Softball Bats come alive but M lost 10-7

Submitted by MGoSoftball on February 25th, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The M softball team lost the second game today 10-7 against #17 LA Lafayette.  This game had 9 lead changes.  Haylie got the start and was roughed up early.  She did not get out of the 1st inning.  Sara came on in relief and did not fare much better.  Stephanie came in to settle things down but the damage was done.

The offense came alive and garnered 10 hits.  Ashley Lane went 2 for 3 (both were bombs) and 2 runs scored with 3 RBIs.  Chiddy also went deep and went 2 for 3 with a run scored and 2 RBIs.  Even Amy boinked one.  But it was not enough.

Coach is continuing to juggle the lineup as Ashley was playing 1st and Lyndsay was playing RF.  I suspect that Amy is going to be the regular 2nd Baseman.  Chiddy and Stephanie have secured their spots at 3rd and SS respectively.  1st base is still open in my mind as Mandy is still adapting.  Ashley and Mandy have been rotating at 1B.  Colie and Bree have LF and CF locked up.  RF is a little more fluid with Lyndsay and Lauren has almost solidified the catcher position.

This loss hurts.  There is no way to make any sense out of it.  Our weakness has been hitting and our strength has been our pitching with the Freshman.  But with tonights game and the hitting was awesome, the pitching was not-so-good.  This will drop us at least 2 spots and maybe even 4 or 5. 

I am still very proud of our kids.  The Freshmen are a little unpredictable, I agree but they ARE Freshmen.  Keep up the good work ladies.  Your hard work will payoff and we have your back.  We will continue to support you regardless of your record.  Keep studying and dont let losses get to you.  The Michigan Family is 100% behind you.



February 25th, 2012 at 10:15 PM ^

Was Wagner hurt at all, or was she yanked early just because she had a couple rough innings (going back to the last inning of the first game)? Was Driesenga's arm tired from throwing most of the first game?