Coming off a break-out weekend, featuring multiple wins over ranked opponents and some of the most complete performances of the season, Michigan makes a trip to Florida this weekend for the FAU tournament. The opener was the first-ever meeting between Michigan & Stony Brook softball, and my guess is that the Seawolves won't be all too eager to schedule meeting #2 any time soon.
It was another encouraging outing for the Michigan offense, as 6 different Wolverines got hits on the day. Faith Canfield continued on her tear from a week ago, going 2-4 with 3 RBIs (all three of which came on a bases-clearing double in the B6 that turned a 4-0 lead into a 7-0 blowout). Madison Uden was also particularly effective, going 2 for 2 with a walk to boot, while freshman Natalia Rodriguez also added a pair of hits to the cause. Fellow-freshman Lou Allan continues to work her way into the line-up bit by bit, scoring a run after reaching base on a Stony Brook error in the 6th.
Defensively, Tera Blanco was in control for most of this one. Stony Brook didn't register a hit until the 4th inning, when a lead-off triple gave them their biggest threat of the day. An alert Sobczak gunned down the runner trying to get home on a bunt, though, and no harm was done. Sarah Schaefer would come in to close things out in the 7th, hurling a 1-2-3 inning.
Michigan continues play in about 5 minutes, facing hosts FAU. Freshman phenom Meghan Beaubien will be in the circle for this one.