M Softball Crushes [Michigan State]

Submitted by MGoSoftball on April 14th, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The Michigan Softball team traveled to East Lansing to put a thumping on sparty 8-0 in 5 inning mercy-rule win.  We started out a tad slow but in the top of the 5th inning, the bats exploded for 8 runs.

Lauren Sweet went 1 for 3 (HR) and 3 RBIs.  Amy Knapp went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs.  Ashley Lane went 1 for 3 with an RBI. 

Haylie Wagner started in the circle today.  She gave up only 2 hits while striking out 2.  She also went 1 for 1 with an RBI.

Overall, sparty is a very bad team.  So it is expected that we win.  The game started slow but we game alive.  I always say, a win is a win.

Congrats to the ladies.  I will be at the game tomorrow, tailgating.  So stop buy and I will have a cold beer for you.

[ed: Sister related nicknames are verboten on mgoblog]



April 14th, 2012 at 5:30 PM ^

Friendly banter between colleagues does not equal anonymously using a pejorative term to an unknown audience. It is acceptable to lovingly make fun of a sibling’s haircut, for instance. Doing so to someone with whom you do not have the same level of understanding, however, is typically regarded as unacceptable.

Old Michigan Man

April 14th, 2012 at 7:50 PM ^

Mgoblog is typical?  People need to relax.  msu is lil' borther and lil' sister.  Always have and always will.

Im getting tired of people getting "offended".  Why dont we stop talking then in fear of offendings some simple minded person in St Johns Mi.

This is a Michigan Blog. What do you expect.

I better not hear anyone on this thread call msu lil brother anymore.  If the softball team cannot be called lil' sister, then the lil brother term is forever outlawed as well.


April 14th, 2012 at 7:59 PM ^

“I better not hear anyone on this thread call msu lil brother anymore. If the softball team cannot be called lil' sister, then the lil brother term is forever outlawed as well.” Good! We’re in agreement then.

“This is a Michigan Blog. What do you expect.” I expect us to act with some degree of maturity. Opposing fans refer to us as scUM and the skunkbears. Does this upset me? Certainly not. Rather, I believe it reflects negatively on them. Similarly, I feel like using terms like lil brother, lil sister, O$U, or the suckeyes cheapens us and reflects negatively on us as a fan base.

Get off my lawn, etc.


April 15th, 2012 at 12:16 AM ^

am not that PC.  It appears obvious that you dont have the same interaction as I do.  I probably have more interaction with sparty than many people on this blog.

I will continue to call them lil' bro and they will call us scUM.  I do not find it offensive.  The world is in harmony.  Lets play it out in the classroom and the athletic fields NOT on Mgoblog.



April 14th, 2012 at 3:20 PM ^

I appreciate the updates.  Good to see the bats starting to heat up.  That wasn't the case even against lesser opponents earlier this year.

As to Lil' Sister, some people need to chill out.  Banter between fan bases is a good thing. 


April 14th, 2012 at 3:24 PM ^

are inconsistant this year.  I hope we can get into a rythem for the next month and get a home site for regionals.

As for bantering, some people dont understand the push and shove that goes on in the office around Detroit.  It is an every day discussion.  I have worked with sparty my entire career and have to listen to "Izzo for Savior" everyday.


April 14th, 2012 at 3:53 PM ^

Not digging the "lil sister" thing. Little sister is what MSU calls us sometimes when they beat us because they thing its a huge one-up on little brother. Little brother is acceptable sometimes, little sister...is not...unless we're all in elementary school

rob f

April 14th, 2012 at 5:45 PM ^

Besides that, today was the spring scrimmage, lots of recruits are in Ann Arbor, Hoke is busy "pointing" things out that Team 133 needs to work on between now and the start of the 2012 season.  We all should be happy, rather than picking each other apart over use of the word "sister"  to describe msu...

Michigan Arrogance

April 14th, 2012 at 6:05 PM ^

Jeez, that was the most inane little dig at MSU and 3/4 of the posts call you out on it. Ease up, Mgoblog.


My advice, if you're gonna get this much shit for it, you may as well go for the gold:


M beats the hell out of Glorified Community College of East Lansing/Generic State Safety School, as expected.


April 14th, 2012 at 7:36 PM ^

got here after the "little sister controversy", so I will chime in to say that, yes, State is a terrible team. They're sitting somewhere in the upper 100's of RPI as of last week, I'm not sure where they were before this game.

That said, a win is a win and one that moves the team closer to a Big Ten title is extra sweet. Later this year MGB faces off against them on their home turf, and I would love to see firsthand if Spartan tears do, in fact, taste like Sugar. My bet is yes.

I'd also add that any time a young team can hit eight runs and let up two hits is good, young teams are inconsistent and can play down to their competition more regularly than an older team would.


April 15th, 2012 at 1:35 PM ^

I'm not, although that's probably obvious at this point. I'll be in East Lansing for MGB's game, but I don't think I venture north this semester other than that (WMU comes here and I'm not driving all the way to Mount Pleasant for two non-conference games) unless the cards happen to deal a NCAA tournament berth with Ann Arbor hosting a regional.