Wolverine Devotee

May 16th, 2014 at 3:45 PM ^

Game is on ESPNU right now.

The current "feels like" temperature in Tempe right now is 104. Michigan is wearing Blue pants. Not to mention the sweat from playing.

These girls are tougher than I could ever hope to be.


May 16th, 2014 at 3:52 PM ^

Thats an impressive way to get on the board.

Also did they say the batters have zero responsibility to move out of the way to avoid getting hit by a pitch? That was pretty weak by the SDSU girl in the first, she just stuck her leg out.


May 16th, 2014 at 3:57 PM ^

Mostly, yes. But they will call you if you move way INTO it. For the most part you get away with just standing there or even moving into it slightly. This has gone against us in recent games- not getting the called HBP on what seemed to be legit.

Wolverine Devotee

May 16th, 2014 at 4:30 PM ^

You mean AIAW.

The NCAA began sponsoring women's sports in 1981-82. Prior to that, everyone competed in the AIAW.

The AIAW was the women's version of the NCAA. Michigan and pretty much everyone else left the AIAW when the NCAA began sponsoring.

The NAIA is the NCAA but for much smaller schools like Davenport.


May 16th, 2014 at 4:18 PM ^

C'mon Blanchard! Woohoo!

High scoring game so far.

Hope Betsa has a quick 3 up/3 down inning.

Ps. Best flight delay I've had, getting to watch this game in the espn app.


May 16th, 2014 at 4:47 PM ^

My only guess is she paused to make the tag play more difficult for the second baseman. If she continued running maybe the second baseman was able to tag her and lob it easily to first for the double play.

That is the only explanation I have other than just a brief lapse in judgement.