Michigan Softball vs Kentucky Open Thread @ noon

Submitted by MGoSoftball on May 21st, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Today at noon the Michigan Softball team plays the Univeristy of Kentucky, in the winner's bracket of the Ann Arbor Regional.

UK defeated Notre Dame in mercy rule style 8-0.  ND could only garner 2 hits against UK pitcher Chanda Bell.  Bell had all her pitches working yesterday.

Hutch is trying to overcome the second injury that has caused a major change in the line up.  Colie Sappoingfield busted her knee up.  Hutch put Lyndsay Doyle over to Left and DP Alycia Ryan out to RF.   Since moving to the No. 2 spot Lyndsay Doyle has batted .455 (5-for-11) with a double and two RBI over the last three games.  Senior Marley Powers took Alycia's spot in the DP position.  Marley had a good game last night.

Today's game should be a low scoring affair.  Bell seems to have her game tight and JT is on fire.  A few things to watch today.  JT needs 1 more win to break the all-time wins recorda Michigan and just 11 more Ks to tie Ritter.  I suspect JT will not get 11 today but will get close.  I do think she will break both records this weekend in AA.

Anyone that needs a beer, stop by as we will be tailgating in the complex today and Sunday.

Go Blue and Its Great.....To be......A Michigan Wolverine.



May 21st, 2011 at 10:30 AM ^

Last night was the first full game of womens softball I have ever seen. I came away impressed, I love the competitive attitude that was displayed by bothe sides.


May 21st, 2011 at 10:58 AM ^

I was lucky enough to be stationed in Oklahoma City during the 2005 season.  Due to my military schedule I was only able to catch one game during the world series that year.  However, it was the Michigan-Texas game from that year.  In some great feat of magic the ladies were able to knock off Texas and their Olympic/Allworld pitcher Cat Osterman en route to the title a few days later.  I recommend going out there to everyone.


May 21st, 2011 at 11:19 AM ^

I don't know why, but I've always found softball (especially Michigan softball) to be pretty entertaining. More so than any other womens sport

Although it does still amaze me how many times they whiff on a ball that big


May 21st, 2011 at 11:56 AM ^

Marley is one of the only athletes to go D-1 in any sport from my high school I went to in years. Its really great to see her crack the starting line-up, especially with her solid hitting performance last night.


May 21st, 2011 at 12:43 PM ^

I think it had to do with the two hits from Kentucky.  Supposed to be working before being interrupted by out-of-town family, so didn't think I'd be able to watch.  Put it on "in the background" and of course couldn't take my eyes off it. 

I can't understand how the arms don't come off these premium pitchers.  How can Jordan do so well in two-game days without destroying her shoulder?  (Obviously I've never played serious softball.)

Looks like a nice crowd. 


May 21st, 2011 at 12:59 PM ^

how would chidester be out either way? im very confused. either it hit her or she got to 1st safe. wtf

and why did the home plate ump check to 3rd? the 3rd base upmire couldnt see jack


May 21st, 2011 at 1:01 PM ^

is NOT happy.  Me neither.  That seemed pretty clear cut like it hit Amanda's forearm.  Also, she didn't swing.  Also, assuming this 3rd base ump is the same lady that was the home plate ump last night, that mgosoftball was talking about, she probably needs glasses or to have her credentials revoked.  Bree did not swing.  Amanda did not swing.  Neither were particularly close.  Absolutely disgraceful.  This officiating might be worse than Hockey East refs.


May 21st, 2011 at 1:11 PM ^

1-0 UK. Top of the 4th

Everyone's outraged because we got the bases loaded with 2 outs in the top of the 3rd and the 3rd base ump called chidester out after she was initially called safe. bad bad call


May 21st, 2011 at 2:04 PM ^

Got on the board in top6 with an RBI single. So if they lose do they play the winner of ND and WM? And the winner of that would have to beat UK twice correct?