college roundup: Michigan softball blanks MSU again (and again); EMU baseball gets walk-off homer and more Sunday results
Haylie Wagner and Sara Driesenga were juniors in high school the last time the Michigan State softball team scored a run against Michigan.
The Wolverines’ two freshman pitchers continued the scoreless streak in front of 2,631 fans at Alumni Field Sunday.
Wagner, who relieved Driesenga in the first game of a doubleheader sweep at Alumni Field, allowed just two hits in 8 2/3 innings of work in the 2-0 and 5-0 victories.
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In the opener, Michigan scored on an RBI single by Ashley Lane in the first inning and an RBI single by Driesenga in the third inning. (Boxscore)
A two-run single by Amy Knapp in the fourth inning of the second game put Michigan ahead. Driesenga and Lauren Sweet hit home runs in a three-run sixth inning. (Boxscore)
Amanda Chidester went 5-for-7 with a two runs scored in two games for the Wolverines.
Sunday’s crowd was the largest to see a Michigan softball game since the opening of the Wilpon Complex in 2008 and the eighth time in program history that attendance has eclipsed 2,000.
Eastern Michigan 6, Toledo 5: Nellie Coquillard went 3-for-3 with four RBIs for Eastern Michigan (17-24, 5-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak. Jessica Richards added three hits, two stolen bases and scored twice. (Details)
Penn State 6, Michigan 4: Michigan rallied for three runs in the top of seventh for a 3-2 lead, but host Penn State responded with three runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning. Coley Crank, Brett Winger and Zack Zott all went 2-for-4 for the Wolverines (16-21, 3-6). Sean Deegan hit a two-run home run in the seventh for Penn State, which was limited to two runs on three hits through six inning by Michigan starter Ben Ballantine. Reliever Alex Lakatos took the loss after allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning. (Details)
Eastern Michigan 8, Central Michigan 7: Brent Ohrman hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Eagles a Mid-American Conference win. Leadoff hitter Ben Magsig (3-for-5, two runs, two RBIs) set up the game-winning homer with a two-out single. Joe Battistelli earned the win after two innings of no-hit relief. (Details)
Women’s water polo
Michigan 7, Hartwick 6: The No. 13-ranked Wolverines won their 11th straight CWPA division title with a win in Bloomington, Ind. Kiki Golden’s fourth goal of the day was the game-winner with 3:55 left in the fourth quarter. (Details)
Michigan 5, Iowa 2: The host Hawkeyes took the top two singles matches, but the No. 14-ranked Wolverines swept the remaining matches to remain tied for first place in the Big Ten standings. (Details)
Michigan 5, Iowa 2: The No. 22 Wolverines won five of six singles flights to win its sixth straight match. Michigan’s three freshmen (Alex Petrone, Eli Brown and Michael Zhu) all won Sunday after losing Saturday against Nebraska. (Details)
Robert Kepler Intercollegiate: Eastern Michigan scored a 939 to finish 14th at the 15-team invitational, which was won by Kent State (898). The Eagles’ Zach MacDougall finished tied for 27th with a three-round score of 230. (Details)
Indiana Invitational: Eastern Michigan (306) finished in third place, one stroke behind Ball State. Host Indiana (298) won the event, which was shortened to 18 holes because of rain. (Details)