of Florida Atlantic in 5 innings.

Freshman Sierra Romero connected on the biggest hit, by delivering a grand slam in the 4th inning.  It was only her second hit of her career and her first home run.  This young lady is going to be fun to watch the next 4 years.  Welcome to Michigan Sierra, we hope you dont get too discouraged by the cold and snow.  

Junior Taylor Hasselbach garnered 3 hits with an RBI and a run scored.  She is representing the Clarkston Wolves very nicely.  Senior Amy Knapp and Junior Lyndsay Doyle both had 2 hits and 1 RBIs apiece. 

Sara Driesenga was the winning pitcher.  She pitched 3.1 Innings; gave up 0 ER, 0 hits, 1 BB and 0 Ks.  Stephanie Spiererman came on in relief and gave up 2 runs (both unearned) on 1 hit. She had 1 K and 1 BB.  

I would like to introduce Freshman Pitcher Alice Fitzpatrick.  She HAILS from Union Grove High School in Kansasville, Wisconsin.  Alice closed out the game by facing 2 batters (striking out 1).  Welcome to the Michigan Family, Alice.  We are happy to have you here in A2.  We hope you have great success on the field and more importantly, in the classroom.



February 9th, 2013 at 2:25 PM ^

Michigan's only game this month against a top 10 opponent is at 4:00 this afternoon when they take on #10 South Florida, who was 50-14 last season.  Michigan is #13 right now, but a win will propel them into the top 10.


February 9th, 2013 at 4:35 PM ^

Hutch is a real believer in using two pitchers, even when one is struggling.  She usually sets up the starts to the stronger/better pitcher faces the tougher compeitition. But, we haven't seen Wagner at all this trip as a pitcher or DH.

We may find out as USF has tied UM 2-2 in the bottom of the 1st.



February 9th, 2013 at 5:30 PM ^

Let's hope it is something contageous like the flu and Wagner was left in Ann Arbor.

I think the team has too many players to travel, but I'm also pretty sure that when the travel roster is made up you include 2 pitchers, 2 catchers, and the regular defensive starters (still in flux). The left-at-home player is never a key player.