In front of another sold out crowd at Alumni Field on a beautiful day, #20 Michigan took on Northwestern in the finale game of the weekend series.
This game was extremely similar to yesterday's game. Northwestern got a hit in the 1st inning that amounted to nothing and it would one of their very few hits they'd get against Michigan.
Michigan came out swinging again, but couldn't push the runs across in the 1st inning.
In the 2nd inning, Katie Alexander got the scoring started with an RBI single for her first hit of the weekend. She was the last one on the team to get a hit against Northwestern this weekend, but it came at the right time as it gave Michigan a 1-0 lead.
One inning later, yesterday's pitcher Tera Blanco got hit by a pitch that wasn't called an HBP. She instead took that call and smacked it to LF the very next pitch for an RBI single to make it 2-0 Michigan.
In the 4th, the speedy Natalie Peters beat out the throw to first on an infield single that scored Kelly Christner, making it 3-0 Michigan. The next at bat, Faith Canfield would belt the ball past the LF wall for a 2-run homer, but Peters unfortunately left early which got Northwestern out of the inning without giving up the bomb since there was 2 outs.
Michigan would add one more run in the 5th on a sac fly from Abby Ramirez to make it 4-0.
Megan Betsa shut down Northwestern once again. She gave up just two hits and only one the rest of the game outside of the 1st inning. Betsa had 9 Ks.
Michigan wins, 4-0. The Wolverines outscored Northwestern by a combined score of 20-0 on the weekend.
Michigan is now 26-7-1 and 6-0 in the B1G.
Next up, Michigan will head down to face Ohio State next weekend. The first game is on Friday at 6pm.