Softball: the Ohio 0 - Michigan 11

Submitted by gotohail on April 6th, 2013 at 4:20 PM
I'm no MGoSoftball but today with chilly weather conditions Michigan mercy ruled that team from Columbus. Michigan had a few home runs including a Grand Slam to crush the spirit of the buckeyes. Another great day for Michigan Athletics! It's going to be a great day to be a Michigan Wolverine!

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justingoblue

April 6th, 2013 at 4:29 PM ^

Which is about all there is to say about how one sided this was. They have a new coach, though, fresh from Miami U who had some good success there. No way they don't improve in the next few years, which is to say only get mercied like 9-0 or 10-0 in Ann Arbor.

MGoSoftball

April 6th, 2013 at 4:32 PM ^

for the complement but I am just a softball fan like everyone else.  If I can add a few important notes:

Caitlin Blanchard hit a grand slam in the 6-run 2nd inning.  She finished 2 for 3 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored.  Sierra Lawerence went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

Sara was the starting and winning pitcher.  She gave up 0 runs on 5 hits.  She had 2 Ks and 1 BB.  Sara went 1 for 3 at the plate as well.

On a special note: M SB fan, young Emily Hepker, is at the Mayo Clinic in Minn getting treatment.  She is a stalwart SB fan and follows the team as much as I do.  She loves Blue and wears her M gear proudly under the most difficult of circumstances.  May God provide her comfort and healing during this difficult time in her very young life.  

Stay strong Emily.  Everyone on MGoBlog is praying for your quick recovery.  We hope to see you at Alumni Field soon.

MGoSoftball

April 6th, 2013 at 4:50 PM ^

Her name is Kelly (Kovach) Schoenly.  She is a 1995 Graduate of UM.  From the ohio website:

 

"During her collegiate pitching career at Michigan (1991-95), Schoenly earned numerous conference and national awards, including 1995 NFCA First-Team All-America honors. A two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and three-time all-conference selection, Schoenly was a member of three Big Ten Conference Championship teams and played on the 1995 squad, which finished seventh at the NCAA Women's College World Series."

"A two-time GTE Academic All-American, Schoenly received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Michigan in December of 1995. After receiving the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, Schoenly went on to earn her master's degree in elementary mathematics education from Michigan in May of 1998."

Scorekeeper

April 7th, 2013 at 12:56 AM ^

Ohio State pitchers walked 7 UM hitters today and gave up 3 homers (Blanchard, Lawrence, and Susalla). It was nice to see Blanchard hit a grand slam after they pitched around Romero to force in a run. And, those 7 walks and 3 HRs were in 5 innings.

 

Scorekeeper

April 7th, 2013 at 12:59 AM ^

 

Ohio State pitchers walked 7 UM hitters today and gave up 3 homers (Blanchard, Lawrence, and Susalla). It was nice to see Blanchard hit a grand slam after they pitched around Romero to force in a run. And, those 7 walks and 3 HRs were in 5 innings.