Michigan rolls, Nebraska falls in Super Regional play

Michigan and Nebraska opened Super Regional action Thursday night, with the former cruising to a 17-3 run-rule victory at No. 3 Florida State and the latter dropping a 6-5 extra-inning affair at No. 1 Alabama. Minnesota, the Big Ten’s third and final Super Regional team, opens play Saturday night at No. 1 Oregon. Catch up on the action in this post.

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MICHIGAN 17, FLORIDA STATE 3 (6) | RECAP | BOX
The No. 13-ranked University of Michigan softball team pounded out 15 hits and put up innings of seven runs and eight runs in a 17-3, six-inning run-rule win at No. 3 Florida State in the opening game of the Tallahassee Regional at JoAnne Graf Field. The win is the most lopsided in Michigan Super Regional history. Michigan holds a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-three series. Game 2 is at 4 p.m. ET Friday, with a if-necessary game to follow.

ALABAMA 6, NEBRASKA 5 (12) | RECAP | BOX
A game-tying homer in the bottom of the seventh inning and a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th powered No. 2 seed Alabama past an error-prone Nebraska softball team, 6-5, in game one of an NCAA Super Regional Thursday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The two home runs were the only two earned runs Nebraska allowed, as four Husker errors led to each of the first four Alabama runs. Game 2 is at 6 p.m. ET Friday, with an if-necessary game to follow.

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negele on 5/23/2014 @ 9:49pm EDT Said:

Although I enjoy watching Michigan’s softball team play, I can’t help but notice how poor fundamentals cost them championships year after year.
Today they choked away two games to a less talented FSU team because of poor hitting, poor baserunning and failure to execute in a close game.
They had the bases loaded, no outs and three straight lefthanded hitters failed to get the ball out of the infield, resulting in no runs in that inning,
Michigan blew the outright Big 10 title, then blew the Big 10 Tournament game and then the Super Regional Championship the exact same way.
Go Blue, get some better athletes who can make plays!
Get some right handed hitters to go with Romero and Lawrence because the lefties fail each year in the tournaments.