SB Sweeps Tourney

Submitted by MGoSoftball on February 22nd, 2015 at 1:05 PM

The Softball Team completed the sweep of the Easton Bama Bash Tourney this weekend by defeating James Madison University in a 10-0 mercy-rule blow out.

Megan was the complete-game winning pitcher.  She only allowed 1 hit, with 3 BB and 6 Ks.

The offensive game ball goes to Romo, who hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning.  She finished the game 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 5 RBIs. Lindsay also went deep and long and finished 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.  Kelly went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Abby went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored.

This weekend certainly put much confidence in the team by defeating Bama twice, on their home field.  Coach Hutch has put together a winning formula.  One of the key changes recently is Romo to 2B and Abby to SS.

The pitching has been lights out as well.  Great job ladies.

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OMG Shirtless

February 22nd, 2015 at 1:14 PM ^

The Softball Team completed the sweep of the Easton Bama Bash Tourney this weekend by defeating James Madison University in a 10-0 mercy-rule blow out.

Megan [BETSA] was the complete-game winning pitcher.  She only allowed 1 hit, with 3 BB and 6 Ks.

The offensive game ball goes to [SIERRA] Romo, who hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning.  She finished the game 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 5 RBIs. Lindsay [MONTEMARANO] also went deep and long and finished 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.  Kelly [CHRISTNER] went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

This weekend certainly put much confidence in the team by defeating Bama twice, on their home field.  Coach Hutch has put together a winning formula.  One of the key changes recently is Romo to 2B and Abby [RAMIREZ] to SS.

The pitching has been lights out as well.  Great job ladies.

Blue Durham

February 22nd, 2015 at 6:08 PM ^

Bizarre isn't quite the word that comes to my mind.

Everywhere else you go, MGoBlue.com, gamecast, whatever, just like with all of the men's sports, it is all by last names.

Like the above posts, a year or two ago I suggested that their last names at least be included (I think they should be used exclusively). He was pretty adamant against it.

Blue Durham

February 22nd, 2015 at 8:47 PM ^

No, I wasn't following the "official twitter" just like I don't buy genuine imitation leather.

The general convention in men's sports is to refer to them by their last names. Yes, some "twitterers" and announcers refer to a few athletes by their first names, but that is mostly those that had unique names, like "Spike" and "Denard," but they are the exception. No one referred to "Taylor" (Lewan), "Jeremy" (Gallon), or "Mike" (I can name a bunch over the years, all were referred to by their last names).

Just look at the box score anywhere. Just look at the articles published by professionals. There will be no "Spike," "Michael" "Sara" or "Betty Sue."

MGoSoftball does a great service to this blog by reporting, in an incredibly timely manner, the results of games along with analysis and recruiting(!). I think this is an asset to this blog to the extent that I wished there were others that could lend their expertise in other, non-revenue sports like wrestling, gymnastics, golf and water polo.

I definitely admit that I have learned some things and gained a greater appreciation about softball from MGoSoftball. I also appreciate all of the effort (an given the amount that he posts, this is not insignificant) that he takes to post on this blog. It is a better place for it.

While very informative, I think that his posts would come across more professional (and he is a profession as he is a softball coach) if he would refer to the players by their last name. This is the accepted convention for men, and I see no reason why this should not be extended to the women who play sports as well.

Can you give me one reason why this should not be so?

While MGoSoftBall had made the case previously that the players, and the people in the stands (most of which are friends and family) cheer and refer to the softball players by their first name (which I find both appropriate and also the case with the mens sports as well), I just don't think it is in posting on a blog that has one of the largest readerships in the country, almost all of which do not have any kind of personal relationship with any player on any team of the University.

Given the effort and quality of his reports, as well as my opinion that the women should be accorded the same respect and conventions that the men athletes are give, that he should give the women the same consideration.

I think he would come across more professional. He makes a great contribution to the blog, but I just think his post and the blog would be better if the same convention that has been in place for the men was afforded the women.

South Bend Wolverine

February 22nd, 2015 at 2:38 PM ^

Romo's grand slam gives her sole possession of the Michigan career record in that category, with 8.  She justs needs one more to tie the NCAA record of 9 (currently held by Francesca Enea of Florida and Christi Orgeron of La.-Lafayette).  With almost half of her career remaining to do it in, she may well take that record home with her.

MGoGrendel

February 22nd, 2015 at 2:56 PM ^

I live north of Atlanta and our youth baseball practices have been rained out for a week. This time last year it was 60 and sunny!

Going to be fun watching them play this year. Hope to catch many games on BTN.

Wolverine Devotee

February 22nd, 2015 at 4:32 PM ^

As South Bend Wolverine mentioned, Romero is now the career record holder for grand slams. She was tied with Sam Findlay before today. Michigan is now 77-2 all-time when hitting a grand slam.

In addition to picking up their 500th all-time road victory yesterday at Alabama, their mugging of James Madison today gave them their 500th all-time neutral site victory with a 500-191-3 record.

Good stuff. Second straight early season tournament victory. This team just keeps rolling. 

Next weekend, they head out to Tempe to face Arizona State twice in their tournament and will also play Toledo twice and Binghamton once. 

Michigan ended ASU's season last year, for the second consecutive season. It came in the memorable Tempe Regional where Michigan came back and beat the host ASU twice on Sunday with Lyndsey Doyle robbing ASU of a walkoff winner. 

willow

February 22nd, 2015 at 6:41 PM ^

It must have been so exciting.  I did watch gametracker, but that is hardly worth it.  I hope more will get televised somehow before the Big 10 season starts.  The SEC network(and maybe the Big 12, I think)  requires a subscription. Please post if you know of an option. Bloo-hoo!