First off, sorry for the lack of softball updates last weekend. If you will pardon a bit of shameless horn-tooting, I didn't post anything because I was up in Minnesota for the 2018 USA Broomball National Championships. The co-rec team I play for, District Charm, won the Co-Rec Class B Championship, so at least I was busy winning!
Anyhow, back to the champions of the West. Michigan softball continued Big Ten play this evening with a match-up against middling Maryland. This one was out of reach early, as a 2-run Aidan Falk double followed by a Katie Alexander sac-fly put Michigan up 3-0 after 1. Falk & Alexander would combine to push across 2 more runs in the 3rd. This time, it was Falk with the sac fly and Alexander with the RBI triple. A Natalie Peters single in the 4th, driving home Natalia Rodriguez, would round out the scoring.
Freshman Meghan Beaubien was once again stellar in the circle. It's become so predictable, especially with an over-matched team like Maryland, that these paragraphs write themselves. A bunt single in the 6th inning was the only thing separating the freshman sensation from another no-hitter. As it was, she went 7 strong, with 7 Ks and not a walk in sight.
The series continues tomorrow at 2 PM.