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07/28/2018 - 6:05pm UM has lost their last few…

UM has lost their last few games at Wisconsin. 

07/28/2018 - 6:03pm UM has lost there last few…

UM has lost there last few games at Iowa Vladimir. 

07/28/2018 - 5:50pm Hope you are correct at 10-2…

Hope you are correct at 10-2, as I think 8-4 is more likely.  

07/28/2018 - 5:39pm How many kneelers in this…

How many kneelers in this goofy bunch ? 

07/17/2018 - 5:44pm Check the site about the…

Check the site about the same, typically once per day, but post comments less often.  

07/03/2018 - 5:36pm He gone. 

He gone. 

07/02/2018 - 5:41pm Agree.  UM does not support…

Agree.  UM does not support free speech.  Opinions matter !

07/02/2018 - 5:39pm Too bad. 

Too bad. 

07/02/2018 - 5:36pm Yes, they sure are !  

Yes, they sure are !  

07/02/2018 - 5:36pm Yes, they sure are !  

Yes, they sure are !  

07/02/2018 - 5:35pm Boohoo !  

Boohoo !  

07/02/2018 - 5:35pm Boohoo !  

Boohoo !  

06/24/2018 - 5:20pm Big Vol Daddy has long said…

Big Vol Daddy has long said Tennessee is 3 star U, but UM is in strong contention. 

06/21/2018 - 5:46pm I would take the under, as 8…

I would take the under, as 8-4 is more likely.  

06/21/2018 - 5:40pm Good news, hope he can earn…

Good news, hope he can earn some playing time. 

06/18/2018 - 6:57pm Looks OK, nothing to get…

Looks OK, nothing to get excited about. 

06/18/2018 - 6:43pm Looks OK, nothing to get…

Looks OK, nothing to get excited about. 

06/16/2018 - 5:45pm Would not even pay $25 for…

Would not even pay $25 for those shoes. 

06/09/2018 - 5:25pm Agree, as of right now, I…

Agree, as of right now, I prefer the old version.   

06/01/2018 - 5:33pm He gone. 

He gone. 

05/26/2018 - 5:43pm Tora ! Tora ! Tora ! from

Tora ! Tora ! Tora ! from 1970.

05/26/2018 - 5:37pm The Horse Soldiers, a 1959

The Horse Soldiers, a 1959 Civil War movie. 

05/20/2018 - 5:43pm Most of the accolades listed

Most of the accolades listed were accomplished when this Senior class were Frosh and Sophs.  As Juniors and Seniors, they have one BIG regular season title (this year).

They have been ousted from their first game in the BIG tourney two years in a row by MSU, did not qualify to host a NCAA regional, and did not win a NCAA regional.  A true measure of the class is what they did as Juniors and Seniors, and the result is not that impressive by UM softball standards.  

05/20/2018 - 2:07pm Strike out looking, sums up

Strike out looking, sums up Michigan's postseason play.  Just as well I guess, as this team would likely take a whoopin' from Kentucky.   

05/20/2018 - 1:50pm Michigan had 118 HR In 2015,

Michigan had 118 HR In 2015, 86 in 2016, 54 in 2017, and only 44 this year.  Not a good trend.    

05/20/2018 - 1:14pm Last night Kentucky had no

Last night Kentucky had no problem hitting this ND pitcher, but Michigan has only scored 1 run against her in 11 innings. 

05/20/2018 - 12:40pm Falk hit better as a Junior,

Falk hit better as a Junior, batting .347, although she tied for the team lead in strikeouts with 23 (in 150 AB).   This year her average is down to .308, and she is leading the team in strikeouts with 43 (in 159 AB).    

05/20/2018 - 12:13pm Hitting from the DP slot

Hitting from the DP slot continues to be a weak spot.   

05/20/2018 - 10:53am I expect Schaefer to pitch a

I expect Schaefer to pitch a lot of innings next year.  Who else is going to back up our #1 pitcher ?  I don't think they have an elite pitcher in the freshman class next year. 

05/20/2018 - 10:48am Good summary post, but South

Good summary post, but South Carolina has not been eliminated.  They beat Hofstra yesterday on a walkoff HR.  They will have to beat Liberty twice today to advance.  

05/19/2018 - 10:17am Any TV coverage of the

Any TV coverage of the Michigan game on Saturday at 12:30 ? 

05/18/2018 - 8:22pm Plus

outscored 11-1 in those two games.  

05/18/2018 - 4:56pm Agreed.

After dumping a gatorade cooler on Hutch, this team is 0-3 and has been outscored 21-2. 

05/18/2018 - 4:29pm This team needs

EnergyFirst signs to get motivated ?  Maybe they are just plain tuckered out. 

05/18/2018 - 3:52pm 3 innings left

for Michigan to bat.  Do you think they will score at least 1 run ?  Between this game and the last two games against MSU & OSU, Michigan has scored 1 run in 16 innings. 

05/13/2018 - 10:58pm Michigan played ND twice

in February down at FSU invitational and they split.  So they will be familiar with each other.  

05/13/2018 - 10:47pm Good summary.

Wisconsin was in the last 4 in, and Nebraska was in the last 4 out.  Would you rather have Michigan's spot or Minnesota's ?  

05/12/2018 - 10:26am Agree the roster

would be better if they were in the SEC conference, but I'm just stating that this current UM team as BIG regular season champs would not fare well.  I'm sure Beaubien would get them some wins, but this weak hitting lineup would really struggle against SEC pitching. 

05/12/2018 - 9:33am Lou Allan could be good,

but she has not impressed thus far, hope that is due to recovering from her injury.  I recall this board talking up how great a recruit Sobczak was a few years ago, and she is currently not getting any playing time on a weak hitting team.  If those highly rated recruits don't make an impact next season, this team will struggle at the plate.  

05/12/2018 - 9:20am Congrats to Michigan

for winning the BIG regular season, but it came against a really SOFT schedule.  They finished 18-3 in the regular BIG schedule, and 11 of those wins were against bad teams (Rutgers, PSU, MD, and Purdue).   OSU was the only team they played that will get an at large bid to the NCAA.   

Would be interesting to see where UM would finish if they played in the SEC, where almost every team will make the NCAA.   My guess is that they would have ended up around the middle of the conference at best.  




05/12/2018 - 1:14am MSU taking Michigan

to the woodshed tonight.  Pitching, hitting, and fielding all struggling.  Looks like a 3 seed for Michigan in the NCAA regional. 

05/12/2018 - 12:38am Michigan has scored only 4 runs

against this MSU pitcher in the last 2 1/2 games (dating back to last year's BIG tourney).  The UM batters look out of sync against her.  

05/12/2018 - 12:03am MSU pitcher is dominant

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. 

05/08/2018 - 8:52am Michigan needs

 better pitching from their #2 and #3 pitchers.  They are going to struggle to win regionals having to rely solely on the #1.  Last two games that Beaubien did not pitch, UM lost to Western 8-2 and lost to OSU 10-1.    If pitching continues that bad, they won't win BIG tourney.   

05/07/2018 - 9:01pm Would you rather play Nebraska or MSU

in the first game ?  I would say Nebraska, recall MSU beat Michigan early in the tourney last year.   That same MSU pitcher came close to beating Michigan a few weeks ago in Ann Arbor, with UM winning 1-0.   She was not available to pitch against UM a week ago due to a scheduled arm injection treatment (UM won that one 8-0).    

05/07/2018 - 8:53pm SEC tourney starts on Wednesday,

while BIG tourney starts Thursday.    Both tourneys have the same number of teams, but the BIG tourney plays the semifinals and final game on the same day, whereas the SEC tourney plays the final game on a separate day.  I recall a couple years ago Michigan fans complaining about playing in the late afternoon semifinal, and then having to play the final game minutes later, which they lost.  Having a weak #2 pitcher makes it tough to win both games on the same day.  

05/05/2018 - 7:48am PSU is not very good,

and their record is now 9-39 this season with the win over Minnesota.   

05/02/2018 - 5:33pm I would say they did not punt

the WMU game.  They wanted to save the #1 pitcher for today's game against MSU.  UM played their regular lineup in the field, and they could only score 2 runs.  Plus our #2 and #3 pitchers did not have a good outing.   WMU just took them to the woodshed yesterday.   

05/02/2018 - 5:27pm Hosting a regional

is largely dependent on RPI, and a team must be in the top 16 RPI ranking.   Last year Minnesota ended the season ranked in the top 10 polls, won the BIG regular season and tourney titles, but did not host a regional.  Minnesota was #17 in RPI and had to travel to Alabama to play #16 RPI Crimson Tide. 

05/02/2018 - 4:46pm I don't see how Michigan

will be a nightmare matchup in the regional, when they struggle to take 2 out of 3 from a below .500 Indiana team, get taken to the woodshed by Western, and struggle to beat MSU.  

The hitting on this team is not strong enough to win a regional.  Remember they were beaten easily by Washington in a regional last year.