Michigan softball vs. Wisconsin/Michigan softball vs. Minnesota open thread

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on May 10th, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Ladies won the semifinal in walk off fashion 4-3. The team now plays Minnesota for the championship.

Comments

Wendyk5

May 10th, 2014 at 6:58 PM ^

Hutch seems to be a pretty tough character yet the players maintain an ease on the field, with a lot of smiles, especially the pitchers. 

ckersh74

May 10th, 2014 at 7:08 PM ^

Horseshit call on the 3rd strike that ended the 3rd. I understand they're a bit more liberal with the strike zone, but that was a bit ridiculous. 

Bases juiced and we got nothing. Hope that doesn't come back to haunt us. 

MGoGrendel

May 10th, 2014 at 7:58 PM ^

but no runs in the 6th. The Wisky runner heading home dogged it and didn't make it home before the other runner was tagged out. Cost them a run. Hopefully Michigan bats come alive this inning.

ThadMattasagoblin

May 10th, 2014 at 8:23 PM ^

The good thing is that we won it in 7 innings too. We don't want our ladies tired for the championship. The number one seed should play at 3:30 and get the rest time but oh well.

Wendyk5

May 10th, 2014 at 8:52 PM ^

Question for someone who's knowledgeable about softball: why are pitchers more heavyset than some of the other players? Is that intentional or just a random occurrence? I can see why power hitters carry more bulk, but why pitchers? 

JT4104

May 10th, 2014 at 9:50 PM ^

everytime I watch softball.....I'm amazed how liberal the strike zone is. seems like the girls have to swing at some bad pitches.