Bats stay hot for Michigan softball team, Bobby Brosnahan has solid outing for U-M baseball and more Sunday results
This roundup has been updated.
One day after opening Big Ten play with a pair of mercy rule-shortened wins, the Michigan softball team continued its hot streak at the plate with a 6-0 win against Penn State Sunday at Alumni Field.
The No. 20-ranked Wolverines (21-9, 3-0) had a season-high 13 hits, including 3-for-4 efforts from sophomore outfielders Lyndsay Doyle and Nicole Sappingfield.
Freshman pitcher Haylie Wagner improved her record to 15-4 with a two-hit shutout.
Sappingfield, the Wolverines' No. 9 hitter, and junior shortstop Amy Knapp, batting in the No. 7 spot, each had two RBIs. Knapp's coming on a two-run home run in the sixth inning. (Boxscore)
"The bottom of the order is just as important as the rest of the order. We have to make sure that they understand that," Michigan coach Carol Hutchins told MGoBlue.com. "Our championship team's motto was, 'When the bottom of the order comes through, that is when championships are won.' When we can hit through the order, it makes us a very dangerous team."
Michigan 11, IUPU-Fort Wayne 3: Pioneer graduate Bobby Brosnahan allowed one hit through six scoreless innings on the mound and Michigan (11-12) pounded out 16 hits in the final game of its home-opening series. Leadoff hitter Patrick Biondi went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. John Lorenz (3-for-5) and Coley Crank (1-for-3) each hit home runs. (Details)
Eastern Michigan 4, Miami 2: Lee Longo went 2-for-4, including an RBI single in the Eagles' three-run seventh inning, and leadoff hitter Ben Magsig went 2-for-3 with two runs. Winning pitcher Ryan Lavoie allowed four hits and no runs through 5 1/3 innings. (Details)
Michigan 6, Minnesota 1: The No. 20-ranked Wolverines (10-5, 3-0 Big Ten) won their 28th straight Big Ten match in convincing fashion. (Details)
Louisville 6, Eastern Michigan 1: The Eagles' lone point came from No. 6 singles player Marcela Rivero. (Details)
Minnesota 4, Michigan 3: Michigan got a win at No. 1 singles from Evan King but Minnesota swept Nos. 2-4 and the doubles point for the Big Ten victory. (Details)