Softball Facing MSU in B10 Quarterfinal

Submitted by South Bend Wolverine on May 11th, 2018 at 11:15 PM

Wot it says on the box!  Big Ten Tournament play begins for the Maize & Blue against MSU.  MSU spoiled the party last year, and while everyone will deny it, you know that game's in the back of everyone's mind tonight.  Beaubien gets the start, it's up to her to keep MSU down so the O can go to work.

Comments

Chaz_Smash

May 11th, 2018 at 11:30 PM ^

Why doesn't the No. 1 seed play in the first quarterfinal? Haven't they earned the advantage of getting extra rest and not getting stuck starting a game at 10:15 p.m.?

South Bend Wolverine

May 11th, 2018 at 11:38 PM ^

K and a ground-out put the runner on third, then a questionable HBP puts another on with 2 outs.  Not sure how you can have an HBP when the batter gets hit on the hands, actively leaning towards a ball over the plate, but that's why I'm not an ump I guess.

Solecismic

May 11th, 2018 at 11:49 PM ^

I've been railing against calling the HBP rule as it's written for years. It seems to work against Beaubien more than anyone.

She's rattled, though. That's the freshman in her. Tournament game, lots of pressure, long rain delay. A veteran knows how to handle that. The two-out walk to the .150 hitter at the bottom of the lineup was a bad mistake and they're in a hole now. Plenty of time to dig out.

I'd hate to see a loss because it might drop them to a #3 seed for the NCAA tournament.

1975Blue

May 12th, 2018 at 12:03 AM ^

through first 2 innings.  She beat Michigan 4-3 in BIG tourney last year, and lost a close one to Michigan 1-0 a month ago at Alumni field.  So she has had success against UM. 

goblue85

May 12th, 2018 at 12:05 AM ^

This team going to lose to garbage sparty team two years in row. Wd fact is this team is like b-ball has tailspin when it matters. We know this team won’t go far when Western Michigan smacks you around at home. Enough of the excuses. Best coach at Michigan beilein hands down right now.

South Bend Wolverine

May 12th, 2018 at 12:11 AM ^

MSU gets a walk but nothing more.  0-2, going to the B3.

Also, I love the announcers bringing up these "fun facts" about our record against MSU in the tournament ... without mentioning the fact that for a long time, there WAS NO B10 tourney!!  Gotta love context-free info.